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RosesrReder BSN, MSN, RN

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RosesrReder has 16 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN.

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    What to do about DNP and flu shot?

    As someone in their DNP now, no way, no how you will survive with that attitude and beliefs in this field. Sorry. Definitely consider career change or something from home away from human contact?
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    Should I pursue advanced training as an educator?

    You can teach online as well at the BSN level. You have options but will more than likely take a pay cut. Good luck
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    Do hospitals still have RNFA?

    Not as prevalent in my neck of the woods. They have two CSFAs for the hospital but we went to what the newest model is, that is saving money wherever they can. Surgeons being in their FAs which are usually scrubs or PAs. The nurses are being utilized mostly to circulate and every once in a blue moon go scrub something but it’s rare. I don’t foresee the job outlook being very positive or be in demand for a nurse vs a scrub. Maybe I am wrong but that has been my experience. Good luck
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    Fired from my first RN job after only 2 weeks.

    Avoid fear mongering posts. Put your best effort into your training. Be humble, listen, accept the feedback, make every day your best day. Good luck!
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    Benefits

    This is what I tell people all the time, if you are coming from California or New York then nothing, I mean nothing will be to your satisfaction because you are accustomed to making a lot more money than the rest of the country. Your decision will ultimately have to This is what I tell people all the time, if you are coming from California or New York then nothing, I mean nothing will be to your satisfaction because you are accustomed to making a lot more money than the rest of the country. those that do move and don’t resent it, find that it was necessary because of other factors such as schools, property, crime etc. if you are single or don’t have little ones, then it is a little bit different because the incentives that someone else would approve of, are not there for you. in a nutshell, it is going to be very difficult to find everything you want and not give up something for something else. It is also going to be relative to what your reasons for wanting to move are. I have worked in Texas and I personally feel I got paid adequately for the cost-of-living. There were also no state taxes taken out of my check. The traffic was not horrible. Parking was free everywhere including the hospital versus when I lived on the East Coast. Childcare was also a lot cheaper for me. I paid $25 a shift which was the going rate in an in-home daycare. everyone has a different expectation and perspective. What may work for me may not work for you. For example, I need and depend on owning a vehicle. Taking the bus or train is not an option for me or my family. Areas that are dependent on that do not work for me and my lifestyle. Believe it or not, that is a huge factor in deciding where I want to live and work.
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    Benefits

    These posts are never a good idea, they tend to turn up emotions and become a pee pee contest. I personally think that you should narrow it down to what states you would like to love to and research that way. There is already info on each designated state section too. There are many pros and cons to evaluate not just pay, COL and benefits. For example, as crazy as this may sound, my job pay and benefits are and probably will never be what the OP has or like what Scotland has. Still, I chose this area due to no weather disasters, low taxes, decent COL, excellent school system for my little ones, low crime rate, finally being able to own a home with our modest income and it’s in a great neighborhood and newer construction. To add to the post, insurance is about $700 a month for my spouse and kids included and a normal 80/20 PPO plan with a moderate deductible. PTO and sick bank are all lumped into one. Earn about 12 hours a month, no paid holidays, no weekend diff, a laughable night shift diff, no pension plan, 401k employee contributions gone, and average salary of $65k a year for a nurse with 5+ years experience. Oh, and no, there isn’t any pay difference if you have an ADN or DNP. Never have and I suspect they never will. I have never experienced a pay diff anywhere in the last few states we have moved to and worked in (military). This is the norm in my metropolitan city and the grass is not greener even across nearby state lines. Good luck!
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    Benefits

    I work in a right to work state, our benefits are a joke an appalling. I will spare you......
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    How to Bring Holiday Cheer to the Bedside

    ....In a perfect world or if profit over patients was ignored for a bit.
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    Helping Patients Make Healthier Food Choices

    Great article; however, “good nutrition” is super subjective. For example, I have followed a very low carb style for 12 years and have lost and maintained 230 lbs off my body. Reversed so many comorbidities and have been living my best life (literally). Still to this day, I get not only harshly judged, criticized and bullied by health care professionals I have established care with because of it. Not only do they spew hatred and misinformation but have been fired as a patient. I get praised and applauded when I relate my weight loss and medical history up until “low-carb” or “ketogenic” comes out of my mouth. I feel VERY some type of way about nutrition and nursing. More so because I have always preferred to see an NP over and MD and I now have PTSD lol I do love the teaching aspect but I too will digress and let the pros handle this; especially, since more and more these folks are changing their mind sets and teaching the latest EBP from current literature.
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    Nursing Informatics

    No idea but jobs are slim to none in my area.
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    Rejected by Patient

    I was fired once by a patient as well because I have a thick Spanish accent (per pt). I was fired another time because I kept asking pt for name and DOB at med administrations and it became "annoying". This was a shared A/B room btw. I was much younger at the time, now I could give not one care for pettiness. Pick your battles and what you get upset about.
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    Confused and Depressed about Performance

    Start communicating effectively now before you get further in the process. Ask for an extension and with a new preceptor.
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    I feel like I’m being targeted please help

    After the first couple of sentences it was easy to come to the conclusion that you need to resign and find a job opportunity that gives you a real orientation. This is beyond getting your first job to support your family. This is about not hurting or killing a patient and losing your license in the process. You have to accept self responsibility for allowing to be bullied into a 5 day orientation knowing you were not ready, you are not safe and you are obviously struggling. I would resign ASAP and choose wisely with the next job. Don't look at pay solely but their orientation process. It takes a year at any place to feel like you even get it. Make sure you ask lots of detailed questions and get their statements in writing before on boarding. Good luck.
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    Confused and Depressed about Performance

    I am assuming you're a new grad. The first year is hard, acute care is hard and nightshift is hard. It takes about a year or so to feel like you got this. Seems like your preceptor may not be a good fit. Do you have a unit educator you can set up an appt with?
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    Why is OR so common for travel?

    OR training is long and expensive. At my place it is one year. It consists of periop 101 course and orientation to all lines of service. I work in a very rural hospital with limited staff, equipment, resources and very sick patients and most don't speak English. It is a challenge all on its own. When hospitals burn their staff out with a poorly staffed or managed OR, people leave and you can't just train anyone and be ready to fill the need so we turn to travelers. As mentioned before or when there are maternity leaves to be covered, FMLA of any kind, nurses retiring, injured nurses, OR expansions etc. We had a mass exodus because nurses got tired of taking so much call and knowing they were going to work every second of it due to management allowing to abuse the system and book after hour non-emergent cases. They were forced to turn to travelers as a short-term solution. My hospital got rid of the noc shift and if you're on overnight or weekend call, believe you me, you will be there working. It is no picnic and it is hard to have a normal work-life balance. Money is great with all the callback but hardly worth it after a while and burnout becomes an issue.
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    New grad only night shift available

    They can and totally will can you. As a new grad that is an expense to a hospital (new grad orientation) you are not in a position with much negotiating power. The assumption that a position was going to be created for you was a huge oversight on your part and the hospital will not take responsibility in that. If they cannot absolutely accommodate you on dayshift, ask if there is a waiting list you can get on and maybe pick up some OT to offset daycare expenses until you land a dayshift position. Good luck
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