AJJKRN, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN 20,325 Views
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Many employers are like this. They don't want to pay up front and they end up paying more in the long run. Sigh.
Accept the job that hires you and pays your bills...and with any luck it will turn out to be your dream job.
Klone, my area has a glut of new grads to choose from and we've been offering sign-on bonuses for years (not when I graduated years ago though but...sigh). We have an issue that everyone wants to initially work at our hospital and get that golden year of experience and then leave after we've paid to train them. Our hospital is looked at as the place to work at in our area but these new hires are leaving and moving as fast as we can train them. This is why I am frustrated by the lack/shortage of seasoned nurses. I don't think many new grads want to stay at the hospital bedside anymore...but they damn sure want to use our resources to get a year under their belt either way.
I am being told that we have no longer been giving "good" recommendations for those leaving before the first two years and/or breaking their sign-on contracts. Still hasn't phased many of them from leaving. Again a top 50 hospital, competitive wages, and truly a good place to work with a ton of cool bells and whistles. Oh well.
Uh, there is a big difference between being a racist jerk and trying to follow your religious convictions, I'd say. A Muslim woman wouldn't refuse your care because she considered you inherently a secondary human being, she would do it either because she was uncomfortable with a male caregiver or because her religious convictions required she only show a certain amount of skin in front of men who are strange to her. Not because you as a male human are unfit for the royal office of providing her medical assistance! I'm surprised sixteen people liked this unworthy comment without seeing the difference.
I bet you just unintentionally hit a nerve like when people say to us nightshifters that the patients just sleep all night. Oh man that has not ever been the truth for me! She might have just thought that you thought that working with one patient at a time would be easier and less-overwhelming, like you said, or she may just get easily offended no matter what someone says. Gotta love interviews and first impressions huh...
Your hospital would offer these. You shouldn't need them going into it. My hospital pays for BLS and ACLS training.
Charge is a thankless job and someone always has something to say about their assignment. I didn't like it either. One of the perks of being in the float pool is never being charge.
This link may clear up some of the confusion...
Nursing School Accreditation || RegisteredNursing.org
Hope you find an accepting school especially in this volatile "nursing shortage"...smh...
My boss told me this as she has both certifications...
She said the PCCN was actually harder for her because you have to take the test in the mindset of a nurse with the knowledge of a step down nurse without using your knowledge of a ICU nurse, if that makes sense. She said that yes it was very beneficial to study for them separately to help keep in each mindset.
I would loosely compare it to trying to take both the certifications for medical-surgical (CMSRN) and neuroscience nursing (CNRN) but with only using the resources from one focus area to study for both.
Good luck on both!
Do you know what type of area of nursing you will be trained in? You can always become a member of the nursing association you will be training in and have access to their journals and continuing education or look on the web for a "essentials" book to learn more from. There are lots of good websites too, just search allnurses for suggestions.
As long as you get it in writing, I would wait and work a non-nursing job until you start. Continue to read up on concepts to help prepare you for when you do start but getting a job as a nurse somewhere else will require that somewhere else to sink money into training you which isn't fair to them and you don't want to possibly pick up bad habits from them either. It may not seem like it now but getting a residency for peds icu at a level I trauma hospital would really "tee" you up for a peds burn unit IMHO.
I love that enteral feeding bags have a "no Iv" picture on them. How would you even attach the two
What has changed that introduced more bacteria?
I would also be ensuring that you would be getting paid PhD wages too! You'll be paying on PhD student loans right?
So what would be the difference in the BSN degree and a pharmacologist degree? Isn't the pay for a pharmacist much better?
My vote goes to Western Governors University as well. Check out the WGU forum and the school ratings area on allnurses.
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