KeepItRealRN BSN, RN

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KeepItRealRN has 28 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in CVICU.

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    Blindsided by Manager

    I have experience with HCA. When this happens you are in a no-win situation. Your manager wants you to quit and if you don't this is the beginning of the paper trail she will use to ultimately terminate you. I've seen it numerous times. If you love t...
  2. I think you hit the nail on the head. A lot of new grads are too picky about what they are willing to do and where they are willing to live. The only new grad who can not find a job is one who is unwilling to relocate, unwilling to take any position ...
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    Nurse Slang Yo!

    We always called it going out to check the weather.
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    Five Networking Myths

    There is a lot of truth in that the best jobs are sometimes not listed, or listed simply because it is company policy. When I played music full time back in the day, networking was key to landing paying gigs. It is true that for every well-known pro ...
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    Unsupportive boss? Is it worth quitting over??

    Because in this say in age of zero tolerance for bullying, the tech accused you of just that. GUILTY AS CHARGED! Zero tolerance means no common sense can be applied to this situation. If the Tech says you bullied her then you did. Case closed. ...
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    I'm a sexless nurse

    Even if policy doesn't state the male nurse or MD have a female in the room for such procedures, as a male nurse it is prudent to have one anyway. All it would take is for one female patient with psych issues to accuse the male nurse of something ina...
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    Tired of the Stethoscope, Now more!

    I noticed that too.
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    Dear New Grad Nurse

    Don't make fun of the old nurses. Take some time and get to know them. You might find that you have something in common. Belive it or not old nurses were not born old.
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    First NP interview at mayo

    Do your homework and learn about the history and philosophy of the Mayo Brothers. Weave that into your interview answers and you are in like Flynn.
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    Medical Marijuana for nurses

    It is interesting that someone with chronic pain can work under the influence of prescription narcotics, but MM, oh no's.
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    Problem physician

    It sounds like a no win situation to me. Any chance he will retire any time soon? If not I guess you could stay and take your chances. Personally I would be working on an exit plan. Liar or not, he is in a position to ruin you if he chooses to make i...
  12. We all know that lawsuits often pop up years after the fact. Lets say you are a former employee of a facility that is being sued by a patient you took care of. It would seem that the former employer would only put up a defense for a former employee i...
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    Com'on, you got one...What is your heart wrenching moment?

    This: A Life Changing Experience
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    Are care plans valuable?

    Exactly. The perspective I come from is an ICU setting. It is in this setting that I find the "care plan" useless and a waste of time. In the acute ICU setting the plan changes from one hour to the next, and is as I've said before, communicated via a...
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    Are care plans valuable?

    ^^^This, Yes^^^