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  1. ER Nurses- How do you feel about ED volunteers?
    In terms of being given more responsibility I can tell you it will come (to the extent a volunteer can get more responsibility), but you need to be patient. Volunteers have a high turnover and...
    Feb 27, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. ER Nurses- How do you feel about ED volunteers?
    That's pretty rude of them, and I haven't seen that happen in the ED I volunteer in. The only time I'd ever interrupt a nurse who is in the middle of making a report/treating/talking to a doctor, is...
    Feb 26, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. ER Nurses- How do you feel about ED volunteers?
    Any reason why?
    Jan 20, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. ER Nurses- How do you feel about ED volunteers?
    I'd like to add something else to my previous comment, if you've been trained to, answer the phones! You don't know how much its appreciated if you can give the secretaries a break and be the go...
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Can they demand a 4 week notice and pay me minimum wage? Abandonment?
    Tell them to take a flying leap. MANY employers put this in their handbooks in order to scare employees when it comes time to quit. Unless you are a contract employee that has a contract stating...
    Jan 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Does volunteering count towards "experience" when applying for Nursing/CNA positions?
    It may or may not count as experience but it does help with networking and getting your face recognized. I currently volunteer in an ED because I want to.eventually work in an ED. I can tell you...
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. For Those Considering A Career In Nursing
    This was a great read and the last couple of paragraphs stated exactly why I left office work. Thankfully both my parents are nurses so I talked to them a LOT about it before going back to school. ...
    Jan 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. ER Nurses- How do you feel about ED volunteers?
    I LOVE being an ED volunteer, but what you do will really depend on the protocol at the hospital you volunteer at. Where I volunteer I answer phones, transport patients to x-ray, bring patients to...
    Dec 12, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Difficulty finding job as a new nurse
    This is going to be a huge problem in a few years and nurses start retiring again. There will be a shortage of "experienced" nurses. In a perfect world, hospitals would hire a healthy mix of...
    Dec 12, '11
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  10. Is volunteering in an ED a good way to get my foot in the door?
    Have you tried just applying for ED positions? The ED I volunteer at takes nurses from different departments without any ED experience. Volunteering is a good way to get an idea of how the ED...
    Dec 12, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Are shy and quiet people not allowed to be nurses?
    I wouldn't give her a second thought. My dad was a nurse for 25+ years before retiring and he's the quietest person I know. His evaluations were great and he was a good nurse. He took care of the...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Probably gonna get fired my first week...
    Although I'm not a nurse, I've seen plenty of doctors in the ED where I volunteer do pretty much the same thing. I don't see either of those as a big deal at all.
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Is becoming a Nurse hard?
    Depends on the program you want to get into. If you want a BSN, a lot of the requirements are "hard." The program I want to get into requires: -Chemistry -Microbiology -Psychology -Sociology...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. Do you think there would be less RN students if the economy was better?
    Ditto! I had what most would consider a "good job" before I quit last year. It was in finance, and just like some people aren't cut out for nursing or anything medical related, I am absolutely NOT...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Oh boy. Let go from job... not sure if this is it. :(
    Its a sad fact of life that not all "book smart" people are "job smart," I encountered this on a daily basis in my former life in finance. That being said, as pointed out here, you have MANY options...
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Are men respected by Doctors and colleagues in this field.
    I asked my dad about this because he began nursing back when it was rare for males to be nurses (early 1980s). He said he was never treated any differently by nurses or doctors and that all had the...
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Getting my foot in the door
    Since you have a pharm tech job that should help you at least get an interview. I'm always surprised at the number or nursing students who do not volunteer at hospitals. YES, a job at a...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Holidays off?
    I'm not a nurse yet, but both my parents were. My mom (ultra catholic) always had Christmas off but at the expense of working Thanksgiving. My dad always worked Christmas by choice because he got...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Advice for pre-nursing student
    It REALLY REALLY depends on where you live. I live in CA, so even for CNA jobs, 95% of places want experience. There are many possibilities for jobs you can do while in school which will help you...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. How can new RN grads in CA get experience?
    I'm not even in nursing school yet and I volunteer at two hospitals while trying to find a hospital job as well. I have my EMT license and am trying to become an ER Tech to gain experience. A lot...
    Nov 18, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  21. TEAS V Retake
    Before I got the ATI book, I bought the Kaplan and Princeton Review books. They're ok, but I liked the ATI book more. The other books focus on all nursing school entrance exams and not just the...
    Oct 2, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  22. TEAS V Retake
    YES!!! Order the ATI prep book and use only that one to study. Any other study guides are useless. Also, when you order their guide, make sure to get a couple of practice tests too. Good luck!
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  23. Unsure if Nursing is right for me??
    In school right now, but from her post it seems like she didn't really know much about nursing so with that in mind she would get a chance to see day-to-day what nurses do. I know how tough nursing...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Unsure if Nursing is right for me??
    I was in finance for five years and recently went back to school to become an RN. Unlike most people, I didn't do this out of necessity. I did it because that's where my passion lies (I had a good...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Why are nursing jobs so hard to find right now?any advice?
    I don't know your whole story, but this is why I think nursing students should volunteer in at LEAST one hospital even before they begin to apply to nursing schools. First it gives them an idea of...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance

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