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  1. 11-7 "No-Skills" Argument, Psych/Detox Nursing
    You make career moves based upon where it is you ultimately want to go, and based on the path you've outlined, working in LTC sounds like it would amount to a detour. Trust your own instincts and...
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. A question for career changers.
    I second everything you said. When I worked in the corporate world you communicated honestly and directly, and IN THE MOMENT. So if people were annoyed or irritated about whatever, that got...
    Apr 9, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. No Separate Psych Nursing Course in Undergrad Programs!!!
    I know that over a decade ago, my university's nursing program had not had a separate course in psychiatric nursing. When they were evaluated to be re-accredited, they were told that they had to...
    Mar 5, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. This forum is scaring me!
    I'll present the case for going the ADN route and let you decide. Given your uncertainty, the financially prudent way to go may be the ADN. Given the astronomical costs nowadays for a 4-year...
    Feb 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nursing Application Photos: Discrimination or Not
    I completely agree that this sounds like an appearance thing...more specifically, with regard to a certain 'image' the hiring body has decided it wants to project. I remember several years ago...
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What was I thinking
    But you CAN be an accountant if that's something you really want to do. Community college is still relatively affordable and you could even dip your toe in the metaphorical pond by keeping your well...
    Feb 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Anyone start their career late in Life?
    I'm a new nurse who graduated in August of 2009. I'm also a baby boomer, and being of that generation, have always believed that heading down the path of personal fulfillment superseded everything...
    Jan 29, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  8. I had an epiphany today
    How true! I'm all for giving not just patients but people in general plenty of space to be who they are. While I know how annoying it is to have your unit and crew casually called upon to provide...
    Jan 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. If you could do it all over.....
    I've only been a working nurse for exactly 3 months, but I absolutely would do it over again. I can honestly say that I love what I do (especially when there's all kinds of chaos going on). I also...
    Jan 25, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. WOW! Have things changed that much or did we have our signals crossed???
    I'm not quite sure from your posting...but she may have meant that nowadays you really aren't as expected to quite the extent one was pre-technology to have all the info 'in your head'. Where I...
    Jan 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. needing some advice, what would you do?
    You manage your desired career path and take the new job. Sometimes you have to give up something good to get something back that's even better, especially in the long run. Consider it a move...
    Jan 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. lacking motivation for Nclex.. :(
    FWIW, here's what I did. I scheduled the exam exactly one week from when I decided to start preparing for it. I then borrowed three NCLEX practice exam books and read the questions in them, taking...
    Jan 19, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Commuting.....Need advice!!!
    Agreed. However, the high cost of commuting in her particular instance is actually the money-saving alternative compared to selling her affordable rural home and attempting to buy or rent in the...
    Jan 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Commuting.....Need advice!!!
    The one other person (RN) in the orientation I just completed commutes two hours each way 5 days a week (we work 8 hour shifts). This is not as unusual anymore as one would think. I would say it is...
    Jan 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. "She will not die. She does not have that permission from me."
    I see it the same way. It's a different way of saying, Don't you even think about giving up on you because "I" am not giving up on you. I too find the statement very encouraging and uplifting.
    Jan 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. LPN: How can I gain a year of experience if no one will give me a chance?
    Where have you been applying for LPN jobs around D.C? Except for a scattering in relatively small facilities I thought the only major employer that still hired LPNs regularly was Virginia Hospital...
    Jan 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. DC Area Job Opportunities
    There are jobs in this market but unfortunately not nearly enough for everyone who wants one. I graduated in 2009 and more than a few of my classmates have been forced to return to their old careers...
    Jan 15, '11
    Forum: Washington DC Nursing
  18. New grad/bad economy, bend over and take it?
    "The way he replied by saying, this is the only new grad position in the entire hospital left me feeling like, "okay, I'm a new grad (and this economy sucks), I guess I have to bend over and take...
    Jan 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Why Do Nursing Instructors Rely So Heavily On PowerPoints To Teach?
    The school I graduated from 1 1/2 years ago completely stopped using Power Points this past semester. It seems the professors finally caught on that the majority of students who were sitting there...
    Dec 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. How to find volunteer work on Christmas Day
    Check with your local Jewish Community Center. They often organize a number of volunteer events on Christmas Day.
    Dec 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Huge Dilemma...please help!
    I skipped both pinning and graduation because the LAST thing I wanted to do on the 4 precious days I had off between the spring and summer semesters (if you were graduating in summer you went to the...
    Dec 10, '10
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. Just quit my job
    I worked in IT for many years and got out of it for all the reasons you mentioned - crazy long hours (he was probably annoyed you weren't doing 120 per pay period), expected 24x7x365 availability,...
    Dec 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. IM injections
    IM injections are not intended to be given IV. If you hit a blood vessel with that needle, that is essentially what you are doing if you proceed with the injection. I always aspirate when giving...
    Nov 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Nurses Under 30 Years Old
    I do agree that there is a rather pervasive sense that ageist remarks are somehow more 'acceptable' than disparaging generalizations made of other demographic groups. (I know I certainly don't think...
    Nov 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. how well did your clinicals prepare you?
    With the strong exception of head-to-toe assessment (the ONLY 'skill' strongly emphasized in my clinicals) I have NEVER done any of the things you've mentioned. My so-called med-surg clinical was...
    Nov 11, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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