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  1. Hi All I am currently working on a medical surgical floor in a hospital but before that I worked in a Long Term Care Facility, considered to be subacute care. I see job postings for Inpatient rehab in hospitals and just wanted to ask a nurses wh...
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    First Time Parents Asked For A Different Nurse

    I agree with the other posters to not take this personally because unfortunately no matter how attentive you are to a patient/family sometimes it is never enough because they can be toxic and manipulative or under a lot of psychological distress. ...
  3. I moved to an acute care setting and it present different challenges but not 20 patients! The most I have now is 10 with a LPN to help me. I can't believe I dealt with so many patients before! I've gotten better at putting IVs in and if I can't get t...
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    How to effectively delegate in nursing on a unit

    Thank you for sharing this post @starlitex1280! I have been a registered nurse for over a year and struggle with delegation as well. I am soft spoken and really struggle; especially since a lot of the aides are older than me that have worked in the l...
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    Keep on getting passed on after interviews

    I've honestly never done a mock interview with a friend who is a nurse, that's a good idea.....the door closes pretty tightly after an interview though with managers here, at least the places I've interviewed at. I don't bring a portfolio, maybe in t...
  6. This post is more directed towards nurse managers or people who hire nurses: I currently work in a long term care facility and am trying to transition into an acute care role. I currently just had an interview for an acute care role, I thought the in...
  7. I think the major difference between a hospital and a long term care facility is the nurse to patient ratio- I work in a long term care facility which is nicer than most, and the nurse to patient ratio for long term care/ short term care is 1:20 (thi...
  8. Thanks for the tip about asking for an alternative way to give a med and volunteering to do a task to gain experience, I will try both. If I know the patients I can arrange my med pass on how combative/uncooperative they are, but if they are all new ...
  9. Hi All I know this subject can be redundant and for everything else that is going on with a pandemic I feel like it's out of place, but I'm going to post this anyway! I will reach my 1 year anniversary as a nurse in mid April, and I feel like I shoul...
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    Day to day tasks of dialysis nurse

    Hi All! I am currently working as a nurse in a Subacute care facility (long term and short term) and although I like some things about it I find the nurse to"resident" ratio is too much for me to handle, I never finish on time and constantly feel rus...
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    First job as a new grad nurse in a staffing agency

    Yeah, I probably just needed to hear someone confirm it. Thanks!
  12. Hi All I'm due to graduate in early December with my BSN and the school I'm going to is telling me I shouldn't have a problem taking the NCLEX in late January.....hopefully all goes well and I pass the NCLEX, but I'm going to start applying to jobs n...
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    Getting a feel for patient care....

    Hi Vertical Horizon Thanks for your input. Do you mind me asking what you did in the medical field? I work in a hospital but not with patients, I worked for a bit in a Dr's office but not much besides that. When you were in nursing school/working as ...
  14. Hi everyone I'm an adult student (I'm in my thirties), I work full time and am taking my sciences to try to get into an accelerated BSN program. I also volunteer two times a week. While volunteering is interesting and rewarding, I was hoping to do so...
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    Volunteering before going/applying for nursing school

    I'd love to get the phlebotomy certification and try to get a job doing that. I actually already took a course in EKG but never took the exam. If I was in less of a time crunch I'd probably take that route.