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  1. Nurses, where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?

    I plan to be a mommy, a good caretaker of my fiance who has a spinal cord injury, and I would love to counsel and help families who are learning to care for a loved one with a spinal cord injury....and much like Barbyann, I don't want to be anywhere ...
  2. Heartbroken

    Tell your DON that you will have go to another hospital soon (give a specific time period) if she can't put you on the shift you need to be on. Remind of your problem and tell her how much you enjoy working there and that you don't really want to lo...
  3. Drexel ACE STUDENTS or GRADUATES

    I'm ACE grad from 2005. I wouldn't worry too much about being a "C" biology student. Any college Biology class is probably way more complicated than the kind of science we had to grasp for our nursing classes. Besides that, I knew quite a few peop...
  4. Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia

    Good luck to you, my friend. I'm an RN/BSN and I couldn't get so much as a single call back from anyone in HR after I submitted applications for a few different positions online. I have good references too. I guess the nursing shortage doesn't app...
  5. Trach capping and suctioning

    Thank you everyone for your responses! Morte, the docs actually are trying to wean him off the trach so I think I can see where the RT was coming from. Although I suppose I wasn't completely in the wrong here. I just didn't want to see him suffoca...
  6. Trach capping and suctioning

    So I changed units and I'm orienting on a new unit where there are a lot of trachs. I've been a nurse for a year and some change and I've had a trach patient here and there not one for a long term period of time. I had a pt last night who recently ...
  7. Unit secretaries a must

    Usually, my floor has to go begging for a unit secretary on my shift. If we have a gaggle of admissions, we'll get one for an hour or two from a another floor to help us with admissions. Every once in a while, we get lucky and have one for half of ...
  8. bottoming out... on dialysis

    This had happened to me a few times with a patient of mine who was on dialysis. Then my health system came out with a warning about patients on peritoneal dialysis and false high accuchecks. With my patient her blood sugar seemed to drop for no goo...
  9. Nurses Eat Their Young

    This week on my unit, a new RN who had been orienting on day shift started on my evening shift, which will be her pemanent position. Her usual day shift preceptor did a double and I don't usually work with her. I felt so terrible for her when I saw...
  10. Tired of my workplace

    Sounds like you did not get $11,000 worth of an orientation. It's also pretty darn inappropriate to ask an orientee three weeks into orientation to take her own patients and risk being in an unsafe situation for which you have not been trained, espe...
  11. My hospital as well is applying for magnet status and as someone on my floor explained to me, LPNs aren't included in magnet status which I think is totally absurd. On just my floor alone there are four LPNs working on different shifts and they're a...
  12. I am a nurse, but I dream of....

    In my fantasy life I dream of being: 1. A video editor. It was my job in college and was so much fun. 2. A college campus minister 3. An airline stewardess 4. A musician And when my standards are a little low, I day dream about when I used to wo...
  13. pacify or orientate? Alzheimers...

    When I was in nursing school I met a resident who was rather pleasantly confused. When I would ask her the standard orientation questions, she said that she was on a cruise ship with some friends. She even remarked about how wonderful the food was ...
  14. Need some encouragement..

    If you realize that things really aren't working out with your preceptor at some point, don't be afraid to ask for a change. I did when I was on my orientation and it really helped. My first preceptor was really hard on me and I was really not lear...
  15. Never understood nursing

    OP, I'm sorry you've had such bad experiences but we're not all bad. I would say that a vast majority of us are very good at what we do and we're professional. I personally would never dream of treating ANYONE like that where I work. In my short c...