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  1. Ella2598

    Why do I always look high at work?

    Thank you so much everyone! I'm going to make another appointment with an ophthalmologist, and until then I'll try out some of the drops that have been recommended! 🙂
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    Why do I always look high at work?

    Hello! So I've been having this issue basically since I started nursing school, and I'm looking for advice. Whenever I go to clinical or have a 12 hr shift at work, my eyes are SO red. They feel a little strained, but it's more of the redness that is bothering me. I just started a new CNA job at an amazing hospital, and I feel like people think I'm high at work... It's that bad. I don't wear contacts. I visited an ophthalmologist last year, but he said everything looked normal and gave me eyedrops (which didn't end up helping). I'm thinking maybe I'm allergic to something in hospitals, or the harsh lighting is hurting my eyes. I know I'm tired during a 12 hr shift, but I feel like my eyes shouldn't be bloodshot everyday at work! My ophthalmologist told me it's not a big deal as long as they don't hurt/affect my vision. But every time I go to the bathroom during my shift and I see them in the mirror, I get so embarrassed. I look tired AF and honestly like I'm drunk or high. I've tried lots of eyedrops, but I'm still open to suggestions. I've heard the "red eye" eye drops aren't the best for your eyes, and the "dry eyes" drops aren't doing it for me. Anyone else struggling with this?? Advice would be greatly appreciated!!
  3. Ella2598

    New Grads path to L&D

    Thank you everyone!! This has been so helpful, I think I'll definitely try for a L&D preceptorship! :)
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    New Grads path to L&D

    Hey there! So I'm going to be graduating this May, and more than anything I want to work in L&D! I've seen some people saying their L&D unit loves to hire new grads, and others saying it's impossible. I've looked at L&D job postings in my area and it seems like sadly they all want atleast a year of experiance. I'm wondering if doing my preceptorship in L&D will be worth it, considering I likely won't be able to start off there. My question is does your unit hire new grads? if not, what floors do they hire from most? What would prepare me most? And how did you get your start in L&D? Thank you 🙂
  5. I know this is late but I go to Simmons in Boston for nursing, and MCPHS does not have the best reputation. NCLEX passing rate is less than impressive and they have trouble getting into good clinicals. I would look at Northeastern, and then Simmons and BC if you want to be in boston.
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    NYC New Grad?

    Hello! I'll be graduating in 2020 with my BSN from Simmons College in Boston, Mass. I'm wondering what the job scene is like in NYC for new grads.. Is it possible for a new-grad (from out of state w/o connections) to score a job in one of the bigger hospitals? I have experience in some of the big hospitals here (for clinical and PCA jobs) but I'm not sure that's going to help me much. Any tips to help me in my future job search would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  7. Hi nurses!! I am currently in my Med-Surg II clinical and I really love it. However, I am still sometimes feeling in the way, or that I am not spending enough time doing "hands-on" learning. Some days I am assigned to nurses who clearly love to teach, they will debrief the patient with me, pull me in to the pt's room when they give meds, have me watch as they do foley insertions, trach suctioning ect. I am SO grateful for this and I am not naive to the fact that having a nursing student around makes a nurses day more difficult. It is not your job to teach me, you have your own patients and plenty to do without me following you around. That being said, I have watched nurses roll their eyes and swear when my clinical instructor informs them that I have their patient. Any tips for being pro-active at clinical when I am feeling like the nurse wants me out of her hair? I do morning ADL's and morning+noon vitals but then I usually just chat with the pt or read up on their chart. I always ask the nurses if I can help with anything, but I typically get a "No, I'm okay!" Is there anything you like to see out of nursing students on your floor? P.S. A BIG FAT thankyou to all of you nurses out there who go out of your way to help students learn. You are so appreciated. :happy: