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  1. If I had a million (or more) dollars...
    I actually have an inheritance now that is already well invested...not enough that I could just quit work and be fine but enough that if it remains untouched my financial advisor said I could...
    Oct 26, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Odd interactions
    Oh my gosh...sooo many. Several years as an RN and now a short time as an NP has given me a wealth of odd encounters. And yes, I would agree with the previous poster who said that "odd" is the norm...
    Oct 17, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Nurses- medical provider needs your opinion!
    The biggest thing that I can echo that has already been mentioned is taking the time to do protocol orders! When I was a nurse prior to being an NP, the hospital I worked at FINALLY underwent a...
    Jul 19, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Should I take a job in Nursing home
    Unless you are on the verge of homelessness or something similar, I would NOT take a position with only a week's orientation if you're completely inexperienced. Yes, that is a nice salary especially...
    Jul 11, '15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. You should know better
    I definitely could cut down on sweets. Not overweight but I loooove chocolate, basically any homemade baked good, and ICE CREAM. And yes, over the previous long weekend I did visit a new-to-me but...
    Jul 7, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Advice needed to stay afloat!
    I think one thing to realize that will hopefully be at least somewhat comforting-although not a magical fix-is that 3 months is just the beginning of a career. It is entirely natural to feel out of...
    Jul 4, '15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Report:  Where do you work and what do you want to know
    I used to get report a lot from ER, and in response to the last thread, yes I could read a lot about them in the EMR and had no problem doing that. Really, I had NO problem not hearing about every...
    Jul 4, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. VERY discouraged. Anybody ever transfer from outpatient setting to hospital? Not possible?
    It is definitely possible as I worked with at least a handful of people who'd moved from dialysis/LTC/clinics to my inpatient unit. Funny thing is, I feel like on the impatient side there were...
    Jul 4, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Is it possible to be successful in nursing with poor social skills?
    Depends on what you mean by that. On one hand, coming off as quiet and reserved can actually be an asset. I'm an introvert and those adjectives can fit me until I know someone, but they have never...
    Jul 4, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Take this job and shove it!
    I also feel like another issue, regardless of simply *whether* or not change occurrs, is if it occurs in a way that changes things before a long period of time has passed. My former workplace where I...
    Jul 3, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Self Reflection: What could you do better?
    I need to internally chill out at work. Outwardly, I'm usually calm and work well under pressure, but inwardly I'm stewing, heart rate of like 300, etc etc. The thing is, once the craziness is over...
    Apr 26, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. 500 cc of Vanco/Ns over 2 hours via pump via picc line
    The other conditions/issues listed seem irrelevant to the vanc dose issue...obesity, multiple comorbidities, tons of meds, etc. They definitely seem like things that shouldn't affect the rate of vanc...
    Apr 17, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. full time np still wanting to do RN work?
    Enjoy your 8-9 hour days...I would not recommend trying to orient/work as an RN on the weekends. Yes, it is nice to have RN experience (I had a respectable amount before becoming an NP) but I would...
    Apr 17, '15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Some people are too smart for nursing
    Ehhh, do what YOU want and tune out the peanut gallery :) I can tell you that people will ALWAYS have comments (even about the stupidest things at the most ridiculous times!) and really, that it all...
    Apr 17, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. First NP Job With Little Autonomy
    Thanks Jules A. I'm a pretty intuitive person and I feel that you are probably right. Even though I'm kind of freaking out that I've basically uprooted my life only to realize that this position is...
    Apr 12, '15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. First NP Job With Little Autonomy
    Thanks all for the suggestions; I appreciate it. Thankfully the other midlevel is largely on the same page as me re: autonomy. I think the biggest thing that needs to be determined between her, me...
    Apr 12, '15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. First NP Job With Little Autonomy
    Re: seeing the MD, just tradition on their part and I think just them not embracing us as actual providers. I'm in a state with independent NP practice so it certainly isn't a legal requirement. ...
    Apr 11, '15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. First NP Job With Little Autonomy
    Sooo, I'm having a dilemma. I started my first NP job about a month ago and for multiple reasons it is just NOT turning out to be what I envisioned, both in a work-life balance and even more...
    Apr 11, '15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. How did the 12 hour shift begin?
    Um, I absolutely loved my 12 hour shifts. Now granted I'm single and had an easy commute, but I still often stayed late as a result of charge nurse duties. However, knowing that those glorious...
    Apr 7, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. is your job aging you?
    I actually loved 3 in a row (or 3 days a week) a lot and am really missing it as an NP! Crazily enough, it seems that I'm pretty much workig 11-12 hour days 4 days a week and often pushing 10-10.5 on...
    Mar 31, '15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management
  21. Is Volunteering "Worth It"?
    To be honest I think it's kind of overkill. If we are talking about volunteering during nursing school, I think that is a recipe for burnout because there is already so much nursing going on in the...
    Mar 29, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Non-FIT Nurses and FIT Nurses
    Of all my "guilty pleasures," double stuff Oreos are at the top of this list. Oh my gosh...give me some trashy TV (sappy Hallmark movies) and a glass of milk and I can finish, well, a lot. I'm young...
    Mar 8, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Burnout vs. time for a new job
    I would definitely take some vacations. I've been guilty before of not taking much vacay for long periods of time, then realizing I'm a little extra frazzled, grouchy, impatient with patients, etc....
    Feb 25, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Second job
    I did some temp/agency work-specifically signing up for really easy stuff (no inpatient). I ended up giving flu shots around the area where I lived for $30/hr. While there was sometimes some travel...
    Feb 25, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Mispronunciations that drive you nuts
    I HATE it when I see "track" written for tract...i.e., "intestinal track." Sometimes this error is from a nurse or other healthcare professional and that just makes it weirder to me!!
    Feb 22, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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