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daisyRN1 BSN, RN

emergency, vascular surgery/telemetry, med-surg
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daisyRN1 has 9 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in emergency, vascular surgery/telemetry, med-surg.

ER nurse with 5 years of experience in ER, and previous experience in vascular surgery and telemetry/med-surg. Certified in emergency and cardiac-vascular nursing, and as a NY-SAFE. Currently enrolled in a MSN Nursing Education program.

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  1. Hello, I am a Registered Nurse currently enrolled in a MSN in Nursing Education program. I am looking for a preceptor for my fall 2020 course. I need to precept with a Nurse Practitioner that manages patients for 75 hours. I originally had a Northwell preceptor secured in February, but my school let me know at the end of July that we could not precept with Northwell or NYP NPs. My background is in Med/Surg and Emergency Nursing, but I am open to explore any and all areas of nursing with this clinical. I am located in Westchester, NY and am willing to commute. If anyone is available and interested please let me know. Thank you for your time, Kristen.
  2. Hello, I am a Registered Nurse currently enrolled in a MSN in Nursing Education program. I am looking for a preceptor for my fall 2020 course. I need to precept with a Nurse Practitioner that manages patients for 75 hours. I originally had a Northwell preceptor secured in February, but my school let me know at the end of July that we could not precept with Northwell or NYP NPs. My background is in Med/Surg and Emergency Nursing, but I am open to explore any and all areas of nursing with this clinical. I am located in Westchester, NY and am willing to commute. If anyone is available and interested please let me know. Thank you for your time, Kristen.
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    Visiting nurse job offer salary?

    I was also thinking of asking about opportunities for salary growth in the future.. The company seems really great and I feel I would truly enjoy the work, I shadowed a RN there and loved the experience. I've only worked in hospitals and am used to the clinical ladder-style of getting raises, etc. When you are salaried are you guaranteed raises throughout the years? This company also offers a pension plan (as opposed to the 403b that I'm used to).. I'm not sure how I feel about that either..I have no experience with a pension plan and I'm finding mixed opinions when researching this online.
  4. I'm looking for anyone's opinion: I was recently offered a job in home health as a visiting nurse in the NYC metro area. The offer is for a full time position, it's salaried @ $65,000/yr. I'm currently working in a hospital making approx. $74k (I'm paid hourly)-- I am having a really hard time justifying making the switch financially. I've heard of a lot of home health agencies that pay per visit or hourly, and offer reimbursement for gas for commuting to different patients. I'm assuming that if there was pay for gas and visits that it would be mentioned in the offer letter. I was thinking of asking for more info... The area I live in has a high cost of living and I am saving to buy a home in a few years. So even though I want this job I don't think I can take it .
  5. I also accepted a home health position! I am excited to have the same schedule as my friends and family, and to leave the stress of the hospital. I am really afraid of this change- but at the same time I feel I will be much happier. Right now my hospital job makes me discouraged and I never feel like I can do all that I want to for my patients. I am told I am good at what I do and I get good feedback from my patients, but I really feel like the patients deserve more. I am also frustrated with coming to work early, leaving late, not taking a lunch and not getting paid for that time! (The hospital I work for doesn't have a time clock to punch in or out, so we have to page our nsg supervisor and fill out paperwork whenever we don't take a lunch or leave late and explain why--too much of an ordeal for me when I just want to get out asap at the end of my shift.) Maybe I will do a per diem hospital job once I am situated, but I am really excited for this opportunity. I shadowed a home health nurse and I loved the patient interaction.
  6. foggnm, I feel exactly the way you do. I have been in the med/surg/tele arena for 3 years now, and I am just growing tired of it. Besides the stress, I hate that I miss out on so many moments with my family and friends. The thought of being 'normal' and working mon-fri (mostly) is so enticing. I interviewed with the VNS in my area and shadowed, it seems like something I could enjoy. I also interviewed and shadowed at an ambulatory surgery center. I liked this also except that it seemed like a lot of the work was assisting the doc. I like the autonomy that comes with visiting nursing. I think either way I will do a per diem hospital job just in case. I also thought that if I really wanted to get back into the hospital after leaving that I could go through an agency, since the hospitals here do hire their travel nurses if they want permanent placement. I would love to hear more about your transition from full time hospital to full time home care! :)
  7. Hello, I am a RN with 3 years of acute care experience in med/surg and telemetry. I am really looking to get away from the stress of the hospital setting, and to have some more "normal" hours. I know home care has its own stresses but I am hoping it will be something that I enjoy doing, and that I won't have anxiety about going to work like I do now. For those of you that have made the switch, do you love it? Thanks for reading, daisyRN1
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    PCCN Certification

    Thanks turnforthenurseRN! I have been hearing a lot of good things about the David Woodruff materials and pass CCRN!. I am definitely going to be taking advantage of those materials!
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    PCCN Certification

    Thank you empathetic_cynic! I will definitely look into that package, it looks like it has everything I want (review content and practice questions). :up: Thanks again!
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    PCCN Certification

    Hello, I have close to 2.5 years of experience as a RN on a stepdown/tele/vascular surgery floor. I am very interested in taking the PCCN exam. I want to take the exam by the beginning of this summer. I am currently taking 5 credits worth of courses online as I am wrapping up my RN-BS program (online). What I am wondering is: -How long should I study before the exam? -What are the best information resources for the exam? -What are the best practice question resources for the exam? If anyone out there has experience with the PCCN and has any advice it would be greatly appreciated!
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    Possible Med/Surg RN to ER?

    Peerless I am in the same boat as you. I've been working on a mostly surgical floor for a year now, I love my coworkers and the unit I am on but there is this part of me that wants to explore what it's like to be an ER nurse. But I am also nervous about the transition into the ER environment. I know it would be such a challenge but I really want to have the knowledge and skills of an ER nurse! They are an inspiration to me.
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