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  1. How to get experience?
    1) See if there's a nurse residency program at some of the hospitals. Those positions don't usually appear until around graduation time for the nursing schools. In some cities, you need to have a...
    Dec 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Atheist at Catholic hospital
    I'm Catholic, and prior to my present job, I worked at Baptist affiliated hospital. Yes they had things like "We believe in the power of Christ, and we strive to live his message," but other than the...
    Dec 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Media a bit too invasive of nurse's personal info following her catching Ebola?
    What bothers me about the release of her information is that now, if she survives (which I hope), everyone or anyone who has been paying attention, will know her as the "Ebola Nurse." What with how...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  4. shifts per week: 4 and 3 or 4 and 4?
    I do 4-3. At my previous job, I would do 4-4, but yeah, I agree the burnout is a lot faster when you work overtime a lot. At my current job, I've figured out this balance thing in my head -- one day...
    Sep 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Has being a nurse changed your outlook on...
    I've always felt that way, and yeah, as someone before has said, my biggest fear is to be aware of what's going on but not be able to communicate. If I was told I had stage IV cancer, and it was...
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I want my MSN, but...
    They had the CNL at the university near my in-laws (which is where I live at the moment), but at the moment, they've stopped admissions. I'm happy with the responses I've gotten! Thanks everyone:)
    Sep 12
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  7. Hospitals not accepting entry level nurses, new grads. What to do?
    During my orientation at the hospital I work in now, I found a lot of people were in the new grad program who were not from Florida -- a lot of them were from out of state. I wasn't a new grad when I...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  8. I want my MSN, but...
    For some of these roles, does it matter what I get my master's in? I guess it would depend on facility to facility.
    Sep 11
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  9. I want my MSN, but...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  10. I want my MSN, but...
    Do you also do staff development with your master's? I know my position could very well change in 5 years, but staying bedside (and preferably at night) is my current goal. As you can tell by my...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  11. I want my MSN, but...
    Can you explain how that works? If a pt exhibits signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder or has a history of schizophrenia, do they ask you to come and see the pt before the doctor? I didn't know that...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  12. I want my MSN, but...
    When you say consultant, you mean the legal nurse consultant, right? I guess I wouldn't mind too much being an adjunct clinical instructor, but then again, I'd be waking up at the butt crack of...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  13. I want my MSN, but...
    I was looking at the same concentration, but when I saw the university close to where I live no longer offers it, I thought, "...well there goes the one thing I wanted to do." I could pursue the...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  14. I want my MSN, but...
    When I was getting my BSN, I thought that was as high as I wanted to go, and I had no interest in becoming an NP. I still have no interest in becoming an NP, but I want my MSN. My question to myself...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  15. I cringe at the thought of work
    I'm guessing there's no opening at the clinics on base? I didn't care for the clinics on base -- I was told it was hard to get a job there, but I like bedside, and I wasn't that into outpatient. ...
    Sep 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Texas Woman's & Prairie View Stats
    If you get into all three, assuming you want to graduate "on time," you may just want to look at TWU or UT. I'm a little cynical about nursing school (I started at another program and then...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  17. Texas Woman's & Prairie View Stats
    I'm a PV alum -- I graduated back in December '12. Their GPA requirement hasn't changed that much, and as I've applied in the past to all three BSN programs in Houston (4 if you count UTMB), they...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  18. Nurses with worse spelling than mine are laughable.
    I might be a child of the internet, but eek, reading those types of posts makes my head hurt, though I will most definitely give you your due respect -- I can't keep that up for very long. I have...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Why is Med-Surg so hated?
    I love med/surg, and it was a position I wanted after graduation. I'm one of the weird people who had hard a time finding a med/surg position, but I think that has more to do with me sucking in...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  20. HELP PLEASE! New grad nurse about to quit new Nurse job before orientation is over.
    As this is a med/surg position, I would wait a little bit -- like maybe 6 months before leaving, if you really can't stand it. At 6 months, start looking for another job at a place you like. Don't...
    Aug 4
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Moved after almost a year to another facility, I feel out of sync?
    At my last facility, I worked on a med/surg floor for almost a year. I moved because my husband is getting out of the Air Force, and we planned to move to his hometown. I moved ahead. I landed a job...
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Destroyed by previous experience. Should I try nursing again?
    I was in the same boat you're in. I barely think about that situation now, and when I do, I'm not overcome with the same anxiety and guilt for failing. When I started at the nursing program I...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Your first experience with a dead person
    My first experience with death was a pt who was going down real fast. She died 2 hours into my shift (I was pulling her meds), and when the family member called to say they thought she passed (this...
    Jul 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Whooping cough redux; your story?
    Silly Likes - I guess some of them will get a visit from natural selection. If you scroll down to number five, it talks about a couple who declined to have their newborn daughter vaccinated...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How did you change?
    I had no idea what I wanted. My first job out of nursing school was geri-psych (I should mention I hate psych). It lasted about 4 months before I finally got into my current job on a MedSurg floor....
    Jun 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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