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NurseIndependa specializes in Emergency Department.

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  1. Anyone attend UTMB?

    Bump... Anyone?? I am looking at this school as well.
  2. crna vs Md

    Which one costs more? Because I have read that going to med school in the Caribbean is incredibly expensive, roughly a quarter of a million dollars including food, transportation and accommodations. Attending CRNA school might be expensive too but it...
  3. Is 1.5 years in Med-Surg too short?

    My dream job is to work for the VA so I would not leave because of what has been happening recently. It is unfair, but you are thinking about getting your masters and advancing anyways so in the long run this won't hinder you.
  4. Working 12s and having a dog/puppy

    I would recommend doggie daycare. If it is a good facility, they will be clean. I think it is worth it because when we took my dog, he came home tired and slept the whole next day too. Your puppy will become well trained socially through doggie dayca...
  5. Getting bored. Recommedations?

    I need to add my input on this part of your statement. There is not always more documentation than med surg, but in my ER there is still hourly rounding and expected patient updates like approximately what time the IN infusion stopped. There's tediou...
  6. Your Experience In Nurse Residency

    Honestly, I just applied to a wide range of programs in the surrounding area. All of them were at well respected hospitals, had at least 12 weeks of orientation and allowed me to work on a unit I was interested in. Also, some programs I looked at pai...
  7. Cross fingers and toes please!

    Good luck to you!! My husband is military, so I hate that constant state of unknown that you are talking about! It is really hard to make any sort of goal
  8. What do you like the most about nursing?

    My 4 days off Being able to help others A good paying job offer upon graduation (unlike my friends who had easier college majors) The flexibility of pursuing different types of specialities & graduate programs
  9. FNP wanting to specialize

    I honestly think it just depends. I have a friend who is a AGNP, yet she works in a OB GYN office specializing in oncology.
  10. New Grad ER Nurse!

    ALWAYS be nice to your techs. They do so much for you. And when you are caught up with orders, offer to help others. They will see you going the extra mile & help you when they can (if they are decent people). Breathe. Always prioritize. I had 4...
  11. Nurse pt ratio in the er

    We are 1:4. If someone gets an ICU pt or trauma, other nurses are supposed to step in to help out with the remaining patients. If we are really under staffed and have to open the back part of the ER, we get 5 patients.
  12. No longer want to be a floor nurse

    Nursing has a lot of options. Look into insurance companies, hospitals or other healthcare facilities for job openings. You could even go back to school and become a nurse practitioner, informaticist, educator or administrator.
  13. Any Emory Students or Grads?

    It looks like the Emergency NP program has more clinical time in trauma/emergency departments and that you are more prepared for skills like suturing, diagnostics, etc. FNP clinicals are more focused in community settings with specialty clinic rotati...
  14. Why Nursing Sucks...

    Can we get administration to understand that too? I feel like the obsession with satisfaction scores is the biggest underlying issue. I get that hospitals want to have excellent ratings, but they can't burn out their nurses at the same time with high...
  15. Why Nursing Sucks...

    The culture shock from nursing school to bedside nursing is INSANE & I can't see myself doing bedside nursing for the long haul. Your post hit the nail on the head.