ccakes, BSN, RN 3,168 Views
Joined Apr 15, '07 - from 'Austin, Texas'.
ccakes is a Infusion Nurse.
She has '7' year(s) of experience.
Posts: 112 (31% Liked)
I graduated from UTA last year with my BSN (RN-BSN) great school!! Even took statistics online and made and "A" [emoji15] good luck y'all! It's a terrific school!
I was wondering if yall could help me to identify the appropriate PPE for handling Cytoxin. Currently my manager says that since our facility has the hood, we do not need any kind of face protection. From what all I have found, one needs a gown, gloves, goggles and respirator. Does all this include the use of the hood? Or does the hood replace the need for facial protection. Also would a face mask with eye shield in addition to the hood be appropriate? Thanks in advance.
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!
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