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  1. What do you want for Christmas?
    I have everything I could EVER want and need. I just want to be with the people I love!
    Dec 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Great salary but sometimes I wonder...
    I wouldn't call our hard earned money "great" that's for six figures and up. Since I have to bleed for it. I make a good salary.
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  3. How do you cheer yourself after a bad day at work?
    Check my calendar to see if I have to return the next day and call out. Then, I basically make sure I spend the next day venting on Allnurses. Take myself out to a steak dinner and a movie. Then, I...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  4. Six weeks out - never been so happy
    Funny, this is how I felt after leaving home care. Know the feeling. My anxiety level was through the roof! I felt as if I was being tortured throughout the process. Good luck on your future...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management
  5. Ideas On What To Do After Leaving Nursing
    First, I know that this question has been asked before in many ways. I just need some ideas on what to do with my life after nursing. Has any ever left and pursued some completely different and was...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. Its official! I am leaving nursing.........
    Finally, finally someone understands how I feel! I could just bawl my eyes out. Yes, there are somethings in healthcare that are down right wrong! It has nothing to do with age. I started at 24 and...
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. NP: Still a nurse?
    Ha ha ha that's why it's called "Nurse Practitioner." Get it? There's Nurse in the title. Clearly, there is something going on in her head to make her want to separate herself from distinction or...
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. What Is The Deal With All The Highly Educated & Professionals Becoming RNs?
    mclennan nailed it on the head, but I wish I could tell those people not to do it! There is no shortage and it's a rough life. After 4 years of crazy, I'm on the verge of getting the heck out. Good...
    Jun 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Where are you happy?
    I've tried many different things. The only thing I seem to like is radiation oncology which is an outpatient setting. It's where I've felt most happy as a nurse.
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Personality At Work vs. At Home
    Pretty much the same. Funny as ever. Making the patients, family, and friends laugh. I like everything neat and presentable. Sometimes, I'm not as meticulous about cleaning my apartment. But for the...
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. The Hardest Job You Will Ever Love!  - Nursing
    Bare in mind I was a float med surg nurse. I didn't find it mentally difficult, but what I hated was all the running around. For example, I did ortho 7pm to 7am. All I did from 7:30 to 2pm is take...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  12. Seeking feedback: NJ NP programs
    Actually, UMDNJ leaves it up to the students to find their own preceptors. I looked in Felician College, but can't afford their tuition.
    May 31, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  13. Seeking feedback: NJ NP programs
    Thank you for the feedback I was seriously considering FDU, but I know nothing about them. What about UMDNJ. I heard there's a lot of disorganization with them. I applied there, but decided to hold...
    May 29, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  14. Cry for help: I don't think I can do this.
    People on here make you feel hopeful. Let me tell you the truth. School is nothing compared to the real world. Nursing is rewarding, but it's a rough working life. If you are lucky you might land an...
    May 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Long shifts = Higher levels of burnout
    What really worked for me was switching to an 8 hour day. It doesn't always work for some people or just their preference level, but it just made more sense for my body. It really helped, but when...
    May 18, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  16. Help deciding which school is best
    Not sure about those schools, but congrats on making this far.
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  17. When did nursing caps go extinct in the wild?
    I have mine from graduation. It's very symbolic for me. I have it on my desk among my diploma and other nursing memorabilia. I never seen a nurse warring their hat excerpt on graduation day.
    May 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. It really annoys me when nurses say they are going to go to med school...
    First, I'm just chuckling. What is OP talking about??? (Flash your rage at me) but it ain't that hard. With a bsn you have to take the science pre-reqs & the MCAT. What's the big deal?...
    May 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. 2 semesters down at TWU (Texas Wesleyan) CRNA program, ask away!
    Congrats! You are young and smart. All the best to you!
    May 7, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  20. FNP to PMHNP
    No. If you know that you want to work strictly with the psychiatric population, I would advice you to find a FPMHNP program. That way you can work with all different age groups. If you are having...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. Feeling like a job hopper!
    It could go either way. You can use it to your advantage to show that you are flexible and a fast learner. The downside is that it shows instability. I had to justify over and over again to potential...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Attitude Towards NP Students
    I know the feeling. This weird insecure nurse I work with has been acting all crazy because she thinks I'm going to NP school. Another frenemy who I went to nursing school with was trying to psych me...
    May 4, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  23. NJ Adult Nurse Practitioner - Job Search
    May 4, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  24. bedside nursing, is it really that bad?
    Eh, to each his own. I can say that floor nursing by far has given me some great and horrible experiences. With just my nursing diploma, I have to two options: Ship out (turn in the license) or go...
    May 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Yet another burned-out nurse question...
    I say go for it. I wish I could do that. Perfect remedy for a burnt out nurse.
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion