Looking For Other Pa Nurses!!!! - page 10

Hello all, I'm taking this chance to meet other nurses in PA. Who knows, maybe I've meant some of you. I graduated a year ago, and meant a lot of other nursing students in clinicals, and such. ... Read More

  1. by   BSNmay13
    Hi everyone!
    I will be graduating from Texas Christian University with my BSN in May. I am moving to Pittsburgh, and I am totally lost. I am having trouble finding hospitals that do internships or have GN programs. Does anyone have any suggestions on hospitals? I am really interested in fertility clinics, but can't seem to find one, and Magee does not do GN programs. I am also interested in critical care(I absolutely loved it in clinical), but I am afraid that I will not be competent enough, so I may apply for a med/surg unit. Any input would help. Thanks!

  2. by   lilrn03
    Hi, my name is Sue. I've been an RN for almost 3 years. I'm in NEPA, working on a pediatric/medsurg unit. Right now we have more geriatric patients than peds, and a handful that should be in hospice. I've suggested a unit motto of "Circle of Life". Most of the time I enjoy my work. Friday, though I had 7 patients which I believe is totally unsafe. There were 21 patients on the unit, another staff RN and I, an agency RN who just started doing med/surg after 20 years at a state psch. facility and and RN and Tech from the NICU, who did vital signs and answered call bells...which was a tremendous help. I was so busy with my patients that I don't even know how the agency nurse made out with hers. She asked a few questions towards the beginning of the shift. I had platelets hanging on one of my patients...his white count was a 1.7 and platets were 19,000 and the other RN was giving her patient blood for a count of 6 point something. It was just nuts. My only salvation was that it wasn't my weekend to work. Something NEEDS to be done. Earlier in the week administration was meeting with us, promising us that they are recruiting more nurses and were only going to assign appropriate patients to peds. There is movement to get a union in, I'm not sure how I feel about it, but at this point I feel like SOMETHING needs to give.

    Sue
  3. by   arunapal
    hi all,
    I graduated in june 2005, started work at passavant (med surg- CHF, STROKE,PERITONEAL DIALYSIS)in september, and i passed my boards on feb 23rd.
  4. by   JohnBearPA
    Hi everyone,

    I'm an LPN from Scranton, but grew up in Carbon County. Anyone else on here from either area? drop me a line!
  5. by   GooeyRN
    Quote from JohnBearPA
    Hi everyone,

    I'm an LPN from Scranton, but grew up in Carbon County. Anyone else on here from either area? drop me a line!
    I am in NEPA! I grew up in Nanticoke. I am now north of scranton out in the boonies.
  6. by   nurse2be2008
    Will be starting at Abington in Pa in August. Any Abington nurses out there?
  7. by   TJRN
    I am a recent grad in PA and I also work in Pittsburgh at UPMC presby in Oakland.
  8. by   nicensweettoo
    Hi! I'm in PA .. about 45 mins north of pittsburgh. Not a newbie though. Been LPN for 19 years now. Recently took some time off and am now back at it and loving every minute of it. !!
  9. by   seiko
    Hi there!

    I am a foreign graduate nurse licensed in PA but hasnt started yet.does anybody know hospitals that sponsor green card in central PA.I am residing in Reading now.
  10. by   BSNmay13
    Hi,
    I am a new grad from Texas. I start at Children's of Pittsburgh in July. Anyone from Cranberry? I need new friends!
  11. by   JohnBearPA
    Quote from GooeyRN
    I am in NEPA! I grew up in Nanticoke. I am now north of scranton out in the boonies.
    Great! just curious, where did you go to school? Anyone on here go to Career Tech Center of Lackawanna County?
  12. by   cat123
    Quote from JohnBearPA
    Hi everyone,

    I'm an LPN from Scranton, but grew up in Carbon County. Anyone else on here from either area? drop me a line!
    can't believe some on is actually from Scranton, Pa. that little coal minning city is dead. they even killed Nay Aug Park. Ha Ha
  13. by   cat123
    Quote from JohnBearPA
    Hi everyone,

    I'm an LPN from Scranton, but grew up in Carbon County. Anyone else on here from either area? drop me a line!
    and what did they do to Scranton Tech and Central High School? Who plays the thanksgiving football game now since the schools were combined? I also got my LPN from Lackawanna area vo tech. Now I am an RN.

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