We all know that there are unique and sometimes devastating challenges/circumstances in our line of…
Found my new favorite nursey tumblr, guys…
What? What! I love nurseeyeroll! If you’re not following her yet you should be! She takes tons of time to answer questions and she (or he? don’t want to be presumptive!) has not only great insights but a great sense of humor too!
1. Write your own mission statement; Not all recruiters require this, however a written objective for you personally may help keep you focused on what you are aspiring to do. E.g.,for a recent nurse graduate; “To work within an acute care setting, that encourages communication and fosters…
Hi I was wonder as a nurse if you could answer me this question.I have recently spent a lot of time in a hospital and seen a need for Spanish speaking interpreters.I've thought of becoming one as I am fluent.Would this be a needed job? In general? :)
I don’t know what the market is like but I can tell you that there are absolutely days that I can’t get through without our awesome interpreters. Head’s up though: as many hospitals are looking to save $$$ they’re using interpreter lines - phone systems that link into a call center - versus in house interpreters. I’m not saying that they’re not there, but it’s much more likely in my opinion that you’d be sitting in a cubicle vs being at a hospital.
Whats better? A bachelors in nursing or associates? If you had the chance to go back would you do BS instead? I'm going into my 2nd year of college & I'm doing BS but your Associates degree story seems so nice & quick that I'm starting to rethink.
There are definite advantages to both for sure. I have an ADN but quick isn’t the way I’d describe it. As I was working full time while going to school (nursing is a second career for me) so I spent nearly 3 years in classes before even getting into the program. Then there was the two years of nursing coursework to be had. So 5 years to get a “2 year degree”.
More and more hospitals are looking for BSN grads. I don’t like it, but it’s the way that it is. Also, as I look forward to moving up the ladder I am severely inhibited in what opportunities are open to me.
The long and short of it is that I will end up with at least a BSN… and it’s going to be another 2 years of coursework on top of what I already have.
The ADN is definitely the nice and quick in the beginning for most people but I say if you have the time and resources, go for the BSN now.
I'm a NICU RT but I feel like so many of your posts apply to us as well. Thanks for the laughs.
Oh my gosh, yes! Our RTs are our brothers and sisters in arms. I love it when I can look across the bed to the RT and know exactly what she’s thinking (whether in an emergency or just that eye-roll “I can’t believe the resident/parent just said that” kind of way).
I'm thinking about going into an accelerated nursing program. But I have an 8 month old baby and still need to work. Should I try to apply or wait until he's older? I'm afraid of not being able to handle the workload. Please help?! Thank you.
Hi there! Of course I’d love to say you can do anything you set your mind to! And of course to a certain extent that’s true. But there’s only so many hours in the day. Nursing is a demanding program but I had been impressed more than once by my classmates who were juggling full time jobs and kids and school. It can be done! You just have to decide if it’s something that you can do too.
In the end, I’m going to have to throw this one out there to the group since I didn’t do an accelerated program. Has anyone done an accelerated program? What do you think?