Search Results

Search Results Type: Posts; User: Racer15

From Date
  1. any career changers?
    I was a vet tech (Have a BSA in animal health technology). Loved it but could not pay the bills. Miss my critters, although ER nursing can provide me with far more entertainment...
    Nov 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. New ED job 2:30p-3a! Advice..
    I work it all. 3p-3a, 11a-11p, 1p-1a, and verrry rarely I work 9a-9p. In the ED. It just depends. On the 3-3, I may take over rooms for someone going home or I may float and get stuck in triage the...
    Nov 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. The Influence of the Influenza Vaccine:
    I don't really care. I have no issue with vaccines. I HATE getting shots because I dislike needle sticks but I was getting annual flu vaccines long before I was an ER nurse. If you have a legitimate...
    Nov 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What kind of car would you want?
    I'd love a 2013 Toyota Rav4 with a sunroof . With my current pay, I'll settle for my 2000 Corolla. Oh to be a rich nurse...
    Nov 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Kentucky job market for new RNs
    I graduated in Paducah from an ADN program. Was hired before graduation into the ER. Although I did not do it, I would recommend externing in the hospital of your choice.
    Nov 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Fix me NOW (but on my terms or I'll leave AMA)
    I had a patient recently that presented with belly pain. Glucose >1500, sodium was 113. This patient was in their early 20's. They decided to leave AMA. Counseled them extensively on the risks of...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. What can you tolerate the least?
    I just thought of a new one. I will FLEE from pt rooms when they have live insects in their ears. The first time this happened to me I thought the pt was nuts. Till I looked in her ear and saw...
    Nov 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Specialties for New Grads
    I started in the ED as a new nurse, only home I've ever known. Zero regrets.
    Nov 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Nursing jobs with animals
    Alas, not much has changed. I was a vet tech and loved it, but the pay was very poor and there were no health insurance benefits. I couldn't make a living. Hence why I am a nurse.
    Oct 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. reasons to go into nursing over social work?
    As the daughter of an LCSW, they provide an important role in the hospital setting and are very much so needed. If you think otherwise, just ask your social workers in the hospital just what it is...
    Oct 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. First Med error??
    The only reason I know this is because I helped care for my grandfather on hospice last year. I had never come across similar orders in the ER and would have been confused otherwise.
    Oct 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Ebola - do you have the right to walk away?
    We've been discussing this a lot at work as I am in the ER. I would, with the understanding that the hospital is going to provide room and board for me until I am no longer a risk to others. I have a...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  13. Most Stressful Day
    I'm not really a kid person but that boy owns me. He is now a happy and healthy 14 month old and my favorite person in the world. Being an aunt is the best job ever!!
    Oct 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. "She'll put your butt in a nursing home."
    My sister can be a dingbat but sometimes I can't help but love her. She has a 14 month old son. The last time he went for shots the nurse said "The mean old nurse is going to give you some shots...
    Oct 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Which unit has the most code blues?
    At my hospital I feel like the units probably run more codes. I'm in the ED and we have our fair share but I feel like a lot of our critical patients that we stabilize crash in the units.
    Oct 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Most Stressful Day
    I was in triage. Noticed a voicemail from my sister which was odd as she normally texts. A few seconds later security called, telling me that a young mother was walking in with her infant and...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. whats so good about working in a hospital?
    For me it's pretty simple. I want to be a flight nurse. Need 3 years critical care experience to be considered.
    Oct 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. "Two-yearitis"
    As a nurse with 2 years under her belt, it kind of frightens me when I hear two new nurses discussing something and end it with "ask Racer15, she'll know!!" Now sometimes I do. Moderate sedation,...
    Oct 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Epic Charting System
    We currently use TSystem which I love but are switching to Epic...not sure how to feel.
    Oct 9
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Happy Emergency Nurses Week!
    Free food and t -shirts from PHI. Works for me !
    Oct 9
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Yearly Bonus Ripped Off?
    What is this yearly bonus you speak of?
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Have you started antidepressants since becoming a nurse?
    Most of my coworkers are on some form of anti-depressant. I have a long history of GAD and depression which has worsened while working in the ED. I stopped taking Lexapro because I could no longer...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  23. Would you like your job more if you were paid more?
    I just want adequate staffing. I'd almost be willing to take a pay cut for that...
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Hey so young nurses, are we really making "that much"?
    It could be worse. As an ER RN with almost 2 years experience, I make $18.94/hour base pay. Weekend shifts do not pay any different than weekday shifts. I get a 12% shift dif for working 3p-3a and...
    Sep 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Have you ever convinced yourself...?
    Every single time I have a scabies patient. No matter how careful I am I start itching...Never actually had scabies but I freak out everytime.
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors
Top