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  1. RNs!!!! Did you fail Any classes???
    I noticed that most of the posters have not failed any courses, I'll bet that for every one that never failed a course, there are 5 that did fail and just doesn't want to post it. It's easy to say...
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. How to lower the stress level
    I think that being organized helps a lot, ask a lot of questions and being in a supportive work environment. These all help to decrease the stress level of a new nurse and always remain teachable....
    Apr 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Taking Pulseox- SPO2
    Finger, toe or the ear. I think fingers are the easiest, if there is good perfusion.
    Apr 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. To tell or not to tell!
    Really???? I've done most of these "offenses" at one time or another and the reason for it is.....lack of time. It's easy to do everything perfectly when you only have one patient, but when you come...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location - Connecticut Pay rate - $30/hr In which area / specialty do you work? M/S What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)? - RN What type of degree and/or certification do...
    Mar 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. The thing that has surprised you the most about nursing...
    Everything! Lol- I thought that I needed to know everything- but you don't. I still look up meds, procedures, equipment etc! How to prioritize is really big and delegation.
    Mar 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Observation Admits
    We also have a book with protocols that need to be met before the patient can come to our floor, ex: if someone comes in with chest pain they need to have 2 negative troponins before they can come to...
    Mar 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Observation Admits
    I work on an Obs unit (clinical decision unit). We have a secretary during the day and most of the time on eves, we have a PCT unless the census is low- if so the PCT can get pulled to another floor....
    Mar 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What have you lived through? (Let's reminisce)
    I remember not having "play dates", whoever was outside- was your playdate. I remember watching I Love Lucy, Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, Six million dollar man, MASH Telephone booth calls...
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Dealing with drug seekers without alienating them
    As someone stated before that this patient could have chronic pain and would behave this way but if you are an addict or know of one, this is also CLASSIC addict behavior!!! So, before you go...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Dealing with drug seekers without alienating them
    To the other posters: What if the patient is a frequent flier? with a documented history of drug seeking behavior, would you still treat objectively? We are human you know, I think the OP was right...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Charge Nurse Pay
    $1.25 hospital- not worth it!
    Dec 19, '14
    Forum: Nurse Management
  13. What are the stress level ranking for these units?
    all are stressful, but I think the least would be ortho-on a really good day :)
    Dec 11, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Microbiology competency exam St Vincent's College
    Not alot of people pass this exam. I would ask the school what material to review. Good luck :)
    Dec 1, '14
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  15. How do you treat your nursing students?
    In my ASN program when the OB clinical rotation came around the instructor told us that on that floor we were not allowed to give meds and only limited patient care. We could only observe procedures...
    Nov 10, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Moving to CT. Any new grad jobs?
    @wannabe- I sent you a PM
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  17. St. Vincent's Behavioral Health Salary?
    The nurses are not union. the starting salary is $28-31. the pay is every 2 weeks,32 hours is considered full time :)
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  18. What happened?
    just when you get used to it, guess what...it will change again :)
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: Site Feedback
  19. RN-BSN and ADN-BSN Easy?
    I took a year off to work and I'm glad I did. I learn more by doing so to be able to practice skills and learn meds for that time was very important and a very good foundation. Then believe it or...
    Oct 31, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. Do you wear jewelry to work?
    stud earrings, watch, wedding rings, and a cross necklace that everyone admires
    Oct 31, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nurse-Patient Ratios
    Type of unit: M/S observation unit Ratio: all 3 shifts 1:4 Supportive staff: 1 aid for 12 patients Charge nurse: yes, it is one of the 3 staff RN's and a unit supervisor I personally do...
    Oct 31, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Nursing School Won't Teach You These Things (Part 2)
    #8 I disagree with, I come to work to work! period. Socialize on your own time. If that were my relative and they had to wait for 20 minutes to use the bathroom because your too busy catching...
    Oct 23, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Is this crazy?  Nurse to Pt. ratio
    The most patients I've ever had was 30 and I think that was pushing it. 72 that's insane, even though you are only passing meds to 20 pts, you are still responsible for the 72.
    Oct 22, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. I live in an area with A LOT of snow, and as a nurse, do I need an SUV?
    Highlander was able to make it up my gravel driveway (400ft from street). I don't worry about getting stuck anymore. I live in Ct
    Oct 21, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Charge Nurse?
    It's a slippery slop. There are loopholes in SNF/LTC facilities. I was working at one place that had 60 beds, one side had 30 beds and an LPN, the other side had 30 beds mixed rehab/LTC with an RN....
    Oct 19, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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