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  1. Dreading work.  Advice?
    I feel the same way you do. As a matter of fact I sit here with this stomach ache that has not gone away since I transferred into ICU. I am 10mos in to this and can not wait until my year is in so...
    Jan 12, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Long hospital orientation...
    Hopefully your orientation is more clinical than classroom. If it is, be happy. Take advantage of it by learning all that you can while you have someone to fall back on. You will be on your own...
    Jan 12, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Life after quitting first job as RN
    When I was reading this I had to take a doubletake at your name to make sure I had not written this thread!!!!! I haven't left my facility yet. I am trying real hard to get a transfer from the unit...
    Jan 12, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. jjust need a hug
    Hang in there. I would hope your hospital would not treat this as a 'call in' You couldn't help this. Slowing down is not an option in our field of choice. :specs: A friend I graduated with broke...
    Jan 12, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Messed Up Big Time
    I am not making light of your situation, as I am sure you have learned from it the hard way. But my clinical manager hands out write-ups to the new and to the old as if it were candy on Halloween...
    Jan 12, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Confused on whether to quit or not
    One thing I have learned in the hospital I work for is not to expect kindness from my fellow nurses. If they are kind to my face, I watch my back. I am not suprised a preceptor slammed a door in...
    Jan 6, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. punishment advice.....please......
    This is a problem everywhere I guess. I thought it was just my hospital. On the floor I used to work on I actually had 2 CNA's (that I know of) that could not take manual blood pressures or would...
    Jan 6, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. State law says to wait until taking NCLEX??
    Your time frame sounds like mine. I heard the same thing about new grads not getting the orientation time deserved. Good Luck on NCLEX!
    Jan 6, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Travelers with One Year experience
    Thank You for all of your tips and advice. I know a couple of travelers who work through American Mobile and are happy with them. I have spent the majority of this year on day shift on an extremely...
    Jan 6, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  10. State law says to wait until taking NCLEX??
    Does any other state besides KY say a nursing student graduate has to wait to take NCLEX after graduating? I had to wait until I worked 120 hours before I could take my NCLEX. At the time it didn't...
    Jan 5, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Travelers with One Year experience
    I would love to hear from the travelers who had only one year nursing experience when they started. I know some say don't do it, but what about the ones who have done it? Who did you go through? ...
    Jan 5, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. Med/Surg to ICU
    I had 10 months Med/Surge experience b/4 I transferred to ICU. There is good and bad with that. Yes, I love the fact that I have my organizational skills down pat, I have no problem calling a doc...
    Jan 5, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. Do all the ICU RNs gossip?
    The same thing goes on where I work. The clinical manager sets the tone. She gossips just as much if not more about her staff. I feel the same way as you-avoidance is the best answer. I know I...
    Jan 5, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. DVT prophylaxis orders
    It is also a part of our admission. There is even a box asking how we will contact the doctor about it if it is not included in thier orders. (telephone, progress note, etc) I don't know how long...
    Jan 5, '08
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. Will there ever be a day that I won't forget something?
    As I approach my one year mark I am still coming across times when things happen that I feel I should of known after the fact. Example..I worked Med/Surge for 7 months b/4 going to ICU (Honestly...
    Jan 5, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. I love this Site!
    I am also new to this site. I love to read the postings before I go to work. It makes me feel like nurses really are united and not everyone behaves the way many of my co-workers do. Now if I...
    Dec 26, '07
    Forum: allnurses Testimonials
  17. Does it get any better?
    Thanks for all of your suggestions and words of encouragement. My manager does have some serious issues. I was actually told I would 'feel relieved when she moves on to someone else'. BUT I only...
    Dec 26, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Do contracts get delayed often?
    On March 16, 2008 I will have my full year in and can start traveling. I have looked into many agencies and have read alot of the postings on this site. Is it usual for a traveler to start a...
    Dec 25, '07
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  19. Having a problem with the rudeness
    I am so glad you posted this and so many replied. I was hoping there was a decent place out there to work. My place sounds just like yours. I agree with another post---it is the clinical managers...
    Dec 25, '07
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Need Encouragment Please
    I was shocked at how nasty some nurses can be. I am desperately holding my own, trying to get to the one year mark---10 weeks to go!--- where I will feel more better about myself as a RN to get...
    Dec 25, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Preceptor issues
    Preceptor's can make your life Horrible! I stuck with my first one in Med-Surge, but I feel just as bad about the one I have in ICU as you do about yours. Mine won't tell ME what she thinks I am...
    Dec 25, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. New nurse made a mistake!
    Don't feel bad! I was making rounds with a Doctor who did the exact same thing! I am so glad he was the one who wanted to get a better look, b/c I am sure if I had removed the dressing I would of...
    Dec 25, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Please... what is going on??? objective opinions needed
    In March I will be a nurse for a year, so I know where you are coming from. I am not all pleased with the hospital I work for, but want that year experience b/4 I move on. With that being said, my...
    Dec 25, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Does it get any better?
    I will be a nurse for a year on March 16, 2008. I started in Jan 15th but w/ Ky. state law I couldn't sit for NCLEX until then. I absolutely LOVE my patients and taking care of them, but I must say...
    Dec 25, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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