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    Hi fellow RN's! I am relocating to San Antonio from ny. Where can I look for oncology jobs? I am actually looking for a position that will leave weekends off. I'm a single mom with a baby and don't want to go crazy looking for weekend Childcare. Any advice?

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    [FONT="Century Gothic"]Hi I am an Oncology certified nurse with 6 yrs experience and an Assoc. degree. Any suggestions on the better hospitals to look into? What is the pay like for someone with experience?

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    ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!!!! Duragesic patches are made to dispense the medication transdermally over a period of time usually 72hrs. Cutting the patch will never ensure that the patient is getting the correct dosage. Also some duragesic manufacturers make the patches with the liquid medication visible in the patch and cutting it would release this med. The solution to the problem would be fill the RX for the 12.5 mcg patches. Apply 2 patches in the same area so as not to froget to remove them and change both at the same time. Cover the entire patches with the tegaderm to ensure that the patches do not fall off.

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    I agree! I think this an unsafe practice and I would not place the patch on the patient using this method. I think your solution of applying for 25mcg patches, dispensed as 12.5mcg is a great idea.

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    I used the Core curriculm study guide and I found that helpful. I also had a disk that was study questions that I found helpful. I did take a review course but it really wasnt helpful. I found that just doing the questions was helpful. Good Luck!

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    I work in a big Cancer Hospital. The policy was just changed and we are now required to wear gown and gloves to put up and take down chemo. I think its a great change and that there should be universal practice that every facility follows.

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    Any oncology RN's out there who work in TN? I am planning to relocate and wondered if anyone had any tips on facilities to look at.

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    Hello fellow nurses.. I am an Oncology RN (ADN) in NYC. I am planning to relocate to TN.. mainly nashville or surrounding areas.. Is there a hospital that you know of that any of you love to work at? Where team work is key? Does anyone know if there is a real difference in pay between the hospitals? Ex.. Vanderbilt vs. Summit or Stone Crest Medical. I do realize the pay is different from NY to TN but I am a single mom who is planning to make this big move from the city..Just trying to do a lil research before I make the big leap!! Also is there a better county to move to where the high schools are better? Thanks in advance!!

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    Just wanted to give you a bit of encouragement! I am also just off of orientation and am going thru hell it feels like AHHHHHHH. I am exactly off of orientation and have work 3 shifts. My third one was horrible. I even started crying (at the nurses station) when approached by a superviser... How embarrasing! I feel the same way you do. There are days i even question why? After all this time going to school ... I never thought i'd be stressed like this! Do I really want to do this? But then you'll have that patient who says thank you, or you feel that you have made a difference even if it is small, somehow you helped someone.

    I want you to know we all have bad days. Even nurses that have been doing this for a while have a hard time. You worked hard to get where you are dont give up! These days will just make a better nurse out of you! I feel your fustration.

    Try after each shift...think of one thing you learned or did that day....that will be easier tomorrow...

    And last but not least...remember you chose nursing for a reason...I believe it will get better....Pray for strength and hang in there!!!

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    Quote from nesher
    Well, women have lots of potential cancer sites, breast, gyn etc. - where is your focus to be?

    I will be working with all women's cancer.

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    I was wondering if anyone new of any good text I can purchase to help me obtain a little bit more knowledge in nursing oncology. I will be working with women oncology patients. I am a new grad and I will be working in oncology.

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    I also want to thank all of you for the kind words of encouragement!!! I am an official RN!!!! WOOOOOOOWOOOOO :chuckle :hatparty:

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    I passed !!!!!!!! It feels great!!! :hatparty:

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    Hey guys I passed!!! Thanks for all your support! :hatparty: :hatparty:

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    Quote from Gerusha
    Good luck to you! I took my test on Monday and it shut off at 205 and I found out last night on my states boards website that I was an official LPN!! I left feeling like I failed and I cried the entire way home and the rest of the night as well. The test was very hard, I had 5 select all that apply and lots of MS questions, Myasthenia Gravis, lots of respiratory and endocrine on it, no math, a few med questions, lots of if your patient said this what would you initially say to them and many like that, a few ethical questions and a few on nutrition and a few on peds. Honestly, I studied the heck out of my Saundres NCLEX-PN book and read up in my med surge book, just to refresh on certain diseases and disorders. Just remember to BREATHE, TAKE YOUR TIME and READ EACH QUESTION SLOWLY.....That advice came from one of the best instructors I had.

    Again, Best of luck!!!

    Congrats on passing! :hatparty:


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