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  1. Is becoming a nurse really that bad?
    I graduated in 2011 and now work in a Telemetry unit at a local hospital. I tell everyone that asks that for me becoming a Registered Nurse really changed my life, for better and for worse. ...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Could really use some calming down right now
    You were ME last November! I had my first job on a Tele unit at the Hospital; did an excellent job all around...was doing everything right and impressing my preceptor. I began to (incorrectly)...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. A no good, very bad day: a vent, a rant, a plea for laughter.
    And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remembered- We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Panic Attacks...now due to go back to work(yikes!)
    I don't currently work for the VA. I just set up an appointment with HR to speak with them next week about my options; my hope is that they have something administrative.
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  5. Just Another Statistic
    Please don't apologize for writing from the heart....some of my best work comes from the same place. You have a powerful writing style, and I appreciated reading it.
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Just Another Statistic
    Well written. The comment about the "writeups" puts a hard edge on an otherwise heartfelt story, IMO. I don't mean to sound obnoxious, but it jostled me a bit. And are we required to add APA...
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Panic Attacks...now due to go back to work(yikes!)
    Propanolol counters the adrenergic response; my B/P is thankfully pretty rock solid. I'm going to really push my Psych for some more time to complete this course of treatment, as well as a note...
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  8. Help a guy coordinate his scrubs
    Mix and match, as I do. It's all good.
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  9. Panic Attacks...now due to go back to work(yikes!)
    I just need to vent, so here goes: I am a former Infantryman with long-standing and well-treated bipolar disorder incurred during my military service. Thanks to Vocational Rehabilitation I...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  10. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    Upstate NY Tele unit. Overnights I usually have 5 or 6 patients. One night I had 7. One aide for the entire 42-patient floor (if we're lucky...), no LPNs (they work the day shift.) I do ALL...
    Aug 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Comparing a nurses' salary
    After graduating as an RN I was hired on a Telemetry floor at a base rate of $22.18/hr. I chose to work overnights (for the huge shift diff), and all told I average about $25.50 an hour exclusive of...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  12. Whats the most money you made in a year? Fun thread
    Newly graduated in May...working as a per-diem relief RN. I've worked a grand total of 2 days since I passed my boards last month; that said, the most I ever made in a year was about $31k as a...
    Aug 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. General Rant.
    My growing file of polite form emails from prospective employers lamenting how they were "impressed by my qualifications" but have "filled the position with someone who more closely meets our...
    Aug 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. How do you like to be acknowledged at work for a good job done
    More hours are always nice.
    Aug 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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