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  1. Thoughts on the prevalence of name discrimination in nursing?
    I have an unusual ethnic-sounding name that some close-minded people may use to weed me out from the pool of candidates. When I had trouble landing interviews my resume-writer suggested I make up a...
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. How to juggle night shift, family, and study time
    Thanks for replying. The classes are all on-line so I don't have to physically attend anything. I just have to stay alert and super disciplined with my time management. I hope I can do that.
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Overweight/underweight Nurses
    For some reason I work with a bunch of nurses who are on extreme diets and exercise routines. They are so underweight and proud of it. Most are also in heavy make-up, some I know for a fact have been...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Your best(or worst) exposure story
    Frank red blood in the eye coughed up from a bleeding trach. It was an urgent situation, and I was called in to help (not my patient). Had on the mask but no eye protection. Patient and I both tested...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. How to juggle night shift, family, and study time
    I am an RN who is starting my RN to BSN program. I work part time night shifts (12 hours, 2 days a week). The afternoons are always crazy with kids home from school, activities, lessons, dinner, and...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Guys in Peds??
    Go where your heart takes you! I work with a few male nurses and they are part of a good team. It is a general rule that the male RNs are not generally assigned to girls older than babies who require...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  7. What "near drowning" looks like and a story
    I wanted to share these videos because when someone hears that a child survived a drowning, they don't always realize what that means as far as quality of life. I think we as nurses are more aware of...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Afraid of starting nursing Pre reqs
    I started my first prereq's when I was several years older than you, and I remember feeling the same way. It's normal. Can you take one class to start with? My first class, which I took in the...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. child safety
    True-- at our facility the parents of children involved in tragedies often come back later and give talks and are very active in public education. So brave of them to do that.
    Jul 9
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. child safety
    Lots of education, TV ads, and testimonies by parents. Not only hot cars but drownings. In my line of work I get tired of seeing the same things come in over and over. Don't leave your kid in a...
    Jul 9
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. I dread going to work- not a new grad. Has this happened to anyone else?
    First thing is to seek professional help for the anxiety. I took advantage of this service through my workplace and it has helped so, so much! If you really are not able to remain in your area of...
    Jul 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Considering going into nursing...
    Most bigger hospitals are only hiring BSNs these days unless you have a lot of experience. Try to go all the way through and don't get sidetracked by anything! :-) If I had to do it over again I...
    Jul 9
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  13. ABC TV:NY Med shows ER nurse fired due to social media post
    She shared the gender of a patient and how he was injured. Being hit by a train is pretty specific. It's still patient information.
    Jul 9
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Holiday Pay-- Anyone else heard of this??
    So night shift has to work essentially 2 holiday days to get the same pay as one holiday day shift?
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Holiday Pay-- Anyone else heard of this??
    Yep my work is like that, too. I think it's unfair and dumb. It's not like I would choose to be there for only half the shift. I still either slept through half my holiday to take a nap for night...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Do you work with a cold sore?
    I have not read through this whole thread yet to see if anyone mentioned this yet, but you can always ask for a prescription to nip those cold sores in the bud before they have a chance to grow....
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Let's hear about your worst shift ever!
    Q1H glucose checks and Q1H neuro checks on two peds patients, one not very cooperative, and almost hourly adjustments to the fluids based on the blood sugars. I had to do full sets of vitals on those...
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Caring for broken nurses
    So sad. When I was doing my psych rotation in nursing school I met one such nurse, too. She seemed really nice and I was sorry she had so many troubles to deal with. I just found out that a former...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. ADN Nurses Being Forced to go Back to School?
    This subject hits close to home. I am middle aged and settled in my life and family duties and all that. Thought I was done with school. Have a previous Bachelor's in a non-nursing degree and have an...
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest
    What else can you do with them? That is the difficult questions at hand. If there are sick children involved, they need care. It would be inhumane to just ship them back to the border and let...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  21. Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest
    I don't think there is anything they have that we don't already have in the U.S. The measles outbreaks are in large part happening with people who chose not to vaccinate. I have seen more lice,...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  22. Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest
    A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  23. GT feeding stopped after family's wishes
    This just happened with an older distant family member. She was able to make her wishes known. She was unable to swallow and had been using an NG tube. She said she disliked the NG tube, it felt very...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Coordination of care
    What can a nurse do to assist in the coordination of care between specialists? I work with a complex pediatric population and they have multiple issues. The MDs come and leave separately and order...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Most challenging nursing department
    I work in the Pediatric ICU. I have not worked anywhere else, so I can't say for sure, but I can't imagine any place being harder to work than where I do. I see things that would make a seasoned...
    Jun 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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