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Surg-OncRN has 11 years experience and specializes in Med-Surg., Oncology, Observational Units.

Hi, my name is Brian, and I am a registered nurse and health coach. You can check out my website at If you are losing your health while serving others then let me help you get it back. You serve others best when you are at your best. As a coach, I will focus on your goals, listen to your struggles, and help you overcome the obstacles preventing you from reaching your goals. I will walk along side of you, and hold you accountable for the goals you set for yourself. Through the coaching relationship I will motivate you to achieve sustainable health and well-being. I am looking forward to talking with you soon.

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  1. Nursing burnout suggestions

    Thanks for the comments and suggestions. To clarify, this is what my director suggested, and I (staff nurse) am working with him to improve upon what he has already done. Neither of us are experts in nurse burnout, but we are trying to get suggestion...
  2. Nursing burnout suggestions

    Hi everyone, trying to get a little feedback on how you have improved nurse burnout in your work area. I work at a Veterans Hospital. This is primarily focusing on outpatient in a hospital setting. I am not sure EAP(Employee Assistance Program) is th...
  3. USC's MSN Organizational Leadership

    Hi, I am wondering if anyone on the forum has been through USC's(Univ. of South Carolina) MSN in Organizational leadership/Nursing administration program? If so, I had a few questions about it. What is your opinion on the program as far as time commi...
  4. After 11 years I feel like I am treating symptoms. The system is currently rewarded for patients to be sick not well. Think about it.
  5. VA nursing and flu vaccine

    My VA just started requiring it as well. I have opted for the mask myself. At least we still have this choice for now.
  6. I could not have said it better myself!
  7. Getting sick more often than ever

    This may seem like an odd question, but how is your weight? This is one thing I am unsure of from reading your post. Trying to get more details on what you mean by "healthy"
  8. RN starting salary

    I would strongly recommend you get a copy of the nurse pay scale for your va hospital and have them bring you in as a nurse 2 not a nurse 1. They may try to bring you in as Nurse 1 since you have an ADN. The VA pushes the BSN pretty strongly. Good lu...
  9. NP for Missionary

    I would say FNP hands down so you can care for people across the lifespan.
  10. ANA - Healthy Nurses, Healthy Nation

    I really like this idea and the effort the ANA is putting forward to help nurses be healthy healers. Nurses should lead by example, but unfortunately most are not doing that. I believe you are in control of your health and what happens to you. As nu...
  11. Nursing in Ashville

    Asheville is an expensive area in my opinion. I live in Charleston sc and go up there occasionally. You might try Greenville SC. It is a great place, strong economy, more affordable, and it has schools locally for advanced nursing degrees.
  12. Severe hand eczema

    I feel a lot of sympathy for your situation. You can not stay out of work hoping this will clear up. I would seek out a functional medicine or naturopathic doctor in your area to help you get to the bottom of this. Eczema is healed from the inside - ...
  13. VA Nurse II: Performance Dimension

    Hi, do a YouTube search for NOVA which is the VA nurses organization. They have some videos that will help you when writing your proficiency for nurse 1 lev 3 to nurse 2. Also, you can write it and submit it to them and they will give you feedback on...
  14. Anderson University 2017 FNP Cohort

    Thanks for the info Sammy! I live in Sc myself and will be applying to fnp programs in 2018. If I may ask, what are the other two programs that did not accept you? Thanks!
  15. Getting NURSE II at the V.A.

    Here are some great resources on YouTube put out by NOVA the Nurses Organization of Veteran's Affairs. They are videos of how to write your proficiency towards a Nurse 2. In fact, NOVA will help you with it if you send it into them. One of the videos...