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  1. what age did you decide to become a nurse
    I got my LPN license in Feb. 2014 at age 40 - just finished my associates degree on Wednesday, so age 41! Still have to take my boards...hopefully Jan. 9-10.
    Dec 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. what age did you decide to become a nurse
    I was 38 years old when I decided to go back to school for nursing. I had been a middle school music teacher for 8 years.
    Dec 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Really? Why so Negative
    Another thought - I have heard that ICU's and ER's don't always hire new grads... although a local ER I went to for clinical said they have done so. Anyway...consider working at a small hospital...
    Dec 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Really? Why so Negative
    This definitely sounds like a unit culture/organization culture problem. I think with the changes in healthcare law that have happened in the last 20 years, all facilities are asking nurses to do...
    Dec 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Recent grad advice for future students
    You will learn more about how a hospital unit works by working as a CNA/PCT there during school than you will by working in any other capacity. If no CNA positions are available, other areas would...
    Dec 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. My predicament: Pre-Nursing vs. Pre-Med
    I agree with everything the previous posters said... Also - do not judge whether or not you want to be a nurse on the other people you have seen go into nursing. There are all kinds of nurses. I...
    Dec 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Considering nursing...need advice!
    I just read some of the original advice I received from nurses and wanted to share a few things.... During nursing school, I really enjoyed my clinical experiences on hospital units - especially...
    Dec 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Considering nursing...need advice!
    Just giving this old thread a bumpů I just graduated with my Associates Degree in nursing yesterday! All my paperwork has been submitted to my BON and I have registered with NCLEX, so just waiting...
    Dec 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Considering nursing...need advice!
    Oops!
    Dec 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. New grad=no job=work anywhere even not nursing?
    A lot depends on where you live. I got my LPN license in February and applied at only one LTC facility and with 2 home care companies. I only got called back by one home care company, but they...
    Dec 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Acronyms: Where's the COW?
    I just want to say that PAFO is about the funniest thing I've heard all day!!!
    Dec 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Don't think my marriage will survive night shift
    On the nights when I work the night shift, my husband gets whatever he will need for the next day (including the laundry that he plans to wash and fold) out of our room while I am at work and puts it...
    Dec 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Why so reluctant to give pain meds?
    PedsRN - I agree that patients (esp. joint replacement and back surgery pts) need to be educated more pre-op about the fact that they WILL have pain, and it will be intense. So many pts I see on our...
    Nov 25
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. Why so reluctant to give pain meds?
    P.S. We are taught in school that pain is what the patient says it is and that not even vital signs (except resp depression) should be used as "proof" that a pt is not in pain. And yet, I have...
    Nov 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. Why so reluctant to give pain meds?
    Thank you so much for all of your thoughtful replies. I was afraid I would get a negative response because maybe my post sounded judgmental. In this scenario, the patient was post-op day #4....
    Nov 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. Why so reluctant to give pain meds?
    Hello! I just got off a busy night shift and I am feeling frustrated by one of the nurses I work with in regard to controlling a patient's pain. Quick background on me - I am an LPN working...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. NOC nurses need sleep too!!!
    I think it is so weird that if we worked 8am to 4pm, no one would even THINK to ask if we could leave work to do this or that for them... Instead, since we work while they are sleeping, they seem to...
    Jun 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. One Strategy To Land a Nursing Job: The End Around
    I work at a hospital on a rehab/skilled unit, and if a person comes during normal business hours, they absolutely CAN walk right onto our unit. Maybe it's because we are in a medium sized midwest...
    Jun 4
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  19. what do you wear?
    I know this is an old thread, but I just read it for my information - very helpful! I will be attending high school with a teen as a home care nurse for the first time tomorrow morning! I think my...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  20. Is It Necessary?
    I am a student WITHOUT an iPad, and I am doing quite well in my program! I DO have a laptop but I generally leave it at home when I come to class. I find that if I take notes by hand, I learn more....
    May 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Advice for a new nurse, please
    I am still a student, but I work as a CNA at a hospital with many nurses, and I have my LPN license... (I will be doing some LPN work this summer!) One of the things they don't teach you in...
    May 12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. My nursing jobs as a CNA, is affecting my life..
    I worked only 5 months as an aide at a nursing home, and hated it for many of the reasons you state. Well, I had no complaints about the residents - they are there to be taken care of after all. So...
    May 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Need good thoughts...
    Praying for you! Good luck!
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Older, New RN
    CVON - I am still in nursing school, but just wanted to lend you some support! I am 40 y/o and nursing is my 2nd career. Got my LPN license in February, and will finish in December with my ADN and...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. how can i better handle this situation
    I just re-read your post and had another thought about it. It may be important to stand up for yourself to these girls. Don't allow them to see emotion, but firmly tell them whenever they act...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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