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MemphisRN ASN, BSN, MSN

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MemphisRN has 43 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN and specializes in Hospice.

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  1. MemphisRN

    What to do about DNP and flu shot?

    This is very confusing to me. If the OP wants to just be an educator/leader then get a PhD instead of the DNP. I plan to get my PhD in nursing research and education. I think I am to old to do the FNP. My end goal is to teach and do research at the university level as my retirement. But if I was going to do any type of patient care I would expect to get the flu shot. Not for my protection but for protection of the patients and families I come into contact with in the course of delivering care. I work in hospice and my patients already have a short life expectancy. I don't want to do anything that would make it even shorter. I have seen a lot of patients that were fine on Tuesday pass away on Thursday because they went septic from a bug and couldn't fight it off. Bottom line, no patient contact then skip the flu shot. Patient contact, get the flu shot.
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    Putting in orders without an order.

    Let me think about this. I have 8 years of my life in college and $100,000+ invested in my RN License (ASN, BSN, MSN.) Am I willing to risk my license just because everyone else is doing it? NO! And I am going to discuss the fact that others are doing it on my unit with my immediate manager. And then I am going to talk to their supervisor if I don't get any satisfaction. I don't even want a hint of inappropriate behavior around me. And I will certainly not do it.
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    Need advice/help! Confusion w compact state license!

    You moved your permanent residence from AZ to TX. You were supposed to get your license endorsed in Texas. Here is the regulation from the Texas BON. If I was in your shoes I would apply for endorsement today. I would need to be real careful of the perception of intent. If I had been in TX for 8 months practicing on a AZ license with no permanent residence in AZ I would apply for endorsement and get that home state in TX. If I was going to move to FL I would get my home state 2 months in advance. I found the BONs in TN and FL to be very cooperative. I think they are a little more flexible due to the compact license. When I asked the TN BON about how soon I could work under my FL home state they told me "today!" LOL! Relax, just go through the proper channels. You are working from a position of fear instead of one of knowledge. Get the knowledge and then deal with the issue. Good luck! Article 4. Application for License in a Party State. (a) Once an application for a license is submitted, the licensing board in a party state shall ascertain, through the coordinated licensure information system, whether: (1) the applicant has held or is the holder of a license issued by another state; (2) a restriction exists on the multistate licensing privilege; and (3) any other adverse action by any state has been taken against the license. (b) A nurse in a party state shall hold a license that is issued by the home state in only one party state at a time. (c) A nurse who intends to change the nurse’s primary state of residence may apply for a license in the new home state in advance of the change. However, a new license will not be issued by a party state until a nurse provides satisfactory evidence to the new home state’s licensing board of a change in the nurse’s primary state of residence. (d) When a nurse changes the nurse’s primary state of residence by moving from: (1) a party state to another party state and obtains a license from the new home state, the license from the former home state is no longer valid; (2) a non-party state to a party state and obtains a license from the new home state, the individual state license issued by the non-party state is not affected and remains in full force if provided by the laws of the non-party state; and (3) a party state to a non-party state, the license issued by the prior home state converts to a state license valid only in the former home state and does not entitle the nurse to the multistate licensing privilege to practice in other party states.
  4. MemphisRN

    Dropping off resume/portfolio to unit you applied to?

