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    Nursing with a hearing loss: Yes you can!

    Its not .... I use open domes so I think that helps me to not have to take them out.
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    Nursing with a hearing loss: Yes you can!

    The Littman cardiology amplified, is that their electronic one? Your hearing sounds just like mine. I use the cardiology III currently and it's pretty good. But I'm looking for another as I'm in NP school and need to make sure I can hear subtle and soft sounds such as murmurs. Good to know there are people like us in the health care field!!🙌
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    APRN Hesi Studying

    Hi, can anyone inbox me with the information also? Thanks!
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    ER to Floor...hating it

    Thanks so much for your reply. You are absolutely correct about everything you mentioned. I miss the hustle and bustle (although it is exhausting), the codes, MVAs, traumas, starting about 40 to 50 IVs a day, lol! I feel like all I'm doing now is passing meds, documenting, meds, documenting, helping change them, then more meds and documenting. Very task oriented and routine-like. Only problem is, I love the hospital a lot, it's a great hospital to work for, I just picked the wrong unit🙄. I want to transfer to the ED (they just announced they are expaning now!) but it would be disrespectful to my current manager to leave so abruptly. Sigh.🙄
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    ER to Floor...hating it

    Hey everyone just hoping for some advice here. I am an ER nurse who moved across the country and I took a job on a Cardiac stepdown unit. I'm having a hard time assimilating into the floor nursing mode. I took the job on that floor because I thought I wanted to try something new and have a new experience (I am doing ER per diem to keep my skills). I'm 3 weeks into training & I've noticed that this new floor is more like a "dump" floor for other floors (med surg, tele), and also used as extra space for the ED obs patients. I've honestly hardly seen many "cardiac " patients, which is the reason I wanted to work there. These are mostly the reasons why I hate it. I'm also having a hard time thinking like a "floor" nurse vs ED nurse. I hate the constant and lengthy documentation, care coordination rounds, daily routine, and to make it worse, some of the nurses have made some catty comments about ED nurses to me. I pay no mind, but I don't like it! Lol. I really miss starting IVs and resuscitating!! I miss the "family-like" feel I had in the ED with the other nurses and doctors. I hate calling and waiting for responses when in ED they are already there face to face. The docs who come to the floors act like they are untouchable or something and it's really weird. I dont know if I should go ahead and apply to ED jobs around here or if I should stick with this and push through. I'm really confused about what to do. What would you do? Thanks!
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    ER to Floor

    Has anyone gone from ER to floor nursing? I recently moved to TX from NY. I worked in the ER & took a shot at floor nursing on a 60-something bed CVIMU unit. I also work ER per diem. I'm still in training on the CV unit. I decided to do this after getting burnt out in the ER after some time, and CV sounded interesting. However I feel a little out of place on the floor.... I find that I ask myself why the little things matter so much, I feel more like a med pusher vs in ER I was always on the go starting IVs and jumping in codes. I'm not sure if I should give it a year while staying per diem in ER, or if I should just try to go back to the ER full time. Has anyone here experienced this? Thank you in advance.
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    NY to CA

    Anyone?
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    NY to CA

    Hi fellow nurses, quick question for anyone here who has made the move from NY to CA..how do you like it? Do you regret the move? How does the cost of living/salary compare? Im currently working as an ED nurse in NY, & we get on average 8 to up to 15 patients in 1 shift. I barely if ever get a break. Management is cut throat but having the union helps a little. The expenses are really high in NY & I can't stand the cold weather. I have an opportunity to move to California, so I wanted some input. Thanks!
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    Case Management Nursing (CM)

    Thanks for the responses. I do love working ED, but the stress level is too much. We are short staffed, often take on 8+ patients at a time, and once they get admitted it takes up to 2 days to get a bed on the floor so we have to care for them also. Some nights we have no charge or clerk. Management knows all of this, nothing has been done, and people are leaving for other hospitals. I've applied & going to have a phone call with the director tomorrow. Can anyone tell me what exactly a case manager does? All I know is bedside nursing. Thanks!
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    Case Management Nursing (CM)

    Hey guys I've been a nurse for about 2.5 years now. I'm currently working in a very busy ED in NY. I had the pleasure of meeting a CM who tells me about an open position for CM at our hospital. I'm really tempted to pursue this. Im seriously burned out from ED, and I've worked the floors before the ED but I'm just burned out and this sounds like a good opportunity. Does anyone know anything about CM? What's the job like? What do you do? For those of you who are case managers, do you like it? Why or why not?
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    Question about NP

    Reasons - not worth the extra time, responsibility, hassle, money, for a "small" increase in pay. Some have said you lose flexibility in scheduling. But I wonder if most of them telling me this are the ones who regret not going back to school when they could have, but maybe I am wrong. However I feel that their job is way less physical although they do have to think more. In my ER they dont have to wait for the next NP to give report, 5 mins to 7-- they are gone!! I like that they get to make the big decisions. Sometimes when we get patients with minor issues, lets say, cold symptoms, thwy dont even see the pt., they just sit at their computers and put in orders. Although I enjoy bedside, at times I am tired of taking and carrying out orders. I wish sometimes that I was on the other end of it. But I'm wondering if ~$75,000 for a 4 yr DNP is worth the investment. I dont want to spend the rest of my life paying back loans. I'm still paying off my loans from my first degreeí ½í¹„
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    ER Nurses

    Struggles: patients who abuse the ER for drugs, and those who have minor issues like a sore throat and dont want to go to the doctors office, nurses who dont want to take report on the floors and you holding onto the patient and caring for them like med surg/tele nurses when you keep calling the floor and beg them to take report, then they harrass you for orders that weren't done when they were ordered for a later time!
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    Question about NP

    Yes, I have heard of bedside nurses making the same, if not more, than NPs here in NY by doing OT or per diem elsewhere, but I wasnt sure if it was true. I have also noticed at my hospital attendings seem to work better with PAs than NPs and not sure why that is..
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    Question about NP

    Yes thats what I meant.
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    Question about NP

    I have a question for those of you who are NPs/soon to be NP... I am currently looking into schools who will accept my NY license and have only found a few. All of them are pretty expensive (~$75,000!!) Most of the experienced Nurses on my unit (ER) are telling me not to do NP at all. That being aj NP isnt worth it. Also 1 NP is advising me not to do it at all and another one telling me to go for it. I'm just curious, why are some Nurses against the NP role? Whats wrong with being a mid-level Provider? I am asking on this to gain insight on what I am missing. Is that too much money to spend on a program, considering many states dont approve NY Nurses? Thank you.
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    New To ER

    Hi all, Ive been a nurse for a year, but I'm brand new to ER. Ive noticed the last couple of shifts, Ive been a little discouraged. I feel like a brand new nurse all over again. I've only done 4 shifts so far, Ive acquainted myself with the flow and where things are, the computer system, extension numbers, etc. I will say Im definately slower than the other nurses. I take more time to double check everything, espcially since so many orders get put in at once. I'm definately not an expert at IVs, so I take more time than others to insert them, especially with the older folks. We have a lot of residents in the ER and they get frustrated when things arent done right away. Today a resident wanted an xray right away and I entered it into the task book for the tech to do it. Thats what my preceptor told me to do. He came to me saying "no, I need it now." I had 2 other patients I needed to triage with my preceptor and start IVs, and draw labs on. I told him what this resident said to me, and my preceptor tells me "tell him to do it himself." I definately didnt tell him that, but eventually the tech did it. I do feel overwhelmed and my question is, is there anyone here who started in ER or moved to ER and felt they were starting from scratch? How did you handle it? Im determined to learn and succeed on this unit and would like advice.
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