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  1. Burned Out?

    The past two years have been incredibly hard for many nurses, new and seasoned. Many of us may use imprecise language to try to express what we are feeling. “I’m burnt out” is easier, and often more socially acceptable, than “I’ve had three patients ...
  2. GPA 3.16 Can I get a job as a new grad

    I’d definitely cast your net wider. In addition to other locales, I’d suggest other areas of nursing. I’m not familiar with the job market in Texas, but where I am, we can’t even find people to apply! The ICU/ED/IMCU are usually on the top of the li...
  3. Has anyone taken the CHFN exam? Any tips? Any recommended study materials? I’m thinking of taking it, so I thought I’d ask if anyone has some insight.
  4. Your Help Needed: Give A Tip To A New Grad Nurse

    Don’t be afraid to call the provider in the middle of the night. If you have a concern, bounce it off a more experienced nurse first. But if your gut says you need to escalate it, do it. Even if the provider is mean, crabby and always yells at everyo...
  5. Repetitious Threads & Recycled Reponses

    Bonus points if they neglect to identify the home state/school/employer.
  6. Looking for Advice/Perspectives

    What are your goals as a future NP? If it’s family practice, critical care might not be very beneficial. Whereas a TCU might be an excellent learning ground. And if you think days on a transitional care unit is “slower pace,” you are likel...
  7. I am currently a bedside nurse, but I see myself transitioning to an educator role in a few years. I think I’d like to work with students at the community college level. I have a masters in nursing with an education focus. For those of you who ...
  8. I cant be a nurse anymore

    What about home care? Or wound care, PICC nurse, utilization review, quality, infection prevention, MDS? There are options for introverts in nursing. But it’s OK to try a different care too. I’m sure there are a myriad of posts on this site that cou...
  9. Longest Shift You've Worked

    If I was your manager, I’d fire you. If you are working 16-20+ hours a day, five days a week, you are incapable of doing your job effectively, proficiently or capably. You are modeling atrocious behavior to your staff. Nothing you are doing is appro...
  10. LPN schools without prerequisites ?

    Schools that claim you don’t need prerequisites aren’t exactly honest. You still need to take those classes, you just might not need them for admission. Often, these schools are more expensive for-profit schools. A community college or vo-tech is goi...
  11. Concerned - New Grad from Excelsior

    Excelsior states on its website that Maryland does not accept Excelsior graduates via examination or endorsement.
  12. Achieve Test Prep for CNA to RN

    In order to even apply to nursing school, your wife will need complete several prerequisite course. Then, during nursing school, there will be several more non-nursing courses (science, English, psychology, etc). My advice is simple. Cast a wide net....
  13. Revising Resume or CV, need suggestions please

    I wouldn’t leave that education or experience out. It will set you apart from the traditional new grad. Be sure to have a solid answer to the inevitable interview question “why did you switch to nursing?”
  14. Start nursing school at 59?

    Depending on how long ago you took those prerequisites, they may not “count.” Often, there’s a time limit on courses, often 5 years. Also, you likely will not be able to work during the nursing program. Do you want to live off savings or take out l...
  15. Should I quit my program?

    To build on this: This will sound harsh, but no one cares why you made a mistake, are awkward, have poor social skills or clinical skills, etc. The focus is on the patient. No matter what is going on with you, the priority is patient safety. No one ...