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OCRN3, MSN, NP 5,016 Views

Joined Dec 25, '12 - from 'OC SoCal'. OCRN3 is a Family Nurse Pactitioner. She has '16' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med/surg, Tele, educator, FNP'. Posts: 382 (47% Liked) Likes: 480

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  • Apr 12

    If you are new to the unit, I believe some unit secretaries like to eat the young just like the RNs. They are really tough and know a lot more the some new grad RNs at least at the unit level and day to day activities.
    Don't piss them off, they can make your day a living hell

  • Apr 3

    If you are new to the unit, I believe some unit secretaries like to eat the young just like the RNs. They are really tough and know a lot more the some new grad RNs at least at the unit level and day to day activities.
    Don't piss them off, they can make your day a living hell

  • Apr 3

    If you are new to the unit, I believe some unit secretaries like to eat the young just like the RNs. They are really tough and know a lot more the some new grad RNs at least at the unit level and day to day activities.
    Don't piss them off, they can make your day a living hell

  • Apr 2

    I became a Np because I was a nurse first. If I were you I would do PA it's a lot faster then doing a NP

  • Apr 2

    If you are new to the unit, I believe some unit secretaries like to eat the young just like the RNs. They are really tough and know a lot more the some new grad RNs at least at the unit level and day to day activities.
    Don't piss them off, they can make your day a living hell

  • Apr 2

    I became a Np because I was a nurse first. If I were you I would do PA it's a lot faster then doing a NP

  • Apr 2

    If you are new to the unit, I believe some unit secretaries like to eat the young just like the RNs. They are really tough and know a lot more the some new grad RNs at least at the unit level and day to day activities.
    Don't piss them off, they can make your day a living hell

  • Mar 9

    Quote from BCgradnurse
    I'd take the one closest to home for more money. You can always learn the EMR and you'll make new friends. Do you get another day off during the week for working Saturday?
    Yes I get a day off during the week for working the Saturday.

  • Mar 8

    Started working at clinic 1 for 1 month as a 1099 employee, like the place and everyone is pretty nice.
    Friends are working with me, but just got called on another offer only 1 mile from my home for more money. The current provider at clinic 2 seems very stressed and over worked. She states it is because the other provider left because she could not speak the common language of the patients. I wont have any problems with language, but now I am faced with this dilemma. I shouldn't have agreed to an interview if I was happy, but I did because the place is just so close. I have written some things about both clinics below. Can you guys help me choose? My end goal is to end up working in a ER. So any advice would be helpful. I have a family with a 5 year old daughter.
    Clinic 1
    1099
    48/hr
    Reimbursement for medical benefits
    No weekends or holidays
    Do not get paid holidays
    NO PTO
    Flexibility with vacation
    NON paid vacation
    20 miles away
    Working with friends from previous job
    Easy EMR system
    MA's cater to provider
    see 20-30 patients a day
    12-2pm 1 hour lunch and 1 hour catch up time

    Clinic 2
    Federally qualified clinic
    55/hr
    Full health benefits
    W2
    2 weeks paid vacation
    malpractice paid
    Holidays paid
    Very busy clinic
    1 hour lunch
    1 mile away from my home
    have to work every other Saturday 9-3
    do not know anyone their
    MA's do not seem to cater to provider
    EMR more difficult

  • Feb 28

    More paper work, hourly rounding paper work, core measure paper work, pressure ulcer paperwork, sitter paper work, and now computer charting. They are removing our nursing assistants due to lack of money and more working primary instead of having help.

  • Feb 23

    What I meant by fully, is at that if, For example, the student or I can't get the NG tube, IV, or X-ray done it still falls on the staff nurse right? As a staff nurse, the student and the instructor assisted me, but at the end if the day, the patient was my responsibility. I have had many students as a staff nurse that assisted me but when they couldn't get it find I still had too. I'm just looking at that side of it, but I'm still new at the teaching so I guess we will see... :/

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  • Feb 16

    I think you should try to work as a nurse in which ever department you plan to be a nurse leader. It is not really necessary to have clinical experience to be a manager, but you will feel pretty dumb when new grads start asking you questions you can't answer.

    When I work as a charge nurse on the floor I have nurses ask me the most simplistic things that they don't understand. If I was a new grad, I would be asking the same things. As an experienced Clinical nurse for the most part I have the answers or know where to find them.

    This is not to discredit your MSN, you have a lot of knowledge in nursing And theory, but theory and the real world are so different.

    I would highly recommend you work in a area that you plan to move up in so that you can become familiar with what you will be dealing with.

    For example, you want to be CNO of a hospital, work a year in medsurg just to see where all the money goes, how nurses can be wasteful or not wasteful, what works and what doesn't. See what good things can be done.

    You will have such a better view of being a nurse leader after being a follower for awhile.

  • Feb 16

    I think you should try to work as a nurse in which ever department you plan to be a nurse leader. It is not really necessary to have clinical experience to be a manager, but you will feel pretty dumb when new grads start asking you questions you can't answer.

    When I work as a charge nurse on the floor I have nurses ask me the most simplistic things that they don't understand. If I was a new grad, I would be asking the same things. As an experienced Clinical nurse for the most part I have the answers or know where to find them.

    This is not to discredit your MSN, you have a lot of knowledge in nursing And theory, but theory and the real world are so different.

    I would highly recommend you work in a area that you plan to move up in so that you can become familiar with what you will be dealing with.

    For example, you want to be CNO of a hospital, work a year in medsurg just to see where all the money goes, how nurses can be wasteful or not wasteful, what works and what doesn't. See what good things can be done.

    You will have such a better view of being a nurse leader after being a follower for awhile.

  • Feb 15

    I think you should try to work as a nurse in which ever department you plan to be a nurse leader. It is not really necessary to have clinical experience to be a manager, but you will feel pretty dumb when new grads start asking you questions you can't answer.

    When I work as a charge nurse on the floor I have nurses ask me the most simplistic things that they don't understand. If I was a new grad, I would be asking the same things. As an experienced Clinical nurse for the most part I have the answers or know where to find them.

    This is not to discredit your MSN, you have a lot of knowledge in nursing And theory, but theory and the real world are so different.

    I would highly recommend you work in a area that you plan to move up in so that you can become familiar with what you will be dealing with.

    For example, you want to be CNO of a hospital, work a year in medsurg just to see where all the money goes, how nurses can be wasteful or not wasteful, what works and what doesn't. See what good things can be done.

    You will have such a better view of being a nurse leader after being a follower for awhile.

  • Feb 12

    I think you should try to work as a nurse in which ever department you plan to be a nurse leader. It is not really necessary to have clinical experience to be a manager, but you will feel pretty dumb when new grads start asking you questions you can't answer.

    When I work as a charge nurse on the floor I have nurses ask me the most simplistic things that they don't understand. If I was a new grad, I would be asking the same things. As an experienced Clinical nurse for the most part I have the answers or know where to find them.

    This is not to discredit your MSN, you have a lot of knowledge in nursing And theory, but theory and the real world are so different.

    I would highly recommend you work in a area that you plan to move up in so that you can become familiar with what you will be dealing with.

    For example, you want to be CNO of a hospital, work a year in medsurg just to see where all the money goes, how nurses can be wasteful or not wasteful, what works and what doesn't. See what good things can be done.

    You will have such a better view of being a nurse leader after being a follower for awhile.


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