KelRN215 BSN, RN

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    Work Opportunities For Unvaccinated Nurses

    In my state the options will be next to none. The Executive Office of Health and Human Services announced yesterday that any provider that bills Medicaid needs to ensure all of their staff are vaccinated.
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    Explaining Absence During Colleague's Vacation

    If you can't cover for a colleague when it's part of your job to cover for them when they're on vacation then you shouldn't be in the role you're in. People need to be able to go on vacation and trust that the work that can't wait is being handl...
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    Talent Review With Manager

    Just make something up then start working on your real goal... to get out of there by this time next year so you don't have to do another one of these.
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    Please help! Which job offer should I take???

    A 2 hr commute each way is insane for a nursing job. No way should you take that offer. Let's say you are scheduled to work a 12 hr day shift, 7a-7p and you need to be there by 6:45am. That means leaving by 4:45am if there's no traffic on your c...
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    Disrespect & Profanity

    Addressing someone by first name or Mr/Ms/Mrs. Last Name is regional. I have never had a doctor or nurse refer to me as Ms. Last Name (nor would I want them to) and as a pediatric nurse of 14 years, I've never referred to a patient's parent by anythi...
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    Lose vs. Loose

    Some of my favorites: The misspelling of the word definitely is my single biggest pet peeve. Also you're and your. Anyt...
  7. I've never done it because by the time I'm job searching, I've made up my mind that I'm definitely leaving my current job. I've never seriously been extended a counter offer either, I've been asked "is there anything we could do to change your mind?"...
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    First Reaction to Changes

    My first reaction is "the site was down for 3 weeks for this?"
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    Boston children's new residency

    The program isn't closed to external applications, it's just harder. It's been a long time since I was a new grad (2007) but we did have 1 person who I can think of off the top of my head in my new grad program who had gone to school outside of New E...
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    Peds Pulmonary Unit??

    At the pediatric hospital I worked at, one of the 3 medical floors was designated for Pulmonary and GI patients. The Pulmonary patient population was primarily CF patients.
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    Boston children's new residency

    I don't know if they still do but they definitely did have one and, even then, most of the hires were Northeastern grads who had done co-ops on the floor they were hired onto or new grads who'd done their senior practicums there. Why would that hirin...
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    Had interview..Not sure how it went

    I can tell you that if I were the hiring manager and an applicant hugged me, it definitely would go against her. I would advise against hugging future patients as well, unless they somehow initiate it. ETA: I don't hate hugs either. I have some frie...
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    Resignition Timeline?

    You could always give 30 days and then call out for those last 2 shifts. I certainly know people who've done that. I'm a little surprised with you having only been there for 4 months that they're demanding a 30 day notice. Many times people who are r...
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    Resignition Timeline?

    Yes, the policy when I worked in the hospital was 4 weeks. Employers can require whatever they want. You have no obligation to give that much notice but, if you don't, you risk burning a bridge and being deemed "ineligible for rehire."
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    Do not understand scheduling issue

    As a patient, I'd be mad if my provider's office did this to me and I'd call and ask to have the appointment changed to the NP. Perhaps your patients don't realize they can do this? I'd think if the patients put up a stink, the practice would re-eval...
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    Code Blue

    When I worked in the hospital, every nurse on the floor was aware when a patient was a DNR. This was announced at the beginning of shift report so all were aware. This was pediatrics, however, so there was usually not more than 1, maybe 2, DNRs on th...
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    Advice on how to pair-down a resume?

    A lot of those sections are unnecessary. I don't have a summary on my resume. Your resume itself is a professional summary, you don't need a paragraph on top of it explaining what's in it. I took volunteer experience off my resume. After 11 years of...
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    New grad competency - what do you think?

    I don't think that has anything to do with it. Someone could be a great nurse but have a personality that doesn't click with other nurses. And someone could be a terrible nurse but make friends easily. I don't socialize with people from work so I do...
  19. Eh, I haven't touched an EVD or ICP monitor in 6 1/2 years and I don't feel like that's a skill I've lost. I could level an EVD if I had to. And, as MMJ mentioned, this is not something that MSF staff would be doing. I read a memoir written by a doct...
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    Do you miss bedside nursing?

    No. Not even a little. I am a community based case manager for medically complex kids in foster care. Since leaving the hospital, I have also done home health/clinical management, per diem school and home infusion liaison.
  21. This is true. In all likelihood I would not have met my husband had I stayed working in the hospital. We meet through a meetup group where we went to trivia weekly on Mondays. I never would have joined such a group while working in the hospital becau...
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    Help me name my baby!

    Angelica, like from the Rugrats.
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    Holiday Bonus

    I wasn't expecting it but my employer did dole out $950 bonuses today. I'm not sure if it was a standard amount across the board or if it was prorated for how long you've worked there (I've been there since March).
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    Had interview..Not sure how it went

    It's not professional. You're not trying to make a friend, you're interviewing for a job.
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    RN - BSN Programs with travel abroad?

    RN-BSN bridge programs? I highly doubt it since these are programs for already licensed RNs and are generally largely online and completed in a year. Masters programs I would think it's unlikely too, unless you get a Fulbright Grant or something to d...