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  1. New grad delayed looking for work - any advice?
    Just apply to everything that interests you and see who is calling you back for interviews. Where I work they hire new grads all the time. In the 3+ yrs that I have worked there (starting as a new...
    Jan 4
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Scared to go to work, I need some Advice
    If you don't have any confidence yet, you can't let your patients know that. You have to fake it. Don't be afraid to ask questions of your fellow nurses or manager. They were new nurses once. You...
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. How soon did you get pulled?
    I was pulled after 5 months. Now three years later the new hires get 6 months' grace period before they get pulled. After one month I sure would not have felt ready at all to take on a strange unit!
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Feeling miserable nearly a year
    After almost three years of being a nurse I really can't give you any encouragement because I feel the same way. I often walk out of patients rooms thinking to myself "What have I gotten myself...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Already Planned my vacation
    If you get a job offer, that is when you let them know the dates of your planned vacation. I did this when I started my job and I am glad I did because my vacation was over a holiday, and where I...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. New nurse- already stressed and getting burned out
    It seems that hospitals are cutting back staffing and resources to save a dime and break our backs :(. It took me a good year to figure out that what you walk into on your shift is what you will end...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. People think I am stupid
    To the OP, I would quit. I would not jeopardize my license in this situation, especially with the narc counts being off consistently.
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. People think I am stupid
    I hang antibiotics often not "piggyback." If the pt has no fluids running, we direct line the antibiotics and administer them that way. To me piggyback means via IV, not necessarily with another...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Leaving Nursing after first year - advice?
    I worked fulltime for a year after starting my first job, and then went to contingent status. I hated being at the hospital's mercy for time off. I hated having every other weekend away from my...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. New Grad Quitting After Less Than a Year (advice!)
    You have got to be kidding me? Why on earth would someone be marked as inelgible for rehire because they quit? That would only happen if sufficient notice were not given, not because someone...
    Nov 23, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Drive to work pregnant in state of emergency?
    I think you should go in for your scheduled shifts.
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  12. I'm thinking about whether to start writing up my coworkers.
    I would not try and write your coworkers up, that will not help you win them over. In regards to ambulating the pt from the other unit, I would have assessed the situation and refused. Especially...
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Discouraged new grad in orientation hell.
    Do you chart on the computer? If so, try to get your assessments in right after each pt assessment instead of leaving it for catch up later. The first few weeks of being on your own can be rough,...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. What to do in family emergency situations?
    I am very sorry for your family's loss. I do not think that getting to leave 45 minutes after the supervisor got notice if your situation is excessive, I actually think that is pretty swift...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. 5 things you wish you knew as a new nurse
    Save your back and use proper body mechanics when assisting patients or bending over them to draw blood, etc. It only took me two months to wreck my back :(.
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Really disappointed in myself
    I am not one to tell someone to stick out a new job if it is miserable. I personally had a good experience with my orientation, so I can't relate to that. I can relate to the bad back thing. It...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Highest nursing burnout areas?
    I think that med-surge is a high burnout area. Whenever I float to that unit there are always new faces. Nobody stays long. I am glad that I dodged that bullet when I got my first job, I know I...
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Young New Mom. Better to stay full time or per diem. Do you regret it?
    I went from working fulltime for a year to being contingent instead. I am supposed to be the first one cancelled, but have not been cancelled since I changed my status (over a year ago). The...
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Question about Nurses Schedules
    They hire new grads on dayshift at my hospital. I don't think it is that rare? Not everyone wants dayshift because of the pace and the lower wage.
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Why so many tattletale nurses?
    I wish people would tattle on each other where I work. Would be less staff sleeping on the job and pt complaints if that were the case.
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Cliques
    I work night shift and there are only 2-3 nurses working at the same time, usually, with 2 nurse aides. If there was a clique to try and fit into I'd be in trouble. There are no cliques where I...
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Rate to run blood?
    I have never seen the time to infuse mentioned in any doctor's orders for the transfusions where I work. I usually run it between 125-175 an hr (depending on how many units I am trying to get in the...
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. An all time low for a new night shifter
    I do not try to stay on the night schedule when I am off, I have a husband and four kids and that just wouldn't work well for any of us. I would try different sleeping/napping schedules and tweak...
    Jun 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Flushing PICC lines
    At least one 10cc NS flush, no heparin where I work.
    May 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Leaving After 10 Months
    I don't know why the previous responders are thinking public health nursing = home care, I didn't take it to be that. I am assuming it's more of a health department or maybe clinic type job. I...
    May 7, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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