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  1. Switching jobs as a new RN
    Angelica - I guess that by comparison to the other stuff, my paycheck feels like a smaller issue. (Not THAT much smaller, though, considering Christmas is almost upon us!) I was able to forgive the...
    Dec 20
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Switching jobs as a new RN
    Apologies in advance; I also posted about this situation in General Nursing Discussion - before I discovered an entire glorious board about new nurses! :D So, I am 1.5ish months into a psych RN...
    Dec 20
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Switching jobs as a new RN
    Thank you, jadelpn. I have thought about doing a PRN job too; it seems like it would be a good way to try another specialty while still honoring my commitment to this position. The only issue is that...
    Dec 19
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Switching jobs as a new RN
    I started working a little over a month ago as an RN at a psychiatric hospital. So far, I'm not loving it. I do like the patient population and find it interesting, but a number of issues are in the...
    Dec 19
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. How have you changed since starting school?
    Like others, I find myself being more assertive and not worrying so much about what other people think. I still genuinely want to make a good impression and to be liked, but I place a much higher...
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Does anybody else feel guilty about calling off?
    Do I feel bad for my co-workers? Absolutely. Do I feel guilty? No. If I am genuinely sick or experiencing some kind of emergency, then I have nothing to feel guilty about. I wouldn't want my...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. New Grad Salary
    I'm in Maryland, new grad with ADN, and possibly looking at a starting salary of $25.31/hr plus $2.00-$2.60 differential depending on shift, weekend, etc.
    Oct 1
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Evening shift - yea or nay?
    Yep...as a newbie, I'm pretty keen on getting in some patient interaction. :) I'm looking forward to starting my first RN job, it would be kind of a letdown to get there and spend most of my time...
    Oct 1
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. Evening shift - yea or nay?
    I interviewed for a job at a psychiatric hospital and it went well. I am just waiting to confirm that I passed my boards this morning, and I think if they are going to offer me a job, it will be...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. Gifts for Preceptor
    Definitely a handwritten thank you card of some sort for sure. Beyond that, it's whatever you know they would appreciate. In the past, I have pulled together with other clinical group members to...
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Don't go into nursing school if_____
    Don't go to nursing school if you can't be simultaneously really tough and really kind. Don't go to nursing school if you are not fully, 100% prepared to take FULL RESPONSIBILITY for what you...
    Jan 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Why do you want to be a nurse?
    I want to be a nurse because it's awesome! In what other career can you have such an impact on people every day?! It suits my weirdly effervescent personality - I love interacting with patients and...
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Dilemma: miss class before exam due to illness?
    If I felt well enough, I would go and just be considerate of those around me. If it was clinical, that would be a different story.
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Cry for help - well mother/baby nursing diagnoses!
    *Sigh* So, I'm doing my careplan for mother-baby. It's intense. I want to check in with you lovely folks and see how some of these diagnoses look. Background: Mom is healthy and had no...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. How many hours do you study a day?
    In my perfect world, I preview the chapters we will be discussing in class BEFORE the lecture. I don't always take notes from that, but I do underline/highlight so I can find things that stuck out to...
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. New RN Nursing Student
    Your story is awesome :) As for preparing for nursing school - get your supplies, and make sure you have an excellent study space where you can spread allllllllllll your books, papers, and...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Vent: having a hard time with my clinical instructor
    I am a second semester nursing student, currently taking mother-baby. I was really looking forward to this clinical rotation. Although this is not a specialty that I particularly want to go into, I...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Unsupportive fiance...not sure what to do
    *Hugs* This a tough situation for you any way you slice it. I feel for you, OP. My thinking is that you already know what you want/need to do; your post gives me that impression. I totally...
    Oct 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. I feel so inadequate =(
    You are not inadequate - a B is a pretty excellent! If I felt inadequate every time I got a B...I might as well drop out of school now. Good grades are important, but the MOST important thing is...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Everyone:How do you keep yourself motivated when you just want to give up?
    Keep going! :) I just tell myself that even though I don't *feel* like it right now, there's no reason I *can't* study. (Except for being distracted by AN on occasion, hahahaha.) Take 10 minutes and...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. This is expensive.
    This is my second semester of nursing school. I am feeling soooooo burnt out. I love school and I'm working my butt off to keep up with it, but working and keeping money in the bank seems like an...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Where do YOU sit in class?
    I sit within the front right three rows, and I always wear boring colors to class so I won't get called on! :D I definitely pay attention and am pretty good about keeping the phone away, but I will...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Who motivates you? Inspires you? Share your stories.
    My boyfriend. He's a fantastic partner and encourages me every day to work hard and give this all I've got. He gave me a great example while he was in school for engineering, so I've got a great role...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. What sacrifices have you made for your nursing education?
    Honestly, haven't sacrificed that much. Maybe some independence - can't afford to live on my own during school, so I moved in with my mom - but she's awesome to me, so that's OK. I gave up the...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Can an introvert succeed as a nurse?
    Yes, you can succeed. Being an introvert is a strength in this profession. I walk the line between introvert and extravert, and while I am a quiet person, I am focused and in tune with myself and...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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