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    I’ve signed up for RN to BSN program with chamberlain. Maybe continuing for MSN to np. Is it better to do RN- BSN or go straight to RN- MSN? Thank you.
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    New to rehab

    I just transferred from a face paced tele/medsurg floor to the rehab floor. Any advice on what to become familiar with? We get a lot of cvs pts. We use fim which I know nothing about. Are the any good brain sheets to use? Thanks!
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    Tele to rehab

    Hi, I’m transferring from a tele floor to rehab floor. It’s a in-house transfer. Any advice on what to become familiar with before I start? Thanks
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    Med surg to acute rehab

    Hi, I’ve been a med-surg nurse for 12 years now. The work is hard and as I get older only will only get harder. What makes it worse is my manager. She shows a lot of favoritism and also takes about people behind there back. I have no respect for her. I’m considering applying for our acute rehab department. I like the fact that I will get to know the patients but realize it could be physically harder on me. I’m pushing 50 yrs old. Anyone have any advice?
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    Er nursing

    I've been a med/surg nurse for 12 years. I did tried icu -gave it a year and hated it. Not sure if it was actually the icu or if it was the facility. I went to another hospital. I've always liked er, but not sure I would be any good. I'm 49 years old now, not sure if u can teach a old dog new tricks. I'm so task oriented from doing med surg for so long. I'm scared if I switch, I will hate it. Any advice on what makes a good er nurse?
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    Regular hours?

    I'm not sure admitting and discharge nurse would be considered bedside nursing. Or would it?
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    Regular hours?

    Haha, I know right!
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    Regular hours?

    Do you feel like you are always at work? Do you have more energy when you get home to do things?
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    Regular hours?

    I'm at the point now that I want a change, but scared! This would be a good opportunity for me to stay with the same hospital plus I already know what to do cause I've been doing it some prn. I've been told that I will feel better when I get off work cause its 8 hrs versus 12 plus less stress. I just don't know what to do!
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    Regular hours?

    I will be doing discharges and admissions. I've done this some but just prn, it's alot less stressfull than floor nursing. I'm just concerned about working 5 days a week although my days will be shorter.
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    Regular hours?

    Anyone go from working 3 12 hr shifts to working 9 to 5? If so how do you like it?
  12. I'm thinking of taking a position as a admission/discharge nurse. I would be going from working 3 12 hr shifts to 5 8 hr shifts (9 to 530). How do you like the job and the hours?
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    I'm sure it will prob change. Like I said this is a new position in the this hospital. I know it is alot less stressful than working medsurg and icu. I just hope I don't feel like I'm working all the time!
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    Yes, this is a new program. There will be two discharge/admission nurses for 4 floors, medsurg/Tele floors.
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    I currently work in icu and prn on a medsurg floor. I was offered a job in the hospital as a discharge/admission nurse. It is fulltime 9-530. It's a easier job, less stressfull and something I can do for many years ( I'm not getting any younger). I'm just so use to working 12 hours and having 4 days off...will I feel like I'm always at work??
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    What to do??

    Yes, I think that could be it, I don't do it enough to feel comfortable doing it.

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