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  1. Switching from Med-Surg to Psych?
    Hey all! I am an RN, BSN that has been working just shy of two years in med-surg at a level-one trauma center/teaching hospital. First I was in Neurological Sciences, and currently I am in...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Does Anyone Actually LIKE Being a Nurse? (Slight Venting)
    I've been told by many patients and their families and even fellow nurses and techs have told me I'm good at nursing. Some patients have told me that it's great to meet somebody who is 'doing what...
    Nov 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Does Anyone Actually LIKE Being a Nurse? (Slight Venting)
    Another issue I deal with in regards to my job is nervousness. As I mentioned, I have a history of anxiety and depression, and I get very nervous before going to work. Like hours before it starts. If...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Does Anyone Actually LIKE Being a Nurse? (Slight Venting)
    Thanks to all who replied to my post! I find that the part of my job that I really do like is talking to the patients (I don't always get to do this since I work nights and I have so many other...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Does Anyone Actually LIKE Being a Nurse? (Slight Venting)
    I ask this because I seem to have some sort of intolerance to professional nursing. It's my second degree, and I was one of those odd people that actually enjoyed nursing school (not the piddly...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Night shift question
    Ekramona: I'm 32, and nursing is my second career. I've held up to nights better than anticipated and enjoy all the pluses you state. But that feeling of isolation and constant sleepiness is wearing...
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Night shift question
    Oddly, I'm usually very awake for night shifts. I hit a wall around 4am, but it won't last long. But, WeepingAngel, you pretty much described my nights off perfectly! Sent from my iPhone using...
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Night shift question
    I can switch to days pretty easily. My floor is very busy, and most DON'T want to work days on it! However, I am considering it. If I have too many days off in a row, my body flips to a day schedule...
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Night shift question
    Is it possible for night shift to catch up with you? I've done it for a year so far as a new BSN. I thought I was handling it well. I liked the differential, the covered shift parking lot, the pace. ...
    Sep 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. New Nurse discouraged :( Help!
    I've been a BSN, RN for a little less than a year. First, congrats on getting here! If you're like me, you focus a lot on your deficiencies instead of your successes and strengths. So for starters,...
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Debilitating Anxiety
    I've had terrible anxiety most of my life (I'm 32 now). I've also battled depression and am currently diagnosed with type two bipolar disorder. I take a few meds including lithium, Celexa and...
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. Could I get some quick tips on IV starts?
    Thanks! In what situations might a hot pack be contraindicated? Sent from my iPhone using allnurses.com
    Aug 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Could I get some quick tips on IV starts?
    Thanks! I'm impressed you spend so little time vein hunting. I've had some patients who don't look like they even posses veins in their extremities :) Sent from my iPhone using allnurses.com
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Could I get some quick tips on IV starts?
    I'll check that out. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using allnurses.com
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Could I get some quick tips on IV starts?
    I've had marginal success with starting IV's, but lately it has been quite a dry spell. I think I may be overshooting the veins on some. Do you guys and gals have techniques for starting them?...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Does anyone else get really nervous before a shift?
    Thanks for sharing that - point taken! A nurse told me once that nurses in their second to third year of practice are even more prone to making mistakes then when they started because they begin to...
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Does anyone else get really nervous before a shift?
    Good advice. I've gotten back into running, and it is a huge stress reliever for me. If I had a particularly nasty shift, I tend to run further since I can channel the pent up emotions. So, it does...
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Does anyone else get really nervous before a shift?
    Ktliz, I am actually on multiple meds for anxiety and depression. I have a lengthy history of it. I've had a couple more shifts under my belt since I started this thread. I feel like I'm just not...
    Jul 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Does anyone else get really nervous before a shift?
    I always get very anxious prior to the start of a shift, especially if my group of patients is new to me. I'm always nervous about possibly having to float, or maybe needing to give blood, etc. While...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Not many people that I can talk to about this...
    I can't fault your insight here. You're pretty spot on :) Improvement in my job performance is definitely noticeable. My manager stated that he had heard good things about me and that I was...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Not many people that I can talk to about this...
    After I started this thread, read the great responses and also vented a bit to my coworkers about my frustrations, I really agree with much of what you wrote here. I feel like if I left now, I might...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Not many people that I can talk to about this...
    I'm a bit embarrassed when it comes to posting my ratio since, compared to many other hospitals, it's quite low. On nights, I can take a max of five patients. There's talk of us getting a sixth, but...
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Not many people that I can talk to about this...
    That's great advice. I have tried to focus on the positives of my job (and honestly, there are a lot): My coworkers are a ton of fun and very helpful/patient with me. I've gotten lots of positive...
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Not many people that I can talk to about this...
    I'll hold you to that :)
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Not many people that I can talk to about this...
    I've considered this too. I know I can't escape certain aspects of nursing. I'm attracted to the better ratios of ICU, but I'm concerned about how adept I'd be in a higher acuity setting. As of now,...
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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