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  • May 28

    Whatever you do, if you want to work days don't ever agree to working nights. It is much easier to get placed in a job working days than to move from nights to days. Even if they say they will swing-shift you, say "I need strictly days". Just trust me on this one. If you give an inch, they will take a mile.

  • May 26

    Whatever you do, if you want to work days don't ever agree to working nights. It is much easier to get placed in a job working days than to move from nights to days. Even if they say they will swing-shift you, say "I need strictly days". Just trust me on this one. If you give an inch, they will take a mile.

  • May 13

    We have a special name for those kinds of patients on our units. We refer to them as "Share the Love" patients. There is nothing wrong with getting burnt out from dealing with a patient...you can seriously only take so much.

  • May 13

    We have a special name for those kinds of patients on our units. We refer to them as "Share the Love" patients. There is nothing wrong with getting burnt out from dealing with a patient...you can seriously only take so much.

  • Mar 4

    I think this is common, but what do I know? I have anxiety, so I get butterflies, re-entry or no re-entry. I don't really get it because I think that I have forgotten everything. It's more of a fear of the unknown...like you don't know what lies ahead of you in the day.

  • Mar 4

    The dialysis nurses will run ABs though the line after HD, at times. General floor (or ER) nurses at all of the facilities I have worked at were not allowed to touch HD accesses, in general.

  • Mar 2

    I think this is common, but what do I know? I have anxiety, so I get butterflies, re-entry or no re-entry. I don't really get it because I think that I have forgotten everything. It's more of a fear of the unknown...like you don't know what lies ahead of you in the day.

  • Feb 29

    The dialysis nurses will run ABs though the line after HD, at times. General floor (or ER) nurses at all of the facilities I have worked at were not allowed to touch HD accesses, in general.

  • Feb 29

    The dialysis nurses will run ABs though the line after HD, at times. General floor (or ER) nurses at all of the facilities I have worked at were not allowed to touch HD accesses, in general.

  • Feb 17

    Is there someone from infection control that you can speak to about this? Many places will have a written policy about who can room with who.

  • Oct 8 '15

    I probably had about 160 credits before I came to WGU. Only about 80 of them transferred. Every school will require you to get X amount of credits from their school before they will offer you a degree. This is to prevent people from just taking 1 or 2 classes and being able to graduate.

  • Sep 29 '15

    It will get better. Since you have only been a nurse for 4 months, I'm going to assume that you have only been off of orientation for about 2. At about 6 months you will start feeling much more confident. It is by no means easy, but you will get there. It gets even harder once you switch floors/facilities, because all the same policies do not apply everywhere. I have just 2 years under my belt, and still question things every day. It doesn't make you inadequate...it makes you a good nurse. Many people don't rethink any of their actions and can just continue about their day with no worries. I'm not saying that the stress should consume you, but it is definitely not a bad quality to think about work after you have gone home. Don't give up! Good luck!

  • Sep 28 '15

    It will get better. Since you have only been a nurse for 4 months, I'm going to assume that you have only been off of orientation for about 2. At about 6 months you will start feeling much more confident. It is by no means easy, but you will get there. It gets even harder once you switch floors/facilities, because all the same policies do not apply everywhere. I have just 2 years under my belt, and still question things every day. It doesn't make you inadequate...it makes you a good nurse. Many people don't rethink any of their actions and can just continue about their day with no worries. I'm not saying that the stress should consume you, but it is definitely not a bad quality to think about work after you have gone home. Don't give up! Good luck!

  • Sep 26 '15

    Shadowing is a great idea. You have to think about what you want in the long-term. You have gained some very marketable skills in Neuro and ICU that can transfer to about any other department of nursing. Once you get into L&D, you are going to gain a whole new skill set, but you will likely lose your others if you are not practicing it for awhile. Ultimately, it is your decision, but you should take these things into consideration. Best of luck to you!

  • Sep 23 '15

    Shadowing is a great idea. You have to think about what you want in the long-term. You have gained some very marketable skills in Neuro and ICU that can transfer to about any other department of nursing. Once you get into L&D, you are going to gain a whole new skill set, but you will likely lose your others if you are not practicing it for awhile. Ultimately, it is your decision, but you should take these things into consideration. Best of luck to you!


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