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  1. Has being a nurse changed your outlook on...
    Yes, my perspective has changed; I'm more informed for the better. I,too, need and advanced directive. I'm currently faced with the prospects of surgical intervention. I have a ton to consider, as...
    1:38 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What's your Myers-Briggs personality type?
    INTJ I currently work in telemetry med-surg/ortho/nuero, but looking to get into Hosice care
    Sep 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Hey so young nurses, are we really making "that much"?
    When I was offered my job at the hospital, my jaw dropped at how much my hourly wage was. In the two short years I've been an RN, I've already seen significant increases in our responsibilities on...
    Sep 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Do you think you'd be able to do medical school?
    I considered med school when I was in my mid-twenties, but I couldn't afford it and didn't know enough about student loans back then. Nearly twenty years later=now; knowing what I know now, there's...
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I love night shift! (Advice for continued success, please?)
    Maybe the accumulation of sleep deprivation, age, the fact that I tend to eat like crap and have horrific sugar cravings when I lack sleep [eating sweets makes sleeping a lot easier, but still don't...
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I love night shift! (Advice for continued success, please?)
    I've loved nights for the last 2 years up until a few months ago. Now I'm not feeling good enough to exercise, my sugar cravings are through the roof, haven't lost weight despite working out and...
    Aug 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Give me some hope...Is ANYONE happy being a nurse??
    Love floor nursing. I left for a minute and went to the other side of nursing (research) and really found out how much I truly love floor nursing; it energizes and challenges me everyday I work. Now...
    Apr 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Does Preferring to Work Night Shift mean you're lazy?
    On most nights, I'm steady busy. Some nights it's crazy hectic. Very rare are nights when I get to chat about non-work topics with co-workers. I love nights because I feel like I can get to know...
    Jan 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. staying healthy while working night shifts
    I've been on nights for just over a year now. I've been sick about four times during this year; more than about 20 years combined. I feel like I have finally adjusted to night shift when it comes...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Just wondering if other hospitals are doing this….
    The UAP's on first and second shift are completely worthless on my floor. I'd rather do it all myself anyway. The only problem we have is not enough equipment to go around; we're always searching...
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Day Shift Drama
    Maybe it's just the unit I work on, but there seems to be a lot of drama and personality conflict on day shift. I work nights and it seems there is less of he said she said type stuff--we just do our...
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Waived application fees during December
    Sweet. Thanks. I just used it and it works.
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  13. How many pairs of scrubs should I purchase initially?
    Four pair you can mix and match. Keep at least one pair of your nursing school pants.
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  14. Why do you get sick from the cold?
    Thanks for the link. I was always under the impression that because more folks hang out indoors together and runny noses are commom in colder months and since mucus is a great medium for microbes,...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Specializing
    I've been a nurse for just over a year now and during that time, I've had four job offers in four different specialties. I declined each offer because I still feel there is a lot more to learn and...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. Long term effects of working night shifts
    It took me about 9 months to fully adjust to nights. Here are my stats: 12 hour NOC shifts, part-time (5 days per pay period), 3 kids, husband, just started working out again because I feel I have...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  17. Co-worker asked how much I make an hour
    Since we're union and if you know how long someone has been employed there, you don't even have to ask, you could just look it up in our union handbook.
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. What's the nurse-patient ratio in your unit?
    Med-surg/Tele/Cardiac/Ortho floor. Days and NOC are both 1:5.
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. RNs: How much vacation time do you get?
    I work part-time, 12 hour shifts. I never have to use PTO and each month, when I'm making my schedule, I always schedule myself to have 7-8 days off in a row without affecting my required hours. So...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. has anyone done the WGU online RN to BSN program?
    Sounds like WGU is exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks. I just sent a request for further information.
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  21. has anyone done the WGU online RN to BSN program?
    Does WGU expect you to post online and respond to a specific number of posts each day?
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  22. How do you parents do it?
    I work 7p-7a and my husband works the same days every week but works days for two and nights for the other two days. We have to spend lots of money on a babysitter. We don't have family near us as...
    Nov 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New grad RN jobs in Michigan
    Sorry, I have no tips. I think for me, it was the luck of the draw. Where I work, I was told that for every RN job there are at least 200 applicants. Just keep putting out those resumes. You will...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  24. Trying to find my "niche", School Nurse or Case Management
    I would take the school nurse position and do some travel nursing during holidays and summer.
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Why do you work night shift?
    I love nights. There is more of a team player mentality and most of my night co-workers have better attitudes than the day shifters; and it seems like all hell breaks loose at 0630 (lights, alarms,...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion