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KelRN215 BSN, RN

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KelRN215 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pedi.

"Success is loving life and daring to live it." ~Maya Angelou

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  1. I agree. Even when you're not actively showing houses, your clients still expect you to respond to their emails essentially immediately. When I was buying my house, I would say my real estate agent responded to my emails within 20-30 minutes. That won't work during a 12 hr shift.
  2. I have a friend who's a Social Worker who did it but she now does it as her full time job and doesn't work in Social Work anymore. Presumably you have a weekend requirement and open houses are usually on weekends. How would that work for you as a seller's agent? Do you think clients are going to want to work with a real estate agent who can only show their home every other weekend? I worked as a staff nurse when I bought my home so had time during the week to house hunt but many people house hunting work 9-5 and want their agents available to them on weekends.
  3. 2013 was the first year I ever watched the marathon from the finish line. I'd gone to it every year since 2001 (grew up not far from the start) but I'd always either watched it at the start, or at miles 21, 23 or 25. 2 of my friends had volunteered with the wheelchair division that year and were watching from the finish line so I went down to join them. We were standing directly across the street from where the 2nd bomb exploded only 20 minutes earlier. Because they'd been up since before 6am they were hungry so I reluctantly left with them to get lunch. At the time, I was a visiting nurse in the city of Boston. I took care of children afterwards who had been injured and also had several patients who lived in the neighborhood where they caught the surviving bomber 4 days later.
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    Picc line accidentally pulled out 5 cm.

    XR to verify placement. It may still be ok to use.
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    Above and beyond

    I hate this question because I don't think it should be expected that I go above and beyond in my jobs but I do have a story that I tell. When I was working in the hospital, I was taking care of a toddler (I want to say he was around 2) who had had a stroke. He was extremely irritable and the only time he was happy was when his Mom was pushing him around the floor in this little taxi cab car. It was outside his room with a sign on it that said "save for rm 11" (or whatever room he was in) then one day it disappeared. His Mom was devastated. When I was leaving the hospital later that day, I saw it outside the front lobby so grabbed it and ran it back up to them. His Mom talked about that for years after it happened.
  6. This is dumb. What would the oncoming nurse think about a 2 hr vanco infusion timed for 0600? If you are an inpatient nurse you will literally take patients who have meds infusing that you didn't hang all the time. No one's license is at risk.
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    How did you get out of bedside nursing?

    1) This has not been my experience, at all. The year I left my bedside nursing position, by the end of the year I made $20k more than I did been the previous year. I will say that year was a bit of an anomaly because when I left my bedside position, I worked 2 jobs and I got a large PTO payout when I left my hospital job that added to my pay that year but my salary was still higher. Every non-bedside position I've held has paid significantly more than my staff nurse position did. Since leaving bedside nursing 6 years ago, my annual base pay has increased by $35K and I don't have to work nights, weekends or holidays. That's an average of almost $6K/year raise. My annual raises in the hospital would have amounted to probably $600-$1200. 2) In all of my Mon-Fri jobs, I've still felt like I'm helping people. As a home health manager, I helped people keep their kids at home. As a home infusion liaison, I helped people learn how to take care of their kids at home thereby shortening their hospital stays. At my current job, I help foster parents manage the medically complex children that have been placed in their homes.
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    I can't do it all (mom rant)

    One of my very good friends talks and reads frequently about the "mental load" or "emotional labor" for women. It's things like, in my relationship, it's my job to keep track of EVERYTHING, including when we are going to see his parents and what weekend day his mother works (every damn weekend I have to remind him that she's at work on Sunday mornings when he decides it's a good time to call her). Or how he's the one who wanted 2 dogs yet it's my responsibility to take care of everything vet-related and to arrange dog sitters when we're going out of town. Or how, several months ago, together we made a decision to do a "paint your pet" night and, before I bought the tickets, I verified with him that we weren't doing anything that evening. A few days later I get a text at work asking when the paint night was and when I respond with the date, I get another text: "oh, I have a work thing that night. I told you a while ago and I figured you would have kept track of that." WHY on earth would I keep track of when his work dinner, that I'm not invited to, is? Here's a couple articles she sent me the other day after this topic came up at my bridal tea this past weekend: Why Did Becoming a Mother Bring Up All These Retro Beliefs About Gender? - Lenny Letter Stop Calling Women Nags — How Emotional Labor is Dragging Down Gender Equality It came up because one of my friends left her 3 children with her husband for a couple hours so she could attend. He was bringing them to some farm or something and before she left, she asked him if he had everything he needed for them for the day. His response was "well you packed the bag when we went to the football game so I should be all set." The football game they had gone to was 3 weeks ago and her husband literally had no idea that the bag would need to be re-packed because she always does it. My mother still talks of the year, ~25 years ago, when she was taking a course on Thursday nights and my father refused to practice my brother's spelling words with him. She identifies this year as a turning point in my brother's schooling. My father also apparently didn't feed us dinner on these nights and my mother would come home at 9pm to children who hadn't eaten since school lunch 10 hours earlier. It was also past our bedtime when she came home.
  9. Yup, this is what I was going to suggest too. That's all I usually put. They're mostly just trying to see on your application that you haven't been fired from every job you held. If people ask why I left various jobs, I tell them the truth- I left my hospital job for a Mon-Fri schedule, I left my home nursing manager job because I saw the writing on the wall that the office I was working out of would end up closed (it did), I left my liaison position because I wanted to get out of the for-profit side of healthcare.
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    Student Charge Nurse out of line

    I did it in college. I got paid $10/hr to sit between 2 students with autism on the bus to their special school so they didn't kill each other, basically. It was easy money as a 19 year old and I got paid for 4 hours/day but was actually only with the kid for about an hour. 1/2 hour to school and 1/2 hr back from school. The rides back from school in the morning and the rides to school in the afternoon with the just creepy old bus driver were a little awkward.
  11. Why don't you just defer admission by a semester? If you apply again next year, you'll be up against a different applicant pool and there's no guarantee you'd be accepted again.
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    Questions from a nursing student

    1) No but I live in Massachusetts. I imagine the answer may be different in places like Alabama or Mississippi. 2) This term is way overused. The current generation of young nurses are from the "everyone gets a trophy" generation and they don't know how to accept constructive criticism. It's not "eating your young", for example, if a new grad makes a mistake and you are the nurse following her and you have to point it out because, for some reason, the patient you're picking up didn't get his q 8hr vanco at all during her 12 hr night shift. I've never seen it actually happen. I've also not worked anywhere that hires new grads in the past 6 years.
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    Teen Pregnancy

    Abstinence only sex education is an obvious one. What are the states with the highest rates of teen pregnancy? What kind of sex education do those states provide?
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    How do you feel about B's?

    What do you call the person who graduated last in his class in medical school? Doctor.
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    Anyone Else have to Sub in classrooms??

    I was a substitute teacher in college for 2 different school systems. All that was required was 1 year of college. It was decent pay for not a lot of work at 19.
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    Reportable BRN incidents

    Giving 80 mg when the order is for 75 mg constitutes a med error, does it not? The right dose wasn't given, hence it was an error. The correct thing to do would be to document that the dose administered was 80 mg and file an incident report. Probably nothing more than a conversation would have come out of that. Administering 80 mg and then fake wasting 5 mg to make it look like the correct dose of 75 mg was given is the problem.

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