emsboss 4,663 Views
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I saw this one yesterday "ER Nurse: pass me now, see me later."
W2BANU... It all comes down to (and this may sound mean, but...) "how bad do you want it?" This was my Dads favorite thing to say when I started a difficult project or life choice. "How bad do you want it?" The pain/discomfort that is caused by a procedure is sometimes difficult for us to bear as Nurses, and especially if it is our loved one lying there. It takes a while to, for the lack of a better phrase, "get used to" the patient discomfort. But we as Nurses are able to put it aside and deal with it later. In the ED we start many IVs on children, sutures, removal of foreign objects, etc. and believe me, it can be difficult to bear. (BTW, we keep earplugs on our suture cart for a reason). There are times however, that I go home and cry in the shower because of what has happened in the ED, or ICU, or wherever I happen to be that night. But, when you see that child or older person, later, out and about, you can tell yourself "I did a good thing." Not proper English, I know... But you see my point. W2BANU, it sounds like you have the right "heart" to be a Nurse, so, I say "GO FOR IT!!!" Keep us posted and we will help you all that we can, because... That is what Nurses do...
There are a few oppurtunities for R.N.'s, however, there is only one LPN working for us and she was "grandfathered" from a good while ago. As of right now, we rent, the housing market is still very expensive up here, as for fast food, well, McD, Subway, Arby's and a few pizza places.
I have never regreted moving up here, yes, it gets cold, ya just gotta deal with it... The next town is only about 5 miles away. I have not panned for gold, I am usually fishing or hunting... Caught a 52lb King Salmon this year... Last year caught one 45lbs, so, no, I don't pan for gold.
How about when the dark days happen. How long have you lived in Soldotna? Tell me is there a Home Depot close by.
I live and work in Soldotna... It is a wonderful community hospital, a union shop, not a bad place to work for. In the winter it can get to -30, but is usually not quite that cold, around 0 or so. Hospital has days of high and low census, as do every one else. Any other questions, feel free to PM me or e-mail.
if its a HUGE cost and it won't add to the deficit... then where do you think the money will come from?
This is a message that needs to get out... I agree, if it is such a good plan, why do there need to be amendments?
I work in ED and ICU and we have a saying... Rule #1, The patient always lies... The answer to your question, however, is that we as nurses(most of us) have a caring spirit about us. I will continue to care...
I work at Central Peninsula, just saw your post. Are you still interested in coming here?
Right now am at $32.92/hr as 8 year RN. Hospital I work for gave me 3 years RN for 25 as Paramedic:icon_roll
I guess it is Woodville, no "S". $18-$20 is this for a new Grad? I am at 5yrs, all in ICU and ED with a long/strong EMS experience.
Anyone work in the Tallahassee area? I currently am in Alaska and may relocate:typing. I have family in Woodsville and it seems like a nice area. Just wondering what the hospitals were like to work for? Anyone?
Nice to see this post "resurrected". All the words on this post do not change the fact that dying is part of living, just happens to be the last physical part. Everyone has an opinion about what happens next, that is the joy of living in this country, we are allowed to have an opinion. If you don't like your neighbors, suck it up and move on. I FIRMLY believe there is an "afterlife" and what we do here on this life determines where we go. What I also believe is, when we die, it is the ONE thing that we cannot rely on someone else, it must be done ALONE!!!!!!!!! As an R.N., and before this a Paramedic, I have seen way to much stuff to not believe. If you don't want to believe, that is up to you, but... "As for me and my house"... We believe.
E.D. Nurses have a lot of autonomy... Especially with a good doc.
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