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  1. Just got off orientation, Please help!
    I just want to say that everyone dreads those one or two nurses that drill you during report! Every unit has them, thankfully they are usually in the minority. By the end of a night shift, my brain...
    Dec 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Items a new nurse needs 1st day of work!!!
    I would just say a smile, a stethoscope, a pen, and maybe bandage scissors. Those are the only things I use regularly that I have to bring myself. You will find that when you get to work each day...
    Jun 29
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Working two jobs
    I know! Wow! I personally would not choose to sacrifice ten years of my and my kids' youth working so much that my family never saw me and my marriage broke down. Not worth it. I am about to work...
    Jun 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Conflicted about keeping current job while starting new one
    I have had the same acute care hospital job for four years since I became a nurse. I have never liked it. I have struggled handling the stress and the work load. I have had many mgrs. come and go...
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Full Moon Friday the 13th
    I have to work. Going to try and hope for the best.
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. How long did it take for HR to contact you?
    I interviewed May 2 and received an offer May 7th :).
    Jun 11
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  7. Have you ever had the feeling your employer was looking for a reason to fire you
    Yes! I have reviews coming up and I am not expecting to be marked as anything other than average, even though I would rate myself higher in certain areas. My current mgr is new in her position and...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Is it me or nursing?
    Totally agree! I work with another RN who has been a nurse for at least 15 yrs. She still amazes me with her inability to get it together and deal with hard pt sets. To me, as a <5 yrs RN, she...
    Jun 9
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. What did you get for nurses week?
    That is funny! Our unit clerk did not know who our CEO was (looked like, I mean), and she'd been working for ages at the hospital. She was watching a video clip of him and insisted he didn't look...
    May 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Disillusioned, stressed, regretting nursing?
    Hang in there. I found nursing to be overwhelming as soon as I was off of orientation. Orientation was fun, getting off of it was a huge reality check. I went from 4 pts (days) to 7 pts on...
    May 9
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Rant
    I am sorry but nowhere in my pt's charts does it state what their profession or level of intelligence is? I treat all people with the same dignity and respect no matter if they have a college degree...
    Apr 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Best way to quit a PRN job
    This is not the case where I work. Contingents must be on the schedule at least 2 shifts, whether you pick the days or mgr picks them for you.
    Apr 29
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Yet another interruption on nights
    We have been asked recently to audit each other's charting. It is a big pain and I think someone is taking a huge break while they make us do it. The day shift and night shift are both doing it,...
    Apr 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Is your spouse supportive of your nursing career?
    My husband is very supportive. When I was getting my degree he took over a lot of the kid care so I could focus on school. After I graduated and began working full time he was grocery shopping,...
    Apr 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nursing Student Issues
    She seems to be napping because you have allowed it. Why would you let her do it if you were told not to? It seems that it is your responsibility as her preceptor to direct her during the shift,...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. If you work contingent/casual, how much?
    I currently have a job that is contingent status. I am obligated to work just two 8 hour shifts a month/schedule. One shift must be a weekend, the other could be any day of the week. I don't have...
    Apr 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Is this what its like for everyone?
    Definitely felt that way too when I began my first nursing job. Thankless, stressful, often gross, tiring, etc. I work on a surgical floor. I have seen things nobody should ever have to see. Not...
    Apr 22
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. New Grad RN former EMS experience
    I think you would have a good chance at an ER job. There are plenty of ER jobs available in my area, the turnover must be high. Good luck!
    Apr 22
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. New grad delayed looking for work - any advice?
    Just apply to everything that interests you and see who is calling you back for interviews. Where I work they hire new grads all the time. In the 3+ yrs that I have worked there (starting as a new...
    Jan 4
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Scared to go to work, I need some Advice
    If you don't have any confidence yet, you can't let your patients know that. You have to fake it. Don't be afraid to ask questions of your fellow nurses or manager. They were new nurses once. You...
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. How soon did you get pulled?
    I was pulled after 5 months. Now three years later the new hires get 6 months' grace period before they get pulled. After one month I sure would not have felt ready at all to take on a strange unit!
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Feeling miserable nearly a year
    After almost three years of being a nurse I really can't give you any encouragement because I feel the same way. I often walk out of patients rooms thinking to myself "What have I gotten myself...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Already Planned my vacation
    If you get a job offer, that is when you let them know the dates of your planned vacation. I did this when I started my job and I am glad I did because my vacation was over a holiday, and where I...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. New nurse- already stressed and getting burned out
    It seems that hospitals are cutting back staffing and resources to save a dime and break our backs :(. It took me a good year to figure out that what you walk into on your shift is what you will end...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. People think I am stupid
    To the OP, I would quit. I would not jeopardize my license in this situation, especially with the narc counts being off consistently.
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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