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About danigold

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  1. How far do you travel to get to work?

    I drive 40 minutes each way with no traffic. I find it to be relaxing and enjoyable, although the drive home is more annoying than the drive in b/c I am anxious to get home to my family.
  2. It finally happened...crying on the way home

    I think we all hoped that as new grads we would somehow not be as stressed as those we read about.....that we would somehow be able to navigate everything without completely breaking down.......as a new grad who cried on the way home just last night,...
  3. Favorite scrubs brands

    Just bought 3 pairs of scrubs today....one pair of Koi (the Lindsey pant, which I loved in the fitting room) and two pairs of WonderWink. I also have Cherokee Luxe and they are really soft and comfortable as well - same type of fabric as Grey's Anat...
  4. New Grad RN Angst

    WOW! Thanks to everyone for taking the time to comment! Just reading them has made me feel so much better. It really does help to know that my feelings are not that unusual in the grand scheme of things!
  5. Feeling like a failure most days

    I could have written this post. I am a new grad (May '12) and have been on the job 6 months. I work on the step down unit of a small community hospital. Normal patient load is 5 patients. I know exactly what you mean about good days. If my patie...
  6. New Grad RN Angst

    Today is my day off after working three days in a row. However, my eyes popped open at 0530 and would not close again. My brain immediately went into review mode. Shoot! I forgot to give that detail in report! Did I do enough with that brand new admi...
  7. Am I doing the right thing? New nurse getting butt kicked

    New grad here. No major words of wisdom, just commiseration. I graduated in May '12 and started working in July '12 on a step down unit in a small community hospital. I cry often. I obsess about whether I am doing a good job or whether I suck and...