Search Results

Search Results Type: Posts; User: Jean1313

From Date
  1. Teacher who would like to shift to nursing profession
    Hi, My mom is a teacher, so I (sort of) know where you are coming from. She has complained about the poorly behaved children and parents, been awake all night grading papers, etc. This is what I...
    Sep 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Life is too short to be this stressed
    I agree. I have worked other jobs, even minimum wage jobs that let me have a break away from the job site and even eat. I am leaving my med/onc floor after 9 months. 14 hour days, some nights I pee...
    Jul 13, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Anyone Starting At UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing?
    Just wanted to stop by and say good luck to everyone! I graduated in 2007, RN now almost 2 years now. It's a great clinical program, you will see and learn so much!
    Jun 17, '09
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  4. Unsure of what to do.
    Nursing school is really a major commitment. It is one of the hardest things that I ever did. But it is very rewarding. If you feel called to be a nurse than go for it! One of the things that...
    Jun 17, '09
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Psych to medical to psych, then back to medical in the future?
    Hi, I started out as a Psych RN, then made the jump to medical, something that I found to be very difficult. After almost a year in the medical world, my floor was changed to a specialty that...
    Jun 17, '09
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. They changed the job hours right after I put in notice!!!
    Thanks for the replies! I really needed them. I have to go in to work a midnight tonight and I'm not looking forward to all of those questions. Right now I work 3 12's, midnights. I've been at it...
    Jun 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. They changed the job hours right after I put in notice!!!
    So I went on a couple interviews: OR (they already had made the offers on the position), high-risk OB (maybe a foot in the door to L&D?) and Psych. I had been a psych RN before at this hospital, and...
    Jun 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Decision Time... (kinda long)
    Hi, I have been on before, struggling as a nurse new to the world of medical nursing. I had started in psych, which I did like, but went to medical because I had interests in other areas. ...
    Jun 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. "Hidden" UPMC jobs???
    They do tend to be on the website, but not always in the correct place. For example, if you are looking for full-time, it would seem logical to specify that in your search. However, some FT positions...
    May 10, '09
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  10. "Hidden" UPMC jobs???
    Hi, I am currently trying to find a new job within the system. Problem is, barely any new jobs posted on the UPMC website. Does anyone know of other places to find these postings? One person told...
    May 3, '09
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  11. Are UPMC freezes increasing?
    Thanks Oramar! Keep your fingers crossed!
    Apr 17, '09
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  12. Scared of Making the Wrong Decision-  long
    I have posted on here before about my struggles with med-surg nursing. Everyone has been very supportive, thank you all! So now I am almost to my 6 months. I am able to apply for new jobs (to...
    Apr 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. night shift
    I'm so sorry. I'm sure that he had very good care from you all. Take care.
    Apr 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. The Evil Empire Strikes Again
    Oramar- Too funny but sad at the same time. We probably will end up in Canada. Or, in my case, somewhere on a small island bartending.
    Apr 5, '09
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  15. Getting out of the UPMC tuition forgivness
    If you don't mind my asking, what year were you? I might try to get out too. I was told that the first couple classes got out of theirs. I graduated 2007. Thanks!
    Apr 5, '09
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  16. Pt.'s partner asked to have intercourse with a stoma !
    A nurse I work with had a similiar experience. She had a pt come to her previous floor with a stoma. According to this nurse, there was a very foul smell coming from it. They ended up taking some...
    Apr 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I cant start IV's!
    I'm having the same problem. When I started medical nursing 6 months ago, they sent us to the class where you start IVs on dummys. Other than letting me learn the supplies, not really helpful. So I...
    Mar 31, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Are UPMC freezes increasing?
    On some floors it is obvious, but some other people are posting that they are still seeing new hires come in. Trying to get a sense of which hospitals are still open. For example, WPIC has stopped...
    Mar 31, '09
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  19. Are UPMC freezes increasing?
    On your unit, do you hear rumors increasing about hiring freezes? Are you already on a freeze? Or, are any of them letting up yet? Obviously we have to wait out the economy to some extent, but...
    Mar 30, '09
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  20. Baby Fever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Your kids are adorable! I'm 29, and just really starting to think about marriage/kids! I give you both a lot of credit for such a strong marriage/family at a young age!
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  21. UPMC jobs
    How is the Presby OR? A girl I went to school with got a job there (2 years ago) and left before 6 months. She never said why. I am looking to get into an OR, and would love to hear the pro/cons of...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  22. Looking for a group of nurses in SW PA
    Shadyside is a pretty nice hospital. I really can say I've never worked with a better group of people. Though I have realized I am not meant to be a med-surg RN :-) I actually live in Shadyside,...
    Mar 25, '09
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  23. Looking for a group of nurses in SW PA
    Hi! Congrats on your job! Which dept? I am currently at Shadyside, med-surg/onc. But I worked near Greensburg (Latrobe) so I'm used to the country too :-) Keep us posted on the move/ new job!
    Mar 24, '09
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  24. So you don't like Nursing? Let's fix it!
    I agree with acuity-based ratios. Also suggestions for accountability for support staff. Half the time we do their job and ours of they aren't invested in their job. I'm going to add better...
    Mar 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How fair is your transfer policy?
    I'm just curious to see how other hospital systems handle transfers. My system has a policy that the 1st job= 1 year, 2nd= 6 months. But that isn't really true. At my place, you are not allowed...
    Mar 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


Top