gatoraims RN

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  1. 9/5 What I learned this week.....

    I learned that one young OD pt who has been in our hospital literally for months, can make for two very long and exhausting shifts. Dread going back this weekend all because I just can't do one more night of that this soon. Pt hates the world, the si...
  2. (8/29) This week, I have learned......

    I learned that a LOL can vomit large amounts of dark blood and clots. I also learned that it is something that freaked the hell out of me and may have had fear in my voice when I called for my charge nurse for help "now". I also learned that a MD doe...
  3. Thanks for all the advice! I got up the nerve to speak with my manager. She, the dream manager, and I have a lunch date scheduled to discuss my transfer. My manger was happy I came to her first and said that the dream floor manager is a close friend ...
  4. Is nursing too difficult for a mother with young children?

    I am a full time nurse and mother of 5. I love that nursing gives me the flexabilty to pick my hours, days, and so much more. I do miss my children when I am working but get to spend long stretches with them on my days off. I do try to work three nig...
  5. New Nurse on Med Surg Floor

    Not that it helps but you are not alone. I think even seasoned nurses have moments where they feel like they are always behind. I am coming up on a year of med/surg experience, it does start clicking. I still have days when I am swamped like the pas...
  6. RN to BSN or RN to MSN

    I an currently looking to finish my BSN, however I was wondering if it would be better to just go through with the RN to MSN instead. Any pointers. I eventually do want to further my education but I want a few more years of bed side experience under...
  7. When should I talk to my manager?

    Thanks everyone. I think I am going to take the risk and talk to her sooner. I am getting to old to not go after what I want. I am not a new nurse. I owe my current manger and co-workers time on the floor because I was given 3 weeks of orientation. I...
  8. When should I talk to my manager?

    Thanks for the input. I do have a bit more than 6 months experience overall. Just 6 months at my current hospital. I am not sure why she would fire me, I have a great working relationship with my night shift crew and the junior nurse manager. Even in...
  9. When should I talk to my manager?

    Wish I could. I would need my manager to OK a transfer (same hospital). I have to be honest with her or I will always be stuck on the same floor or have to go to a different hospital and there are only a few in town.
  10. When should I talk to my manager?

    I am currently working on a med/surg floor. Love my team but not med/surg. I would like to post to internal jobs but have to wait until I have been on the floor for 6 months. I want to go PRN on my current floor at my 6 month mark in order to look fo...
  11. Win $100! June 2015 Caption Contest

    The kid in 214 stuck it up his.......
  12. ICU ingenuity? Tricks of the trade?

    Going to have to try this thanks.
  13. ICU ingenuity? Tricks of the trade?

    Very intersetd in how to make a female urinal! Please share.
  14. I am a new to med/surg nurse but not new to nursing. I am still in orientation and my preceptors all say I am doing a great job. However I am not as confidant. I see other nurses just running circles around me. Currently I want to work on the plan fo...
  15. Need advice please

    I recently interviewed for a med/surg position and was given an offer. I just need to do drug testing ect. I had an interview in OB/Gyn nursing at one of their sister hospitals. OB would be my dream job and why I got onto nursing. I let them know I ...