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ChrisMarie09 has 4 years experience and specializes in Pediatrics.

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  1. Outrageous Complaints

    A lot of these are from our monthly discharge survey reports: "You should have soft serve available to families on the floor." "My 15 year old son was placed in a room next to a baby. It cried all night. Unacceptable." "The nurse didn't...
  2. Terminating employment - advice needed!

    When I left a bad situation a year ago (I left at the beginning of a mass exudous), I simply told my manager that I was pursuing an opportunity to aligned better with my goals as a nurse.
  3. Look for new job or stay put?

    I just need some "what would you do in my situation" advice. Currently I work 0.6 day shift, two 12 hours shifts a week and about a 40 minute, 35 mile drive each way. I honestly enjoy my job but I'm in a rut financially and I need to work more. ...
  4. What did you do before nursing?

    Worked at Target in HS. In college I was a advising center receptionist, dog walker/doggie daycare worker, nanny, waitress/bartender and gymnastics coach.
  5. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary

    WI $24.75, $1.75 evening diff, $1.50 weekends New grad Inpatient oncology
  6. Vanderbilt Nurse Residency 2015

    I know of a few who opted for the skype interview in the past few years and were offered. I think they understand that most of the applicants are neck deep in their last semester and simply cannot miss the clinical time to fly out so that is why the...
  7. Vanderbilt Nurse Residency 2015

    If I had been offered I probably would've have opted for the skype interview option. Paying for a plane ticket and hotel room is not in the budget whatsoever right now.
  8. Vanderbilt Nurse Residency 2015

    I was wait listed for Peds Acute & Specialty. Disappointed but not the end of the world.
  9. Vanderbilt Nurse Residency 2015

    I didn't recieve an email about a pilot residency either but I believe I also unchecked the spot where they ask if you'd like to receive emails about job openings. Still waiting though. I'm ready to hear back either way.
  10. Interviews- University of Iowa Residency

    I have interviews with general peds and med-surg oncology in a couple weeks. I was wondering myself if they way they interview for the residency similar to how they do so for the Summer 10 program, which in my opinion was rather laid back.
  11. Administering meds at clinical

    I wish we had only 2-3 people pass meds each day last semester. There were 9 of us on a med-surg/ortho/post-op floor and typically half of us had 2 patients by mid-semester. 0800 & 0900 meds were dreadful to get passed on time and my instructor...
  12. WI hospital staffing

    Days 4-5, nights 6-7 is what I've seen through clinicals around the Milwaukee area
  13. What is in your clinical bag?

    This past semester I brought a lot more than previous semesters. We had a lot of paperwork to do in addition to patient care and charting. So I'd bring my clipboard with all my clinical schedules, copies of our assigned paperwork, tip sheets, ect. ...
  14. Oh! My feet! What are the best shoes to wear at work??

    It really depends on your feet. I prefer Nikes with the cheap Dr. Scholls tri-comfort insoles. Nikes were also the only brand of running shoe I could wear to workout until the minimal drop shoe craze began.
  15. Be proactive with nurses. Let them and the PCAs know that if they need any help with their other patients, that they can come grab you if you aren't busy with your assigned patient (if you are busy, tell them. Don't let them pull you away from your...