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    Fiona59, Paws2people, audreysmagic, and 18 others like this.

    I would look for another job, unfortunately. We self-schedule too, but management reserves the right to "balance" (change) the schedule before it's released. Unless you have a signed agreement of the hours you are available, I think your management can do the same.

    On a personal note (and maybe I shouldn't go there) since you'll be making some sacrifices, I think it's personally reasonable to ask dad to share some responsibility. While I can sympathize with challenges of working moms, I don't get why the challenges are not spread equally amongst partners.

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    jesusignazio and Elfriede like this.

    Agreed. Kind of like our health care system in general though-- dedicated to improving the health of those that can afford it.

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    Yeah, sounds pretty overkill.

    We usually just call two-- the charge nurse and staffing office/nurse sup (depends on shift).

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    linzipinzi likes this.

    I almost flunked my first anatomy exam because I hated just memorizing names and parts. Pathology actually makes you understand function and pathways, which was a bit easier for me to study.

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    brownbook likes this.

    Quote from Northsky
    I am honestly not sure...I have just spent SO much time on our peds floor that to some degree I feel like they will expect me to know more that the other students...or hold me to a higher standard...it is the nurses who sign off on competencies so yeah..may I am worried about nothing
    Honestly, it would be fun to show you what goes on "behind the scenes." I wouldn't be afraid.

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    jennylee321 likes this.

    It's tough. I would only sign up for 8 hr shifts while pumping because of supply issues, etc. and couldn't ever pump more than 2-3 oz at a time. I would pump twice in the 8 hrs so it would probably be similar to your 12 hr schedule tho. I would also pump in the car on the way to/from work to try to offset decreased time nursing, even though I'd also nurse before leaving and upon coming home. By 10-12 months I still had to dip into my tiny freezer stash. Anyway, just do the best you can and try not to stress about it too much.

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    Quote from ThePrincessBride
    You have twenty-five years of experience and only make 65k/base? Where on Earth do you live?
    That is the average annual pay for nursing. I don't think it's unusually low. Nursing often don't reflect years if experience (or we reach the ceiling pretty quickly).

  • 22

    I came here just to like your post.

    Haha... my likes generally mean I found your post humorous or that I agree with you. I may also like a post where I'm quoted to acknowledge that post. I generally don't like every post unless it's a particularly flaming thread.

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    sevensonnets likes this.

    It's possible but for higher acuity areas you will probably have to start full time/near full time to gain competence. But you may be able, after some experience, to switch to full time er/neonatal/etc and keep your medsurg job prn.

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    I did a paid summer exterm ship between my junior and senior year. Although it paid about the same as my nursing assistant job, it was a pretty valuable experience. I got to take on what felt like more responsibility and feel like a nurse as opposed to a student. Also, a few of the other program participants got rn job offers at the end.

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    Quote from KatieMI
    1). There are, in fact, multiple businesses for that. I just dealth with PreceptorLink and my experience was excellent, so I feel ok recommending it.
    2). Why "yikes"? If schools do not want to do their jobs for arranging good preceptorships, then someone will use this market niche.

    Just in case you do not know: there are similar businesses for PA and even MD students. If you happened to be in third-range med school but want a residency in a competitive narrow field specialty like ophthalmology, you might have to find your own clinical placement. Likewise, there are people who make money out of that - only it costs whole way more.
    Yikes because I believe schools should be responsible for placing their students. Clinicals are the most important part of clinicians' education. It's bass-akwards that schools don't ensure proper placements and instead they essentially force students to pay someone else to do it for them.

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    poppycat, HIPAAPotamus, Mavrick, and 2 others like this.

    I hear all DNEs eventually get diabetes.

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    Wow... there's a business now for that. Yikes.

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    Phone, work email, or text. Mostly email. Only text and calls for urgent matters. Managers are pretry good about not calling on days off unless needed.

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    As long as you were polite, I don't think you will have a problem. We all have families, and some of them are sick and we are likewise involved in their care. So even though some nurses may not have agreed with you and thought you were a bit demanding, there's a good chance they still "get it" and don't hold it against you.

    If you were less than polite, then they may not like you personally but they will still likely be professional.


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