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russianbear

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    Job interview

    Thank you very much. It’s in a SICU. Exciting work.
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    Job interview

    While ago. I have another interview at that hospital which runs the jail. My problem is I’ve been at my current job for only 7 months and I know people look at that and are hesitant to hire me since I’m leaving a god job so soon (VA. I’m going to get fired so I’m resigning before that happens. Long story).
  3. russianbear

    Interview prep

    Peak, Great suggestions.
  4. russianbear

    Job interview

    Not really. There were two people. One just stared at me with the stink eye the entire time. The other was very friendly and engaging.
  5. russianbear

    Interview prep

    I am interviewing for a position in a SICUbat a level 1 trauma hospital. I’ve been a nurse for 4 years. Almost all of it in ER. Any suggestions to ace the interview. I’m excited for this type of work.
  6. russianbear

    Job interview

    I may be losing my current job (long story). I’m probationary at the VA. Had some complaints. Oh well. Anyhow, I’ve decided to find another job. I’ve not gotten much interest but I got an interview for a position at the county jail. What advice can y’all give me to ace the interview? I want the job, even though it’s a significant pay cut.
  7. russianbear

    Failed pharm :(

    I failed my pharm class by only a couple of points.
  8. russianbear

    Made a med error

    Thank you for your support. I appreciate that.
  9. russianbear

    Made a med error

    The med is ordered IV. We have to know tonmix it in juice and give it PO. There is never a communication order telling us to do that, we just do it.
  10. russianbear

    Made a med error

    Boss was totally cool about it. I still feel bad though.
  11. russianbear

    Made a med error

    Doc ordered decadron IV on a child, which we mix in juice and they drink. In the hustle and bustle I administered it IM. I told they doc and he changed the order to IM and said it actually would work better. I still feel bad and wrote an incident report. Anyone else ever have a brain fart like this before?
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    Acute care or primary care

    Due to money issues I have no choice but to do the primary care program. Even that is going to make money tight in my home. There are just no grants or scholarships available.
  13. russianbear

    Acute care or primary care

    bump please
  14. russianbear

    Acute care or primary care

    Please help me choose a program. I was accepted to two different programs. One is ddult/gero primary care. The other is acute care adult/gero. The problem is, I want to continue working in the hospital, but the acute care program costs about $15,000 more. I am paying out of pocket. Loans are not an option. The primary care program I should have enough to pay for. The acute care would be cutting it close. Basically I'd be one financial hit away from having to drop out (big medical bill, car repair, etc). I'm torn because the acute care is more up my alley, but I have to consider the finances. I'm not sure the job market for these specialties either (northern Ohio). Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
  15. russianbear

    Time management

    Sure. I'm doing it from the perspective of an NP. One thing I've come up with is using talk to typing software, like dragon, would speed up documentation, as they do a ton of it. Also, prioritization is big. Taking time for oneself outside of work helps improve performance too.
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