Nienna Celebrindal

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Nienna Celebrindal has 12 years experience.

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  1. I want to leave bedside nursing

    I do 16 to 18k steps a day in my level 1 trauma ER and have anywhere from 6 to 20 patients over the course of the day. I don't think the ER is where you want to go if you are burned out. I loved hospice!
  2. Do pH nurses change their title to doctors?

    In the clinical setting they are not called Doctor by patients and staff. In Academia setting everyone calls them Doctor. Its supposed to help differentiate between MD and non MDs for patients
  3. LVN adanced placement California

    I did a pilot program at a cal state that let people test out of classes due to lvn experience. I wouldn't recommend it, a lot of the students passed their test but I think probably needed that review because a lot didn't pass nclex the first or sec...
  4. "Eat their young"

    Personally when I am doing report with a new nurse and they don't give me all the information I want or need I ask them and then I tell them why I am asking. Cause ya know, teamwork. I'd only run off to the educator if it was a consistent problem.
  5. "My Nurses"

    It actually bothers me more than you see me as a Doctor's property before thinking "hey maybe that means its that nurse is a trusted coworker." I know my Docs say "my" because its either a resident, np, or pa with them, or its because they know that ...
  6. Need the real truth. Are all EDs like this?

    I work in a Level 1 Trauma Center, we are not union, and we are nothing like that. We are usually 3:1 sometimes 4:1 when we get slammed but one of those 4 is on the more minor side, doesn't need a lot of attention. But we always have float nurses aro...
  7. Trying to choose between 3 NP programs

    I would do what is local. I've known too many people who have done distance NP programs who have had a hard time getting a preceptorship, or have gotten subpar ones because it was all they could find. They feel it really impacted their abilities to g...
  8. Difference between a BSN from a University VS. an Institute?

    I went to a state school but I work with a bunch of nurses who went to West Coast, and I have to say I'm blown away by the new grads I've worked with. They knew their stuff, loved their program and have become great nurses. I watch the techs and CNAs...
  9. My NCLEX run

    Big hugs, I cried the whole way home from LVN and my RN utterly convinced I had failed. I even had a breakdown during my RN nclex and had to pull myself back together. Thanks to the CA BRN I waited EIGHT DAYS to see my name online. EIGHT HORRIBLE DAY...
  10. Failed Nursing School

    I would keep applying to ADN and look for good private nursing programs like Galen or West Coast. I can't believe they failed you for grads like that, that's nuts.
  11. Does CA Accept Excelsior Pre-reqs?

    I did both of those labs online through South University and they were accepted by the board. I was however in their Allied Health AS program, I don't know if they do them separately and I would check again with the board because its notorious for ch...
  12. What is the Registered Nurse Patient Ratio at your hospital?

    No, this is what my hospitals ratios are. And one of the reasons I'll never leave. Its probably why we have such a happy group, and amazing teamwork.
  13. MSN, $60-$75K, worth it?

    Good advise, my friend did not look into this and got half way through a program when she ran out of financial aid and was forced to quit.
  14. What is the Registered Nurse Patient Ratio at your hospital?

    Wow some of these are scary for me. We staff based on level of care. ER anywhere from 1:2, 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, maybe 4:1 (all very basic if we're slammed and short, not common). Med surg is 4:1 or 3:1 Surgical and Intermediate trauma 3:1 Neuro 3:1 or 2:1...
  15. "I do the same thing as an RN"

    Here is a great example! Charles Plumb was a US Navy jet pilot in Vietnam. After 75 combat missions, his plane as destroyed by a surface-to-air missile. Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands. He was captured and spent 6 years in a communist V...