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  1. Any nurses from University of Penn Hospital here?

    tysm flyersfan88! Your input has put so many of my fears at ease. I was surprised by the tuition reimbursement per year. There aren't many masters degree classes you can take in a year for 8K. I will be in school forever. FYI in case anyone was curio...
  2. New Nurse on Med Surg Floor

    'Allo! It should get better and one of the previous posters were right - even seasoned nurses have rough days. It depends on admissions, discharges, changes in a patient status, etc. I like to have a sheet/brain sheet where I can jot things down. But...
  3. Med-Surg sentence

    Whoa - sounds like you work at my job. Seriously tho - it sounds like you work in the lehigh valley area at my job. That being said, med-surge is hard. The acuity has increased and because there are nurses who don't intend to stay, move, quit, trans...
  4. Any nurses from University of Penn Hospital here?

    Hi JustcallmeNurse - thank you for responding and I am so sorry for the delay. Is the hospital welcoming to nurses new to the floor (based on your experience)? My current hospital is not. What is the average age of the nurses? (Do you notice there a...
  5. Hi! I currently reside in Allentown pa but am originally from Philly. I would love to work for University of Penn Medicine but I don't know anything about the culture, whether or not it is unionized etc. Anyone here available to shed light on the sub...
  6. New graduate nurse in med-surg

    Speaking from the somewhat newbie at Nursing - I have been working Med Surg almost a year and still there are times I forget things. I second/third/fourth (not sure how many ppl recommended) some type of sheet to keep track of things to do, things d...
  7. How the job market for new grads BSN in PA?

    At Penn State Hershey Medical, they seem to be hiring lots of qualified nurses. And they have a graduate nurse residency program
  8. Going from 30 to 5 ...

    I worked in LTC for 4 months before going to acute care. I didn't hate it but I didn't love it. I work there now per diem. Working per diem in LTC is awesome! No admissions, no drama, you do your work,give report and leave. I work in med- surge now....
  9. RN's - how long did you stay at your first job?

    Thanks for the input everyone! Some places do have awesome PRN pay. My per diem pay is just all right
  10. 2 NCLEX Attempt

    I second Kaplan. I went to the course,did practice questions and passed in 75 questions. Half of the exam is conquering your anxiety. They mentioned that during the Kaplan course. If you are panicking you aren't reading correctly, you are missing inf...
  11. Just a quick poll - how long did you stay at your first job before looking to another facility? And was it long term care, rehab, acute care or critical care? What are the pros and cons of your facility? Me: I started my first RN job in Feb of this y...
  12. Fired from first job. Now what???

    Unfortunately you were the scape goat. They got dinged and some one had to take the fall for it. I agree with the previous poster "NEVER sign off what you did not do." Sometimes you will have people who will tell you, threaten you to, guilt you to -...
  13. overwhelmed in first rn job

    Hi. I work in LTC too. I swear when they say it will get better, it will. You will soon learn to walk in, look for edema and listen to breath sounds as you wait for residents to take their medicine. Pay attn to those wincing or out right complaining ...
  14. New RN; I want to quit my job already.

    I must admit it was long and I too, couldn't finish. But 2 things 1) everyone wants dayshift for the same reasons you do so it's always going to be tough to get. 2) It sounds like you are suffering from anxiety. Try to find a way to de-stress befor...
  15. RN job without direct patient care

    Making mistakes makes us double, and triple check in the future, hoping to mitigate a repeat. Use that mistake as leverage to not get comfortable, not as an excuse to give up. BUT in the event you want to go into management or away from the bedside...