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  1. New grad pay and schedules at a SNF?
    I can give you an idea of what it is like to work on a Skilled Unit at a local hospital. First, I work three 12 hour shifts, caring for 9 plus patients. See them? I have two different sub groups -...
    Aug 19
    Forum: New York Nursing
  2. Staffing Issues.  (rant)
    Join the club. We are experiencing the same thing at my hospital. The unit needs four RN's, two for the day shift and two for nights. Almost all the Nurses on my unit are trying to transfer to other...
    Jun 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. The Night Before Christmas on Mercy 1st Main
    Thank You, for a good chuckle! I needed it tonight :-)
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Failed clinicals 2 weeks before finishing the RN program
    I am so sorry to hear that this happened to you, very unfortunate. Whatever you do, DON'T GIVE UP! You will get through it next time, in fact, you will be more confident and all the better for it in...
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Anxiety on my days off!
    Try and relax and have some fun on your days off. There is nothing you can do about it once you leave work. Believe me, I have the same feelings some nights when I drive home - did I...forget to...
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. New grad nurse starting in the Operating Room?
    If they are holding a position for in the OR, they have a lot of respect for you. In fact, you are quite lucky to have the skills you have after working as a tech. There will be some training as you...
    Nov 27, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Finally signing RN at the end of my signature :-)
    First of all, Congratulations! Make sure you only add the RN initials on work related documents, not on applications, checks, or personal papers. However, every once in awhile, you will catch...
    Jul 2, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Cardiac Progressive Care Opening
    I currently work on the skilled unit at Presbyterian's satellite hospital, Kaseman (Albuquerque). Currently, there are three day shifts open on the Cardiac Progressive Care Unit and I would like to...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  9. from med/surg and stepdown to pre-op
    I say go for it!! Nursing is my second career and I too am looking into Pre and Post-op. it doesn't hurt to apply. So what if there are people in their 30's, it should not stop you from pursuing...
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Getting a Chance
    I wouldn't mind doing an unpaid internship. The trouble is, I don't know how to get my foot in the door. I don't know anyone who would allow me to do so. I've thought about going to HR for any...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  11. Getting a Chance
    I have been a Registered Nurse for three years. My career started out in Family Practice Clinic. Currently I am working on the SNF unit at a reputable hospital. However, I have been trying to get in...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  12. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    I work on a Skilled/Acute Care Unit where the ratio is 8:1, soon to be 10:1. Hence, why I am looking for another job in a specialty area such as the OR or PACU.
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. I don't think it's going to work out...you're fired.
    We are all human and we all make mistakes! Chuck this experience up as a learning curve - easily said than done, I know. Hang in there and go for your RN. Being let go will have no impact on your...
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. ABQ VA Hospital?
    I did my precept on the Telemtry floor at nights. While I was there, the RN and I had 6 to 8 patients. Most were stable but we had two who were a challenge and therefore, we're close to the nurses...
    Mar 18, '12
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  15. What color scrubs do you wear?
    Our clinic requires RN's andLPN's wear white tops with either red, black, navy, green or purple pants. Our MA's wear the same colors in both tops and bottoms. However, a plus is that we can wear...
    Jan 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  16. Funny Orientation Story
    That was great a story :) I got a real chuckle.
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. ADN to BSN (to MSN)  or   BSN to MSN?
    Nursing is my second career. I already have a Bachelor of Arts Degree. However, I went back to school and earned my A.D.N. and now working as an RN in a Family Practice Clinic. The company I work for...
    Jan 5, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. Support Stickie for New nurses who are not coping
    Wow, what great advice. Thanks Sweetie Pie for passing this on. Unfortunately, I can't eat chocolate cookies, but I will join you in peanut butter cookies. My favorite :)
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Support Stickie for New nurses who are not coping
    Janice; Please do not despair!! You are in a wonderful field of nursing - I too am in my early 40's, second career, as well. I have had many days where I still despair and wonder why I became a...
    Jan 2, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Wanting to put the telephone down and return to direct patient care
    It will 2 years January 11 th when I started working in a Family Practice clinic. As an RN, I triage daily - 8 hours a day. If I am not doing that I am giving injections. I'm bored stiff. I would...
    Jan 2, '12
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing
  21. Press Nurse Extern Program????
    I work for Presbyterian but in an outpatient clinic at Ana Kaseman. Just as an FYI, I tried getting in as a nurse extern but at the time I looked there were no positions available. Did you apply...
    Apr 10, '11
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  22. ok which job would you choose?
    I work in a Family Practice Clinic and I deal with patients of all ages. It can be challenging at times but every day something new and exciting happens. There is never a dull moment! However, I am...
    Dec 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. If you don't work at the bedside, where do you work?
    Family Practice Clinic (9 1/2 months). I do phone triage, patient triage, nurse visits, wound care, transport of patient to hospitals, and whatever my two Doctors need in the way of shots.
    Oct 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Funny Anesthesia Song
    Thanks for sharing this great video. It made my day brighter!
    Sep 30, '10
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  25. Flu shot tips
    I work in a Family Practice Clinic and I have been giving out the Flu shot to practically whoever walks in the door. As a way of giving the patient some control over their healthcare, I always ask...
    Sep 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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