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  1. New Grad Job Market in North Dakota
    Rent on the western half of the state has gone up sharply due to the "oil boom". New grads are being hired, but its a "buyer's market" so to speak for the nursing recruiters. Keep being politely...
    Sep 15
    Forum: North Dakota Nursing
  2. relocating to ND with kids
    You might want to specify where. ND is a large state and each part of the state has its own pros and cons.
    Sep 15
    Forum: North Dakota Nursing
  3. PCA Patients
    Think about the pain range and types that your typical PCA meds address. Now think about the surgeries that leave lingering post-op pain for a few days. I see them quite often on my floor for s/p...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Out of control visitors
    I'm going to bow out of the thread. Being told I'm not welcome in public because my son has a neuro condition makes me feel less than happy to be a part of this conversation. Good night.
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Pt having a "friend" over for "special nursing care"
    Which is why you knock. Then enter. Artifact is pretty obvious most of the time. Tele can be used as precaution. It doesn't mean *at death's door*. Hell, I wore a tele monitor and I was just freaking...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Thoughts During My First Weekend on My Own
    I don't know why, but I didn't see this update in my inbox! Yes yes yes re: the piggyback abx. That danged secondary line clamp will be the death of me. My second weekend alone I started...
    Sep 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Out of control visitors
    Right, because we are doing such a bang-up job ourselves. The Greatest Generation wrung their hands over the Baby Boomers. Such is life.
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Pt having a "friend" over for "special nursing care"
    I recently had a pt on my acute med-surg floor that has been with us for at least 21 days. She's great lying down, but once she sits up for longer than 15 mins, things get all outta whack and she's...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Out of control visitors
    I am not sure that a family with "spoiled" children means the future of humanity is doomed. I also am not sure it is this up and coming generation we should pin it on. Who's raising these kids?...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. I never, ever went to ER when I was a kid
    I had to go to the ER last night at 2130 and I felt like a fool. I was 99% positive I had a uti but the walk in clinic closed right at the end of my shift. I was miserable and still had three more...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Danskos
    My Nike Torches have been very kind to my high arches. They don't come in wide though.
    Aug 23
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. Do not go to sf state
    When instructors cannot release a schedule until a week before class when students have pressing commitments including work and childcare, it is poor planning on the school's part. "Real life" as you...
    Aug 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Silliest answer someone has said in class?
    It was in Foundations during a discussion re: abuse, ethics, and mandated reporting. This was an IVN classroom with four other sites than mine on. The instructor emphasized the need to follow up on...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Thoughts During My First Weekend on My Own
    I got hired on to a busy Med-Surg floor that is informally known as the stepdown for the CCU that is literally just down the hall. I trained in on fresh post-op transplant patients, COPD...
    Aug 18
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Starting new graduate pay in Fargo/Bismarck?
    In Fargo new grads can get hired on for $22-26/hr. Plus the weekend-shift differentials... Can amount to 27-28/hr or more.
    Aug 14
    Forum: North Dakota Nursing
  16. Danskos
    I bought a pair of Danskos at the beginning of my ADN year. Loved them. They were a little tight and stiff, but with biweekly clinicals they loosened up nicely. Then I started work. 3 12 hour...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. rnmsn
    I'm sorry, come again?
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What age did you complete your BSN or ASN?
    PN cert at 31, ADN at 32, BSN at 33/34, perhaps if the planets align MSN before 40.
    Jul 10
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. Considering going into nursing...
    It would depend on your area. In my area, for a new HS grad, I'd strongly suggest going straight through the BSN program. There's a few offered around here, so you'd have a choice. I myself did my...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. Does your hospital or facility badge include your credentials?
    My badge has my picture on it center top. Beneath that is my first name, and beneath that is RN in large bold print for easy recognition. The LPNs say LPN, etc etc. One thing I have noticed is...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. ATI anyone?
    You would think so, but this year my school elected to just do online copies, which are cleverly hidden on ATI's student home page under support materials. I think it was a poor decision,...
    Mar 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. how many feel like me
    If you are willing to substitute "feed, bathe, not kill, and care for three small hellions and one large hellion-father" for "go to work" I am absolutely right there with you. Only I don't kick...
    Mar 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Life is beautiful if one has his/her life centered on God
    They do have that right. They even have the right to say things that may be hurtful or offensive. And I have the right to say "I find your presumption that you are better than me based on your...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  24. Life is beautiful if one has his/her life centered on God
    If you are Christian, that might explain why you do not see the presumption and offensiveness of the OP. An observation to consider.
    Mar 9
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  25. Life is beautiful if one has his/her life centered on God
    Personally, I do not appreciate being told I am full of sin and incapable of meeting my full potential without swearing an oath of obedience to the OPs god. <b>That </b> is what I find to be...
    Mar 9
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality


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