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  1. It gets better.
    I have been a nurse for almost a year. I am 24, newly married, and often feel too young for such responsibility! Started and still work in float pool at a local community hospital that isn't super...
    Mar 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. CAUTI prevention after removal
    2 hours? We give them about 6 hours. However, we may chose to bladder scan however frequent and determine the need to cath whenever based on the physicians orders. But we definitely give the patient...
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Hospital vs. Clinic
    So you are having a hard time finding a clinic job? I applied to this one in particular because it said "recent grads welcome" and I've been a nurse for about 7 months. Have you signed up for the...
    Feb 20
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Hospital vs. Clinic
    I thought it went well. They actually ended up asking me pretty much the same questions the recruiter asked.... I had a good vibe :) thanks for all of the advice!
    Feb 20
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Hospital vs. Clinic
    Thanks for all of the advice!! My RunBaby- my husbands schedule is a normal one. I could go to days but it wouldn't be until probably 6 months or so... And even then, I'm not sure if that is what I...
    Feb 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Hospital vs. Clinic
    I officially freeze up in interviews... Even over the phone. Ugh I did not have a good feeling after that one :(
    Feb 13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Hospital vs. Clinic
    National Jewish!
    Feb 13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Hospital vs. Clinic
    Thank you all so much. Wish me luck on the interview tomorrow, if I get it, I decided to accept it! Thanks again. :)
    Feb 12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Nurse to Pt Ratios in CO?
    4 on days, 5 and sometimes flex up to 6 on nights. one aide for 10-12 pts. Its med surg/soft tele.
    Feb 12
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  10. Hospital vs. Clinic
    Maybe I am wrong to say a "con" is losing acute care skills. I will probably lose some for sure and gain specialized pulmonary skills.
    Feb 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Hospital vs. Clinic
    It's an adult pulmonolgy clinic. I have no idea how busy or acute it would be.
    Feb 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Hospital vs. Clinic
    Hi AN family! I have a third world problem I was wondering if I could get some advice on. I'm about 7 mo into my BSN nursing career and recently was switched to day shift so I could orient on...
    Feb 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Med Surg Then and Now
    What about alarm fatigue? Were all the patients on tele/pulse ox way back when?
    Jan 22
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  14. This is just too much
    This is just confusing. Our med surg floor does tele, iv push meds, but we usually have 5 pts at night, can flex up to 6 but it's not often. We have phlebotomy, and we do not do insulin drips! I...
    Jan 18
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  15. Denver Job Outlook
    I don't think it's impossible... Just apply, apply, apply, & be aggressive! Yes the market here sucks. So make yourself stand out somehow. APPLY FOR EVERYTHING. I am a new grad and secured a job...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  16. Colorado Springs!!  Please chime in!
    Have you considered moving elsewhere, even in Colorado? It's hard for new grads everywhere here. I was lucky (but smart...) to keep a job as an aide so my transition was smooth. Some people I...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  17. Finding my niche
    Thanks for that! I am glad to know I am not alone! I decided to stick this out for another 6 months- get my full year in, and then decide where I want to go from there. Maybe the OR- maybe a clinic?...
    Dec 29, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Staying safe or branching out in first RN job?
    Float! I am a new grad on the float pool at my hospital and while I don't LOVE it, I don't think it's because I'm float, I think I just have the new grad blues (6months so far). I was an aide in...
    Dec 29, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. What Do Operating Room Nurses Do?
    This post is exhausting! I am considering applying to OR jobs but I have no idea if I will like it! I'm trying to contact my educator to see if I can observe for a day... The main reasons I am...
    Dec 27, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. Acute care versus outpatient
    Do it! I have been toying with applying to outpatient/primary are jobs and I also wonder if it will really put a damper on my skills if I choose to go back one day to the hospital. It's hard to work...
    Dec 26, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Feeling Discouraged- Heparin Drip
    Is it true that if his pt INR was high from Coumadin they were bridging with Iv heparin to still anticoagulate him? Because I gave vitamin k to try to reverse his INR. So he would still need...
    Dec 24, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. Feeling Discouraged- Heparin Drip
    Ok... This is starting to make more sense. So the INR being 5 would still result in the heparin being turned off? (which is was) but it's the PTT you really follow for heparin and the INR for...
    Dec 23, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. Finding my niche
    I live in Colorado! LadyFree... I don't know what I want to do. I'm feeling the stress, responsibility, and overall overwhelming nature of nursing right now. I don't even think I'm in the right...
    Dec 23, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Feeling Discouraged- Heparin Drip
    Thank you for that. It means a lot. I am still in a puddle of tears hoping I didn't make a colossal mistake. It was doubled checked by the charge nurse, the heparin gtt was correct but I think the...
    Dec 23, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. New Grad nurse
    Yep. Literally JUST called to check in a pt because I was sickly worried I did something wrong. When does it stop :(
    Dec 23, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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