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  1. If you accept a job, stay at least a year
    I think it is generally wrong to accept a job that one does not have any intention on keeping for at least a year, but there are exceptions to this. Sometimes a person needs the money and takes a job...
    Sep 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Have any of you ever been stuck by a needle and not felt it?
    I stuck myself with a new needle (an insulin syringe) when I was taking it out of the package and it split my finger, like a paper cut kind of. It bled and hurt and I definitely felt it. From that...
    Sep 12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. Malpractice insurance
    It was the documentation specialist at my new job. I was very surprised, because I have always been advised just the opposite. In nursing school, many nurses stressed having our own. But this...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Malpractice insurance
    I was recently told that it was advisable to not have private malpractice insurance and that it is better to be covered by the facility at my current job. This goes against everything I have been...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Where to start when you don't have experience.
    I agree with the idea of starting where you can get hired. I think some people can start in a specialty depending on the length of the training program and support offered, others chose to do a year...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. Pain assessments - gabapentin?????
    Yeah, kind of weird to have to reassess for gabapentin. As far as I understand, it's the kind of drug that requires a certain plasma concentration over time to have an effect. It's not like an...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. Bringin' home more than the bacon....
    I keep my work shoes either at work or in the garage in a plastic bag. I never wear them inside my house. Good hand hygiene throghout the day and a good shower before going to bed. Old scrubs off in...
    Sep 7
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  8. advice ..I'm freaking out
    I've given less insulin before if I knew the blood sugar would drop. I've given the dose the patient usually takes at home, then I talk to the doc to get the order changed if the dose is not...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. Verbal abuse
    Sorry this happened to you. It sounds like you did all the right things. I think calling CPS might be a good idea. This guy sounds like a possible abuser. I have never had someone attack me verbally...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  10. How will I know when I am ready?
    Thanks for the encouragement! I did decline an opportunity that presented itself, but I will take the next one that presents itself.
    Sep 5
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. On Negative Feedback
    Just because someone is not liked, doesn't mean their opinion doesn't count. There are plenty of good nurses with solid skills that I don't particularly like, but if they were to point out something...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Rude vs Mean vs Bullying
    Good examples. I think continued rudeness and meanness can also cause issues at work, leading to poor performance, unnecessary stress, and even patient safety (distraction from the task at hand)....
    Aug 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Almost two years no RN Job in Hosptial
    I would take a job out of state. You can probably even get a phone interview and get a job. Get a job, take out a loan to move and once you have an income pay it back. If you get a job out of state...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  14. What is bullying then?
    I know this is a little off topic, but I have never heard the term WASP (white anglo saxon protestant) be used as a derogatory term, but as a descriptive term rather. Maybe people do use it as a...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Going from med surg to telemetry
    My tele floor has drips and we titrate them too. It's tele/step down. There is a lot of overlap between med/surg. I don't see why you would need a longer orientation. Tele has more patients with...
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. This will be a tough year
    My deepest condolences for your loss. Your strength to carry on is admirable! I wish you the best in you studies and in your nursing career.
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Resume Advice. New RN. No work experience. Please Help!
    There are many templates you can look on online. Sometimes it's just that you don't have the experience they want. If you are in a highly competitive state, consider relocating for a while to obtain...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  18. Encouragement for if you failed the NCLEX
    Try the Kaplan Q Bank. I did this and passed and found it very helpful, even harder than the real Nclex questions. Try not to change too much also. Sometimes people change answers to the wrong...
    Aug 24
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. What is bullying then?
    I sense the tensions rising in the thread and just wanted to point out that when people have had to endure a hostile work environment it can be very traumatizing for a person. Especially if someone...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Help, I hate my job
    Wow that sounds crazy! How can they justify such a high ratio if the patients are so acute. Are they all DNRs or something. How do you give meds to that many people and do an assessment? There's got...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  21. heparin drip and bleeding?
    You mean if their platelets got too low? Heparin induced thrombocytopenia. I think it depends on the patient. PTTs are always measured when a patient's on a heparin drip, so you'd know what the...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  22. How will I know when I am ready?
    I had an opportunity to interview for a job in the ED, but already accepted a job on a tele unit, so I turned down the interview. I've been working on a tele/step down unit for the past 18months and...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Starting to find some aspects degrading
    I've felt that way at times. I've had issues with patient's families that were very draining. One of the brothers of my patients would call and would be threatening to sue everyone and he would try...
    Aug 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. NOC, where's the professionalism??
    We have surveys. Noise was a big complaint, so we started closing doors and using our "inside voice." Try closing pt's doors, maybe talk to you manager about a quiet initiative, a suggestion to...
    Aug 22
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. Nursing student lacking passion?
    Am I passionate? Sometimes, but not always. A lot of the time I'm just doing a job with my best effort. The inspiration sometimes come from the experiences I have, making a difference in peoples...
    Aug 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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