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NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN Moderator 106,222 Views

Joined Oct 10, '00 - from 'RN Spirit from Philly Burb'. NRSKarenRN is a PI Compliance Specialist, prior Central Intake Mgr Home Care Agency. She has '35+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Home Care, VentsTelemetry, Home infusion'. Posts: 27,240 (22% Liked) Likes: 13,215

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  • Jul 27

    Most hospitals in Philadelphia require BSN or be actively pursuing.
    From St Chris job description "BSN preferred/ADN must receive BSN within 2 yrs of start date."
    so starting on the next degree ladder is in your best interest. Enrolling in just 1 course will show future employers desire to enhance skills.

    Look for positions outside hospital but within a health system to get your foot in the door. I've hired for intake department home health positions that allowed RN's to transition into hospital position after that golden year of experience. Philly is a tight job market.
    Reading and Allentown area has more positions for new grads in past year.

    Best wishes in your journey.

  • Jul 25

    Welcome to Philly!

    Hospital of University of PA is next door to CHOP --should be happy to have you along with Pennsylvania hospital -- both part of Penn Health System. Thomas Jefferson University, Hahnemann, Einstein all have level 3 units.

    Montgomery County-just outside Philadelphia Main Line Health's Lankenau and Bryn Mawr hospitals also have level 3 NICU's .. My colleague's 24 wk daughter born at Lankenau and is doing great 6 months later- now 8 1/2 lbs.

  • Jul 20

    Thirty yrs ago was LPN in Senior yr BSN progam, only nurse on 14 bed Respiratory telemetry unit on night shift -no aide. Had COPD patient with terrible gases all night, RT up numerous times. Only new intern in to see patient. In those days, operators had to have permission of Nrsg Supervisor to contact attendings --Sup stated "intern has to learn how to manage patient". Called ER doc at 5AM and told her if she didn't come up, patient would die. Doc saw patient, told to give IV Solumedrol, started another neb TX and doc left room. Upon me leaving room to get med, patient said "I'm just so tired, laying down to get some rest" -- ran to med cart as nagging thought about that statement. Upon walking back in room 1 minute later, patient not breathing, code called + transferred to CCU, died 2 day later. I had documented hourly notes: assessment, intern/RT calls, nursing supervisor refusing to call attending.

    Attending was pissed--Pulmonologist in charge of unit gave me his home phone number which I taped to back of narcotic cart for future use; Doctor reassured me I did all I could.

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    Same unit, several years latter had another elderly patient that I fretted about as just didn't have same demeanor as previous admit, quiet + passive. Labs Chem 7 and CBC done = normal. Told intern thought patient was dying "labs normal" he stated. Told him over past 5 yrs, had seen similar patients die with normal labs. 2 hrs later coded and died: proof you can have normal labs and still die.

  • Jul 14

    With all the publicity involved with this unique resignation, may be difficult to obtain another nursing position for this new RN.
    Don't let your frustration with workplace lead you to career suicide via unprofessional behavior.

  • Jul 14

    With all the publicity involved with this unique resignation, may be difficult to obtain another nursing position for this new RN.
    Don't let your frustration with workplace lead you to career suicide via unprofessional behavior.

  • Jul 11

    With all the publicity involved with this unique resignation, may be difficult to obtain another nursing position for this new RN.
    Don't let your frustration with workplace lead you to career suicide via unprofessional behavior.

  • Jul 9

    With all the publicity involved with this unique resignation, may be difficult to obtain another nursing position for this new RN.
    Don't let your frustration with workplace lead you to career suicide via unprofessional behavior.

  • Jul 9

    With all the publicity involved with this unique resignation, may be difficult to obtain another nursing position for this new RN.
    Don't let your frustration with workplace lead you to career suicide via unprofessional behavior.

  • Jul 9
  • Jul 8

    Check out local Business Journal... I see many NP ads in Philadelphia's version:

    www.bizjournals.com/

  • Jul 6

    With all the publicity involved with this unique resignation, may be difficult to obtain another nursing position for this new RN.
    Don't let your frustration with workplace lead you to career suicide via unprofessional behavior.

  • Jul 6

    With all the publicity involved with this unique resignation, may be difficult to obtain another nursing position for this new RN.
    Don't let your frustration with workplace lead you to career suicide via unprofessional behavior.

  • Jul 6

    In southeast PA, Crozer Chester Medical Centers Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center opened 1973 (year I graduated HS)
    They've earned an international reputation for excellence in holistic burn care, treating more than 10,000 patients since opening. They were first in the nation to be accredited by Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) along with PA state Trauma center and American Burn Association's Burn Center Verification/Consultation Program

    This center provides an Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Provider Course

  • Jul 6

    With all the publicity involved with this unique resignation, may be difficult to obtain another nursing position for this new RN.
    Don't let your frustration with workplace lead you to career suicide via unprofessional behavior.

  • Jul 5

    With all the publicity involved with this unique resignation, may be difficult to obtain another nursing position for this new RN.
    Don't let your frustration with workplace lead you to career suicide via unprofessional behavior.


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