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    RainMom likes this.

    It's clearly different because I don't toilet people in public and the hospital provides ppe to protect us. Can't use bleach wipes on top because it's fabric. Will on underside though for sure. It was decided with upper management to wear surgical cover for those rooms. Thanks for the replies.

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    icuRNmaggie likes this.

    I agree with the others comments. 90,000 is way to much debt. If you're having doubts have you thought about going for LPN first so you can get a feel for what RN's do? I am a fairly new nurse (3 years post bsn) and I still wish I would have started as a practical nurse first. Bedside nursing as an Rn way to stressfull for me and I would have concluded that had I went for practical nursing first and would have chose a different career path. Maybe see if you can shadow an Rn somewhere before making your final decision. I wish I would have done that as well.

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    My hospital allows nurses to work with cam walkers on as long as you have a toe protector on. My question is is it hospitals responsibility to provide something to cover my cam walker in c diff patient rooms? I have called our infection control nurse and all she said was I can go to employee health and see if they can get me a cover. My thought is if they're going to allow me back with this and I have no option but to wear it in my home as well that theyes should provide some sort of cover even a surgical bootie but maybe I'm wrong in thinking so. I certainly don't want to bring c diff into my home. Thoughts anyone?

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    Thanks for responding! I have 2 interviews set up but they're both scheduled almost a month a part so have a feeling if the 1st interview offers me a position I'll have to decide before the other interview which would be a bummer. The bright side- I got both interviews!!

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    I currently work on neuroscience/spine unit and had applied for a position on OB unit at same hospital awhile back and hadn't heard anything for awhile and a position came up on Rehab unit so applied for that one as well. Well I ended up receiving a call from OB unit and set up an interview for a month from now and just received another call to set up an interview for Rehab. Is it ok to interview for 2 different units is same hospital am currently working in? I guess it would really give me the opportunity to see which unit I would enjoy the most and get a feel for both unit managers. And how would i go about talking to my current manager? Any comments appreciated!

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    Upon graduation from nursing school I had an interview on family birthing unit (where I have always thought I've wanted to be, spent hours watching labor and delivery shows, etc.) and was told if they would have been hiring 1 more I would have got the job at that time. I received interview not long after at same hospital on neuroscience/spine floor and took the job and have been there for 1 year n 5 months and recently landed interview on family birthing again. This hospital though trains RN's on labor and delivery first now and then to postpartum and I really feel like it would be better for me all around to begin on postpartum. I want to really get to know population before jumping right into Labor and delivery which is a lot more intense and a lot more to learn. Is it ok to ask to start in postpartum? I know a nurse that works on that floor (went to school with her) and she told me to just ask them. And what would you give for a reason without loosing opportunity all together? Honestly I'm not sure I want the position if I have to jump right into labor and delivery. Comments are much appreciated.

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    Thanks for the replies! I'm deffinetly going to apply again just going to make sure I have references lined up this time around. Will deffinetly proceed with caution, that's why plan to keep my current job for awhile or go casual there so I have something if it's not working out there.

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    Fiona59 likes this.

    The hard part for me as a mom was working 12 hour shifts. A weekend of 12 hour shifts was too much time away from my son. He's little yet and they grow so fast so I felt like I missed out on a lot. Now I'm part-time 8 hour shifts and is working a lot better for my son and I. Maybe consider part-time or casual as someone else had mentioned.

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    I applied for a position as an RN and had 1 phone interview and 2 in person. Did not get the job. They have an opening again, now 5 months later. Can I apply again? I really want this job! Also, just not sure who to use for personal references which I'm thinking is probably the reason I didn't get the job last time (horrible I know but one of my references was unavailable at the time they were trying to contact them and didn't know til to late). The nurses I would like to use that I feel know my work ethic best (have only worked as RN for 1 year), I'm just not sure I can trust to keep from telling other coworkers that am applying elsewhere. At this point, I really don't want my supervisor to know am applying even though I'm considering doing both. Any thoughts?

