RNinMay

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  1. High Fail Rate for new Grads on Boards

    I graduated with my ADN in May of last year. We had to go get our patient assignments the day before, spend hours with the chart and then all night looking up drugs, making cards, researching all the labs, pathophys reports, just like Babs did. Sam...
  2. I work in ICU, and we have both 12 and 8 hour shifts. Most people do one or the other, but I do a combination of 2 12's and 2 8's per week. So I work four days. This allows me to work around my husband's schedule for the sake of childcare. If you wor...
  3. Need advice from you night-owls

    One thing I haven't been doing is unplugging the phone. That's because my kids are at kindergarten and preschool. But I think I am just going to have my friend be the one they call in an emergency, and she can call my cellphone if she has to. Slee...
  4. Need advice from you night-owls

    One thing I haven't been doing is unplugging the phone. That's because my kids are at kindergarten and preschool. But I think I am just going to have my friend be the one they call in an emergency, and she can call my cellphone if she has to. Slee...
  5. Hello everyone, I need some advice on how to stay healthy!!! I graduated from nursing school in May of 2001, and after completing the critical care internship on day shift I began nights and evenings in December. Since I've gone to nights I am SO SI...
  6. Critical thinking

    Hi there, I graduated last May from an Associate Degree program. Although we did not have a separate class devoted to "critical thinking," that did seem to be a buzzword throughout school and even now in the hospital where I work. I had never hear...
  7. NCLEX support group

    Reyna, I just have to tell you that my daughter's name (she is three) is spelled exactly the same as yours! You are the first Reyna I have seen with that spelling besides my little one. Do you pronounce it ""raina?" People are forever calling her ...
  8. Alas, we have no union
  9. We don't have "assigned" cleaning duties where I work, but everyone tries to keep the place clean (like the lounge and the nurses station). Housekeeping does the major stuff. I heard a rumor though last week that in Jan we won't have housekeeping af...
  10. Hi Monica, I am a relatively new grad (May, as my name suggests ), and have been working on my unit since July. My preceptor is WONDERFUL! When I first started working there, I followed her for a day or two. We "bonded" and got to know each other's...
  11. question for lpn or rn

    Try just typing in her name and leaving the ss# and license # fields blank. That's how it works in my state. However, I doubt if she is an LPN, or rather I doubt she is licensed currently. Good luck!
  12. new very last and up to date poll!!!

    I DO love being a nurse! But I have two children aged 5 and 3, and I want more of a balance between work and home. When my kids are older and more independent, I have every intention of throwing myself wholeheartedly into my career. I love the flex...
  13. new very last and up to date poll!!!

    My hubby is a FF/EMT, and I am now six months into my career as an RN, and I make about $5000 a year more than he does. I just started the night shift, so I will be making even more than that. My goal is to work full-time for a year, then go agency ...
  14. New nurses poorly educated

    I just graduated this past May. When I was in school, clinicals were one instructior to twelve students. Most of the time the instructors spent all day pulling meds out of the Pyxis system instead of teaching anybody anything. We were told the sta...
  15. moving to florida

    My husband is a Firefighter in Orange County (Orlando). He just started with that dept, which explains us living way over on the west coast. I work at a hospital in Clearwater. We will probably move in the next couple of years just so he can be clo...