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  1. Are Hospitals hiring RN's with an Associates?
    They do have a policy that you must obtain your BSN within 5 years of hire. But I was already enrolled in a BSN program, which probably did help me get hired. Soon after I got hired, they instituted...
    May 11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  2. Are Hospitals hiring RN's with an Associates?
    I would not go to a for profit school when there are so many BSN programs out now. I got a hospital job with my ASN but I'm enrolled in a BSN program and I had 2.5 years experience.
    May 10
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  3. Non-diapering nursing home patients
    We don't even stock the incontinence briefs at my hospital. If a patient wants them, they have to bring their own but we don't condone their usage. We'd rather have them go on the bed pad and then...
    May 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Industrial Piercing
    I unfortunately had to remove my tragus piercing for nursing school and it healed over by the time I graduated. It stinks, I know, but patients and families will look to you as a professional and...
    Apr 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Dizzy during circumcision
    Honestly I think it's a totally normal reaction to seeing something like that for the first time. I get grossed out by certain things and need to leave or sit down. Know your limits and don't be...
    Apr 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Can I ask for longer orientation?
    I asked for a longer orientation at my job and my manager was happy to give me an extra week. It doesn't hurt to ask, but try to make the most of every minute you get. LTC is hard to get a good...
    Apr 26
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Nursing versus medical technologist/clinical lab scientist
    And yes, it's much much less stressful than nursing. You do have to do a good job but you aren't responsible for life and death decisions daily.
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Nursing versus medical technologist/clinical lab scientist
    I was a med tech before becoming an RN. I switched because I was bored and felt unchallenged. It's a good, stable career path though. In my lab we made slides, ran different tests using a variety of...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. Assessing Each Other??!??
    We practice assessments on each other with loose clothing/tank tops. Everything remains covered. I agree with previous posters that you don't know what's abnormal until you know what's normal. It's...
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. gloves?
    I usually like to keep a pair in my pocket for emergencies. Like if I run into a room and my fall risk patient is halfway to the bathroom and the glove box is across the room. But I don't use my...
    Apr 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How is your schedule set?
    We do self-scheduling at my current job, but like KelRN215 said, it's more like a "wish list". I am able to request off any days I have class or other plans and generally haven't had any issues...
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What is your degree in other than nursing?
    BS in Biology with a minor in Psych and Chemistry.
    Apr 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. How often are you called off?
    I've only been called off once in 6 months and it was for a shift I had picked up. Usually nurses can call the staffing office and be asked to be placed on the "first off" list. So while nurses get...
    Apr 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Which job? Need advice.
    I would give it time. Your boss knows you want FT status so it's just a matter of time. Is there a lot of turnover on your current floor? What is considered benefits eligible? You may only need to...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. burned out
    As I said in my previous post, I just started back to school for my BSN (2.5 years as an RN). In one of my classes we're learning about barriers that nurses have in obtaining their BSN and one often...
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. burned out
    I waited two years before starting back for my BSN and am happy with that decision. I was able to feel grounded in my new career before jumping head first into a new program. I live in the northeast...
    Mar 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. LTC to hospital.
    I went from a snf to ltac hospital and am now on acute care. It's possible. If you have a rehab hospital in your area you might have more luck there.
    Mar 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. work and going back to school, how do you do it
    I went from being a medical technologist to a nurse and it was and is the biggest regrets of my life. I know you may not care to hear why so you can pm me if you care. Working while going to...
    Mar 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. What the heck have I gotten myself into??
    It does get better and you'll remember this feeling and be supportive to other newbies. There will always be tough days but sometimes I look back on my shift and think "wow I can't believe I did all...
    Mar 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Part time Nursing shifts
    I work med/surg and work four 8-hour shifts per week. Almost all our nurses are part time, either 24 or 32 hours with a mix of 12s and 8s. It's a nice schedule that allows a good work/life balance. I...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Peg tube feeding splashed on my face
    As someone else said, it's not blood or even urine. It's akin to someone throwing up on you. As long as it didn't get in your mouth or eyes, I wouldn't worry too much. But next time tell your...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  22. Nursing Symposium Worth It?
    I'm interested in it but because I'm back in school for my BSN, I won't be able to go. Some employers will pay for you to go...I wish mine would!
    Mar 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Help!..I need some nursing advice
    When you have more experience you'll understand that the painful procedures will help the patient feel better. For instance, putting in an IV will hurt for a few minutes, but the patient may need an...
    Mar 7
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. ED tranfer.. No verbal report required
    I'm actually very pleased with our system of written handoffs. No waiting on hold while waiting to give report. Let's face it: we're all busy and it's never a good time to sit down and get a report...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Called the Nurse Manager
    I've generally waited about two to three weeks before hearing back with a job offer. My first job offered me the position on the spot and it was a terrible place to work. Desperation is not a good...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance


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