dennis8

dennis8 ADN, BSN, CNA, RN

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dennis8 has 5 years experience as a ADN, BSN, CNA, RN.

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  1. I want to leave bedside nursing

    I'm still early in my nursing career but I've tried long term care, medsurge/tele, and I've been in hospital case management now for 2 years. I wasn't burnt out in medsurge but I was still at the stage where I wanted to find something I would enjoy d...
  2. New Grad LTAC

    As the previous poster stated, everyone's views on adequate training and a good facility will differ between opinions. Personally, 6 weeks for a new grad in an LTAC seems kind of short, but it's better than what most places would offer (I only got 1 ...
  3. Inpatient CM vs Outpatient Oncology Navigator

    Hello OP, I've been doing hospital case management for 2 years now. Before I went into case management I was balancing 2 potential offers, one from a Medical clinic with multiple branches and the other from the hospital I currently work. At the medic...
  4. Weekend Staffing

    At my first job I was an RN supervisor at a LTC doing nights. RN's were 12 hr shifts and LVN's/aides were 8 hrs. I always had a difficult time filling the night shift (someone always called off for the 11pm-7am, especially weekends). We had 3 wings a...
  5. Case management may not be for me?

    Hi Katstorm340. I’ve been doing hospital case management for about 2 years now and it is purely non-bedside. Depending on where you work, your duties can involve having to utilize your nursing skills. Some positions that say “case manager” may actual...
  6. California BRN delegation definition.

    Unfortunately it’s been so long that I forgot where I got my information. I think I ended up asking the teacher to point me in the right direction.
  7. Burned Out or Just The Way It Is?

    Hello OP! As a poster above has stated, I think dissociating yourself from your patients' issues can help a bit in toning down the mental stress you get from these type of patients. I worked in a med-surge/tele unit for 2 years and some months and I ...
  8. What you feel is normal for any nurse who is new to the hospital bedside. It will feel that way at first, but it gets better over time. Always ask your preceptor questions. Don't attempt skills or tasks that you aren't comfortable doing unless your p...
  9. MedSurg to GI

    Hi, I actually did not. I hit the 2 years and 3 months mark in med surge and felt like I needed to do something entirely different. I am now working as a case manager in the same hospital. It is a part-time position so I still am thinking of applying...
  10. Help! I failed.... now what?

    What Kgs2017 said. The only thing I used to study was Uworld. They have about 2,000 questions in their bank. I reviewed for NCLEX in 1 month. I would wake up, do about 75 questions, remediate, and jot down unfamiliar content. That was my daily mornin...
  11. New Graduate

    My suggestion is to apply to every nursing job you can find. Go to every interview you can get, and weight out your offers. Any experience is better than no experience while waiting out for that hard-to-land hospital job. It will look much better on ...
  12. 12 Hour Shifts Issue

    The only advice I can give is to have a sleep routine. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day, even on your days off. Your body will eventually get used to it. I don't even need to set an alarm, my body just wakes up around the same time.
  13. Rude nurses

    It may seem strange, but I find it very believable. I don't know where OP is from, but in many Asian countries, students start college early due to different academic systems. I was born in the US but studied abroad for high school and college and I ...
  14. The only thing I can think of that you can get into as a new RN that would offer M-F is a clinic job or public health. Working weekends and holidays are synonymous with hospital nursing for the most part.
  15. New Nurse, terrible shift

    Sorry for your loss. I feel your pain from losing a father, but it will get better. You will feel better with the flow of time and keeping the good memories of your mother. Nursing is the same, the longer you do it the more you will feel comfortable ...