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  1. Hiring climate in Baltimore
    I'm a Cardiac RN, three years on a busy acute-care stepdown unit. I have been smitten with love and my soon to be fiancÚ has a job lined up at Hopkins on their organ procurement and transplant team...
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  2. Forced wearing of nursing cap.
    Oh good grief. This comes up every year. They need to just get rid of the caps, period. News flash: it's almost 2013. Nobody wears them EVER in practice so why some people get so strung out on the...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. What's the hiring situation like in metro DC area?
    I have been dating an incredible man in DC long distance and although I love the frequent flier miles I have been building in the process, we have both decided that things are definitely pointing...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Washington DC Nursing
  4. 1.5 years in and at the end of my rope....?
    Well, I'm 1.5 years in as well and here's my 2 cents worth. First of all, I think your age is a big factor. I'm 47, started my 2nd career as an RN at 45. I look back at how I thought, acted and...
    Jan 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. No more Mr. Nice Guy (New Year Resolution)
    Thanks for the comments, and even though I wasn't soliciting them, thanks for some of the suggestions. I was more or less just blowing off some steam. :specs: I hope I didn't make it sound like I...
    Jan 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Weeding out of nursing students
    Here's how I see it. In addition to studying hard and knowing your stuff, it's also all about jumping through the hoops. Some of those hoops seem ridiculous and pointless. I found that the students...
    Jan 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Why do RN's avoid LTC positions?
    I would rather eat glass shards then work in LTC. When we did clinicals in LTC I literally felt like running out the door at the end of the shift - couldn't get out of there quick enough. Mass chaos,...
    Jan 1, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. New name for nurses who are men
    Meh. I used to have a thing about being called a "nurse" but I got over it once I actually became one. I refer to myself as an "RN" to my patients and when identifying myself to others on the care...
    Jan 1, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  9. What would you do?
    Newer RN here - 1.5 years as an RN, work on a busy cardiology unit on nights. My plan was to migrate to days but have since changed my mind. We have been required to take a 5th patient, which is a...
    Jan 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. No more Mr. Nice Guy (New Year Resolution)
    Yesterday morning I accepted my last sigh, complaint, or roll of the eyes from a couple of the day shift RNs I report off to. I started a year and a half ago and these two were very unhelpful and...
    Jan 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Officially passed the one-year mark
    Well, I officially passed my one-year mark of working as an RN. From some of the stories I've read on here over the past year I think I have to count myself very, very lucky. I got the exact job I...
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Just a reminder to watch what you say!
    How many stories do we need to hear about people being scrutinized for what they say about their employers/workplace on FB or other social networking before people realize it's not the brightest...
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I can't believe it!!!!
    Congratulations! So here's your assignment: between now and August, work on that self confidence. I'm a May 2010 grad and started on a cardiac floor as well, and am really enjoying it. I'm not trying...
    Jul 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Blood transfusions??? just say no...
    Exactly. I'm gay, and I'm agnostic. But ironically I work in a Catholic hospital. I have a huge list of reasons why I should not want to work in a Catholic hospital. They broadcast morning and...
    Jul 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Funny things lay-people say...
    This happened to me as a newbie RN on the cardiac unit doing an initial shift assessemnt. It was a good reminder not to use medical terminology with patients. This particular patient was an elderly...
    Jun 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Blood transfusions??? just say no...
    Everyone gets their panties in a bunch because when you look at the ethical requirements of those working in the medical profession where you have another person's health and life in your hands, you...
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Community College? You must be stupid.
    Before I transitioned into nursing as a second career I worked in a energy and soul-sucking job that my B.S. degree got me, and was bringing in around $45,000. I got some surprised looks and snarky...
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Wasn't the School Nurse right?
    Oh wow, this brought a flashback for me! I started at a new school when I was in 8th grade. It was about a month into the school year and I went to school not feeling very well. After lunch I was...
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. "I didn't want to go into nursing because I didn't want to be labled gay"
    Same issue, different thread. Sigh. :banghead: Seriously, this is 2011 dude. Worrying about being identified as being gay if you are a guy and a nurse is sooooo 1975. I'm gay. 6'5", #220,...
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  20. Night Shifters: Does your hospital have cafeteria hours for night shift?
    I work in a 420+ bed Level 1 Trauma Center teaching hospital, so don't start thinking this is some small community hospital as you're reading this. For YEARS, the cafeteria has been open from 1:30am...
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Blood transfusions??? just say no...
    We discussed this in nursing school. From what I remember JW physicians would not be permitted to "order" a blood transfusion for a patient. However, a JW nurse - since they are not participating in...
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. PLEASE help me work through this issue...
    Had the same exact situation last year when I graduated from nursing school. By October there were rumors of a lock-out. I had never been a union member, joined the union after 90 days (required) but...
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. HIV and annual health review
    Hi Cruzer - I would think that we're entitled to the same HI. PPA protections as our patients. I am unclear as to the legal requirements when an RN has a communicable disease that is not easily...
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Male RN wanting to get some advice.
    Heart palpatations? I can definitely relate to that, dude! I started fresh out of school on a very busy cardiac unit with high acuity patients. I had externed on the floor during my last year of...
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  25. white scrub tops and males
    I'm not even going to address the "gay looking" comment. The other responding to this thread have already done that. My hospital requires RNs to wear the ugliest color in the world: Caribbean...
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing


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