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Green Tea, RN

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  1. Green Tea, RN

    Graduate Degree in Engineering? (Career switch worth it?)

    After working as a nurse for a couple years, I decided to leave nursing for good. I went back to school for a math related graduate degree. I finished my graduate program, and I now work in clinical research. Leaving nursing is one of the best decisi...
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    I Hurt A Patient

    I used to work in the OR as an RN. I have worked a long shift like you did. I have worked with barely minimum help (this is a regular occurrence especially when I was on call). What I have learned working there was that many incidents are preventab...
  3. Green Tea, RN

    Is calling off for burnout a thing?

    I think I probably see calling off a bit different from you. I do not feel ashamed to call off if I am sick or cannot function at 100% due to mental health. I have seen coworkers who come to work sick or cannot function due to different reasons, caus...
  4. Green Tea, RN

    What else can I do? Help please

    I have experienced Med Surg and Surgery as an RN (BSN) and decided to leave Nursing for good. I went back to school for a graduate degree in Applied Statistics, and now I work in Clinical Research. You say you know IT. If you learn a programming lang...
  5. Green Tea, RN

    Extreme anxiety no longer want to be a nurse

    Yeah. I know what you mean. I just wanted to say my classmates had a degree such as Engineering, Math, Computer Science, and Statistics in their background.
  6. Green Tea, RN

    Should I go through with nursing?

    I saw you listed psychology and nursing. What about others? Why don't you go to the field of engineering, computer science, or statistics?
  7. When I was a nursing student, I almost passed out by watching circumcision on a newborn baby. The baby boy was agitated and made me nauseated and dizzy. I became a surgical nurse a couple years later. I have never passed out. I think you will ge...
  8. Green Tea, RN

    I wrote up a surgeon and looking for advice

    You should really watch how your management reacts and acts to the safety issues you have experienced and reported. If they do nothing or do not back you up, maybe you should look for a new job. The culture most likely will not be changed without man...
  9. Green Tea, RN

    So we have enough nurses nursing supervisor, really?

    Working as a nurse, it did not take long for me to realize that the management cares their position and salary only. Dangerous nurse to patient ratio? None of their business. Sad.
  10. Green Tea, RN

    new nurse- NP or PA school?

    If you do not like nursing, it is okay to leave. I found nursing was not for me, and I'm on my way to the exit (I go to school and work as a nurse part time). From my observation, nurses complain about their job, but majority of them just do not leav...
  11. Before making any decisions about this, how is the nursing market for new graduates in your area? I am asking because you may not find a nursing job either even if you get a nursing degree if your area is suturated with nurses.
  12. Green Tea, RN

    Guys, I'm an unintentional job hopper.

    As long as you are still employed, i call it good. Nowdays i feel it is not easy for a nurse to find a place to work for a long period of time anyway. Good luck!
  13. Green Tea, RN

    Feeling lost, need advice

    I am glad to hear you are safe with your support system now. You are not a failure. I do not necessarily feel going into nursing was a mistake to you. I personally know a nurse who was from out of state, started orientation in the OR where i work, an...
  14. Green Tea, RN

    First RN job, and I'm having second thoughts

    I read your whole topic, but i have hard time understanding why you feel you are incompetent and stupid. By reading your post, i did not feel much of problems at your workplace. Maybe you are just bored at work? There is not a nursing job which ...
  15. When I was working on a med/surg floor, I saw a nurse aide who used to be a LPN. I don't know the details (LPN licensure, pay, etc) of the lady though. The hospital had chronic retention issue of both nurses and aides, so it must be helpful to the ho...
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    How can I figure out if nursing is right for me?

    By reading your posts, I am kinda convinced that if you jump into nursing without knowing what is real, you will most likely be ended up in disappointment. Let me give you a real life example on patient and staff safety. Repositioning or transferr...