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    nursel56, psu_213, and cleback like this.

    Interviewing is a skill, and skills develop through practice. Just keep putting yourself out there, applying and interviewing, and over time you will get better at it.

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    You are not overreacting. She sounds pretty awful. However, unless you all created a united front and went together to HR as a group, I don't think it would make any changes, other than making work unpleasant for you.

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    Wiggly Litchi likes this.

    Quote from HelloWish

    Would you mind sharing some of your meals, what you are eating. I have tried low carb a couple of times and couldn't stick to it so maybe I just need some carbs to manage. It is hard though...would love ideas on how you find it more manageable!
    Sure. For breakfast I will often have a chocolate protein shake (Vega brand) with 16 oz. of unsweetened almond milk. On weekends I might have one or two cooked eggs with some cheese and salsa. If I'm not hungry, I don't eat anything.

    Lunch I might have some tuna salad with mayo, half an avocado cut up, half a dozen cut up grape tomatoes, and just eat all that mixed together with a fork. Or, I might have one or two turkey rollups (slice of deli turkey wrapped around a piece of string cheese), and I might put some avocado slices in it).

    If I'm hungry for a snack, I might have some dry roasted almonds, or some black olives, or a dozen slices of pepperoni.

    Dinner we try to get more inventive, at least on weekends. I made some spicy sautéed shrimp with cheesy cauliflower "grits" and wilted swiss chard. That was SO YUMMY. We recently had braised short ribs with cauliflower "mashed potatoes". Last night we made homemade tortillas with coconut flour and egg whites, and we grilled halibut and made fish tacos with jack cheese, avocado, a cilantro/onion mix, and a sour cream/lime cream sauce.

    We might also make "pizza" with cheese, pepperoni and hot Italian sausage over Portobello mushroom caps. A common go-to is just a big salad with lots of veggies, avocado, and a protein (grilled shrimp or chunks of chicken thighs).

    With keto it's important to follow your "macros" - total calories, net carbs, protein and fat. About 60-65% of my total daily calories come from fat; 30-35% from protein, and 5% from carbs. There's also something called "lazy keto" where you just stay below 20 carbs. Once we've been on it for a while I will probably do that.

    We've realized the key to staying on it is to be inventive, so we've invested in a few good keto cook books and are trying new recipes all the time.

    The thing that has been the hardest for me is eschewing my evening glass of wine. I miss it.

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    Wiggly Litchi and brownbook like this.

    My husband I have been doing keto for almost 2 months. I have lost some weight slowly (about 16 lbs) and hope to lose about 50 lbs more over the next year. What is more remarkable is how I FEEL - more energy, better mood, less hunger and blood sugar swings. I definitely can see this as a diet that I can (and should) follow for the rest of my life. I did Atkins 15 years ago, and I remember the induction phase being hell, and just couldn't wait until the 2 weeks were over so I could increase my carbs. This time around it's been incredibly simple. I am generally eating about 15 g/carbs per day (my limit is 20 but just don't seem to get up that high most days). I haven't had any cravings or feelings of despair, like I want to quit. It's been a complete shift in my mindset regarding carbs and sugar.

    No, I am not an exerciser.

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    NAU has an excellent nursing program. I can't believe that with a full-ride scholarship, the fees would prevent you from being able to pay for it! Did you get a scholarship for GCU?

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    Mavrick and meanmaryjean like this.

    Was there a reason why you chose GCU over a lower cost public university, like ASU? Or one of the many community colleges?

    Would just hate to see you start your nursing career bogged down by $100,000 in student loans.

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    Mavrick, broughden, and Kitiger like this.

    Not effective mentorship or leadership. But no, not bullying.

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    Have Nurse, mharzi, dbuy3, and 3 others like this.

    Quote from Ruby Vee
    In forty years, and in hospitals on the east coast, west coast and midwest, I've worked for organizations that were good and fair employers. I have never worked for one that wasn't. I must be incredibly lucky. Or maybe all of those awful hospitals to dump employees for no good reason aren't really so awful.
    I'm guessing you've never encountered that because you're a competent employee who has never had to be let go in the first several months of employment. That's why there's often a 90-day probationary period. That way, hospitals can get a feel for whether or not an employee will work out. During that time, a manager may determine that an employee just isn't a good fit, and they will terminate them. They need give no reason at all, other than "It's just not working out." That is totally within their rights, for the greater good of the unit. Just as an employee can determine in the first few months that the hospital or job is not a good fit for them. It's a two-way street. If we are okay with hospitals doing that, we should be okay with employees doing it as well.

    That was my point - a hospital exercising their right to terminate an employee because they're not a good fit doesn't make them a ****** hospital. Just like an employee doing the same doesn't make them a ****** employee.

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    macawake, psu_213, and chacha82 like this.

    I agree that it was INCREDIBLY unprofessional of the instructor. But no, I wouldn't call it bullying.

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    llg, canoehead, Rocknurse, and 25 others like this.

    Lesson learned - when you need to communicate with the physician regarding YOUR patient, do it yourself.

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    Employment at will. The employer or the employee can terminate employment at any time, for any reason, or no reason at all.

    I truly believe that a person's loyalty/responsibility should be to themselves and their families FIRST. I also really don't want an employee who is not fully engaged in their job. I would rather they leave and make room for someone who is.

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    There is an forum here specifically for UTA.

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    Fair enough. I still disagree that L&D is not critical care, but you're free to disagree with me.

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    Quote from ICUman
    I do not consider OR or OB critical care overall.
    I beg to differ. L&D absolutely is critical care. Staffing is 1:1. Statistically, birth is the most dangerous "normal" event that a person will ever encounter in their life (both as an infant and as a birthing woman), as far as the risk of morbidity and mortality.

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    I'm curious if these degree programs are heavier on the business or administration side of things. That's something in which I think most MSN/Leadership programs are sorely lacking, which is disappointing because that's a huge part of what you do in a nursing leadership role.