KelRN215, BSN, RN 61,209 Views
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Complex Care Manager
10 year(s) of experience in Pedi
I plan on moving to Boston because my husband got a new position there. How long did it take your friend to get her license?
Sister Callista Roy is a professor and nurse theorist at my alma mater and I still don't remember anything about her model.
I worked as a nurse's aide for a summer during nursing school. I had a new grad job secured on my #1 unit prior to graduation but I'd also done 2 clinicals on that unit so it was my connections that got me in. I had no desire to work as an RN in the hospital or on the floor that I had worked as an aide on. I only worked there because it was close to where I grew up/lived for the summer during college. As soon as I graduated, I got the hell out of Dodge.
What kind of program did you attend where you learned everything you needed to know for nursing in the first 2 years? My first 2 years were mostly core classes and then pre-reqs like A&P, chem and Microbiology.
I think most of the craziness you're describing is from your family life and not nursing school. Once you're working as a nurse, your kids will still have studying, homework, sports, there will still be laundry and dishes, etc. You will presumably have to work weekends once you are employed as a nurse so you may have some days off during the week while the kids are in school that will grant you a little bit of down time.
I don't have kids. I spent all day yesterday in my pajamas and plan to do the same tomorrow since my area is expecting a foot + of snow and I rearranged my patients so that I could work from home all day. So basically, it's all relative.
Hubby's job is very stable, no possibility of a job move, almost zero chance of being laid off. But if we moved, I think I could find employment in any of the areas. My job only contributes insurance and play money.
I kept it vague originally to gauge thoughts on the picking process because IRL it causes quite a reaction in nurses when I ask and they base their thoughts on their feelings about the specialties.
But the areas I am looking into are WOCN, palliative care, and lactation consultant. Totally different areas but if my boss came to me today and said my new job would be in any of those three, I would be delighted, sign up for the certifications, and start tomorrow. But I can't decide which. Due to the pt population of my floor, I regularly deal with all three areas and perform the work regularly with wound care being the largest and lactation the smallest part. (Yea I know that's a really strange floor)
I was tested in Hawai. I don't have a job yet. Is there a lot of competition to get jobs? what kind of pay and benefits are available?
Sorry for further clarification, I live in the state of Florida, which from what i read follows the same laws as federal labor laws. Also I am a salaried employee right now
So basically you could be having night/afternoon shift every day in the week.
I suppose the body is trying to get rid of the toxins - that makes sense.
That sounds good! So does that mean you could also work in emergency? Like can any nurse jump from one ward to the next e.g from paediatrics to accident and emergency for instance or can they only have similarities e.g dealing with children with paediatrics to maternity or neonatal (in a way they are connected).
Thank you for your help!!!!
Can you only combine nursing and education in schools or can you combine them in other areas such as:
-Doing nursing a couple of days in a week and teaching nursing at a university/other institution the other days
-Doing nursing some days and teaching people about health related things on other days (or during those nursing days).
-Do nursing in a hospital and teaching the patients as well (maybe a pediatric nurse could do that for school children).
I'm not even sure if you could do those combinations but they're just ideas I had.
Thank you so much!!!
When I was a manager in a home health agency with a large PDN population, our nurses did accompany children on their Make-A-Wish trips. The nurses were paid for the hours they worked while there and the agency paid for their FL license or arranged something with the Florida BoN. I'm not really sure because I know, from my last job at a national home infusion company, that nurses in Florida need orders from a Florida MD to provide home nursing care. I am honestly not sure who covered the nurse's travel expenses- Make-A-Wish, the agency or the family.
All of this should be arranged through the agency that places you in this patient's home. DO NOT try to arrange this yourself with the parents. No good can come from that.
Not really sure why it would matter about that no one knows me and I have nothing to hide!
Wouldn't this vary by state? The overtime laws in my current state are different than the ones in my home state. It took some getting used to.
Well 5 grain is equal to 323.995mg. That's where I am stuck. You can't give a fraction of a tablet lol
It's just a $$ maker and you don't get any extra && by having it. If the places want BSN so badly, then the hospital needs to pay for it.
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