Ever been so busy, you sort of fall off the grid?

Ever been so busy, you sort of fall off the grid?

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Remember me?

Yeah, I’ve been gone a lil’ while. Life got a lil’ busy for me these past couple months. My blogging and vlogging took a backseat to the real world and my full-time job. My online activities, as well as my social media participation, dwindled a bit…

Ma’ bad.

Over the past several months when I wasn’t working overtime at my full-time job (which was quite a bit recently), I was digging in and conducting a lot of “behind-the-scenes” work. I wasn’t posting blogs or vlogs, but I was hustling.

My full-time job took up a great deal of my time, I will admit. Let’s just say things got REAL busy and we had some staffing changes that made things a bit challenging. But, my team survived, like we always do. I lost count how much overtime I worked? I felt like I lived at my job … and just visited my wife at home every so often.

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But, things are starting to normalize at the full-time job, and now I can spend more time producing content.

… oh wait… let’s talk about that behind-the-scenes stuff..

Not sure if you were aware, but I have multiple speaking engagements coming up this year!

But, I’m rambling again.

I’m speaking at two conferences this year.

I’m co-speaking at the DOYO Live marketing conference in Youngstown, OH on August 3rd, 2017.

I’m actually co-presenting with my good friend Dr. Mike Sevilla. The title of our presentation:

Building a Digital Medicine Brand: How to Grow Your Audience Five-Fold Without Spending a Dollar


The second conference is the NNBA annual nursing conference.

I’m speaking on September 9th, 2017.  The title of my presentation:

Why Every Nurse Should Use Video to Grow Their Business


Oh, and I’m speaking at a local recruitment event. I’ll be talking to up and coming NP & PA students talking about job satisfaction, what to expect working as a provider and just how cool it really is to work in the ICU as an NP.
OH… and one more piece of amazing news that just was confirmed!

I’m now one of the new co-hosts of the RNFM Radio podcast! One of the longest running nursing podcasts in existence today!

Sayyyyy what??!!
I’ve always thought I’ve had my finger on the pulse of nursing. I have a firm grasp on the current state of our profession, and I pride myself on being engaged with the online nursing community, so co-hosting this show… will fit like a long-lost puzzle piece. It’s almost perfect.

Did you know I’ve been a guest on the show half a dozen times? Yeah… I sort of love the show. and now I’m cohosting!!!

I should also mention I have another big project that I’m working on. That will be revealed sometime last summer or fall.

2017 is shaping up to be one heck of a year. Ya might wanna hang on!


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-Sean

Is becoming an LPN a complete waste of time?

Is becoming an LPN a complete waste of time?

Would it be better to become an LPN before pursuing a career as an RN?

LPN: Licensed Practical Nurse

RN: Registered Nurse

Now, before you jump off the deep end. This is not about which option is better. This is a genuine career path decision that many nursing students have pondered.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the differences between the two roles Registered Nurse vs. LPN:

Registered Nurse vs. LPN | All Nursing Schools

 

Is getting your LPN before getting your RN something you should do? What about getting through LPN school, and then working as an LPN before you start RN school? Is it advantageous? Or is it a waste of time?

My answer has changed over the years. The role of the LPN is changing (at least in my experience in the hospital setting), and you need to decide if becoming and LPN is worth your time and money.

One thing to keep in mind is this. What will you gain from becoming an LPN if your final goal is to become an RN? If you only have the time and financial ability to enroll in an LPN program, then I would say go for it. You can gain a professional license and start working in the nursing force (if there is a job available). Be sure to consider the amount of time & money you will need to invest and re-invest when it comes time to enroll in the RN program.

I’d love to hear what you have to say. Find me on social and send me a message!

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As always, thanks for watching and thanks for sharing. I love hearing from everyone.


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Nurses do not know how to tell time

Nurses do not know how to tell time

If you’re not early, you’re late.

Ok, not all nurses. But there are some out there who may need to be reminded.

Seriously. Be on freakin’ time. Don’t just ‘clock-in’ on time. You need to be ready to work after you clock in.

Have you worked with that Nurse who clocks in for work, but then spends another 10 or 15 minutes “getting ready” to work?

They have to gather their supplies, change their shoes, use the bathroom at least twice, maybe play on their phone and quite possibly want to chit-chat with other coworkers before actually gettin’ report from the outgoing shift.

Heck, in some areas of nursing where you have to wear “work” scrubs (PACU and the OR) these SAME nurses will clock in and THEN go get changed!

Do ya think you could arrive on time to swipe that badge… and then go ‘get ready’ for report?

KTHXBYE

Mutual respect also involves having a respect for one’s time.

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Don’t forget to share the video! If ya like what ya see…. tell someone. Hell, tell someone if ya don’t like it.

As always, thanks for watching and thanks for sharing. I love hearing from everyone.


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