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  1. stressed..other nursing options??
    I agree with your words of wisdom. In my case, I have been looking and sending out resumes without any luck. Unfortunately I only have one year experience in M/S and the job market, as we all know,...
    Mar 21, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. stressed..other nursing options??
    It's comforting to know I am not alone with the feelings of anxiety and dread about making it through another shift..but it is also disheartening to know that so many of us who wanted to be nurses...
    Mar 21, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Best way to prepare for 5 pts at start of 12h day?
    I have the same question..but the monkey wrench is making it to rounds at 10AM with the expectation that all meds are passed and assessments are done. HA HA! Any other suggestions to address that. (I...
    Mar 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. nurse manager was rude to me
    Thanks all for your humor! Definitely had to vent...don't want to have things build up and say something I'd regret at work.
    Mar 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. nurse manager was rude to me
    I can't take it any more. I've posted previously about certain co-workers throwing me under the bus, but today my NM was particularly ******. The phone was ringing and because I didn't pick it up,...
    Mar 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. clamping NGT
    Yeah, it stinks...I do have co-workers I trust, but they aren't always on. I am looking for something else, but most places have hiring freezes. Thank goodness for allnurses!
    Mar 9, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. clamping NGT
    Unfortunately, asking questions is a sign of weakness on my floor...I've posted abut it before so I won't go on ad naseum, but I work with nurses who have thrown me under the bus, so I have to be...
    Mar 8, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Peers are "concerned" about me... This is really long.
    Before you took an early leave did you explain that it was too much walking for you? I work on a floor where the lay out is awful; when some of the nurses got pregnant the charge nurse made sure they...
    Mar 7, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. BP meds and parameters
    I usually see beta blockers with parameters...I know BB lowers BP and you don't want to bottom pt out, but there are other meds that can do the same (i.e. lasix) and it's nursing judgement. Are...
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  10. clamping NGT
    One of the patients has an NGT and I overheard it needed to be clamped..didn't want to ask and I searched my fundamentals book to no avail. Anyone have a clue?
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. On verge of nervous breakdown
    Isn't it ironic, don't you think... that we are in a "healing" profession that takes it's toll on our bodies and psyche? There should be some sort of nursing support group with weekly meetings for...
    Mar 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. need help in developing critical thinking
    Interesting observation. I have to agree..during rounds I have heard some of the nurses spouting verbatim what they were told in hand-off like it was their original thought. I am not the most...
    Mar 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. need help in developing critical thinking
    I am a new RN on a busy medical/tele floor where I see many different diagnosis. It is a high acuity floor and not alot of "walkie-talkies" I am trying to fit the pieces together...for example, if...
    Mar 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Any tools/suggestions to help with my critical thinking
    I am having a hard time pulling everything together. I work on a medical/telemetry floor and I find that when I get report in the morning or give report during rounds, I am not doing as well as I...
    Feb 27, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. need help in developing critical thinking
    I need to buff up my critical thinking skills..I know some of this will come with time, as I am exposed to different diagnoses, labs, etc. I know it isn't one of my strong areas and I was wondering...
    Feb 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. when co-workers throw each other under the bus
    I have been at my first hospital job for 8 months and it has become apparent that nurses I work with run to the nurse manager "tattling" on eachother (either real or perceived wrong doings) rather...
    Feb 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Do you round on your patients every one hour?
    I work on a busy tele floor with 4-5 high acuity patients. It comes down to Press Ganey and pt satisfaction. It is an unrealistic expectation and I would love to see management (when was the last...
    Feb 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Rehab. nurses please. Need help.
    I worked on a cardiopulmonary floor at a rehab with tele patients s/p CABG, cardiac caths, etc. Maybe it depends on the facility.
    Jan 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I have no other choice!!!
    I would suggest calling HR (or the nurse recruiter) directly and asking your pertinent questions. If you have to leave a message, be sure to add "I know you are very busy, so if I don't hear from you...
    Jan 26, '09
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  20. Any projections for nursing employment in the current and near future economy?
    I have to agree. The economy is going to take some time to rebound and I believe that the nursing shortage was based on projections regarding age of retirement and the average length of employment...
    Jan 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    Have to say I agree with this sentiment. I am also a new nurse and have noticed the same. It seems as though this is a profession where you are expected to "know it all"..I was spoken to for asking a...
    Jan 22, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Any projections for nursing employment in the current and near future economy?
    I'm also in MA and work outside of Boston. No layoffs, but staff has been mandated to stay home, including managment. For those of us that work 12 hours, if the census is low at change of shift, it's...
    Jan 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. job change was a HUGE mistake... now what? Nurse Manager advice?
    Just my 2 cents as you didn't mention the interviewing process at your new job..but what I've learned (after landing not so hot jobs) is to bring a list of questions with me to my interview. You...
    Jan 20, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. nursing agencies in the boston area
    I don't know of any, but I googeld Nurse staffing agencies and had some luck. You may want to check out travel nurse positions as well. Also, many hospitals will post per-diem positions. Have you...
    Jan 20, '09
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  25. MD rounds w/nurses..what should I mention
    I work on a medical/tele floor and we meet w/the Hospitalists and caseworkers in the morning to discuss patients. I am new at this and some of the issues I do mention are: any changes overnight,...
    Jan 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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