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  1. Is having an ADN really a terrible choice?
    I got my ADN 20 years ago and have never been denied a job because I didn't have a BSN. I have only 10 years left to work so NO WAY will I go back to school.
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  2. Has the job market gotten better for new grads?
    I haven't been around this site for a while, but I remember a few years ago, new grads were having a heck of a time finding jobs. Has this gotten better? (I have been a nurse for 20+ years, and...
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Nurses, how are you going to vote?  2012 US Presidential Election
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Does an obese nurse set a bad example?
    I could stand to take off some weight and i'll tell you why i am succesful at at least beginning a conversation with patients about food. I tell them i struggle right along with them...that i know...
    Feb 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. graduating 12/2011??? Regions hospital ( twin cities) is hiring...
    Nov 20, '11
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  6. RN student summer internships available thru Allina system!
    Oct 20, '11
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  7. Allina system in twin cities hiring summer RN interns.
    Oct 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. FYI....job fair in MPLS.
    allina hospitals & clinics and va health care system st. cloud are now hiring! minneapolis' annual diversity employment day career fair will take place: wednesday, august 24, 2011 holiday inn...
    Aug 20, '11
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  9. Drooling secondary to Clozaril
    I have a patient who has terrible hypersalivation secondary to his use of Clozaril. Clozaril is the only antipsychotic to deal with his schizophrenia, but the side effects are terrible. He cant use...
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. Am I waisting my time with associates degree?
    I've said this before on this board....I had a useless BA in psychology, and 10 years later went to a great nursing program at a great community college and in the last almost 20 years, there is not...
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Do you think younger generations have a sense of entitlement?
    The ability to defer gratification is a hallmark of maturity and its the one thing I see in even the finest of young people. And there are fine young people.
    May 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Is that my med error?
    Congratulations!! You did great!! Second day as a new LVN and you were able to sort thru a complicated issue. You are a great nurse!! Re: Med error reports. They are generally used for internal...
    May 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. What to do when you literally HATE your classmates?
    I graduated almost 20 years ago and I was lucky....I dont think I had a single classmate or instructor that i didnt like. I went to an excellent 2 year program...was 32 yrs old when i started and was...
    May 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. New Grad not sure about LTC
    CONGRATS!!! Ive worked on and off with Dementia/Alzheimers patients and its alot of fun. If its a well run LTC with good staff, it will be a great experience...if not, it wouldnt be any better on the...
    May 6, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. How long did it take to get use to working nights?
    I did nights in hospital for years. I did ok. I didnt sleep great in the day, but I have never slept great. Also, on the nights i was working, i could never enjoy the evenings cuz I knew I had to go...
    Apr 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Finally got in Mom/Baby!!!! Now I have a few questions...
    I worked mom/baby for years. The biggest difference between med surg and postpartum, is that your new patients are healthy....walked in healthy, will walk out the same. Experienced a natural process...
    Oct 13, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Your dumbest financial mistakes
    Quitting a job without having another one lined up.
    Oct 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. At least I hope this feeling is normal...
    I know it doesnt feel like it now, but you WILL get a rhythm down, and get to know your residents. Good luck to you!
    Sep 27, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. 39 and just starting?? Am I crazy?
    I started an ADN program at 32, and in contemplating whether this was a good idea, told my father I would be 34 when I graduated! (Of course at 51 I realize how very YOUNG this was, but at the...
    Sep 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Preceptorship .. HELP!
    Good luck with your preceptorship. I did one the summer before my last semester in school and it was the best thing I did. I learned so much and was much more confident my last semester. Plus I got a...
    Sep 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Indelible Love
    How unfortunate that our newspapers and magazines are filled with stories of celebrities, politicians and sports figures with their myriad affairs and divorces. This couple and the family they...
    Sep 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Job suggestions for student nurse
    There are tons of group homes in the twin cities. They are usually flexible in their scheduling and would give you a job in health care. As you go thru school, opportunities will arise that you can...
    Sep 3, '10
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  23. Howdy from a Texan I worked at Fairview Riverside in Mother/baby before it merged with U of M. That was over 10 years ago, so no idea how it is now. Most of the hospitals are...
    Aug 30, '10
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  24. CMS Visit: "Your in my way - My patient is more important than this petty bull"
    I wish they'd leave us all alone. :)
    Aug 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What  hours do you work?
    I wourk M-F flexible 8 hour day shift. I work in Assisted living. In hospitals I did 8 and 12 hour shifts, mostly night shift. I have worked anywhere from FTE .5-1.0. I liked 3 back to back 12's...
    Aug 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion