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  1. 4.0 in nursing school?
    I think you misread my post. I am not saying that shooting for perfection is a bad thing, but being "devastated" by not getting 100s is counterproductive and, in severe cases, could lead to failure....
    5:16 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. 4.0 in nursing school?
    This is going to sound harsh but if you continue on with this mentality, you will not make it. I say this as a senior nursing student (last semester!) who had to retake a class due to anxiety. And...
    10:32 am
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. If you accept a job, stay at least a year
    Someone is out of touch with reality... In at-will states, employers can terminate workers whenever without cause. As far as I'm concern, the only reason I would stay at a place I hated for a year...
    10:09 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Is Job Hopping the Norm for Nurses?
    I think if pensions were the norm and not the exception, we would see less job hopping and more loyalty. As I have stated in other threads, as long as one doesn't burn bridges and always has a job...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Hey so young nurses, are we really making "that much"?
    Compared to many other college grads, I think new nurses make very good money. At my place of employement, new grads are required to work at 100% (40 hours) and usually nights for that first year of...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Feeling guilty about maternity leave
    Management doesn't care about screwing people over schedule-wise or calling people off when they just got to the parking lot. I would not feel guilty at all. I plan on using up as much leave hours as...
    Sep 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Is it okay to tape record on my phone my patient's report?
    I'm shocked that you even have to ask this question, OP. NO. NO. NO. And NO.
    Sep 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Pt ages
    Hard living usually ends in poor health. My grandmother was an alcoholic and smoked and gambled a lot in her youth. Doctors warned her that if she continued on with her drinking and smoking, she...
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Throwing out pillows!? Does anyone else do this!?
    I've seen wash rags come back from the washing company with pubic hair in them. Gross. And who is going to want to use a wash rag or pillow with old crap and blood stains on it? Those go in the...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Do you think nursing programs can benefit from more rigorous prerequisites?
    I think students need more clinical hours and less nursing theory/fluff. Unfortunately, due to liability reasons, students' opportunities for learning are extremely limited.
    Sep 7
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. New grad and struggling with it.
    I actually know a new grad hired in the float pool. I highly disagree with that practice. Every floor is different and a new nurse without that foundation and confidence will struggle. That being...
    Sep 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Disabled seems to have some new meaning!
    As pointed out earlier, most people on disability aren't living high off the hog. How can one fully enjoy life on 700-1200 bucks a month when one can make triple that working? I don't know about...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. What makes a COB crusty?
    Aw man...how on Earth did you guys survive???? Major props! I am not a "COB" (a little batty, at times ;) ) but I have talked to many seasoned nurses. Many remember times when it was not unusual...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Fake call outs irritate me
    That is also a good point. I guess I should consider myself lucky that at my place of employment (a unionized hospital, if that means anything), anyone who is not at the top of the pay scale can and...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Fake call outs irritate me
    I rarely call in sick (the times I have, I was hospitalized or just worked over 60+ in a week and was sick with exhaustion). People really need to be careful about misusing sick time. What happens if...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Highest possible pay for ADN/RN
    It really depends on where you live. The very seasoned nurses at my hospital make over 100k/yr working three days a week. But that is after many years of experience and paying dues!
    Sep 2
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. Preceptorship
    Update: I just had my first day on the floor last week. I have to say, that I think this floor will be a wonderful learning experience! In those eight hours alone, I passed PO meds, gave insulin...
    Sep 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Shady Nursing School Abruptly Closes Its Doors
    It is sad, but I can't say that I feel for these students. They were suckers for not taking the time to do their research before putting themselves into such a deep hole. A good rule of thumb is...
    Sep 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. On Negative Feedback
    I prefer the term "constructive criticism" but I can appreciate what you are saying. The nursing student who gives Coumadin to a patient with THAT high of an INR probably should be pulled aside and...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Are starting wages negotiable?
    People usually leave the bed side for better schedules and less stress...rarely for more pay. I would definitely try negotiating. The worst thing they can say is no.
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. California's 5 Hour Lunch Rule
    I would hate that. I usually like to take my lunch break on 1300-1330. 11-1230 is too early for me!
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Preceptorship
    Thanks for the replies. Yeah the NICU at the hospital where I work and precept hires new grads quite a bit. That being said, I do realize that precepting on a Med-Surg floor will help hone my...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Managing money and student loans
    65k for an associates?!? The CRNAS program near my house is 15k leads than that and I know of quite a few NP programs that cost 20k and under. I'm sorry you are going through this, but you should...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Preceptorship
    I got my preceptorship assignment at a med-surg unit. I am really disappointed as I wanted the NICU and felt that this preceptorship could help me get into the NICU. :( Where are you all...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. When should I start looking?
    @Don, The hospital's NICU I want to work at doesn't offer new grad residencies, but they do hire a lot of new grads. But I will definitely keep my eye out for NICU residencies. Thanks! ...
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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