I'm having serious issues here. I was hired at a pediatric clinic right out of school. I worked there for a year and a half until I finally got a job at the hospital. I've been there for 7 months now. My problem is that I feel like I'm missing out on my family and children's lives to be a hospital nurse. I didn't feel like a real nurse at the clinic, but the hours worked perfectly for my family. I'm currently rotating between nights and evenings, 8 and 12 hour shifts with no consistency, no matter how often I ask my boss. I guess I'm just looking for advice. Do I go back to the clinic for the next 10 years or so (they'd have me back in a heartbeat) and spend more time with my family, or stick it out as a real nurse and miss out?
I've been a pediatric clinic nurse for a little over a year now. It was the only position I could get out of nursing school. I really want to work in the ER, it's where I did my focused practicum and I fell in love with it. But now I'm scared that I have forgotten everything I learned in nursing school that i wouldn't be able to cut it. I plan on leaving the clinic in the next few months and applying at the local ER's. I'm a quick learner and I already have my acls and pals. What's the likelyhood that anyone would hire me? Any suggestions?
I currently work in a pediatric clinic and although I love it there, my dream is to work in the ER. My question is how long should I wait until I start applying for ER jobs, and will they even hire me without "acute care" experience?
hawksrn2014 replied to psu_213's topic in Disasters
In my opinion, those that choose not to vaccinate their children are being selfish. After the epidemic of pertussis that's going on where I live (Washington state), I hope more parents realize they need to grow up. It's not fair for my kids to get sick because of your refusal.
I start clinicals in 2 days and I'm so scared. I don't know what I'm supposed to do, or how to do it. We have to take the CNA program prior to admission, but I did it almost 10 years ago. I don't remember anything :-(
For our RN program, we just had to make sure we had our mmr, tdap, hep b, varicella, and flu vaccines or show titers, and get a tb test. But then again, class starts tomorrow (EEEKKKKK!!) so maybe they'll require more later?
Figured I should answer my own post ;-) Thanks for the suggestions. I guess I just need to stick to my routine and steer clear of the machines and drive through. I've been freezing meals so my family and I can have real food for dinner and I don't have to slave over the stove every night. I drink a lot if smoothies, thanks to the Vitamix I got for my birthday, and I've heard about people freezing them the night before in freezer canning jars and putting them in lunch boxes so they're thawed by lunch.
This may seem like a dumb/trivial question, but how many of you gained or lost weight from the stress or busyness of nursing school? I worked my butt off to lose 55 pounds a few years ago, and I'm curious as to whether or not I'll have to be vigilant about it. Plus, if I gain too much, my school scrubs won't fit! ;-)
I start September 27th at WWCC in Walla Walla, Washington. I just got the call on Thursday that I was excepted!! I've already got financial aid squared away, books ordered, scrubs bought, and daycare on stand by. I'm excited and so freaking terrified at the same time. Here's to the ADN class of 2014!!