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    Hi all,

    I'm starting the FNP program at Troy this fall. I'm from the Pensacola area. I have medsurg, LTC, skilled, and psych experience.

    I hope you all have been successful in your studies.


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    How is it going for you so far? I'm considering applying to IWU.

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    Bump please.

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    How did things turn out for you? Did you quit?
    That place sounds horrendous. I hope you name names on the hospitals to avoid forum.

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    In MedSurg, for example, the ratio is 1:5-6 (regardless of acuity) at Sacred Heart.

    From job postings for Santa Rosa, in Milton, I seen 1: 5-7.

    What about Baptist and West Florida???

    I'm from Washington, and we were staffed 1:4-5.
    The staffing down here is ridiculous!

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    xoemmylouox likes this.

    Grooming can be stressful, but nearly as stressful as nursing imo. I owned my own mobile grooming businesses before. I really enjoyed it for the most part. I didn't enjoy always being covered in a fine coat of dog fur though. Iol.

    You must be feeling really discouraged right now. Most of us go in to nursing to make a difference, because we genuinely care. It is terribly sad that we get backed into a corner, having to provide unsafe care or quit.

    Fortunately, you are brand new. You can look for something different, like flu shot clinics or home health care. You can pretend as though the first nightmare never happened.

    Good luck.

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    When getting a blood glucose, I used to always say "pick a finger, any finger, but the middle finger."

    I once said that to a pt without a middle finger! Luckily, he thought it was funny.

    Also, a pt complained once to administration about nurses calling her a cow. It turns out they were talking about the Computer On Wheels, not the pt!

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    Quote from DizzyLizzyNurse
    That made me laugh so hard my dog is looking at me like I'm crazy. I can't stop giggling.

    I was taught in school and by my jobs that qs = every shift. That would mean to me that the pt voided at least once a shift at some point during the shift. Q8h is every 8 hours. And I work 12 hour shifts so qs is at least once during the 12 hours.

    The stupidest thing I can think of that I've done recently was when I was taking care of a grouchy male pt. He had a feeding tube and was on a vent. Well, I'd be cranky too. But I was trying to cheer him up. So I said to this poor guy, "Oh come on cheer up! It's almost supper time and we're having burgers!" Yes, to this poor man with a feeding tube!!!! It hit me as soon as the words were out of my mouth....and I didn't know what to say so I just kinda mumbled, "Sorry." And then, "I'll go get your meds!" And ran outta the room. But if looks could kill, I'd be one dead nurse lol.
    That was good! I actually laughed out loud. Tears and all.

    Ironically, I've done that to a pt once. Felt awful.

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    I'm curious about this as well.
    I'm an RN working on an inpatient Oncology unit. I am applying to FNP programs and have been wondering about working as an Oncology NP.

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    How are you liking your new job?

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    Quote from gelli.25
    Hi! I'm applying as well, to ISU. Are you in Indiana right now? I'm in Texas.
    No. I'm in Florida currently, but I'm from Indiana. Indiana just happens to have several quality, affordable options, so I'm looking there instead of locally

    Good luck.

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    Julius Seizure likes this.

    A girl that I worked with was a no call, no show.
    A few days later she showed up. Her excuse for not coming? A tornado pushed her car off the road and she need stitches on her scalp. I sympathized and tried to look at her scalp. I don't know why she wouldn't let me see!!!

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    I will be applying soon, as I'm I'm my final semester of my BSN currently. I'm originally from Indiana and am considering Ball State, IPFW, ISU, USI and Indiana Wesleyan.
    My GPA is under 3.5 though. I had a complicated pregnancy and delivery, so I didn't focus on my studies as well as I could have. I hope that doesn't prevent me from getting in.