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    3/6 months... quitting the job...

    Totally support you OP!! ...and what the heck is up with all the silly people denying reality? GHETTO ('Tis. what. it. is.) ...underserved population, OMG. To those silly posters, yeah you go. You've received your calling Ha, ha, ha.
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    Abuse Culture in Nursing...How Far Does it Go?

    The further I move away from all of this ...I understand that many nurses faced with what the profession has become, reach some kind of crossroad where they must decide to either work on getting out of nursing, or disassociate themselves mentally from the mess that is their reality, in order to survive. Those that are still in reality and objectivity, try and see if there is any logical reason to keep beating the dead horse (the OP), and will take concrete steps to get out of Waco if their attempts to improve things don't pan out. Those that have no way out must become someone else. These are the posters who chime: you want rainbows, you aren't tough, you can't hack it, it's the same in all work, etc..... I guarantee that the psychiatric conversion to #slavelifeiswhereIfeelmostfulfilled means you've flown over the cuckoo's nest, peeps. What really blows, is that the clinically awesome and mentally intact often execute departure from this profession (or are "let go") - leaving the ...well you know.
  3. Somehow ...this post sounds a bit like "someone" wants to have someone else lose their job, and is coming here to ask if they have the paper-trail in order to get that accomplished and still smell like a rose. Maybe, a friend is waiting for a position to open? I just smell something other than a rose.
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    Bitter Cold

    Actually, those constant cranks will wear your battery quickly. You must be driving @10 mins non-stop - keep those wheels turning - before any recharge can occur. So stop going out just to crank it and idle it. Bottom line, if your battery is over 4 years old, you need to have it checked, like at an oil change. If its even sort of low, it will not be there for you at these temps that continue. If you have every bell and whistle on your car (electronics), you really need to check at the 3 year mark. Those accessories drain, drain drain your battery. Get a new battery.
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    Oversaturation? Why am I working short staffed?

    Illinois has many, many nursing colleges just pumping out nurses, IL alone could fill any, and all new nurse positions across the country (if there even were that many opportunities for new nurses). http://nursing.illinois.gov/PDF/IlApNursingEdProgPassRates.PDF
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    I've Been A Nurse For 5 Years & Still.....

    OOOOOH What's terribly enlightening about that article is the fact that there are more than a few MDs who have their heads up that same unicorn's rainbow... ugh. #failuresinprivatepractice H.E.L.L.O!!
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    ER nurses bringing pts to the floor soiled

    That is just awful...
  8. :)! But so true, so true.
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    Needing some advice concerning new job

    "Also, I would eventually like to get into plastic surgery and/or medical aesthetics and I feel the circulator position falls more in line with my passion and is a better fit for me." Being a circulator will do nothing for the future you are interested in. You actually need to be post-surgical in some way. That is, taking care of patients who've had surgery/trauma (circulators don't do this, that is a different job) A burn unit would be fab, too. If you can deal with breast cancer patients. These are what plastic surgeons want, as these are the majority of their patients with insurance ...PACU if you want to be hired as resus. in an outpatient center. Cosmetics can be learned. Plastic surgeons won't need you for anything else. Also surgicenters can be notorious for sloppy or nonexistent training - talking about flying without a parachute!
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    Unrealistic nursing students

    OK everybody. The OP is just following her established thread pattern. If you look at her history over the years (yes years) she pops up with this same "Gee, golly, why?" thread, over and over. Usually I and casts of thousands prove her back into hiding, but hey. She's up and posted the same thread again. The encounter with 2nd career/degree students always a bit different, for flavor, I suppose. Me thinks the fear is competition. Now, OP maybe you need another degree?
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    Do you need all those degrees?

    PMFB-RN, Geeeez! Your new manager can be labeled A FOOL, as she has demonstrated a complete lack of comprehension - even at the most basic level, of what that job requires of her - that she would dare to apply for the position. This all makes me sick....
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    Your Experience with Your Hospitals Cath Lab Personnel?

    Some insight I've had about some labs. Cath lab "monitor techs" are often the entitled relatives of MDs - radiologists, cardiologists etc. Used to be, there was no real education involved in that, also, no certification either - just on the job training in many hospitals. I got the low down about that when I was a student and in the cath lab one week. Those peeps bring in a good buck too! At that time, some were getting rad tech certs, for "the paper" should someone decide that there should be SOMETHING edu-wise involved. I'd figure it's a great find for a tech without having to drop the money for much education "if" that's required at all. The bossy stuff comes from the entitled part and the lack of education part, and not wanting to eventually be "found out" part :)
  13. or, 250 x 10 (over) 4 x 60 which becomes: 2500 (over) 240 which equals: 10.416....
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    Do you think physicians could pass the NCLEX-RN?

    Of course. Anybody with very basic RN/MD education should be able to pass the NCLEX, if they have reviewed a NCLEX test taking strategy book. The NCLEX test has nothing to do with finding out if a person has knowlege of anything really - other than how to play the game of taking the NCLEX. It's a rather dumbed-down and insulting excuse for a board exam.
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    Kicked out of class for a "HIPAA" violation?

    Truths: You have just begun to realize the gravity of your situation. You will need to wallow in it first. You will need to meet with your school nursing admin and totally honestly "own" your situation. You will be remembered at this particular clinical site. I BS you not, you will be remembered at this clinical site. You will most likely have an uphill battle to finish your nursing clinical education. Best start to construct a way to make up for your losses with your college nursing administration. Then ask for advisement on apologies to this clinical site... Why??? because there ain't no nursing shortage.
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    Kicked out of class for a "HIPAA" violation?

    No RN with a license intact, shares your brand of "common sense".