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    Is my (50K) BSN worthless?

    I graduated 1986 with only my AA. Got hired into a level one trauma center in So Calif. I can honestly say I was scared , and had no confidence. But my saving grace was my preceptor. I was with the same preceptor for 6 weeks. She helped me work through my weak areas. I stayed there 19 years. Something has changed. My daughter just graduated Dec 2018 with only her AA. She got hired at a very busy ER that hires new grads also in So Calif. But, She was with a different preceptor every shift. They openly admitted they didn't want to work with a new grad. Told her to just go do stuff and get them if she needs them. My point is I think we all need to build our confidence and our skills. We need to find out how to organize our day , time management wise. But this does come with the right guidance and over time. I feel sad when I hear stories like yours. You are an RN, and you have a lot to offer . Seems the more seasoned nurses aren’t as compassionate to their new nurses as they were back in the day. And that is an issue the hospital should be made aware of. Please don't give up on your self. You have worked hard and the nursing field needs all of us,,, take care
  2. I agree with most of the nurses that have chosen 12 hour shifts I also think that the fatigue and errors could possibly due to the acuity of having four patients and I’m speaking about emergency room. When you’re in ER nurse and your charge nurse or your triage nurse brings you patient after patient expects you to be doing a code stroke a psych patient who needs restraints and a chest pain and then gives you a shortness of breath and that is happening centinela hospital Southern California crazy ER and the new grads are getting beaten up and thrown out to the wolvesWhat needs to be looked at is the acuity of the patients and the nurse patient ratio and again I’m speaking for ER you’re one person expected to do many tasks at the same time and put yourself in your patient at risk it’s not fatigue it’s the management of that emergency room
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    Propofol administration by ER RN

    Hi. I have been an ER nurse for 33 years.( yikes that seems like a life time). I used to work in a big county hospital in Los Angeles for 19 years in a level 1 trauma centerThen in 2002 moved to Kodiak Alaska. Still in Er. But went from 44 beds to 6 beds. My daughter is a new grad and got hired here in Southern California. I was actually inquiring for her. The ER she got hired at, hires new grads, but the orientation they gave was all about speed, and getting patients in and out fast. So she had those questions for me. I honestly appreciate the replies. Nursing has changed over the years. So much I used to know, and now not sure what I know,, Thank you for the information
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    Propofol administration by ER RN

    Hi, In the state of California what is the scope of practice for propofol administration for sedation in ER by RN. Also can a patient be in 4 point hard restraints on a stretcher vs a regular hospital bed. Any replies would be appreciated. I think this hospital is cutting corners, with unsafe practices. And putting nurses license in jeopardy . Thank you
  5. I am new to posting. How do I see the reply’s. Says 7 replies but I dont see any. Thanks
  6. Good Morning, I enjoy reading all the articles. This one in particular made me sad. My daughter is a new grad December 2018. She got hired in June in a very large for profit ER in Inglewood Calif. Orientation consisted of a different preceptor every shift. Some who actually said, I don't want a new grad today, no offense. They have 4 patients each. Possibly all with high acuity. When a procedure was ordered, IV, NGT, Foley, the preceptor said go try it and if you miss I will do it. And the preceptor wasn’t at bedside. My daughter is being told its all about speed and getting the patients discharged. My daughter is smart, compassionate and wants to be a good ER nurse. What she is hearing is “hurry up, your too slow”. This worries me. I have been an ER RN since 1986. The other day she had a preceptor that graduated from her school one semester before her. To me that is a new grad. I read the patient reviews from this hospital and the complaints are valid. I wish administration would read these reviews. My advice to my daughter is do what you know is right. Do not cut corners just because someone tells you to. Look up a medication you are not familiar with prior to giving it. I told her you can not get in trouble for doing the right thing,, but the wrong move can cost you your license. And you all worked too hard to have that happen because some one tells you you are too slow. I am so disgusted I would like to call the DON, but writing here helped. My daughter is not confrontational and is a kind hearted , eager to be the best ER nurse she can be. Good luck to all of you new grads struggling with this issue
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    California NCLEX result MARCH 2019

    I sent a reply earlier but I dont think it posted. The PV worked. and all the people I know who tried it have passed. You should be able to see your results today or tomorrow,,, good luck,, and good luck in your nursing future
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    California NCLEX result MARCH 2019

    Good morning it took five days for the results to come out good luck I hope you passed and good luck getting a job
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    California NCLEX result MARCH 2019

    Hi. I just checked the BRN liscense verification site and my duaughters liscense was posted.. She passed. Did the Pearson vue trick,, and it had the good pop up.. Good luck to all, and dont give up on your self.
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    California NCLEX result MARCH 2019

    Still no results. California needs to join the rest of the states and have quick results. There is no excuse for any one to wait 4 - 6 weeks. Everything is computerised.
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    California NCLEX result MARCH 2019

    Hi My daughter took it March 13th in Culver City. No results. It is so dissapointing that Calif will not participate in quick results. 47 states do. I live in Alaska and the girls here got the results 1 hour after testing.
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    NCLEX-RN March / California

    Thank you for the reply. Does any one still do the Pearsn Vue trick to see if they passed. and if so how reliable do you all feel it is. Thank you ,
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    NCLEX-RN March / California

    My daughter took NCLEX 3-15-19 in Culver City. No news yet. California does not participate in quick results. 47 other states do. I am so dissapointed in the Calif BRN for not realizing the anxiety that you all go through. Four to six weeks is unacceptable to wait for results. Good Luck to all of you
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    El Camino College Nursing Fall 2017

    I want to let all of you interested in EL Camino college in Torrance California be aware. My daughter is in the program and the program and instructors are very disappointing. Most of the instructors are rude, impatient and teach through fear. They don't regard you as a student and are on a schedule to get the through the class. They are not teaching you.Instead they expect you to very skilled at all tasks. Students get written up for issues that are part of learning. Out of 20 student in 3rd semester, 8 were told they should not continue and advised to withdraw. Lots of money spent and seems wasted. Please do research before applying to EL Camino and get the facts. Good Luck,, from an RN for over 30 years that had wonderful, patient and compassionate instructors at Harbor College
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