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  1. New Grad-Outpatient Nursing Job
    Anything is possible. It is unlikely though.
    7:50 am
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. How Is this handled at your workplace?
    Thanks, I'll check on the policy for my state and facility for future reference. The charge told me I could stay for 2 hours since I made the trip but I was a bit aggravated at the situation and...
    Nov 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. How Is this handled at your workplace?
    Your shift is cancelled (due to census/staffing) but they forget to call you because they didn't realize you were on the schedule. Do they let you stay and work anyway, work a couple hours or just...
    Nov 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Any recommendation for Individual Program mentors
    They choose the mentor for you and if they aren't a good fit, you call student services and can change.
    Nov 26
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  5. Disciplinary action - medication error
    I believe that the relief nurse should get the disciplinary action instead. They came in to take over and instead of passing meds went to a potluck. A lot of residents would have received their meds...
    Nov 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. Student wants to know what stethoscope is best
    I like my Adscope. Someone else did too because it was stolen before and I had to get a replacement. No one ever tried to steal my Littman.
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. What is the proper way to address an RN?
    Patient use my first name if they can remember it or either just say nurse. I generally will write my name on the whiteboard during bedside report. It is usually said wrong. I don't mind...
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Pre-employment drug screening
    You took it in June. It's now November. You're clear.
    Nov 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Fired Out of the Blue
    You can meet with her if you just want some closure but I wouldn't want to work for them. I wouldn't trust them after that. I've been fired before and it sucks. So I understand that feeling.
    Nov 20
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. advice on being written up when I dont think I should have been...
    I think the write will stand at this point. Just take it as a lesson learned. Report findings as early as possible. It can just be an FYI to the doctor and you can note in the chart that you...
    Nov 20
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. NICU vs MedSurg
    I vote for NICU. Med surge will always take you back.
    Nov 18
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Nursing careers where you don't stand up all day?
    How likely is it that I will be able to land a job as a phone triage nurse or something similar immediately after graduating from nursing school? Not likely but not impossible. Or do they only...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Would you ever ask another nurse to give your pt a suppository?
    It wouldn't bother me a bit. I wouldn't be in wound care if I was averse to "dirty" work though.
    Nov 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. IV starts in nursing schools
    We were taught in my nursing program. Whether you got any experience during clinical depended on the site and clinical instructor. I believe I did 2 IV attempts during nursing school. Some students...
    Nov 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Hospice Nursing Question
    All hospices are not created equally. I worked hospice before and the patients that were able to take their meds continued to do so. Some patients or family may opt to d/c the meds and just do...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. Doing away with Scrubs
    Should I stop wearing gloves also? That's silly. I like wearing scrubs. Residents used to compliment me on certain prints or colors I would wear when I worked LTC.
    Nov 12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. Are there 10 hr shifts in Nursing??
    I think surgery areas like PACU, OR, Pre holding do 10 hours. The cath lab here does them also.
    Nov 11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. How to Find out Hours/shift
    Thanks, that's pretty much what I want to find out from them. Most importantly their latest shift. So if I called and they said we staff until 7pm, I would know not to waste time applying.
    Nov 9
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Bedside nurses and pregnancy
    I had my baby at 36 weeks and worked bedside on a medical floor for the durations. Night shift. It really sucked with the walking, bending and moving heavy patients. I had lots of back pain. I...
    Nov 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How to Find out Hours/shift
    I've looked at some open positions at my organization and the hours are listed as varies and variable. Would it be bad to call the unit and ask them what hours they are open or what shifts they work?...
    Nov 8
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Could Be Fired for IV skills.
    Update. Seems it was a misunderstanding and this is exactly why these things should be discussed in person. They said my IV skills have gotten better and they know will continue to improve with...
    Nov 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Could Be Fired for IV skills.
    I'm sure they are comparing us. I looked over the records and she had no misses recorded for the month. The 12 unsuccessful attempts all belong to me. I was successful 62/74 IV starts.
    Nov 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Baby Nurse
    We have micromedex and other useful applications on our computers. Micromedex is great for finding out IV compatibility. I would not carry around a drug guide. And since our computers have internet,...
    Nov 5
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Could Be Fired for IV skills.
    I agree but they are allowed their expectation so we shall see what transpires tomorrow. I used to enjoy going to this job.
    Nov 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Thinking seriously about RN to BSN
    I started with 47CUs to complete. I would likely go faster if I didn't have a toddler at home. It really is going at your own pace. It is entirely possible to complete in one term but 2 terms is more...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing


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