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ThePrincessBride, BSN, RN 34,018 Views

Joined Jun 13, '10 - from 'Somewhere'. She has '1 RN, 3 tech' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med-Surg, NICU'. Posts: 1,942 (60% Liked) Likes: 5,105

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  • May 28

    I don't want to get too identifying, but it wasn't anything serious like giving lovenox to an actively bleeding patient!

    I just feel put out. I already have a hard time asking for help because I know that this isn't the most supportive environment (this NICU has incredibly high turnover rate). This just makes me not want to ask at all. These are the type of nurses that throw you under the bus for every little thing. I wanted to stay here for a solid year, but now, I am hoping to just survive for one and leave for a better unit.

  • May 28

    I don't want to get too identifying, but it wasn't anything serious like giving lovenox to an actively bleeding patient!

    I just feel put out. I already have a hard time asking for help because I know that this isn't the most supportive environment (this NICU has incredibly high turnover rate). This just makes me not want to ask at all. These are the type of nurses that throw you under the bus for every little thing. I wanted to stay here for a solid year, but now, I am hoping to just survive for one and leave for a better unit.

  • May 28

    So I literally just got off orientation and I am in a new specialty, so of course I won't be perfect.

    Just got an email from a nurse who cc'd part of management highlighting issues she had coming off after my shift. Nothing dangerous or life threatening. One of the mistakes I made, she made as well.

    I really don't know how to respond other then, "Thanks, but no thanks for throwing me under the bus! And by the way, you made the same error!"

    I was running my ass all night doing a lot that some of the other nurses even admitted that they would pass on to day shift, so I am ticked about this. I know now to avoid this girl who wants to "help" me.

    How should I respond if I at all? I have taken her feedback and all, and emailing me about my errors isn't what bother me, her emailing me and adding management on is what rubs me the wrong way.

    Damn. Out of orientation for a few shifts and I am already being thrown under the bus!

  • May 27

    Technically, it was at an ecf but I quit a few days in. Ha ha!

    Second job was in med-surg. I still work there casually.

    Third job is my dream job: newborn ICU. Love it!

  • May 27

    I used to be that nursing student who refused to work nights. But then I realized just how difficult it would be and how many opportunities I would be giving up in order to get a day shift opportunity.

    Pediatrics is a difficult specialty to get into. You would almost certainly be cutting yourself off from it if you refused to work nights (in most of the country, anyway).

    I was offered a bedside position on a day shift unit. However, the organization was a hot mess. Giving day shift positions to new grads is often a red flag that something is amiss. The more desirable jobs will require newbies to put in a minimum of one year on nights before getting onto days.

  • May 27

    Technically, it was at an ecf but I quit a few days in. Ha ha!

    Second job was in med-surg. I still work there casually.

    Third job is my dream job: newborn ICU. Love it!

  • May 26

    Well I have a date coming up from online. Nervous out of my mind!

  • May 26

    Well I have a date coming up from online. Nervous out of my mind!

  • May 25

    Well I have a date coming up from online. Nervous out of my mind!

  • May 25

    Well I have a date coming up from online. Nervous out of my mind!

  • May 25

    Quote from KindaBack
    Get an ED job and land yourself a firefighter or a police officer.
    Boom chicka wow wow!

    I love me a firefighter!

  • May 25

    Quote from Purple_roses
    NurseGirl I can relate. I found one of my best friends and running buddies through Tinder of all places! We never went on a date and never flirted, but we just really work as friends. It's perfect! The guy I'm dating now I actually met on POF half a year ago. We never dated, simply became friends. And now we're dating (casually).

    Also--this is obvious but I'm just throwing it out there--I don't let guys pick me up from my house. They literally have to know me for months before they find out where exactly I live. Plus, if the date goes bad, you can leave whenever you please.
    I would add not to go to their place either. Just today this guy online invited me to coffee and then gave me the address to his place.

    He seemed quite confused when I told him I wasn't looking for a hookup and he said he wasn't either (then why invite some stranger you've only messaged once over to place???).

  • May 23

    Quote from TheCommuter
    I entered nursing for the pay, advancement opportunities, flexibility, career mobility, and educational progression. So far I've reaped all of these benefits from my nursing career and have no regrets.
    No shame in that!

    Nursing is a highly stressful job, and nurses in general are severely underpaid for what is expected.

  • May 23

    The guys I have come across on okcupid have been very unimpressive, but I am glad it worked out for you.

    I think I need to do a paid website. Eharmony sounds awesome.


    Quote from RosieEm
    I met my husband on OkCupid while working nights, weekends and holidays as well. After we started dating, he would wake me up at 6 pm to bring me dinner (breakfast for me) before going off to my night shift. After he started staying over at my apartment, I would always bring him breakfast from work. It worked out great while we were dating. However, after becoming engaged, he moved in and we both decided it would be best for me to switch to day shift and now I love being able to go to sleep next to my husband every night. It is very much do-able, especially if you do online dating.

    Good luck!

  • May 23

    Quote from Purple_roses
    NurseGirl I can relate. I found one of my best friends and running buddies through Tinder of all places! We never went on a date and never flirted, but we just really work as friends. It's perfect! The guy I'm dating now I actually met on POF half a year ago. We never dated, simply became friends. And now we're dating (casually).

    Also--this is obvious but I'm just throwing it out there--I don't let guys pick me up from my house. They literally have to know me for months before they find out where exactly I live. Plus, if the date goes bad, you can leave whenever you please.
    I would add not to go to their place either. Just today this guy online invited me to coffee and then gave me the address to his place.

    He seemed quite confused when I told him I wasn't looking for a hookup and he said he wasn't either (then why invite some stranger you've only messaged once over to place???).


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