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  1. Any input on tavel nursing compaines??American mobile?
    Well now RNERHOUSESUPOR with the comment regarding the post master vs the ceo of fedex and ups that is like comparing apples to oranges. UPS and FedEx are private companies, the USPS is a government...
    Mar 6, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Select Specialty Hospital
    I worked for Select in the St Louis region quite a few times through agency. They were one of my choices in areas to work. The staff treated each other well, the workload wasn't too difficult, and...
    Sep 13, '11
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  3. how long until nicotine and byproducts are flushed from your system?
    I totally agree with this statement.... Smokers aren't a protected class.... but neither is obesity.... and employers can be sued for discriminating on that aspect. I see no real difference between...
    Apr 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. You know when you are a good nurse when...
    You know you are a good nurse when you can critically think and solve a situation with the supplies available... and when you don't dread going to work. For example applying bucks traction when you...
    Apr 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. how long until nicotine and byproducts are flushed from your system?
    Testing for nicotine for insurance I get... since you could have lied about it to get a better rate.... But since smoking is still legal last time I checked, and you don't have to smoke at work, how...
    Apr 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Please..Need some help deciding
    Go with the small rural hospital. The big reason is to be an OR nurse at almost any bigger hospital you need a couple years of OR experience. If they are offering OR experience Jump on that like a...
    Apr 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Career Change Advice
    How is the nursing industry right now? The nursing industry is somewhat depressed d/t the overall economy. Hospitals are hiring nurses.... but they must have at least 1 year of experience. ...
    Apr 22, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Please HELP!  I have no idea what to do
    I tend to agree with commuter. Being accepted into one nursing program without having to be put on a waiting list is a blessing, 2 is awesome. Hedge your bets!
    Apr 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Holding me back from Nursing
    Well with ADD it is hard for me to concentrate on any topic for any length of time. Since nursing textbooks are written to build upon a thought, and flesh it out, my mind saw it as one long...
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Holding me back from Nursing
    I don't know about the right brain damage.... But I do know I have severe ADD. I visualize concepts as well and usually have about 5 things going through my head at a time. During nursing school I...
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. vent/trach help!!
    A dumb question I know.... But can you hear lung sounds in both lungs? What about when you reposition her?
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Need RN Job Advice!!!
    Try places you may not think of... such as LTACs, Acute Acess hospitals, plasma banks, ocupational health nursing, drug rep companies, prison nursing, plasma banks.... The list is literally...
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Nursing Project
    1. define a nurse leader, a nurse follower, and a nurse manager. a nurse leader is someone who while has a position of authority still practices bedside nursing. for example your charge nurse,...
    Apr 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Volunteer work at hospital?
    Volunteers can do many things such as wheeling patients to tests and answering phones. Usually they don't get too involved in the nitty gritty of patient care though. I know of quite a few people...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. We may need fewer nurses in the hospital...
    There are quite a few things that could happen to lower costs, and provide care for everyone. In England everyone has healthcare... however this is at public hospitals.... semi private rooms, new...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Why do we continue to do it?
    We do it because we care about our fellow man.... or woman. We like to see that what we have done has made a difference for good in someone's life.
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Street Drug PANDORA
    Pandora isn't a widely used name for a street drug.... From what I understand it can refer to the "game" of throwing a bunch of prescription pills (usually stolen from their parents) in a box shaking...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What would you ask your hospital administrator to change?
    Oh I don't know.... Our hospital is run pretty well... But I think I would implement a room or two in the hospital with 4 beds where we could stick a CNA and 4 climbers. That way it wouldn't hurt...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Small Bowel Obstruction
    I find it can also help if the canister is placed on the bedside table vs the wall.... sometimes with low suction it doesn't have enough oomf to pull it up to the wall. You can also try switching it...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. A Pre-nursing Student who believes...
    I know I was mortified of an incontinent patient when I started nursing school.... But you live and learn and find out that its not as bad as it seems..... When I got my first child I was more afraid...
    Apr 14, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Are you serious?
    Gotta love drama queens.... We have a Dr who orders 1mg of haldol for agitated patients... IM. Usual dosage as you may recall is 5mg.... Ah well just enough to upset the patient. Keep your chin up,...
    Apr 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. career change
    I wouldn't discourage you from doing the pct route.... for 2 reasons. First you will get your feet wet and see what nursing is all about. Second if you find a job as a pct often times your employer...
    Apr 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. best US State to start nursing career for new grads
    There is a percieved glut of nurses everywhere.... I say that because stay at home mothers are still in the nursing business until their hubbies find a job, and retirees are still in until their...
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Best sites to look for jobs after becoming a RN?
    Craigslist is a viable option for HR since it's free.... Indeed, monster, and the rest charge BIG TIME to hospitals. Also alot of the stuff on monster and such isn't worth the ink it's printed on. ...
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Stay as a FT LPN or quit to attend my BSN FT??
    Education is always worthwhile.... however the economy is picking up and once this happens there will be another nursing shortage.... most likely worse then the last. In every institution I have...
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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