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  1. Does your SO understand job stress?
    But, really, I wouldn't trade 3 days a week even for the amount we do in a day sometimes. I can't imagine doing the 9-5 right now with only 2 days off a week. Yuck.
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Does your SO understand job stress?
    But, he does say sometimes, "I wish I could work 3 days a week." To that, he gets an "eye roll." And, a reminder, that 4 days off a week is nice, but we accomplish in 3 days what most people don't...
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Does your SO understand job stress?
    Sometimes, I feel that my husband doesn't quite understand. But, that's not because he's not understanding; he's just not a nurse and doesn't work in healthcare. But, even though he works a desk...
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Today's Hospice. It's not what you think
    "According to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, over of the hospice organizations in the United States in 2010 were operated by for-profit companies. Driven by profit instead of...
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. ICU to hospice nurses (and GrnTea), please advise :)
    Thank you, everybody! Looks like most find hospice rewarding with ICUNurseStat being disappointed with the facility itself. That's the thing about nursing. You can know an area of nursing is right...
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Compassion, easily lost?
    When nurses start acting like you mentioned, it's time to go. Actually, it's time to go before that happens. Nurses do need to vent to each other sometimes. It's just necessary, but it needs to be...
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. ICU to hospice nurses (and GrnTea), please advise :)
    Thank you guys! EMSnut, it sounds like you're in a similar boat, but I'm glad that you're enjoying being a transport nurse; that wouldn't be for me as I like the continuity of care in the ICU. But,...
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. ICU to hospice nurses (and GrnTea), please advise :)
    Thank you! I hear you on everything you just described as far as good deaths and bad deaths. I'm hoping I'll hear something soon as far as what my next step will be in the interview process. I am...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. A little too proud to be a nurse?
    That was a refreshing post. :) When I first read the title, I thought you meant that you were too proud (as in prideful) to be a nurse. What a pleasant surprise. Most people have no idea what we...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. Just a very happy post from a very happy new nurse
    That is awesome! Congrats! Enjoy! What was your impression of Knoxville? And, the Smokies? It's a nice area that I have not visited yet, but definitely will at some point. I'm assuming you're...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  11. How long do you generally have to stay past the end of your shift?
    I work in ICU, so it really just depends on the day. Most of the time, I get out on time. Sometimes, I just need to stay 15 mins extra to chart. Sometimes, it's so crazy, patient so unstable all...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. ICU to hospice nurses (and GrnTea), please advise :)
    Odd title, I know. I don't know if it's proper etiquette to ask for advice from a specific member, but I did. And, GrnTea, maybe you have done hospice nursing; I don't know. I know you have said...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Switching specialties - going from proficient practitioner to beginner again?
    Yes, I did! I worked in a non-acute area (still bedside nursing, though) for a year, was the charge nurse, and was looked to for help/guidance from new people on the unit, was comfortable with my...
    Jun 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What Is The Deal With All The Highly Educated & Professionals Becoming RNs?
    I'm one of those, as well, but I wouldn't call myself highly educated lol, just educated. I had a bachelor's degree in another field and decided to go for my RN. I pursued it primarily because I...
    Jun 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What do (did) you do during the gap between graduation and your first job
    Yes, I do (think it's more likely to get a job once you're licensed), especially in certain states that won't consider you until you're licensed. Some states do the GN thing, and others don't, just...
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Going from Respiratory therapist to Registered Nurse?
    Possibly, though it would probably only help you when competing against new grad nurses. If you're competing against an experienced nurse, they would probably get it first. And, also, critical care...
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Finding job after FNU?
    Hey guys, So, I've decided that I will pursue the FNP degree, am excited about it, but need to save money first, start my family. Am glad that I reached this decision, feels good to have a plan. ...
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  18. Nurses need water
    Yep, true. The only time I drink water is during lunch break. Then, usually, don't drink anything until I get home. However, I think most of us just forget to take care of ourselves while we're...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What do (did) you do during the gap between graduation and your first job
    I moved out of state after graduation, so there was that. And, then, studied for the NCLEX for a month while applying for jobs. Didn't have any luck on the job front until I took and passed the...
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. what career is the hardest to work in?
    It's really not a contest. Sure, teachers have to take work home with them sometimes, but they get all holidays and weekends off, not to mention, an entire summer. Okay, they might have to go in...
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Size matters? (IV question)
    Actually, I'm an ICU nurse, and usually, I'm "married" to the 20 gauge and everyone else seems to be on my unit, too. Usually because that's the largest catheter I or anyone else can insert in most...
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Can a nurse refuse to participate in a code?
    Interesting question, but we're obligated to help in a code. If there's adequate staff, you could step aside, but if the person is a full code, even if you think it unethical for them to be so, it...
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Poop Free Nursing Jobs in the Hospital?
    Since you've already tried working in acute care for several months and never "got used to" the variety of BM smells, you may just not get used to it. Question, though: how did you get through ...
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Jumping the Nursing Ship to Follow My Dreams
    Agree with RNperdiem. You can work while in culinary school, continue to work PRN or part time so you can have benefits until you're sure that you will have steady income and be able to provide for...
    Jun 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Passed!
    Best of luck to you today! Just relax, focus, and be sure to eat a good lunch or breakfast (depending on when you're taking it) before you go into the exam! :). I really had no idea if I passed or...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing


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