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  1. BaByMaMa

    Going back to school!

    Hi all! I'm starting the FNP program in a couple of weeks and I must admit...I'm kind of nervous! I've been an RN for 3 years, but it feels like I've been out of school for a long time. I will be taking 3 classes this semester conveniently scheduled all in one day, but I also will continue to work part time. I think I'm a little bit afraid of the extra time/responsibility involved, but this is something I really want to do. I hope my family doesn't accidently get neglected during this process....I have a 1 year old whom I adore. But everyone is very supportive of my decision. Any advice from those who've been there, done that? Thanks! :wink2:
  2. Hi Raindrop, Is this your first job interview? Don't be nervous, just be yourself and be professional. Answer the questions honestly and don't forget to also ask your questions, especially about what kind of nurse-patient ratio you will have, and what kind of support is available during your shift, ie charge nurse with or without patient assignment, PCAs, etc. Remember that even though you need a job, they also need you, so it's ok to show some confidence in who you are and what you do. Good luck! Let us know how it went later! :flwrhrts:
  3. BaByMaMa

    San Bernadino!

    Hello Allnurses!!:typing I was wondering if there's anyone around from the San Bernadino County area...I am going to be traveling out there in a couple of months and wanted to maybe meet some people through here. I have visited the area before and I can't wait to get a glimpse of those mountains again! Looking forward to your responses. Thanks :flwrhrts:
  4. BaByMaMa

    would you finish work from previoius shift?

    It's all true. It's a 24 hour job that requires good communication from shift to shift. I work evenings so I often come on and have to catch up on work that was left behind from the day shift. By the time I get to my shift's work I often have already fallen behind. All I know is that I don't sit around, as a fact, I never really even take a break (I stuff a snack down sometimes when my stomach keeps shouting at me) and I do my best to keep up. As long as we all try our best and are fair to each other I think we are ok. Our job is such that you can't NOT DO important things that get left behind, like specimens, consents, treatments, meds?, maybe paperwork can slide.... Take care all!
  5. BaByMaMa

    Lowest of the Low

    I'm sorry for what you're going through. I've only been out of school for a little over a year myself and couldn't imagine being able to go through your situation right now. I hope everything works out whether you decide to leave or not. Just remember that your worth and dignity can only be stood up for by you alone in this profession. Stand up for yourself and demand respect as a human being and a nurse. The fact that you are a new nurse doesn't mean that others can get away with humiliating you. I hope you feel better! Keep us posted!
  6. BaByMaMa

    Live and learn...my med error!

    Thank you for sharing your experience. I am new RN, only been out of school for 1 year, and it is nice to learn that we're all doing our best for patients' safety and our own sanity. I try my best to triple check every medication because in the back of my mind I know that we are only human and can all make accidental mistakes. I'm glad you are OK and that you have a good support system at work. again, Thanks for sharing!
  7. BaByMaMa

    Peripheral IV's

    Hi yall! I'm a new grad still on my 3rd week of orientation on a med/surg/tele floor. Today I started my first IV's with a success rate of 4 out of 6 or so. I have watched a couple of nurses start IVs and everyone has a different technique as to what works for them. My pet peave with this experience was that a couple of times a vein that had previously been jumping out at me would disappear when I needed it to be visible. I know that this is one of those things where practice is the only way to get good at it. Anyone have any advice...you know...a secret technique that makes it work for you every time?? ----------------------------------------------------- :biere: Cheers to us new nurses who are trying to become good at what we do. ------------------------------------------------------
  8. BaByMaMa

    NCLEX says I am competent

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Yupiiiiiiiiiiiii! Now please don't forget to keep praying for people like me who are still going to take the NCLEX.....I will be taking mine sometime in July....any advice from your personal experience?? Congrats again :balloons: :balloons:
  9. BaByMaMa

    Info about Emerson Hospital

    Hi people! Hope you're all doing well! I was wondering if anyone works at Emerson Hospital, in Concord, MA....or if know anyone that works there or if you have heard anything about their reputation....I'm a new grad doing an intense job hunt. I appreciate any information, especially if you know anything about how well they pay. Thank you soooooo much!:flowersfo Have a wonderful weekend! :Melody: "everything is gonna be allright":Melody:
  10. BaByMaMa

    Welcome nurses from Massachusetts!

    Hi MA nurses! I'm a new grad....UHuhuuuuuu! I got my BS!!! yah...i'm really excited if you didn't notice it yet...now it's all about passing that NCLEX.. anyway...this forum has gotten awful quiet...where did yall go? I saw a whole bunch of flies resting on this forum so I came to shoo them away!lol!:chuckle It's great to have seasoned nurses give advice to youngsters like myself, so let's keep communicating huh!! Hope yall come back to life soon! We need you! :balloons: **no longer a futr nurse, but now a real one**:balloons:
  11. BaByMaMa

    Nclex Exam 6 times

    I also want to congratulate you!! WOW! You've got perseverance and strong will! :yeah: I'm getting ready to take the NCLEX soon and after hearing your story I know that not passing it on the first shot is not the end of the world (although it would be GREAT) You'll be a wonderful nurse :flowersfo Thanx again!!