    Short answer, nothing wrong with it. Go for it. Longer answer is a post I did this morning to RNs seeking nursing positions. I think this post works for you as well. Hope it helps! You asked for help so here it it, free. What you have is fear. What do you do to conquer fear? Immediate and consistent action. What you don't have is a plan. Here is one that works. Every time. First, go to www.kencoleman.com. Review the website. Listen to the Ken Coleman Show podcast, it is free. Ken is the country's leading authority on how to find a job. Go to the public library and order his book the Proximity Principle, it is free. The way the Proximity Principle works is that you have to find the place where people are doing what you want to do and associate with them. Then you have to find people that can help you get into the position that you want. Just Saturday a total stranger called me and said that somebody gave her my name and number and told her that she should call me and ask if we had any positions open. I was not offended, I was impressed this person would call me and ask. She must be a go getter! But even better is finding someone that can walk your resume into a hiring manager and recommend you. You are no longer on the bottom of a stack of resumes at that point, you are in the hands of the hiring manager or recruiter. Getting seen is the goal. Who do you know that works where you want to work? Who do you know that knows someone that works where you want to work? Most people want to help other people. You just want information. You are not asking for a job. I just helped a friend get her daughter's resume into the hands of a recruiter. I have not even started work at my new job but I was comfortable enough to send her resume to the recruiter. Recruiters and hiring managers want to hire people for the positions they have open. You are not a burden to them, you are what they seek. Join church or other job hunting groups. I did this even when I knew I could easily get a job. Talking about what you are doing to find a job is a great encourager. You also may make some great contacts. You may also get an accountability partner out of it. Okay, there is your plan. Ready, Set, Go! When my wife and I graduated from nursing school I immediately got a job working at the one and only hospital in town. My soon to be wife wanted L&D but did not get hired. She missed the hiring deadline for graduate nurses. She took a job at a local nursing home and hated every minute of it. We thought we were captured by where we lived. Then one day I decided that I wanted to live on the coast and work for a big hospital in a big town. I sent out about a 100 letters (no internet back then!) and I got back 52 offers of employment! Even more interesting my wife got her dream job! Just because where you are doesn't work doesn't mean you are doomed (double negative intended.) You got to get to where you can do what you want to do. Come to Memphis, TN, we have 100s of RN jobs that need to be filled! Nothing in your original post led me to believe that you are in financial distress. But if money is a concern then go back to the library and get a copy of Dave Ramsey's "Total Money Makeover." Get your financial house in order. Find Financial Peace. So what is the biggest killer of the plan? Procrastination! Go back to the library and get a copy of "No Excuses!" by Brian Tracey. You have a new job! Your job is to find the position you want and go after it. Eat! Sleep! Exercise! Pray! Meditate! And Work like no other so you can get that position you want! Ready, Set, Go!
  5. MemphisRN

    Who wants to hire a graduate nurse at 55?

    Hi! I just posted this to topic where a new graduate is having trouble getting a job in nursing. I think it is applicable to you as well. You asked for help so here it it, free. What you have is fear. What do you do to conquer fear? Immediate and consistent action. What you don't have is a plan. Here is one that works. Every time. First, go to www.kencoleman.com. Review the website. Listen to the Ken Coleman Show podcast, it is free. Ken is the country's leading authority on how to find a job. Go to the public library and order his book the Proximity Principle, it is free. The way the Proximity Principle works is that you have to find the place where people are doing what you want to do and associate with them. Then you have to find people that can help you get into the position that you want. Just Saturday a total stranger called me and said that somebody gave her my name and number and told her that she should call me and ask if we had any positions open. I was not offended, I was impressed this person would call me and ask. She must be a go getter! But even better is finding someone that can walk your resume into a hiring manager and recommend you. You are no longer on the bottom of a stack of resumes at that point, you are in the hands of the hiring manager or recruiter. Getting seen is the goal. Who do you know that works where you want to work? Who do you know that knows someone that works where you want to work? Most people want to help other people. You just want information. You are not asking for a job. I just helped a friend get her daughter's resume into the hands of a recruiter. I have not even started work at my new job but I was comfortable enough to send her resume to the recruiter. Recruiters and hiring managers want to hire people for the positions they have open. You are not a burden to them, you are what they seek. Join church or other job hunting groups. I did this even when I knew I could easily get a job. Talking about what you are doing to find a job is a great encourager. You also may make some great contacts. You may also get an accountability partner out of it. Okay, there is your plan. Ready, Set, Go! When my wife and I graduated from nursing school I immediately got a job working at the one and only hospital in town. My soon to be wife wanted L&D but did not get hired. She missed the hiring deadline for graduate nurses. She took a job at a local nursing home and hated every minute of it. We thought we were captured by where we lived. Then one day I decided that I wanted to live on the coast and work for a big hospital in a big town. I sent out about a 100 letters (no internet back then!) and I got back 52 offers of employment! Even more interesting my wife got her dream job! Just because where you are doesn't work doesn't mean you are doomed (double negative intended.) You got to get to where you can do what you want to do. Come to Memphis, TN, we have 100s of RN jobs that need to be filled! Nothing in your original post led me to believe that you are in financial distress. But if money is a concern then go back to the library and get a copy of Dave Ramsey's "Total Money Makeover." Get your financial house in order. Find Financial Peace. So what is the biggest killer of the plan? Procrastination! Go back to the library and get a copy of "No Excuses!" by Brian Tracey. You have a new job! Your job is to find the position you want and go after it. Eat! Sleep! Exercise! Pray! Meditate! And Work like no other so you can get that position you want! Ready, Set, Go!
  6. MemphisRN

