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WannaBNursey ADN, ASN, RN

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WannaBNursey is a ADN, ASN, RN and specializes in ER, Med-surg.

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    Programs that do one course at a time

    Too bad they only take texas nurses:cry:
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    I found so many preceptorstates for my FNP

    I looked into and it looked like a scam. I'll try it when I get to that hurdle though
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    Tampa FNP programs - USF vs UT

    Does UT not set up clinicals?
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    Programs that do one course at a time

    I am still in the process of looking for schools for my FNP. I am interested in online schools that do one course at a time for a small span of time (such as 8 weeks). I know of Spring Arbor in Michigan. Do any other FNP programs function like this?
  5. I'm currently working in an er nd only know docotrs nd nps that work in the er or are nocturnists. I feel like every program requires you to find your own preceptors. I did go to herzing and dropped out before finishing any classes because they required me to find clinical placement in an office setting but gave me no assistance, making it impossible to actually participate in any clinicals. I called every office in the area and no one was interested in taking an fnp student. I was wondering if anyone knew of any programs that actually assisted in placement or at least allow the student to do practicals in the hospital (er trauma center)?
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    Online FNP programs

    I just enrolled for Herzing for the Spring 2017 semester and was also looking for advice.
  7. Does anybody have any advice. I was officially enrolled for the January start as of today for the FNP program. I'm so excited but also really nervous. My main issue going forward is acquiring FNP's to precept me. I work in an ER and it seems that they don't really want ER FNP's precepting. How have you all gone about finding preceptors? It seems to be a common trend that the student finds their preceptors with both online and brick and mortar schools. Has any body had any issues with Herzing online?
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    ORMC vs Florida Hospital

    I accepted a position at ormc, just off topic what color scrubs do the er nurses wear? I buy my clothes online and I wanted to be prepared.
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    ORMC vs Florida Hospital

    I've been looking to relocate to the orlando area recently. I am most interested in getting some sort of trauma experience. I applied to multiple hospitals in the area and have interviews set at Florida hospital orlando over phone, orlando regional next week and osceola regional the next day. I really really am dying for trauma experience and that's why I applied to ormc. Florida hospital seems very eager and excited to hire me on, or maybe that's just hr, but after hearing about their base rate of $23.50 I nearly rejected them flat out before even interviewing. Is this a normal rate? Ormc is my first choice because of the trauma designation, I'm worried I may get an offer from Florida hospital before orlando regional and I don't want to reject anyone at this point. How is orlando regional about hiring on new staff? How competitive is it to get into their trauma center? How do the hospitals stack up against each other? Are there any specific interview questions or answers I should know going in? I really want orlando regional, but I haven't even interviewed with them yet, I don't want to put all my eggs in one basket. Thank you guys for your help!
  10. Had a patient come in with no complaint at all, she got kicked out of the local homeless shelter because she got into a fight there and she wanted us to keep her in the hospital to sleep. It's really sad, but if you need three hots and a cot at least make up a pretty good complaint!
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    That's great that you were able to just jump right into the ER with such a supportive new-grad program, however, not all ER's are like this. My ER only gives 4-6 weeks orientation for new grads to the ER. One of the nurses I graduated got a job in the ER right out of school and it was obvious she was not properly trained. Nobody wanted to work with her, and she constantly made stupid mistakes (like running blood in over 4 freaking hours). 2 newer graduates have made this mistake. Med-surg experience is invaluable, especially if you work in a facility that has holds in the ER...if you don't work in a facility that holds in the ER, count yourself fortunate, you don't have to double as a floor nurse and an emergency nurse. Med-surg teaches basic nursing skills that somebody might not have time to learn while also learning the ER, not to mention it teaches good time management. I'll never tell anybody to NOT do Med-surg first, it's an amazing experience, especially if you're used to taking 8 patients and being chronically understaffed. Those stresses in Med-surg teach you how to deal with stresses in the ER, though it's a different kind of stress.
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    Getting into Trauma

    I wish TNCC was offered at my hospital, but because it's no longer a requirement for our ER, we don't offer it. The other hospital system offers it, but only for their staff. Is there a way to do TNCC online?
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    1. I bought a couple of books to study up on the ER, but really the only thing that helped was having the experience I had from Med-surg, knowing common meds and having a kick-butt preceptor. She was wonderful! I will say that I still have problems with some rhythms, but all I need for the job is knowing the lethal stuff and what to do with somebody in A. fib RVR or SVT. These things I learned in med-surg in 6 months. 2. The few new grads that go right into the ER have a hard time doing things that would be simple for somebody with even a little med-surg experience. I only had 6 months, but at least those six months taught me something. Another nurse and I were discussing this when a nurse off of orientation ran blood at 50 ml/hour for an hour. Thankfully the other nurse saw it and increased the rate so the blood would run in, in time. Because the newer nurse doesn't have floor experience she doesn't run blood often. Basic skills like running blood are best learned on the floor. I highly recommend even 5 months Med-surg before the ER.
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    Getting into Trauma

    I'll have worked in my tiny community ER for a year in January and I'd like to stay at least until I get my BSN in the Spring, but I find myself craving to learn more and frankly get out of the area I'm currently living in. I wanted to travel, but I found many travel nursing assignments require trauma experience. After speaking to some more experienced staff, they highly recommended I get some trauma experience. How have you made the transition from little ER to big level 1 trauma center, how did the interviews go? Ho long did it take to get the job and what sort of orientation did you get? Should I get the CEN prior to applying? I understand most trauma centers have their ER nurses rotate through trauma and the general ER, how does yours work? Any advice you can offer would be appreciated!
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    Best one sentence handoff report

    Came in with a toothache, we're treating for sepsis.
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    New grads in the ER

    I went to the ER after 6 months of med-surg experience and 5 years experience as a CNA. I think those 6 months of med-surg made a huge difference in my assessment skills and my overall nursing practice. Another one of my classmates went right into the ER and is frankly considered a failure. Unless you find an ER that has a very specific training program for new nurses, with very long orientation, I would not go into the ER or ICU with no prior nursing experience. Even having been an ER nurse for almost 6 months now, I wish I had some more critical care background for when we have to hold ICU patients. I love the ER, but I'm so happy I had my 6 months of Med-surg experience to help me out.

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