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Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#41 Feb 13, 2014
[QUOTE who="nurseamyg Many hospitals have the luxury right now of hiring only nurses with bachelor's degrees..[/QUOTE]Name just one hospital in the U.S. that requires as a minimum for hire a bachelors. This is completely false.

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#44 Feb 17, 2014
wear comfortable shoes with soft insoles. this will reduce stress.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#45 Feb 17, 2014
Waiting to hear which hospital will only hire someone with a bachelors degree. Do you lie to feel better, or are ou just sub-consciously making stuff up?

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#46 Feb 18, 2014
Take advantage of every learning opportunity, urges Jean Mills, RN, MS, clinical instructor with the University of Illinois College of Nursing. Even experienced nurses actively engage in new employee orientations. At the end of your orientation, if you don't feel comfortable working without your mentor, or if you feel shaky in certain situations or with certain procedures, ask to be reoriented by the staff education department, Mills suggests.

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#47 Feb 19, 2014
Get a good preceptor. If the preceptor assigned you does not meet your needs immediately talk to your supervisor and change preceptors. Also, it is important to have the same preceptor. When you have different people training you that slows your progress as one doesn't know how much you already know, one person works differently and with different organizational methods and another may not realize that you are able to do as much as you can. It is very important to have only one preceptor who can measure your knowledge and progress as you learn. If you must change your schedule to match one preceptor then do so. Stand up for your rights with your supervisor to ensure you get the proper training and supervision needed during this crucial phase. Also, ask for more time to train. If they promise you eight weeks of preceptor training and then tell you that you are ready to go solo after 4-6 weeks insist that you want the whole eight weeks training. Get the full benefit of working under a preceptor while you are learning your role as an RN.

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#48 Feb 20, 2014
Generous helpings Ask any veteran nurse how he or she gets through a seemingly insurmountable pile of work and most will credit the support of a helpful staff. Be generous with your time and talent. Help busy co-workers when you can, and be humble enough to accept assistance when you need it too.

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#49 Feb 21, 2014
1. You control the room, the room doesn't control you
2. The best doctors are the ones who listen to nurses
3. Always trust your instincts
4. Never suction anything with your mouth open

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#50 Feb 23, 2014
Guess those lies about hospitals only hiring those with a 4 year degree were just that, lies.

Have you no integrity at all amy? I am now convinced you could never be an RN.
Hailbop16

Katy, TX

#51 May 31, 2014
There are many hospitals in the Texas Medical Center that hire BSN only nurses

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