One of the questions I get asked most frequently is “do you miss being a bedside nurse?”. And the answer is yes! There are absolutely things I miss about being a bedside nurse, and some things I definitely don’t miss. In today’s video I’ll talk about which I like better, my role as a Family Nurse Practitioner or a bedside nurse. I’ll discuss what I miss about being a nurse on an inpatient unit, what I don’t miss about that, and some things I am loving about NP life.
DO NEW NURSES HAVE TO START IN MED SURG?
In today’s video we tackle the question “Do you new grad nurses have to start on a Med-Surg Unit”. When I was in school this was the popular idea, and it seems to be frequently encouraged to this day, because I get asked this all the time! I DID start in med-surg but not entirely by choice, as you’ll hear. However, it gave me some great insight to bring to you, and I can give you the pro’s and con’s of starting in Med-Surg versus a specialty.
NURSING JOB INTERVIEW TIPS
Have a nursing interview soon? This video will help you prepare for the big day so you can land an amazing nursing job! I’ll share from my experience interviewing for nursing jobs, as well as sitting on interview panels for new hires. This video is a collaboration with Alyssa, from Alyssa All Day. Make sure to check out her video on this topic as well!
Alyssa’s Video on Tips for your nursing job interview! (Seriously go check it out)
Questions you MUST ask at a Nursing Interview
Professor Heather Austin’s Channel is an AMAZING resource for interview questions, like this one “How to answer, tell me about yourself”
ADN vs. BSN
ADN vs BSN | Which Is Right For You? In Today’s video we look at just that! We will break down the differences and similarities between the Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). I’ll share some of the limitations and benefits of going the ADN route, offer my personal recommendation for your end goal, and offer my insight on some common myth’s about ADN nursing programs. Remember, both the ADN and BSN nursing programs provide you the opportunity to sit for the NCLEX which makes you a registered nurse, so you really can’t lose either way!