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  1. Trasitional Skills
    I've been a nurse for 15 yrs now, and I can honestly say I'm ready to leave the profession. I always chalked up my job disatissfaction to not having found my 'nitche'. But it finally hit me that the...
    Sep 3, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. And this is why I hate floating to stepdown...
    I no longer work in patient, but I worked Cardiac Stepdown for many years. What you described would have been reson for a write up and termination at my previous employers. I hope you addressed this...
    Jul 16, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. Proper undergarments under WHITE PANTS
    So glad you said this! As an African American nurse white underwear would be like a neon flashing light on my behind under white scrubs! I haven't owned white scrubs since nursing school. They...
    Jun 18, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. Other Jobs That a Nurse Can Do?
    I've been a nurse for literally over half of my working career, 15+ yrs. I just recently changed fields to telephone triage for a large internal medicine clinic. After the initial shock to my...
    May 28, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Nurse in her 40's trying to work in Critical Care
    I do believe this might be a regional problem. Where I live and work currently you have to not only have nursing experience, most ICUs want previous ICU experience as well.
    Mar 26, '14
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  6. Hard and Soft Skills
    It is very interesting since this has been a frequent topic of late at my job. Moral in my department is the lowest I've seen it. I can recall only one staff meeting since I've worked at my current...
    Jan 15, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. Hard and Soft Skills
    I guess it is time for me to find myself a new career. I am very much a tell it like it is person, while not mean, or intentionally hurtful, as we are demanded to do more with less resources I...
    Jan 15, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. Dear Nursing Students/Orientees: A Love Note from the Preceptor from Hell
    Hear, hear...There is so much truth in this letter.
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Patients who "cheat" and drive home
    I wish we could let patients leave by cab after simple procedures, but the local cab companies won't accept liability and refuse to take patients. I just feel like our hands are tied as...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  10. Patients who "cheat" and drive home
    I work in a hospital's same day surgery area and we also recover/discharge endoscopy patients. We have had this instance multiple times and our new practice is to confirm there is a ride PRIOR to...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  11. when patients go off the floor...
    When I worked on the floor, I always worked on tele units. If you were sick enough to have your heart continuously monitored you'd have to sign AMA to go off the unit since not all areas of the...
    Mar 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How to transition from Telemetry to Ambulatory Care Nursing?
    I was a tele nurse for clothes to 8 yrs before I was completely burnt out and I transferred to an outpatient surgery center owned by my hospital system. At the time they were using quite a bit of...
    Mar 23, '12
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  13. Question regarding travel nursing
    Hi there, I've been a travel nurse for over three years now and if you haven't already sold your home, DON"T! As a traveller you need to have someplace to claim as a permanent residence in order to...
    Jun 28, '04
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  14. Nursing and body piercings
    I guess I'm one of those trashy nurses. I've got a tongue piercing that I wear a flat stud in for work and surprisingly no one has noticed it. I also had a nipple pierced for a while and recently...
    Feb 18, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Travel nursing agencies
    I'm not sure what company you're looking to travel with, but I've worked for three different ones and I've never been put up in a hotel. Pretty much all the companies put you in apts or a few I've...
    Feb 16, '04
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  16. Travel nursing agencies
    Motel 6, most Red Roof Inns, La Quinta Inn, and I beleive some Holiday Inn locations all allow pets.
    Feb 15, '04
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  17. Travel nursing agencies
    I've been travelling for the past 3 1/2 yrs now, and no need to worry. Pretty much any agency will be able to get you an assignment and housing with pets. I began travelling with one dog and have...
    Feb 15, '04
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  18. transgender nurse (transvestite)
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by kwagner_51 [B]This is strictly my OPINION!! The Instructor does have rights. It could very well be against her religion. How can she justify, teacching someone whom she...
    Jan 17, '04
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. transgender nurse (transvestite)
    Please, plese keep an open mind. Like a previous poster replied, your transgendered student doesn't feel as if he is misrepresenting himself at all, he believes that he/she is only now finally able...
    Jan 17, '04
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety