CommunityRNBSN

CommunityRNBSN BSN, RN

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CommunityRNBSN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Community health.

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  1. New Nurse, Thinking About Throwing in the Towel

    I know others have said this too, but-- leave the bedside. The last time I stepped foot in a hospital was my last day of nursing school clinicals. No, it's not a solution to the problem; somebody has to work there. But it doesn't have to be me. I...
  2. 100%, I agree with that as well. There’s no excuse for not knowing what med you are giving.
  3. Back to the Hospital?

    I had a coworker who left the hospital, came to my outpatient clinic. Got irritated with it, so went back to the hospital… and then came back to the clinic again! There’s a real “grass is always greener” streak there. But anyway, OP, if you tried a ...
  4. Life With Kathy Is Never Boring

    I am so so opposed to TeleHealth! And I know, I know the arguments about improving access and everything and I’m sure they’re valid. But I see situations like this every day at my work— a patient who can not really use TeleHealth, being “seen” by a ...
  5. YES YES shout this from the rooftops. I work outpatient. There are no medications on the premises that could possibly do serious harm. And yet, Every Single Task I perform using our eMR gives me a series of bright red warnings. “This patient is o...
  6. Patient Died in ER lobby

    A coworker of mine— a competent, kind, sweet nurse— recently spent many hours in the lobby of an ER. She’s 8 months pregnant, and none of her family members were allowed to be with her. She had nothing bad to say about any of the staff; she said eve...
  7. To the poster (whom I don’t think even works in medicine or nursing): In any situation of accessing someone’s medical info, there’s a standard of whether you need to know. I’m a school nurse, so I have access to the records of every child in the dist...
  8. No Ethnic DIversity

    Some of the small places in my area even advertise by nationality — “Good Polish companions and housekeepers!” It gives me a chuckle but we have a large population of neighbors who probably see the ad and feel relieved that they can get care from th...
  9. Truth vs. myths

    The insurance is so inexpensive, there’s probably no reason not to have it. A while back, when this question came up, somebody put out a call— “Has anyone ever actually used it?” Nobody on these forums seems to have ever needed it, or even ...
  10. Leaving job after 7 months

    Yep. "Oh, I just decided to move on. I'll miss you all though!" You don't need to get into long-winded explanations.
  11. Stressed as a nurse. Experience needed to be a Nurse Educator?

    I have a BSN. My first career was as an elementary school teacher, so I do have a background in education. I recently looked into teaching at one of the community colleges (and local small job-training schools that offer LPN courses). In my state,...
  12. Nursing School Fail out

    Move on. Find a new school or, frankly, a new line of work. There are more red flags here (about you, not about the school) than a Chinese parade.
  13. I hate being a nurse…

    That’s a great suggestion!
  14. I hate being a nurse…

    This is the exact reason I work outpatient. I am an intelligent, careful, detail-oriented person; however, when I actually have to provide serious care, I have no confidence in my ability to do it correctly. I recently took as a job as a school nurse...
  15. How soon to start my first job after graduation?

    The vacation I took after graduation was the best I’ve ever had. The absolute relief of knowing I DID IT was amazing. That being said, not everyone has the good fortune, and you’ll survive either way. Vacations will come. I agree with the other poste...