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toughcookie ADN, BSN

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toughcookie has 7 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in Corrections.

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  1. CNA's Are Tired Of Laziness

    I'm sorry to hear that it was such a bad experience. 4k seems nice and I'm not sure how much you were making before but $20/hr does seem good for CNA pay. It's terrible that you had to quit for them to know your worth. If you do an exit interview let...
  2. Diploma and Associate Degree in Nursing

    Yes. It was poor choice of words on my part. More available to get than now. I don't think my state offers it. Even where I am at LPN programs are limited. I researched when I was thinking about becoming one but couldn't. Since there was none in my a...
  3. Diploma and Associate Degree in Nursing

    I'm saying the nursing instructors were in their 60's when I was in school meaning they are seasoned nurses (40+ years of nursing experience). I've been around a variety of nurses that started out with their diploma instead of ADN. I shouldn't have s...
  4. Are there any travel nurse jobs for Unvaccinated Nurses?

    It might be a long shot in the dark. Everywhere that I've seen is asking for vaccination for flu and Covid. I would look at different agencies and speak to the recruiters. The options will be limited and in turn so would the pay. Have you thought abo...
  5. The next round of hospital acquired infections is here...

    Hospitals just do not care anymore. Well... maybe they never did. It's sad that this is reality right now.
  6. How To Deal With Nasty Coworkers: Do you have any experiences?

    Yes, unless OP is a new nurse making mistakes that put residents at risk she needs to focus on her own patients. Also for the staffing issue she can tell staffing the days that she wants to pick up. OP if they offer you OT and that's what you want to...
  7. Diploma and Associate Degree in Nursing

    In my area I do not think they have diploma requirements, just ADN, BSN, and LPN programs. Hospitals want magnet status so they want BSN nurses but it also depends on the area. I first got my ADN then my BSN. I do not think the BSN helped my critical...
  8. CNA's Are Tired Of Laziness

    Whether its CNA's, LPN's, or RNs, lazy staff makes everyone else's job harder. From a nurses stand point, I understand charting and med pass takes time. Sometimes it may appear that I'm on the computer doing nothing but I'm reviewing orders, looking ...
  9. What will be your New Year resolution?

    I do not really do New Year resolutions but I do have some goals that I want to accomplish. I do want to lose some weight, make a certain amount of money through travel nursing, travel to 1 new country if its safe during the pandemic, and get engaged...
  10. COVID Hazard Pay

    It's unfortunate that many are not receiving hazard pay. My last hospital job staff wasn't receiving hazard pay and the hospital was over run with Covid. Now the CDC is saying its safe for nurses to take care of patients when the nurse is positive af...
  11. Getting gate cut

    Orca I wanted to pm you but since I am a new member I cant. Is there a way I can contact you to ask you some questions?
  12. Fear of Retirement!

    I am not retired but some days I wish I was LOL. The thing with nursing is sometimes we make it our whole life. Some people do not have much of a social life outside of their career. At my old job before nursing my coworkers and I used to hang out ou...
  13. Do you ever get disappointed when certain nurses call in?

    I remember when a nurse that I loved working with was supposed to come in. We both worked PRN at the facility so we never got to see each other often. I was so excited because I knew no matter how busy the night was we would be able to handle it. Whe...
  14. Newly Licensed RN, No Experience, Graduated 10 Years Ago

    I was just about to say SNF, corrections, home health and psych for the most part are always looking for warm bodies. But if a hospital job is what you are looking for do not give up. I knew a divorced nurse that went awhile without working because w...
  15. What's the most consecutive hours and days you have ever worked?

    I normally just do 12 hr shifts but there are occasions that I stayed maybe an hour or two late when I was a new grad to finish up on charting. But the most days I've worked consecutively I think was 10 shifts on nights. Had just moved into my house ...