FatsWaller

FatsWaller BSN, RN, EMT-B

ER/Trauma/Travel ICU/Critical Care Transport
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FatsWaller has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in ER/Trauma/Travel ICU/Critical Care Transport.

Pre-Med Bachelors--> Medical Assistant--> EMT and Volunteer Firefighter--> Accelerated BSN--> ER/Trauma RN-->Travel ICU 

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  1. I appreciate the response and the advice. I've wanted this path ever since starting RN school so I know its what I want and there are a lot of reasons for it. I know just based on the nursing skills I have now and the way I think Ill make an amazing ...
  2. Hey all, looking for insight or recommendations for online MSN ED. Programs that provide actual grades/GPA. WGU and Capella only do “competency based” and I’ll need a GPA to be able to move on to CRNA one day. Any Help or advice is much appreciate...
  3. Capella, or other recommendations with a goal of CRNA

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  4. long story kinda short, I’m one of the people whose path to CRNA will be much longer than most. I’ve come to terms with that and I’m willing to do what it takes. That being said, my first undergraduate degree (10 years ago) was a complete failure GPA...
  5. Hate my new hospital culture 2 days in, is it me?

    Very few protocols, about 5 or 6, of which the majority is just lab work orders. And they do not include very much. The cardiac protocol does not even have an EKG as part of it. And it has been made very clear we are not to initiate the orders if it ...
  6. Hate my new hospital culture 2 days in, is it me?

    I am glad to know someone else here who has worked there agrees. I know I am not the only one. In fact, it's sad, many of the staff I have talked to say they cannot stand working there and hate. Because so many hate working here the overall attitudes...
  7. Super quick background on myself, born and raised in California, went to undergrad in Oregon went to RN school in Kentucky. Got a job at a trauma heavy, busy, high acuity Trauma I center following graduation and was thrown right into sick patients, c...
  8. "I Narcanned Your Honor Student"

    I mean I am not saying that everyone can't cope differently. How you cope with this profession is not mine or any one else's business. OP said that this message "Deeply Disturbed" him/her, and its my observation/opinion that if a simple sticker deepl...
  9. "I Narcanned Your Honor Student"

    This bumper sticker is on my clipboard at work If you don't get it or find it insulting/inappropriate, you are in for a world of hurt if you end up working as a nurse, especially in ER/ICU/Psych. When you Narcan the exact same people every SHIFT! I ...
  10. 30% of Nurses Leaving the Workforce - 2017 Salary Survey Results Part 2

    I do find it interesting that California, as usual is one of the top states "suffering" from a nursing shortage, but is one of the states that also makes if extremely hard for a new graduate RN to find a job. I had to relocate to Kentucky just to lan...
  11. NREMT Paramedic/AEMT Challenge

    This seems to be such a hot topic, but I disagree with a few of the posters. It is completely dependent on where you work and what department you work in, especially if you have a specialty certification (TCRN, CFRN, CCRN, CEN, CTRN). I work as a tra...
  12. ER vs Trauma Nurse

    My ER is also a trauma 1 hospital, we have a trauma room with 4 bays(stretchers) where our emergent issues roll into. We generally have a "room 9" (trauma room) nurse who is assigned to it at every shift and this nurse runs the trauma from a nursing ...
  13. Propofol Dosing in ER

    The ER I work in if the patient isn't adequately sedated by just propofol and the threat of extubation exists then we just tack on fentanyl and versed drip. Same vise versa. I prefer Fentanyl and versed drips and I advocate for it if possible but if ...
  14. I work in a very busy ER that is also a trauma department, and although there is alot of drama, there is also an insane amount of camaraderie. I have noticed ER's and some of the intense or bigger ICU's tend to form bonds along the nurses in a simila...
  15. I mean I had an instructor who just used the questions in the book word for word and must have used some sort of study bank as there were certain quizlets online that contained information that was 99% her exams. In my opinion, if your an instructor ...