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  1. What kind of car do you drive for those 1+ hour commutes?
    I drive my old (1995) Ford Taurus. I don't care if I beat the heck out of it driving it all those miles every week.
    Jun 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Does having healthcare experience help land a job as a new grad?
    When I graduated, the only people who had jobs at graduation were people who already worked in healthcare. Everyone else started looking. I know I was really grateful to have taken my job as a tech...
    May 3, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. night workers- how do you keep a normal routine/life?
    I have discovered that I like working nights. When I first started, I would stay up every night. Now it seems I just naturally sleep nights on my days off. I always take a nap for at least 2 or 3...
    May 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Have you ever had the kind of day
    I'm not judging, just saying you may want to re-evaluate your idea of fun. :)
    Apr 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Have you ever had the kind of day
    Whoops
    Apr 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What's the longest you would commute for a job??
    I drive an hour one way, sometimes an hour and fifteen or even an hour and a half if there is traffic.
    Mar 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Things that patients say that make me smile!
    I walked in to do my assessment, and my pt asked "how much is the shrimp?"
    Mar 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. receiving pts from ED without verbal report
    We're just starting to change our report system for ED patients and have gotten a couple on the floor without any verbal report. I had a friend whose pt was an etoh pt having active hallucinations,...
    Mar 28, '11
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  9. A question to new Nursing school grads who were able to find a job.
    I wouldn't say that AZ hires. I did get a job at the hospital where I worked before graduating, but not everyone who worked here in my graduating class got a job. One person was told she could...
    Jun 5, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Potassium tablets!
    Go for the liquid. I think the patient's K goes up quicker with the liquid than any other form, anyways.
    May 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Appropriate Shoes for Interview
    I would never wear tennis shoes to an interview. I'd go to Famous Footwear and try on shoes and ankle boots until you find one you're happy with, that covers as much of your foot as you want. Like...
    May 10, '10
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  12. False + on drug screen
    I worked in a forensic laboratory for years before starting nursing school. Any positive results should be confirmed by GC/MS, and that would determine exactly what was in the urine. The false...
    May 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Finally I got  a Job!!!!!!!!!!
    Huge congrats. I hope you love your new job!
    May 7, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. So frustrated. Need advice!!
    It is totally normal to feel overwhelmed. I've been on my own for about a month, and I still feel scared. It'll be o.k., you just need to get into your groove.
    May 6, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. I want you to help me, but you will do it my way.....
    How about the dialysis patient who went home and drank a half gallon of milk washed down by a case of Pepsi? Craziness.
    May 4, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Nights or Days better for New Grad
    I'm working as a new grad on my unit, at nights. I spent one week on days, plus all of my time on the new grad unit on days. I much prefer nights. I have time to go through the charts and learn...
    May 4, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Do doctors really yell at you, and get away with it?
    I haven't seen a doctor go off yet. I'm a new grad at my hospital, but I worked there for a couple of years as a student nurse tech, then as a nurse extern and now as a new grad. I spent a month on...
    Apr 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Caring for Violent patient
    I would make sure to explain everything you are doing before touching him so he knows what to expect. Even though he doesn't answer, and might not appear to be listening, it's important. I've...
    Apr 25, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. PICC with too much resistance
    Might have been getting sluggish, maybe has a fibrin cap on the end. I'm guessing the medicine went in at a slower rate than your flush. It probably just needs to be activased.
    Apr 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Reality Shock...
    I think the shock for me came on the New Grad unit when I realized all the paperwork that was involved. As a student, I didn't have to take orders off for four patients on a tele/med surg floor,...
    Apr 22, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Most Common IV Push Meds on Med-Surg
    I have done more hydralazine than anything else, well, except for life-saving protonix. MS, Ativan, Labatolol, Metoprolol but I'm on tele.
    Apr 22, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Is it hard to get a job as a new grad?
    It's a tough market for new grads. I am one of the lucky few from my class to get a job, and I already worked for the hospital that hired me. Not everyone working for the hospital in my class got a...
    Apr 18, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  23. What's your ratio
    Wow, my hospital is 4:1 days and nights for tele. There is always a monitor tech and PCTs. It's scary to think of anything else, I don't know how I'd provide good care to even more patients, at...
    Apr 16, '10
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  24. Successful night shift stories...
    I just started working nights as a new grad, and I'm loving the night life. The occasional doctor shows up, and families are scarce on my floor. Much less chaos.
    Apr 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Discharged Florida "Gay" Nurse Reinstated
    Woo hoo! I'm so glad he got his job back.
    Apr 7, '10
    Forum: Nursing News


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