She's insecure. Do your best to laugh her antics off. If she was so smart, she would know that nobody knows it ALL. Although they can be annoying, I bite my tounge, hang back, and watch how the whole comedic tragedy / tragic comedy unfolds
Nola009 replied to Trinitas2010RN's topic in Job Hunt
What do you do for a living now? I graduated with my ASN in May of 2013 and have worked as an RN at jobs some would turn away; one SNF, an LTC, and Med-Surg/tele in a small, kind of crappy community hospital. Maybe I'm thankful for the experiences because I kindof don't see myself adding 20k more debt to do this kind of work in these conditions, lol. Wish there was a ASN ---> Bachelor's in Business
Nola009 replied to Fruit Sucker's topic in Stress 101
Single payer health insurance? As in the government knowing and paying for all the damage caused by environmental toxins/carcinonogens, additives, genetically modified (and patented) veggies, etc... all that stuff which makes us sick makes BIG MONEY for their people. We live in a capitalist society. When our government needs to reach 'an agreement' with banks, farm, food, and (some day soon) the prison industry... it's for show. Special interest groups own our legislators anyways.
Thanks for your answer. Maybe I am asking because one of my coworkers on med surg said she thought I'd be good in the ER. I couldn't believe it because I'm not great with IV starts, bad at tele, and don't see myself living for an adrenaline rush. I thought that's what the ED was about. I have no clue why she said that, but I can't stand med surg that's for sure.
Do you need to be a ridiculosly booksmart introvert to work in the ICU? Sorry, I know these are just generalizations, but has your experience been that there's truth in these statements? I'm still trying to figure out where I belong in nursing. So far, I've done okay in ltc and survived six months working on a med-surg tele unit. The med-surg unit was waaay too busy for me and the ltc is alright, but did envision myself working outside of geriatrics.
Nola009 replied to MacBasics's topic in Stress 101
Hello. Would you mind saying exactly what you used to do? PT? OT? RT? Anyways, it might well be that nursing pulls you in more directions, making it more demanding and stressful. Maybe if you can find a slower paced or more focused area of nursing that will be better.