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  1. Pursued by another hospital
    If you chose to stay, you could always talk to your current NM and see if she can offer you a full-time position seeing how other places are now interested in offering you a position. Might be a push...
    Aug 9, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Pursued by another hospital
    If you are happy where you are and there is nothing that makes you want the other hospital, other than previously having it as a first choice, then I would stay. If the benefits, pay, and environment...
    Aug 9, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Job offer for ER or CCU
    Congrats on both job offers! Both units will provide you with great experience, so it's just based on your preference. In the ER you'll see a lot of different patients/diagnoses and practice lots of...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Length of orientation?
    I had 6 weeks of orientation on days on a busy cardiac step-down unit. I dont think I would have ever felt completely "ready" to be on my own 6 weeks or even 12 weeks in. As long as they expect and...
    May 3, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. New grad, not liking the unit I'm in
    Flowerchild89- I've never experienced this situation before since I'm almost at a year mark at my first RN position but I wanted to respond. If I was in this position I would def. look to transfer...
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Varied Days & Night shifts
    I've been working 12hr night shifts, but because we are now over-staffed my manager wants me to pick up some day shifts within my schedule. Has anyone done this? Working days and nights within the...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Please review my resume, 1 year experience
    This looks great! Organized and to the point! Goodluck looking for a new job!
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  8. New nurse feeling overwhelmed and miserable!
    Hi nsgstu! I am the original poster of this thread. I just wanted to share with you that it DOES get better and easier. I am not quite at my 6 months mark from being hired and have been on my own...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Pre work anxiety
    No real advice from me except to try and keep yourself busy when not at work. Im replying to let you know you are not alone and that I have the exact same anxiety. My anxiety actually was probably...
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. New grad, bullied at report.
    Thank you all for your replies. It comforts me to know that this has happened to other RNs (not that I would wish this on anyone of course). I will do my very best to not take it personal when I give...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. First day, first code
    Like what was said in the previous replies, im confused with the order of interventions. After finding them unresponsive but breathing, a pulse should have been taken... With compressions following...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. New grad, bullied at report.
    Thank you all for your posts.I guess I just need to learn to make myself not get upset when she drills me at report. All I can do is tell her what I was told in report, info from shift, and what I...
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. New grad, bullied at report.
    I am a new grad and have been working on my own for a few months now. There is one specific nurse that has been knocking my confidence so far down that I have gone home crying. During report she...
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Physical limitation and finding a job as a new grad
    Try clinics or school nursing. These can be less harsh on your body but a job where you can still utilize the RN license and skills you worked so hard for. A classmate of mine went in to work at a...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  15. Depressed and terrified
    You are not alone. I've been on my own for a little while now as a new grad and I still get very anxious before shifts. I get nauseous, have an upset stomach, and sometimes it can be so bad that I...
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. New nurse feeling overwhelmed and miserable!
    Thank you all for posting and sharing your experience and advice. Im still having the anxiety before shifts and its still very frustrating. The shifts themselves are getting better... & I can see how...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. A change in EKG
    Candyn- K/mag imbalances are an easy fix that can cause arrythmias like pvc's, pac's, runs of vtach etc... We watch and replace them very closely on my unit!
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Severe anxiety at work
    I feel the exact same way, you are not alone. I've had 3 weeks on my own and I still get soooo anxious before my work week begins. Everyone I've talked to says its normal, but im hoping it passes...
    Oct 11, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. A change in EKG
    Every unit should have a protocol for rhythm changes. When my patient changes rhythm to afib i'd do the following: 1. Check the patient to see if they are tolerating the rhythm or if they are...
    Oct 11, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. New nurse feeling overwhelmed and miserable!
    First off, I would like to state that I know I am extremely blessed to have landed a job in an acute care hospital very close to graduation. I know there are many new grads that look for jobs for...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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