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NoviceRN10 has 5 years experience.

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    Just got off orientation, Please help!

    I just want to say that everyone dreads those one or two nurses that drill you during report! Every unit has them, thankfully they are usually in the minority. By the end of a night shift, my brain is turning to mush and I know that my reports are ...
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    I am sorry but nowhere in my pt's charts does it state what their profession or level of intelligence is? I treat all people with the same dignity and respect no matter if they have a college degree or not.
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    Best way to quit a PRN job

    This is not the case where I work. Contingents must be on the schedule at least 2 shifts, whether you pick the days or mgr picks them for you.
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    Yet another interruption on nights

    We have been asked recently to audit each other's charting. It is a big pain and I think someone is taking a huge break while they make us do it. The day shift and night shift are both doing it, though.
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    Is your spouse supportive of your nursing career?

    My husband is very supportive. When I was getting my degree he took over a lot of the kid care so I could focus on school. After I graduated and began working full time he was grocery shopping, making lunches for our kids, etc. He lets me vent. H...
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    Nursing Student Issues

    She seems to be napping because you have allowed it. Why would you let her do it if you were told not to? It seems that it is your responsibility as her preceptor to direct her during the shift, and to make others aware that she should not be nappi...
  7. I currently have a job that is contingent status. I am obligated to work just two 8 hour shifts a month/schedule. One shift must be a weekend, the other could be any day of the week. I don't have to work any holidays. I really like being able to ...
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    Is this what its like for everyone?

    Definitely felt that way too when I began my first nursing job. Thankless, stressful, often gross, tiring, etc. I work on a surgical floor. I have seen things nobody should ever have to see. Not exactly what kind of nursing I had in mind. I feel...
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    New Grad RN former EMS experience

    I think you would have a good chance at an ER job. There are plenty of ER jobs available in my area, the turnover must be high. Good luck!
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    Feeling miserable nearly a year

    After almost three years of being a nurse I really can't give you any encouragement because I feel the same way. I often walk out of patients rooms thinking to myself "What have I gotten myself into?" It's definately not a job for everyone.
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    New Grad Quitting After Less Than a Year (advice!)

    You have got to be kidding me? Why on earth would someone be marked as inelgible for rehire because they quit? That would only happen if sufficient notice were not given, not because someone decided to or had to move and leave the position. To the...
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    I'm thinking about whether to start writing up my coworkers.

    I would not try and write your coworkers up, that will not help you win them over. In regards to ambulating the pt from the other unit, I would have assessed the situation and refused. Especially if nobody offered to asssist you. A well written pr...
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    Discouraged new grad in orientation hell.

    Do you chart on the computer? If so, try to get your assessments in right after each pt assessment instead of leaving it for catch up later. The first few weeks of being on your own can be rough, hang in there :)!
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    What to do in family emergency situations?

    I am very sorry for your family's loss. I do not think that getting to leave 45 minutes after the supervisor got notice if your situation is excessive, I actually think that is pretty swift considering that your pts had to have coverage and accomoda...
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    5 things you wish you knew as a new nurse

    Save your back and use proper body mechanics when assisting patients or bending over them to draw blood, etc. It only took me two months to wreck my back .