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  1. Where did you worked as a newly Licensed Nurse?
    Started in a full-time hospital job, which was what I wanted...no prior hospital experience. Thankful opportunities for new grads were plentiful around here.
    Aug 8, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Nurses as primary breadwinners?
    Thank-you, this is exactly what I was thinking when I submitted the original post. It irks me to see my fellow women (specific women I have in mind) overworked, tired, and unhappy. I am not here to...
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Nurses as primary breadwinners?
    *They* are unhappy and tired. I sympathize with them. It doesn't affect me personally what their husbands do or don't do.
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Nurses as primary breadwinners?
    I've been working with a lot of young (20s-40s) nurses who are the primary breadwinners in their families. Not single women/single Moms, but wives basically supporting their husbands and kids,...
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. How often do you work extra?
    Rarely. Signed up in advance for one or two extra 12s over the course of last year because I wanted the money and had some time off up ahead. The work is so hard on the body that I avoid extra shifts...
    Feb 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Is this a bad idea? (loan debt) Need advice!
    You are the ultimate judge of your individual situation. Many people have worked their way through nursing school, but how many have dropped out because school, work and family were too much? More...
    Nov 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Pros and Cons of nursing
    Dear nohika, Many of the pros have already been mentioned. Another potential pro is that as an RN, you'll be out in the workforce making a living sooner than if you go directly through a...
    Nov 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Is it a sin to want a day off?
    Put yourself first. Your health and well-being are your top priorities. That feeling of false guilt? Forget it. My days off are mine, end of story.
    Nov 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. H1N1 vaccine availability in your hospital/area?
    How is swine flu vaccine availability at your facility/in your area? Did you get yours? How was it? Our hospital has been vaccinating direct patient care staff on a voluntary basis for the past...
    Oct 31, '09
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  10. Would you be a nurse if you knew then, what you know now?
    I went into nursing with my eyes wide open. It has its ups and downs. I enjoy helping make people better whenever possible, wanted--and now like--the flexibility that nsg offers. I never planned on...
    Oct 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Patient or Client?
    I've yet to meet a real-life nurse who refers to her pts. as clients. I will always call patients, patients.
    Oct 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Fortunate to have a job?
    If one has a good job (supportive environment, good working hours, decent conditions), then s/he is fortunate. If s/he is stuck working in a terrible place because there's nothing else out there...
    Sep 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Nursing jobs in Canada
    Would you consider graduate school? (not MSN, but PhD or MS in a field other than nursing--much easier to secure an assistantship for those than for an MSN, and that usually comes with a tuition...
    Sep 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. what area of nursing do you never see yourself working in?
    Oncology breaks my heart...I have to have some emotional distance from the patient pop. to work effectively... That being said, I hope to never work in a hellhole where nurses are penalized for...
    Sep 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Anyone have a nursing supervisor require you to work while sick?
    OP: what a hellhole you were working in! So sorry to read of your experience and so glad you're no longer there! I will not work while very ill and I don't care if my supervisors like it or not. I...
    Sep 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Most outrageous thing your hospital has expected you to do.
    LMAO! That's so out there! I would have told the NM to go get his stuff herself!!
    Sep 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Weekend make-up shifts?
    Thank goodness, we don't have to make up for shifts we've missed due to being sick.
    Sep 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I love nursing.. not sure if nursing loves me
    Don't be so hard on yourself! No harm was done. You wrote that the pt. arrived at shift change. I don't ever fully assess a new admit who gets there at or less than an hour prior to shift change,...
    Sep 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How Do I Get Strength To Go Back?
    Hang in there, it's so overwhelming at first. Please don't quit if you are in a generally supportive environment. Four med surg patients is a blessing!!! Many places will give you 5-6 and up to 7 on...
    Aug 23, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Ever had a premonition?
    When I was a young teen, I had a dream about my childhood best friend's grandfather. I saw him sitting by their house on a bench, and wildflowers were growing out of his face. I soon learned that he...
    Aug 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. "Spoiling" patients?
    >>I went through the very same situation as you accept I was that " Book nursing student" My patient was a diabetic that was very >>out of control and she refused to eat the food that okay for her to...
    Aug 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. "Spoiling" patients?
    This resident is manipulative and noncompliant. I don't reward or pander to that sort of behavior, so yes, I'm by the book. I politely explain consequences of refusals and document them in the pt.'s...
    Aug 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Is there alot of mandatory O.T. in your nursing department?
    We don't have it. There are always opportunities for overtime (extra hours or extra shifts), but they are 100% voluntary. I like that.
    Aug 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What nursing jobs are available to one with no experience?
    OP: before you spend money on a CNA course, I would inquire at hospitals in your area if they hire nursing students. A lot of hospitals will let you work as a sitter as soon as you start nursing...
    Aug 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I'm not really a nurse until I sign "RN" after my name
    Great responses! I completely agree. Networking is key, and we have to play the game to get a foot in the door. I like the recommendation to contact your former classmates and instructors to help put...
    Aug 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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