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  1. As a previous poster said, this is an age-old problem. Some units are perceived as being "better" than others. When I was in school many years ago, the "glamour unit" was the CCU. In some children's hospitals, the most popular units with stude...
  2. Unable to wear N95 or papr

    The hospital should have announced its policy many months ago. So yes, it was handled badly. But ... if you claim that you have a "disability" which makes it impossible for you to do certain kinds of work, they have every right (and even an oblig...
  3. HELLLLLLLOOOOO, Retirement !

    Hi, Hannahbanana. I finally took the plunge about 6 weeks ago -- retired from my main job at a hospital. I am still doing a little on-line teaching and hope to be able to continue that. Because I sold my home and moved in the same time, I ...
  4. Nursing concept map/ care plans

    Legitimate? How would such a service make money? There are very few people willing to pay someone else to write a care plan for them except for students -- which would mean that anyone who is doing that would be helping the student to cheat. Th...
  5. I agree with DesiDani. If the CNA's hang out around the "staff station," that is great! That means they are there, in the middle of things, aware of what is happening on the unit -- and can easily be found if they are needed. That's much bet...
  6. It really depends on the details. Sometimes, such things are necessary -- and might not be a big deal if the new nurse only being asked to do things that she is capable of doing. That is the key. If the new nurse has been taught certain s...
  7. If I have to leave?

    I certainly hope that this is just a little bump in the road for your parents -- and not a major event. Once the immediate crisis is over, perhaps this incident will stimulate you and your parents to have that difficult conversation that most fa...
  8. There is no way I would consider a commute that long. I don't think it would be safe.
  9. Went to inactive license

    I also graduated in 1977 and am in the process of semi-retiring now. I am still going to teach a little -- so I need to keep my license a while longer. But I will be letting it expire in just a couple of years. I think it will bother me a litt...
  10. Need Help - NonNP jobs

    Can you maybe find a job coordinating a program that relates directly to your previous experience -- not be a manager/administrator of a department, but rather, the coordinator of a specific program or specialty service. Such positions usually requ...
  11. old deaf nurse

    She needs to get hooked up with all of the resources in her area and be pro-active in preventing further loss ... get whatever assistive technology she needs ... arrange for the accommodations she may need ... and make plans for when her hearing dete...
  12. General question

    That is a good question and I am not sure of the answer. You'll need to check 2 things: (1) Will a school accept you into their NP certificate program without an MSN? In the olden days, there were programs that did not require an MSN. Mo...
  13. Quitting Nurse Residency to Start A Different One?

    It's not stupid to want what you want ... but I think it is unlikely you will be selected. While you technically meet the criteria for the residencies that you want, you are not exactly what they have in mind -- and it is likely that in a competiti...
  14. Need some serious new grad advice

    I agree with the other posters. Also, I noticed that you will be working with pediatric patients. Most children's hospitals would greatly value the type of experience that you will be getting. You may never have thought about being a peds nurse,...
  15. ADN vs BSN help

    I think you are doing the appropriate homework to investigate this question and thinking along good lines. Continue to do that and: 1. If you can realistically complete the ADN in 2 years and you will be able to get a good job that you will l...
  16. RN-to-BSN curriculum

    While it varies from program to program ... most programs assume that your original RN program covered the physiology and individual patient care topics sufficiently for you to become a competent, practicing RN. So they don't include much of that i...
  17. Is it wrong to stay in med-surg?

    I strongly agree with the previous posters. If you like your job -- stay there and be grateful you are able to earn a living in a job that you like! It is a job that is needed by society and your work helps many people on a daily basis. Be proud....
  18. You're right -- and I apologize for posting mis-information. I would however, hesitate to outright lie about anything on an application. Even though an employer may not be able to fire you directly for such a lie, the lie may well poison your r...
  19. BSN school help

    In order to know if a program is a good fit for you or not ... you'll have to tell us what characteristics you are looking for. The people here can all list the schools they went to ... but whether they are a good fit for you or not will be a total...
  20. It seems to me you left the most important piece of information -- How will you feel doing the actual work of nursing? Is that the type of work you really want to do? Working conditions, pay, public recognition, etc. are variable in nursing. ...
  21. What would you do?

    This. 100 times. You left out the 2 most important pieces of information in your OP. What type of unit were you working in that is terminating you during orientation? Why did they terminate you? If you are a new grad that struggled in...
  22. It may also matter to some employers whether or not you are wearing your ID badge. My employer cares about that. They feel a little differently if you are walking around the hospital with your ID badge not looking professional. Walking thro...
  23. New Nurse Feeling Miserable and Defeated...

    Everything you are describing is pretty common. I hate to use the word "normal" for stuff like this. So I'll just say "common." Many, many new grads feel this way. When faced with the realities of being responsible for the nursing care of multip...
  24. Could I teach clinical at a hospital?

    I agree with the posters above. If you want to "market yourself" on the job market as someone with enough expertise to teach clinicals in an acute care hospital, you'll need to have recent acute care hospital experience. Can you get a part time jo...
  25. "Donations"

    I agree with TriciaJ, RN. Your employer should have a system set up whereby patients who have a legitimate need for donations can receive them -- a system that does not violate the ethical standards of the nursing profession. The type of donati...