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Ella26 BSN, RN

Allergy and Immunology

3 years BSN, 7 years RN, 3 years LPN

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Ella26 has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Allergy and Immunology.

Married

No children

LPN 2009

ADN 2012

BSN 2017

Experience in Chemical Health, Allergy/Asthma and Immunology  

MN to FL in September 2018.

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  1. Ella26

    2018 Nurse Salary

    I agree. But, I will say, I initially started there as an LPN making $15. So, I think it ended up being a nice jump from there.
  2. Ella26

    LTC to allergy RN

    I’m in Allergy/immunology as well.. we have a mix of RNs, LPNs, and MAs. We all do different roles and rotate as well. Rooming, phone triage, allergy shots, biologics (Xolair) admin, IV admin (fluids/IVIg), testing, challenges (venom/medication/food), serum mixing. I work 4 days a week. Some weekends 8-12. I don’t get bored with the repetition. It’s low stress and I like it that way!
  3. Ella26

    2018 Nurse Salary

    It was. But, before I left I was making 27.50. which is still low, but, a little better. They had given me a nice raise. I no longer work there and moved out of state.
  4. Hello, Sorry to hear you’re having a tough time. Whatever happens, use it as a good learning experience. Reflect on what you could do better on abs what you need from a future employer to guarantee your success. If you are let go, as others have stated, please remain professional at all times. That is very important. Thank them and show gratitude for the awesome opportunity and experiences you received. It will be devastating however, but, keep your head high. Do lots of self care. Do not talk negatively about anyone. Take some time to grieve the loss. If you do decide to put it in your resume, and are questioned about it, just say the unit wasn't a good fit to foster your learning. It didn’t meet your needs or expectations. Which in itself is true, but, it doesn’t imply you did anything wrong. Then, you can outline what your looking for in a residency program or preceptor. Good luck.
  5. Ella26

    Trying to find job in West FL

    I’m curious as well....
  6. Ella26

    Do Black Nurses Have a Different Experience?

    I thank you 🙏🏾 for your courageous contributions! Truly! ❤️
  7. Ella26

    Do Black Nurses Have a Different Experience?

    SafetyNurse1968, You’re welcome. I’m glad to have a safe space we’re we can have this dialogue. It needs to happen. Minorities really need white people to be our allies and stand up to racism every chance they get. I know it can be uncomfortable speaking up, but, just imagine how uncomfortable it is for us to experience it every single day of our lives! This is the first time in my life that I feel like we are on the brink of real change!
  8. Ella26

    Do Black Nurses Have a Different Experience?

    Beautifully stated! You’re absolutely right!
  9. Ella26

    Do Black Nurses Have a Different Experience?

    Yes, I’ve experienced racism or prejudice as a black nurse. I’m Black American. Born and raised in the Midwest. I have worked in the Midwest and the South. I don’t feel like there is a stark difference with racism between the Midwest and South with respect to overt and covert racism. Here are a few instances... In Midwest -As an aide in LTC (with a high African immigrant aide population), I’ve heard, “go back to Africa.” -Patient flat out told me he didn’t want me to administer his injections as he preferred a white nurse to do it. He was a younger guy. -Finished rooming elderly white couple, I closed the door and heard the wife say, “well... she was a very nice colored girl.” Like she was surprised. -Sitting out to eat in my scrubs by myself, elderly woman, asks if I’m an aide, I informed her I am an RN. She says, “Oh WOW!! Your English is so good too!” 🤦🏾‍♀️ I proceeded to nicely relay to her, of course my English is good, I’m AMERICAN! My ancestors have been here probably since before yours. -Having white children afraid of me when I care for them, hard to tell if it’s stranger danger or if it’s because I’m black. But, I can usually tell it’s because I’m black, they look and act as if as they never been exposed to or seen a black person in real life. Im always so surprised when little white kids are so friendly. It warms my heart because I know their parents are exposing them to different cultures and teaching inclusivity. South -Not a lot of experiences yet... But, here I feel white people are surprised that I’m an RN, especially with a BSN as a black woman. They just assume I’m an MA. I've been asked a lot what does BSN stand for after my name. When I tell them it’s a bachelors of science in nursing or 4 year degree, they are just so astonished! I try not to let the bias, prejudice and racism bother me. I do my best to be a leading example. I am always respectful in my interactions no matter the circumstances. I kill them with kindness and professionalism. I don’t want to push the angry black woman narrative any further.
  10. Ella26

    All 130 Questions!!

    Oh no! I’m so sorry hun! Hopefully, it will go better next time! just study your test plan. What did you use to study? What was your regimen?
  11. Ella26

    All 130 Questions!!

    How did it go?
  12. Ella26

    All 130 Questions!!

    I don’t believe the PVT is as accurate as it once was. There’s still hope. Keep us posted. Did you try using a different credit card?
  13. Ella26

    All 130 Questions!!

    OK. Fingers crossed!
  14. Ella26

    Trying to find job in West FL

    Also, not sure if the ongoing crisis has had an impact with hiring freezes and such, but, just keep trying. You’ll get something. You just might have To take any position to get settled here, then find a new hospital position...
  15. Ella26

    Trying to find job in West FL

    Hello, I relocated to the area (St Pete) from out of state as well, in Fall 2018. I already had a FL nursing license 1.5 years before moving, I thought that would provide me a slight edge. It did not! I have found those systems you listed to have a ton of openings, but, no one ever calls back or you get an email or status saying they chose a more appropriate candidate. It's so frustrating. Now, granted my nursing experiences are very specific (In clinic Allergy/immunology/ChemHealth), but, I was still a RN with a BSN. I was trainable. I applied to over 30+ Hospital positions, from med/surg overnights to nurse residencies even. After all that, I finally received a call from a recruiter at Bay Care, but, he told me my nursing background was probably the reason I wasn’t getting selected. That interaction went no where. He said he’d call if anything came up, he never did. I am in an Immunology clinic now. Which I love. But, it seems hard to get out of the specialty even if I wanted to.... But, I was also was offered a job at LTC/Rehab. I declined as that’s never been my thing. Good Luck!
  16. Ella26

    All 130 Questions!!

    When I did take it, I got about 45/75 questions that were SATA. I do believe my last question was one. But, how I tried to explain it is... the SATA questions were obviously above the passing standard, hence why I passed... if the SATAs were below the passing standard, I would have failed. Just being asked a SATA question doesn’t tell you if it’s above or below the passing standard, if that makes sense... Please let us know the results! Try to relax unwind and enjoy!