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Nunya BSN

NICU/Mother-Baby/Peds/Mgmt
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Nunya has 39 years experience as a BSN and specializes in NICU/Mother-Baby/Peds/Mgmt.

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  1. I've done it 3 times, once in the military and twice in civil service. All 3 hospital jobs were rotating shifts but I worked more nights than days in all of them, by choice. The hospital shifts were 12 hours, clinics 8. I won't say I'll never d...
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    So, It's Come To This...

    Glad I'm not likely to be in Nebraska anytime soon. I wonder if they require flu, MMR and TB testing?
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    New Nurse Struggling With Doctor Calls

    Also, there's no shame in running things past the charge nurse and asking her for suggestions, to talk to doctors etc. I like to keep calling the doctors back if the patient doesn't get better, yeah, they get annoyed but that's why they get the big ...
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    BSN - no experience and lots of children

    Just my opinion but maybe get a staff nurse job for longer than 4 months before you spend thousands of dollars and hours becoming a NP. We all think we'd like something before we actually DO it....
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    Designated NICU staff or all float staff ?

    Oh yeah, this is teetering, and more on the dangerous side than safe side. NICU is an ICU and quite frankly so is L&D. Your hospital is giving a few weeks orientation in a NICU and then someone who's never done it before could go weeks before w...
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    Working Less Than 8-Hour Shifts?

    Yes, I've been able to pick up 3-7 when a 8 hour person was going home, or work 7p-11p to bridge the gap between a 12 hour day and an 8 hour night nurse, but it's not scheduled, it's all OT.
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    Working Less Than 8-Hour Shifts?

    I don't think any job (edit: any hospital or LTC job) will let you take every Saturday off, even if you work every Sunday. That would be splitting up your weekend which means someone else would have to split up their weekend, and people will scream....
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    Forgot to note this/Endorse that

    If you think it's really important you can call and tell the nurse when you get home, then you won't be thinking about it.
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    Not Sure What Direction To Go From Here...

    Yes, I think you'll have the same if not more direct contact with patients as a NP. Have you thought about trying to do something like case mgmt, infection control, research? Edit: or a work from home job?
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    Getting off orientation too early?

    Well, it's great your coworkers will help you till you finish, I hope it all works out. I'm prior Air Force and had 4 overseas assignments so now I'm really curious, where are you going? And what does your husband do that he got last minute orders l...
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    Getting off orientation too early?

    Quit. Quit now. She's punishing you for something that's out of your control. If something happens....
  12. In my experience, I take what a charge nurse says about clinical skills/decisions/management more to heart than what a manager says. You did fine, don't worry about it. Sometimes being "fired" is a blessing in disguise.
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    MMJ Card

    So what are you going to do about the 4 years of nursing school, 2+/- to get a Master's and then about 2 working under a doctor? I ask again, have you tried other meds for your migraines?
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    MMJ Card

    Do you have a diagnosis by a doctor? I ask because I've had 3 in my life but totally self-diagnosed. And have you tried other things? If you haven't you probable need to, before going to marijuana.
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    US Public Health Service (USPHS)

    I just looked at the site and it looks like the Ready Reserves is what you need. However, be aware that they might call you for duty and it might be inconvenient and you'll be stuck, just like military reserves. Yes, there are physical standards, a...
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    US Public Health Service (USPHS)

    I just looked at the site and it looks like the Ready Reserves is what you need. However, be aware that they might call you for duty and it might be inconvenient and you'll be stuck, just like military reserves. Yes, there are physical standards, a...