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Rose_Queen BSN, MSN, RN

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Rose_Queen has 16 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

Rose_Queen started her nursing career over a decade ago in the OR as a new grad. She has experience in multiple surgical specialties and currently works as a staff nurse educator.


Curious about the OR? New to the OR and have questions or want advice? I'd love to chat! Feel free to private message me or post in the OR nursing forum under specialties

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    How to stop the mass nursing exodus?

    Sterile processing department in my facility. Yeah, we kinda clean out the other departments.
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    How to prepare for nursing home orientation job

    I messaged you instructions.
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    What Was Your GPA for the MEPN/ELMSN Program?

    Hello, @implathszombie9, we have moved your thread to Schools/Programs forum for best responses.
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    Patient Refusing Unvaccinated RN

    Closed for Staff review
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    Mandated to work Saturday?

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they use the “and any other duties as assigned” line of the job description to justify it.
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    Mandated to work Saturday?

    Not going to touch the legality/policy side of things, but this is where volunteering for another one of the Saturdays probably would have worked in your favor. That would have left two Saturdays and two nurses, and your name shouldn't have been in the hat. I work in the OR, which comes with a set requirement of call hours. When I was taking call, you bet your bottom I was after that call sign up sheet as soon as possible so that I could sign up for the call shifts that worked for me. It kept me from being like the people that didn't voluntarily sign up who were then assigned what was left. Meeting my quota voluntarily kept me from being assigned what might not have worked for me and my outside of work plans. Only you can decide if this is going to be a dealbreaker for you, based on how the work environment is otherwise.
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    Second Thoughts on Becoming a Nurse

    I would recommend to those who have realistic expectations. That health care, especially acute care, is 24/7/365 and will require working hours other than day shift Monday through Friday. That patients and visitors are human beings with all of their flaws and issues- amplified by being in a stressed state. That not every will get better, and death will have to be dealt with. For me, I have had the hiccups throughout my 16+ years. But that's outweighed by the good there is: I love my current role (most days... but every job has bad days), my manager is reasonable and supportive, and with my seniority, I do now hold one of the "unicorn" dayshift only Monday through Friday positions. Nursing has made it possible for me to own my own house by myself. My employer paid for 50% of my MSN. They still pay for all of my certification costs. I earn more PTO than I can use (not for lack of wanting to but because without overtime, my boss gives me a full day off without using vacation time when I do one of our very rare 2 hour weekend intensive education sessions). But I understand that most of that came with my experience, not as a shiny new grad. For those who don't understand, I would never recommend nursing.
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    Have you read your company's procedures and policies?

    No. I help write them, so I know them like the back of my hand.
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    RN a refresher course for inactive license in NJ

    The school site says it will take place again in December. https://nursing.rutgers.edu/ce/course-catalog/RN-skills-refresher-course/
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    When Will the Nursing Shortage Be Over?

    Don't forget the constant push to do more with no additional time or compensation. Hey, you can take another patient, right? Hey, you can empty the trash, right?
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    RN a refresher course for inactive license in NJ

    Here's an option from the New Jersey State Nurses Association https://njnurses.org/page/458/RN-ReEntry-Into-Practice-Refresher-Course.htm
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    Having trouble finding a job. Need advice

    You have a very short RN job history with looking for your third position in a year. You are also looking at specialties that tend to have more applicants with experience or those who internal transfers. You may need to simply get a med/surg job, get a solid 1-2 years under your belt, then look at those other specialties. Expand your search.
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    FIU AOBSN Fall 2021

    There are two ways to create a special area for your cohort, that are Terms-of-Service approved. One is to create a facebook page. This link is allowed to be posted. The other is to create a "Club" within the site, by clicking on the Breakroom link (upper left-hand corner, in the yellow bar) and in the green area, click Start a Breakroom Club. Any other references or links posted are not TOS-approved, and will be removed. We wish you success In your Nursing program!
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    UAB AMNP Spring 2022

    There are two ways to create a special area for your cohort, that are Terms-of-Service approved. One is to create a facebook page. This link is allowed to be posted. The other is to create a "Club" within the site, by clicking on the Breakroom link (upper left-hand corner, in the yellow bar) and in the green area, click Start a Breakroom Club. Any other references or links posted are not TOS-approved, and will be removed. We wish you success In your Nursing program!
  15. Please note that numerous posts have been removed for being off topic/personal. A reminder from the Terms of Service:
  16. Because there is no way for the employer to verify its authenticity and NIOSH approval. There have been a lot of counterfeit PPE items out there. Your employer is required by OSHA to provide the PPE you need. Yes, there were emergency use authorizations for the reprocessing of N95s that has since ended, but those were drastic measures that we hope to not see repeated. What your facility offers has been validated for use. Check out this article regarding N95 vs P100 and leakage (quick Google search, did not deep dive into the source) https://academic.oup.com/annweh/article/64/2/202/5648932