susummers1

susummers1

Trauma Med Surg, Telemetry, Education

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susummers1 has 8 years experience and specializes in Trauma Med Surg, Telemetry, Education.

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  1. I'm sorry you are going through this. I agree to apply everywhere you can. Sometimes it's just luck of the draw. With your experience though that can only help you. Don't feel self-conscious about where you've been working, embrace it, you've worked ...
  2. Yacker Tracker in the NICU ???

    Don't be insulted. I have worked in hospitals that have them and they never really were perceived as a big issue. It helped remind us and visitors to be quiet. Most facilities are probably doing it because quiet environment is an HCAHPS question. I w...
  3. What Do You Love About Nursing?

    I'm sorry that this is all making you feel this way. Nursing is wonderful. School is tough and so is working in the nursing field. But like any job people complain and vent. It makes it much easier to deal with some of the hard stuff that is going on...
  4. I Really Want To Pursue Nursing But I Have Doubts...

    Well first nursing is a wonderful profession and people who go into it are skilled workers. Nurses get to see the whole patient when the physicians are only seeing a portion for about 10-15 minutes a day. With that being said nursing and nursing scho...
  5. Do your Doctors require BLS?

    Recently this topic has come up at my facility. Our providers are not required to keep their BLS, it's not even a requirement for the job. Our specialists (hospitalist, trauma surgeons, mostly inpatient) are required to have ACLS, ATLS etc. But our c...
  6. I agree with most everything I have read! 1. Managers who are so out of touch 2. short staffing 3. rude patients and families 4. double charting 5.the constant audits that show areas for improvement but no one is held accountable so it stays the sa...
  7. Best Small Cities/Towns Nurse Salary/Cost of Living Ratio

    It honestly depends, will you be staying on the west coast? If so the salaries out there are much higher than most other states. I moved from a relatively large community in Illinois to a smaller one in North Dakota and the salary for nursing is abou...
  8. Med Surg Certification Study Tools

    The one that my hospital purchased to "loan" out to staff to study was Lippincott's Review for Medical Surgical Certification. The book did have good information in it. The MSNCB and the ANCC websites both offer review questions as well. Good luck
  9. ER Interview Time!

    They usually just like for you to schedule that much time for them in case it does go over. They may have a peer interview portion, a tour, or even have you meet with HR to go over benefits prior. Congrats
  10. Suck It IN

    Great post, and congrats on the weight loss. I am a serious stress eater and I always come up with the best excuses. I need to get some motivation like you!
  11. Would you report this error?

    Definitely let your supervisor know. Did you talk with the patient to see if they did in fact receive their medication early that one day? The person did own up to the mistakes to you but if she did not inform the supervisor or "write up" the mistake...
  12. Monster, RN

    It definitely does not make you a monster. I've had situations where I've cried and others I was like eh, gotta get back to work. Through it all I questioned burnout, if there was something wrong with my sympathy chip. I decided it was a good thing, ...
  13. If you like patient care but not the huge patient load have you thought about and ICU setting or maybe a clinic job? If you are good at what you do but intimidated by the large ratios maybe look into the specialized care a bit more where the patient ...
  14. Attention nurse bullies... and victims!!

    In one of my jobs I encountered horizontal violence. At the time I was not aware of what was happening but I knew I was unhappy, would cry all the time and dread my job. I ended up leaving that job shy of a year because I was ready to quit nursing. T...
  15. Terminated After Two Months!!

    If you want to get nursing skills I would go to a medical/surgical unit, or even a rehab. Those types of units would help with basic nursing skills, intuition, and confidence building. I would suggest maybe a facility with a residency program that ha...