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  1. It's here: BSN only hiring in hospitals
    I am an ADN prepared nurse who graduated in 2001. When I first started working in the field of nursing I had way more hands on experience than did my BSN prepared coworkers. Why should I have been...
    Mar 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. Is hospital work like an abusive relationship?
    I have a love-hate relationship with my job. I am a peds nurse and enjoy taking care of children. For the most part my co-workers are great. There is generally good teamwork, but there is one crew of...
    Mar 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I give in to drug seeking patients
    We as nurses need to be careful with thinking every one who appears to need a lot of pain medication or has a high tolerance is a drug seeker. My husband has back problems and was a "frequent flier"...
    Mar 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I hate what's happening to nursing...
    I've been a nurse for 10 years and I am at the point where just thinking about going to work makes me want to vomit. The only redeeming thing about my job is that I work with children and I love...
    Mar 10, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Are the parent easy to deal with?
    In my neck of the woods it is about 50-50. Some parents are great, stay with their kids, take good care of them, easy going, ect. Others just leave their kids for us to take care of and go out on the...
    Mar 6, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  6. Pediatric Job Now? Or wait for the DREAM pediatric job? HELP!!!!
    I would take the sure thing. If you really want to work in Peds and end up having to take something else because your dream job doesn't work out you are going to kick yourself. Just my 2 cents. Like...
    Mar 3, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  7. Maybe I'm just old and cynical, but....
    I'm in it for the money too, sad to say, but gotta pay those bills. I love most of the children I take care of in Peds, but I would NOT do this job for free. I don't care if I were a billionaire, it...
    Mar 3, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. HELP! need a nurse's opinion on career path! please
    I am a pediatric nurse and have been for 7 years. I don't have the opportunity at this time to go back to school, but I have some advice for you. I would continue in school and get your BSN. Then go...
    Feb 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?
    Wow, that is crazy!! I would just keep looking until I found a real RN job. This amt of money is ludicrous for the job we do. Yes I am an experienced nurse and it has been a long time since I was a...
    Feb 17, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  10. Hospitals Shift Smoking Bans to Smoker Ban
    Forget hiring people, just make robots to do our job. They don't have minds and emotions and feelings. They don't feel stress and sadness, frustration and anger. Real sorry for the employers and...
    Feb 17, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Nervous student in need of encouragement from experienced RN
    I have been a nurse for 10 years, working peds for 7 years. When I first started on Peds I was nervous just like you are talking about. I don't know if it is this way everywhere, but I work on a...
    Feb 2, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  12. Nursing Funnies: Hilarity from the Trenches
    I love hearing about other nurse's experiences. You guys are giving me some good laughs. When I first graduated from nursing school I was working at a LTC facility and like one of the previous...
    Feb 2, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. Nurses working without health insurance
    I pay $850 per month for my "employer-sponsored" health insurance. This is for me and my family of 5. Our deductible is $1200 for family, $600 individual. Copays for regular dr. visits $20 and...
    Jan 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. Angry mom made me cry last week
    I am so sorry to hear how you were treated. I totally understand, I work Peds and also frequently get pulled to the NICU when they are short staffed. I have had a few instances where the parents just...
    Jan 18, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. New grad/bad economy, bend over and take it?
    I would accept the position and try my best to tolerate it with a good attitude until a position you wants comes available. I would not pretend that you are gung ho about the night shift when you go...
    Jan 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What is a WEOP schedule for an RN?
    I work this at my hospital. It is weekend option and at my job it means 2 shifts on the weekend. Any shifts fri night through sun night. We make almost double time for nights on weop and time and 1/2...
    Jan 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Do I want to be a nurse for the wrong reasons?
    You sound just like me and I have been a nurse for 10 years. You have the interest, but you also have a tough skin and you have to for this career. I would definately say you should go for it and I...
    Jan 3, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Got No Job? Come be an RN !
    I just found this blog too, so haven't read all of it yet, but I would like to give my opinion. I was one of the people who went into this career just for the money in the beginning. I was a single...
    Dec 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. LOL moments at work
    Working nights on Pediatrics and this one night we got an insane 9 admissions. We were all running around like crazy so when things finally calmed down around 0530 we decided to play a joke on our...
    Dec 24, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. Verbal, Written warnings and Termination
    I work at a hospital that preaches infection control and does not allow visitors if they have any symptoms of illness, yet the same is not true with staff. There are NO excused absences at the...
    Jan 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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