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  1. Hi there, I received my conditional offer June 7th. I have done everything for both background checks, my physical is booked, and I have written up my nursing criteria. My question is how long the firm offer takes after conditional? I submitted ...
  2. ICU thoughts....

    Curious about working in the ICU. I have worked med/surg, cath lab/ep lab/IR lab/vascular peripheral interventions (combo lab), and also the prep/recovery side of those procedures. I feel like not having any ICU background kind of inhibits me. I...
  3. Where are all of my EP lab nurses!?

    Old post I know but thought I would comment. Our EP is combined with Vascular/Cath/IR. What do I love about EP....well, it is an ever growing field. There is a lot of different kinds of equipment to learn and know. What did I not like....honest...
  4. Path to Cath Lab RN

    If you can get your cardiac vascular board certification. My facility highly encourages this certification for RN's in cath lab. Once you are in the lab you should also consider getting RCIS and/or RCES.
  5. How many are in your STEMI team?

    We have 3 people and the doctor. It is the circulating nurse (who also does the sedation), the scrub tech, and the CVT. The scrub tech in my state is always a rad tech...the CVT is usually a rad tech but can be a nurse too.
  6. Almost to the 1yr mark.....

    Well....I am almost to my 1 year anniversary of working as a nurse! In some ways I still feel as green as I did the 1st month, in other ways I've learned so much. I started on med surg. I'm still on med surg (days instead of nights now though). I hav...
  7. maybe transferring to days?!

    Wish I had the perfect answer for you! I switched to days months ago and still question if the best fit for me is where I currently am. Days are much more busy....and just so many interruptions.
  8. How to pick yourself up after bad day

    Thanks for all the great responses! And the headlight idea!
  9. So I am a newer nurse.....and started in med/surg. I'm still in med/surg and honestly I was really thinking that it was for me. I enjoy the variety, I enjoy the people and being busy. However....last week I had some really rough days.....and a 6 pati...
  10. How would you like 3 consecutive months off a year?

    I would do this in a heartbeat!!!! I don't work in peds but we also have low census in the warmer months. We have nurses called off every shift and you have to use your paid time off which means many are short paid time off for their actual scheduled...
  11. What was your new grad job as an RN or LPN?

    My current and new grad job as a R.N. is on a med surg floor at a hospital, overnights. We have had a lot of new grads on our floor. I think it is a great place to start as you acquire so many skills...it can be quite busy and chaotic at times when y...
  12. Best bags / totes

    What is the best bag or tote for takin all your stuff to and from work? I want it to be organized.... currently I use a bag but it is full of mini bags for each of my groups of stuff. I can't stand everything just dumped into one large pocket. Sugges...
  13. New Grad Stress and Anxiety

    FIRST OF ALL - Congratulations on your recent graduation and license! That is an accomplishment! Secondly....I too am a brand new nurse. I have been working since Nov 13th, I have two weeks on the floor. I am up to 4 patients now. AND guess what....I...
  14. Staying calm before starting 1st RN job

    THANKS :) I appreciate the advice!
  15. Hi there :) I start my FIRST R.N. job after graduation and passing NCLEX. I start on Monday. I am so nervous, this is a second career for me and I have not worked in medical before. Is it normal to question did I get enough experience during my clini...

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