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    help! nurse or not! i need opinions

    I thought that I would love nursing, I knew from a young age that I wanted to work in the medical field, now that I am a nurse, I hate it and I constantly consider going back to school for something else. I know it wont happen right now, I don't have the time or the money for it....maybe in the future. I wish I would have went to school for something else in the first place. In most professions a person does not run for hours on end without taking a bathroom break or evening get a chance to sit down, most jobs a person does not get verbally and sometimes physically abused and if they do, there a repercussions. In nursing you have to suck it up and deal with it. I could go on and on but you get m jest. you may end up hating, or you may love it.....time will tell, thats really the only way you will know.
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    help with iv starts

    I am very bad at starting iv's. I was wondering if there are any classes anyone has ever taken to help them start iv's. I'd love tips about starting iv's too. I seem to rarely be able to find veins, and if i do i still somehow still miss the vein, or if i am lucky enough to get a blood return when i flush the line it ALWAYS blows. any tips would be appreciated. thanks!
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    Medications Commonly Used on a Cardiac Unit

    in addition to the othe meds listed, multaq is another fairly common med.
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    new grad getting married..i need advice!

    You only live once! Go off, get married and enjoy it. Like you said you have the rest of your life to work. Its exciting to get a new nursing job at first, but that quickly subsides and the reality is you are working long hours day after day and its not quite so exciting anymore. Wait to look for a job until after the wedding, or a month or so before the wedding start applying for jobs and put the date you can start after your honeymoon. And as a side note, congrats on getting married and a soon to be graduate!
  5. I've been a nurse for about a year now, and i have grown to absolutely hate bedside nursing. I love helping people, and I dont want to leave the medical/ nursing profession but what else is there that a BSN RN do? Floor nursing is so stressful, I hate working for 12 + hours and not getting 2 minutes to run to the bathroom. Getting pulled in so many directions is so stressful for me, I work better focused on one task at a time. a typical day for me includes 2 discharges right as I'm getting an admission, right then someone goes into a rapid a fib, and a 200+ man needs help going to the bathroom but staffing is so bad that we have no nursing assistants. I'm sorry this is somewhat of a vent. But I would really appreciate any ideas on what else I can do with my degree.
  6. I'm looking for someone, preferably in upper management who looks at resumes often to look over and critique my resume. I am a fairly recent grad so I need good selling points in other areas since I'm lacking in nursing experience!
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    Interested in Volunteer nursing!

    Thank you!
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    new nurse who needs advice

    I had a 6 week orientation and have been on my own for about 3 weeks.
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    new nurse who needs advice

    I had 6 weeks of orientation, and I have been on my own for about 3 weeks. Its so stressful.
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    new nurse who needs advice

    Well I graduated and was so happy to find a nursing job on a progressive care unit. I thought everything was going great. But I have started to dread going to work, on my days off I stress and worry about work. Its just so hard, it's a very busy unit, and there is so much to know that was never taught in nursing school!! I feel like I am an awful nurse as well as incompetent and I'm always extremely stressed. Is this normal? Will it eventually pass? I am so unhappy right now. I dont know if I should begin to look for another job or try to stick it out. Maybe nursing just isnt for me?
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    Nurse working for an insurance agency?

    Do you need many years of experience?
  12. What do nurses do who work for insurance agencies? And is any nursing experience required?
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    Dear nurses, I need some advice!

    What all do MDS coordinators do?
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    Dear nurses, I need some advice!

    Ok, I am a fairly new grad. I work in a progressive care unit and I hate it. I think I've realized that bedside nursing is not for me. I still love helping people and want to increase my medical knowledge. I always got very good grades in nursing school and excelled at this writing/ theory side of nursing school. It was always my favorite part. I was wondering what kind of nursing job would be good for me? I heard about reseach nursing which sounds really interesting, I also heard that nurses work for insurance companies and deal with careplans etc. Is there anything else that you know about, or a job you have that sounds like it would fit me. I'm not the most outgoing person so I would not want to be a theory instructor. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you!
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