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aship has 4 years experience as a BSN.

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  1. Hi guys! Does anyone have good ideas about work from home nursing jobs? I am vaguely familiar with what's out there but not sure where to start. Thanks!
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    New mom working full time

    Thanks everyone. Im trying to not get anxious about all this because I know people just make it work. I just don't want to be miserable and exhausted if I can avoid it.
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    New mom working full time

    Hey everyone! I've kind of hinted at this question before but wondering if anyone has tips about working full-time night shift with a newborn? I'll have 12 weeks off so that's good but I'm starting to get anxious about how child care will work, my husband getting rest when I'm not around, feeling like I'm missing time with her, and just overall stress level. Ideally I'd like to work part time just don't know if that's an option right now. Thanks for any advice
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    PMHNP programs in Ohio

    Hey everyone, Any recommendations on best programs in Ohio? And if not Ohio then good distance learning programs?
  5. Hi everyone, I just started working on a med-surg for my first nursing job. Before being a nurse, my background was in mental health. I intentionally didn't seek out any psych nursing positions because I wanted to see if I would like other areas before going back to comfort zone. Two weeks in and I'm starting to feel like I already want to transfer to psych. My long-term goal is to go back to school to be a PMHNP. Here are my questions. 1) Is it totally sketchy to somehow ask for a transfer after 2 weeks of orientation? 2) If I don't transfer, has anyone found that med-surg skills transfer well? 3) What areas are PMHNP mostly employed in? Ideally, I'd like to be in an outpatient mental health center. Thanks!
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    Cardiology & Neurology Floor--First Job

    Yes, thank you so much for the advice! I feel a little bit more rushed to make a decision because nursing was my second degree and I belabored that decision super long so I just don't want to sit on it too much longer.
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    First job advice & future goals

    Thank you for this advice!!
  8. Hello everyone, I will likely be accepting a job offer on a Cardiology/Neurology floor. Can anyone recommend resources that would helpful as I prepare myself for this? I'd like to know more detail about many of the conditions that I will find so I will better be able to take care of people. The nurse manager mentioned a few things off hand...stroke, pneumonia, Afib with rvr, etc. Thanks!
  9. Hey everyone, I just received my BSN and trying to decide the best place to start based on my long term goals. I eventually want to get into advance practice are my areas of interest are: public/community, mental, and women's health. I know there is no such thing as a "perfect" job but I'm not sure what avenue to pursue. The options so far are in order of top consideration are: -Work for 1 year as a psych RN and then apply for PMHNP -Work for 1 year in community/public health and then apply for MSN/MPH -Work for 1 year in med/surg and then apply for FNP I really don't see myself doing bedside nursing forever, even though I don't turn my nose up to this at all because I know it's valuable experience. I guess I'm kind of on the holistic health bandwagon and more interested in providing education/prevention. However, I don't want to be too general and lose clinical skills which is why at this time I am leaning more towards PMHNP. Thanks for any help!
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    Nursing jobs in Akron

    Would you say it's probably best not to start outpatient in terms of getting good experience?
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    Question about Preceptorship

    Ok great! I was actually leaning towards ED/ICU. Would you recommend one over the other?
  12. Hey Everyone! Where would you recommend doing a Preceptorship? Long-term I probably want to be an NP in an outpatient but know I need a lot of experience. I want to challenge myself while I'm preceptoring so just wondering it anyone has recommendations! Thanks!
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    GPA for grad school?

    Hey all, I'll likely end up finishing my accelerated BSN program with a 3.3-3.4. Although that's pretty decent I had hoped to get at least a 3.5. Most grad programs I've seen have a minimum GPA of 3.0, but realistically how likely is it that I can get into a decent school with my GPA? I know I can probably get into a school somewhere but I don't really want to attend a place that has low standards. Thanks everyone!
  14. Hey everyone! I'm in a 15 month BSN program and will be graduating in August. I know it's probably pretty normal to feel unprepared when you first start out but I really want to feel as confident as possible when I start working. So I have a few questions. First, I've heard mixed reviews about getting a nurse tech job vs. not getting one. A few people said that they learned a lot while others said they just ended up cleaning up after people all day. I just got married so trying not to overload my schedule so would only want to pursue a nurse tech job if it's worth my while. I will have my preceptorship soon so I'm thinking this will give me enough experience? Also, I've heard that med-surg is the best type of job to get starting out. Is this true? I've had thoughts of eventually wanting to go back to school to be a Nurse Practitioner so really just wanting to start myself off on the right foot getting experience. And any job hunting tips would be helpful too! Thanks all!
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    Good Pharmacology Reference

    I guess I'm just looking for something that groups all the ACE inhibitors, ARB's, etc. together. Does that make sense? I like your suggestion though, and yes I'm a student!
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    Good Pharmacology Reference

    Hey everyone, I took Pharmacology already but looking for a pocket size book that would be a good quick reference. I have an app on my phone that has most drugs on it but I want something that organizes everything into classes so I don't have to look it up individually. Thanks!