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Pixiesmom BSN, RN

Medical-Surgical, Hemodialysis
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Pixiesmom has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical-Surgical, Hemodialysis.

Married with three kids, three dogs and life is good.

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  1. Pixiesmom

    Relocating to Aurora, IL

    Hello! I have my BSN and have been a nurse for 4 years. My experience is in medical surgical and hemodialysis. Any recommendations for hospitals in the area? Thank you!
  2. I start in July? Is there a Facebook group set up yet?
  3. Thank you for sharing what I believe to be true about not needing re-orient our patient's to a reality that is terrifying for them. I hope you continue to enjoy your travels and time with your patients, I know I will enjoy mine.
  4. Pixiesmom

    No needle nursing?

    You can get past this! It is SO better to give than receive. I still don't care for having needles pointed in my direction but I've learned not to watch if I'm on the receiving end.
  5. Pixiesmom

    Thinking of Making a move to St. Louis Missouri

    You might get better replies on the Missouri forum. If you want to move a little farther east we have a lot of openings.
  6. Pixiesmom

    Nurses Day Gifts

    Right. Sound like the mythical food brought in by pt's families as a thank you. Oh wait, that food isn't mythical it's eaten by day shift.
  7. Pixiesmom

    Why is it important to know patient's insurance info?

    That is what I was thinking. If I have a pt that looks like they will need assistance of any type after d/c I will make sure they are put on the list for case management.
  8. Pixiesmom

    Upcoming interview, should I mention...

    My thought was that she knows about them and I wanted to tell her what changes I've made to help correct the problem. I've been wrong before though! Thank you.
  9. absences? The interview is for a different position at my hospital. I've had three absences (one was lengthy r/t pneumonia) in a year and I don't want it to hurt my chances. My instinct is to discuss them with the director of the department during my interview. Any recommendations?
  10. Pixiesmom

    Lakeview Collge of Nursing

    I was at the EIU campus. No roommates other than my family as I am a "townie". I don't know if anyone can say that they liked nursing school. It is one of the most difficult things I've willingly done. That being said I felt that Lakeview gave me a good foundation for my nursing career and I am glad that I chose their program. As far as studying tips I would say to find out your strengths and weaknesses early on. A lot of my classmates were in study groups, serious study groups, and it really helped them.
  11. Yes, several people. Some of them were family members. I would like to say I succeeded to prove them wrong, but really I did it for me.
  12. Pixiesmom

    bsn...Excited, but now starting to feel depress...

    Focus on your schooling now. Show up for each clinical prepared and looking professional and be ready to learn new skills. The job market is different in each area and it will change by the time you graduate and sit for the NCLEX. Enjoy being a student, learn about yourself and your classmates, and remember you can do this.
  13. Pixiesmom

    night shift help!

    Ideally I stay up late and plan on getting a nap in the next day. Sometimes that works and sometimes life gets in the way. You will have to see what works for you. It may take a little bit of adjusting though. I hope you love the noc shift as much as I do.
  14. Pixiesmom

    feeling bad practising IV insertion

    You know how to get to Carnegie hall? Practice, practice, practice. The same goes for IV starts.
  15. Pixiesmom

    wearing makeup to work?

    I feel more confident when I wear makeup but I don't always feel like painting the barn before work. I wear light makeup and neutral eye shadow and no mascara. I have yet to find a mascara that truly is waterproof and I don't want to end up looking like a raccoon.
  16. Pixiesmom

    My immune system hates me

    Or at least it feels that way. Please share your tips, stories, and maybe even some humorous anecdotes as well.