Hey everyone, thought I would check in. I am still travelling throughout California with my nursing career. I am loving it so much that there are no thoughts of settling back down any time soon. I sign up to work 13 week contracts with various hospitals. I currently do these contracts using 3 travel companies. I usually sign up as an ICU RN but occasionally sign up as an ER RN to change it up a little and practice different skills. I love the fact that I am in charge of where I go and am able to negotiate my terms of pay and schedule. It is a different kind of positive mindset going to work knowing that you are there because you want to be and can leave when ever you are ready for change and some new experiences.
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I know that this blog is aging and that there are links that are no longer working. There are too many for me to find and edit on my own. I would really appreciate a comment under any posts that you find containing faulty links. I still receive email notices for any comments anywhere in this blog and will be able to fix or delete bad links. Thanks for visiting and helping out. Happy hunting!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Saturday, May 09, 2009
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Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Serious Reader Note:
Nursing is a very demanding profession. To start with, nurses must learn everything a doctor learns, so that whenever a situation arises that might develop into a mistake on the part of the doctor if the nurse did what the doctor ordered instead of what he meant to do, the nurse can distinguish the latter from the former and prevent the mistake from occuring. Then nurses must learn how to use this knowledge so that neither the doctor nor the patient is aware they possess it, for in the former instance, it might cause the patient to lose confidence in the doctor, and in the latter, it might cause the doctor to lose confidence in himself. Finally, if, despite a nurse's best efforts, things are not going well between doctor and patient, and the nurse can't patch it up, the nurse must take the blame.
Nurses are very patient. They realize their reward will not be in this lifetime, for to receive even a fraction of the recognition they deserve would be to lessen the importance of the doctor. Nurses often believe in reincarnation.
So there you have it, the 1960's view of nursing. Boy have we come a long way from that thinking!
Friday, May 25, 2007
I was just wondering what everyone is up to now that we have moved on into our new lives.
I am at Lodi Memorial Hospital. I am just about to finish their awesome 18 week new grad Versant program. I am now working night shift in the ICU department and loving it. There are 14 from our grad class with me.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Monday, February 05, 2007
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
I PASSED!!!!! I am much more relaxed now, all I have to worry about is starting a new job now. Good luck to those of still waiting to take the test and Congratulations to all who have passed!
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Meeting: February 5, 2007
Locke 314 1:00pm
Nursing Success Tips & Tricks!
Come see what it takes to get through the nursing class you are in and the tricks to making it happen successfully:
Play a part and pay it forward…
Share what you know with those that are where you were.
Now seeking interested students for the offices of:
President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer
Train with the current officer through this semester - take your position and train the next class through next semester.
Great leadership opportunities and looks great on your resume!
Special Guest: 24 Hour Fitness representative Brandon will be at the meeting to offer a special SNA discount!!
It’s difficult to schedule time for PE classes with the Nursing schedule;
Make sure that you keep your physical health a priority.
All nursing students welcome
Pizza and free Raffles for SNA Gear!!
Monday, January 29, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
I didn't get any time to study. We are buying a new home & selling ours. I am also starting the RN to BSN program at Sac State, so with work & kids there didn't seem to ever be time to study. Honestly, I don't know how much studying would have helped. The test was so different from what I expected that I don't know how you could study for it. After two years of the RN program, you know what you know.
My test shut off at 75 questions, & I didn't feel like I had answered enough right to have passed so soon. The more I thought about it, the more I was certain that I had failed. All I could remember were the questions that I thought I had gotten wrong.
So, the moral of the story is not to worry!!! You will probably walk away feeling pretty uncomfortable. The wait will seem like forever, but it will come.
Good luck to everyone!!
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
I would love to hear all about it and I know that others would too. Here is a sampling of questions that inquiring minds would love to ask.
When did you take your test?
What testing facility did you use?
How soon did you know if you passed?
Did you take an NCLEX prep course?
How was the testing environment? (noisy, cold, warm, distracting, perfect, crowded, etc.)
What made you feel comfortable and confident?
Which preparation strategies worked for you and which ones did not?
What made you feel nervous?
Was there anything really surprising or unexpected?
How many questions did you get? (optional)
How do all of the practice test formats that we have used throughout the program compare with the actual test?
How were the breaks?
Were you able to get a snack or a drink?
Were you allowed to bring anything inside, like a purse, car keys, cell phone, etc?
What did you do the night before?
What did you do after the test (go home and cry from stress relief, party, go on vacation, kick the cat, make contact with family members for the first time in 2 years)?
If you could do anything over again, or prepare in a different way, what would it be?
Friday, January 19, 2007
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Class test bank is sorted by systems, more or less. Good practice for all semesters. Please let me know on which subjects you would like to see more tests.
ATI Testing Link with OUR Codes
Question of the Week
Medical Learning Links
The (CEU) continuing education courses and tests do not cost anything. The prices that you see are for nurses who need the CEUs for credit. Look through the clinical topics and pick the subject that you feel you need to know more about or want to take a practice test to see if you really understand.
SJDC Student Nurse Blogs
I will keep changing the post date on this link to keep it current and easy to access.
Monday, January 01, 2007
Friday, December 29, 2006
PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE THAT YOU KNOW WHO IS REGISTERED TO ATTEND!
Wednesday, Jan 3 (0800-1600)
Thursday, Jan 4 (0800-1600)
Modules 5 & 10
Friday, Jan 5 (0800-1600)
Modules 6 & 11
Jan 6 - 15 (NO CLASS)
Tuesday, Jan 16 (1100- 1900)
Modules 8, 9 & 12
Wednesday, Jan 17 (0800-1600)
Modules 7 & 13
0800- 1400 (Batson)
Thursday, Jan 18 (0800-1600)
Computer Lab Testing
Friday, Jan 19 (0800-1600)
Computer Lab Testing
Friday, December 22, 2006
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!!