MDdropouttoCRNA's avatar

Med school drop out, now a CRNA. ask me anything...

The title says it all. Did not do well in med school, dropped out, did a ABSN program, worked in the ICU for 2 years before going on to CRNA school. Now I am a CRNA.

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Cwiema's avatar

Boomer Nurse no longer able to do bedside nursing

I'm a 59 year old RN with 39 years of nursing experience in ICU, ER, Case Management, Occupational Health, Home Health, and Pediatric nursing. Over the last year, I have lost 3 jobs. In all 3, my...

22 replies
SheriffLauren's avatar

If not nursing then what?

I am someone who never had a real job before becoming a nurse. I mowed lawns and landscapes for people under the table before graduating. Now that I work I always think...what about when I want to...

21 replies
KimStrohl's avatar

LPN to Paramedic

I am an LPN looking to also do Paramedic work. Do I still have to go through paramedic school to do this?

19 replies
FutureNurse0201's avatar

Gift for my preceptor

Tomorrow is my last day of role transition clinical. My preceptor was great and I want to thank him. Most of my classmates got Starbucks gift cards for their nurses. However, my preceptor doesnt like...

8 replies
CMNDRSheppard's avatar

What is an example of a non-passing level question?

Just finished my NCLEX at 80 something questions, and I don't know how to feel. Felt good early on, but near the end had more multiple choice questions. Anyway, what would a non-passing level...

6 replies
ehcaseyAPRN's avatar

Domestic violence

I am a family NP in a family practice setting, and I have a dilemma. We have several families that we see both parents and the child(ren). The mom came in on Wed. and she is a victim of abuse. We had...

8 replies
DiamondpQt's avatar

Sitting out another station

I work in a very small facility. One side is Rehab and another is SNF. I work in rehab but I sit in SNF. it's literally 20 steps away from where I sit at (I do charting, documented, ect) I do my...

7 replies
norepinephrine3's avatar

ICU Travel Nursing: Switching Specialities?

My first job out of nursing school was into an ICU float pool at a large teaching hospital. I received training in SICU, CVICU, Trauma ICU, and Neuro ICU. Two things that have always sparked my...

6 replies
Ellee's avatar

Non-compatible meds w/double lumen

Stupid question. Say pt has double lumen and recieving a continuous medication with NS and needs another med given on top of that But those two aren't compatible so you cant run them together, which...

5 replies
SisterofMary's avatar

Questionable Behavior: Reports and Write Ups

Last night, during my shift, I was having a conversation with a unit clerk over borrowing some equipment from her unit. The unit clerk said something to me that I believe to be inappropriate and...

21 replies
Nurse_Red00's avatar

Correctional Nurse Dating a Guy on Probation

So I am concerned about how this could affect my career as a correctional nurse. So I am engaged to an amazing fiance who happens to be in is last 15 months of his 6 years of probation. I met him...

29 replies
Mary0000's avatar

First job after LPN licensing & Being treated with disrespect!

Hi I need help on making a wise decision. I just started my career as an LPN and my first week has been hell. I was hoping this dream job would focus on patient care but so far it has been gossiping,...

9 replies
Horizons's avatar

Having a total Meltdown

So I finally got my A.A. degree from my community college and will be transferring to Valencia State College to try to get into their nursing program. I have all my pre reqs and teas score but the...

6 replies
ICUman's avatar

Per Diem/PRN pay national comparison

Hey all, I am curious how prevalent this is. I work per diem as a nurse in my state and in exchange for forfeiting the usual benefits the hospital provides, am compensated with a higher hourly...

13 replies
raygunn_viola's avatar

SO jobs?

I am planning on becoming a travel nurse after I graduate school and get some experience. I am married, so my husband would be coming with me. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas or...

11 replies
oricha1984's avatar

Easy RN to BSN ?

I'm sure we all have a story. But for me, at this point of my life (I work Home health), I honestly don't think that the course work for the BSN will make me a better home health nurse (OASSIS...

7 replies
rianne_w's avatar

Best Advice for a Nursing Student

Hello all, I'm starting my nursing program in two weeks. Do you have any advice for me? If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself before you started your nursing school...

4 replies
aj0972's avatar

Please help! I'm overwhelmed

Hello! I hope you are doing well! I've lurked on this website forever and I finally just made an account! I would love some advice. I graduated college this past June with a degree in...

7 replies
Nurse Beth
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Nurse Beth

My manager is interrogating staff, what does this mean?

Dear Nurse Beth, My Nursing Manager is calling in nurses and aides to her office to ask" how are you doing?, Is there anything you want me to know?, what is going on in general?" These are...

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