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Hoosier_RN MSN

LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis
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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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    Unfounded abuse of a child

    If only your husband's name is on the letter, you're fine. If your name is on the letter, talk to your school advisor. While it shouldn't affect you, I've read some crazy scenarios here and elsewhere regarding nursing schools and state BoNs
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    All these nurses writing articles

    I've said this for years...
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    FNP job outlook in Michigan

    I would revisit this question about 6 months prior to being in the market to move. In 3 years so much can change! Good luck with your future plans
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    Not getting the job you want as a new grad- wrong to leave?

    You will need to see what your facility's policy is regarding transfers. Some new grad programs don't allow for a specific time frame.
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    Was RN school easy for you?

    I worked full time and raised my kids as a single parent, graduated with a 4.0. Like another poster pointed out, difficult is a relative term. Some of my classsmates 20+ years ago swore it was the hardest thing ever. Others, like me, just rolled with it and did the best we could. 1 of the techs at my clinic states that it's so hard (just the prereqs), but she's online gaming with her friends a lot of the time, constantly going out, and doesn't like to study, and can't understand why she's failing (she's failed all prereqs at least once), but she knows that she's a shoe in for nursing school and she's going to set them straight on how they teach. I have a hard time being supportive, but I at least don't make negative comments. For some it will be hard, for others not so much. It's like anything else, it's what you make of it.
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    Nurses and Bullying: 4 Things You Can Do

    My thoughts exactly! Also, I've seen some accused of bullying when all that they did was tell someone something that they didn't want to hear. Nursing, or any job for that matter, isn't always roses and sunshine. And none of us is perfect. And if we do something that needs correction or that puts a patient or staff in jeopardy, it's not bullying. I'm sure that bullying exists, as there are a$$holes everywhere, but sometimes, I think we need to look at the big picture before passing judgement
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    Reasons To Become IV Certified

    In IN, no cert needed for RN
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    Tampa to Sacramento Nursing move. Is it worth it?

    Apply for your CA license way prior to applying. Many on here report long wait times for endorsement licensure and ridiculous issues with CA licensure. Don't apply until license in hand
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    Please help.

    If she's at a methadone clinic, she will have a medical explanation for it. Believe me, I've hired someone in her shoes, and she's my best worker
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    Heimlich Queen

    I've done Heimlichs many times in LTC. Residents on pureed diets and thickened liquids with families who decide mom wants a cheeseburger, fries, and coke and sneaks it in. Then scream when mom begins choking. Heimlich done. Then complain about the care plan that they signed, that shows that they were aware of said choke risk
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    Black Plague

    No, wow!
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    Best nursing field for someone with high anxiety?

    Your first year is going to be stressful. It's learning and growing into the role. A desk job or something like that is going to require time at the bedside. Stick with it as long as you can to get that experience to make yourself marketable
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    Black Plague

    Thanks for educating us on this. I do believe Fullglass is right, the situations definitely exists for this, as well as many other deadly diseases, to come to roost anywhere in the US, especially where there are large homeless populations
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    Please help.

    Try getting work at a dialysis clinic. We don't have narcs in house, so we are recovery friendly-proactive to your problem, and in the case the board does get involved. Not everyone's dream job, but we pay decent (varies by area), and pretty good benefits. I'll pray for you
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    Am I too old to become a nurse?

    Very smart move. Some people believe that they want to be a nurse, or get into healthcare. Once they get there and see the reality beyond the school work, they find its not for them, so this is a great way to see if this is truly a good fit for you. Where are you located? Some areas have an oversaturation of nurses, but the propaganda continues of huge shortages. There are many on this board who post of not being able to find jobs. Some hospitals hire BSN only or with a time requirement for BSN, do look to see what is being hired in your area. And if you're not wanting in the hospital, remember that some jobs require you to have 1-2 yrs minimum acute (hospital) experience. Most likely, you will start on nights (usually, but occasionally not), and holidays are often worked. I'm not trying to dissuade you, but trying to show reality before you hop in. So many go in with unrealistic expectations. Good luck on your journey!