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By Fiona59

Joined Oct 9, '04. She has 'Ten plus' year(s) of experience. Posts: 7,296 (36% Liked) Likes: 6,718

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  1. WHO CARES!!!!! I AM A NURSE THAT WORKS IN A DEPARTMENT STORE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Yes some ppl say comments but what the...
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    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  2. I will say that everyone should be monitored according to defined performance criteria, which is often not the case. ...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Our merit base is called a clinical ladder, if you want to put more in and get paid more, without going admin. Annual evals...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. ​Yeah, you probably got cancer just to inconvenience their holiday plans. I say take the time off, whether or not you have...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Not harsh at all...it's the truth. Who wants a nurse who tries to do an end run around her state's requirements for...
    Fiona59
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. oh, it COULD have been harsh. But it wasn't.
    Fiona59
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. The admission averages listed tend to present false hope to applicants. Because of the amount of applicants, the people who...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  8. Exactly; you can go to another state and take the Boards, but Florida, I can almost guarantee you, will not endorse your NY...
    Fiona59
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. I think you perhaps need to have a look at what you are studying, because it doesnt seem to have prepared you well. The...
    Fiona59
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. In addition to what Bucky just said, you would have to complete the application process for the NY State BoN, and fulfill...
    Fiona59
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. First of all, it's a national test, so you haven't failed FLORIDA's NCLEX. Secondly, because of that, it's going to be the...
    Fiona59
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. The Middle East?
    Fiona59
    Forum: International Nursing
  13. Each country has their own requirements for people who trained outside the EU and regardless on having a nurse license in...
    Fiona59
    Forum: International Nursing
  14. Srsly - I know it may seem counter-intuitive, but if you wear undergarments that are close to the color of your skin, they...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  15. Not being forthcoming may cost you a job. When they check your education history they will realize you graduated 6 years...
    Fiona59
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. My biggest pet peeve are the ones who feel that their co-workers without children should work all the holidays so they can...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Your now-merged threads aren't and weren't in the immigration part of the forum, but "immigration" was one of the keywords...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  18. I work every long weekend there is because it just so happens they are all in my regular schedule. We get to pick between...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. 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...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Lets keep in mind that the conditions you describe have gone away due to so many people being gullable and buying into...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. My favorites are the perpetually pregnant at the holidays. This group whines or calls in or begs switches for any...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. 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...
    Fiona59
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. I'm quite sure you'll find that your student handbook will say something like, "Minimum passing grade 70% with no individual...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  24. Selling I haven't encountered. Using? Well, yes. I have suspected patients who seem way happier and dozing off mid sentence...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Not surprised; even had drug dealers show up and found pts near unresponsive. :blink: Just another lively day at the...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  26. I've had patients bring smirnoff vodka, heroin needles in their pocket, heroin, cocaine, drug lists of people who owed them...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  27. Having worked ER, ICU and med surg along the way I don't hesitate to say that each floor has specialty training and skills...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  28. 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...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  29. 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...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  30. 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...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  31. 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...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  32. I've worked in Union hospitals. It goes strictly by years as a RN.
    Fiona59
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  33. Tele nurses everywhere I have worked had to have ACLS also. ER nurses usually require far more certs than ICU. In ER I...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  34. Start looking in small towns. Many small towns need nurses desperately. Even if you can't find full time, the hours often...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  35. Same here, nothing I have heard of specific to relieve CO2 bubble pain. Sometimes they hurt worse than the incisional...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  36. A real and true scholarship does not have to be repaid back, this Global Scholarship Alliance is playing on the word...
    Fiona59
    Forum: International Nursing
  37. Most jobs request that you apply online. Showing up and trying to speak to HR generally doesn't work as they are very busy....
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  38. 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....
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  39. 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...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  40. entitlement. get over it and stop whining. we all have to deal with crappy shifts as nurses. don't like it? go find a...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  41. When any patient first indicates there is a problem with staff it is time to bring in the social worker or case manager. ...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  42. 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...."...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  43. Document anything unusual and bring witnesses if necessary when interacting with a patient/resident. In LTC if the resident...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  44. 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...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  45. 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...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. Sleep when they're in school. Make sure you have someone to watch them when you work weekends. Eventually you will accrue...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. There are dozens of posts in the Nurse Registration forum of other graduates from the Philippines that were also denied...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  48. 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...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  49. Ah, yes, of course. It's all coming back to me now (fortunately, it's been a while ...)
    Fiona59
    Forum: International Nursing
  50. 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...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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