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  1. How to sleep for first night shift?
    Everyone does it differently. I switched from working day shift to night shift and it was trial and error for me to come up with a regimen to help me survive working nights. If I worked Sunday...
    Nov 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Credit Confused
    Why are you looking at other nursing program's website to confuse you even more. If you have any questions about your program, you should be addressing them to the Student records/Admissions office...
    Nov 20
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. Are all nurses perpetually exhausted?
    I recently switched specialties and went to the night shift. I'm not exhausted at the end of my shift and on days I have off, I'm not in bed recovering. I have now enjoyed working three 12s. I would...
    Nov 20
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. 2nd degree BSN worth it?
    I know plenty of people that worked during their ADN program.
    Nov 19
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. 2nd degree BSN worth it?
    For several reasons...Most Accelerated programs require you to have at least a 3.0 GPA to apply. Not everyone earned that when getting their first bachelors. Also ABSNs can be expensive and for some...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. Starting a (hopefully) fruitful career!
    Congrats on landing any job, let alone in OB as a new grad! Eventually transitioning from OB to NICU will be fine because you'll get to rotate in the different areas. So the learning curve may not...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. any career changers?
    First degree is a B.A. and worked as a Senior Research Analyst for a consumer research company in their project management department. I enjoyed what I did for a long time but knew I wanted...
    Nov 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. How did you guys make the choice to become nurses?
    Short story... Nursing is my second career and realized it renders many opportunities. Since getting some experience under my belt, I get plenty of emails and phone calls from recruiters. I never...
    Nov 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nursing salary not that useful to pay back loans?!
    Tina...I moved out of state once I graduated. The state I moved to preferred graduates from schools within their state. I refused to apply to nursing homes, etc which limited my job search net. I...
    Nov 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Nursing salary not that useful to pay back loans?!
    Nursing is my second career..I did an Accelerated BSN. I looked at costs for all the programs in my area and that was the best choice ($30k). It did take me a while to land a job but was still paying...
    Nov 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Crowd funding:  Yay or Nay?
    To the poster who doesn't want government assistance...When I was a nursing student, I went on government assistance for a few months. I swallowed my pride, but figured as a tax payer who has fallen...
    Nov 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. graduating in may, getting married
    Huh? :facepalm: OP, get offered the job first. There are people who are pregnant that wait to be offered a job before letting their employer know. However, I do agree with other PP, you'll have...
    Nov 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Please help I am starting to lose hope in becoming a nurse
    I'm sorry what you're going through. I sense the hurt in your post, but I don't share your opinions. Nursing is my second career and my first year was harsh in that it took my awhile to get a job....
    Nov 15
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Feel excluded from classmates
    BINGO! Yahtzee! Whatever...leave the "queen bee" and her little worker bees to themselves and move on. It's not the end of the world. If however, it's still pulling at your heartstrings and you...
    Nov 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. How common are grants/scholarships?
    When I got accepted to my ABSN program a few years ago, I googled "non-traditional student scholarships/grants". I applied to those I qualified for. I also looked at my school's program for any...
    Nov 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Just to express the unexpressed
    I agree, you want to seek professional help. Since you are a new grad, you can stay for a year at your current hospital for the experience then start looking to move closer to home. But seek...
    Nov 14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. How can an experienced RN break into Research Nursing?
    Had a friend who after getting her one year experience on her unit, she got into the research department at our same hospital. It did help that she had won research awards when she was a student, so...
    Nov 14
    Forum: Research Nursing
  18. How to tell manager you are seeking internal transfer
    It's best you find out the transfer policy at your hospital. I transferred internally too, and my hospital allows transfers after spending 6 months on a unit, except GNs which allowed them to...
    Nov 14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  19. BSN or MSN
    You can do both...finish your BSN program, then do your MSN afterwards. No confusion necessary.
    Nov 13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Provided with a phone for shift?
    On my previous unit, we didn't have phones. We had these small walky-talky devices called Volceras that allowed staff to reach us. An MD could call us directly on the Volcera and speak to us if they...
    Nov 13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Advice Needed from Older Students/Nurses
    How badly in shape is your current car that it can't hold you for a least 1-2 more years? I ask because I've been there, done that. I chose the ABSN route because it made sense for me and my goals....
    Nov 12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. You can add your credentials to your username
    Agree, but since RN is apart of my username already, I have to settle for the "RN, BSN". Edit...problem solved.
    Nov 12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  23. Do nurses have free time?
    Yup, I have a social life. I feel like I'm off more than I'm on, depending on how I schedule myself. I currently work on a unit where I don't get the burnout feeling afterwards. On days I have...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. What kind of car would you want?
    Audi Q5 in a custom color.
    Nov 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Seeking longterm career advice for finiancial goals
    A few questions you have to answer for yourself, so you know what direction to take.... What professional certs are you looking to get? Do you plan to stop at the BSN? Do you want to stay in the...
    Nov 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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