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New Grad May 2012 I start my first RN job in the ER in Nov 2012

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  1. The old saying "as nurses we eat our young" is obiously alive and well. These nurses are propitiating old sterotypes and...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. You need a new unit. They aren't all like that, I promise. I work with the best group of co-workers that I can imagine. It's...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. I am an introvert, as are many of my coworkers. I've been in the ER for 14 months and do just fine. The type A personality...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Time for a new preceptor.
    erin527RN
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Don't know if this helps, but I am a new graduate and in orientation we had the pharmacist as one of the speakers. She said...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. :lol2: If being in the ER is your dream, dont give up. Transitioning is tough. It's ok to lean on your peers. We all do...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Thanks! what a words-it really makes my day! one day to go :)
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. I survived! It actually went pretty good. There were a couple of times I thought I was going to get super sleepy but it...
    erin527RN
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. I'm a brand new nurse and I've been working at a hospital for about 3 weeks now. I was hired for nights but they mostly...
    erin527RN
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. I graduated in May and have been orientating for 4 wks now on a 42 bed med surg unit. I am now up to 5 patients on day...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Thank you all for your responses. I'm going to try to speak with her tomorrow before my first shift Wednesday. I really want...
    erin527RN
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. I graduate in 5 weeks. I already have a hospital job lined up in my area of interest. I worked at least part time (sometimes...
    erin527RN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. If the board weren't inundated with new grads crying about being unemployed, people like OP wouldn't have to create such a...
    erin527RN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Hello Everyone and congratulations to those just entering nursing school, those about to graduate, and everyone in between. ...
    erin527RN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. What about traveling as a nurse? Alot of agencies now offer "local" or in state travel - you would get to see different...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. You can work agency and have a constant change of coworkers, therefore avoiding drama. Bank up chunks of time to travel for...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. LOL, my hubby is a cop as well, so I can offer the experience of our house and you can process it =) I work 3 evenings M,...
    erin527RN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Thanks for all the advice! I know med-surg is a specialty but not one I like so I am not staying there long-term. I'm not...
    erin527RN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Those kids are fine on their own. Independence breeds confidence, confidence leads to success. Have ground rules set up,...
    erin527RN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. First of all, Med/Surg IS a specialty. ;) Secondly, I echo the others, I would not leave my kids home at night by...
    erin527RN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I think the point was to show these nurses that it takes a very serious offense to lose your license , not missing a B12...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  22. Today Halloween, Bellvue is being evacuated due to power faillures. Over 700 patients are being transferred. I wonder if the...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Keep it simple.......if the aren't coding. Hi my name is......What is your name? How old are you? Are you allergic to...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Start collecting your information from the very beginning. If you bring your own pt to the room, evaluate their gait.. any...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. HA! I was working fast track and read some of the fast track patient assessments by one of the RNs..... Pt 1: A/Ox3....
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  26. Congrats! I was also a new grad who started out in the ER after Graduation. During th 1st year things went...honestly?...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  27. Ask your manager if you can borrow Sheehy's. You "probably" will go through the ENA orientation program as part of your...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  28. If you want to purchase these books as well as ENPC and TNCC they will be useful and you will be needing these things. But...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  29. Not at all. I have been a long standing member of the ENA. If you are going to get CEUs they have to have a way to ensure...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  30. It takes years to get this ER nursing! Every day is a learning experience! I have been the ER for 7 yrs. I am very confident...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  31. It will take you 2-3 years to feel comfortable and 3-5 to really know your stuff. So you're not off pace yet ... ;)
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  32. My first RN job was in the ER. If you think you want to be an ER RN, then go for it... it's not scary and you'll learn a lot...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  33. I know a lot of hospitals/ERs/staff don't celebrate, but as an ER nurse, I am very grateful to all those who commit to the...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  34. Worked 7pm-7a and loved it and then the manager decided to place me on the 2p-2a shift cause we were so short. HATED IT!...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  35. That depends. The CNA answers to the LPN and RN. The LPN answers to the RN. If you are working in a nursing home, whether...
    erin527RN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. I spent two years in med-surg and float pool before moving into the ED. I've worked two months now and can say that placing...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  37. Practice makes (almost) perfect. I rarely started IVs on the floor and felt incompetent in the ER when I started. When you...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  38. Practice makes perfect, and you are sure to get more then enough practice in the ER. You will get proficient because you...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  39. *** Ours roll over up to to a point. You can only have about 700 hours. Good news is they pay you 100% if you sell it back...
    erin527RN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. It's a quality versus quantity thing in my opinion. If you only study for a couple hours a night, but really study and keep...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  41. Probably not, more so because you're a new grad. You have no experience with which to bargain on. Most places have a...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  42. Hi all, When I first got out of nursing school 15 years ago I received my first job at a nursing home. I was called all...
    erin527RN
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  43. It absolutely can be diluted with NS. That is how to administer your IVP dose in a code. Maintenance doses need to be...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  44. Sounds like you wear EMT pants/Polo or a flight suit. I am going with the flight suit.
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  45. First off 40lb weight loss, that's fantastic! Wow! you certainly have got drive! I am sorry you are going through this...
    erin527RN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. No! I wrote a post about this the other day. People are always asking " When are you going for your RN?" Right now my answer...
    erin527RN
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  47. Have them taped, then everyone can hear them when they can. Maybe the educator can do this.
    erin527RN
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  48. I have been an acute care nurse on a tele unit for about 4 yrs and am very interested in the possibility of working from...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  49. It's The Ohio State University.
    erin527RN
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  50. After a long 3 years as an RN trying to get a position in the ER......I got it. Now all the prepartion begins. What is a...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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