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  1. I started in my current unit after picking up extra shifts there. They were very short handed at the time. I loved coming to work there and decided to transfer. It's been almost a year now and I while I love where I am at, I would like to transfer into ICU That has always been a goal of mine. My unit is still short handed and has never been fully staffed as it continues to grown with our hospital doubling in size. I want to ask for a transfer but I worried that it will result in hard feelings.
  2. FLnurse1127

    How hard is the PCCN Exam

    On a scale of 0-10, 0 not being hard at all to 10 being extremely hard, how difficult would you say the test is? How long did you take to prepare for the test? What did you find to be the best study materials?
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    M/S nurse. What can I do to get into PCU/ICU?

    Thank you. Shortly after this post, I started calling around to some of the other hospital systems in my area and found that I need six months of employment at those facilities before qualifying for a fellowship. I started applying so fingers crossed! =)
  4. I graduated nursing school with high honors and had several years of exp. in the medical field (primarily in orthopedics) when I starting applying for nurse intern jobs. I applied listing ICU/PCU as areas of interests but naturally (given my previous experience), was offered an Ortho m/s tele position. Of course, I took the position not being able to afford to waiting for another opportunity. I have been working in my department for a year now and I have learned a great deal but I really want to progress to a department with a higher acuity of care. What can I do to better my chances in getting this sort of position? I already have my PALS/ACLS, good references, I'm continuing education in nursing. I guess my concern is: with little experience working with high acuity patients, will be I forever (a for at least two years) be stuck working in my current area of nursing?
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    Are NPs expected to be happy and cheerful?

    If I could like this 10 times, I would. Very well put.
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    It's Does No Good To Gripe About Nursing

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    How late after your shift do you stay at work?

    you brought up another good point. The other day I had a MD call me in to round with him at 1900. Really? The consult had been in all day and you literally get there as I'm about to handoff my patients. I honestly dont even mind it that much to stay but now that I have to explain everytime i'm there past 1915...*sigh*
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    How late after your shift do you stay at work?

    I think I will start doing this, writing my report as part of the reason why I'm still there. I wasn't sure if I would come off as being a smart a** to do so but I do spend extra time writing this report.
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    How late after your shift do you stay at work?

    This happens often on our floor (getting high acuity patients). It's difficult to manage when you have 6 patients.
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    How late after your shift do you stay at work?

    I work on very busy M/S floor with 5-6 patients. I can start my day with 6 patients and have a whole new 6 patients by the end of shift. On average though, I have 3 discharges and 3 new admissions per shift. I have been split between three hallways and have had to give report to 4 different nurses. These nurses are also getting report from other nurses so I have to wait for them to finish. On the extremely rare occasion where I have had 4 patients, I have never had to clock out late.
  11. Recently, my unit manager asked us all to write an email explaining why we are clocking out after our scheduled shift. This is to be agter every late clock out. While I am a new RN, I have a feeling this issue is not limited to being a new grad learning time management. There are so many factors that affect wheter or not you get out on time. I'm curious, on average, how long after your shift do you stay, giving report, documenting, etc? What kind of circumstances get in the way of you clocking out on time? If you dont mind also sharing, hiw many years experience do you have in acute care? I will share: I have six months exp. I often stay 30 min-1 hr after shift. It's be less or more on occasion. factors that affect me: interruptions during report, late admissions or discharges, late med passes, having to complete documenting, giving report to mulitple nurses, a generally hectic day, just to name a few.
  12. Recently, my unit manager asked us all to write an email explaining why we are clocking out after our scheduled shift. This is to be done after every late clock out. While I am a new RN, I have a feeling this issue is not limited to being a new grad learning time management. There are so many factors that affect whether or not I get out on time. I'm curious, on average, how long after your shift do you stay, giving report, documenting, etc? What kind of circumstances get in the way of you clocking out on time? If you don't mind also sharing, how many years experience do you have in acute care? I will share: I have six months exp. Factors that affect me: interruptions during report, late admissions or discharges (6:30 or later), late med passes, having to complete documenting, giving report to multiple nurses, a generally hectic day, just to name a few...
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    UF online RN-BSN Spring 2018

    I will FB message you tomorrow. Thanks for starting it :)
  14. FLnurse1127

    UF online RN-BSN Spring 2018

    Yes, did you start one already?
  15. FLnurse1127

    UF online RN-BSN Spring 2018

    Accepted too! Congrats!!
  16. FLnurse1127

    UF online RN-BSN Spring 2018

    I hear you! This is going to be the longest three days off from work ever, haha. I hope we hear something by the end of the week.
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