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  1. Neuro/telemetry vs. med/surg
    There are pros and cons to each, but honestly, I echo what someone above me said about it depending on co-workers as one of the factors. In fact, I think co-workers can make a huge difference. The...
    Feb 28, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. How to find your NICHE in nursing??
    Wow. I could have written this. I actually agree with everything you wrote in that paragraph. I work in a hospital and I hate it, but I keep telling myself that it is preparation for my dream public...
    Feb 28, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. UCH Nurse Residents, any advice?
    I applied there as a back-up plan in case I didn't get into my dream hospital, which was not in Colorado. I was worried because my application inadvertently got sent to the wrong place, but they...
    Feb 22, '12
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  4. I found my dream job in Public Health :)
    My first bachelor's was in public health. I went into nursing thinking it would help me with public health. Accepted a job as an RN on a tele floor to get experience. Been working four months. I hate...
    Jan 25, '12
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  5. Dumb things new nurses do....
    I did this same thing (minus hitting somebody in the face)!!! My preceptor had just told me to put air in vials before drawing it up so I thought that applied to all vials. Nope, didn't work with the...
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. How to choose a med-surge speciality?
    I'm on a med-surg tele floor and honestly, we get patients with everything in the book. People who need to be on tele tend to have other things wrong with them. I've had ortho patients, lots of...
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. New Grad RN to choose L&D or ED?
    From this post, it's clear to me your heart wants L&D. Do it. :)
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. ALL nights or day/night MIX shift to pick? HELP! need to reply to recruiter!
    I would go with all nights. Also, is the pay better on nights? If so, then for me it would be a no-brainer. :) I work nights and I LOVE it. I was on days for my training and I hated it. Too many...
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Night Shift For Newbies
    Nights are GREAT! More money, less craziness. What more could I ask for? ;) For me, somehow waking up at 5 pm is not half as bad as waking up at 5 am! I could never be to work early on a day shift,...
    Jan 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. To those who have recently graduated and found a job...
    Did an accelerated BSN in Colorado! Got a job in Tucson.
    Jan 3, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  11. Have a particular skill that constantly stumped you? How did you get over it?
    Similarly, I haven't been able to get any IV starts since I started working. :( I got them in nursing school with different teachers instructing me and in different facilities, but now since I've...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Ever feel unsafe in your job?
    I feel the same way!!! I'm still in training but my preceptors seem to think that if they showed me how to do it once (without even letting me do it hands-on), then I will remember how to do it...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Holy guacamole, this new grad just scored an awesome gig!
    I work nights on tele and it is wayyyy easier than days. :) LOL I would be a lot more nervous about working days, haha, well, at least on my floor the days are crazier. Congrats!
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Bad day. :(
    Today's shift just made me feel incredibly incompetent. I have been a licensed nurse and working for three months now but every day I feel like the biggest bumbling idiot. I want to cry. And I do not...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Communication Barriers with Preceptor
    Thanks for the reply!! You're right, lots of the doctors and patients have accents as well but it seems different since they are not my primary teacher. I feel like a jerk even complaining about it,...
    Dec 1, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. ORAL EXAM interview...HELP!! NEW GRAD!!
    Never heard of one either. Good luck, let us know how it goes!
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Communication Barriers with Preceptor
    Is anyone else out there being trained by a nurse whose thick accent and grasp of the English language make learning difficult? I am a new grad RN on an intermediate care unit and I have always been...
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. How can I know when a New Grad Program opens?
    Check the hospital websites you're interested in EVERY DAY. I applied for new grad programs and my top hospital only had the applications up for one week online, so I had to be persistent in my...
    Oct 24, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Took a leap.....
    I don't think you're crazy. I would hate to work in the OR precisely because I can't talk to my patients. They are the best part of my day. :p
    Oct 24, '11
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  20. For Fun--Kudos 2 Me...The "toot your own horn" thread
    Thank you and good luck to you!!! You can do it!!!!
    Oct 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. For Fun--Kudos 2 Me...The "toot your own horn" thread
    Finished nursing school with a bang...4.0!!! I still can't believe it. Passed NCLEX a month after school ended and got hired at a magnet hospital, my dream hospital. :D I am still in orientation, but...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. O_o future RNs taking NCLEX on SEPTEMBER o_O
    Iammaj28, did you get your results?
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. Kaplan vs Hurst Review Courses
    Hey! My school paid for Kaplan, so I did Kaplan, but I felt like it wasn't enough of a content review for me, so I also bought Hurst! Kaplan goes over test-taking strategies and they have a...
    Sep 25, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. O_o future RNs taking NCLEX on SEPTEMBER o_O
    Thank you!!! I really didn't believe that the PVT would be accurate for me. haha But it was, so hurray!!! I felt like I didn't know any of the questions I was asked, but just sit there and think...
    Sep 15, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. O_o future RNs taking NCLEX on SEPTEMBER o_O
    It's official...I passed!!!! :D
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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