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  1. Florida Sun RN

    I have not worked as a nurse since graduation.

    I know where I live, if you’re an RN, you “cannot work beneath your license!” I know the original poster of this thread is NOT an RN but because she is an equivalent of an LPN, she’s may not be able to get a job like what you’re suggesting unless she just starts out as an aide of some sort (not letting them know that she has education and a license) and does that crap job but I do not think she wants to do that. Basically she would be in the same predicament but unable to do things that her license allows.
  2. Florida Sun RN

    I think I'm gonna quit nursing

    Yes I’m BSN thinking about a masters in education. What did you do in your job?
  3. Florida Sun RN

    I have not worked as a nurse since graduation.

    Well kudos to you Michelle! I DO have a positive attitude. I put in the work to find what works for me. I’m not a quitter. I don’t want her to quit after all she’s worked for. The original poster of this thread said that she worked for a minute and didn’t feel comfortable. I felt the same. I can only assume that she was in a SNF or other awful environment. You think throwing her in your environment is going to make her comfortable or allow her to thrive? I think not. That’s why I replied to her thread and offered her advice. That’s what she wanted - advice - for other avenues she could pursue and succeed without feeling completely overwhelmed and fearful. She didn’t ask to read a bashing of another person’s comment. Thank you, next...
  4. Florida Sun RN

    I think I'm gonna quit nursing

    Congratulations! I envy you! What will you be going for?
  5. Florida Sun RN

    I think I'm gonna quit nursing

    Don’t you need a degree in informatics? How do you get a job like this? What do you look for in an ad? I have a bachelors in business management and HR. What exactly do you do?
  6. Florida Sun RN

    Anyone else regret becoming a nurse?

    Yes yes and yes! mtnNurse !!! Thank you for your reply! I also cringe when I hear about someone wanting to go into nursing and tell them not to do it! I also read about that nurse and that Med error. How tragic. We are so overworked in these hospitals with understaffing and high census but in the end, it’s all about the dollar. We don’t have time to actually CARE FOR our patients. N:P should be 2-3:1, not 5-6-7-24:1! It’s insane. That’s why I got out of that environment- it’s not safe for us or the patients. How many times have I read in our board of nursing newsletters about staffing ratios It’s not rocket science. Stop it with “there’s a nursing shortage!” No there isn’t, hospitals only care about hiring less people to take care of more patients. It’s such a racket. Try looking for a position in primary care. Apply to the medical assisting jobs then tell them you’re RN. They may want to talk to you. A big part of why I wanted to get into primary care is that I really love working as a nurse in primary. I am not miserable in this environment because I love the patients, that’s why I was drawn back in. I KNOW I’m a darn good nurse. I actually care about them. So many nurses and medical assistants don’t. I get to spend actual time with my patients. I get to educate them and talk to them and learn about them and see them over and over again and watch them progress through their medical issues. When they become well, I know I played a part in that. They appreciate me and I appreciate them because I learn from them! We help each other!
  7. Florida Sun RN

    Anyone else regret becoming a nurse?

  8. Florida Sun RN

    I have not worked as a nurse since graduation.

    You should try getting into primary care (outpatient doctors office). Look on Indeed for these jobs) Forget nursing homes! You won’t be able to handle 24 patients and that huge Med cart. (Read my most recent post). You will then work days and maybe a Saturday here and there. You may not make a ton of money to begin with but maybe over time you will. I’m BSN studying for a medical assistant certification so I don’t have to deal with understaffed hospitals, patient overload and uncaring nursing homes. I don’t really care that I won’t make $60k - I just want a little job that I can succeed and grow with and not worry about getting canned because I’m not good enough or worrying about killing someone. I wish you you the best. Let me know what you find!
  9. Florida Sun RN

    LPN CERTIFIED IN BOTOX AND DERMAL INJECTIONS

    How do you find out in your state if you can do Botox and fill administration? I would love to do this!
  10. Florida Sun RN

    Anyone else regret becoming a nurse?

    And not to be mean but those of you that have sailed through and have your dream job need not respond.
  11. Florida Sun RN

    Anyone else regret becoming a nurse?

