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  1. Night Shift and My Muffin Top
    Hi everyone! I currently work night shift which I love. However it is taking a real toll on my weight. I've gained weight since working this shift and it's been so difficult to take it off. Here...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. Do you have a set schedule?
    I work night shift only (and loving it). My unit posts a mock schedule about two months in advance and we set down our schedules the way we want it. Then our nurse manager tries to work out the...
    Oct 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. are there nurses who ACTUALLY care ?
    Aw.....*hugs* I'm starting to feel bad that everyone's ganging up on you!
    Oct 11, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Happiness vs more money
    Nah, keep the job you love and enjoy it! My parents paid my way through community college and just like all the other posters have said, I didn't value it very much. I dropped classes often and...
    Oct 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Why is staff turnover considered bad?
    I agree with this. One of the two hospitals I externed at had a high turnover rate: Training was almost non-existent and you're just a body to cover shifts. It just also seems like no one cares to...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Got My Dream Job!
    Congratulations! :up: We should all be so fortunate! Happy is way better than more $!
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. What and How Much Can You Tell to Patient's Family?
    Thank you so much everyone! My unit doesn't have any formal protocols and these are all good ideas that I'm going to try to have implemented. What I've learned so far: 1) set up a type of...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  8. What and How Much Can You Tell to Patient's Family?
    Once in a while, I would get a phone call presumably from a wife or son/daughter or even a friend (if the patient doesn't have anyone else) asking about the patient, sometimes asking about specific...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  9. Exhaustion bloopers
    I work on night shift and when I have some down time, I read posts on allnurses. I hadn't expected the original post to be so funny, but I laughed right out loud in the middle of the quiet hall when...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. So glad to find allnurses.com
    I found this site AFTER I graduated and started working. I wish I found it before I even had to do pre-reqs when preparing to get into nursing school. This site is SOOO helpful! Working in my current...
    Sep 17, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Ethical/Personal Dilemma - What would you do?
    I totally agree with this. I read a post from a few months back of a nurse being fired because one of her coworkers talked about a patient of theirs on her facebook page. Even though the nurse wasn't...
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  12. Poll to " former" new grads. How did you land that 1st job?
    Worked an externship for a very large hospital system for my whole senior year. Didn't stay with the particular hospital but was able to get a position with another one within the system because of...
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  13. Whew I can finally be over here!!!
    Hi there! And congratulations!
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. does anyone regret this career?
    *Hugs!* :hug: How about if you try looking for a hospital with lower patient to nurse ratio and going to night shift when it's less crazy (but also has it's own brand of stress)? This is the...
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. does anyone regret this career?
    Hi clbrown - would it be possible for you to do per diem in other fields that might increase your opportunity to break into your chosen fields? Glad to know you aren't giving up!
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Finally...I got the job!
    Congratulations! :w00t: I'm so happy for you and your Mom!!!
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. The 'De-Skilling' Of Nursing
    I think it depends where you work. I work for the VA since my externship in two different VA medical centers (within a VA system) and currently in another one in a different state. In the first VA...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Passed the nclex with 250 questions
    *Hugs!* I'm so happy for you! Congratulations on passing the NCLEX!
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. What can I do?
    I think all the above suggestions are great - especially the emt one. I wish I had gone that route because I want to specialize in emergency nursing. The route I took was by taking an externship,...
    Jul 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  20. Anybody feels the same?
    Hang in there! Once you get used to the routine, it won't be so bad and you will be able to enjoy your work as you had before. I've been a nurse for only a few years but when I started out, I just...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Ready 2 give up on nursing :*(
    *Hugs!* I'm really sorry that all these things happened to you! But please don't give up - nurses like you are needed in this field. I work in a unit that can be pretty hostile too. To keep myself...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Dream Job vs. Dream City
    My situation is just the opposite. I came from New York City, but since 5 or 6 hospitals closed down in the area and with the economy as it is, I took a job out of state in a small town. It's a bit...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  23. How do I overcome toxic hospital environments?
    FireStarterRN, Thank you so much for the book and the link. I'm one of those highly sensitive people. It feels good to know I'm not the only one and that it is a relatively normal trait (I thought...
    May 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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