ChicRN

ChicRN MSN

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ChicRN has 1 years experience as a MSN.

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  1. In my current job I have worked as an inpatient nurse case manager (midshift) for the past 5yrs. My schedule has always been harsh working by myself for the entire hospital and scheduled every single Friday to work. I have voiced frustration for a fa...
  2. SF Bay area nurse. I am currently working in a MCO hospital in acute care and also have years of experience working for the state hospital. I am at a crossroads on which healthcare organization for my long term. I have some family friends retired fro...
  3. I’ve been a nurse for over 10 years.
  4. Currently, I am an RN acute care inpatient case manager. I have been in this role for the past 3 years and have prided myself on being efficient & effective; however, this job has become extremely draining in a shift role where I’m the only one ...
  5. Does anyone know of any good & affordable PALS, NRP, & EKG courses? I've heard of combo classes where a few are provided at a discount rate, but have been unable to find one. Even an all online simulation course with inperson skills tests wou...
  6. Being Gay and a Male Nursing Student

    A Gay or straight coworker really doesn't make a difference to me. What's important to me is the worth ethic & ability to get along with coworkers lol. I respect a good nurse, an efficient nurse, a team player! I enjoy hearing about my coworkers ...
  7. You're Hired!: The New World Of Hiring Nurses??

    I did try to call a few times, for a few days after that rejection email. I ended up emailing her about it & she never replied back. She cut all connection after the survey i guess? Lol..oh man.
  8. You're Hired!: The New World Of Hiring Nurses??

    I feel your frustration! I was doing pretty well during my hiring process for a recent application, phone interviews with the director, etc..she actually told me"i would love to have you work in our hospital" & she said the next step was just my ...
  9. Does anyone know any Nurse recruiters willing to hire a new graduate nurse in the SF Bay Area? I'm an RN with a BSN, ACLS, BLS, PHN, & other certifications. I have been on the job hunt since last year with no avail (I graduated Aug 11' and passed...
  10. What exactly is so bad about LTC??

    I am RN in that position right now! We don't have a med aide or a shift supervisor or desk nurse! It's the most stressful thing i have ever tried to overcome..i'm great at multitasking, but i have 25patients..not sure how to even handle that much!..i...
  11. What exactly is so bad about LTC??

    I'm an RN who just started working at a SNF and I feel all your pain! I didn't know so many places operate in the same way. I love nursing, but everyday since I started working I feel anxiety ridden & unhappy to go to work. In our short stay one ...
  12. RN in a job funk...help!

    I just started working at a SNF and I feel your pain! I love nursing, but everyday since I started working I feel anxiety ridden & unhappy to go to work. In our short stay one nurse gets 4/5 patients & the other 1/5 plus desk nurse role. It's...
  13. Pass meds & chart!!! Well, when i get a chance i will!!!

    I feel your pain! i just started at a SNF & we have to be the nurse who: assesses, passes meds, charts, makes appointments, follows up, calls the other members of the HC team who work w/ the patient, etc. The amount of stress is incredible!!
  14. Staff/Patient Ratio - 30 Patients per Nurse

    At the place i'm orienting at we dont have a desk nurse like your ADON. The licensed nurses manage all the patient care, charting, inputting orders, appointments, labs, desk work, med pass, etc. I think if we at least had that the nurse(s) would be a...
  15. How to Determine Whether a LTC / SNF is Well Run

    Omg after reading this I have realized this is me! I started orientation at a "fancy looking" snf & the office staff directors were soo warm, etc. I never really paid attention to the staff on the floor until orientation, but now yes..i notice th...