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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Aubrey Graham, Sep 8, 2015.
Eh, I'm actually not liking it nearly as much as I thought. Seriously considering other options.
One of the few fields where people are really in demand. You can live all over doing it too since there are so many openings
Become a CRNA if you can
I'm a hospital COO.. can answer anything you'd like.
my advice: work in a hospital and find a specialty you like. then work your way to be a director of a unit.
What if I want to be a COO?
I heard the other two guys got bored and left eventually
Not a good idea imo.
whats your current background?
Guy with too much schooling and student loan debt.
Celemo you need to let the reps know when nursing students are being toured around the OR, so we can plan ahead to take them out for drinks as a component of their orientation. Sleeping over equals extra CME credits. :)
Last line made me lol irl
Damn. I mean, I couldn't say that I cared much for what we were doing in clinical and stuff but I don't ever see myself ending up working with 75 year old hip replacement patients every day either.
Just finished my first semester of grad school after working critical care for 6 years. Interested to see how the next year goes. Feel good about my choice and have already had people talk to me about potential employment even though I graduate 12/16.
About to switch my major...again. Had a nice conversation with user: Celemo and decided Surgical tech wasn't all I thought it would be.
Going for Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist now. Will probably change again in 3 years. #blessed
I'm embarrassed to admit how long I've been in school with very little to show so you're not alone.
You sticking with it?
I had my first mental health clinical yesterday. Got sent to the youth floor. Holyyyy shit. That was an eye opener.
Ditto here. English degree at a private Catholic uni, waited tables for a year, decided on nursing. Literally 4 classes transferred. I've got 212 college credits and 2 degrees.
Thank God for my wife being so gung-ho on getting my student loans paid off quick. Started repayment at $127k.
Should address this. I felt almost every single clinical experience I had at that school was a waste of time. I learned more in my preceptroship than I did all in school. In fact, before I precepted, I was thinking about moving on and not even getting into nursing...I may have mentioned it before.
I just spent 12 hours in the nursery on the postpartum floor rocking babies for clinical so yeah I get what you're saying
that's not even the worst one.
The pretty much anything attached to community is the worst. hopefully that changed, because for me that was I think 3rd semester. One day a week I'd have to go to the lancaster county health center for 2 hours. then after that you'd go to your assigned person, and do home health nursing, and after that you'd go to your population, mine was the mens side of some homeless shelter. One project for your person and for your population. Both crazy easy, but total waste of time bullshit.
all worth it though.
God Community nursing clinical sucked balls. Most useless class/clinical rotation ever. And the real nursing comes after school. It gives you a pretty okay knowledge base but then you realize you know not that much. It's 90% on-the-job training.
Totally worth it, though.
I have a good friend who couldn't get in dental school so became a nurse. Ended up going to CRNA school and is as happy as he can be and does well.
A girl I use to date roommate was not a whore 80% of the time, although she fucked murse's from time to time.
Murse > Med rep
hardcorekickball is training to become a wet nurse.
Dental school thing is what happened with me. Ended up getting a pretty bad grade in Ochem 1 and failed Ochem 2 and even my retake grade wasn't good so I didn't even bother taking the DAT because I was set on staying in Lincoln and those grades probably were going to send me somewhere else IF I happened to get in somewhere. I also had a child in that time and didn't want to be screwing around attempting to get into dental schools all over the country.
My plan is to get my DNP as fast as I can. Kind of in an internal battle with myself because I know I want to be an NP, but I also know that theres going to be a lot to learn and some experience would definitely help me.
From a floor nurse standpoint, it'd be nice for you to have at least some bedside care. That way you'd be much more... relatable and trusted by them. It sounds stupid, but you'll be seen as having been "down in the trenches with them."
Nah it makes total sense. It's just something that if I get into the program right away, it's going to be really tough to turn down.
They want to get you into those programs super fast so they can get your money. Everyone I work with is on that tract I don't let into my patient rooms. They all have one thing in common incompetent.
They tried so hard to get my wife to go straight through. Gladly she decided to be a floor nurse instead of blowing that money and time. Floor experience is crucial to anyone wanting to go forward with DNp Imo.
I got my tncc last week.
For those of you boring people.
Trauma nurse core certification.
I found out recently that it actually gets even better... Jan. 2011 everything that had been deferred wasn't anymore. Total for repayment at that time was $147k.
Currently down to just over $45k, of which $73,000 has been paid in the last 25 months.
What do you do
with asshole doctors I generally page their supervisor or just page them random numbers. OR in some cases I play there stereotypical TV nurse, where I can't make a move without asking their permission and bugging them as much as I can.
With insane family, I generally wait until they leave the room.
Lol @ paging docs random #s
yeah to get in touch with the residents and fellows we have their pager numbers. So they never know who is paging them. Usually I'll just page one number(3 or 8 etc). I don't want to page them too the point where they'd ignore a page from a unit because they think its a prank. IF they really annoy me I'll page them to every unit in the same page.
However one of the surgeons is way worse than me. He'll page other doctors to dr. john's( a local sex shop).
This is weak bullshit. The greatest page prank, is to page someone to the number they are sitting at. Then surreptitiously count the number of times they try to call their own number and get the busy signal. This works great in large hospitals, because people only remember the secretary station numbers. I got a guy I worked with to call his own number five times. All the while angrily asking "why would you page someone to a number, and then immediately call someone else from that number?"
There are like 11 numbers that I can page from. If I page a doc from a number I'm sitting near they'll stand up and say anyone page me. I do however page to 8675309 sometimes and enjoy it when they try and call it without getting the joke .
JacobPalmer final semester, you ready for a semester that is only half bullshit? (The other half being precepting).
At cardiac ICU clinical right now.
Do you guys know any interesting things I could volunteer for with an RN? I am currently a tennis director at a country club and don't see me leaving this industry unless I blow my knees out. But I'd like to put my RN to use in some form or another. I've been trying to get some per diem work at hospitals in nj, but from April-October I basically become unavailable because of my normal job. They seem reluctant to take me for only part of the year.
About to begin my last semester of nursing school and preceptorship. What was once joy (getting accepted into a good BSN program) is now tears. Can't wait to graduate.
Not sure where you live, but there is non-profit organization in California (RockMed) that provides free medical services at concerts (Bottle Rock, Outside Lands, etc.) and sporting events (Levi's Stadium), and it is staffed solely by volunteers with various certs (EMTs, RNs, NPs, physicians, etc.). If there is a similar organization in your area, it would be a good opportunity to see some concerts or events you want to get into for free.
My new clinic nurse makes my job a billion times easier than my last one #blessed.
This is what I pay for.
This sounds like a job I would like. Ron and Jacob discussing the Huskers every day. Think about it.
Yeah I'm also not a dick towards nurses so mine actually enjoy their work.