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DemystifiedRN BSN

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DemystifiedRN has 11 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Telemetry.

I have experience in Cardiac Stepdown, Renal/Med-Surg, Inpatient Hospice, and Telemetry. I'm currently a FNP student.

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  1. Bedside nursing may not be for you. Or maybe you should give it more time-possibly in a different hospital so that you can start over fresh. I've only been a bedside nurse for 10.5 years but I can say that it's never been a role that I have fully enjoyed. There is a lot about the role of a bedside nurse that I knew I would never enjoy. Nursing is my second career and in nursing school I knew that bedside nursing was not my ultimate destination, however, I wanted a well-rounded experience. Flash forward 10 years and now I've finally made it to grad school which was always my goal. So, like I said, maybe bedside nursing is not for you. It's hard to ascertain from an online post and give solid advice based off of just that. However, I will say that you should probably think about airing all of these feelings out with a therapist. An objective view is what's probably needed. Also, the wonderful thing about nursing is that the career options are almost endless: Nurse Researcher, inpatient case manager (or case manager for an insurance company), Infection Control RN, Nurse Educator/Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Manager, NP, working for a pharmaceutical company, Nurse Informaticist...the list just goes on and on. Only you know what's right for yourself. Just take some time to explore your options within the nursing field before deciding to do away with it altogether. I hope you find some peace.
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    pending Compact legislation in PA

    Ned RN- I do not live in Ohio. However, I had lived there for over 20 years and have some family members that live there--therefore, it will always be a place I consider my home. My state of residence and the location of my physical home is Maryland. So, yes, I do have a compact license. In regards to your point about good paying contracts as it relates to Ohio--that has not been my experience since 2017. However, it's great that you found a great paying contract there 12 years ago. I have worked with different travel companies off and on over the last few years in an effort to find a good paying contract in Ohio and, within the last few years, have not found one.
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    pending Compact legislation in PA

    Hi Classicaldreams, I will definitely sign that petition. I have been a traveling nurse since Nov 2017. I have actually been considering PA for my next assignment but was deterred because it's not a compact state and, from my research, the contracts are a bit skimpy. However, I've been willing to consider it because I am wanting to get closer to home. I have to say that, in my experience, in regards to the highest paying states (compact vs. non-compact, CA excluded), it's not black and white. By far, for me, the best paying contract was Montana which is a compact state. I have found that (big surprise) rural states, compact or not, pay well. In Montana, my housing was paid and provided by the hospital (which was a shared, renovated townhome and I only had 2 housemates. We each had our own bedroom/bath). I ended up staying there for 6 months and saved an unbelievable amount of money in that short period of time because I did not have to pay for housing. I am currently on contract in Alaska which is not a compact state. Once again, my housing is paid and provided by the hospital and I'm also provided a rental car as part of my contract. Believe it or not, Montana still paid better even though I have a rental car, which the hospital is paying for, here in Alaska. I also had a very well-paying contract in Nebraska which is also a compact state. I've been trying to make it back home to Ohio but it is not a compact state and the pay (rural, urban, suburban) for travelers, in my opinion, is not worth the severe cut in pay. Thanks again for the info re: PA!
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    How to deal with making mistakes and low confidence

    Hi Petra, You are not alone! Every new nurse goes through this stage. One thing that I did (and continue to do) was to review my facility's Policy & Procedures--over and over and over. You'll gain confidence over time, please don't give up.