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missourinurse2b BSN, RN

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missourinurse2b has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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  1. missourinurse2b

    Back to nights

    Hello everyone! Hoping to get a bit of advice. I have not worked nights in 5 years, been working ICU for 3 years on days and until the past year, I have been able to handle the stress of the job because I could come home and unwind. Long story I won't get into....my husband and I are raising our 3 young grands ( ages 9,5, and 2) for the past year. I simply can't deal with the higher stress of day shift and find that nights are for the most part, a bit less hectic, so I am returning to nights. I also find I can rest better in a MUCH less hectic house with the kiddos being at school or daycare. I have a hectic 12 hr hour shift then come home to a chaotic house...after working a couple of volunteer night shifts, I felt RELIEVED and RESTED, hence my decision to go back to nights full time. However, if my memory serves me right, I also remember it was hard to get my body to adjust to nights. I would love to hear any advice or tips on " surviving night shift" from those of you who have been successful at making it work. Thanks in advance!
  2. missourinurse2b

    Back to nights

    Hello everyone! Hoping to get a bit of advice. I have not worked nights in 5 years, been working ICU for 3 years on days and until the past year, I have been able to handle the stress of the job because I could come home and unwind. Long story I won't get into....my husband and I are raising our 3 young grands ( ages 9,5, and 2) for the past year. I simply can't deal with the higher stress of day shift and find that nights are for the most part, a bit less hectic, so I am returning to nights. I also find I can rest better in a MUCH less hectic house with the kiddos being at school or daycare. I have a hectic 12 hr hour shift then come home to a chaotic house...after working a couple of volunteer night shifts, I felt RELIEVED and RESTED, hence my decision to go back to nights full time. However, if my memory serves me right, I also remember it was hard to get my body to adjust to nights. I would love to hear any advice or tips on " surviving night shift" from those of you who have been successful at making it work. Thanks in advance!
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    CNA first than RN program?

    I did work as a CNA many years ago and as a CMT as well prior to RN school. I was never a LPN, went straight to RN school and got my BSN. Now I am in school for my MSN, in the FNP program at a local university. I do think the CNA/CMT experience helped but I don't know if being a LPN first would have much difference since many of the LPNs who bridged over into my RN class struggled and a few even failed out.
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    Using Hand Sanitizers - Is a squirt and go method enough?

    My hospital includes hand washing in educational videos, have posters everywhere, hand sanitizer pumps and stations set up all over the units and also have infection control folks sneaking around watching out for compliance. I was shocked to learn that they " caught" 4 out of 10 nurses NOT washing their hands, just simply donning gloves and then pitching them, no hand washing and moving on to the next patient. I am so busy most days that I nearly wet myself before I can get a restroom break but I ALWAYS wash my hands!! No excuse is good enough not to do it.
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    WSSU FNP Fall 2016, Accepted!!!

    Congrats!! I start this fall as well :)
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    Can I still be a good nurse if I'm bad at math?

    I was SOOO bad at math to begin with and I did fine on my PAX-RN got accepted RN school on my first try. I would suggest finding a math tutor to brush up on fractions, decimals, and basic algebra. Best wishes to you!!
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    40 yr old with GED. Is a MSN even possible?

    Me too, and vomit, blood, snot....and so on. And I have a BSN and currently a FNP student.
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    "I do the same thing as an RN"

    Saying that that you could do everything an RN does is not only inaccurate but it perpetuates the divide. Why not just say,you are a great nurse. You do your job well and you are needed and valued. My RNs need me and I need them. Thank you for being a team player!! That is very important to me. I have never been a LPN but I have respect for LPNs and have worked with some very knowledgeable ones who have taught me tons.
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    How can I make Rocephin IM hurt less???

    IV? Would that not be painful as well? Our docs have been prescribing IM rocephin lately and I always ask them to reconsider and give an oral antibiotic to our elderly unless they refuse to take the medication. I hate to stick them, they are so fragile and have very little body or muscle mass.
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    Are nurse's all that and a bag of chips?

    I do own a few shirts that have funny sayings on them like " I am here to save your ass, not kiss it" or " feel safe, sleep with a nurse." things like that but never something like I " sacrificed myself" because I didn't....I am a nurse and I am proud of that but I don't put myself on a pedestal. Also, I never wear my t-shirts to work, only around the house or a quick trip to the store :)
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    40 yr old with GED. Is a MSN even possible?

    I could have written this post!! Same thing with me, did horrible in high school but excelled in college classes when I started at age 38. We can do whatever we want if we are willing to work hard to achieve it.
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    Is there Hope for me after 21 yrs???

    well that is possible. I just know the CNAs have tough jobs and it's very hard. Guess I am quick to defend them.
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    40 yr old with GED. Is a MSN even possible?

    I am 46 years old now, starting nursing school at 38 got my BSN at 41. I am currently pursing my MSN, as a FNP student. So take my advice, don't listen to naysayers! " She believed she could, so she did." that's what I say!
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    Terminated. Pursue a Lawsuit?

    Consider yourself lucky because you could be reported to the BON and then you would NEED a lawyer. I would just let it go and learn from it.
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    Is there Hope for me after 21 yrs???

    Not that much physical effort as a CNA??? Have you worked as a CNA, because I have and it certainly isn't easy!
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    Being blamed for fall after shift

    A patient lowered to the ground by a nurse is not counted as a fall. It is considered a fall in my facility. In fact, ANY change in position is considered a fall, even rolling out of bed onto a floor mat.
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