Nurse Magnolia BSN, RN

Pediatric Specialty RN
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Nurse Magnolia has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatric Specialty RN.

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    Substitute School Nurse interview

    Hi All, I have been a nurse for 3 1/2 years, with the most recent job being a pediatric inpatient nurse at a specialty transition hospital. I am working there now on a casual basis, but I also applied for a substitute school nurse position in ...
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    MSN in Nursing Education: Simulation?

    As an update: I ended up choosing an online program from a local Brick and Mortar school (Robert Morris University) and I’ll start in August. It should take me about a year and a half.
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    MSN in Nursing Education: Simulation?

    Hello All, A little background: I'm a second career nurse in my very late 40's (I'll be 50 in three months LOL). I have been an RN for three years. But my experience over that time is varied. Covid and an immune-compromised husband ...
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    Thoughts from a brand new dialysis nurse

    I work for a hospital system on a dialysis unit, which functions just like any other procedural unit in the hospital. Patients come to us from their hospital rooms for their treatment. If they are on a trauma unit or ICU, then we go to them. Our shif...
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    Thoughts from a brand new dialysis nurse

    This was not the case at the clinic I was at, and subsequently left. Many of the techs were good to me - but a few were just horrid to everyone that was new. They liked to watch us drown and set it up so that you would drown. I came early, stayed ...
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    Thoughts from a brand new dialysis nurse

    I actually got a job doing hospital dialysis. The techs have more limited roles and can't give medications or change machine settings - which I am more comfortable with. I will also get to work with acute patients as well as peritoneal dialysis. I...
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    Why doesn't any job seem to fit?? (AKA what is wrong with me?)

    I've thought of this as well. I feel like a selfish person if I don't work....all this "healthcare heroes" stuff and I'm considering not working because of covid. Makes me feel like a loser. Explain private duty nursing. Do you mean lik...
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    Why doesn't any job seem to fit?? (AKA what is wrong with me?)

    All excellent points that I did not consider before posting. Everyone with more experience than me has told me this is a bad idea so I'm listening to them and running away. I have no idea what I WILL do, but it won't be this agency job.
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    Why doesn't any job seem to fit?? (AKA what is wrong with me?)

    Thank you - I hear you - The agency job is "too good to be true" which means it is, in fact...too good to be true. I was lured by the $$ but I do have to wonder why they will pay so much. The job must absolutely suck.
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    Why doesn't any job seem to fit?? (AKA what is wrong with me?)

    I was offered the job by the agency and told that I would work day shift and I could specify no covid + patients in my contract. Who knows if that's accurate. I think you are right that the schedule is what has me most interested in this - ot...
  11. Hi all, I graduated in May 2019 from a diploma program and have since also gotten my BSN. I LOVED nursing school and I excelled in both of my programs, graduating at the top of my class. I've wanted to be a nurse my entire life and only final...
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    Thoughts from a brand new dialysis nurse

    I started off really liking dialysis but I'm not so sure now. Since I moved from my training clinic to my home clinic things have not gone so great. The techs basically run the show and the charge nurse is not a nice nurse and the unit is so toxic ...
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    Thoughts from a brand new dialysis nurse

    I am now two weeks out of orientation. Things are going well. Not perfect, but good. The biggest frustration I have is that I have a pretty good idea what it's like to be a dialysis tech....much less so what it's like to be a dialysis nurse. I fu...
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    Thoughts from a brand new dialysis nurse

    I'm now in week 11. I passed my final exam with a 96% and now I'm just doing my 'soft landing' at my home clinic. I have usually two patients per shift, but then I am also pulling all of the meds and helping out with other pods once my two patients...
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    Take job in dialysis or OR?

    I have a thread going here called “thoughts from a new dialysis nurse” that goes into detail how the job is going so far!