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  1. I can't handle the heat....
    I know it doesn't decrease your patients' demands - but it sometimes helps to try to gain a better perspective. All 'customer service' jobs are stressful. I have a friend who became a 2nd career...
    Sep 15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. first year texas nurse looking to move home to california
    Congratulations - You're doing everything right!! I agree about waiting to relocate until you have at least a year - but you could probably start the licensure process for CA. Since they are...
    Sep 15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Bedside not for me.  Any success stories doing something else?
    There's a basic underlying 'Catch-22' in those non-bedside jobs. In order to to function effectively, the incumbent must have expertise in nursing care (normal processes & protocols, interactions...
    Sep 15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. New Grad in Neuro ICU
    I also began my nursing career in a Neuro-Trauma ICU..... and LOVED IT!! I've worked in all types of ICU settings since then, but Neuro is my favorite. Wishing you the best of luck on your new...
    Sep 15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Next step after job offer
    The amount of time required for a background check can vary - depending on who is doing it. Most organizations out-source this function. If the company they use is very good, they can turn it...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. non clinical jobs: experience required
    It all depends upon the skill set (knowledge, ability & skills) required to perform that 'non-clinical' job. For instance, in order to perform a a case management job with an insurance company,...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Finding Ambulatory Nurse position?
    I think that the basic problem is that these types of settings really don't have sufficient training resources - so they need to hire staff who already have the right skill set. You could become CEN...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. License endorsement with Nursys
    Unfortunately, even though they have begun the process, neither IL or NY is a compact state yet. So you'll have to deal with the traditional BON licensing process which can be pretty lengthy. ...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. Advise Please! What to do after getting fired?
    Honesty is always the best policy. IMO, that clinic was not really prepared to train a newbie, even if they thought they were. If you are asked about why you left the job, the best response may be...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Flu clinic job offer...sending vaccine to my house?
    Hmm - I've never heard of this type of situation, but that doesn't mean it isn't legit. Here is the FDA rules & regs on vaccines. I would suggest calling your state health department for more...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. get my LVN certificate?
    I think OP may be enrolled in an ADN program & wondering about becoming licensed as an LVN instead. In Tx, you have to graduate from a BON-approved LVN program in order to be eligible to sit for...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Clinical Nurse or Advice Nurse
    Oh gosh, this is such a frequent occurrence in ambulatory care.... non-clinical people simply don't have a clue about nursing scope of practice issues. However, as a 'mandatory reporter', you are...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. 2 Career Paths - Nursing or Engineering
    Honestly, I would recommend Biomedical Engineering.... it's a hugely hot career field that would blend both of your interests. The pay is MUCH better than nursing - with much better career growth...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Am I Overacting?
    If they don't have policies & procedures in place to cover specific situations, then I would encourage you to make this happen. Disruptive behavior by residents is not that uncommon - it should be...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Assignment of isolation pts
    (I teach HR legal issues in management classes and this comes up frequently) ..... Pregnancy is not a disability, therefore they are not entitled to any special accommodation. Managers who do this...
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Online Classes & Supplies
    You may want to try Microsoft OneNote... a lot of students find that it is the ideal platform for organizing class materials, notes, assignments, etc.
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Bsn or lpn-adn not your usual argument
    It's always a puzzle to me... how people can be so sure of the defining characteristics of something that they have no actual knowledge of. In this case, OP has not yet enrolled in an RN program,...
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Coping with depression and anxiety while in nursing school?
    By now, you've already studied Maslow's Hierarchy . You need to take care of your own health and safety needs before you can address anything else. FWIW, tachycardia is associated with low BP due...
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Oh you're a Nursing student?
    Meh - it's all relative. Compared to people with degrees in Medieval Spanish Literature, Fashion Merchandising or Criminal Justice (contrary to the claims of daytime TV ads) -- we have a much...
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. University of Sioux Falls ABSN?
    Objective information about the quality of a pre-licensure program can easily be obtained from looking at two data points... selection ratio (# applied : # accepted) and NCLEX pass rates. There is...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Suggestions on which route to MSN/NP?
    It's probably due to regional differences, but I'm a bit confused on the term "General Entry Program" for MSN/NP. Is your goal to become an NP or Nurse Administrator? Those two tracks are...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Is nursing the best career to choose ?
    AMEN -- what Heathermaizey said ^^^^^^^!
    Sep 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Before I enter Nursing School....
    Totally agree with TU RN. Diagnostic technologists are in high demand in my area of the country, particularly those that have sub-specialization such as cardiac sonography.
    Sep 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. New to the program
    Are we talking full-blown phobia or just natural reluctance to touch icky things? If it's the former, you probably need to avoid anything health-care related as well as parenthood, risky physical...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. RN WORK FROM HOME?
    Ah yes, I love it when the 'work from home' (wfh) thread shows up - as it does on a fairly regular basis. There are two types of wfh jobs... 1) providing some sort of service that requires you to...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance


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