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"Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder." ― Rumi

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    Nursetonp and ICUman like this.

    and p.s... Doctors Recommend Careers as Nurse Practitioners vs. Primary Care Physicians | University of Arizona

    Both Doctors and NPs recommend those wanting to go into primary care pursue a route as NP.... just sayin'

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    Any nurses or NPs working in a mobile clinic setting? I know that starting a business definitely have lost revenue, but I'm trying to estimate how many patients one would see in a large city in a day? Is 8 a fair estimate... (for a newbie) And do you travel to them or do they come to a site? Thanks for the input.

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    EJN, RN, BSN and PANYNP like this.

    You will find that many people, nurses included, can be very toxic against NPs. Keep your head high and put your best foot forward. We are advancing on what was historically their territory, and I hate to say, giving a lot of power to women in a traditionally male dominated field. There's a number of reasons to be defensive about it, but essentially, that's the way healthcare is moving. Study after study proves we give as good care or better than doctors across the field. And your teacher is full of snot.

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    I have been asked this as an RN, and I say with confidence "I recently interviewed at XYZ hospital. However, in my research and from what I've heard in the community, this would be my first choice..." or something similar. Like most questions, I feel like you have to turn the negatives into a positive. It is a weird question, but interviewing elsewhere does show that you're marketable and the type of job you're looking for. I hope this helps, good luck!

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    Wa alaikum as salaam, brother. Your unit is required to provide reasonable religious accommodation. That being said, I do try to take a break so that prayers can be done at the beginning and end of a break... e.g., dhuhr and asr for day shift or isha and fajr on night shift... that being said, there are some days I have to make them up all at one go at home, but I really hate to do that. Some muslims I know do that because they can't rely on breaks in healthcare, also :-( Mostly I have prayed in my unit but some hospitals I have worked in have chapels without any statues or pictures, which is great. May Allah make it easy for you!

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    Curious as to everyone's answer... In NP clinical rotations now, where my preceptor only encouraged it if they have an issue...

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    dishes likes this.

    I doubt you will have to pay the fees back, but speak to a lawyer as others have suggested. The fees are normally to cover your classroom costs, ACLS, BLS, etc. There may be another RN waiting to take your spot. This early in the game, I think you'll be ok.

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    Dezi919 likes this.

    Budget cuts meant we couldn't afford the new electric razor... but I'm friendly with the landscapers, so no worries!

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    I started on a floor that did a lot of post op bariatric pts... they were, by far, my favorite patients to take care of. 1) They weren't there because they were "sick." 2) They were embarking on a new, positive journey and were almost always excited about getting started. 3). Not too many orders... especially with the surgeon that did them... no IV pain meds, never had an NGT, it was scheduled, ambulate, medicate, give PO at a certain hr... etc. However, 18 months in, I felt like there was not much more to learn (I feel like this will be where I go to work when I am close to retirement). MICU, on the other hand, will blow your mind! If you ultimately want to do ED, MICU, Med/Surg or even Obs is a good place to start (high turnover, will help you determine lower acuity pts). Congrats on aceing your interview, and good luck!!!

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    Red398 and NutmeggeRN like this.

    10 seconds is a really long time to be feeling for a pulse, so if you're not sure you feel it in that time, call the code and start compressions. I have worked on rapid response teams and code teams for many years and agree with my ICU colleague that I should not arrive and be the person to start compressions or realize this person is in arrest. That being said, I will also piggyback on highlighting WHERE you feel for a pulse. If the person has a low BP, you will not palpate a radial pulse. Get comfortable with carotid/femoral pulse checks. It is really easy to stand back on a person that was rapidly revived and roll your eyes, but finding someone unresponsive or seeing someone go unresponsive still elicits a sphincter response in even the most experienced of us.

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    I agree with PP, this dependence on cell phones is a bit frightening... Can you give your family and close circle of friends a direct line to the nurse's station? This might make the transition more comfortable for you. Mine have this anyway, because I can't get to my phone right away and if yours is off, in an emergency, your close contacts are more likely to reach you calling that number anyway.

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    They only came to see me for the gatorade :-(

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    Liz12345 and TriciaJ like this.

    Agree with Nurseonamotorcycle... my last shift I had 3 psych holds. Your expertise will be highly valued.

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    I like the above suggestions about the how, but when I was a new nurse I so much appreciated the WHY... What the heck is a lactate, why is it important to check... Why do I have to go to blood so fast, why can't I give 8 liters of LR??? The task at hand is important, but understanding the rationale behind it can save a life!

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    I'm generally of the mindset to not quit before a year, however, I recently had the experience of "trying to stick it out...wouldn't want to look like a job hopper!" I realized that I became more miserable, my family felt it, and it made me question if I still loved my specialty. The answer is yes, but I'm moving on from my facility. If they cannot be supportive or at least professional, you are actually doing a disservice to your patients by staying and supporting it. This attitude rubs off, believe it or not!