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  1. I feel like a glorified maid
    I know how you feel, I was there a few months ago. Best advice I can tell you is move to another unit. Get off the med-surge/telemetry floor. I work with critically ill patients. They are...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. To RNs: Would you encourage students to get into nursing from a practical standpoint?
    Very solid question there OP. From a practical standpoint yes nursing is a good place to go. Living in the West Coast, our compensation packages are excellent. Now lets talk about budget cuts...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  3. Is it really easier for male new grad nurses to land a job?
    The question that needs to be asked is if there, "are there qualified female nurses that actually want the management job"? The hospitals are filled with female RNs with 1 to 1 million years of...
    Apr 1
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  4. 3/6 months... quitting the job...
    Very true. We all run across rude patients, but at least as an NP your not obliged to wipe their butt/get them soda/ lift them/ or put of with them the way a floor nurse does. Advanced practice is...
    Apr 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. i have a bachelor in biology now i want to become a nurse
    Look in to Physician Assistant programs. The work is more relaxed and less manual labor. In most states, especially those not in the west coast, PA's make more than staff RNs.
    Mar 27
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. Tired, burned out, and broke...
    Its early in the game, not too late to turn around now. Pick another career field. Remember if this is how you feel in your heart of hearts now, you already know its not for you. Best of luck to you.
    Mar 27
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  7. 3/6 months... quitting the job...
    Didn't you get the memo, its a calling. I mean why would anyone want to get paid for hard work in the profession? Why would any of us complain when pts are mean to us, its a calling.
    Mar 26
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. 3/6 months... quitting the job...
    Problem solved, you and the OP switch ASAP. Thank you for stepping up. Please contact the OP with your facility and position. Once again thanks for solving the OP's problem. Your one in a million.
    Mar 26
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired: Sleeping on duty
    Our director authorized us to sleep at night, so long as we were doing it in the break-room while clocked out for lunch and properly relieved by charge. He said cause we werent on the company...
    Mar 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Everything is our responsibility. Rant.
    we are the first to be thrown under the bus... that why
    Mar 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. 3/6 months... quitting the job...
    Hood Rats, Gangbangers, Multi-Generational Wellfare Recipients, IVDA ER Abusers, Non-Compliant Homless Addicts, etc.. I think we all know what the OP means. Lets be real, many of us had worked in...
    Mar 23
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Sexism in nursing
    Of course there is sexism in the carer field. This is mostly a woman's career, just look at the demographics. I mean even the text books I used in school referred to RN's as "She or Her". Keep your...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  13. Is it really easier for male new grad nurses to land a job?
    My unit has a lot of male RNs in fact about 3/4 of the PM and Night shift staff are males. Based on some surveys the hospital did regrading unit satisfaction, they consistently rank in the top. Maybe...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  14. New Grad OR nursing??
    TAKE THE OR JOB!!!! New grad being offered such an opportunity should not be wasted. Once your in, you can transfer later. In my opinion OR is one of those prime jobs people kill for. Its like...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. The Army's On Its Way
    wonderful article!! reminds me of AIT. Wow i was a kid back then.
    Mar 21
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. New grad at a non-skilled nursing facility?
    Any RN work is better than NO RN work. Look you got mouths to feed and shelter to keep over their heads. Put your pride aside and provide for your family. Take the LTC job and in 6 months, try...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. HELP! I'm being pressured to lie at work...
    Inform your union!!!! This is the hospital trying to cover their butt. You need to be properly trained, but they do not want to pay for your training. Its not a matter of IF things go bad, but a...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Can a LPN delegate to RN?
    I agree, that is why you can have an LVN in charge of staffing/pt assignments/scheduling/payroll/HR etc. I think the OP maybe annoyed at the idea of an LVN delegating things to an RN. Its the...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Why did you become nurses?
    1. Compensation is great! In my facility take home after taxes is about $4500 a month. This does not include all my health, vision, dental, gym membership etc which are all free. Flexible hours, we...
    Mar 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Can a LPN delegate to RN?
    Lol if a BSN can hand down patient assignments to an MSN why not an LVN. This is assuming were talking about a managment type position. I mean my director has less than 5 years as an RN. But he is...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Advice for the first year of Nursing
    Sounds about right, from what I have experienced.
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. To RNs, what are your thoughts about the mandated nurse-patient ratio?
    The health care system I work for still hires new grades. Out of my graduating class of 40 people my hospital hired 12 of us. We work 40 hours a week per diem with no benefits. So your looking at...
    Dec 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. Just Got Denied at VA  for New Grad Program
    Things have changed since WWII. I was not even alive back then. I am talking about the here and now. Look at the quality of soldier now. As for saying "In fact most of the crappy soldiers I have...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  24. Just Got Denied at VA  for New Grad Program
    First I feel 100% sure that NG and Reservist are inferior to AD component any day of the week. A reservist soldier is inferior to an AD soldier within the same MOS. Ill put down all I have in savings...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. RN Salary Survey 2013:  Post here!
    Wow, I cant believe RNs in California get paid that low!! I have never seen that, what region in California is that.
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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