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  • May 21

    If your goal is to find something outside of bedside, besides NNP, the only other non-bedside nurse jobs would be Lactation Consultant or Clinical Educator. NNP vs FNP is a matter of ratio. A lack of huge number of NNP openings does not nessarily mean lack of demand. There are far fewer people going into NNP than FNP. We have hired several NNPs plus a Neonatal PA in the past year. Transferring would not be career suicide. Many (I work in a 300 RN unit) of my coworkers have moved on to FNP from the NICU, if you find out that NICU or NNP are not the place for you.

    As the saying goes "I don't do big people". I have no desire to deal with adult patients. I wasn't trying to discourage you. I felt that it wouldn't be worth the hassle of learning neonates if your goal is away from bedside in the next few years. NICU is a whole different world than adult ICU.

  • May 21

    As per the Terms of Service of the site we cannot offer medical advice. It is much better to speak face to face to a professional that can actually see the issue and make a definitive decision and treatment plan.

    Closing the thread

  • May 21

    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    It was neverposted by the one who created it. It was posted by someone who decided they wanted to share it without confirming the source
    My apologies then, i thought it was meant to be shared because it was posted in a public forum by the one i thought created it. I found it helpful that it may help others too that's why i shared it too. Rest assured it will not be posted nor shared again. Thanks

  • May 21

    Closing this thread.
    Please do not create another.
    This so-called "Study Guide" was never posted by the one who created it.
    It was posted by someone who decided they wanted to share it without confirming the source.
    There are copyright and ethical issues if you pass it on.

    There are many other ways to organize one's NCLEX preparation assault.

    Best wishes to those preparing.

  • May 21

    JustBeachy covered the basics.

    Generally, one person doesn't write an entire textbook, rather it is a collaborative effort among multiple SMEs. I was recruited by one of my DNP program's faculty to write a textbook chapter in my area of clinical expertise. It's currently in production and should be ready for Fall, 2017 semester purchase.

    A really good way to get a foot in the door is to write journal articles (an entirely different type of publishing but gets your name out there faster and to a wider audience). From there, becoming a peer-reviewer for those journals is a logical next step.

    But the most crucial thing is to become an expert in some aspect of nursing and pursue credentials that demonstrate that expertise. Being a good writer is only half of the equation. You must have something to write knowledgeably about.

  • May 21

    Merged both threads....

  • May 20

    Float nurse here to chime in.

    At my hospital and most others I know of, float staff are paid a differential because there are stresses involved with floating- needing a broad knowledge base and a roll-with-the-punches attitude that allows you to navigate various units and their individual cultures.

    In other words, float staff get paid more to deal with more crap. If people aren't as friendly as you would like you kind of need to suck it up and rejoice in the fact that you probably won't be on the same unit tomorrow. Emailing the manager was overkill. Just let it go, man! Life's too short.

  • May 20

    It's actually pretty important for nurses to discuss their workloads so that: 1)other nurses on the floor are aware of the overall workloads so that they can prioritize their care and their assisting of other nurses appropriately, and so that those doing the assignments can have a better understanding of how to divide the workload more equally. I can't help but find the OP's response to a standard question between nurses ridiculous. I get that the OP would have preferred "small talk", but "how many patients do you have" is introductory small talk for a large group of nurses. I don't think it was the nurse who asked what her load was that was looking to be difficult.

  • May 20

    If I were the manager, my response to your email would have been to tell the agency you were not welcome back.

  • May 20

    As agency, I got 15 minutes before the shift. I think it was in part to see if I was going to show up. I got pixis access and a tour as to where to find "clean" stuff and where to put "dirty"...the, two, three, WING IT!!!

    this was supposed to quote mi vida loca's post about agency assignments earlier but didn't. I don't know what happened

  • May 20

    What?!? Where is this agency thread! Here I thought 4 hrs of orientation was a bit rough for my first travel assignment so the second one when I got a full day I thought it was amazing!

  • May 20

    Quote from meanmaryjean

    Again with the emotionally charged language! And from your history- you're the agency nurse that wanted five weeks of orientation, right?
    What agency nurse gets 5 weeks of orientation?! Hell, there were some jobs I got as a staff/floor/charge nurse & didn't even get a *week* of orientation!!!

  • May 20

    Quote from hgraves64
    Shoe on the other foot, I would never had approached a complete stranger on the floor and started an inquisition on their assignment without a proper introduction first. Also, everyone's assignment is written on the board and it's on a piece of paper handed out to everyone at the start of shift. If I have a bad attitude towards my assignment, I certainly wouldn't take it out on a new Float nurse. Usually, when I was a Staff nurse when I'd see a new face,I'd have the decency to introduce myself and ask if they needed any assistance.

    So, if ever again someone comes at me brusquely while I'm doing my med pull, which is supposed to be a non-talk zone anyway (there are signs all over the medication room), I'll tell them again where they can put their bad attitude, and even do it with a smile!

    Again with the emotionally charged language! And from your history- you're the agency nurse that wanted five weeks of orientation, right?

  • May 20

    Quote from /username
    You're just looking at the wrong set of facts.
    I guess I need to read the OP's alternative facts.

  • May 20

    Wow OP, [I] have been reading this post an have seen your responses. You also mentioned that you always introduce yourself .
    I think the conversation may have gone differently if in response to his question you could have said.
    Ugh, I have 4 (not sure of how many you had so fill in appropriate number). Thank goodness I am not up for an admit. By the way, my name is ______ and I am from the Float Pool