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RNroseshea has 3 years experience and specializes in Pediatrics, Med-Surg, Cardiology.

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    Received board results

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    Nuse Tech to RN transition and Orientation

    I would not worry about the techs/CNAs if I were you because you have a new position and you need to learn the important basics to protect your license during this transition. Help out when you can, but if you are busy, tell them so. Also, I did not accept the position as RN on the floor where I had worked as a student nurse associate because I figured that there would be future problems with the role transition. Some of the nurses/CNAs may have expected me to keep helping them in the way that I did as SNA. Good luck
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    Young Nurse becoming Old

    I too think that this is an unfair way to schedule you. At my facility, staff has to work holidays according to their status of full-time, part-time, per diem, contingent, etc. For example, a full-time employee has to work 2 -3 days of each holiday group. The holiday groups are (1) Easter, Memorial, Independence Days and (2) Labor day Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day, and New Year's Eve/day. Our job also gives us sheets so that people can sign the dates that they prefer to work, then they are staffed according to a first come, first serve basis from the list. I think that people should have some type of choice and not just be pushed around because they are the new guy on the block.
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    Positive Thoughts

    First off, I would like to say that I love nursing! I worked very hard to get where I am and I appreciate the skills that the nursing profession has taught me. However, as a new RN with a fresh license and working in a crazy environment..I do come to this board to complain, thank, give/get words of encouragement and so on. I think that this is an appropriate way to find good advice. My fiance is a RN as well and he works ER and he never deals with the type of issues that I have to deal with on a regular basis. It's good that there are nurses that love their job as I once did when I worked pediatrics but since I have made that change, my fire has grew dim while working in a busy, short-staffed, new and not so helpful environment. I just keep praying that one day I will find my happy spot again, but until then I will not keep inside the true stories of my nursing experience. It's comforting to know that there are others out there going through and/or have went through similar experiences as me but have found a way out and/or are looking for a way out.
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    Phone interview

    Good job and I know you will get the job! I had two interviews this week and one just called back Friday and asked if I could come to meet the workers on the unit December 31. The other unit told me in so many words that I should hear something back from HR after christmas. Good luck!
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    Words of encouragement for Nclex test takers

    congrats rn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!you did it!!! :balloons::balloons::balloons::balloons::balloons::balloons::balloons::balloons:
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    Disrespectful Nurse aids

    Sorry to hear what you are going through as I can identify with being 26 but looking 19-20 (even some think I am somebody getting credits for high school nursing..which I have never heard of but patients have said it to me). I was a sna first before being a RN and even when being a sna, most of the good nurses checked their own bp because of the parameters and ultimately their license. However, in the future, I would suggest checking my own bp on patients with those meds because your license is on the line, not the cna. I work telemetry and I check all bp meds right before I give them and count apical pulse myself. Those 3 cna's do not sound too trustworthy so I would take the situation into my own hands to prevent any mistake on the patient. I have had cna's even ask me what was the output for a patient (when I was clearly the one emptying the urinal that had been sitting bedside for hours) and I would tell them that I will chart it myself. It seems that at times they don't want to do their job even for patients on strict I/O (with IV's, TPN, lipids). Your patient may even spike a fever without you knowing because some can write down whatever values they want. I do think that some do make a mistake at times but I would ignore their behaviors and take care of my patient first. Good luck with dealing with them as they appear to be a handful!
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    I passed in 265 questions!

    good job new nurses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:balloons:
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    Some nurses make you sick!!!

    Personally, if I came into the room and found 400ml in the bag I would have just thrown it away. Next, I would have just started my own new fresh feeding in a fresh bag. These feedings are to be changed every four hours to every shift at least. I frequently did feeding tube care as a student nurse. I am a new RN and I definately would do the same thing as I did a SN, with the addition of checking residual, placement, etc. If I was a patient, I would sure not want to lay in the bed with a peg tube feeding that is infusing bacteria, even if my bowel is not sterile.
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    Questions I was wondering.....passed

    :balloons::balloons:congrats rn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:balloons::balloons:
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    guys! i failed! a LITTLE help pls!!!

    First off, you are not a failure, this is just a road block that you are experiencing. Do not give up because God's time may be different than our time. The light is at the end of the tunnel and soon you will see it. Maybe, there are different approaches to be taken next time around that were not taken before. I know the feeling of failure as I too failed the first time but passed the second try...you too can pass so don't give up. Give yourself time to think things over and recoop mentally. God hears all prayers!
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    To God be the glory-- I passed!!!

    great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i know the feeling:balloons:
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    Failed twice

    Sorry about your failure but don't give up. Give yourself time to recoop because you can do it in the end. At times, after I failed on my first try I could not see that bright light at the end of the tunnel but yesterday I captured it (2nd go round) and so can you future nurse! Exhaust different options this time or maybe work harder with the options that you already have.
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    Nclex pass second time around at 75?'s!

    I passed with 75 ?'s, and was literally crying after leaving the test center 48 hours ago! I had ten select all that apply and other questions that I had no idea about but took my best guesses. I felt that I failed but I PASSED! The first time around I failed in August at 80?'s...but I was nervous throughout the whole test. I would like to thank this site for all of the help you guys gave me. God helped me through that test of torture and I prayed on just about every single question. I used Feuer, Kaplan, & NCSBN site..all very helpful! Roseshea, RN:balloons:
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    i am having a nervous breakdown over here!!!!

    Just try to take your time answering questions and for the ones you get wrong, do not be discouraged, just review the rationales behind them. If the study material that you are using is not working then feel free to try something else. Have you tried the NCSBN site from the makers of nclex? The NCSBN site has reasonable prices at weekly intervals. Try not to worry as you have a big exam coming up and do not need the extra anxiety. If you feel as though you are not ready then maybe you should reschedule. I do agree with je_da, you should pray for God's guidance.
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    2nd time was a charm