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GS ED RN

GS ED RN MSN, RN

Emergency/med surg

CEN, TNCC

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GS ED RN has 6 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Emergency/med surg.

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  1. Calling all nursing students! I will be accepting my first job as a nursing faculty - teaching complex and acute care - it will likely be on an online platform - I want to hear from YOU! What did you like and dislike about your profs and lectures - I want to do a good job at this and I am super nervous but excited. Looking for any and all feedback!
  2. GS ED RN

    Nurses make me sick

    yes this is why I made sure to say nursing isn’t the only hard job - and those professions also deal with the wide spectrum of human emotion as nursing does. This aspect is what makes all of our professions unique but also incredibly difficult at times.
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    COVID Misinformation/Ignorance

    I love zdogg!! I find him credible and he tells how it is - but I actually purposely don’t re-post him because I know people are going to say he’s “one doctor- not an immunologist, ID doc blah blah. Whatever so in that case I have posted the publications of the research publications in New England Journal of Medicine - they don’t read it. I’m no expert at reading research even with my MSN- I took notes made high-lights, looked up things etc. I’ve been happy to answer people’s questions and welcome and appreciate the questions versus the BS Claims. The misinformation is just as dangerous as the virus!!
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    Nurses make me sick

    Didn’t say there is anything wrong with stoicism. Point being yes it is important to be stoic and emotionally intelligent with the patients and in your work setting, but there’s nothing wrong with crying after work and letting it out...
  5. GS ED RN

    Nurses make me sick

    Agreed- the OP seems like it comes from a place of bitterness - and also from a time when it was “taboo” to talk about our feelings - when we had to be stoic, put our heads down be so serious and work. Are some nurses on social media inappropriate? Of course - should we be ashamed of the whole profession? No! And I’m sorry but what the hell is wrong with crying!? Do you not realize that the profession of nursing deals with the whole spectrum of HUMAN emotion? this means we as humans also need to decompress and if that means crying then so be it - is that means looking at hilarious nursing memes because nurses are the only ones who can relate to one another and find the same stuff funny so then be it! During COVID we have beared witness to absolutely devastating tragic circumstances- people f’ing dying alone - who is very likely at their side? A NURSE - That is not something to be ashamed of - it is something to be proud of - did it ever occur to that perhaps these nurses showing videos of crying or their N95 marks to their face weren’t just seeking personal gratification with a personal “narcissistic” agenda? but maybe, just maybe they did so to wake the public (their friends/family) the F UP to the dangers/tragedies harsh realities associated with COVID. Yes nursing is hard, no it’s not the only hard job. But we are humans caring for other humans - no need to be cruel and “ashamed”. Oh and don’t assume we all entered into for the “lucrative” pay because I’m sure many of us can agree I have seen and smelled some things that No amount of money can pay me enough to stay if I didn’t genuinely love being a nurse ( most of the time :))
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    COVID Misinformation/Ignorance

    I accepted the Trumpers for what they were -but the COVID minimizes/deniers, the anti-Vaxxers, the science illiterate (by choice) .... I simply cannot and that’s probably because I have such a personal affliction with COVID being on the frontlines- my husband can ignore the ignorance of my in-laws but I just just have such a hard time when it comes to this- at the end of the day whether you believe in covid or vaccines or not if you’re sick we are GOING To take care if you no matter what, with the same level of care we would anyone - you’ll be cared for whether you were blatantly irresponsible selfish *** the same as if you were my fellow covid+ healthcare worker - which is probably why my non-healthcare working husband can accept peoples’ poor decisions and I cannot.
  7. GS ED RN

    COVID Misinformation/Ignorance

    Exactly thank you!! And I’m just like okay they certainly can’t say it’s “safe” for fertility- too soon. But they sure as *** can’t say it’s not - check the source ... oh a scorned ex Pfizer worker made the claim!! Come on! And I’m sorry this is going to sound harsh and off-putting but a part of me wants to just say well you can’t be fertile if you’re dead (b/c COVID killed you) I know that’s a harsh exaggeration.
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    COVID Misinformation/Ignorance

    Thank you so so much - just the validation of my feelings helps - I mean I don’t know that their intentions were to be cruel or hurtful - we all have dark senses of humor - but that comment really hit a nerve. My plan is to build a wall away from those people for now maybe forever I don’t care anymore. Thankfully my co-workers are wonderful and we understand each other I just didn’t want to dive into it at work because I didn’t want to become emotionally or sound too angry - because quite frankly 2 days later I’m still very angry about it. I do have hope for this vaccine and hope that the healers of the world will start healing soon. Thank you again 🙂
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    COVID Misinformation/Ignorance

    Thank you for the advice —/ you’re right really need to start avoiding the topic- I also agree with the potential mistrust of experts - we were all jerked around in the beginning with no masks vs. masks, 2 week quarantine that turned into months - I get it - BUT you can’t fake my lived experiences at work and all of our experiences and you cannot fake the clinical trials done on the vaccines demonstrating ~95% efficacy - you can’t fake the 20+ years data that’s been done on mRNA vaccines - they don’t want to hear it and frankly I’m tired of even telling it to people who don’t care to expand their minds - listen I get it I was nervous about the vaccine I didn’t get it the first week - I did my research - I read, I talked to people much smarter than me and made an informed decision to get it and I’m so happy and grateful for the opportunity.
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    COVID Misinformation/Ignorance

    Yes it did feel DAMN good to get it out thank you for reading - thank you for your advice. Comforting to know I’m not the only one!!
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    COVID Misinformation/Ignorance

