TippyTappyMeow

TippyTappyMeow MSN

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TippyTappyMeow has 1 years experience as a MSN.

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  1. New nurse, just told to find another unit

    This is why I'd never take a float pool assignment. The few times I had to go task due to low census the nurses didn't understand I never worked true in-patient. They expected me to be competent similarly to the float pool team. I started in an ...
  2. Will I be fired?

    Did you get the order or put out communication so the provider was aware? I did not use restraints much on my unit, but something like this would not bother my providers. They'd much rather know staff was safe then in harms way. When I worked as...
  3. What to expect as a Primary Care RN?

    Not much to add but I will say so far my common triages have been hypertension, and COVID related. I haven't worked pediatrics but based on my preceptors experience sometimes it's a lot of reassuring the parents. I hope you enjoy the clinic lif...
  4. Six-month mark. "Is this for me?"

    As a newer nurse who knew bedside wasn't probably in my cards the advice you've gotten has been solid. My biggest piece of advice is try to find one or two co-workers who you can trust for support. I found one who I really had to lean on. Whene...
  5. What to expect as a Primary Care RN?

    Welcome! I recently changed from bedside to clinic RN role. It may be different at your clinic but most of my day is spent on the phone triaging patients. This includes monitoring the patient portal for messages. There's occasionally a stat call whic...
  6. New Grad Programs - Do they not tell you what shift you work?

    When I was hired into my hospital job I was told the shift up front. When I tried to inquire about the process for transferring to days the manager ghosted me. I should've took that as a red flag because as soon as I started I learned there was a wai...
  7. Preceptor Issues

    I remember feeling this way when I transitioned to nights. Two out of the three preceptors were polar opposites from my day shift team, and each other. The first would interrupt me and do her own thing. Blunt, harsh and giving 150% all the time. Woul...
  8. Have debt but don't know if I want to be an NP?

    I wanted to drop by and say you have my sympathy. I am not in enrolled in an NP Program however I was a second degree nursing student. I didn't listen to those who told me to pay out of pocket and go to tech school for my ADN. I also didn't mak...
  9. Critical Thinking Meets the Aspiration Debate | Knowledge is Power

    I have never given an IM injection beyond using the practice pad. I recently transferred from hospital to outpatient clinic. During one of my last hospital shifts this was a discussion topic. I was not taught to aspirate however I did see it's my org...
  10. Clinic 9-5 or hospital, please help!

    I say go to the interview for the clinic job and keep looking. The two largest organizations in my areas offer clinic positions with different hours. Some offer late hours or have nurses work 4 x 10's. I found a position that allows me 1 day a w...
  11. Remote Nursing Job Advice

    Sounds like a great job! I worked in medical records prior and loved the "digging" aspect I did to ensure providers had all the records they needed. I'll be starting a clinic position where my main job will be telephone triage. I don't see myself sta...
  12. Quick handoff

    I don't have much to add other than IV access, and then at times it's helpful to know if they have a support person with them or waiting. There's been a few times I've been told no one waiting and then to my surprise someone shows up looking for an u...
  13. Just Feeling Done With Nursing

    I'm leaving bedside in a month for outpatient clinic. The nurses during my shadow readily informed me there'll be moments that take me back to bedside. I don't know what my end goal will be anymore. I was originally hoping to get into clinical docume...
  14. New grad RN pay in big city?

    If the starting pay would've been that in my area then I probably would've found the motivation to stay bedside. Hospital start around $27-28 and clinics $25-27. Differentials were changed from percentages to a flat rate. Yearly raises are normal in ...
  15. Opinions Please

    Hi there, In my experience if you know a shift isn't your ideal liking then I'd lean away. If you feel strongly about getting cardiac experience (which is great!) then how long until you can secure a different shift? My unit had a wait list for ...