Animal House R.N.

Animal House R.N. ADN, CNA, LVN

Geriatircs/Rural Hospitals
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Animal House R.N. has 25 years experience as a ADN, CNA, LVN and specializes in Geriatircs/Rural Hospitals.

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  1. Now a tele floor from med/surg

    Hello All, I work as a charge nurse on a 40 bed med/surg one side and tele on another side. A few months ago we were told that the med surg nurses now have to take telemetry patients. Our ratiois 1:5. Of course some tele pts come w/ the drips. ...
  2. Med Surg positivity?

    I have been working a busy med/surg and now telemetry unit for 3 years. I used to love it. But recently they have added telemetry, but have not gotten too much education.
  3. Is Anonymity Important to You?

    Yes its important. Retaliation been there done that. The system I work for has monopolized everything for miles.
  4. Were you a bully in high school?

    I was bullied a great deal because I was a socially non diagnosed adhd female.
  5. Weird Question: Are All Hospital Nurses Wearing Scrub Caps Now?

    Pretty much 100 percent in the ICU. Maybe a third on med/surge, 80 on PCU, 90 percent on telemetry. I float alot.
  6. Job interview

    I did withdraw for other reasons. I would have to be worried that anything I said would be considered bullying. I have been a nurse for quite a few years. I do not sugar coat things but I am not mean about it.
  7. Job interview

    I withdrew application.
  8. Job interview

    I did a job interview with the DON and someone further up the chain of command and was basically told hey your a really strong candidate and welcome to the team. The next day I get a text from the DON telling the administrator wants to interview me a...
  9. Are there any nurses that actually LIKE nursing?

    I am learning to love nursing again. I have learned med/surg is not for me. I love most of the patients, but at the floor I am on, no one wants to help each other and I am over it. I have to change jobs every 3-5 years. I am one of those people that ...
  10. Med Surg nurse being given Tele Patients

    I understand your worry. I have the same issue and worry. I have worked many non monitored pods to a monitor pod. Good luck with everything.
  11. Nursing school was not the hardest thing I have ever done, but it was a close third. The most difficult part for me was going from LVN to RN and changing some of my thinking. But I think for you, the thing that made it easier is you did not let it ta...
  12. How old were you when you started nursing school?

    Finished the CNA program at 19, cma at 20, LVN at 21, Rn ADN at 44, and hopefully my BSN at 46. We are like fine wine, sometimes we just need to age a little.
  13. Nursing in the Age of Social Media: Paging Dr. Google

    We continue to educate to the best of our abilities. We mourn the patients we lose and go on. Part of the problem I have seen is that no matter what we do or how we do it, people still have free will and at times we have to remind ourselves of this.
  14. The Job Interview Question

    or waited a year and then got a new job after graduating R.N. school
  15. Chocolate Therapy

    A poem one of my children wrote about our dog. There once was a dog named Spartacus, who had a disease named fartacus; and now he lives apart from us. Enjoy. lol