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headofcurls BSN, RN

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headofcurls has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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    Misconceptions/truths about specialities

    Mother baby : all you do is hold and rock babies all day. I mean it was a relatively easy specialty clinically but dang it was busy with all those moms calling at every second!
  2. I agree but a lot of the patients in my ICU fit your criteria (vented/pressors/paralyzed and proned) because anyone that can tolerate hi flowers or less is transferred elsewhere.
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    What is your "favorite" procedure?

    I like changing dressings on lines and I love the flash back of blood on an EASY stick.
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    Houston/Dallas pay for experienced nurse?

    What specialty and which hospital if you don’t mind me asking?
  5. Curious to see how this goes. Different places will peak at different times so you may be cancelled and can apply somewhere else.
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    Crisis travel assignments for Covid-19?

    Where? Send me the info.
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    Terminated the third week into my orientation

    I think the note to the manager is a great final touch. Get back out there and start applying more. It sucks because this was your first ever nursing job, but you’ll look back at this years into your career and it won’t be such a big deal. I still think you should apply to women’s health jobs since that’s your passion/interest. I think jumping into LTC is more of a knee jerk reaction. Don’t worry, you’ll find something!
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    Terrible experience with nursing staff

    💗💗💗💗💗💗💗So sorry that happened to you!
  9. I’ve found that hospitals with high acuity tend to stand out in the hiring process.
  10. No. I’ve worked too hard to jeopardize my career. I mean sometimes I’ve shared a personal anecdote or maybe laughed at something inappropriate that the patient said but that’s as far as it goes for me. I don’t let them add me on social media or contact me outside of work.
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    Help with CRNA Career Choice!

    Search the hashtag on IG and reach out to them, they’ll help
  12. Hey girl, I totally understand your frustrating. When I was a new grad everyone one else finished orientation in three months and it took me five! I felt like I should quit and I cried at work twice because I was so confused on what I was doing wrong. Looking back the root of the issue was that I lacked confidence. The catch 22 was that the longer they wanted to orient me, the less confidence I had! And every time we would meet in the managers office, I would always get a list of things that I was doing wrong. On one of the final meetings, the manager said if I couldn’t make it in a week, I would be terminated. I say this to say, I understand what it’s like to feel like you’re walking on eggshells and to feel like everyone is watching you and that if you make any mistake (which we naturally do when we are nursing/learning) that you’ll be fired. It is A LOT of stress and it messes with your confidence and now instead of focusing on learning, you’re worried and stressed. I understand completely and I also understand what it’s like to just want to jump the gun and quit before you “get terminated”. Since I’ve been in your situation before, the best advice that I can give you is to not give up. Take the extension, it truly is a blessing. If you’re able to change preceptors, I would do it and just say “she was great but I know precepting is stressful and I wanted to give her a break plus I want to be exposed to how other nurses run their shift” (every nurse runs it differently and another nurses style may sync better with yours). I know when I’m being precepted I need someone that is very organized for others that may be annoying. Take the extension, the pressure makes you a better nurse. By the time I finished my super long orientation, I was one of the best nurses on the floor. My time management and critical thinking was excellent and my patient care was as well. And I know that was because I was working 10x as hard as my residential cohorts because eyes were always on me to catch me making a mistake and I had a much longer orientation than they did. good luck!!!
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    Houston/Dallas pay for experienced nurse?

    36-42 without differentials in Houston, in the medical center.
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    New job and asking for time off

    I feel like if you tell your employer in advance and they agree and take it back, I would just call out.
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    New job and asking for time off

    I would mention it once an offer is extended. “Thank you so much, now I do have a prior commitment from xx to xx”. It’s usually not a problem at all and if they act crazy, call outN it’ll be fine.
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    New Nurse, Med Error = Lost Job

    💗it’s okay. You’re not a bad nurse. I know you’re disappointed but this will mold you into a better nurse.

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