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CharleeFoxtrot ADN, RN

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CharleeFoxtrot has 7 years experience as a ADN, RN.

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    PTO not in the budget for remainder of year

    OP, did you ever get an answer from HR?
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    Millennial Nurses Have Issues

    I gotta say this, all kidding aside I love my millennial coworkers. The are so at ease with tech. My generation "adopted" technology as it was developed, like learning a second language. I remember when having a pager was the Schizz, it went off with the number of someone who wanted to talk to you and all you had to do was find a pay phone and BAM almost instant communication . Millennials were born into technology like it's their natal language. I learn new things all the time about my smarter-than-me-phone from my cube mates.
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    Nursing Student balance Preventing NCLEX-RN attempt

    I wont pile on here, you've enough posts telling you this (looking for grants or sign on bonus) isn't a viable option. How much time is the college giving you?
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    Starting in Home Health - Is the Experience Viable?

    At least in my state, LPNs in home care must be supervised by an RN, so that offers a bit more in the way of support. I totally agree that Home Health Care is not the place to start as a new nurse and would be very leery of any company that hires new nurses. Those that think Home Health Care is easy or doesn't need experience probably haven't done the job.
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    RN-BSN @ UTA - Health Promotion Course

    In my career in case management we use S.M.A.R.T. goals quite a bit to help our patients improve their health. You might find this weblink helpful. https://www.ucop.edu/local-human-resources/_files/performance-appraisal/How to write SMART Goals v2.pdf There are a quite a few other references on the web as well if you google the term. Hope this helps!
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    You Can Smoke in the Operating Room! Surgical Smoke in the News.

    Thank you for bringing to light an issue that is all but unknown to those of us that don't work in that environment.
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    I failed nursing school!

    I flunked out of my nursing program by not taking the minimum pass rate for med math seriously enough and had to sit out a term. Once I got past the embarrassment of having failed I realized I had to make a choice. I thought a lot about whether or not nursing was "for me". I did go back much more focused, passed and got my license. OP, do a lot of thinking, honest self-assessment and look into alternatives before making any decisions. Best of luck to you!
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    Pink Tolerance

    I say this with every ounce of sincerity I can push through my keyboard, get help from a professional who specializes in coping with life-changing illnesses.
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    You should never ask a nurse this question.

    Trolls are physiologically incapable of detecting sarcasm, it's a survival mechanism.
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    Millennial Nurses Have Issues

    Us Gen X-ers just sit back and watch the fireworks, as always we are between the Boomers and the Millenniums
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    Why Nurses Should Join the Gig Economy Right Now

    Nods in agreement. Remember always that work is selling hours out of your life- so make it count for what is most important to you.
  12. I wasn't going to mention that, it would have detracted from the drama of the thing
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    Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures versus pseudoseizure

    This is good reading on the subject. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK441871/
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    Immunocompromised Loved One

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    Preceptor is SO BAD!

    ...or spotlight the fact they are like me and horrible with names I can't tell you how many times over the decades I've fumbled over introducing new people. Now I just fess up and call it a senior moment when I ask my orientees to introduce themselves.
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    Should I let my nursing license expire in medical school

    My mind says "renew it, what's the harm?" but since I have no knowledge to base that on, I would ask your academic adviser about that.