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CherylRNBSN has 14 years experience and specializes in critical care, Med-Surg.

BSN, University of Alabama at Birmingham Re-entered nrsg after 11 yrs of raising children

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  1. Mom Wants Me to Become an RN as Backup... But I Don't

    Oh my gosh, you have an embarrassment of riches here. Lucky enough to have two potential career paths. Prepared to pursue either. I have been a nurse for a very long time, and while I (mostly) love it, it sounds to me you clearly have a passion for m...
  2. UAB Fall 2013 NP Programs

    Hi everyone, I am looking for any advice from all of you who have applied. I rec'd by BSN from UAB and want to apply for Spring. Here is my concern: my overall undergrad GPA is only 3.02. However, my last-60-hrs is 3.62. I am concerned that I may not...
  3. No, I'm Not a Beauty Shop!

    This happens EVERY DAY. I work on a floor with LPN's who are not allowed to do IV pushes, hang blood, TPN, or start chemo.We each have 6 pts., but I must do those tasks. And the LPNs usu. leave work before I do, as a result. My girls have some male t...
  4. New nurses wanted.

    Dear Brand New Nurse, Allow me to address your ill-conceived comment. I will be 48 in one month. I have 7yrs. med surg experience and 6 yrs. critical care experience. I MANAGED a medical practice for 2 yrs. But after staying home to raise children (m...
  5. Retirement in the nursing field.

    Ha, I'm calling b.s. on that. It all depends on the individual nurses.
  6. Am I a bad person?

    I can't believe they said that to you! It's none of their business. You are job searching, and you have every right to cast your net far and wide! I would NOT want to work at that hospital. Remember, YOU ARE CHOOSING THEM AS MUCH AS THEY ARE CHOOSING...
  7. Retirement in the nursing field.

    Not sure where you are going with this, but it smacks of ageism. Any nurse should be evaluated on her PERFORMANCE, not her/his age. I am in my forties, and need glasses. A friend of mine, a psychologist, wears a hearing aid. You are prob in your tw...
  8. Im a male and want to be a nurse

    So many avenues open to you. Becoming an EMT is quick, and will get the adrenaline rush of being a first responder. Lots of valuable experience in emergency care that you can use while attending nursing school and then for job applications, which wil...
  9. Can i still be a nurse if i am too emotional?

    please understand that you LOVE your mother. While you will care about (some!) of your pts., you will never love them as you do your mother. So that emotional vulnerability will not be there. Rather, you will likely find comfort in helping others who...
  10. I got fired today, how will that affect my chances?

    If you were only making out, they should NOT have fired you, IMO. A reprimand should have sufficed. If that is all you are guilty of, I wouldn't give this another thought.
  11. I got fired today, how will that affect my chances?

    Let's not make this into some catastrophe for nurseAdam. Was it poor judgement? AbSOLUTELY. Who here has not been guilty of that? Perhaps not in this way, or even in our professional lives, but we those of us who have lived long enough and are intros...
  12. I got fired today, how will that affect my chances?

    Out of all other posts, this one has the very best and simplest advice. And it's honest.
  13. No, I'm Not a Beauty Shop!

    Sorry, guess I'm just from med-surg, where EVERYTHING is your responsibility.
  14. No, I'm Not a Beauty Shop!

    Earrings that are not replaced can cause the piercing to close, necessitating a re-piercing. New piercings can become infected, easily. To me, this is personal hygiene. Unlike make up, or clothing or "accessorizing" . It involves a disruption in skin...
  15. No, I'm Not a Beauty Shop!

    OK, well, I have to speak up for teachers here. They are EDUCATORS. They are busy EDUCATING. Personal hygiene...SCHOOL NURSE. They are just as busy as we are...