HisTreasure

HisTreasure BSN, RN

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HisTreasure has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics.

Nurse, foster mommy, BSN student candidate.

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  1. Is your hospital currently hiring PCTs? As a student you may be able to be employed as a tech which will bring a lot of useful experience and opportunities to learn. You will already have a working knowledge of the technical aspects behind phlebotomy...
  2. The worst job you had before becoming a Nurse?

    Worst job was as a child care associate. I loved the kids- always had a tender place in my heart for them, always will, however, this center was poorly managed and inadequately maintained. I didn't know about child-adult ratios at the time but I knew...
  3. How long would you commute?

    I'm no longer in Atlanta. I'm back in NY. I have to update my info. However, if I were still in Atlanta I wouldn't bat my eye at an hour's drive because most commutes are at least that, especially if you have to take the Perimeter during rush hour. ...
  4. How long would you commute?

    I have a job opportunity for a private client about 1 hour away. Part of it thinks it would be great because 3 shifts would be over $800 a week but I would be commuting 6 hours a week, which I'm not sure I'm too excited about- especially in the winte...
  5. How much do you make?

    $24.31 for low tech/adults, $33.71 for high tech pediatrics. No benefits and no taxes taken out (independent). However, I rarely work PDN. I work in ALF as a supervisor making $20.50 with benefits. It's not the highest pay I've ever seen but it pays ...
  6. What's your nursing kryptonite?

    Emesis and flying sputum. Emesis engages my gag reflex EVERY time, even if I eternalize it; and adult sputum with the open trachs that they insist on coughing across the room and everywhere in-between. Really, dude?????
  7. Random Funny

    I have been prescribed diazepam as a muscle relaxant for some time. I prefer it to others because I don't have a lot of the negative side effects I had on other musculoskeletal meds and I am able to function and actually work, which I NEED to do. Yes...
  8. Night Shift PDNs....

    Sometimes, if you want good help, you need to go a bit out of your way. If it's affordable, and won't be a major inconvenience to the family. Most things you listed are not major inconveniences to many people, but I guess it would depend on the famil...
  9. A Father's Tears

    I am a doula and this... this... Just. Thank you.
  10. How much personal info do you share with parents?

    I really like you SDALPN! You have this PDN thing DOWN! I had a mom rearrange an entire feeding schedule so that the last feed of the shift ended at least an hour before the end of the shift so that the child would stool before the nurse went home. S...
  11. How much personal info do you share with parents?

    I have been chatty in the past and it has backfired. I knew so much about the family and their lives, their financial struggles, their marital problems, and dysfunctional in-laws, that I felt comfortable, and almost obligated to talk about what I con...
  12. FB group has me so sad...

    I had to leave the group after less than an hour of browsing. I am on foster parent support groups and one is for foster parents of special needs/medically fragile children. That's going to have to be good enough. My initial thoughts when I was added...
  13. FB group has me so sad...

    I was invited to join a group on FB for parents of children with special needs. This group was back-to-back inflammatory messages about home nurses, LPNs vs RNs vs Sucky NEW RNs, etc. It was so distressing I had to leave the page in tears. I don't un...
  14. Paranoid parents

    There are no supervisors. We're all independents. There is the "Primary" who established and maintains the PA (the day nurse) but she isn't the actual supervisor.
  15. Paranoid parents

    You raise valid considerations. I can't speak to whether anyone else has addressed these issues with mom. I haven't personally, but I don't know mom very well. When she was venting about the sleeping nurses I was listening empathetically and I shared...