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  1. I agree. This is a good suggestion. There are nursing fields where you barely handle medication. I work as a school nurse and in one day I have 8 different students walk in my clinic for their scheduled medication. I've never made an error so far (Thank God) because I recognize the students well and their pill containers and the shapes of their pills.. And more importantly, I always make sure to check the container has their names on it before administering them the meds. You mentioned that you are more into the role of a social worker or a psychologist. Probably you might want to look into a public health nursing because it involves lots of community/ patient education. Don't give up yet. You're an RN for a reason 🙂
  2. hello everyone, I'm trying to get opinions.. My husband works in an office from M-F, and so do I. Currently I am pregnant and I will deliver on September. I am planning to keep my position as a school nurse because of the benefit. But then after the contract ends, I am planning to go back to bedside. I love being a school nurse, but I don't feel comfortable to leave my baby in a daycare. Hence, M-F job is not an option for me. Based on your experience, or perhaps somebody you knew who have been going through this, is night shift doable when you have a baby under 1 year old? This is my first pregnancy, so I'm hoping for some guidance.. Thank you 🙂
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    How do you get a sub?

    I have no idea that you have to find your own sub. In my district, the supervisor takes care of it. We just text her early in the morning that we cannot work and she takes care of the rest. Downside? Plenty of nurses call in, especially on Friday, and my supervisor is always short staffed..it stressed her out actually.. But that's why nurses love to work in my district.. They told me that if the supervisor retires, they will quit the job..
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    What would you do?

    Honestly if I could turn back time, I wouldn't choose nursing. I'd rather pursue an office job.. Nursing offers variety and job security, but dealing with patients and their families is so draining.
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    Critical Care Eliticism?

    Well, some people just have a God complex..
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    Do women find male nurses attractive?

    I'm indifferent with the professions.. I only care with his personality. Whether he's a nurse or non health care professionals, it doesn't really matter. But as a nurse, I would prefer a non-nurse partner because I'm interested in learning the working life outside nursing.. But that's just me.. Everyone is different. I'm hoping you'll find the right partner for you.
  7. I'm curious if anyone pursues master degree that is not related to nursing, such as engineer or psychology or anything else? And also what's the reason? Please share if you don't mind. Thank you 🙂
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    NP schools without an RN license

    I dont think you can do acute care NP without acute care RN experience. But for FNP program, schools don't always require RN experience. If you're not sure which specialty you want to do, PA would be the best option.
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    Who wants to hire a graduate nurse at 55?

    Yes.. The large dialysis centers offer an extensive training. They hire new grad too, but the working hours can be brutal.. It could be up to 16 hours in a day.. But my sister in law loves it because she doesn't work on weekends and she prefers working for a very long hours in one day rather than do 5 x 8 hours. As for me, I'm a school nurse.. I like it better than hospitals because I don't need to lift heavy patients.. I had a pretty severe backache when I worked bedside and my co-workers also complained the same issue.
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    "Old New Grad" - Need Resume/Cover Letter Advice

    I would do PDN first for at least a year then try the hospital. I knew many new grads who do PDN first then they could finally secure a position in the hospital after one to two years. Good luck!
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    Considering ICU.... among several other options

    Good news for you: you don't have to do bedside if it's not working out for you. Just like facultyRN mentioned, you can do occupational health, public health or clinic which is more task oriented and repetitive. I was doing bedside for less than a year and I didn't like it.. And now by the grace of God, I'm working as a school nurse.
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    RN providing total care for 4-5 patients

    Wow I'm sorry that happened to you! I once also had 7 patients on day shift with 3 to 4 totals and it's very hard, and when my totals requested shower, I felt like I wanted to cry. Not because that I dont want to help them, but I was just stressed out trying to finish everything on time ( I already got written up for working overtime and they didn't want me to work overtime). While 4 to 5 totals regardless of the number of patients you have is doable, it's really intense and stressful.
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    PMHNP- Salary expectations

    Pmhnp, on average, pay higher than fnp/pnp because of higher reinbursement. Best wishes for your prigram and job search.
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    Is my (50K) BSN worthless?

    I would still check BP/HR only if the med would affect BP/HR even if it was already checked few hours before because it could change anytime. With that being said, I'm still not immune to the problem arising when I hold the med if I think the BP is too low. I was also a baby nurse at that time and I didnt know that I need to notify doctor if I hold the med. Management wrote me up then and tried to guilt me that pt had severe tachycardia because I held the med few days ago before he went to the icu. I was not even on my shift when he went to the icu. The sister's pt requested me to hold the med because she's very concerned with his low BP. Even after the incident with her brother went to the icu for severe tachycardia, the sister hugged me and thanked me for caring her brother. Hospital is always looking for scapegoats and nurses seem to be the easiest target. My point is hospital is overrated. Your niche doesnt always have to be the same with majority of nurses who work in the hospital. I work in a school, and I'm still stressed out at work, but I do not regret my decision to leave hospital for good.
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    is my school nurse experience sufficient for PNP-PC?

    thank you for responding JBMmom, SopranoKris. The program that I am aiming for doesn't list the required experience, just stating that 2 years experience as an RN is preferred. Sometimes I wish they were more specific, though! I guess the reason I am starting this thread is because I've seen so many posts that emphasized on acute care experience, regardless of the specialty of NPs. On my free time, I love educating myself by learning the pathophysiology, the appropriate treatment, and the preventable factors for the diseases (I'm not a bright nurse, but I'm trying to do my best for the kids). But I don't think I can thrive in an acute care setting because I am easily stressed out. Yes, I think you're right. I think I've found my niche 🙂 Thank you!
  16. Hello there, I've just started my school nursing position, before this I turned down an opportunity to work in pediatric LTC and I might regret a little bit if it hurts my chance to be a competent PNP-PC. So far I enjoy being a school nurse. I love working in a community setting, and I have a strong interest in advancing my degree to PNP for primary care. I am planning to still work as a PNP in a community setting, especially in low income neighborhoods, if God's willing. Prior to the school nursing position, I mainly worked with adults and geriatric patients for 17 months and I am still doing PRN position as an RN, working in a daycare for kids with special needs, starting from infants to teenagers who are developmentally delayed. I originally thought to pursue an FNP degree for flexibility in job searching because FNP can examine newborns to adults. However, being a school nurse makes me realize that I love working with kids and nothing is more rewarding than seeing kids growing up and involving family in their care. Hence, I am thinking to apply PNP instead of FNP. However, I also wonder at the same time if my experience as a school nurse is sufficient to be a PNP- Primary Care? Thank you for responding 🙂
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