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  1. I'm a relatively new nurse myself and I haven't run into this, but, if this happened to me during orientation, I'd just chalk it up to experience and view the extra time as beneficial to me and my education as a nurse. I feel like orientation is very expensive to the hospital and want to earn my keep any way I can. That said, if this "rounding" happened after orientation, I'd be at HR in a heartbeat.
  2. Hey All, Thanks for the replies. Quick update. I did apply and they interviewed me for a nurse job which hadn't yet been posted, and...I got it. This is my dream job at my dream hospital so I'm absolutely thrilled.
  3. Thank you. I did apply; just waiting to hear back.
  4. Hello All, I'm a fairly recent grad working at a small psychiatric facility. I've been here less than a year. My passion is all things brain-related and I came across an opening for a PCT at a world-class facility here in my hometown. This organization is cutting-edge and I would be more than willing to accept the pay cut just to get a foot in the door and to be at the gold-standard for neuro care. My question is, do any of you think they would consider me for hire? Also, is this a path to a nursing job, or would I forever be seen as "just a tech." IMHO, the techs are the ones who keep everything running, but I have encountered some negative attitudes from nurses and docs.
  5. dbabz

    Nclex Wait time is killing me

    When I was in school preparing for NCLEX, I just scoffed at the people who said it was the longest 48 hours of their lives. I was thinking that if I finished after 75 questions, no problem. Hah! I let my mind wander to all of the far-off possibilities and it was, in fact, the longest 48 hours of my life. It's probably no comfort, but I'm sure you passed. Enjoy that big sigh of relief that's headed your way.
  6. Thanks all. Interestingly, I never did mention it, but the medical doc has been ordering b.i.d checks for some of the patients. Haven't had any need for insulin yet.
  7. Thanks. Does this include patients on metformin? And, I'd agree, A1c more appropriate if only done @ three month mark and annually.
  8. Told discharging patient he had script for abx d/t syphillis. Pt: "What's that?" Me: "A sexually transmitted disease." Pt: "How do you get it? Do you get it from a girl, because..." (Pt stares off into space clearly trying to calculate last time he was with a girl.) Me: (Trying to be tactful) "You can get it from any sexual contact." Pt: "How do they even know I have it? Do they have to look at my hoo-hoo? I don't remember anyone looking at my hoo-hoo.
  9. dbabz

    Does anyone here actually like nursing?

    I would also add that it may seem like people are miserable because this is where we come to "vent." This site is kind of like a safety valve. I think fewer people post when things are going really well.
  10. dbabz

    I hate fake call outs.

    And setting up GoFundMe accounts.
  11. dbabz

    Stupid hurts.

    And poppers and lube.
  12. dbabz

    I hate fake call outs.

    Many years ago, I had a friend and coworker who called in sick at the drop of a hat (I was in the securities industry at the time.) When admonished by management for it, she complained to the rest of us that "it isn't my fault that I'm the kind of person who gets sick easily" (actually, given her lifestyle, it probably was her fault, but that's beside the point.) I explained to her that when she was hired, it was because there was a set of tasks that needed to be done. These tasks still need to be done whether or not it is her fault she's sick. If she isn't there, it falls to her coworkers to get these things done. This is not fair to the rest of the team. If you're truly that chronically ill, you should be on disability. She didn't get it. Continued to call in sick, we continued to pick up the slack.
  13. dbabz

    Stupid hurts.

    Sat on it by accident.
  14. dbabz

    Stupid hurts.

    Before doing acid in an unfamiliar place, take a moment to familiarize yourself with your surroundings in order to avoid walking through a plate glass window. -or- Don't do acid.

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