New Members & Guests:Please read this introduction & list of board features(10/22/05) - page 3

welcome all new registered members!! (and to guests who are thinking about registering) we, the staff, would like to formally invite you to view our many forums, which we're sure will meet all... Read More

  1. by   Thunderwolf
    shannon5555,

    i am going to post here my standard greeting post that you find in the main intro forum. it has many links for you to browse with. also, my standard greeting gives you a nice gloss over about the board. this should help.

    here it is:
    _____________________________________________
    to allnurses.com !!!



    and thanks for registering as a new member!

    in our forums, you will find all the nursing news, support and direction that you will need as a new or seasoned nurse in the field. we have about 150 forums in total.

    let this decision tree help you get started:
    if you are a pre-nursing student--->we have a pre-nursing student forum.
    if you are a current nursing student--->we have two forums for you.
    1) general nursing student discussion forum for support by your peers
    2)nursing student assistance forum to help with school projects
    if you are a current lpn--->we have the lpn/lvn corner forum and others of interest.
    if you are a lpn to rn student---> we have a lpn to rn forum.
    if you are a current rn--->we have many forums for you.
    if you are in nursing grad school--->we have a graduate student nurse forum
    if you are an advanced practice nurse--->we have your specialty forum.
    if you are a nurse in career transition--->we have a nursing career advice forum.
    and lastly, our list of nursing specialties is exhaustive...each has its own forum.

    our list of different forums is located here:---> allnurses list of forums


    have a topic to discuss or question to ask? go to the list of forums, pick the forum that best matches, and post in there (pg 13 language always). you will get feedback. so, check back often.


    to make a post in a forum, just go to that forum and post like you did here if someone has already created it...your post is a reply response.

    to create your own new thread (the first post to start off feedback), you do this:
    in any forum, go to the top yellow bar and towards the right, you will see something that reads--> forum tools. it is a pull down menu. click it. in that menu, you will see--> post a new thread. click that.

    and there you go.....just follows what it tells you.

    if your nursing related question does not fit any particular forum and is a general nursing related topic, post it in our general nursing discussion forum.


    also
    check out this link: how allnurses bulletin board works
    to see all our features.


    check out this faqs link: allnurses faqs with answers
    to learn more about the board.


    just a few bulletin board reminders for new members:


    terms of service















    and, lastly






    well, that should get you started. and, we hope you enjoy allnurses.com and participate often. we are a community of nurses (and future nurses) who enjoy being at the service of each other!







    your supermoderators of the introductions & greetings forum,



    smilingblueyes & thunderwolf

    ........

    __________________________________________________ _________________________________

    special note: if your username/board name (mine is thunderwolf) is the same as your real full name, please contact admin for a new username. no full names are to be used as usernames, unless cleared by staff. protect your personal identity.


    user security precautions:
    1. please do not use your full name for your username, your username will be seen on each of your postings.
    2. please do not use your full email address as your username or in a post---> it will be removed.
    3. please do not put credentials like nurse or rn in your username unless you hold these titles.
    4. most important: is your email box being filtered for spam?
    to change your username, submit 3 new usernames to administrator -->brian. he will pick one, then contact you via private message (pm)...see top right of every page to access it.
    if this applies to you, click here to submit your 3 new usernames to brian.


    we not only value our members...we also value their anonymity as well.
    Last edit by Thunderwolf on Jan 26, '06
  2. by   Thunderwolf
    any other questions in how to use our nursing board?





    please, do not put introductions here...they will be moved.

    only place questions concerning board use.


    thanks.
  3. by   Nascar nurse
    Quote from thunderwolf
    any other questions in how to use our nursing board?





    please, do not put introductions here...they will be moved.

    only place questions concerning board use.


    thanks.

    ha ha.. they are just not getting it are they? anyways, i actually do have a question that i have never been able to figure out. as you can see, i used the quote button to include "everything" from your last comment.. but i can not figure out how to just use the quote button to refer to just one or two lines in particular that a previous poster stated. does that make sense? for example, how would i isolate and quote just "please, do not put introductions here" from your previous quote. thanks
  4. by   Thunderwolf
    bless you...a question.

    go to the portion of post that you wish to isolate. highlight and copy it.
    then, go down to the bottom of the page to where you normally make a post. on the top, click the icon which looks like this:


    it will give you this: (quote][/quote)
    paste your copy in between them ( quote]rfhiqmcm[quote) and continue typing your normal post.
    you can put in many isolated quotes in your posting. just keep copying and using that icon to place them.

    your example that you chose would look like this:
    please, do not put introductions here
    hope this helps.

    thank you, thank you for the question.
    Last edit by Thunderwolf on Jan 22, '06
  5. by   ginnieel
    hi everybody,

    i'm a new user. i still have hard time finding an icon or a place where i can click to post my messages. if you could tell me the easiest way to compose, i would really appreciate.

