Animal House R.N.

Animal House R.N. ADN, CNA, LVN

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 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...
  8. Job interview

    I withdrew application.
  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
  16. Blinn Bryan LVN transition

    I am hoping to transition into RN program next summer. I've had several people tell me not to take it at Bryan and try to take the program somewhere else. And one of the ladies is a very active and in the know nurse. Is it worth it? Can it be passed?...
  17. Blinn Bryan LVN transition

    yes I went to Blinn. I had to work full time and go to school. I did not have all A's. They have been changing things around. Check with teachers often. Do what you need to and be respectful of teachers and you will be fine.
  18. Influenza

    Am in Central Tx. Had a round of Flu Type A before the Christmas Holidays. Closed the schools for one day to clean. 2nd and 3rd Week of Jan. the medical unit of CAH had 2 night nurses, one day nurse with flu A, and the local prn nurse out with pneumo...
  19. Sick of nurses "referring" to our specialty

    Hey guys I would never say school nursing is easy. I have one kid is bipolar and ADHD and the other is a control freak with Vocal cord dysfunction. And y all do this time too *** many. There is no way I would touch it.
  20. What's the BEST nursing shoes?

    Ok I love my Dansko and the last for about 5 years. When I was at a heavier weight could not wear them. Night nurse (got told I needed to be quieter). Sketchers with memory foam; Hoka's one of the newer trends for shoes; always wear compression socks...
  21. Over pronating and Flat foot nurse shoes help!

    Hoka's are good, but go and get fitted, compressions socks help, make sure you get the 8-10 compression to start with if you are not used to them. Dansko's are pretty good, but they are Europeans sizes that you have to go try on to make sure that the...
  22. Keep asking full time staff to do overtime

    Girl this is nursing at it's finest. They will work you till you drop. They are not your friend, (except in rare cases). Their job is to cover the empty shifts.
  23. Ruining My Career?

    Girl go for it. I am transferring out of what some call a cushie job; and going a true med/surg floor that have their own tele monitors. Every one has their own niche and their are not enough diabetic educators. Have a good time with it.
  24. What do you eat during your shifts?

    ok. I have the same problem. A lot of times when you eat at night it is because you are tired. I have found high protein helps. Tuna fish, boiled eggs, high fiber rice crisps, oranges, and bananas. Also up your water intake, because none of drink eno...
  25. Setting the Precedent: Nurses Fired for Being Sick

    @bubblesbanks You are so right. No one knows how debilitating mental illness is. I am dealing with a bipolar child, who has issues because of the bipolar and then different issues because of the medications she's on.