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Been there,done that has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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    Taking a Long Leave of Absence from Work

    Silver.... if anybody needs a month off, it is YOU. You are still very sick and need to take care of yourself, for a change. Best Wishes.. feel better.
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    Online Trach and Vent Course

    Where do you expect to use these skills? Most employers will train you . But any tips on technique can only help.
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    VA Hospital Med-Surg vs Private Hospital Telemetry?

    Working for the VA is priceless. You will not find better benefits. As far as the $15/hour difference , compare benefits... in the long run. You will eventually learn telemetry @ the VA. The learning curve is not that hard... you will be...
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    Need Support From My Fellow Nurses

    If you remain out of nursing for 5 years, it will not be easy to get back in. Perhaps an agency position in rehab would work .
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    What Do I Please. I'm so lost

    There are many remote jobs away from the bedside. Start the search. Start with insurance companies and disease management roles, Both are begging for nurses.
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    6 Months Qualified - Want To Leave

    Patients will die. If they are sick enough to be in the hospital... they are sick enough to die. NOBODY can take care of 12 patients. I had 30 years of experience and 8 was my max. I would move on. You are only 6 months in and already can't do i...
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    Career over family?

    If he is threatening.. you over anything.. he is not your life's Partner.
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    HR and Employee

    Do not go to the meeting alone.
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    Need Support/Advice

    "One issue is that my nursing manager told the detective that since I was on light duty, I shouldn't have been doing specific things. " Sounds like your manager has decided to get on the bus that they are throwing you under. Get ready to move on. ...
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    Should I take the job?

    Ask to shadow for a day. Should tell you everything you need to know. Good luck.
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    Colleague Anger

    Inform management that Sam is never satisfied with her assignment, and is requesting an informal meeting with you regarding her issues. Start documenting her issues. No way would I let her back me into a corner. I would ask management to interv...
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    Im 44 / is it too late for the Hospital

    Hospital nursing is challenging. It sounds like a decent orientation with average ratios. I am not sure how your previous experience will meld with med- surg. Also... at the age of 44... you should be okay with standing on your feet for 12 hour...
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    Leaving job after 7 months

    I don't understand why you are quitting. Seems like management has bent over backwards. Why did you leave the job you are going back to?
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    What to do with my dog?

    If you will be working 60 hour weeks, you don't have time for a dog. They are pack animals ... and want to be with their owners. $700/month for day care is cheap. I would re-home the dog.
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