Mebzone05 BSN

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Mebzone05 has 5 years experience as a BSN.

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  1. Need help/advice!

    I work in a medical ICU. This will be a little vague because I know other nurses I work with that post here. Yesterday, I had an issue where an order was never placed. There should have been labs drawn every 2-4 hours because the patient was on a dri...

    Update: Just accepted a job at a level 1 trauma center MICU/neuro ICU. Closer to my house and better pay. Also got an interview for a level 1 trauma center ED but I think that I want to give ICU a try.

    Well, a part that I left out is that nearly a year of my ER time was on night shift. The problems started once I switched to day shift. I believe that there are simply too many nurses fighting for the critical care zone which is only staffed with two...

    Yep. We have no clue what zone we will be in until 5 mins before our shift starts.

    All I do is study and watch Youtube videos for skills but I don't have any chance to apply anything in real life. I can't retain the information or skill if I can't actually use it in practice. All of this studying has been a huge waste of my time. I...

    I have been a nurse for almost 4 years. I have 1 year med surg experience, 1 year obs, and the rest in an ER. We have four zones. One is an urgent care type zone, a medium acuity zone, psych zone, and our critical zone. My first couple of months I pr...
  7. Sucky day + unsupportive spouse

    My wife is a special education teacher and I am an ER nurse. After every shift I rant about my day to her on my 30 minute drive home. She does the same and we usually end up laughing. We both have extremely stressful jobs. Once I'm home, we don't men...
  8. EMTALA question

    My ED would never do this. Sounds horrible.
  9. Cutting myself short?..but trying to make the best

    I wouldn't bother with the TNCC. You need to sit down and really think hard about your career. It sounds to me like you are needed at home. PRN as a new nurse is a bad idea. Experience is what makes you a better nurse. You can get a bunch of certs bu...
  10. Job offer at Level 1 or 2, help me pick please!

    This is true. Don't pay to much attention to what level a trauma center is. I have friends that work at a level 1 and I take care of higher acuity patients more often at a level 3.
  11. Reporting a doctor to HR

    This will just make things worse. Nothing will happen to the Doc. Either change jobs or deal with it.
  12. Empty ER due to Covid?

    I work in a decent size level 3 ER. A week ago they canceled all of our travelers contracts. We have at least one nurse a night get sent home early. Some nights we have maybe 3 or 4 patients in the entire ER, other nights we get slammed.
  13. Float Med Surg/Tele RN looking to Switch to ER

    I think that you need to pick one thing that is most important to you and let that be your deciding factor when choosing a job. You wanted to learn more but chart less, the job has to be day shift, and you have to work 5 minutes away from your house....
  14. I live in Arizona and I'm confused as to what np school I should attend. I read online that for profit and online only schools are looked down upon. Everyone says that you should go to a "real university." Well GCU and University of Phoenix are the o...
  15. Does the level of trauma center matter?

    I work at a level 3. I have several friends that work at level 1's. At the level 1's they have a code team, stemi team, stroke team, trauma team etc. My hospital has none of that. We do it all.