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  1. Cindycin37

    Why did you choose to be an ICU Nurse?

    I was wondering how a Med/Surg nurse can make the transition to ICU? Is this possible? If so, how? Thanks:)
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    Starting IVs

    I was wondering what area would be best to start IV. I was told to start at hand and work way up. Why is this? Also, what causes a vein to blow when inserting needle?
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    RN looking for position at NWLF

    I'm an RN who is currently working at a hospital that is farther from my home and a high nurse to patient ratio. I've been at this hospital for almost a year; April 20th 2016 will be a year. I would love to work at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital! Not just because it is close, but more because of the opportunities for advancement and safe patient care. I have an ADN degree and will be starting the BSN program in the fall of 2016 at UIC. Anyone work there? Suggestions? Thanks!!:)
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    Vista Medical East

    Does anyone work here? How is the orientation? I'm looking for some updated information for 2015 on this hospital. Thanks!
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    Is Becoming A NP Worth It?

    I'm thinking about pursuing an NP education. Right now, I'm working on RN to BSN. What is the best way to NP? I've worked as a floor nurse for a few months. Can someone give me some advice?
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    50 Things New Nurses Need to Know about Orientation

    "But after 3 months of those, my preceptor said NO MORE, and we only took patients with lots of comorbidities, on multiple drips, etc., which are less familiar in PACU and require a lot more prioritization, critical thinking, and communication with the team".... @wannabecnl.....How long was your orientation? I will be starting med surg floor next week, and my orientation will be 6 weeks. Is that normal?
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    Extra Shifts, Extra calls, feeling a bit guilty

    I worked prn at a skilled nursing facility.My boss comes up to me at work and then ask me to cover a shift. Right now, I'm getting behind on school work & I'm also starting a full time job at a hospital. How can I say no without it looking bad? I know I'm prn but I will not know my hospital hours until probably Feb 16. Any advice?
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    hearing impaired

    Yea I wear my hearing aids but I have a hard time when someone talks really fast with accent. I was orientating with a nurse & politely asked him to slow down during change of shift report because I was hard of hearing and wear two hearing aids. I tried to explained to him that it was harder for me to hear the faster he talked because he has an accent (He is from Africa). He took offense to that and immediately starting treating me badly and then started talking to me like I was stupid. I get heart palpitations when I have to work with him now. I'm afraid to ask questions. He also told some of the C.N.As that I was racist. My son is half African american and I am far from being racist. I tried to speak with the DON about it but she basically said, "Oh he's just sensitive about his accents". She has a polish accent and stated that she knows how HE feels. Really? I completely understand that some may be sensitive about their accents but it still doesn't give someone a right to yell and belittle someone. Anyway, I have to work with him Friday and I'm so stressed out about it:/
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    Nursing Culture

    Yea, I was orientating with a nurse & politely asked him to slow down during change of shift report because I was hard of hearing and wear two hearing aids. I tried to explained to him that it was harder for me to hear the faster he talked because he has an accent (He is from Africa). He took offense to that and immediately starting treating me badly and then started talking to me like I was stupid. I get heart palpitations when I have to work with him now. I'm afraid to ask questions. He also told some of the C.N.As that I was racist. My son is half African american and I am far from being racist. I tried to speak with the DON about it but she basically said, "Oh he's just sensitive about his accents". She has a polish accent and stated that she knows how HE feels. Really? I completely understand that some may be sensitive about their accents but it still doesn't give someone a right to yell and belittle someone. Anyway, I have to work with him Friday and I'm so stressed out about it:/
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    Vista Medical Center East

    I would contact HR and find out if they would consider hiring a grad back in May. Never limit yourself based on job descriptions, sometimes they will make a consideration. I've passed up jobs because I didn't look beyond the job posting.
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    Tell me about yourself....

    I'm preparing for an interview and for some reason I'm drawing a blank when it comes to the, "Tell me about yourself' question. I know that I should tell them about my education and what jobs I've had in the past but that's pretty much what comes to mind and that's it. I don't have experience as a nurse to brag about accomplishments or my qualifications. I'm stuck:/
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    New to LTAC

    I think working in med surg will give some good experience before going to ICU. My friend who works in ICU from nursing school stated that she wish she had done that.
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    Interview with Illinois Gastro Group

    Hi, I'm a nurse with some experience working at a GI office as a phone triage nurse (as a new grad) almost 2 years ago. I have an interview with Illinois Gastroenterology Group IGG, and I'm nervous because the its been awhile since I've done phone triage. I liked my previous GI phone triage job but wasn't crazy about the person who was training me. I left because of this nurse. Anyway, I have an interview, and wondering if this would be a good job even though I don't have a lot of hands on experience. Anyone work for this company before?
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    Residency Programs

    Please tell me what residency program this is:)
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    Leaving the nurse profession

    I know sounds silly but I'm not really sure how LinkedIn can help me? I do have a linkedIn account and I have travel agency recruiters contacting me. I don't feel I have enough experience to do travel assignments. I'm afraid that I won't get the support from floor nurses while traveling. I've joined ANA but not sure how that can help me either. In addition, I'm really bad with interviews. I just recently resigned from a 6 months nursing position at a SNF and now I'm really nervous about the interview process. I know it's not professional to say anything bad about previous employers. I'm not really sure what they would say if a prospective employer calls them. I'm probably making this harder than this should be but I've been a home maker for years and I'm learning how to get back into the job market. Any advice on how I can get unstuck here and move forward?
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