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  1. What should I expect in ER nursing?
    Agree with the previous posters to ask yourself why you want off the floor and what you're looking for. I started in med-surg, went into float pool and pursued an ED position for about six months...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. RN Salary Survey 2013:  Post here!
    1. NJ 2. 3 3. ED 4. 34.00 5. 2.50 for nights 6. Non-union
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Anyone on a block schedule?
    Hi all, I'm about to start in a new ED, (ordering those scrubs must have manifested the offer, seriously), where they're utilizing a block schedule. Days are grouped and change every week;...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Tasks that are left for the floor
    I (try to) do all the stats and anything that seems like a biggie to move treatment forward, i.e., giving units of blood, starting that heparin drip, making sure the blood cultures / ekg / trops /...
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.
    Oh...how sweet it is to check in and see this thread still going. :) Recent ones: Male pt, 50s, found in wheelchair in front of ED. Had IV and bracelet from another facility. Hrm. Called them...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Manifesting job offer by ordering new scrubs.
    Samesies OP!! I had an interview followed by a contingent offer and bought new scrubs in anticipation. I've been trying to get into this particular ED since spring and felt so close to clinching it....
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Honeymoon phase wears off after a year--job or not
    I am three years in and agree with a few of the previous posters: yes, you settle in with a job and once you get comfortable, you begin to look for challenges once again. I worked the floor for over...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  8. GIVING REPORT!!!!!
    I spent several years on the floors in float pool and have now been in the ED for the past six months or so. Depending on the floor, YES...unfortunately this is absolutely possible that the first you...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Changing our colors again- rant.
    Rant respected. I'm expecting a dress code change myself and am preparing my pocketbook. I'm just hoping it's nothing too ugly or, worse yet, all white. Ug! Maybe you can sell those gently used...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  10. prioritizing in the ER
    I've only been in the ED a few months myself but agree with others that your ratios are outrageous! I'm not sure how much better you can be at 'prioritizing' if you're babysitting a handful of admits...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Need job in NY...help!!!!!
    Apply in the outer boroughs - Manhattan is overrun with applications and no harm, no foul if you're planning on living in Brooklyn or Queens. If you have recent (within the last year) acute...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  12. Telemetry RN to ICU RN
    The orientation offered will differ according to the hospital, their available resources, and the background of the incoming nurse. I've worked for large, level 1 teaching facilities with strict...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Signing RN behind my name
    I wouldn't worry; I sign my regular 'civilian' name on work documents for HR, payroll and the like. I save the 'RN' for times it is necessary to indicate my position - like patient records, union...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Offered an ER position and Neuro ,, tough decison need some advice!
    If you're asking a bunch of ED nurses whether you should take an ED job, I think you know what answer you're probably going to get. Yes, it will be a lot of work, overwhelming, stressful and...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. This may be my chance
    Sounds like you've answered your own question! Take the job, try it out and maybe you can stay on per diem while searching for a larger ED after a year or two. Good luck!
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Giving up
    I think it's good to know what you want and keep that in mind as you're applying. I did med-surg for a few years and really wanted out; I had solid references and IV/ACLS/PALS etc but kept hearing...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. PCT/nursing student in need of career advice-scared of pigeon hole
    Hmm...I suppose much depends on where you live and if new grad jobs are available on other floors or in other facilities. I graduated a few years ago and was in the same position as OP; I worked on a...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.
    CC: hair not growing. Pt said Dr. Oz said this might be sign of cancer. Sigh. 40 something year old woman with no significant medical history...CC: constipated. Last BM: today. Huh? She stated 'I...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Juggling a full time job and new ER internship, is it possible??
    Cosign this. If your new grad residency was anything like mine, you will follow your preceptor's schedule as well as attending classes and certification courses (IV, tele, ACLS etc.) Your schedule...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Help deciding between new grad jobs!
    I suppose it really depends on which offers the better preceptorship, resources, support and opportunity. I spent my first few years in med-surg and float, thinking that I would spend a solid year...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. better way to handle the BS
    I have to second this, (the former not the latter). I was a MS / Float nurse unhappy on the floors. I worked for one of the biggest hospital systems in the area and we had shiny new everything from...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. First interview for the ED, help!
    Welcome and congratulations on the interview! Everyone has already given you good questions they will ask *you*, but what about the questions you will ask them? I was asked some of the questions...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. auditing call lights?
    The last floor I worked audited call lights. They were able to generate a report from each shift how many times individual lights went on, how long they went unanswered and if they were...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. thoughts, opinions, and experiences requested.  drug testing in the workplace
    I'm not sure how laws vary from state to state; I wasn't a nurse when I lived in Texas and am not familiar with the laws there now. At my first hospital, I had to do an observed urine for...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Medical Missions for Nurses?????
    I suppose much depends on your specialty and experience, preferences in country and financial budget for the trip. For many of the overseas trips, you will be paying your own airfare/transfers as...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing


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