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  1. Looking for Ambulatory Surgery Nurses
    Looking for input from Ambulatory Surgery Nurses.....typical day, what you like, what you dislike...the good the bad, etc.! I have been offered a job, per diem at the local hospital's ASU...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  2. Ambulatory Surgery vs. Clinical RN Analyst
    Hello fellow nurses! I'm in kind of a pickle and was hoping you could help! I won't bore you with all the details, but I am fairly new (4 years ADN) and have held several jobs, trying to find my...
    Apr 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. New Grad Leaving Hospital for Office Job
    I was a new grad in 2011 landed that hospital job on a busy neuro/trauma unit, was quite overwhelmed, shifts where I would cry, didn't feel like I knew what I was doing and after only 4 months I left...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. How does one become an Infusion Nurse?
    Glad you are enjoying it!! Thanks for the note and best wishes again..
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  5. How does one become an Infusion Nurse?
    thank you threebrats46 - besides being an RN what other experiences helped you obtain this job? Just curious.....thanks again and best wishes!
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  6. How does one become an Infusion Nurse?
    I am going to work for a speciality office and they do provide their patients with IV therapy - I'm curious how one gains, knowledge, experience in this field. I know once I start I can discuss this...
    Mar 26, '12
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  7. Would you leave current job for a Mon-Fri less stressful opportunity?
    I have decided to leave my hospital nursing job only after 4 months and I'm technically still a "new" grad having graduated in May 2011. I thought I wanted a floor job and that that was what I...
    Mar 25, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Well, I did it....
    Well, there is a reason that you have decided to leave the hospital setting right? I am a new nurse and thought as most new nurses do that I NEEDED to start my career as a floor nurse, 4 months...
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Turning in my two weeks notice today!
    I'm feeling the same way in my first nursing job which is a hospital job. I just don't feel like it's for me, felt like I HAD to go this route to feel like a "real" nurse, but am realizing the...
    Mar 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Substitute Pay
    It is considering the education one must have and not to mention the responsibility. I realize schools are having it tough, but gee whiz!
    Feb 20, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. Substitute Pay
    I live in Maine - it's a fairly large school district...I don't think they get subs either for this reason. I did see where one school school district paid $140/day. I did bring it up to the...
    Feb 20, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. career change to RN- new grads response 2012 & experience
    I worked in insurance for 20 years and wanted a career change, always thought nursing was a good profession too. Took me 6 years to complete, going part-time, plus waiting to get into the program -...
    Feb 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  13. Substitute Pay
    Hi All, Having time off during the week has me bored...so I have always been interested in being a school nurse so I decided to look into substitute nursing for my days off - I was shocked to find...
    Feb 16, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. New Job! BUT..... It's not nursing :-/
    I'm surprised they are allowing you to work below your RN license, I know here in the states once I received my RN most places wouldn't let me work as a tech, cna, etc. I guess I would try other...
    Feb 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Venting/Job Market
    My question is why do you want to go to school to be a nurse? You are correct the job market is tough in all areas right now. Nursing school is tough, the job is tough and the job market is tough -...
    Feb 10, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. The Case Against Med-Surg!
    This is a great article and great insights from everyone! My question is, never mind, just med surg, what about starting at a hospital at all as a new grad??? I landed a job at a hospital (lucky I...
    Feb 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Your 1st Year as a Nurse: Advice & Tips
    Thanks Zen.....working full-time isn't new to me as I am 40+ years old, this is a second career for me, so that isn't the issue, just not sure about the demands of being a floor nurse. I too am...
    Feb 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Your 1st Year as a Nurse: Advice & Tips
    How do you know if floor nursing is right for you? I am into my 3rd month and my 3rd week on my own. I am currently working the night shift and to be honest I am overwhelmed. I go in with good...
    Feb 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. New Grad with bad progress report in Orientation
    hmmm.....maybe so, but most of my preceptors are fairly new themselves. Believe me I have no entitlement/specialness issues, being this is my second career, I have been around the block a time or...
    Jan 23, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. New Grad with bad progress report in Orientation
    This past week I was in week 8 of my orientation - technically my last week! I had a new preceptor, I have had many over my orientation, which is hard because they don't know you, you don't know...
    Jan 22, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. ALL nights or day/night MIX shift to pick? HELP! need to reply to recruiter!
    I too am a new grad and was offered a night job and of course took it because that's all that was available. I have been orientating to the floor and did days and am now doing my night orientation. ...
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Feeling very discouraged & confused! Please help!
    Also you may be able to CLEPP out of some of those core classes.....
    Jan 10, '12
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  23. Feeling very discouraged & confused! Please help!
    I started my nursing degree at the age of 40! I had worked in the insurance industry for 20+ years, had a great career, made big bucks, but wasn't happy and always wanted to be a nurse - so I...
    Jan 10, '12
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  24. I'm not 'getting' this. Should I be RN?
    Being confrontational doesn't help - however, I do think that newbie or not, one always needs to stand up for themselves!! Being a "newbie" I have learned that I need to be an advocate for myself,...
    Jan 8, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. New Grad with bad progress report in Orientation
    I too am a new grad and orienting to a neuro floor - I have had several preceptors and several who have done the same exact thing of jumping in and doing things. Most recently just the other night -...
    Jan 8, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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