    I regret going into nursing-what should i do?

    You asked for help so here it it, free. What you have is fear. What do you do to conquer fear? Immediate and consistent action. What you don't have is a plan. Here is one that works. Every time. First, go to www.kencoleman.com. Review the website. Listen to the Ken Coleman Show podcast, it is free. Ken is the country's leading authority on how to find a job. Go to the public library and order his book the Proximity Principle, it is free. The way the Proximity Principle works is that you have to find the place where people are doing what you want to do and associate with them. Then you have to find people that can help you get into the position that you want. Just Saturday a total stranger called me and said that somebody gave her my name and number and told her that she should call me and ask if we had any positions open. I was not offended, I was impressed this person would call me and ask. She must be a go getter! But even better is finding someone that can walk your resume into a hiring manager and recommend you. You are no longer on the bottom of a stack of resumes at that point, you are in the hands of the hiring manager or recruiter. Getting seen is the goal. Who do you know that works where you want to work? Who do you know that knows someone that works where you want to work? Most people want to help other people. You just want information. You are not asking for a job. I just helped a friend get her daughter's resume into the hands of a recruiter. I have not even started work at my new job but I was comfortable enough to send her resume to the recruiter. Recruiters and hiring managers want to hire people for the positions they have open. You are not a burden to them, you are what they seek. Join church or other job hunting groups. I did this even when I knew I could easily get a job. Talking about what you are doing to find a job is a great encourager. You also may make some great contacts. You may also get an accountability partner out of it. Okay, there is your plan. Ready, Set, Go! When my wife and I graduated from nursing school I immediately got a job working at the one and only hospital in town. My soon to be wife wanted L&D but did not get hired. She missed the hiring deadline for graduate nurses. She took a job at a local nursing home and hated every minute of it. We thought we were captured by where we lived. Then one day I decided that I wanted to live on the coast and work for a big hospital in a big town. I sent out about a 100 letters (no internet back then!) and I got back 52 offers of employment! Even more interesting my wife got her dream job! Just because where you are doesn't work doesn't mean you are doomed (double negative intended.) You got to get to where you can do what you want to do. Come to Memphis, TN, we have 100s of RN jobs that need to be filled! Nothing in your original post led me to believe that you are in financial distress. But if money is a concern then go back to the library and get a copy of Dave Ramsey's "Total Money Makeover." Get your financial house in order. Find Financial Peace. So what is the biggest killer of the plan? Procrastination! Go back to the library and get a copy of "No Excuses!" by Brian Tracey. You have a new job! Your job is to find the position you want and go after it. Eat! Sleep! Exercise! Pray! Meditate! And Work like no other so you can get that position you want! Ready, Set, Go!
  7. MemphisRN

    I regret going into nursing-what should i do?

    I think you also need to look at finding a job outside of your area. Are you in CA? Just a few minutes ago I was reading about how difficult it is to get a job in CA. I was floored! I know here in CA hospitals would be tripping over themselves to get you in there programs! Search for nurse residency programs in other states. TN, GA, FL are all states that have a severe nurse shortage.
  8. MemphisRN

    Potential new employer trying to rush me into accepting job offer.

    FEAR=False Emotions Appearing Real. Go get that hospital residency position, it is yours!
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