Kristiernbsn

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Kristiernbsn has 5 years experience and specializes in Psych, Addiction.

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  1. New Grad Offered Director Level Position?

    I think it might help if you were more specific about potential problems you see, rather than just saying "Run" and "red flags". I mean, I can definitely see some problems that could develop- like experienced nurses refusing to take direction from a ...
  2. RN Treating LPNs as Beneath Them

    I usually never know if I am working with a LPN or RN until I need help with something, and ask so I don't go outside someone's scope of practice. When I was a LPN, I was insecure at times, and sensitive to anything that sounded like a put down. For ...
  3. Old and Ready to Give Up

    I'm 58, and in my second year as RN BSN- five years ago I passed the NCLEX PN. I interviewed a LOT before finally landing a job I love in a rehabilitation hospital working with TBI patients. I encountered a lot of ageism although I was #1 in my gradu...
  4. And I would agree with you completely. Even with a portable, wearable vent, it would be difficult. But somehow I think this gal just might beat the odds and do it anyway. At least getting through school. Working in Acute care might be too risky. I'm...
  5. I think I read that she is getting the trach to AVOID being on a ventilator 20 hours a day-- that her pulm said she "can be mobile with a trach". Maybe I am wrong but I doubt she thinks she can do anything toward a nursing degree or working if vented...
  6. Wow. You are a really amazing person. You are still striving to get your RN so you can help others, while fighting through huge physical obstacles, yourself. Wishing you all the best! Beth is right, take care of yourself first, then go get that degre...
  7. It's just anaphylaxis

    At the camp I worked at, we had a book of standing orders for every OTC med we gave, as well as Epinephrine injections, just to CYA nursing staff. And careful documentation of symptoms and signs, as well as dosing criteria were always reviewed by our...
  8. Am I Making a Horrendous Mistake Choosing Nursing?

    My first response was an overwhelming NO you should not get into nursing, but I agree with Beth. You would definitely do well in the program, as testing is about 80% of your grades. The clinical portion of the program is pass/fail and if you are tech...
  9. Is it worth applying when you are still missing prereqs?

    I applied in December 2014 to the RN-BSN program I'm in when I still needed 35 hours. They gave me conditional acceptance, pending completion of the required classes. I busted my butt and earned 38 hours between January and August 2015 so I was ready...
  10. It's just anaphylaxis

    Admittedly, I'm naive. I'm not a school nurse, and I haven't quite finished my RN, although I'm a mother and grandmother of kids who have allergies. Isn't there a budget with which you can buy an emergency EpiPen to keep in your office to save a lif...
  11. I'm a Man, Can I be Successful as An OB Nurse

    Except, as others have pointed out, opposite sex nurses who are doing vaginal exams or doing anything where the genitalia is involved should have another licensed or unlicensed present just as doctors NPs, etc. must have someone else in the room duri...
  12. I'm a Man, Can I be Successful as An OB Nurse

    Whether or not it's fair to you, most patients will be uncomfortable with you as their nurse. I think women wonder about your motives, at least subconsciously, as to why you would choose L&D as your field. There's something primal about women ass...
  13. Unemployed x13 Months - Help!

    Ageism does exist! When I was looking at schools, I had two admissions representatives say that I probably wouldn't get into their nursing programs because I was a "nontraditional student". I didn't choose those schools, and I not only got into a gre...
  14. What you didn't know

    Every once in a while, I read something like this and think that maybe I DON'T want to be a Labor and Delivery nurse (I have 10 years of experience in the OB/Gyn area and always thought that when I graduate with my BSN next year, I would go that dire...
  15. Lowest stress (still great pay) nursing specialties?

    Thank you a million times for your comments! I'm always amazed by the poor grammar and spelling I see in some posts. I couldn't have said it better!