    I have been a nurse for almost five years. I’ve been in every job possible; nursing homes with 22 patients and paper charting, rehab facilities with 24 patients on EMR on a tiny laptop dragging that stupid 500 lb med cart everywhere, not having all meds in the cart, and having to go all over looking for supplies, yet having to pass meds on 24 patients in two hours (ya good luck with that!) I have been bullied by old lady nurses telling me to “get a thick skin, stop asking stupid questions, and figure it out yourself!” (Yes an older nurse of 30 years said this to my face!) To make matters worse, I spoke to the DON in the same facility and asked her how I was doing in my job (I thought I was catching on and doing pretty good) and she said “go back to your nursing books, learn how to do an assessment then come back when you learned something!”, and was fired on the spot. I have worked in “world class care” hospitals working day/night rotations on two 12s and two 8s (starting at 11p - 7a?Thank you, next) I worked another straight night hospital and was told that I don’t have good critical thinking skills, while I run around with my head cut off caring for only 4-5 pts as the 20 year old new grads sit around on their phones all 12 hours and chart the entire shift. I still don’t feel like I can do this freaking job or feel like I may kill someone! It all sucks to me. Why did I ever think I could do this and become an OR nurse someday? I regret every single day that I didn’t get out after first semester (but I didn’t want to show my kids or my husband I was a quitter!) My first year of nursing I had four jobs as mentioned above, and said screw this - I’ll never make it. I went back to HR and office administration and felt the pull back to nursing a year later. I landed a job in another state working primary care as an RN and I was dang good at it. I was the happiest I had ever been in any job! I was rooming patients, giving injections on my own schedule, assisting doctors with procedures. I loved my job and my coworkers but I still had my sights set high that I could be a good hospital nurse. Here I sit after spending 10k$ of my own cash on my stupid BSN and graduating last May with honors and no job to speak of (yes I apply to all sorts of RN/BSN jobs and go to lots of interviews). I was unemployed all of last year because I moved back to my home state and left my awesome primary job that I loved (why why why??). No one is going to hire me without much experience for the last five years. I don’t list all the jobs I have worked for two months here, three months there, etc, so it looks like I haven’t done anything or learned jack except my primary care gig for a year and a per diem position that I don’t even get approved for! I can’t keep flip flopping from admin to nursing so I am currently studying to get a medical assisting certification so I can work in the primary care environment (offices in my town require a certification and don’t hire RNs as MAs)making $10 less an hour than regular nursing jobs in these god awful facilities and understaffed hospitals. At least I will have A JOB. I should have just been a medical assistant all along and saved me and my husband tens of thousands of dollars. I want to know if any of you will take the time and tell me your nightmare story or a story that started out bad but got better. Do you also regret becoming a nurse? I would love to hear from you! Thanks for reading.
  12. Florida Sun RN

    Any nurses dealing with Tinnitus?

    Just trying to help your issue with tinnitus. Sorry.
  13. Florida Sun RN

    Scared.....No Nursing?

    I feel your pain. Four and a half years ago I got my RN. I worked my tail off in nursing homes and rehab facilities. I was told the same thing. You're too slow, no time management, incompetent, don't know how to do an assessment! the following is another comment I recently posted: I became a nurse due to a tragedy and I regret it. I will say it ... nursing sucks. Not everyone is cut out to be a floor nurse. Seasoned nurses make you feel inadequate, units are cliquey, managers run you ragged and working nights is the pits if you aren't a night person. If I could do it all over again, I would get a certified medical assistant certification and see how you like primary care and working in a doctor office. I'm currently working in primary care because it is better for me. It is an environment I strive in. Floor nursing isn't for everyone. Get out now while you still can. There is always other areas such as physical therapy or radiology. Whenever I hear someone wants to go to nursing school- I tell them DONT do it. That at being said, I felt like I could make a better floor nurse if I had a BSN. $10k later, I'm still not good enough. (I graduated BSN in May) I'm still searching to find my niche and I believe it's in a doctors office without the 12 hour shifts, no nights or weekends and a better quality of life. Sure you won't be making $30 but it's what you need to figure out for yourself. Going to nursing school and getting in this field actually has ruined my life so far but I'm trying to continue to find a way to make this work.
  14. Florida Sun RN

    RN's are you happy with your career, why or why not?

    I became a nurse due to a tragedy and I regret it. I will say it ... nursing sucks. Not everyone is cut out to be a floor nurse. Seasoned nurses make you feel inadequate, units are cliquey, managers run you ragged and working nights is the pits if you aren't a night person. If I could do it all over again, I would get a certified medical assistant certification and see how you like primary care and working in a doctor office. I'm currently working in primary care because it is better for me. It is an environment I strive in. Floor nursing isn't for everyone. Get out now while you still can. There is always other areas such as physical therapy or radiology. Whenever I hear someone wants to go to nursing school- I tell them DONT do it.
  15. Florida Sun RN

    Any nurses dealing with Tinnitus?

    It sound like you have symptoms of Menieres diesease. Search for "John of Ohio" John's Menieres Treatment He has a vitamin regime that I have followed since 2006 to alleviate my symptoms. The best supplement for tinnitus is Vinpocetine. You can get it at Vitamin Shoppe. One tab twice a day. Start with one once a day for a few weeks. Good luck
  16. Florida Sun RN

    Best Advice for a Nursing Student

    I would say run as fast as you can and dont look back. My experience in nursing has been horrible. I say instead of going for the big guns and getting an RN or LPN degree - start with something small like a CMA or RMA. These types of jobs are during normal business hours, and dont have you juggling your own patients, med pass, treatments and all the BS you have to deal with concerning lazy aids, backstabbing coworkers and bosses that show favoritism. Also there is no dealing with working the night shift or rotating day/nights and the traumatic effects it has on your system. There is also human resources and other degrees such as a physician assistant or radiology positions that are just as fulfilling.
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