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himilayaneyes, MSN, APRN 5,852 Views

Joined Jul 4, '10 - from 'Florida'. himilayaneyes is a ARNP. She has 'since 2008' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Critical Care/Coronary Care Unit,'. Posts: 502 (44% Liked) Likes: 660

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  • Mar 14

    If you're already a nurse, I suggest you work per-diem somewhere or even better for a staffing agency. Most staffing agencies require you to work once every 90 days while a lot of per-diem placed require 3-4x/month. However, they also require at least one year of experience. If you're not a nurse yet and just want to use nursing to "fall back on" as you say...I honestly suggest you don't become a nurse. It's really easy to get burned out in this profession, particularly for those who didn't really want to be nurses and just wanted financial stability. My advice is to follow your dream...and if your dream isn't nursing...don't do yourself (or patients) a disservice b/c you'll only regret it in the end. Good luck.

  • Jan 25

    Love the astronaut thing...hilarious. People definitely throw around the term nurse too lightly. You hear secretaries calling themselves nurses b/c they work at a hospital or MD office...you feel like saying ok nurse come assess this patient and perform CPR on the one who's crashing nurse just to see the looks on their faces...better yet have them explain everything that's going on to patient families. It should be against the law to call yourself a nurse if you're not a licensed nurse.

  • Oct 13 '15

    I believe that nursing students and new nurses have the responsibility to know their resources (e.g., research, med-surg nursing manual, etc.). You shouldn't just ask a million and one questions but take the initiative to do some research into topics yourself as well. New nurses need to learn to deal with constructive criticism. However, the criticism must be constructive..a learning experience..and not simply an attempt to berate/belittle someone. We have all been new at some point and everyone learns at a different pace. People who don't like to teach should simply refuse to precept/teach and if forced to do so...well find a new profession. The "young one" you're eating may just be your nurse one day and I hope to God for your sake that you treated him/her decently.

  • Sep 25 '15

    Get your ACLS, take a critical care course. Volunteer to float to ICU all the time. Harass the ICU manager until they hire you. Good luck.

  • Sep 25 '15

    Get your ACLS, take a critical care course. Volunteer to float to ICU all the time. Harass the ICU manager until they hire you. Good luck.

  • Aug 25 '15

    It's so true....everyone and their mother is a nurse. You talk to them and find out their a CNA or hospital secretary. RN is definitely a title you bust your butt to earn. The funny part is that if these "perpetrators" portray themselves as nurses and say go into someone's home to care for them as a nurse...they can prosecuted. Be proud of who you are. Maybe hospitals should make a list...CNA not a nurse, Unit secretary not a nurse, Janitor not a nurse, Resp therapy not a nurse, phlebotomist not a nurse, you plan on going to nursing school...still not a nurse. You graduated from nursing school...awesome...still not a nurse yet. Just b/c you work at a hospital or doctor's office..not a nurse. Nurse equals someone who passed the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN and has a nursing license. Patients should start asking to see our nursing licenses since everyone these days is a nurse.

  • Jun 19 '15

    I'm not arching my eyebrows and putting on makeup to come to work. As long as I have bathed, my scrubs are pressed, and my teeth brushed...I'm good. As far as I'm concerned, they better be glad I even show up to work....seeing as how I'm tempted to call out all the time (I don't, but I think about it...)Quite frankly I don't care what the nurse looks like as long as it's professional...and most of all I care that he/she is competent. Plus, do we really need to feed into the naughty (sexy) nurse stereotype...sometimes I see scrubs so tight...that it looks like the pants will split if she sits down too fast....it can go both ways....it's bad enough we have patients that ask us for sex already...why make it worse.

  • Jun 17 '15

    How long can computer training possibly take at your hospital! You should bring it up to your NM. You did your vacation request in a timely manner and they announced their plans for computer training at the last minute. They should work with you. If all else fails, do what everyone else does.....switch days or call out sick. Good luck.

  • Jun 4 '15

    This patient is gonna die. Good luck.

  • May 29 '15

    This patient is gonna die. Good luck.

  • May 27 '15

    This patient is gonna die. Good luck.

  • May 26 '15

    there are some things that take nurses a long time to learn, especially a new nurse. i would brush up on the signs and symptoms of a stroke/heart attack/respiratory distress/hyperglycemia/hypoglycemia. a snf has a lower acuity level than a hospital. however, i wouldn't suggest risking your license. i would suggest that you continue to look for work elsewhere while you work at this nursing home, a staff position. you may also want to take a pocket guide for nurses to work with you. good luck to you.

  • May 23 '15

    This patient is gonna die. Good luck.

  • May 23 '15

    This patient is gonna die. Good luck.

  • May 4 '15

    Sounds like then solution to this problem could possibly be fairly simple. Switch to days if possible. I was tired of feeling exhausted all the time and being cranky all the time on night shift. I switched to days. You get to keep your natural circadian rhythm on dayshift. So try to switch if at all possible. Working extra on days still isn't as bad as doing your regular time on nights if you desperately need the differential. Nurses often look to the most complicated thing like I must be anemic or have thyroid problems. All those things are possible. However, it could just be the normal toll of night shift. Some people are nights and some are days...sounds like you need days. Good luck with everything.



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