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Momma1RN BSN, RN

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Momma1RN has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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    Thomas Jefferson University FNP 2020

    Hey! So I was accepted and start in spring 2020! They describe it as a “partnership” between staff and students for clinicals. Since I live in south jersey and prefer not to pay all the money for a PA license, I will likely have to find my own clinicals. But I work for a large hospital system here that I hope will be able to hook me up with the hours I need.
  2. Hi! Did anyone else apply for spring or summer 2020 FNP program at TJU? I am in south jersey and know several people who've gone through the program. My status is verified and I've been in contact with a woman from admissions. Fingers crossed! Good luck everyone!
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    ACNP - Will I be missing out?

    What about FNP with a post masters ACNP or ED certificate?
  4. Hello! I have 5 years of experience as a med/tele RN, ER RN and most recently charge on a busy observation/short stay unit. I have a BSN and RN-BC in cardiac vascular nursing. I am looking to make a change and many people have suggested pre-op/PACU as a good place where you can utilize your nursing knowledge and combat some of the day-to-day stuff that burns out floor nurses. Any words of advice from seasoned PACU RNs? What do you love about the job? What do you hate? Thanks!
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    Pregnant in Nursing School

    I was pregnant my senior year in nursing school. It can be physically tough even if you don't have complications like extreme nausea. No one can tell you how it will affect you, but I would personally consider waiting until you're almost done with school. I graduated, had my baby, took my NCLEX and got to spend the first few months with him before job searching.
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    How to stand my ground

    I work at a facility that is constantly over capacity. There are not nearly enough beds in the hospital to handle the massive need in the community. My floor is often the only one with any beds and we are forced to take patients that we do not have the tools, resources, experience or competency to care for. Most of the staff have been nurses <1 year. We attempt to refuse patients from the ER that surpass our level of care and are told they're coming up anyways, or are threatened that if we do not take the patient, they are taking staff from our already short staffed floor and sending them somewhere else. We run out of equipment like telemetry monitors and if we're the only bed available, will discontinue orders for monitoring in order to send them to us (and these are patients who need to be monitored). I am at a loss about what to do as a charge nurse who is attempting to advocate and protect my staff (and my license as I'm forced to take a patient assignment as well). We do not have a union. And I'm wondering if it's time to move on in order to protect my license and livelihood. Thanks in advance for all advice and input.
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    Study Book For Cardiac/Vascular Certification?

    Oh definitely not. I got one of the cheaper ones on amazon, wasn't more than $30. I passed first time.
  8. I agree. I would just ask if there's someone else who would like to be called off. I would rather just go in.
  9. So at the facility I currently work for (FL), staffing can flex you before your shift, but you must be "available" to come in if they call you to within 30 minutes up until 2pm. They do not pay on call, and if you don't/can't report back after being flexed, it goes on your record as a no call no show. It seems that this policy violates the federal labor laws, from my very rudimentary knowledge of them. Does anyone work at a facility where this is a policy, and is it legal? FL of course is an at will state, so I'm not sure if previous employees have been successful in complaining about it.
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    Manatee Memorial Hospital

    Hello! Does anyone work at this facility? There are some opportunities available that I'm interested in and would like some insight into the hospital as a whole. Unfortunately it doesn't have the *best* reputation in the community, but I know sometimes that doesn't mean too much. Feel free to PM me- thanks!
  11. Does anyone work here? I have heard mixed things among people in the community but there are some opportunities I'm interested in and I would love some insight into the workplace culture. Feel free to PM me. Thanks!
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    Case Management- insurance companies

    No, this is helpful PB- thank you! Good luck in your new position!
  13. I'm looking into work from home jobs with insurance companies. I have a BSN and three years of clinical experience (telemetry and emergency). I do not have CM or UM experience, though, and I'm curious for those who have entered this field with just clinical experience, what the training and orientation period is like. Is this a really difficult job to learn? I learn very quick, but I'm definitely worried/nervous about the support with a WAH job where I'm assuming to be expected to jump right in pretty quickly. Thanks!
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    Different roles In hospice

    Thank you so much! I am interviewing for an RN care coordinator position, whose hours are listed as M-F 8-4:30, but per the recruiter the schedule is flexible. I'm eager to speak with the manager this week about the role and just how flexible it is. Do you all find that you are doing an excessive amount of driving, and charting a lot after shift? I have two young kids and I am nervous about having hours and hours of charting after I get home. And I'm nervous about the wear and tear on my vehicle (I have an SUV) though they do compensate for mileage. Thanks!
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    Different roles In hospice

    I've always been interested in hospice nursing but my experience thus far has been in acute care and emergency nursing. We are in Florida and I'm curious if anyone can tell me the different hospice roles I'm seeing in job listings. I am seeing triage hospice nurse, telephonic triage nurse, admissions hospice nurse, RN care coordinator, and RN hospice house (which I know is at a facility). Do all of these roles travel to homes/LTC facilities to assess patients? Are some of these strictly administrative? I am trying to find a role that is professionally satisfying but that can work around childcare and my husbands schedule in the military. Thanks!
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    Dedicated Trauma Nurses in the ED

    I interviewed at an HCA facility that does this.