ThePrincessBride BSN, RN

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ThePrincessBride has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg, NICU.

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    How is Working the 3-11 shift with small children at home

    I loved 3-11 in my twenties. Haven't worked one in a while though since I now work 12s. 3 to 11 three days a week isn't bad at all. Now, 5 days a week, it would be rough, but 24 hours seems perfect especially if you have a lot of support.
  2. Has anyone ever thought about how their own personal qualities can both help and hinder them in their nursing practice? Am I the only one who just wants to take good care of my patients, get treated with respect, clock out, get paid and go home...
  3. I knew I liked you for a reason! I am the same way.
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    Allnurses Debates!

    Yeah...I have been here for 12 years (OMG), and I have definitely seen it and (I admit earlier on) to have participated in it. It definitely is frustrating and I can see why people wouldn't want to put up with it. I used to participate in this s...
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    I Want Decent Health Benefits! Is That Too Much to Ask?

    It wasn't meant to be a put down, but if I state something that multiple people misinterpret, then it probably means I didn't make myself clear, not that everyone is too stupid to understand my post (which feels like what you are implying, as those y...
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    Allnurses Debates!

    This isn't directed at anyone in particular. But I find people who dislike debating usually fall into 2 categories: I often find that people who hate debating often hate when people disagree with them, not so much the debate itself. They often ...
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    I Want Decent Health Benefits! Is That Too Much to Ask?

    You said that you see children as more liabilities than assets. And I replied that yes. Kids are expensive and require a lot of responsibility. If multiple posters misinterpreted your posts then that is on you...not us. So if you are ...
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    I Want Decent Health Benefits! Is That Too Much to Ask?

    I got your premise. Kids are expensive. I am expecting my first child and if I couldn't afford one, didn't want to pay the exorbitant costs to raise one or the responsibility, I wouldn't have one. That said, with birth rates at an all-time low,...
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    I Want Decent Health Benefits! Is That Too Much to Ask?

    Well damn! Tell us how you REALLY feel, Davey Do!
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    Are You Working Past Retirement Age?

    The cushy laid back job was in reference to working at the library, not as a school nurse. Sorry if that wasn't clear.
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    Are You Working Past Retirement Age?

    Absolutely not. I am saving like hell in order to be able to dip out of FT work by age 50. I am on the "FAT FIRE" program. If I were to work more, it would be a very cushy, laid back job at the local library or maybe as a school RN with the best...
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    Please give me some advice...L&D vs PP

    I wouldn't say that PP is "easy"...think about it. You have to take care of mom AND baby/babies. If you have four moms, then that is 8 patients you have to chart and document on (more if there are twins). Many places are doing away with nursery nurse...
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    I Hope Some Of Your Days Are Still Worth It

    It amazes me that we still are having so many people die of COVID three years into this pandemic. I am so sorry that you are still having to go through with this. And tripled adult ICU assignments are never safe.
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    Can we talk about the Travel Nurse Cap?!

    "One week is more than enough to recover from nursing fatigue." ...on what planet? If I plan for vacations, I plan for AT LEAST two weeks of PTO, scheduled in a way that I have almost three weeks off.
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    Minute Clinic Preceptorship vs Urgent Care

    I have and I liked it. A bird in one hand is worth more than two in the bush. Also, almost always guaranteed a job upon graduation. Pay is higher in retail clinic than in regular primary care and there is more scheduling flexibility (no M-F, 9-5).