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By sbostonRN

Joined Jun 22, '08 - from 'Boston metro area'. sbostonRN is a Nurse!. She has '2.5' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med/Surg, Rehab'. Posts: 524 (31% Liked) Likes: 327

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  1. They do have a policy that you must obtain your BSN within 5 years of hire. But I was already enrolled in a BSN program,...
    May 11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  2. I would not go to a for profit school when there are so many BSN programs out now. I got a hospital job with my ASN but...
    May 10
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  3. We don't even stock the incontinence briefs at my hospital. If a patient wants them, they have to bring their own but we...
    May 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. I unfortunately had to remove my tragus piercing for nursing school and it healed over by the time I graduated. It stinks, I...
    Apr 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Honestly I think it's a totally normal reaction to seeing something like that for the first time. I get grossed out by...
    Apr 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I asked for a longer orientation at my job and my manager was happy to give me an extra week. It doesn't hurt to ask, but...
    Apr 26
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. And yes, it's much much less stressful than nursing. You do have to do a good job but you aren't responsible for life and...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. I was a med tech before becoming an RN. I switched because I was bored and felt unchallenged. It's a good, stable career...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. We practice assessments on each other with loose clothing/tank tops. Everything remains covered. I agree with previous...
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. I usually like to keep a pair in my pocket for emergencies. Like if I run into a room and my fall risk patient is halfway to...
    Apr 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. We do self-scheduling at my current job, but like KelRN215 said, it's more like a "wish list". I am able to request off any...
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. BS in Biology with a minor in Psych and Chemistry.
    Apr 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. I've only been called off once in 6 months and it was for a shift I had picked up. Usually nurses can call the staffing...
    Apr 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I would give it time. Your boss knows you want FT status so it's just a matter of time. Is there a lot of turnover on your...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. As I said in my previous post, I just started back to school for my BSN (2.5 years as an RN). In one of my classes we're...
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I waited two years before starting back for my BSN and am happy with that decision. I was able to feel grounded in my new...
    Mar 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I went from a snf to ltac hospital and am now on acute care. It's possible. If you have a rehab hospital in your area you...
    Mar 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I went from being a medical technologist to a nurse and it was and is the biggest regrets of my life. I know you may not...
    Mar 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. It does get better and you'll remember this feeling and be supportive to other newbies. There will always be tough days but...
    Mar 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. I work med/surg and work four 8-hour shifts per week. Almost all our nurses are part time, either 24 or 32 hours with a mix...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice

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