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ICU, ER, Home Health, Corrections, School Nurse
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"nursy" has 40 years experience as a RN and specializes in ICU, ER, Home Health, Corrections, School Nurse.

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  1. Basically, honesty and a direct approach always works best. You have "heard" that she has blocked people from transferring, but you don't really have the facts. Transferring involves being accepted by the other unit, that may not always be a given...
  2. New Grad - Help in deciding

    I won't lie, Med Surge is hard, your first year will be hard. Success tends to depend on what kind of support system you will have, esp what kind of preceptor/internship program they have. In a good unit with good support, you can do it. If ther...
  3. I need help. Do I need a new job?

    I'm so sorry you had to go through that, but don't give up on nursing. Corrections is notoriously tough (did it for 5 years). I loved the job, loved taking care of inmates, really felt like what I did mattered. BUT....unfortunately, corrections (m...
  4. Infusion Nursing?

    I was an infusion specialist for years. One handy hint: Even if someone teaches you on a certain pump, you will probably not remember everything, and may be at a lost in the home care setting. Remember, every pump has an 800 number attached to it,...
  5. Work from home nurse job M-F?

    My personal response to schedules has been interesting, and I've worked all the permutations: 7 on 7 off, 3 12's, M-F, etc. It seems whichever one I'm doing seems great in the beginning, and then I get jealous of the other ones. 3 12's is great...
  6. Specialties and Advice

    Unfortunately, to be the most eligible for most specialties, it is recommended to have a good foundation which usually means putting in some time in med surge. After that, you can kind of figure out what appeals to you. A lot of nurses love L &...
  7. Going back for PMHNP or travel nursing?

    I've been a nurse for 40 years and loved all the things I did, and never had any desire to go back to school. However, if I was starting out now, I would definitely be considering going back to NP school (as is just about every other nurse out there...
  8. Question about Medical Knowledge

    Learning something and keeping it in your head are two different things. Doctors learn more than we do. And if you become a neurosurgeon you will know the brain inside and out. But you would probably be a nervous wreck if you had to deliver a ...
  9. I agree, that you should not mention your grievances against the previous employer. There is no way to make it sound good. All you need to say is you are looking for a change, which is very common in nursing, and no one questions it.
  10. Non-Traditional New Grad Seeking Job Advice

    Most nurses would be envious of someone who knows exactly what she wants to do and has an opportunity to do it! Go for it!
  11. Military spouse and new grad job advice

    There are always ways to make a change. The beauty of nursing is that no one is ever "trapped." Getting or changing a nursing position is usually dependent on multiple factors, and theses factors change over time. If you live in a small town ...
  12. Leaving Bedside Nursing. Interview help

    Agree with pp, don't focus on anything negative. Always talk about positive, I.e. I'm looking to expand my knowledge base, I love learning new things, while I was doing my nursing I realized how fascinated I was about the medical tech aspects, etc...
  13. Nursing: Expectation vs Reality

    Newbie nurses sometimes have the worst circumstance .....they are new, there's so much to learn, sometimes the support isn't there, it's just rough. And those pie in the sky ideals of "helping people" are there, but they get lost in the first year o...
  14. I feel responsible for a patients death

    A patient would have to be pretty severely compromised to be in a state where they could potentially die from a sip of juice. Many things happened, many decisions were made, many orders written and carried out between the time he had the sip of ...
  15. Leaving after 4 months...

    IV'e been a nurse for 40 years. Back in the day, I thought nursing was the be all and end all, and I would have urged anyone to go into nursing because it was such a great area. And I have truly loved all the different types of nursing that I've do...