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  • Aug 30 '13

    Quote from PediLove2147
    Nope! My husband doesn't understand why I am tired at the end of the day. "You only work 3 days a week" is his favorite line. He is always asking me to pick up extra shifts. He unfortunately will never understand since he can't come to work with me. Oh well, I have my fellow nurses that get it and will let me vent.
    Thanks everyone!! So good to know I'm far from being alone!! I'd like my SO to not use the bathroom for eight hours and skip lunch

  • Aug 27 '13

    Quote from Good Morning, Gil
    That is awesome! Congrats! Enjoy! What was your impression of Knoxville? And, the Smokies? It's a nice area that I have not visited yet, but definitely will at some point. I'm assuming you're from the south since you said ya'll? Or were you just trying to assimilate prior to moving there?

    Sounds like you have a great first job. There isn't the turn-over on mother-baby that there tends to be on other units from what I've heard (never worked in women's health).

    Thank you!!! I loved Knoxville, I didn't spend much time there during my interview but everyone was very friendly, we also have family friends that say they love the area. I'm actually from the South Western part of the US but where I attended college "Y'all" is pretty common. I've always wanted a women and children's area and I don't feel there is as high of a turn over in other areas, such as maybe oncology or ER but I can't speak first hand since this is my first job. Thank you again for your kind words!!

  • Aug 27 '13

    Good Morning, Gil, you are so right about being in charge of everything without actually being in charge of everything!!!

  • Aug 26 '13

    I've been a nurse for a few years now but it still seems very new to me. I love my job and couldn't have chosen a better career. I don't walk down the streets screaming I'm a nurse but if I were to see any nurse key chains, nurse tshirts ,etc. I would get it. I try not to be annoying about the love for my job but I definitely like to express it! Anyone else out there feel the same?

  • Aug 26 '13

    I cursed myself. I answered your thread saying I rarely have to stay late and haven't left on time a single time this week.

  • Jun 11 '13

    Quote from sourapril
    Do you think it's more likely to get an interview once you are licensed?
    Not directed to me, but I thought I'd just say that depends on your area. It's not likely where I live - places hire all of their new grads well in advance of people passing boards, so if you waited until you passed boards to start looking you would have missed the boat.

  • Jun 4 '13

    I hate to be a dream crusher, but you need to be realistic. First of all, culinary schools (especially for profit schools) are usually a waste of money. If you are planning on opening your own business, there is really no need to get an expensive degree. Also, running a small business is a very risky prospect and chances of success are pretty low. Of course, your business could be a runaway success that makes you happy and rich....but chances are not on your side. Nursing is a practical profession that I cannot imagine is many people's 'dream job'. But it pays the bills and gives you the opportunity to help people. Life is too short to be miserable, but reality sometimes has a way of punching you in the face. I would really investigate what it takes to become a successful bakery owner and talk with someone about the business aspect of running a bakery before quitting my job and enrolling in an expensive, probably unnecessary program...GL!

  • Jun 4 '13

    I wouldn't say most of us are naysayers, but if you want a dream to work, you need to accept the workload and tradeoffs that are involved in running a small business.
    What is so wrong about doing your homework before making a career change? We advise many would-be nurses to know what they are getting into, and even advise some to rethink their plans.

  • May 30 '13

    Call me crazy, but I don't go on facebook, the internet or play phone games at work. I keep the ringer off on my phone and only check it if I have break time or the occasional times I run to the bathroom. I guess it comes from working back before we had the internet or cell phones. The whole world didn't stop if we didn't know what everyone on facebook was having for dinner. Also, if someone wanted to call me while I was at work, they could leave a message on the machine and I would check it when I got home. It amazes me how people today are so dependent on their technology, they can't leave it alone enough to work, especially when they are busy. It drives me nuts to see coworkers texting and checking their phones every ten minutes at work. PUT IT AWAY!! It is unprofessional. Trust me, life will go on if you don't update your status every hour.

  • May 30 '13

    Congrats! I take mine tomorrow...yikes!

  • May 29 '13

    Quote from Jory
    I don't know what idiot came up with that system, but there is no way that a charge nurse can give a report to the oncoming charge nurse to the level of detail that is needed for appropriate care. Charge is different from regular staffing. The "need to know" is different.

    I see problems in that unit's future.
    Exactly. What the charge needs to know in report is completely different from what the primary nurse needs to know and different again from what the NA's need to know.

  • May 29 '13

    I don't know what idiot came up with that system, but there is no way that a charge nurse can give a report to the oncoming charge nurse to the level of detail that is needed for appropriate care. Charge is different from regular staffing. The "need to know" is different.

    I see problems in that unit's future.

  • May 29 '13

    Quote from Spidey's mom
    Oh finally! It took until the 5th page for you to show up!! Whew!
    Been up in the beautiful Northern California mountains for a few days.

    My iconoclastic fingers are back on duty, though.

  • May 29 '13

    Once I was in home depot with my hubby and he said "it sure is quiet in here"... and I chastized him for it. "Shh! don't SAY that! I like it this way and now it won't be!!" He looked at me really funny and said, ok honey but we're in a STORE. I said, yes but now some old dude will wander in with an oxygen tank and fall out right in front of me and I'll be at work again! The word knows I'm trying to enjoy my day off!

  • May 29 '13

    Right before your (better late than never) lunch break when you decide to hang that IV antibiotic "real quick" before lunch. Even though it probably could wait until after lunch. You can bet your bottom dollar that the patient's IV WILL infiltrate. You will be spending the next (hungry, stomach growling) fifteen minutes looking for a good vein.


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