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  1. Playing with fire...
    I would not. It can quickly become a mess you don't want. And let's say they really were would involve them cheating or breaking off their current relationship and who's to say they...
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Nursing Home: Tips on how to be faster in med pass?
    Certain meds do have to be given at certain times but if you have a lone vitamin I would see about changing the time on it. We can change the times provided the doctor didn't give specific orders...
    Jun 15, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. I'm my own worst problem
    Cookies and water are something the CNA's can fetch and I would delegate that. We do keep pudding packs and a few things in the med cart, not only because we use pudding and applesauce for crushed...
    Apr 30, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Bombed my second shift on my own
    Don't be yourself up- we can not be every place at once. It took me awhile to get used to this, but I have learned to prioritize. Safety is always number one, med pass comes second. This is my DON's...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Losing respect for nursing students
    I think a lot of things are to blame. I'm a new nurse but I think when you look at society as a whole, they've become more relaxed. I'm 34 and I hate what cellphones have done. I hate that you go to...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Des Monies vs Iowa City
    I live in Cedar Rapids so my beef with IC is having to pay for much for parking all the time and Des Moines is foreign to me because it's so large. I can't speak for NICU's either, other than one of...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  7. New, unexperienced RN
    I'm in Cedar Rapids. I don't know what it's like for the area of Washington. CR is iffy. Several of my classmates from my previous class didn't get a job until 6+months after passing the NCLEX. I had...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  8. Tricks of the trade: Diversion- stories of the stupid and sly?
    I remember it being "cool" when I was younger to snort pixie sticks. I never did, never saw the point in it (it would have to burn!) but many classmates did it. Also know a couple younger kids who...
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. NCLEX-PN this morning, got good pop up
    I am not sure what to think. It shut off right at 85 questions and the more I progressed, the harder questions got. I got some questions on meds I had never heard of and a couple diseases (or they...
    Apr 14, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. I was yelled at by my nurse yesterday
    Never had a nurse flip out on me in front of people, but had a nurse flip out about me behind my back to my instructor until my instructor set her straight. Short story- pt had surgery, was post...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Im here to complain. you can too:)
    There's a shuttle bus here too but it's so dang confusing! Besides, with my luck, if I were to take the shuttle bus, something would happen and i'd end up late. And it's 17 bucks a day to park in the...
    Apr 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Im here to complain. you can too:)
    I hate waking up at 5 am. I hate having to drive to the next town for clinicals where they charge for parking that i can't afford so a church has been nice enough to grant me permission to let me...
    Apr 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Test strategies I've learned
    Thank you so much for posting this as I was trying to find something like this a couple weeks ago and could not!
    Feb 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. How do I know what to do and what not to do in clinicals?
    I wouldn't take the direct, blunt comment from the one nurse personally. She was doing meds and that is generally a time you don't bother a person just because it is prime time for errors. As a...
    Feb 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. did anyone here have to do this in nursing school?
    I feel for you.......and I don't know if there's anything you can really do. Chances are the dean will tell you "Too bad". However, it couldn't hurt to try. I have been fortunate enough that my...
    Feb 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. What nursing field do you think is easiest and hardest?
    I did clinicals on a med/psych unit awhile back and we had a woman with delirium. She had just had surgery and when she came out of it, she had delirium. She was so fiesty! She had a mouth like a...
    Feb 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Bully?! Help,I need good comebacks!
    I don't know whether I say it's bullying or not. But I wouldn't sink down to giving smart remarks- it will make you look bad and can exacerbate the situation. I would give a firm, direct "You can get...
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Help remembering medication side effects...
    A lot of it's repetition and learning by class. But for side effects/adverse effects, we need to go with the most important ones. What I did with patients is when I got their information, I went...
    Jan 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. dealing with an unprofessional clinical instructor
    My very first clinical instructor was not very good at all. Granted she was no where near as bad as yours but she seemed to be bipolar. And she gave out a lot of wrong information that could harm a...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. is it a trap!?
    My first response to her would have been asking her to clarify who she is and why she is asking about your medical history. And then my second reaction would be to talk to my classmate and ask her...
    Nov 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Nursing School - Family HELP!!
    I think you need to sit down with your kids, no in-laws, no distractions....and talk to her about this. She may or may not be interested in seeing how much work goes into nursing school...
    Sep 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. How to stop being a doormat before it happens.
    In your normal everyday life, start by saying "No, I can not do that for you today". Don't give a reason as to why you can't........even if you plan on sitting down to watch a marathon of...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. How do I get along well with my clinical instructor?
    I had an instructor once that I heard horrible things about. Turns out by the time I got her, she had been talked to by the school and a meeting was called for all clinical instructors about...
    Sep 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Clinicals and breastfeeding.
    It should work out although you may have a few bumps here and there. I just wanted to add, be sure that you get someone to cover your patient while you're pumping, much like you would do when...
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Something wrong with this picture.
    It's getting harder to get assistance for things because of the amount of people needing it right now- there's only so much money to go around. Not to mention medicaid goes by income so they may very...
    Aug 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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