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  1. acute rehab - rest or not to rest?
    I work in a hospital on the acute rehab floor. We try to keep our patients out of bed as much as possible, but sometimes they cry and scream to get back into bed and sometimes the families yell at us...
    Oct 25, '11
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  2. leaving rehab nursing/returning to med-surg/please advise
    I need advice. Here is my story. New RN as of Fall 2009. Starting work on an insanely busy neuro/med surg floor that I really loved. I learned so much every day and was really starting to feel...
    Aug 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Pathway to (UGH) Excellence?
    that is, without a doubt, the DUMBEST thing I have ever heard. Who goes to the ER to feel warm and fuzzy!?!? You go because you think you are freaking dying and need someone to save your life. Wow....
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. L&D nurses - can you look at my birth plan?
    Oh man, the mandatory nursery time. You guys have no idea what I have been through with it. I took my hypnobirthing class with a local doula/owner of a natural childbirth/yoga studio store and she is...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. L&D nurses - can you look at my birth plan?
    Oh, and due to insurance issues, I have to birth at this hospital - because I work at an affiliated hospital, it is pretty much free for me to birth here. Anywhere else, I would have to pay 50% of...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. L&D nurses - can you look at my birth plan?
    Hello, I posted on here earlier about my desire for a natural childbirth and the best way to approach the L&D nurses/be successful/not feel pressured into things. A lot of you responded and I really...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. questions for L&D nurses from a pregnant nurse :)
    Hello! I am a med/surg nurse who is 34 weeks pregnant with my first child and will be delivering at a hospital close to my home (not the hospital that I work at - my hospital doesn't have an L&D). I...
    May 1, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. For all INFP personality types only
    I am an INFP and have found a happy home on an acute rehab floor. The pace is a bit slower, you get to know your patients, my coworkers (on my rehab floor anyway) are patient and kind, our doctors...
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Moving from Tampa to Boca Raton - nervous
    depends on where you are moving from. If you are moving from anyplace where people are nice and civilized, then yes - get ready to deal with the most obnoxious, spoiled, demanding people you have...
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  10. Are on-line degrees as well respected as on-campus?
    I want to pursue an MPH and in an ideal world, would drive to school and take classes. However, the closest school to me that offers an MPH is an hour away in Miami and I will have a 6 month old baby...
    Apr 22, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Best Nursing Salary with the Lowest Cost of Living
    ooh where do you live? My husband is from Halifax, NS and I lived there with him for a year and LOVED it. What a beautiful province. Now we live in Florida :( Would love to return to Atlantic Canada...
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. BSN or MPH? Advice please - thank you :)
    Hello, I have been an RN for nearly 2 years, working in med surg and Acute rehab. I like rehab because of all of the education we do, but I don't want to work in a hospital forever. I am having a...
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  13. Master's in Holistic Nursing - waste of time?
    Looking at the master's in Holistic nursing offered at FAU in Florida. Looks amazing. However, after I get it will I just be an overqualified, overeducated, even MORE frustrated floor nurse with tons...
    Mar 22, '11
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  14. brilliant freaking idea - pull ALL CNA's. . .
    so a couple of weeks ago, our hospital's DON decided to hold a hospital-wide CNA meeting - at 0730! Every single CNA in the hospital had to go. So, while we were changing shifts and giving report,...
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Acute vs LTC. I think I miss working LTC!
    you feel that way because of the hierarchy in nursing - ICU nurses are "the best" and look down on the floor, med/surg nurses look down on LTC, etc etc. Acute care is supposed to be "real nursing"...
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Comin' back to rehab!!
    I didn't have a problem, but I knew the manager on the floor. Now, if I am a rehab nurse for 5 yrs I don't know if I could get a M/S job. But I don't think I will ever want one again. I did my time,...
    Oct 3, '10
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  17. maybe I wasn't being nice.....
    Med-surg is different from ICU. My guess is if you worked a shift on the med-surg floor you may have a different opinion of those "stupid" MS nurses. They work their asses off with 5-6 acute...
    Oct 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Frustrated at being new!
    PRN laxative. .what an emergency! If the lady would relax she could probably poop on her own. As for forgetting it, I would forget everything if it wasn't for my handy-dandy time management...
    Sep 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. CEU question
    ahhh so they can audit you! I had no idea. Ok, good to know. thank you! No one seemed to be able to give me a straight answer (like so many things har har har)
    Sep 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. CEU question
    Um dumb question maybe. . .but what happens to my CEU's? Does the state track them? Like, when I got my ACLS/BLS they asked for my license # and I earned some CEU's. Do they get tracked anywhere? How...
    Sep 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Ratios on acute rehab floor in hospital
    thanks. The FIM thing is interesting. We do the whole freaking thing (including scoring) every shift, every day. What you do makes more sense. We are talking about maybe doing that in the future...
    Sep 10, '10
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  22. Delray? West Boca? BRCH?
    Brownie - what floor will you be working on? There is good and bad at Delray. I got hired into HORRIBLE but I transfered to a floor where i am very happy. yes, Delray is a for profit and that is...
    Sep 10, '10
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  23. Ratios on acute rehab floor in hospital
    Just a poll: what are the patient:nurse ratios (for day and night) on your acute rehab floor in a hospital setting? what is the ratio for patient:CNA? Do you have a free charge nurse? what...
    Sep 9, '10
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  24. "I am sorry - I refuse to float to Peds!"
    dear god, if they floated me to peds to work with INFANTS I would be worried about my license. I have held a baby twice. I have no idea what is normal and what is not. I have no idea how to start an...
    Sep 8, '10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Comin' back to rehab!!
    just worked my first 3 days on the new rehab floor - and I am so happy. Yesterday was a complete crap day - two nurses called out, short staffed, a patient fall, a discharge and an admit, crazy...
    Sep 4, '10
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing


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