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  1. frustrated with transition to icu
    I am an RN with 2 years of experience on a stepdown unit with a 3 to 1 ratio, lots of PNA, CHF, COPD, MI, stable trach-vents, GI bleeds, AFIB/RVR, DVT/PE's, etc. I consider myself experienced and...
    Dec 17, '14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Nurses with worse spelling than mine are laughable.
    LadyFree28 is correct about the origin of "finna." I am in FL and I knew exactly what the word means-- it's a contraction of fixing to, which in itself is a very Midwest/Southern type of word to me....
    Aug 26, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. General workplace/personal life separation
    I think I am fortunate that the friendships at my worklace do not seem like a facade to me. There are some people who are casual acquaintances with everybody but keep a professional distance, and...
    Aug 24, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. afraid of being stuck by a needle
    I used to hate needles, and I still get a fair bit of anxiety from them, but getting my blood drawn for my first hospital job 3-4 years ago was not bad, and neither was last week's for my new job. ...
    Aug 22, '14
    Forum: Patient Education
  5. Did you know?  "Code Brown" means tornado. . .LMAO!
    The explanation I've heard against DNR armbands at both of my hospitals has been that it's a HIPAA violation, as in, they might not want the whole world knowing they don't want to be resuscitated. ...
    Aug 22, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Det Norske Veritas (DNV) vs JC?
    It's been about two years since I posted on AllNurses--now I'm back with some real nursing experience under my belt I hope to be a helpful contributor as opposed to the nursing student asking...
    Aug 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. New Grad in Intermediate Care?
    I've been working as a PCT (basically CNA) for the past seven months at a local hospital and the chances seem promising that I may be offered a position on nights on the Intermediate Care Unit after...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. Medical Terminology
    I understand everyone's answers so far and I agree with them. However I voted "eh" in the poll because although I took both Latin in high school and a Medical Terminology course, I don't feel that...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What and How Much Can You Tell to Patient's Family?
    The hospital where I work uses a pin number system. The number is given upon admission. Only family members/friends/whoever that has the number may be given any information about the patient.
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  10. Hospital Nursing: Vision vs. Reality
    I don't know what to tell you because I am a nursing student, I spent the summer working as an Intern (basically just a tech job) and I felt this way almost every shift I worked. :( I am terrified...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Staring Nursing Program
    I'm in an ADN program. :) Be confident, realize that no one is out to get you. Except that you probably will have one instructor sometime in your nursing education who is out to get you, or at the...
    Dec 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Staring Nursing Program
    ^ Regarding working while in school, I do know a few folks who work but it is part-time, basically on the weekends. I couldn't imagine working any more than that, what with all of our schoolwork,...
    Dec 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Staring Nursing Program
    Congrats on starting nursing school! I'm in my third semester now. Not sure what advice to give because I am generally the one who's out of sorts and my friends have to slap sense into me... ;) ...
    Dec 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Clinical Hair I use this method for my bra-strap-length hair and it makes a beautiful, perfect sleek bun!
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Jewish patients: End of Life practices
    Along this line, you might also consider emailing rabbis from different denominations on this topic. However I will caution you about "Messianic" Judaism (aka Jews For Jesus) suggested earlier in...
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Jewish patients: End of Life practices
    It's more to the effect that an unrelated and unmarried man and woman shouldn't be alone in one another's presence, lest it lead to inappropriate conduct. ...
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. NANDA Diagnoses for the Nursing Student
    Imbalanced nutrition (more than body requirements) R/T excessive fast food consumption secondary to lack of time to do anything other than study AEB student states "McDonald's is gourmet now that I'm...
    Aug 29, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. Does anyone LOVE Geriatrics?
    My mother's worked with Geriatrics for about 20 years now and she really enjoys them, but I was relieved to get out of my nursing home clinical rotation last semester. Yes, I got fond of the nice...
    Aug 19, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Portland hospitals banning elective induction & c-sections
    I'm curious, what complications could arise from a baby being overdue? I've never heard of such a thing--especially considering all the problems from being delivered prematurely.
    Aug 18, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. regretting nursing school??
    To the two posters above me-- this thread is from 2 years ago, the OP just posted to say that she stuck it out and is glad she did. :) To the OP--congratulations and I'm glad that things worked...
    Aug 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. New grads and student nurses...textbook question!
    I kept my Chemistry, A&P, Human Nutrition, Microbio, and Human Growth and Development books from my pre-reqs. I am about to go into my 2nd semester of nursing school and I haven't looked at any of...
    Aug 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. the nursing identity
    RNs are amazing people, and it's not because they know three languages, play in an orchestra, or write like Shakespeare. It's not even whether or not they had a 4.0 GPA in school. The best nurse I...
    Aug 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Florida Hospital RN Job Fair
    Just saw this on my Facebook... Florida Hospital in Orlando, FL is apparently hosting an RN Job Fair on May 5. The ad stated that there are sign-on and relocation bonuses... Here is their website,...
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How would YOU like to see a nurse portrayed in the media?
    Realistically, like normal human beings.
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Pharm Help: Most Effective Route for Morphine Other Than Oral
    We're supposed to be using our Davis Drug Guides to answer the following: "Research the routes for morphine. Other than the IV route, what 3 routes of morphine are more reliably absorbed than po...
    Jan 28, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance

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