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  1. Terminated at end of orientation.
    I've been working in a home care job for awhile now. I have one patient who is total care, quadriplegic, with trach, g- tube and suprapubic catheter, lots of meds, suctioning, feeding, etc. It's...
    Jul 15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Best RN jobs to have more time for children/family
    Most 12 hr shift jobs are for 64 or 72 hrs per week. If you do five 8 hr shifts you might find that the pay works out the same. Also the regular schedule and ability to have evenings every night with...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. Resume advice?
    How much can you expect to pay a professional resume service?
    Jan 3
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  4. Resume advice?
    Your current resume is basically a list of job duties, not a dynamic sales pitch for the job you want. Look carefully at the job announcements for jobs you think you might want. Make a list of the...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  5. In need of guidance and advice
    Call up employers and nursing colleges in your area and arrange meetings with administrators, recruiters, and managers. You might even try your local government job services/employment offices. Since...
    Jan 2
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. 11 Months in Home Care trying to get out
    When I read your resume, my first reaction was that it was too technical and not focused enough. Look at the job announcement and description of duties for the job you are hoping to land. Then tailor...
    Jan 2
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  7. Do I take too long to learn new skills?
    Thank you for your honesty in this post. As another new nurse I will be very interested in hearing how others feel about on-the-job learning in a fast-paced, high-risk environment. Off the top...
    Nov 10, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Nina Pham condition downgraded to fair
    One infuriating thing in this article is that the caregivers for her dog are described as wearing hazmat suits. Nurses caring for humans in a supposedly state of the art hospital get flapping,...
    Oct 19, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  9. Help critique my resume!
    Much better. I'd still like to see you bang it out under the summary. You've got a lot to crow about! High GPA's, etc. - What about, instead of "9 years health care experience" SUMMARY OF...
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  10. October 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    You used to think pond scum sucked the worst... Welcome to nursing!
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  11. Help critique my resume!
    OK, here goes... Just my reactions, but might help. Instead of Highlights, use "SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS," centered under your name and contact (cell phone, email, city/state is sufficient). Name in...
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  12. Older Student/Over 60 years old
    I was 62, almost 63, when I started the ADN program, and graduated at age 64. I was 65 when I got my first job. Age is just a number. I intend to keep working until I can't or until I feel it's time...
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    Thanks Sloan RN. Would you mind sharing the sources for information presented by Emory, etc? Are you aware of studies showing that toilet flushing can cause aerosolization of contaminants?...
    Oct 15, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  14. Pre-nursing student with shoplifting misdemeanor
    You might consider looking for the Legal Aid services in your town. If you meet the guidelines, the help is free and of high quality, in my experience. In that way you would not feel beholden to your...
    Oct 14, '14
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  15. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    Sheri Fink, author of Five Days at Memorial (about tragic events at major hospital after Katrina), and herself a physician, was interviewed on NPR yesterday. She described in detail her first-hand...
    Oct 14, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  16. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    Lifting the lid on toilet plume aerosol:... [Am J Infect Control. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI Article re aerosolization from toilet flushing in hospital facilities. Seems to me the toilet problem...
    Oct 13, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  17. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    I just read in The New York Times that the hospitals that treated Americans who contracted Ebola in Africa received very concentrated and specific trainings. They drilled on putting on and removing...
    Oct 13, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  18. Resume advice needed!
    Hi, JillS91 -- You've definitely got a good start. It looks like you've got good info on your resume. I just think it needs to be rearranged to have immediate impact. I would take some of the key...
    Oct 5, '14
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  19. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Dallas county health officials leaving ebola apartment with no sign of ppe, no gloves, hand on doorknob. Not following recommendations...? Now we find out there were 5 Dallas detectives trooping...
    Oct 4, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  20. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Correction to my post of 10/3 re article dated 8/20/12. Mr. Duncan arrived in the US a month after this article appeared.
    Oct 4, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  21. Offered a Postition from a Home Health agency should I take it?
    Agree!
    Oct 4, '14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. Offered a Postition from a Home Health agency should I take it?
    Thanks, JustBeachyNurse, for the insights. (I'm piggybacking on your post OP, hope that's okay, since we're both new to this.) This is how out of touch I was in the hiring process. When I reported...
    Oct 3, '14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  23. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Have you familiarized yourself with current CDC precautions for Ebola? It seems to take a little hysteria to wake people up to reality. Unfortunately, the hysteria is often misdirected.
    Oct 3, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  24. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Go to CDC website and click on Ebola Update. This takes you to a page with many links to information for health care workers. Something that often seems missed in infection control are floors and...
    Oct 3, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  25. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Having recently read Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink, I'm not surprised. It recounted another tragic lack of preparedness, that time for a major New Orleans hospital during Hurricane Katrina. The...
    Oct 3, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding


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