    How do you deal with ignorant family members/friends. I cannot deal with ignorant, misinformed people anymore - especially when it hits close to home w/ friends and family for some reason I take it personally and when they do not have any desire to learn and become better informed. My in-laws tried to tell me this influx of COVID cases could also be flu and the numbers are exaggerated - and as an ER nurse -- working in two ERs and having done some time in a COVID ICU, seeing all the horrors first hand, like many of you did - when people just spew absolute misinformation absolute BS- it infuriates my soul - it undermines all the hard-work we have done. It is so *** disheartening I cannot even begin to explain it. FIRSTLY- for the last 1 month both my ER’s as well as neighboring hospitals are running what we call a pandemic resp panel which checks for SARS-CoV-2 AND a slew of other possible resp viral illnesses Adenovirus/parainfluenza, influenza A/B, etc. SO saying these numbers could be flu is simply inaccurate. then … I mentioned how excited I was for my second COVID vaccine. Because I spent the previous night in a COVID room for hours with a patient who had a productive cough, who was gasping for breath just to stand and pivot to the commode. I’ve taken care of my own co-workers infected with COVID, which hurts my soul, and makes me realize I could be next. This is why I was excited for the part 2 of the vaccine— but don’t worry I was then compared to a heroin addict and asked if I was going to get the second injection in between my toes… followed by a bunch of comments of saying they aren’t going to get it … or “let’s see what happens to all these other people getting it” just a complete disregard for science, evidence and the fact that this vaccine is our our only hope for a return to normalcy… mind you one of these people is a teacher - I would like to think she believe in science and research- clearly not - she goes on to comment on how she doesn’t get the flu vaccine but all her students were mandated the flu vaccine how the *** is that even fair??? And she’s complaining that her job is strongly urging a COVID swab ???? What is wrong with knowing you’re negative- before you teach CHILDREN!!?? THEN … one of my best friends in the whole world — feel like I can’t talk to her about COVID anymore either … she’s against the vaccine due to “infertility claims” give me a *** break - whatever that’s your right but do some actual research first from RCT’s not BS… she works a desk job that happens to be in healthcare in the outpatient setting she is pissed about the lack of hazard pay and pissed about her lack of an N-95 yet she isn’t providing any patient care whatsoever- meanwhile a good portion of us were denied hazard pay, N-95's. I cannot do this anymore. I I drove to my night shift in the cold rain crying… which is a nice change from the chest pain I used to have months ago. No one understands the *** we go through. I’ve never felt so alone as a nurse, so undermined, so worthless and not cared about ever in my nursing career. This pandemic hurts so much. The hope I had for the new year … the hope I had for the vaccine is squashed by people’s *** ignorance. I apologize for the length - its been a lot - thank you
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    What is up with the level of entitlement?

    this makes me thankful for the strict nursing program (catholic school founded by nuns) I went through that had a very traditional tough approach - they acknowledged the adversities and challenges of nursing but also taught us how noble of a profession it really is... they also held us to a very high standard - no cutting corners. I guess not alll programs do that anymore!!
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    What is up with the level of entitlement?

    it is appalling to complain about certain assignments - this is what we signed up for! we took an oath to care for everyone and anyone -- I was a new grad only 5 years ago and let me tell you... I was scared shitless but never argued or complained... we all need to put in our time and work
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    I Really Do Not Want the COVID Vaccine 😞

    you have a right to decline a vaccine - but its important to make an informed decision- is there a specific reason or underlying issue causing your angst towards it??
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    COVID guilt/burnout

    hello - this is probably a popular topic - I finished my masters/FNP may 2020. I have been a nurse for 5 years - the last 3 years have been in the ED my one true love - I knew I wouldn't want to do bedside full-time for the next 40 years of my career - however I always planned on staying at bedside per-diem (so funny how managers/admin/faculty forget so quickly the bedside struggles- I NEVER wanted to be one of those) then COVID accelerated my burnout --- worked COVID ICU and two EDs at the same time and it was tough -- like COVID was the gasoline on a little baby flame that torched my joys/love for nursing ... I just feel SO GUILTY for it - . Yep in typical nursing fashion I feel guilty for something I have no control over. I accepted a part time faculty position which I really wanted I have other offers lined up - I am just SO TORN. I do not want to leave the bedside even if I went per-diem I would feel so guilty not being up at the frontlines with my peers - also feel like I may lose some "street cred" no one but nurses will understand this and I don't know how to discuss this with my co-workers without feeling so guilty. Appreciate any advice/input please and thanks! and also huge thank you to all my fellow nurses - all specialities - we have all taken the brunt of this pandemic and I am so proud to be one of you
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    New ER Nurse

    accept that you are going to be nervous AF at times you may panic at times but you have to get a good poker face - I also came from the floor to the ED and almost thought I wasn't ready - my first time pushing adenosine I wanted to run out of there screaming and crying of how afraid I was - but my preceptor gave me no choice- she basically shoved me in the room - accept the fear, and roll with it -- roll your sleeves up and get in there - turn your fears into strengths that is the ONLY way - the zoll-defib used to scare the crap out of me too - so during codes I volunteered to have that as my role - If u don't face your fears they will define you - I also had a wonderful amazing group of mentors that taught me. Be ready to learn - be ready to be afraid - learn IV skills/ learn cardiac/resp- brush up on labs so you can anticipate what the docs want. Ask questions all the time - and also be prepared to have to earn trust of your colleagues - once you do its a lot of fun - it will be great! enjoy!