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  1. Roo.RN

    Requesting No Students During Orientation

    It is not rude what so ever. You are the priority as a new employee and you should be getting that experience, especially if they expect you to be on your own soon. Those students will eventually become nurses and will have their own time to build their skills just as you are now. You are not taking anything away from them, promise.
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    Will be off orientation soon

    I don't think it was wrong if you to ask at all and I think of you told her the reason you told us she would be more understandable. But I promise you, you are most likely very ready to come off of orientation. I think everyone feels like they're not ready or are very anxious right beforehand but soon you will see that you can definitely do it. Plus, you can finally start to grow and find your own way. Know always to ask questions though, even if some of the experienced nurses there may seem like they don't like to be bothered. If they're good nurses they shouldn't mind at all.
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    Leaving LPN to accept RN seat?

    I would definitely look into it and maybe ask an advisor. But I would honestly highly consider leaving the LPN program in favor for the RN program if your accepted. Like others said, it will save you time and money if you think you'd be able to get through the program. In my ADN program LPNs were meshed into our class but only after the first semester. Thus, all the LPNs with having completed their programs, all bier experience, and the money they invested was only worth getting out of one semester out of the entire program...it may be different with where you were considering doing your bridge at but hope that it helps put it into perspective for you.
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    Pyxis question

    The main issue with discrepancies in regards to medication management systems like the Pyxis lay with controlled substances... So narcotics, benzos, etc. the other medications are the least of their concerns other than in regards to billing the patient. But even at that sometimes patients aren't even charged until the medication is scanned at some facilities. Hope that helps
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    Need advice, please

    I would most definitely take the ICU position. There you will get the time and training you deserve and I promise will make you a better nurse for what ever you decide to do afterwards. This is where you start your foundation and you build everything else off of. I will say in my experience, many leave the ED to come to the ICU because they want to learn and know how to do things right. It's a different world in the ED. Additionally, I do think that it would cause an issue, I'm sure that the ICU manager has already submitted to HR your acceptance and they're preparing for the next step.
  6. Roo.RN

    Board of Nursing calling me to give RN NCLEX results

    I'm not sure... Something doesn't sound quite right. I at least was never called by the BON, nor anyone else that I know of. Also, I feel like it even took a little while for my license number to even come across as well
  7. Roo.RN

    Attracted to a physician?!?

    I think it happens to all of us. Just as many have said, don't feed the wolf. Plus, physicians aren't worth it
  8. Roo.RN

    Max dose for humalog?

    It's good that you are questioning orders!! Never just give it because it's ordered. This might very well be an appropriate dose for that patient even though it is high and the blood sugar is below 150. What I do in these instances, is I look at their record... What have their blood sugars been and at that time what dose of insulin did they get each time... If they've been 130's or around there ans recieving that much insulin then they can definitely handle it. If not then I might see if their long acting insulin was recently adjusted and now we're seeing better over all coverage and maybe now a decreased need for bolus amount.
  9. Roo.RN

    New Grad, which job should I take?

    By far take option number 1... What you have look at is who is going to give you the best foundation. The program offered in option 1 is phenomenal, many facilities do that and many nurses would clamor at that type of orientation. No hesitation, I'd do it. This is the foundation for which everything else you do in nursing will be built off of.
  10. Roo.RN

    what can you do when a nurse sets you up

    There is always a chain of command. If you don't get the answers you, want elevate it to the next step up. Use it and follow it. This holds true in any scenario including with physicians. Everyone always answers to someone. I also don't think that asking management to have a sit down and mutual discussion with all parties present is a bad idea either. Good luck
  11. Roo.RN

    New & Confused RN

    I definitely have had feelings like this too. For me at least they come and go depending on how things have been. What I try to do is getting into new things. I've always been in the ICU so it may be different but there's little opportunities for growth and getting away from bedside which helps because it can be exhausting and we all need a little break. There is light at the end of the tunnel though and I don't think it necessarily means that nursing is wrong for you. Give it time, try to find ways to diversify yourself and see how that goes!
  12. Roo.RN

    should I get my LVN?

    If you've already decided you want to become a nurse then get your ADN for sure. There were many that were still able to work full time while in the program, albeit difficult, but definitely doable if that's a concern. Longterm-wise, your ability to find a good stable job anywhere and make good money has a much better outlook with your RN. To be honest, LVN/LPNs are being phased out of many different aspects of health care which is why many are going back to get their RN in an associate program. When they go back, they typically get to opt out of one semester. That's it. So all that hard work and money you have poured into your LVN/LPN program isn't worth much when it comes to going back to school and getting your RN. Do yourself the favor and just get it done. If you don't want to get your bachelors in nursing at this time, that's one thing and it's definitely easier to go back later on to finish that up. But honestly, go for it now.
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    I would definitely try to take more classes to get your GPA up... You could re-take ones you did poorly in but would benefit you for the program like chemistry, stats, etc. or take the ones you suggested if even possible. You have to be careful with those graduate courses because you don't know if they'll even be accepted where you're planning on getting your CRNA. Definitely get your CCRN, ACLS, and maybe even TNCC to make yourself more marketable. Above all else get some good ICU experience. Good luck!
  14. Roo.RN

    Villanova start fall 2017

    I applied at the beginning of October, how long did it take from you to hear from them after you applied? And then the interview from that? any insight as to what the interview entails??
  15. Roo.RN

    Villanova start fall 2017

    Congrats!! How long did it take from you to hear from them after you applied? And then the interview from that? How was the interview? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.