geekgolightly BSN, RN

MICU, neuro, orthotrauma
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geekgolightly has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in MICU, neuro, orthotrauma.


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  1. How Much Nursing School Debt Are You In?

    A coworker of mine graduated two years ago with 90k in debt. I found that to be astounding. At that high of a debt to salary ratio, I wouldn't think it wa worth it to become an RN.
  2. What Do You Expect of A Preceptor?

    I'd like to just defend all preceptors who watch what you're doing, especially while in a critical care environment. Despite the growing confidence a preceptor may have in a newly minted nurse, that preceptor, if s/he is worth their salt, will watch ...
  3. Hello my name is.......and I am OBESE

    I think also, because people don't understand the mechanism, when I say things like, weight gaina nd loss is regulated by hormones, they might assume that what I mean is ONE HAS NO CONTROL, JUST GO AHEAD AND BE FAT, but that assumption is wrong. Ther...
  4. Hello my name is.......and I am OBESE

    You find it hard to believe because you don't have enough information. I hope that you read Gary Taubes' book. It's enlightening.
  5. Nursing and sexual orientation

    I have definitely heard nasty comments from coworkers, and I have spent my time calling them out on it. Because I am married to a man with a child, they all assume I am straight, and so I have heard comments from time to time and it irritates the hec...
  6. Hello my name is.......and I am OBESE

    Big fat lie - Telegraph Interview with Gary Taubes.
  7. Hello my name is.......and I am OBESE

    I really hope that before anyone else spouts off about fatties and their food that they actually research what regulates fat accumulation. Read Good Calories Bad Calories by Gary Taubes and I bet many of you will be hanging your head in shame for ho...
  8. so i cried at work

    This. I am curious, too. I know that there is a matter of acuity, but I struggle often with two patients in ICU!
  9. New to ICU? What have you learn so far?

    Another one to echo ordering pressors ahead of time (I message the pharmacy as soon as I hang the gtt) and be sure, even if you think you hit all of the numbers right, make sure you actually hit all of the numbers right by double checking the pump an...
  10. What do you need to become a L&D nurse?

    If you really want it, do everything you can now to prepare such as trying to obtain a job on the LD unit as a tech, or requesting that any elective clinicals (if you do that at your school) be in LD. Also, call the hospital's HR dept and ask if they...
  11. Anyone ever left NICU for adult ICU?

    What do you really love about NICU? I think you would do well in any ICU if you're doing well in your current area, but adult ICU is mainly geriatric ICU (unless you do trauma!).
  12. L&D/PP interview tomorrow---help :)

    marilynmom! I know you from mothering, yeah? I remember us talking about how stressful critical care is. I just interviewed for an ap/pp/nursery job. I complied a list of questions and I'll copy them here for you. What is the staffing ratio for m...
  13. I was all set to head towards NP now a dr told me PA. Hmmm

    I've worked with both and from what I've seen NP's in my current area as well as two previous states wherein I worked seemed much more on the ball than the PA's I have encountered. I still reserve judgment as I don't know why this is so.
  14. I was all set to head towards NP now a dr told me PA. Hmmm

    I don't know if there is an excellent PA school near your area and a less then excellent NP school, which can sway opinion, but if it is not that, there might be a personal bias against NP from this doc. Physicians recently have been really riled up...
  15. Interview for Mother Baby unit! Help with learning postpartum nursing.

    I had my phone interview with HR and the nurse manager and I think it went really well! I am completely sold on this unit and hope I get the opportunity to join their staff. They are expanding their MFM dept and are caring for critically ill antepart...