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acceleratednurse specializes in PCU/SDU.

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  1. Not sure if I’m cut out for this

    I feel you. I've been off orientation for a month and I'm starting to be decent with time management and keeping up with my patients. I'm glad you changed preceptors. I keep hearing, stick it out for 6 months to a year. I know it sounds hard, but try...
  2. Changing Specialty

    I feel exactly the same way. I've been in my position (neuro PCU) for a little over 3 months. I dread work constantly and my days off a just passing time and dreading going back. I hate it. I'm not new to health care. I was a dialysis tech for 3 year...
  3. Should I transfer departments during orientation?

    Thank you so much for your answer. I appreciate the POV of someone in your position. I ended up applying because I figured this is the chance I've been hoping for and it might not come again. What you said about wondering "what if" really stuck with ...
  4. Should I transfer departments during orientation?

    I'm a new grad (graduated in August) and I've always been interested in working in the NICU. Unfortunately, because of COVID we were never allowed to go to the NICU during nursing school (even though, I tried many times), so the reality is that I lik...
  5. New Nurse Feeling like a Failure

    I'm sorry you are going through this. It does sound like this a petty unit. I'd look for a different job if possible. Maybe complete a year and move on. I came here because I'm a new grad still on orientation and I feel like I'm failing terribly, and...
  6. Getting licensed in a different state and endorsing in California, a timeline.

    Hi, I don't know long it takes in SC, but if it's any faster than California and money is not a problem for you, that's what I would do. One of my classmates also from California decided to get her license through CA instead of NE and she just g...
  7. Hi guys, We all know getting licensed in California (CA) takes forever. If you, like me, went to nursing school in a different state and is wondering if it's better to get your license in that state and then endorsing in CA, read this. My exper...