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Carpediem1012 BSN, RN

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Carpediem1012 has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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  1. Carpediem1012

    Psychiatric/ER nursing advice!

    Have you thought of prison nursing? Both areas are covered quite easily there!
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    Full time or Casual

    Hmm. I'm going to have to look into this further. I'm told the vast majority of our grad nurses are hired casual. I am going into masters so I thought this would be a good fit. But you are right. Not sure how that fits in with preceptorship/orientation programs.
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    Full time or Casual

    Thank you for the replies. Maybe it's different here in Canada. We are often hired casual as new grads. But the work hours offered equal full time or greater. We receive benefits as well. I am told that after finishing my final practicum in the ER, that I may be offered a job there. I like the prospect, but if I choose casual, I could also work on another unit like mental health, which I quite like. Or I could work full time hours in the ER. Or I could work the shifts I choose (that are left over from FT/PT). I like the idea of getting experience working on different units, but wonder if, as you you say, a set schedule would be nice too.
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    Full time or Casual

    When accepting your first job (RN), would you choose full time or casual, given a choice? I'm told that many prefer casual because of the flexibility in hours and days worked, but am wondering what the experiences of others has been. Thoughts? I'm interested in hearing the pros/cons of each.
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    What level of thesis is this? Have you used PICO? Who is your population. Your intervention? What are you comparing to? What is your outcome?
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    confused about cardiac output....

    Love these threads! And hi Esme!! Nice to see you :)
  7. Carpediem1012

    Nursing School Vs Med School, no comparison

    I'm sorry you found the humanistic approach of the nursing scope too much to handle. I wish you the best in medicine and hope you find what you need from it. Hopefully it makes you feel more adequate.
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    Almost made a very bad med error today

    Interesting. Thank you!
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    I'm terrified

    When I found out I got in, I promptly threw up. I also have two children, one with special needs. I am now done three years with only a year to go- on the top of the Honour roll too, I might add. Experience in life makes it all very doable. Go for it and enjoy the ride!
  10. Carpediem1012

    Almost made a very bad med error today

    Isn't ceftriaxone contraindicated for those with penicillin allergies as well?
  11. Carpediem1012

    3M Littman Classic III

    The cardioIII is worth it. You are there to learn. Why not use the best equipment?
  12. So what would you do, big al? and you might want to check your spelling when you are being condescending.....
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    I think we get caught up in the academic side of things. When you are doing something like ambulating a pt, just remember; this a person. They are sick and possibly scared. Talk to them. Support them emotionally. Think about what could be in their way. Just look to the basics. Help them out. Talk to them. You will never go wrong doing that.
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    Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes

    Esme, I'm very sorry you are not well. I hope for a speedy recovery for you, and also for you to know that there are so many people that you have never met, yet whose loves you have touched immensely, that are thinking of you. Take care my friend. And as you so often say (((HUGS))))
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    I only held his hand

    You are going to be a great nurse :)
  16. Carpediem1012

    Suicide by antibotics ?

    Many antibiotics are available from feed stores for livestock and....fish. It's why we are seeing such high numbers of antibiotic resistance.