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  1. Whats your NICU experience?
    I still can not get past dirty old patients!? That is just not right.
    Jan 8, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. My Nursing License Is At Risk - Or Is It?
    Would be interesting as to which BON had the most disciplinary actions. I know Texas always had a long list!!!
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  3. Was I at fault? the nurse embarrassed me in front of others.
    Wow! Teamwork is the key to nursing and that means "WE" answer call lights and get patients bedpans or blankets or whatever they need. That is not just a CNA's job. I have worked with some...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Hiring Process for VA (veteran's administration)
    I will be interested in what you hear. I applied for the ICU with only med/surg/Tele experience. The manager saw my résumé at a job fair they had and was interested until she realized I had taken care of...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. Hiring Process for VA (veteran's administration)
    Actually the jobs are not always posted that long. One I had applied for was only listed for one week. I actually applied for one job and have yet to hear anything, but during this period the job was...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. Hiring Process for VA (veteran's administration)
    I did call the Recruitor assigned to that job and all the others I have applied for. She told me they had not selected anyone yet. She told me she would call if I was offered the position. To be...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Hiring Process for VA (veteran's administration)
    If not selected I would get an email telling me so. No such email has come and the website has me as eligible. This is just way to slow in my eyes.
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. Hiring Process for VA (veteran's administration)
    You are right on that. The ICU manager looked at my résumé, because the patients I have taken care of are what they have in their ICU. But I had had med/surg/Tele exp. that was specialized to...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. Hiring Process for VA (veteran's administration)
    Well it seems TN moves faster than TX. I am still waiting, 5 weeks after having my interview, to hear if accepted or not. Called to check and they had not heard anything. I too know they take awhile,...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. Comparing a nurses' salary
    I am in Central Texas and have no idea what any hospital in Texas pays GN's, sorry. I am sure someone can help you though.
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  11. Comparing a nurses' salary
    Ok after reading most of these posts I just had to comment! when I looked for my first job in 2000 I actually applied to 3 hospitals, one in Colorado, one in Minnesota and one in Wisconsin! ...
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  12. Pay Off My Student Loans In Full or Make Monthly Payments?
    I feel everyone needs to have money in savings, for the what if's. You could pay a little chunk and then make larger payments. I don't know what your interest rate is, but if you just graduated it...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. So You Want To Move To Texas?
    When I posted the question about those places taking new grads, it was not for me. I have 11 years of experience and just decided I needed a change! Change was Texas! I still feel hospitals should...
    Jul 6, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  14. Advise Desired for Obtaining Job at Mayo Clinic: Rochester (Soon to be Grad)
    There are always good things and bad things about every hospital! I did all my nursing clinicals at Mayo, but ended up working at a hospital an hour away in Wisconsin. But I thank Mayo for the great...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  15. So You Want To Move To Texas?
    It seems that right now there are tons of jobs in Houston and San Antonio. Many in Austin too. Problem is do they take new grads? I moved to Texas last Fall and took a job that turned out to be...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  16. How long did you stay at your 1st job?
    I stayed at my first job for almost 10 years 9 months! Crazy me thought I needed to get out and see other things! I will just leave it at that!!
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Nursing Strike
    I read the article and then a lot of the comments from people! Wow there are some mean people writing in!! This is a HUGE misstake made by a probably very inexperienced nurse, but to slam all...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  18. Wanting to get to DFW area
    Funny thing I happen to be looking to head to Texas for a travel assignment and if I had L&d experience I would have been hired 2 weeks ago!! That seemed to be the only need out there, which does...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  19. travel nursing specialty in highest demand
    right now while I have been looking it is L&D!!!
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  20. 3-11 shift on telemetry
    I would think it probably depends on the hospital you work at, but at the hospital I worked at it was a very busy shift and I know because I did it for the most part of my 10 years there!! Every...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Fictional vital sign charting
    Personally I don't feel that the CNA should be charting O2 sats and O2 settings, that is the job of the RN or RT. I also will redo my vitals if they do not look right. The blood sugars are another...
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. A Pre-nursing Student who believes...
    I am one of those nurses that did not work as a CNA prior to nursing school!! But have no worries, cuz I help with the clean ups!! Oh i sometimes have my moments when it smells really bad, but I do...
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Anti-Intellectualism/Autonomy in nursing
    Ok I am a little confused. IVP Metoprolol is used when a pt is NPO on my hospitals med/surg floors. I work on a cardiopulmonary med/surg floor and use it for the same reason, but have also used for A...
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. My Microbiology Teacher told me I can't become a Nurse
    You can not be a nurse because you have trouble with a microscope? Really I never used a microscope in Nursing school, clinicals and in the job I have had for the past 10 years. I am a nurse not a...
    Mar 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Anyone else start in tele?
    Tele was the only thing that I wanted to do, so that is where I started. On the floor that I work on we are also a step-down unit, which is the best part!!,. It is true the first year is the most...
    Dec 30, '08
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing