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youngvil, BSN, RN 1,730 Views

Joined Feb 15, '09 - from 'Northern NY'. youngvil is a Surgical Services. She has '25' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Ambulatory/PACU'. Posts: 17 (24% Liked) Likes: 9

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    I have been a nurse for over twenty years and though I love it. I don't know that I would want my daughter to choose this profession. Well too bad for what I want. My 17 year old has decided to become a nurse. I will support her and give her the best advise I know. I want to find the best nursing school but also the most affordable. I can't wait for her to read your article. It couldn't have been put any better. Thank you Ruby.

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    This is currently a hot topic in our endoscopy unit. Our new clinical coordinator changed some of our policies and procedures. She has added that nurses are required to wear mask during colonoscopies. What is the practice at your hospitals? Is this the standard?

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    Maggie,
    Would you being willing to share your pain intervention policies with me. I just took a job as a clinical coordinator and this is my first assignment. My email is youngvil@hotmail.com. I would be very grateful. Isabelle

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    I was recently appointed to a Clinical Coordinator position in an Ambulatory Care Unit. My first assignment is to write up a policy and procedure for the procedures we do in our pain clinic. I am a member of Aspan. I have visited this site and have not found much for resources. Is there anyone who could help to direct me in the right direction? I am working with very little. Any help would really be appreciated.

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    i live in very northern new york. The starting salary for my area is about $25 an hour. I have been an RN for over 10 years and I currently make close to $34 and hour.

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    I have worked as a staff RN for over 12 years, a LPN for 6 years prior. I will finish my BSN this summer. I was approach by my manager a couple weeks ago and informed of reorganization changes coming. I was told the hospital was creating two clinical coordinator jobs and they would like me to apply. I feel this would be a great opportunity and I will gain a greater perspective of the management side of nursing. I have been in the NYSNA for my whole career. I have no doubts with my professional ability but a few close nurse friends are discouraging me from applying. When cut backs come, middle management often gets cut and there is a chance the pay will be less. I gain greater flexibility with my schedule as a salary nurse. Are there any nurses out there that have made the transition from staff(union) nurse to management? What has been your experience and would you do it again if given the opportunity to do it again? Any advise?

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    I began my career as a LPN first. I spent 5 years working in an acute care facility. I worked right along side many RNs, often doing the same things and they were making more than I was. I decided to go back to school and become a RN. That was twelve years ago. I a few credits away from completing my BSN and have applied to a Master NP program for the fall. I would not trade my training and working as a LPN for anything. Take the route that works best for you and your family. It does require a lot of time for studying. All worth it in the end. This is one of the most rewarding and respected professions. I love being a nurse. My sister is a nurse and two of my nieces have become nurses. Good luck to you. You can not go wrong with either choice. RNs do make more money and have many more opportunities for employment. http

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    I am 42 and look forward to many more years of nursing.

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    I live in New York State and am currently enrolled in an online RN to BSN program. I started out at SUNY Plattsbrugh. I switched to an out of state school. I am enrolled at Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences. The are accredited. I have no regrets. I work full time and have a teenage daughter. They offer trimesters. You take classes year round. I will be done in less than 2 years.

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    Zookeeper3 likes this.

    I live in New York State and the State is mandating all healthcare workers to get the H1N1 and flu vaccine this year. If you don't get the vaccines, you will not be allowed to work. Our union representative from NYSNA say we have to get the vaccines. All employees at the hospital were I am employed will be receiving the vaccines. I am fine with the Flu vaccine but have concerns with the H1N1 and the unreleased data.

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    Hello Fellow NY Nurses
    I live in the one of the most northern parts of NY. I am 3 hours north of Syracuse and 45 minutes south of Canada. Hope to hear from all you other NY Nurses.

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    Mrs. SnowStormRN likes this.

    I work in an ambulatory care unit. We also cover the PACU. The requirements at my hospital are ACLS, PALS, BLS, and an Critical Care Course. You have to have good assessment skills, great at working IVs and a fair amount of teaching. I love my job. I decided to become an ambulatory nurse after working as a float. I worked all the hospital and loved the pace of the work day in this department. It is a very fast paced unit. Some days we turns the stretchers over between 4 to 5 patients. Good luck on your quest to become an ambulatory care nurse. You are off to a good start with your med-surg experience.

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    I worked at Samaritan Medical Center seven years ago. I was a med-surg nurse at the time and took a position on an ortho unit. I worked here for a year. I left to get a position closer to home. It was a hour compute. If I lived closer I would still be working here. The staffing was sufficient most days. But like all hospital some days you work harder than others. In 2002 I as a nurse with a few years of experience made $25/hr. They are a union hospital. Good luck and welcome to Northern New York.:spin:

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    I see this happening in the hospital that I work in. I am a preceptor for the ambulatory unit I work on. There are nurses that have worked on this unit for over 25 years. One has said to me, "I don't know know how you put up with the new people?" That is the attitude that new grads are faced. Students are oftened viewed as annoying and bothersome. I have taken every opportunity to pass on injections, foley insertions, and involvement in those things that are seen everyday.

    I feel all hospitals should provide an internship for these new grads. Pair them up with a preceptor for at least a year. Schedule them on the same shift for the first years. Be selective of the preceptors. I love being a preceptor and look forward to new grads. They keep up current and on our toes.

    My niece graduated in May 2008 with her BSN. It has taken her until this month to get a full time job. She is starting on a 12 nights on med-surg. I feel for her. There is a lack of support for nurses on med-surg. Though there is shortage, where are all jobs. I feel new grads can do well in specialty areas if they have an extended orientation of at least 6 months. They should spend time working with other departments during this orientation, suchs radiology, respiratory, and even anesthesia.:redpinkhe

    Hang in there new grads. If you can giveit a year you will find it to be a very rewarding career. Remember your first job is not what you will be doing the rest of your life. There are so many opportunities within nursing. I am heading toward my 20th years and have had at least 6 different jobs.


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