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asfreeasabird specializes in med/surg/tele/LTC/geriatrics.

continuing school for BSN

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  1. New Grad Advice

    Be confident in what you have learned. You don't need an experienced nurse to check ALL of your work. That being said don't be afraid to ask questions of nurses you trust. Find a good nurse that you can go to like a mentor who works with you often an...
  2. Nursing BURN OUT!!

    Nurses have a huge rate of burn out. Know when not to take extra shifts. Take care of yourself, eat well, exercise, and take regular vacations. Know when you are starting to get burned out, and take some time for yourself. I have quite a few vacation...
  3. LPN?

    I was an LPN before I became an RN. I worked in LTC and now work on the medical floor at our hospital. I am thankful for the experience I gained as an LPN. I gained excellent time management skills. I worked a 2-10pm shift when I did LTC which was gr...
  4. Firm Boundaries/Days off

    I understand what you mean I work 12hours shifts on a medical floor. 30minutes is taken out of our paychecks for lunch, but I have had up to five phone calls during my lunch hour. Some days I take the battery out and enjoy my lunch (boundries). If it...
  5. Looking for help: What to do for Nursing exposure

    You could volunteer as a candy striper (if they still do this). Our hospital has something called transport. A transporter will take the patients all over the hospital for diagnostic procedures, wheel them out to their car when they are ready to go h...
  6. College Job

    Certified Nursing Assistant or Nurse Apprentice would be an excellent job for an aspiring nurse. Many hospitals try to hire CNAs that have graduated nursing school(they know you and your work ethic).
  7. When The Patient Teaches You

    I have had that happen a few times. I have care planned it so they can do the care themselves. I asked my manager and I had one of my patients reaccess her own portacath because she would be doing it at home and had been doing it at home. I had anoth...
  8. What tips would you give a new RN

    1. Wear comfortable shoes 2. Be confident in what you know and ask about what you don't 3. the patients can wait, go the bathroom 4. find a mentor 5. have a sense of humor about what you do (somedays this is going to be the only thing that will...
  9. Alternates ..why not just give them a number??

    The community college I went to told me where I was on the alternate list.
  10. Trying to understand difference between LPN and RN practice....

    I was an LPN for a few years at a long term care facility before returning to get my RN. An LPN is considered "the bedside nurse." The LPN will typically care for a more stable patient. Our hospital has phased out most of the LPNs at the bedside. Fro...
  11. interview for 3 jobs at once but i *really* want one...

    Just remember people can tell when you are smiling on the phone. I would shoot for all three instead of the oncology dept, you can always transfer later. It is a great oppertunity to work at a teaching hospital. Be calm and courteous to all of them. ...
  12. Pregnant during nursing school?

    If you have the option I would recommend waiting. You don't want to deal with swollen ankles, morning sickness and nursing school exams. At the school I graduated from many of the pregnant gals failed out. One that did not showed up a few days after ...
  13. Would it be tacky to advertise this?

    My aunt worked as a critical care nurse for 10years and became a personal trainer. Her clients seek her out because she is a nurse. Something about having someone there who knows what to do if you start exercising too hard is comforting to her elderl...
  14. Should nurses with long hair be required to wear it up?

    When mine is down I usually have something to put it up, because as we all know in nursing you never know what is going to happen during the day. Our floor is a little stricter. We are not allowed to wear jeans to on-site education (which is good but...
  15. Our local hospital had a pretty bad nickname. A few years ago it partnered up with a chain of other hospitals and has since been trying to improve it's reputation in the community. Most people notice the change, but there are still people who call it...