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Shimmer580 has 10 years experience.

LPN to RN

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    Join the ER or go to another specialty?

    When you say “high performance” and “very street”.. what do you mean? The high performance makes sense, but what about the street part? I don’t like the “longer” term of dealing with patients. I prefer things to be changing and keep my interest but don’t mind the perfecting-the-technique side of the OR . After reading your thoughts though, seems ER is a better fit.
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    Join the ER or go to another specialty?

    Thanks for the input, it’s so helpful! I’m okay with the limitations of transfer as I have little to no desire to move to the other floors like steps downs or med surg. I hear what you’re saying about about the OR being it’s own little world. I agree. It’s probably best to stick to ER for a greater variety of experiences and skills. I just hope I’m cut out to be one of you!
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    Join the ER or go to another specialty?

    Thanks! I’m fortunate to have found myself in such a spot. I shadowed in the ER and a little in the OR. They both intrigue me..
  4. I have the opportunity to go to the OR or to the ER at a pediatric hospital. I have no hospital experience as an RN but do have pediatric experience. I feel I could excel at both specialties with time but I’m scared to make the wrong choice. If I go into one, I may not be able to transfer later to the other if I change my mind because they are so incredibly different and the skills don’t really line up. I know this forum may be biased because it’s your specialty but I want advice from those in one of the two fields. About me: I have a strong personality but am always told I’m very sweet. I’m very A.D.D. and super committed to my work. Help! I must decide very soon. What should I do?
  5. I have the opportunity to go to the ER or to the OR at a pediatric hospital. I have no hospital experience as an RN but do have pediatric experience. I feel I could excel at both specialties with time but I’m scared to make the wrong choice. If I go into one, I may not be able to transfer later to the other if I change my mind because they are so incredibly different and the skills don’t really line up. I know this forum may be biased because it’s your specialty but I want advice from those in one of the two fields. About me: I have a strong personality but am always told I’m very sweet. I’m very A.D.D. and super committed to my work. Help! I must decide very soon. What should I do?
  6. Fellow nurses, I need some advice. I couldn't find any posts of nurses being between two offers at the same hospital and being in my circumstances. I just landed an ER job at the hospital of my dreams. I was holding out for my dream job in the OR at the same hospital but hadn't heard from them. I had one offer (ER) and I couldn't afford to risk losing it so I accepted. That same day (hours later) the OR reached out to interview. I have a very good shot of getting the OR job because I have the training for it as entry level (am taking Periop 101 right now) and I have people in the OR department vouching for me. (I've been told I basically already have the job) However, the ER management that I met are amazing and seem to be great people to work for and of course, the ER experience would be excellent for me. This would be my first hospital job with 2 years of SNF experience as an RN. I don't start for another six weeks so its still early on. This all happened 24 hour ago. I didn't mention the hours for either position because I didn't want replies to get side tracked and they aren't relevant to my decision because I'd be willing to work both schedules. So my dilemma is .. I don't know what to do? If I take back my acceptance for the ER, I'm burning a bridge within the same hospital, and if I tell the OR that I can't interview for them because I accepted the ER job because I hadn't heard from them, I'm scared I will lose the momentum that landed me in this position in the first place. I've considered talking to HR about it, the OR manager, or keeping the ER job and maybe trying to transfer to the OR in the future. I just have all this guilt because I really loved the ER management and staff. The OR staff I met were equally amazing but I feel bad because the ER actually offered me a position and I don't want to screw them over. What do I do? I accepted the ER and now the OR is wanting to interview and I really think I'll get an offer if I interview with them. All at the same hospital.
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    Grand Canyon RN-BSN

    Hi all! Great thread. So much great info here! I'm on my 3rd class, Health Assessment. Its driving me nuts because the prof is unclear about what she wants and docks points for stuff not on the rubric. Anywho, other than this class, it's been great. It is def work but its manageable and I've been doing well. I'm here for the 411 on the professors to take and/or avoid and any other tid bits of advice for success in the program... Can someone please PM me the professors to avoid or request, etc? :)
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    Anyone testing in June?

    I am testing June 14th! I am so nervous! I graduated early May but my ATT took longer than expected to arrive. I hope its not too far from graduation. I just started studying seriously this week. I was taking a mental break after graduation because I needed to unwind. Now its crunch time though. I was using Kaplan and wasn't crazy about the rationales or even questions. I bought Uworld and am LOVING it. Plus, the reviews all over this site praising it were great. I love how they word the questions, how you can see if you answered a question like the majority and the rationales are so so so detailed. They are amazing. I'm an LPN and sitting for my RN boards soon. I am so scared but also eager to get it over with. AHHHHHH
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    Expectations for traveling with a patient??

    They haven't gone on anymore vacations and have switched to another one of our offices due to their address. But I agree, my agency really stepped up. It took lots of negotiation though and I stated I would not go if I wasn't paid for my time. We are doing these families and agency a huge favor bc we are leaving our homes And lives to be practically on call for a vacation thats not our own so we deserve to be paid just like any other working professional for our services. Be willing to say "No." because otherwise you will be doing lots of work for free .... :)
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    Expectations for traveling with a patient??

    They haven't gone on anymore vacations and have switched to another one of our offices due to their address. But I agree, my agency really stepped up. It took lots of negotiation though and I stated I would not go if I wasn't paid for my time. We are doing these families and agency a huge favor bc we are leaving our homes And lives to be practically on call for a vacation thats not our ownso we deserve to be paid just like any other working professional for our services. Be willing to say "No." because
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    Do you care if they want you to remove your shoes?

    We encounter this often and we are just told to buy house slippers that are hard on the bottom, and completely cover your feet. I'm wearing se right now as we speak. My company reimburses me but even if they don't, you can get some for $5 ish at places like Ross. Not sure about your companies policies but we are required as nurses to have protective feet coverings to protect us too so when the families are told this and we come with new clean house slippers, they've never said "no"
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    On Call and Weekend requirements

    That sounds unreasonable to me. I think you should at least look into your options elsewhere because you may not have to work 12 hour shifts to make the same..even if you did, at least it wouldn't be such a horrible schedule like the one you have now :-/
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    Are slumps in home health normal?

    Yes it is normal. Lots of nurses who work with agencies get a second agency or another full time or part time to cover themselves financially
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    How physical is home health?

    I think it varies patient to patient. I do all pediatrics an mostly infants now but when I did adults, there were hoyer lifts inside the homes for the heavy patients and if I couldn't turn a patient myself, I would ask an adult family member and usually never had a problem. Agree with the posts about awkward positions to get things done and kneeling on the floor and sitting on the floor is daily for me. But it's not the whole time, just a few min here and there. The heaviest thing that's been killing my back is actually my work bag because it's so full! But it's overdue for a clean out anyway.
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    Have you ever done this

    I agree 100% with this ^^
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    Home Health vs LTC -- HELP!!

    Based on what you said, I have to agree with the other posts. Stay where you are. Depending on your case, home health can give you more free time but it all depends on the patient. Some are hours of free time and others you are running around the whole shift. And having to drive 80 miles?!? That alone screams no way to me lol sounds like what you have now is working so I would stick with that
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