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CamperNurse ADN, RN

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  1. I know this has been said already but, here is my 2 cents: If you are not violating HIPAA, If you do not post information that could result in someone figuring out something they shouldn't and, thus, a HIPAA violation, If what you post is ethical, If all work-related posts are professional (probably best to keep all posts professional), And if you are not posting at the expense of doing your work (ie no posting unless you are on break), Then who cares. Social media and the like are not going anywhere. It is best to learn how to do it correctly (ie safely and responsibly) or not at all if it is not your thing. Not everyone who posts on social media is trying to grandstand or fill a deep-seated need for attention. It is just another way to share your life with others.
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    Wilderness Medicine

    thankyou! fitting in hikes that long with a career will be a challenge, but hey I'm going to try.
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    Wilderness Medicine

    OK, so even though you are an RN you are able to work under a different license (or just certification?). What are the potential legal ramifications of working below your licensure level in this situation or are there any? Note: I am a new nurse so there is still a lot I am learning about situations like this.
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    Wilderness Medicine

    So I love to camp and hike... like LOVE (have you read my UN?). One of my life goals is to become a triple crown hiker and I was wondering what opportunities there are to transition/ utilize my nursing license/ skills in a wilderness setting are? I have seen that NOLS offers some backcountry medical courses but they seem more geared to paramedic/EMT. Also, I have looked into the Wilderness Medical Society but that seems mainly geared towards MDs. Are there any nurses out there that work in "wilderness medicine" of some type? How did you become involved in that area? What roles are available for nurses (RN and APRN) in this area? Are there any resources or professional organizations that you would recommend checking out? Any other thoughts, advice, opinions, words of wisdom, etc that you can think of that my questions did not cover? Thanks, I look forward to a discussion around this topic!
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    IMCU

    Thanks for the feedback! ICU is my goal and I have heard/ read that IMCU/IMU/Step-down is a good place to start if you want to go into ICU. If anyone else has any experiences/opinions I would love to hear them!
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    BSWH

    Hello, tx nurses! anyone here ever worked in the BSWH system? what was your experience like? has anyone completed a nurse residency with them? what was your experience like? thanks!
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    IMCU

    Hello! I have an interview for an IMCU position and was wondering if anyone else here has experience working in an IMCU and would be willing to share what it is like? As in, do you like it, why/ why not? what are the most common types of patients/ conditions that you see? how do you think it compares to ICU and MedSurg? Good place for a new grad? Thanks!
  8. Hey there experienced ICU nurses! I am a new ADN grad in a major city with a large magnet push trying hard to get my first nursing job. I want to be in an ICU (I loved my clinical rotations there in nursing school) and was wondering what a good first job stepping stone is to make that goal happen. I am open to anything really (except medsurg...see below) and am not put off by the prospect of being challenged and having a sharp learning curve. I am applying to ICU positions, but I don't think that will pan out for me at this time. A little more about me: I am currently working on my BSN in an online RN-BSN program and foresee myself going on to get my MSN in the next 5 years. Very longterm, I do think I would like to teach. I also have an unrelated Bachelor's degree. Nursing was a career change for me and I have no experience in health care or other relevant hospital work. I do have a long background in customer service and leadership roles (the leadership roles were more on the informal side/ low level but still came with official responsibility). I would very much love and prefer to get a nurse residency. But, with the magnet status of most of the hospitals in my city, the extremely limited number of residency positions, and COVID thrown into the mix, it doesn't seem like a very attainable thing for an ADN. I did very well in nursing school and am doing very well in my BSN program. I hate... HATE medsurg. Those were the WORST rotations of my clinical experience both in the flow of the units and adversarial work environments (the only nurse bullying I observed/experienced in nursing school was on medsurg floors) Thanks in advance for any input you all may have!