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By Fiona59

Joined Oct 9, '04. She has 'Ten plus' year(s) of experience. Posts: 7,294 (36% Liked) Likes: 6,710

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  1. The Middle East?
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    Forum: International Nursing
  2. Each country has their own requirements for people who trained outside the EU and regardless on having a nurse license in...
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    Forum: International Nursing
  3. Mmmm perhaps this person who won is a nurse. I had no idea X factor was still on, must be on its 13th season, but thanks for...
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    Forum: International Nursing
  4. Srsly - I know it may seem counter-intuitive, but if you wear undergarments that are close to the color of your skin, they...
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    Forum: Men in Nursing
  5. Not being forthcoming may cost you a job. When they check your education history they will realize you graduated 6 years...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. My biggest pet peeve are the ones who feel that their co-workers without children should work all the holidays so they can...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Your now-merged threads aren't and weren't in the immigration part of the forum, but "immigration" was one of the keywords...
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    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  8. I work every long weekend there is because it just so happens they are all in my regular schedule. We get to pick between...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. I am so glad I no longer have to deal with that ummmmm crap, (I have no better word). I am in Private duty and work...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Lets keep in mind that the conditions you describe have gone away due to so many people being gullable and buying into...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. My favorites are the perpetually pregnant at the holidays. This group whines or calls in or begs switches for any...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. No you don't need an SUV. I live in Canada and in a snow belt area.I get a LOT of snow. I drive a small Honda Civic. You...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I'm quite sure you'll find that your student handbook will say something like, "Minimum passing grade 70% with no individual...
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    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  14. Selling I haven't encountered. Using? Well, yes. I have suspected patients who seem way happier and dozing off mid sentence...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Not surprised; even had drug dealers show up and found pts near unresponsive. :blink: Just another lively day at the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I've had patients bring smirnoff vodka, heroin needles in their pocket, heroin, cocaine, drug lists of people who owed them...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Having worked ER, ICU and med surg along the way I don't hesitate to say that each floor has specialty training and skills...
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    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  18. I got ~$1 pay raise for moving to the ICU, also, i was ACLS certified before I got there. i think it depends on the acuity...
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    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  19. Med/Surg is a specialty as well. Any ICU nurses that have ever floated to a MS floor will tell you that they were as out of...
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    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  20. So what about ER nurses? We have to take care of ICU pts too. Should we get paid more? Or just a bonus when we officially...
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    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  21. ICU nurses are not paid more where I work - nor should they be (and I'm an ICU nurse). I've done both floor and ICU, and I...
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    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  22. I've worked in Union hospitals. It goes strictly by years as a RN.
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    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  23. Tele nurses everywhere I have worked had to have ACLS also. ER nurses usually require far more certs than ICU. In ER I...
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    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  24. Start looking in small towns. Many small towns need nurses desperately. Even if you can't find full time, the hours often...
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    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  25. Same here, nothing I have heard of specific to relieve CO2 bubble pain. Sometimes they hurt worse than the incisional...
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    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  26. A real and true scholarship does not have to be repaid back, this Global Scholarship Alliance is playing on the word...
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    Forum: International Nursing
  27. Most jobs request that you apply online. Showing up and trying to speak to HR generally doesn't work as they are very busy....
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    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  28. Just as I predicted this thread has already become a bit of a battleground. It doesn't matter whether I'm an RN or an LPN....
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    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  29. this is one of the things i'm looking forward to most when i leave nursing at the end of this year. having my weekends and...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. entitlement. get over it and stop whining. we all have to deal with crappy shifts as nurses. don't like it? go find a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. When any patient first indicates there is a problem with staff it is time to bring in the social worker or case manager. ...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  32. Can't echo the sentiments of "document the heXX out of it" enough! One whiff of "I'm gonna get you fired if you don't...."...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  33. Document anything unusual and bring witnesses if necessary when interacting with a patient/resident. In LTC if the resident...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  34. Not usually. If I'm transporting another pt up to the same floor and go past their room I might pop my head in and say a...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  35. Haha I just ran FAR FAR away from an 8 hour nights position. It was the best decision I ever made! Took a day shift unit...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. Sleep when they're in school. Make sure you have someone to watch them when you work weekends. Eventually you will accrue...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. There are dozens of posts in the Nurse Registration forum of other graduates from the Philippines that were also denied...
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    Forum: Nurse Registration
  38. I have a post graduate in IT from the UK and originally did freelance work when I moved here 5 years ago, I can honestly say...
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    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  39. Ah, yes, of course. It's all coming back to me now (fortunately, it's been a while ...)
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    Forum: International Nursing
  40. I read a lot of advice and techniques but it boils down to you. I used to get too shy, not wanting to cause pain with too...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. I'm Canadian so our holidays are a bit different but here is how our unit works long weekends. You work eight Easter or...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. Uh how in the world is having to work nights, weekends and holidays as the new person on the unit "unfair, unsafe and...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. Some of us have used another (less-often-used) coinage: NETO. Then again, some of us are too old and tough to chew on ;)
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. NETY is whatever the newbie says it is, and occurs whenever the newbie says it does.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. I and another 20 something are new at our jobs in a CCU, (I am a new grad and he has two years experience). We were hired...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. When 8 hr shifts were the norm, I chose to work straight 3-11's AND every holiday and all week-ends. Always assured of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. This new guy doesn't seem to understand office politics. Nothing good will ever come of complaining like that. He will...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. Anyone who goes into a 24/7 business expecting not to pay their dues and work nights, weekends and holidays is beyond naive....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. Ugh. I work with a new grad who is also the newest hire. Although the company policy says that everyone must work every...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. This line of thinking dates back 10ish yrs to when we had the bad nursing shortage. Instructors shouldn't be telling them...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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