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  1. amount of overtime available
    right now I'm working 5-6 days a week, at least 13 hours a day, and every weekend from August thru January...and it's not really a "choice" at this point since we are super short staffed! But wow! ...
    Nov 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Should new grad be able to start IV at work?
    Ewwwwww. :spin: That is dedication (or crazy?)!!!!
    Dec 21, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. My advice to ALL nursing students!
    I think I was fortunate, my NS clinicals started 3 weeks into the first semester, and we had 12 hour clinicals. Of course we only had 2 patients at a time maximum, but by the last semester I was...
    Dec 21, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Should new grad be able to start IV at work?
    I agree with the above posters-jump in, follow other nurses, find out what you need to do to start IV's. I was lucky; during my OB clinicals in NS, some of the nurses decided that we needed real...
    Dec 21, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Am I crazy?
    I think it is completely doable, since you have hubby's support. I found that I could NOT work during nursing school, because my hubby had to move 3 States away for a new duty station, and the 3...
    Dec 20, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. I am in desperate need of help, please read
    You might also try joining a study group...I did some of my best learning with at least one other study-buddy! Good luck!
    Dec 20, '07
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. bachelor's degree question
    That is a really great idea...a career counselor might be able to help you see a bigger picture and narrow your focus in a way that helps you feel more comfortable with your decision. Good luck in...
    Dec 20, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Tattoos & Nursing
    I think that many people would be shocked at how many LOL's have tattoos...my grandmother gave herself a gift for her 65th bday, a small bird tattood above her left breast...she said she wanted the...
    Dec 20, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Some parents amaze me
    :yelclap::yeah::w00t::icon_hug: I love me a survivor...good for you, lashawn (and your little sis, too)!
    Dec 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What Was the DUMBEST Request Made By A Patient?
    I think it is more the time and place; like if you have the time, and you don't mind, go for it. If you are super busy, and the family just doesn't want to deal with poor Ol Granny that they have...
    Dec 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. i feel like a horrible nurse
    This is a real learning experience, and I will bet you will do things differently the next time...like nancynurse08 said, ask questions! Find someone to mentor you, someone that you feel comfortable...
    Dec 19, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. bachelor's degree question
    While I think it is totally your choice whether or not you want to spend more time and money to pursue the BS in psych, I can tell you that as a nurse administrator who hires and oversees nurses and...
    Dec 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Indiana State University BSN students
    Hi, everyone! I can't believe I didn't think to look for this forum sooner, duh! I graduated from IU 2006 with my RN...I started the distance RN-BSN program Fall '07. So far I love ISU, and I really...
    Dec 19, '07
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  14. What Was the DUMBEST Request Made By A Patient?
    During nursing school, I brought in the morning bathing supplies for a patient, and asked her if she needed anything else from me...she leaned back, lifted her gown up, put her arms behind her head,...
    Dec 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. I got pinned!!
    :balloons::hatparty::dance:Congratulations! I bet you can't stop grinning!!!!
    Dec 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Some parents amaze me
    I wish I wouldn't have started reading this thread...at first, I was chuckling, thinking about some of the stuff my 4 daughters have done over the years (figuring out how to unlock the back door and...
    Dec 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. after nearly two decades of wanting to be an RN
    First of all, congratulations! Second, do you think you would be happier in a different area? My hubby is military, so I will assume that like him you are on orders? If so, does that mean you are...
    Dec 19, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Retire by 30, thanks nursing!
    I personally cannot believe this thread is still going strong...wow.
    Dec 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Families from Hell
    Hysterical! (I mean, you poor, poor thing...):spin:
    Dec 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. 250,000 allnurses.com members - Thank you!
    When I first started visiting this site, I told everyone I could about it; now it seems like I rarely talk to someone who hasn't heard of/visited/joined allnurses! Congrats, Brian! :yelclap:
    Dec 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Breast Feeding ..... HELP!!!
    I also pumped/expressed whenever possible and stuck it in the freezer for use when I couldn't get home to feed. I was lucky, my house was a few blocks from my university, so I could run home to feed...
    Dec 19, '07
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  22. A letter to K.
    Very thought provoking, and touching. I'm crying at work, dammit, for my little brother: 20 years of addiction, 2 1/2 years clean and sober, living his life in quiet terror that he might fall down...
    Dec 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. kids and parents
    I think that your Mom and I went to the same School for Meanie Moms! :lol2: I think my kids are d*** lucky to have parents who cook, and so they are required to take one bite before they can say "I...
    Dec 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Advice on Oncology Unit
    I think that Emmanuel did a very good job in answering this post but I did have one thought: during clinicals on the oncology floor a nurse told us to really think about what we say before we say it....
    Dec 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. how to dispute a false accusation that results in a FAILURE
    Oh my goodness...I am sooo sorry that you are having such a terrible experience! Please don't give up, and try to remain calm and self-assured (while you deal with officials, instructors, etc). ...
    Dec 18, '07
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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