BabyTurtle2k11

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  1. New RN Questioning Leaving Hospital Setting

    @turtlesRcool You’re right with me focusing on the things I do wrong and not acknowledging the things I’ve done right. I’m working on reframing my thoughts. I’m trying to be more positive and am looking into CBT to change the way I think about m...
  2. New RN Questioning Leaving Hospital Setting

    @LibraNurse27 Thank you for your reply!!
  3. New RN Questioning Leaving Hospital Setting

    @turtlesRcool, You are cool, as well ? Thank you so much for your reply. I'm trying my best to handle the anxiety better. I guess I just don't feel like I'm smart enough. I feel like I'm struggling while others aren't. I constantly ask myself if...
  4. New RN Questioning Leaving Hospital Setting

    @nursy The pay isn’t too much of a concern for me as long as it’s decent. I don’t have kids (unless you count dogs) ? So a pay cut wouldn’t be too bad for me. But I haven’t found any school nurse positions online. How did you go about getting yo...
  5. New RN Questioning Leaving Hospital Setting

    @speedynurse Thank you for the reply. Before nursing, I actually wanted to be a teacher. But I decided to pursue nursing. I have considered getting my MSN and teaching. However, I will need bedside experience for that. I have also considered pre...
  6. New RN Questioning Leaving Hospital Setting

    @Davey Do Do you have any recommendations to an area of nursing I could go to that would fit my personality more? I've been told about home health nursing, clinic jobs (there are not really any in my area that hire RNs), etc. Can you make a sugg...
  7. New RN Questioning Leaving Hospital Setting

    Hello, I am a new RN (graduated in August, 2020) who completed a StaRN program at an HCA facility. Therefore, I am in a contract that requires me to work full-time for two years or pay back $10,000... I've heard that they go after some people to...
  8. New RN Already Making Mistakes

    Thank you again to everyone who has commented. Sitting at work on break and reading this helps a ton. I just tend to compare myself to others and I see these other nurses who easily catch things with their patients and just know things and I wonder i...
  9. New RN Already Making Mistakes

    Thank you to everyone who has commented. It truly means a lot. I’m hoping with time that I’ll be better and more knowledgeable. I look things up in my off time and at work when I have a chance. Especially meds that I’ve never heard of. I’m currently ...
  10. New RN Already Making Mistakes

    @Daisy4RN I just told the other nurse (it was a staff RN), she didn't actually look at the pt. I will do that next time. And yes, I have learned from each mistake that I've made. What also stinks about the situation is that I signed a two year contra...
  11. New RN Already Making Mistakes

    In my last post, I mentioned that I was nearing the end of my preceptorship. I have been on my own for three weeks now and I just don't know how to think or feel. I dread going into work and have sometimes cried beforehand. The other night, I m...
  12. Feeling Stupid As a New RN

    Hello all, I'm a new RN. I've been an RN since August of this year. I was hired at my local hospital and completed a StaRN program. I'm in my last couple of weeks of preceptorship and I feel incompetent. I feel like I'm not sure how I woul...
  13. Certifications for LPNs

    Hello, I was just wondering if anyone knows of any places to get further certifications as an LPN? I know NAPNES offers certs in pharmacology, LTC, and IV therapy. However, when I go to the website to pursue one of these, there's nowhere to find a st...
  14. RN or Surgical Tech?

    I apologize for not being more detailed. I know there are other places to work. I became an LPN for all of the reasons you listed. I very much enjoyed school. I feel like I enjoyed learning about nursing more than actually doing it. I feel that I am ...
  15. RN or Surgical Tech?

    Hello all, I'm currently an LPN working at an ALF. I have not used my skills since I graduated nursing school over a year ago. I worked at a LTC facility briefly and absolutely hated it. I'm currently taking prerequisites to enter the LPN-RN bridge p...