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TtuhscNurse BSN, RN

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TtuhscNurse has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency.

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  1. Hi all, Needed a place to vent and perhaps seek some validation from fellow nurses. I have been a nurse for 1.5 years all in the ER and at first I really struggled to find my own and have dealt with horrible bullying from charge nurses and senior staff and techs and tried my hardest to rise above it. I have sought out every possible learning opportunity available to me, I am the first to volunteer to float to other units to help, I am one of the few nurses on my unit certified in certain vascular access techniques and even served as a charge nurse multiple times without proper compensation. During the initial hit of the pandemic our hours were cut severely, I was getting flexed 4 hours every shift, our benefits were affected, I was not even able to afford my school loan payments. When the pandemic hit my hometown hard we were left with no PPE, no gowns, no gloves, I was buying my own gloves and my own N-95's to keep myself safe at work. I recently got offered a position outside of the hospital setting as a nurse still but not treating patients in the acute care setting. Upon my formal notice of resignation I got hit with a threatening tone from HR about a payment that would be due to the hospital and am basically being badgered by them about this, almost an attempt to beat me into submission to stay out my contract. My point here being is that why as nurses, professionals, do we let ourselves be treated like this by these big companies? We are licensed and highly educated professionals, even as new nurses you have proven that you are educated and licensed and should be treated with some professional respect. Instead we subject ourselves to poor working conditions because we feel as though the hospital-acute care setting is the only thing we have available to us because we let them determine our worth and we fall for it. In the 1.5 years I have been a nurse I have learned so much about myself and what I will stand for and being treated like trash and being money baited into jobs that will only turn around and treat you like trash is not what I envisioned for my professional career. I hope this message reaches even 1 nurse, new or old and maybe encourage them to seek out other opportunities they have always considered and put their foot down and no longer let themselves be treated like less than the highly educated professionals that we are. There is a whole other world of nursing outside those hospital walls everyone, don't ever feel like you aren't qualified for other opportunities because the hospitals make you feel less than!
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    Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing Spring 2018 ABSN

    Also some advice for your interview, own up to any mistakes or low grades. They really don't like excuses, the expect you to take responsibility for your actions and have a plan to better yourself from that mistake. Also if they ask why you want to be a nurse, don't say because I want to help people. This is your last and only chance you have to impress them and really show them who you are, so take full advantage of it.
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    Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing Spring 2018 ABSN

    Hi there, I'm a current student at GGHSON, KNOW YOUR ANATOMY forwards and backwards. Biology is not very in depth, but the basics but the anatomy portion will be looked at heavily as part of your entry into the program.
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    Texas Tech El Paso Accelerated BSN Fall 2017

    Hey all, just got an email about fingerprinting? Have you all already done yours?
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    Texas Tech El Paso Accelerated BSN Fall 2017

    Hi, Glad you found our little chat on here! lol and no, I havent received anything from the school since we got the email for the titers, CPR/BLS and the online trainings we have to do. Have you guys heard anything from the school? I got one email about the name tag and shirt but that's about it recently. Are any of you guys applying for financial aid?
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    Texas Tech El Paso Accelerated BSN Fall 2017

    Hi! No I havent, I've been doing some research to see where I should go get them done. Immunize El Paso has a healthcare provider package that covers all the titers we need for $130 I believe so I think I'm gonna go with that. Have you?
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    Texas Tech El Paso Accelerated BSN Fall 2017

    Hi there, I've lived on the east side my entire life and its extremely extremely safe. It's the part of town that is newly developed and really nice. El Paso in general is very very safe, the west side is very nice but extremely expensive and also much older part of town. All the apartments on the west side of town tend to be old and outdated. I would look at the east side, lots of new nice apartments, I lived at some apartments off bob hope called Las Mansiones and it was very nice.
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    Texas Tech El Paso Accelerated BSN Fall 2017

    Hi there, can't wait to meet you all! I'm from El Paso born and raised and I could help you find a safe place to live! Let me know what area you were looking at í ½í¸Š
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    Texas Tech El Paso Accelerated BSN Fall 2017

    Hi sorry haven't been on in a few days, no I haven't heard anything from them since I submitted my acceptance. I'm guessing maybe they're waiting for everyone to accept cause I know you have until the 24th! lol I've been checking my email everyday very anxiously.
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    Texas Tech El Paso Accelerated BSN Fall 2017

    So excited to finally be in contact with someone else who will be starting in the fall! Just accepted my offer and paid my seat holding fee, now just anxiously awaiting more word from them. Are you from El Paso?
  11. Hi all, I just received my acceptence letter yesterday afternoon for the Fall 2017 cohort at Gayle Grieve. I just wanted to start a chat to help us share information for those of you who also were accepted! Congratulations, can't wait to meet you guys!