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  1. Going from Med/Surg to LTC thinking is hard
    If a patient has to go to the hospital, then he has to go. Obviously there was a difference of opinion between the 2 physicians - one saying send him out and the other the following day objecting to...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Nursing Shortage= Thousands of Unemployed New Grads?
    Very true. Nurses back then had a lot more bedside experience as a result of how nursing programs were structured back then Most hospitals had their own schools of nursing. But then it became too...
    Jul 4
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Your response to "there is a high demand for nurses"
    I live near Poughkeepsie New York which is within commuting distance of New York City and North Jersey and Connecticut. I have not been able to find anything in 4 years with a bachelor's and a 3.5....
    Jul 3
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  4. What eveyone should know before working in an assisted living facility.
    In 2012, my now deceased husband engineered an interview for me at what turned out to be an ALF. He was beside himself when I was unable to even get an interview after I graduated in 2010. He was at...
    Jul 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. One Strike for Massachusetts!
    Are you kidding? If the facilities won't do the morally right thing for both patients and workers then they MUST be mandated. All of this rolling the dice with patient care must stop. Of course there...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. I am an RN, BSN, looking for a position in the Chicago IL suburbs area
    At the hospital where I work (not as an RN, was never able to get an interview in the saturated northeast where I live) they have postings that sit around for YEARS that are never filled. They are...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  7. New Grad needs a Job - discouraged
    A week is nothing. I graduated 4 years ago with a BSN, 3.5 GPA, department and peer nominated awards and none of it did me a bit of good. Comically, in 2012 I was hired part time by a hospital where...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Washington DC Nursing
  8. might be stupid question...
    Do you have actual nursing experience? Any college that hires you to be a clinical instructor will want you to have a minimum of several years basic nursing experience. Further, if you are teaching a...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  9. Do you think acute care nursing is becoming less safe?
    Realize that this is the real reason no one wants new grads. Given staffing models, if they can be called that, you have to have the experience to even attempt to do what they want you to do. If you...
    Jun 22
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Nursing judgement in dealing with difficult patients.
    Jun 3
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  11. Nursing judgement in dealing with difficult patients.
    I agree with this post and want to add that these are the destructive behaviors on the part of patients, who are longstanding addicts and (dare I say it) gluttons on so many levels. Used to instant...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  12. Basic A & P
    When I tutored pre- nursing students several years back, the community college where I taught had a pre-A&P course which students had to take if they had low science scores. I assume this is what you...
    May 21
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. standard new graduation orientation/training (caution, venting)
    They all expect too much. They have all been doing it for so long that it is like breathing to them and they cannot comprehend why others have difficulty with the overwhelming amount of knowledge and...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. ICU RN let go after 3 months
    I was let go after 3 months from a LTCsituation. I have a BSN but could find no other work I live in NY and no hospitals, home care agencies respond to resumes. I have applied within 100 mile radius....
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  15. Residents not being showered, am I being dramatic?
    There is also the issue of skin breakdown from lying in your own sweat for weeks on end, not to mention other body excretions. I would personally do body audits to be sure no resident has suffered...
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. No jobs for new grads in Nashville TN...HELP...!!
    If you think that's bad, I graduated with a BSN and 3.5 GPA in 2010 and am now back to a dead end job in med transcription which I have years of experience in. Comically, the hospital that hired me...
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Looking for I.V. Insertion training program
    Sorry about typos. On mobile device that has a mind of its own.
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Looking for I.V. Insertion training program
    I too was looking for IV verify class. Adelphi has them but they are only one day and the cost is $225. When I asked if they gave out IV certification certificates at the end they said no, just...
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Anyone else think HIPAA rules are getting out of hand?
    Fact is, none of these people has ever seen the HIPAA law. Why? Because it can' be bought anywhere nor is it online in its entirety. Since 1996, it has undergone at least 6 restores and is probably...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  20. Is nursing still a good career choice?
    I grad in 2010, BSN, RN, 3.5 GPA, still no job. Have now taken job as med transcript which is what I used to do before. Got hired by hosp I applied to for nursing (got no ans) but they did ans my...
    May 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Is nursing still a good career choice?
    I am a BSN, RN grad in 2010 and have never found a nursing job and I am now working in a med clerical job. And I grad with a 3.5 GPA. No one seems to care about GPA, however. In any event, I work in...
    May 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Understaffed hospitals and unemployed nurses
    I am an RN BSN grad from 2010, 3.5 GPA, dept honors. To date, I have never even been called for an interview for a hospital and I have sent resumes within a 60 mile radius from where I live. I cannot...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Scared exams in Feb.... how do I  prep?
    It is easy to say study nursing interventions and do not memorize book, but the prior poster did not offer any specifics as to HOW to study. Students need a system for studying and a system for...
    Jan 1, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. Failed Med/Surg by 3/10 point
    This situation has never happened to me but I know people that it has happened to; some of them dropped out of nursing school and others retook the course, finished the rest of their coursework, went...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Commentary on Health Affairs Article: Registered Nurse Supply- shortage not over
    yet another piece of the intricate puzzle that is the “nursing shortage” i have been doing a great deal of thinking about this as it affects all of us, but new and recent grads in particular who...
    Dec 12, '11
    Forum: Nursing News