    i also have questions for experienced nurses. how long does it take to get the result after you take the nclex? i am graduating in may 2006 and plan to take my state board in july. since i am an international student, there is limited time for me to practice nursing in the u.s. i plan to apply for an optional practical training (opt) which lasts one year. i have to pick a day within 60 days after graduation to start the program. however, i heard that many hospitals do not offer jobs either externships or rn positions to applicants who will work for them only a short period of time. i'm trying my best to work things out by that time.

    please feel free to comment and suggest on this. thank you so much.

    a to-be rn

    el

    Quote from thunderwolf
    welcome all new registered members!!
    (and to guests who are thinking about registering)



    we, the staff, would like to formally invite you to view our many forums, which we're sure will meet all your needs as a clinician...be it in support, direction, and/or information. allnurses is an awesome board. so, we personally invite all to explore what we have online.

    allnurses is there for us...nurses!!...be it pre-nursing, nursing student, new nurses, and the seasoned nurse. most of our forums are available and free to you as a registered member (to read and post in)...so stop lurking and register today...it costs nothing.

    only a few forums (premium forums) are available to, what we call, premium members to post in. as a registered member, you can only read them, but not post in them. however, these premium forums are often sought after by many, so we encourage new members to become premium in order to enter them to both read and post (premium forums) and to take advantage of the extra perks that premium membership includes.

    if interested in going premium or learning more about it, here is the link for further information:
    http://allnurses.com/forums/f204/pre...ums-86833.html

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    as a side note, this forum that you are currently in (intro & greeting) is a forum to introduce yourself to our membership, which grows daily...so please do!! go back to the main page that you just left and say hello with a post. we really enjoy knowing who is among us. if you have a particular nursing need or question, please go to the appropriate forum and post there. each forum has a forum description at the top of its page to guide you.

    also, we request that
    members do not use their real full name as a user name or in the body of their posts. this is to protect member anonymity. this is important. first names are ok and are usually generic. this board is seen world wide. also, [color=dimgray]do not include any personal email addresses in the posts in order to prevent internet web crawler programs from harvesting your email addresses online and spamming you to death.

    as moderators of this forum (thunderwolf & smilingblueyes), if we notice that a thread is started in intro & greeting which presents a need more appropriate for another forum, we may move that thread to that more appropriate forum for a better viewing/response from our members. if that happens to your post, you will notice an arrow at the left hand of the screen next to your posted thread. it simply means that it has been moved to another forum for a better match. just click your thread title and you will be redirected to that new forum. again, this is only if your post goes above and beyond a simple introduction of yourself.

    ______________________________


    allnurses list of (about 150) forums may be found here:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/


    _________________________________


    at this time, we would also like all new members to review the board's terms of service. the terms of service may be found here: http://allnurses.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31788


    the terms of service (or tos) are the board's governing guidelines. these guidelines ensure that all posters are welcome and free from flaming/soliciting posts. we want all posters to have a productive and enjoyable environment. debates are welcome...but, debate also needs to be respectful. the guidelines ensure this. the link for this is also at the bottom of each page.


    we as moderators are there for you and to ensure that the tos guidelines are followed. if you notice, each forum has at least one moderator. the assigned moderators are listed at the top right of each forum page. feel free to contact the moderator if you have a concern that you are unsure of or if you need to report a post that is outside the terms of service. you can also report a bad post by clicking the
    icon to the left of every post. moderators will follow up on it once reported.

    __________________________________________

    also
    check out this link: how allnurses bulletin board works
    to see all our features.
    __________________________________________


    again, welcome to allnurses!



    we are positive that you will enjoy our board and will benefit from it for years to come.



    thunderwolf/wolfie



    smilingblueyes/sbe
  6. by   Thunderwolf
    your answer, ginnieel:

    have a topic to discuss or question to ask? go to the list of forums, pick the forum that best matches, and post in there (pg 13 language always). you will get feedback. so, check back often.


    to make a post in a forum, just go to that forum and post like you did here if someone has already created it...your post is a reply response.

    to create your own new thread (the first post to start off feedback), you do this:
    in any forum, go to the top yellow bar and towards the right, you will see something that reads--> forum tools. it is a pull down menu. click it. in that menu, you will see--> post a new thread. click that.

    and there you go.....just follows what it tells you.

    regarding nclex questions---> go to our nclex discussion forum.
    regarding career advice---> go to our nursing career advice forum
    Last edit by Thunderwolf on Feb 2, '06
  7. by   Thunderwolf
    This thread is closed.

    Creating a new thread to focus on board use questions.
    Last edit by Thunderwolf on Feb 18, '06

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