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  1. misava

    Safe telemetry unit?

    for a minute i thought you were talking about my floor :-) except we only ever have one aid at night! (if we are lucky). I guess because we are the pre/post-cath floor most of our patients are supposed to be independent after bedrest? news to us! we also get the afib/CHF/detox/overflow. To be fair we have a few more experienced nurses, but the problem was that it was a very stable floor with lots of long term employees, but then a lot of them moved/retired within a year or two! staffing is getting better even within the year i've been there (not the one aid at night though)
  2. Well not sure who you are asking, but I'm still on orientation :) but as I've learned from my other job - Other nurses don't disappear once you're "on your own"! (ie if you need advice/help ask!) So far I'm enjoying the floor I'm on - nice people, though busy!
  3. Hi! I haven't posted that much, but I am excited to start my job at the cardiovascular care unit! I've been working three years at a SNF, on a Vent/trach unit so this is quite a switch! I'm the first week into it, but just classroom stuff so far :) No specific questions or advice so far, I've been reading on this board a bit! any wishes of good luck would be appreciated :)
  4. misava

    Ever had a Dr. mad at you?

    i think the question is more has anyone never had a doctor mad at them! there's this one doctor that is always ****** off if we call him in the night if it's not a life threatening emergency, even if it's something that needs to be addressed then! ie "look at the clock and tell me what time it is" though i also never see them face to face so they don't really know who i am! I have also been lectured by the NP at our place a few times! live and learn.
  5. misava

    Am I Nursey Enough For You?

    I think the greatest thing about nursing is the variety of roles there are out there for nurses! We need all of them (us)!
  6. misava

    New Grad Freaking Out!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wow, 5 days out to my orientation in a skilled nursing facility of three months. I can't imagine being on my own yet. good luck, and if you don't feel comfortable, talk to someone before you walk out!
  7. I graduated in mid July with a BSN. I have a wait list position (verbally according to the nurse manager, I am first) at a local Hospital, on an oncology floor. It's one of the top hospitals, and they have a good salary, good training program, etc. I also have a statement from a nurse recruiter from another hospital that if I call back later in the Fall there may be a position on a floor I interviewed on and if there is, it's mine. I interviewed today at a skilled nursing facility, the DON is a graduate of my university (a while back). The SNF has a LTC, sub-acute and vent unit, and I would start on the vent unit. There's a three month preceptorship and training, and I would be IV certified, but the pay is less. I'm going on a share day tomorrow, and the DON said she was interested in offering me a position if I liked the day tomorrow. I applied to the SNF because it seemed to have more of a variety and higher acuity than what I would typically think of one. When I was doing my training as a Nurses Aide a while back I had my clinicals in a LTC facility and enjoyed it. I love working with geriatrics and I love working with trachs and vents (don't ask me why - i just think it's kinda neat!). But I was not expecting to start off in one, but at the same time I am not opposed to it. I have volunteered at several hospices over the last few years, and love that work. I know no one can answer the 'do i take a chance and wait for the oncology job or do i take the SNF' question for me. but i really want you to haha! Well I have student loans to pay off, and it could be a great experience. We'll see how I like it tomorrow, and go from there . . . any one who has any wonderful insights, feel free to share them!
  8. misava

    Did u guys study the day before your boards?

    I answered questions from the Qbank the day before, but not a ton (about 70 or so), and did some paper questions. didn't stress out about it though. I feel like it helped me in the sense that I kept my brain in the mindset of answering those questions.
  9. I'm right there with you ... my transitions (final practicum) floor was not hiring ... and my mom has been bugging me about it nonstop! Yeah there are people who get offered jobs from a floor they've done clinicals on or have had a tech position from, but can't be everyone! We'll get there and be awesome nurses soon!
  10. misava

    finally! I'm a nurse!

    I can't stop looking at the page on the Board of Nursing that says my name then "Registered Nurse" !!!
  11. misava

    finally! I'm a nurse!

    Graduated in July, and just found out I passed the NCLEX! Now, I am still looking for jobs, but I'm first on a couple wait lists, so I'm sure something will work out. I'm so sick of applications though!!! arg!
  12. misava

    Can a shy student become an effective nurse?

    this thread lifted my spirits. I know I want to do nursing and love the patients, before I go to clinicals and into each persons room I get so anxious and have such a hard time starting the conversation (and now i'm in psych, and that's all we're supposed to do)! I showed it to my roommate (fellow nursing student) and she agrees. Now to watch a silly movie with her so I can lift some of my PCA - Pre-Clinical Anxiety!
  13. misava

    Johns Hopins Accelerated BSN

    I think both possibly...but since you have to do the accelerated part first they only mentioned that? I hope that's the case for you. I didn't apply for the BSN/MSN but they said if I wanted to change, just let them know. But! I'm sure they'll let you know on monday. Congrats I look forward to meeting you!
  14. misava

    Johns Hopins Accelerated BSN

    I'll be accelerated! thanks :)
  15. misava

    Johns Hopins Accelerated BSN

    Hi everyone :) I was on the waiting list .... but I just got a call saying they had a spot open! Hurray! I have minus zero idea of what I'm going to do next (re: finacial aid, apartments, ) but I have an exam this evening so i'm trying REALLY hard not to think too much about it until tomorrow! Look forward to meeting everyone.
  16. misava

    How to Apply for NYU 15-Month Program

    Hey, I just found this thread! I just received my acceptance letter, though now I am trying to decide! No info on financial aid or what yet (plus I don't know yet if I even have the money for food/housing in NYC much less the tuition!), so we'll see. I'm trying to debate the pros and cons! -t