ccakes, BSN, RN 3,028 Views
Joined Apr 15, '07 - from 'Austin, Texas'.
ccakes is a Infusion Nurse.
She has '7' year(s) of experience.
Posts: 112 (29% Liked)
I started out on nights. It's a big adjustment mentally with those hours. But in all honesty it's a perfect shift to learn without being overwhelmed by all the day hustle and bustle. You'll do great. Good luck!
Seems to be a hot button for nurses in general, and pulls them in from the general site.[/QUOTE]
Darn right this is a hot topic. At least for me it is. I get highly offended/annoyed when MAs get called nurses. Happens on a daily basis and it seems to be happening a lot from doctors!! I worked insanely hard to get my degree and would appreciate it if other people in the medical profession recognized that. I'm not saying I don't value my MAs. Would just be nice if the general public and others would notice the difference. One of the hospitals here have gone to color coding the staff so that the patient could be able to tell the nurse from the housekeeper and so on.
I think there are nurses out there who just don't like to teach. I love teaching and loved nursing students and loved orienting new nurses. I was there once and remembered how horrible I felt my first semester as a nursing student, being treated poorly by an overworked exhausted nurse.
Don't take it personally. Teaching isn't meant for everyone. Write down any questions you have, ask your instructor or first before you even go there maybe ask your fellow students. Y'all can at least say you researched it and couldn't figure it out.
I like job 2!! OR plus peds specialty = highly desirable by future employers if ya ask me!! Also the lower pay will be a second thought when you are not sitting in traffic (which I do daily blah!!). I did an OR externship and there were mean doctors and some nice doctors. I think that applies anywhere you go to be honest. Congrats on so many job offers! So exciting!
I agree with previous poster. I hated med-surg!!!! I don't know how some of those nurses stayed for as long as they did. I did both nights and days and felt like I was a pain pill dispenser.
Specialize specialize specialize!!
I agree apply to both places. I did my ADN first. It was a very loooonnnnggggg wait to get in. I did all my non-nursing classes that were required to graduate first while I was waiting to get into the program. Then once I was accepted in all I had to worry about were the nursing courses!
I later went back to school and got my BSN online while I was working. It was great!
I mix the biologics to be infused to our patients. I use dosage calculations on a daily basis!!!!!! We have a new nurse in our department who has a hard time figuring out how to get 25mg of Benadryl out of 50mg vial......... Yeah kinda scary right.
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