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janice_c67 BSN, RN

med/surg tele, postpartum, mother baby
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janice_c67 is a BSN, RN and specializes in med/surg tele, postpartum, mother baby.

Graduated with ADN June 2010, started working on a med/surg oncology unit 10/2011. Prior to working as an RN I was a phlebotomist for 15 years, I left California to take a job in Texas. I moved back to CA at the end of 2012 and worked med/surg telemetry/cardio until July 2014. Currently working on a postpartum unit caring for mother/baby couplets. I completed RN to BSN online in February 2016.

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    Leaving Bedside Nursing

    Nursing without ratios will suck the life out of you. My first job was in Texas and it was murder and it was extremely unsafe. I am in California now, and I don't hate nursing now that I know I won't get an unlimited number of patients of any acuity level.
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    When did wearing a stethoscope become popular

    I always keep it around my neck instead of leaving it at the nurses station because if I put it down I will either forget it and it will magically disappear, or something will come up and I will need it. AND it makes me look cool
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    Am I too old to be an RN.... or should I just stay an LPN?

    I didn't start nursing school till I was 41. I was a phlebotomist before that for 15 years. You are not too old.
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    Help! I can't decide!

    I've been a floor nurse for years and I'm still not good at it! JK Only you can decide which to pick, they are two very different jobs... I would think the laser job would be less stressful than OR, and OR usually requires you to be on call, lots of things to consider. I do know there are a LOT of people who would LOVE to get into an OR position, myself included. It all depends on where you ultimately want to end up.
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    disappointed with job offer

    You should take it. You will be great at time management by the time you are able to transfer into the job you really want.
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    Desperately need advice please help!!!

    RN to BSN isn't that difficult while working, I am doing it right now and I work full time. Do not wait to finish BSN to start looking for a job, I would find a job first then start the BSN online. Once out of nursing school clinicals you kind of start to get rusty, so waiting isn't going to do you any good.
  7. Hello all, I am just wondering how long did it take most of you to stop having major anxiety about going to work every day? I am a new nurse about 9 weeks on med surg now and it is very stressful to say the least, I am still trying to get organized but I am struggling with that and I end up staying late every day charting and always feeling like I am going to miss something does this feeling ever go away? I don't know how much stress I can take! Right now I just want to go back to my old job but my old coworkers forbid me to give up I feel guilty to complain knowing how hard it is to get a job at all and I am thankful (it took me over a year and probably at least 1,000 apps to get this) but it is so stressful and I'm afraid I will eventually reach a breaking point if things don't get better
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    New grad willing to work anywhere

    I finally after a year and a half of rejections was fortunate enough to get a job in Texas (moved reluctantly from CA but hey its a job and it isn't that bad here actually) I have a friend that moved to N Dakota and started working there, she said they are hiring alot there so if you don't mind living there then I would say check it out there.
  9. I would say that it is definitely unnecessary to take ACLS and PALS at this point, but EKG interpretation class wouldn't hurt... I don't think taking the EKG interpretation class is going to make a huge impact on your education or job outlook when you are ready but it is good to know some of the basics because in clinicals you will have monitored patients and it is something you can actually apply to what you are doing in clinicals, you can practice reading rhythm strips and you never know what you might notice that others may overlook. I took ACLS at the end of my Associate program and it didn't do me a dang bit of good, it still took a year and a half to get a job even with a ton of hospital experience and I ended up in a job that doesn't require it anyways so I won't be renewing unless I change jobs and need it someday. If I had to participate in a code which I have yet to do, I don't think that the ACLS I took almost 2 years ago is going to do me any good, so just wait until you are ready to work and if you have a potential job that will require it then do those classes then.
  10. Hello all, I am actually a new nurse, 2 months on a med/surg oncology floor, I am suspecting that I may not want to do floor nursing forever Anyways, I am wondering how difficult it is to transition into clinical nursing for a person who only has floor nursing experience? If anyone has transitioned, can you tell me if it was super difficult to get into a different type of nursing?
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    Support Stickie for New nurses who are not coping

    I am in my mid 40's and second career too, I think it does take longer to learn things, that hadn't occurred to me! Ugh it's so difficult, I am really struggling and I have never considered myself a dumb person but this is so overwhelming, I feel so stupid that I can't seem to get up to speed when other new grads are not having as much trouble as I am
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    Support Stickie for New nurses who are not coping

    I have been working on a med/surg/oncology unit for two months, I graduated June 2010 and didn't start working til Oct 2011, 16 months is a long time and alot of the things I learned got lost along the way. I have horrible time management and I feel like I have no clue what I am doing. I am forgetting why I chose nursing because I am do overwhelmed and stressed every day. Nomally I stress eat and gain weight during the hard times but I have lost 10 lbs in the last two months because my stomach is constantly tied up in knots. And I have nightmares every single night like I can't shut my brain off, I dream that I am expected to do procedures that I don't know what they are and I have no one to help me, or that I am making mistakes or losing my job. I don't know if I can hang on til the magical 6 month mark, I just want to go back to my carefree days as a phlebotomist
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    HIPAA violation if an old friend?

    it absolutely would be
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    New grad RN job with no connections?

    oh no, kissing a.. doesn't get you anywhere, save your time
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    General Question about Salmonella

    I don't think it makes a difference in how sick you get, it might make a difference in the incubation period and the time it takes for the person to start feeling sick. plus there are probably other factors like the person's immune system, age, etc. as long as you get enough bacteria in that it can incubate and grow, there is no limit to how bad it can get.
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    Should I put my preceptorship experience first on my resume?

    oooh good information, thanks! :)