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sweetnurse63 BSN, RN

LTC, Med-Surge, Ortho
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sweetnurse63 has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in LTC, Med-Surge, Ortho.

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    I want to quit during orientation...

    I wouldn't do five 12 hour shifts back to back in LTC, you will burn yourself out. Also, do not put your license and peace of mind in jeopardy for no one.
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    Crabs In The Barrel

    Wow, you spoke the truth. I have recently lost about 45 pounds and i have been exercising and changing the way I eat. Anyway, i have a close friend that have not said congratulations one time and it is really disappointing because other people that have not known me as long as she, have been so supportive and encourage me to keep up the good work. I thank God because it is not easy but i am determined to reach my goal and make it a permanent lifestyle change. Everybody will not be happy about your success whether it is family or friends.
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    What have I gotten myself into.....?

    Organization is definitely the key.
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    Fired for writing a nursing order?

    Hang in there, you had good intentions and I am sure that you have learned a lesson from this situation. Always at all times get an order, I dont care if it is for a backrub.
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    Fired for writing a nursing order?

    RNs who don't work in long term care may not know that most of these facilities are staffed with about 75% of LPNs and a lot of them are unit managers and supervisors with a lot of leadership responsibilities but there must be a RN in the bldg at all times. Now, as a nurse LPN or RN, I would have notified the physician for the order to be on the safe side, most of the time, you can leave a note in the comm book that should be reveiwed when the physician comes in. I totally disagree with this situation being reported to the Board of Nursing, this is not a matter of putting a patients' life at risk or neglect! Please! Why tarnish a nurse's record for this. The only thing that should happen is a verbal warning so that it will not happen again.
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    I failed nursing school by 1 class

    Sorry to hear that you failed out of the program, however; all is not lost. I would check to see if you can take the LPN-NCLEX and if so, you could do a bridge to RN program later. Also, if nursing is really your dream, then start over at another school. Look at all of the knowledge you have obtained,it will be easier next time. Also, you could transfer your credits to another major in the health field,for instance; ultrasound sonographers make very good money with no where near the responsibility and accountability nurses have, worth checking in to. I wish you the best and remember to really think your decisions through because the decisions you make sets the foundation for your future.
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    Passed the NCLEX RN on the 3rd time!!!

    Congratulations!!!!! God is awesome and faithful.
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    How would you react to a corrective resignation letter?

    I recently resigned from a facility because it was such a toxic atmosphere filled will low morale, favoritism and backbiting, not to mention some nurses trying to always get other nurses in trouble. Instead of working togethther some worked against each other. So I stated on my resignation that i was leaving for personal reasons. Management was so cold and heartless; there wasn't a word said to me from the DON, administrator, human resources or any other from management. I know they lost a good and compassionate nurse who treated everyone with respect. There is a low retention of nurses and it will stay that way until management shows a good example of caring.
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    Nurses Masquerading As Doctors (INSULTING)

    This doctor talks like he is unsure of himself and he is intimidated by the fact that nurses are highly educated professionals that did not have to spend 8 to 10 yrs in medical school. Nurses do not compare to doctors we have two different scopes of practice but we all should be on the same team with one goal in mind which is to help patients cope with their illnesses and to promote healing. I have a problem with any one who makes other people feel like they are way less important because they have lesser education. I have seen so many doctors who walk around with an arrogant and egotistical attitude and some of them are not approachable, but on the other hand , I have met some doctors who are really down to earth, humble and kind. Doctors and nurses are important to healthcare, one can not function without the other and for those doctors that feel like they can do it all by themselves, let them imagine healthcare without nurses, it would be total chaos, the heaalth care system would shut down, it would be a big mess!!!! So, I don't have to have a medical degree to know that I, as a nurse make a difference and is a valued member of healthcare.
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    What is the most interesting case you've seen in the ER?

    Now this story is bizzare
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    What is the most interesting case you've seen in the ER?

    Oh my gosh!!!!! your er stories takes the cake.
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    18 years dream come true

    I would not pay 650 dollars,get your self a good NCLEX book and practice, practice and practice; when you answere questions, read the rationale whether you answered the question right or wrong. You will pass, believe in yourself.
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    18 years dream come true

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    We don't hire new nurses.

    Have you ever thought about the fact that God is allowing you to wait for the right opportunity, on the right unit and under the right supervisor or maybe the job that is assigned to you will be vacant pretty soon. Hang in there, it will happen at the right time for you.
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    Retired, now what?

    May God bless you financially and physically. You really do have the heart of a nurse and this profession was blessed to have you for all of those yrs. I know that it isn't easy giving up something that you love to do, but hang in there and try to do some things that you can enjoy.
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    Failed NCLEX 3 times and FINALLY passed!!

    Soooooooooo happy for you!!!!!!!!!