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  1. I get worried about my career choice....

    Bedside isn't easy - it's hard and it can be very stressful. But anything worth doing in life is going to be hard. The rewards of being a bedside nurse far outweigh the difficulty and stress, IMO.
  2. I get worried about my career choice....

    I highly recommend nursing as a career. I'm a second career nurse. I was 32 when I graduated from nursing school, passed NCLEX, and started working med-surg at a local hospital. I love nursing and I have no regrets about it. Being able to do somethin...
  3. Future Shortage in Bedside Nurses

    I graduated with a diploma/AS in 2011 but had a previous unrelated college degree. I've been in med-surg since I graduated and I have no plans of changing that any time in the near future. I may want to go into a specialty (but still direct patient c...
  4. Considering leaving hospital after new grad internship

    IMO quitting now is the worst idea ever, like in the history of the world (lol). Not only would the hospital internship not count as experience, but it will actually make it harder for you to find a new grad job than a new grad who has never worked a...
  5. Have I Committed Career Suicide?

    It's not career suicide but it will certainly make it far harder to get that first job (a year from now) than it would if you were looking to start work right away. Continuing for BSN and certifications is good, but you'll still be an old new grad in...
  6. How many of you here wear ted/support hose to work?

    I do! They're far more comfortable than not wearing them, plus they help prevent the formation of spider veins. I already had spider veins. I'm only in my early 30's and have never been pregnant (pregnancy exacerbates spider veins). I went to a speci...
  7. Penalized for too many interests

    To many different jobs in too short a time frame raises a red flag. Either the person is a job-hopper and the prospective employer wants to avoid the mistake of hiring someone who will just quit, or the person was fired/laid off so many times that th...
  8. Am I being offered a fair pay?

    For the person asking about new grads in Staten Island - I'm in NJ within commuting distance of Staten Island and started at $33/hour as a new grad, in a hospital. I would think given the proximity that Staten Island would be comparable.
  9. I hate my job and I can't get out.

    My union actually twarted the sale of my facility to a shady company. When the facility was then sold to a different company with a better reputation, the union protected our contract and prevented layoffs of senior nurses only to be replaced with yo...
  10. [color=#333333]the lord's prayer is in effect groveling at the feet of a bearded old man with the attitude of a nurse ratched running a supply depot. i don't understand why people find it inspiring. i thought it was just a very old poem written by th...
  11. Pay Off My Student Loans In Full or Make Monthly Payments?

    As long as you have a way to get money in an emergency (like a relative who would lend or give to you if you lost your job or got sick), pay it all off tomorrow and save yourself $8K. If not, pay if off as quickly as possible while still saving some ...
  12. Nurses' were JESUS' sidekicks...

    I'm not a "sidekick of Jesus" nurse any more than I'm "sidekick of James Bond" nurse, because neither of them are real IMO. And if it's difficult for you to deal with other religions and cultures than your own, that's something you need to work on. A...
  13. Resume stand out or resume death sentence???

    I was an HR person who read resumes before I became a nurse. IMO unless you're in a creative field (design, performance art, whatever) you need to stick with the traditional MS word resume, no fancy stuff.
  14. Is Faith Enough?

    No, faith isn't "enough" to accomplish anything. You need the underlying talent (which you're either born with or not), fortuitous circumstances, a lot of hard work, and true inner motivation to accomplish whatever it is you're looking to do. I could...
  15. Never placed an IV!!!!!

    My school didn't teach IV placement or blood draws either. This is common.