Mavnurse17

Mavnurse17 BSN, RN

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Mavnurse17 has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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  1. New Nurse Struggling With Doctor Calls

    I feel that even state boards in the US can be predatory. Sometimes I peruse my state's disciplinary reports (they publish those for the public... not sure if other states do that too) and recently I saw a school nurse have their license revoked for...
  2. Tips, tips, tips? :)

    Welcome! As is tradition on our board, "One of us! One of us!" Just a forewarning that this specialty is wayyyy different than inpatient experience, but I'm sure you know that already. However, your inpatient experience will be very valuable....
  3. Leaving the hospital after 9 months

    More and more nurses are leaving the bedside due to raising job-demands and stress. I made it 13 months before I made my departure from the hospital. I work in the community setting at a school now. Not sure if it's my permanent 'home' in nursing ...
  4. UWorld NCLEX

    Took and passed NCLEX on the first try in 75 questions back in May 2017. I LOVED UWorld and used it exclusively. One of my NCLEX questions even closely mirrored a question I had on one of the practice tests ? I can't remember what my practice test ...
  5. New Nurse Struggling With Doctor Calls

    Just some anecdote here-- I don't work at the bedside anymore, but at my old facility we couldn't do anything medication or procedure related without communication from the provider first. We couldn't even access the Pyxis for something as simple as...
  6. How does your unit determine who floats?

    This is bizarre to me. On the unit I worked on, everyone took turns floating based on when they floated last. So say you float one shift, you don't get floated again until everyone else has floated. New grads didn't float until after 6 months of i...
  7. Time Management

    I have dreams sometimes that I get to 0700 and realize I forgot to give a single medication all night ?
  8. Should Have Called 911

    Can I sort of branch off here and ask a question r/t? I feel like I think in black and white when it comes to EMS calls. I know a sore throat doesn't need EMS and I know that cardiac arrest does needs EMS. But there are some gray areas where I...
  9. Nursing and Children

    Interesting topic. I've thought about this a lot as I'm a brand new parent of nearly 5 months. For reference, I've been a nurse for 4 years now and I'm in my mid-20's. I think being a mom was always something I thought about eventually being w...
  10. Time Management

    I am super impressed that you toggle all of that (seemingly successfully given the circumstances) as a NEW GRAD. And I'm pleasantly surprised here that everyone agrees this is an egregious assignment. My first job out of school was on a cardiov...
  11. Social Skills Should Be a Bigger Focus in Nursing School

    Communication in a multi-disciplinary team is a whole other language in itself. You don't think it'd be beneficial for there to be at least one lesson over what to expect and how to effectively communicate in these teams before a new grad hits the f...
  12. Therapeutic communication for anxiety

    Yep, tried all this. We had an incident in the bathroom last week and the girl was sitting in a chair someone had rolled in for her; I kneeled down next to her and told her to deep breathe-- even demonstrated for her. She didn't even look at me. S...
  13. Therapeutic communication for anxiety

    I work at the high school level and there are a lot of students with mental health disruptions. I will be called to a bathroom where a student is having a full-blown panic attack. My question is, what do you guys say to students who are having...
  14. Social Skills Should Be a Bigger Focus in Nursing School

    I think there absolutely needs to be some sort of lecture about communication in healthcare-- not necessarily how to work on yourself as an individual re: communication skills. When they taught us SBAR they said "make sure you give a really good bac...
  15. Teacher Issue...

    I am at the HS level and deal with this on a daily basis. Kids will come to me for their attendance slip after they've already texted/called parents to get them. I have them sit in the front office and the parent will have to sign them out as a per...