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  1. GI lab hours?
    At my current workplace, we have nurses that work 8s, 10s, and 12s. We have 6 procedure rooms and generally do 60-75 procedures a day.
    Apr 7
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  2. Hospital vs. Office Endo
    The big difference is at a hospital setting you will be doing inpatients and outpatients and will most likely have take night call. I find that at a clinic the day goes much smoother because new...
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  3. Any new nurses escape the floor successfully ???
    I worked 9 months of med-surg right out of nursing school. 12 hour night shifts. YUCK! Although I dreaded every minute of it, I will never regret my time because of all of the great experience I...
    May 24, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  4. Did you already know that area of nursing you wanted to be in before graduation?
    Before I started nursing school I wanted to do L&D. During nursing school I wanted to do OR. Now i'm doing special procedures (endoscopy and radiology nursing) and can't imagine doing anything else!...
    May 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Best St. Louis hospitals to work at?
    As a new grad, I worked at SSM St. Clare (Fenton) for my first 9 months as a nurse. I was really pleased with the new grad classes and preceptorship during orientation. The only reason I left SSM is...
    May 19, '11
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  6. RN Orientation Length
    special procedures-endoscopy, OR sedates, IV infusions, wound care, radiology 6 months orientation with a preceptor small community hospital 125 beds
    May 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. List your school if you use HESI exit exam.
    Truman State University-Kirksville, MO It didn't count as a grade we just used it as practice for the NCLEX
    May 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Do you really like your endo job?
    I went from working 12-hr night shifts on a med surg floor to endoscopy. I am in heaven! I love how interesting the cases are, giving sedation, only having 1 patient at a time, and never having to...
    May 13, '11
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  9. high turnover rates in health care.
    My hospital has a high turnover rate because it is located near two military bases (both Army and Air Force) and we constantly have spouses moving to and from our city.
    May 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Questions about Endoscopy Nursing!! :)
    What are your hours at work? 0630-1700 Are you FT, PT, or PRN? FT How long were you a nurse before you started Endoscopy? (experience) 9 mos How long have you been in Endoscopy? 11 mos ...
    May 13, '11
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  11. Outpatient Endo RN's: Beginning Wage and years of experience
    I had only 9 months of experience in nursing (med surg) prior to being hired on at an endo unit. My starting pay was $27/hr
    May 13, '11
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing