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  1. Good Experience vs Job stability-what's more important?
    Since you are just beginning your career as a nurse, I say go for the job that will enhance your knowledge as a nurse. With more experience and nursing knowledge, job stability will always follow.
    Oct 16
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. URGENT: Are CDC Ebola Guidelines 'Good Enough'?
    One of the things I felt was truly amiss in the CDC guidelines was their emphasis on just the "CONTACT" precaution where a regular ISOLATION gown is enough. That is not true. We need specific PPE...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. I feel like I'm never going to get good at IVs
    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 many IV attempts but one of my co-workers told me to get over that fear...
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I really want to quit my job....
    You're new in the ICU. Give it a chance. If people are stuck up, then just mind your business. There's always something to do in the ICU so instead of mingling with other nurses, just do things with...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Nursing job
    Was she issued a license in Illinois? Does she have a social security number? Illinois does not require a social security upon receiving the initial RN license. If she was issued a license, she...
    Jun 28
    Forum: International Nursing
  6. Where is ths so called Nursing Shortage at!? im having a hard time finding work
    The shortage is for experience nurses. If you have a really good resume then you should have at least landed a job interview. The market is really stiff for new grad and if you already had...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  7. NRP required BEFORE hire?
    Most hospital will give you 30 days to 6-months from hire date to have all your credentials. But it also depends on the unit you are applying and what the norm is for that specific unit.
    Jun 28
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  8. PACs -- why can't you infuse through the distal lumen?
    The reason why we do not infuse anything from PA | distal port is because we have to see the waveform. This is our only indication where the catheter is (as each chamber of the heart looks...
    Jun 26
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  9. Advice for Grad, Jobs: Fact or Fiction
    I say go with your own beat. Experience is experience no matter where you are, what unit you're in. It's how you present the experience that will get you the job. You'll be oriented at work...
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Venipuncture help
    Ask the patient. If they are hard sticks, they know and will tell you where most people get blood. When in doubt, use a butterfly. They are easy to use, visible blood return and if worse...
    Jun 25
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Best Job Before Nursing School?
    Anything with customer service will be a great asset when you become a nurse. You'll learn the skills but great customer service takes a while to develop.
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Immunization nurse interview
    Since it's immunization, do one with hepatitis B vaccine. It's simple and highly preventative. You can download the VIS from CDC and just explain it so the patient can understand.
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  13. Calling after submitting an application
    If you read any "how-to-get-hired" articles, one of the things HR managers/companies say is that they do not want overzealous applicants. Do not hurt your chances before you even get one. First,...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  14. First Nursing Job
    It is expensive to hire and train new nurses. That being said, I think it's absolutely ridiculous for the hospital to ask you to sign a five year contract with them. Ask the hospital what would...
    Jun 6
    Forum: California Nursing
  15. What's your spiel?
    You have to be confident. Fake it till you make it. This is the first time, first chance to built a trusting relationship with your patient. What I do is introduced myself. Ask them what their...
    Jun 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What is a Calling to be a nurse?
    I'd say priesthood or being a nun is a calling. For me, saying something is a calling requires doing the same job everything single day with the same amount of passion every time. While I believe...
    Jun 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. frustrated RN here..need help!!
    Don't give up! You'll find a place where they'll honor your experience but until then be patient and keep on applying.
    May 19
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  18. Is this a common attendace policy?
    Definitely not common in places I've worked. But they are heartless if they did that after knowing what tragedy happened to her and her family... I'd start looking for another place to work if they...
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Nurses desensitized to death?
    Desensitized to death? Definitely not. I believe its the acceptance that the cycle of life ends. We have learned to accept that sometimes death is the more compassionate route than keeping a person...
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. how will i continie nursing in usa?
    Your high school diploma or college transcript will suffice. Nursing school is very competitive here. If you plan to study here, be prepared to pay international student prices and wait for years...
    May 18
    Forum: International Nursing
  21. How to bounce back after failing
    You are focusing too much on the negative. Forget about hands on experience, it will not help you pass the nclex. If you are worried about skills, as a new nurse there's a lot of things to learn and...
    May 18
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Should I quit or try to transfer
    Be careful what you wish for... I think you'll do fine. You think you can't handle it but you will. You will learn how to think faster, do things in a safe manner while being pulled in multiple...
    May 18
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Difference between ICU and ER nurses
    ER and ICU are busy in different reasons. I say this often but everything depends on the hospital. In the ER, you are busy because you don't know what patients you're getting. It could be people...
    May 12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. How important are reference letters? Which ones really count?
    It's very helpful for big hospitals with online applications. So it's best to have two with you. The problem with reference letters is most often than not they are not specific to the person. A...
    May 12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  25. Thank you email
    - Always highlight things you've describe as your strengths. - If there's any question you feel that you have not answered adequately, now's the chance to make up for it. - Always add what...
    May 12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help


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