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    I deffinetly agree with the back-pedaling. Thanks so much for replying I had actually forgotten about the thank you letter! Whew! Thanks for reminding me! I'm still not sure though how to get my point across as to why clinic nursing and not acute care. I know how I feel about it but don't know how the right way to say it would be. Clinic would be more routine/focused, a different type of stress, not so many patients, slower-paced, patients are stable.

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    Joe V likes this.

    So I have been in acute care (neuroscience and spine unit) for almost 6 months and can no longer handle the stresses of this job. I run, run, run and hardly ever get my breaks and have lost a lot of weight. I recently had an interview at a clinic and I really want this job- I really think that I would thrive there and enjoy it. I really had a tough time describing to them why I wanted to leave acute care as I was afraid of saying the wrong thing so I said something like "I would thrive in an environment where things are more routine and narrowed" and I'm not sure I was clear enough or that they understood. I dunno, what would have been the appropriate response to why I wanted to leave acute care? I tried to focus more on why I want to work there- that I think I would enjoy it and hope to stay there long term. Also, when you leave the interview and they give you a card and say contact me with any questions that come up that you may have forgotten, do they really want you to contact them. I guess I'm wondering if I shouldn't call back and try to clarify why this job would be a better fit for me than acute care and ask about her management type/etc. as I had forgotten to do this. What are your thoughts?

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    I have been on the floor now on my own for about 3 months (I'm a new grad RN on a neuro and spine unit). So last night was one of the worst shifts I've ever had and again (this happens way more than I'd like it to and all too often I dread going to work) I'm left to wonder if I should apply for a different job or change my career. I hardly have time to take breaks it seems, like ALL THE TIME and I'm someone who has a hard time going a long time without eating (I weigh 100 lbs and can't afford to loose anymore weight and have a super fast metabolism). I'm lucky if I get more than 1 break and that's on 12 hour shifts. I can never ever get out on time (up to an hour after shift is done) and it's getting so frustrating especially since my child is left to sit at daycare and I'm wondering when daycare is going to get fed up with me showing up late to pick him up all the time. I like what I do (I absolutely don't like that there's sooooo much I don't know as a new grad RN) and I feel like my patients are kept safe while I'm working it just takes me longer to do things because I have sooooooo much learning to do and I struggle a little in the confidence department. If I'm not for sure on something, I have to ask about it. Will this get any better? Or do I need to look for a different job or possibly a different career?? I dunno, maybe I just wasn't meant to be a nurse. :-(

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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    I hardly know anything about LTC nursing. However I do have regular contact with a large number of nursing students and new grad nurses. It cracks me up when I read articals about how supposedly the baby boomers are going to need so many nurses to care for them. One thing I have learned in dealing with many nursing students and new grads is that almost none of them want to take care of old people. When I ask what area of nursing they want to go into I hear L&D, peds, PICU, NICU, ICU, ER. I can't remember ever once having a student or new grad tell me they want to work LTC. This is particularly true for BSN students / grads.
    I assume that many of the new nurses will be forced to work LTC in order to find a job and some of those will discover they really like it and stick with it. Others will bide their time in LTC until they can get an acute care job and I bet that lots of those will leave nursing altogether if that acute care job doesn't come along rather than take care of the elderly.
    I forget the title but recently here on AN there was an article about the coming need for nurses to care for an aging population and how since nurses tend to work within a few miles of where they went to high school there is a need for more nursing programs in some areas. I laughted to myself thinking "ya but those nurses don't WANT to take care of those old people".
    A lot of patients in the hospital though are older patients so I don't think it has to do with taking care of "old people". I think it might have to do with the LTC facilities themselves and lack of funding, etc.

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    I was told by other nurses that once you go into LTC, it's hard to get back out as far as other places hiring you even if you've had previous experience. Don't quote me on this though.

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    Thanks so much!! Your feedback deffinetly gave me confidence! The hospital is a Stroke Center so I am going to try to get that certification asap.


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