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jessi1106 BSN, RN

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jessi1106 has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Adult Acute Care Medicine.

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    Nursing: The Financial Side

    Great ideas! If you can find time...use coupons. My local grocery store will double them....so every week I get something or things for free. Last week it was toothpaste. I can't pick the brand, but hey, its free. I also shop resale for much of my growing kids clothing.
  2. Just like others have said....find a waster. Every time.
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    Charge Rn's. How many beds on your units?

    32 beds in med/surge. 12 staff on days and eves..10 on nights. NO extra charge differential.
  4. I've seen at least 30 new grads make it just fine through orientation. I have never seen one not make it. You'll be fine!
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    Anxiety in giving meds

    Yikes 500+ meds to pass? I'd be nervous too. I have never worked in LTC. Deep breath and 5 rights of medication administration.
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    charge pay

    1. how much extra do charge nurses make at your facility? nothing extra 1. if they also have an assignment. no pts days/eves. 3 pts at night. 2. what type of floor it is. acute care/medicine 3. number of beds in the department/floor. 32 beds 4. your geographical location. midwest
  7. Search this site. Network with any personal contacts you can. (Where do people you went to school with work?) Keep applying to each and every job. You can even walk your resume in and personally hand it to the manager. Good luck, you will find something.
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    Visitor policies

    I work eves too, and visting hrs (til 8pm) are generally ignored. My hospital is also moving toward "family centered care" --so that every pt will be able to have any advocate they choose with them 24/7. Not sure how that will work in semi-private rooms yet. I don't see things getting any better.
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    Question about nurses on orientation.

    Yikes. Yep that's crazy. Sounds like it was only for one night? (I hope that this will not go on for 6 weeks!)
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    Unappreciated by the patient's family

    Good for you for doing a great job--caring for your patient, feeding him. No matter what the family said or did --you know in your heart that you had good intentions. That is admirable, be proud. They were lucky to have you and unfortunate to have lost you.
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    how to land on a first job

    Yes, getting your foot in as a CNA is a very good idea. Talk to nurse recruitment at the major hospitals. Talk to the nurses in your clinicals. Do you like any of the units? If so, stop in and meet the manager. YOu could tell her how much you like the unit and that you will be bringing her your resume when you graduate. Lots of the job postings I see say "1 year experience" as a desired qualification, (not a necessary qualification). Good luck to you!
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    Not much traffic here..guess us GI nurses are few and far betweeen? I'm sure we have all seen a ton of GIB's. Whats the worst you've seen?? Mine: s/p scope where they "fixed" the bleed. Pt thritysomething, ambulatory. Plan was to d/c him in the afternoon. Then within one hour THREE hats full of Frank blood (and me frantically calling the resident who told me to continue to "monitor"). Pt ended up dropping to 30/20 and losing conciousness. I did have to call a code, and this was the only time I have ever run 3 units of blood at once. (Yes, at least I did think to put all kinds of access in him). He made it...but that was the quickest drop I have ever seen.
  13. Aside from looking at abnormal labs: Risk for Infection, and Knowledge Deficit almost always apply
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    Do you work under the fear of being fired due to age?

    I am so glad to be working in a hospital with a union. This would never happen. There has to be a very strong reason to terminate someone. If it is only "seasoned" nurses getting terminated, especially if they are "Working hard, well-liked, never call in, have never been in trouble and suddenly fired." --I would guess that money is the bottom line. Currently, where I work, a new grad makes about 25$/hr and an RN with 14 years makes over 40$/hr. I would only guess that your hospital has a similar pay difference. Unfortunately, they may be trying to stick to a budget. Best to you.
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    Which do you prefer?

    Love my three eight hour shifts per week!
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    Please Help Me Remove Some Roadblocks

    It's so unfortunate that there is not an accelerated BSN program near you. I work at a major level one hospital, and currently (at least my unit) does not even interview ADN's. However, there are lots of smaller hospitals in the area who certainly hire ADN's. Can you find out how marketable you would be with an ADN? Look at the job postings for local hospitals and talk to nurse recruitment? Becomming a CNA would certainly give you some experience in pt care, and perhaps get your foot in the door for future employment. But I would get your nursing lisence asap. Also, in school, I only had to dissect once--it was a fetal pig in anatomy and physiology. I wanted to be an RN since the age of 17--but thought that I was too squemmish, so went into another field. I ended up going back to school for my BSN, and am so happy I did. Also, in school, I only had to dissect once--it was a fetal pig in anatomy and physiology. Thankfully, nursing is not usually violent--but there are a fair amount of body "substances" to deal with. For me that part has become super easy. Best to you!