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Serhilda ADN, RN

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Serhilda is a ADN, RN and specializes in Cardiac Telemetry, ICU.

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  1. Reusing N95's is unfortunately still occurring around the country although from what I've heard, using them for multiple weeks at a time is less common now. I haven't heard of units staffing tele floors quite that poorly but likely, California (like Massachusetts, where I am currently) passed a law to exempt employers from abiding by staffing laws due to the pandemic. Can't say for sure. My non-union hospital has been upstaffing due to the pandemic actually. Given all the nurses that have been laid off/furloughed, there's no excuse for not cross-training them to adequately staff other floors. Just my two cents.
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    ICU Residency ; How I got let go.

    Telling someone they shouldn't have even bothered to become a nurse is grossly inappropriate. I'm sorry that happened. A lot of times, the unit's culture can be a big influencing factor on a person's success during orientation. It drives the expectations, the norms, and the standards. Some are more understanding than others if you make a mistake while others attribute every action as a reflection of your critical thinking/competence. Going into a level 1 trauma ICU isn't a good idea for any new grad, but I have no doubt you'd do perfectly fine elsewhere with a more typical acuity.
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    allnurses has Become so Politicized

    I'm sure we've all heard this before, but why not go ahead and define power in this sense. Who and what does it look like, specifically, and how is this something exclusive for white people?
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    allnurses has Become so Politicized

    Shove it all in the breakroom, problem solved. When leftist opinions aren't allowed to be front and center in any aspect of life though, outcry ensues. Mind you, I'm saying this as someone who typically votes democrat but I can't help acknowledging the obvious. If you treat "black lives matter" posts as you would every other post and categorize them appropriately, you're racist and not acknowledging a "public health crisis." Politics/biases affect nursing, be it misogyny, homophobia, etc. None are more deserving of attention. Honestly, it's just another way to twist people's arms into broadcasting certain views and certain views only.
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    Unionizing during a Pandemic – Another story from the bedside

    I switched from a union hospital to a non-union hospital here in Massachusetts. Guess which one had better PPE and pay? Needless to say, I'll never work for a union hospital again if I can avoid it. All the MNA did was write a ~strongly worded~ letter to the hospital I previously worked for. They were shaking in their boots at the union's power, I'm sure. So afraid they proceeded to cut 401k contributions a couple weeks later. Man, just wait until they read the next letter. That'll show 'em!
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    My one chance at MICU

    I'm assuming you're in an accelerated BSN program with a previous bachelor's degree? If so, yes I would take this position for the reasons stated above. It's incredibly difficult for new graduates to find a job right now and many that did land jobs, are being let go during orientation. It's less costly to fire the new grad than to lay off the nurse with 2 years of experience. If you have your ADN and a current job though, wait for the ideal location. I will say though, there's never "one chance" to work in any specialty. Just keep that in mind.
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    Trump Goes Maskless

    If he makes any action now to suggest the pandemic is as serious as it's been portrayed, how could he explain his repeated dismissal of warnings and signs of impending disaster for months? He can't. What would he say? Whoopsies, there goes the economy and thousands of lives?
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    Co worker

    Men are typically seen as more competent solely for being male, hence why it's relevant to his incompetence being ignored/unnoticed.
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    Failed nursing school(technically)

    I have no advice regarding your appeal, but I will say her response to your stethoscope breaking was awful. I wish it surprised me though. Back when I was in nursing school, we had this new professor. She'd never worked in a hospital setting yet felt competent enough to teach acute care nursing. She was the only professor to fail students out of clinicals and completed "sock checks" every morning. Wrong type of socks? Kicked out of clinical. Anyway, as others have said, start preparing for a plan B here. I've never heard of an appeal working out in the student's favor but good luck.
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    New Grad Nurse Unlicensed but Want to Help in NY

    No offense, but your help isn't direly needed like you seem to believe it is. There isn't a shortage of nurses, nor is it total chaos as it's been portrayed in the media. Where there has been chaos, it's been in a select few ICUs. The fact of the matter is thousands of experienced nurses are out of jobs, from travel nurses whose NY COVID contracts were canceled because they weren't needed, to PACU and OR nurses. Focus on building a foundation for your career. Many new graduate are having trouble finding a job at all, so my advice would be to take what you can get.
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    What is your "favorite" procedure?

    Wound care! Give me all the worst wounds. Stage 4 pressure ulcers, maggots in dead tissue, doesn't matter to me. The more extreme, the more satisfying it is to fix people up.
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    Sphygmomanometer that doesn't suck

    I picked up one from Walgreens years back when I was in my first semester. Did the job. Couldn't complain.
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    CVICU to something new

    I've never worked ICU, but cardiac tele was wonderful. It required a lot of strategizing with how on earth I was going to manage my time. Night shift had predictable downtime but everything else was constant movement. Patients were either doing great and bound to be discharged or you were with em back and forth all night. Little in between.
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    Judy Mikovitz, Ph D and Anthony Fauci, MD

    Seriously? You have no idea what's true and what isn't? Why are you, or anyone else for that matter, giving this quack any consideration? Do your research on every single one of her claims through a reliable source just like you did in nursing school and the truth versus conspiracy isn't difficult to differentiate.
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    pay scale for boston RN's?

    Yes, "these people" being Bostonians. I'm not sure what you're alluding to when mentioning perception here though. Their perceptions are indeed influenced by their biases and my perception is influenced by their prejudice behavior toward myself and others. I have no tolerance for it which is probably pretty apparent.
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    New grad

    Well Boston already had a surplus of nurses, so now with elective procedures having been canceled and censuses being down, the market is even worse and may continue declining. Just my two cents. Some hospitals are on a hiring freeze and they're having to cancel nurses because they're simply not needed. I would highly suggest NOT moving to Boston or the surrounding area at this time, especially as a new graduate. It's a volatile market right now. If I were a new grad and had the opportunity to relocate, I would start somewhere that hasn't been hit as hard by COVID just to get a better orientation and have job security.
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