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ShayRN has 18 years experience and specializes in Corrections, Cardiac, Hospice.

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  1. It's Academic Sharecropper Time

    I recommend getting the syllabus from the course instructor and reading over the material they are learning. That way, you can point out things they have on the unit and correlate it with the theory. I am not an old school nursing instructor and fe...
  2. Nursing Supervisor is Inappropriate

    First of all, I think you are stronger than you realize. You went to and all the way through nursing school without the support of your spouse and while basically being a single mom. That takes courage and strength. (I could go on and on about wha...
  3. New Educator

    Thank you! I appreciate it.
  4. New Educator

    In March, I completed my MSN/ED. I continued to work at my current job, and picked up a clinical educator position at a local LPN school. Recently, I accepted a full time position at an RN school. I am excited and scared. Any advise for a new ins...
  5. Any MSN nursing ed students?

    I just saw this. Have you started your program yet? Inbox me, I am one year away from graduation, I can help you through and tell you what to expect. I have really enjoyed the journey so far, but it isn't easy by any stretch of the imagination.....
  6. Facebook while on the clock?

    I just want to add something to this. I was always one who was completely against use of phones at work. However, since starting my new job I was instructed by my manger to carry my phone so she can find me. I am also in constant communication with m...
  7. Anybody LIKE working holidays?

    I never minded any holiday but Christmas. Lucky for me I worked with a wonderful Jewish woman the last 6 years. I worked her holidays and she worked mine. Before that I was in management or per diem. I have only worked 2 Christmas days in 14 years of...
  8. 16 interesting facts about nursing around the world!

    Count me in the 80%!
  9. Pregnancy Discrimination - Interview

    When I had my son, 11 years ago, I worked on a cardiothoracic step down unit. I did not take any isolations patients, I did not do any heavy lifting. Not because I refused, but because my co-workers stepped up and did it for me. I would return the...
  10. Pregnancy Discrimination - Interview

    I will say it again. You may be missing out on a fantastic nurse, just to avoid a two month pregnancy leave. The nurse you hire may not be pregnant, but may decide to start their family once they get hired. Or, you may hire someone with call off pro...
  11. Working as a nurse and pregnancy

    I am glad my managers didn't feel that way. I am one of the hardest working people you will ever meet, the last time I called off was in 2009, when I had pneumonia. I also worked both jobs until the day before I delivered and only took 7 weeks of m...
  12. Working as a nurse and pregnancy

    I was 5 months pregnant with my first child and very open and honest and got the job anyway. With my son, I was 2 months when I interviewed at the hospital, the manager told me congratulations and told me I could start in 2 weeks. They cannot NOT h...
  13. Today I told a 20 year old to put his phone away so I can finish what I needed to do. Then I went to take his blood pressure and he snatched it back like I was going to take it off of him, lol.
  14. Forced to resign, need advise

    Can someone tell me what scanning fluids means? OP, happy for you that you got a new job. Sounds like they did you a favor.
  15. Was a BSN/MSN necessary for your career in research?

    I struggled with the same question 8 months ago. I asked a friend who had her MSN if it was worth it. She told me that she has the opportunities for advancement she never would have had without the MSN. She also said at our age (42) even if we mak...