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  1. Tips for New Graduate Nurse Starting a job
    I used highlighters to color code on my report sheet various things that needed to done and info about pts. I designated different colors for different things. For example, a pink highlighter dot...
    Feb 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. which offer would you take?
    The hours and pay at the SNF do sound really good. A SNF is a really good place to hone your skills- as long as it is a good place to work. Lots of various different kinds of pts @ a SNF. Not all are...
    Feb 20, '10
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  3. Dallas VA Hospital
    I know two people who have worked there- both left recently. They only had bad things to say.
    Feb 20, '10
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  4. HCA Hospital
    I was a floor nurse @ an HCA facility, not mgmt, but I agree with your opinion of them. No ethics at all- just a miserable place. I especially agree with this statement:
    Feb 20, '10
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  5. Nursing market becoming oversaturated?
    Parts of Texas have been saturated with nurses for a long time. There were plenty of jobs in the large, metro areas in the past, but that is changing now.
    Feb 20, '10
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  6. HCA Hospital
    I worked at an HCA in Texas. Worst experience of my career. However, every place is different. Just be careful. Watch your back, CYA, and mind your Ps and Qs. Be friendly, but don't reveal too...
    Feb 20, '10
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  7. Any VA Hospital employee's here familiar with the system?
    I would think that the best thing to do would be to approach your doc again, telling her that this is very important to you, and you really want her to take some action on this. If she is a good doc,...
    Feb 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I cried somewhat over a minor incident with a patient...
    It sounds like the pt had a vasovagal episode. She may need a stool softener to prevent this. I still get teary after all these years when I see a pt suffer. Don't worry- it's normal.
    Feb 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nursing Opportunities Dwindle In Recession
    Finally- an accurate article. And this is in Texas- the supposed "land of opportunity" for nurses.
    Feb 18, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Can RNs really make this much?
    I have been offered travel jobs to HI, but the pay has never been more than $19./hr- less than half of what reg staff makes per hr there. The agencies' take on it is that travel nurses in HI are...
    Feb 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Nursing shortage: 1 in 5 quits within first year, study says
    Great advice! As a new grad, I had a "preceptor-ship" that was really an after-thought. The "preceptor" had no desire or education to be a preceptor, and was pushed into it by mgmt. She was very...
    Feb 18, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. HLN news story amputee nurse in Haiti
    This morning I was watching HLN news. There was a wonderful story about an American nurse who is there helping the earthquake victims. This nurse has been an amputee since she was 19. She is using...
    Feb 18, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. How do you know if you're cut out to be a nurse??
    I showed your list to my dh and he said "Did you write that?" Lol!:lol2:
    Feb 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Can RNs really make this much?
    I've never met a staff RN making more than $24./hr in Texas.
    Feb 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Can RNs really make this much?
    I agree, but I'd take the $50. !
    Feb 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. NO LUNCH???  NO BREAKS???   Is that common in nursing?????
    About 1/3 of new grads leave their new jobs. According to this article, 41% of new nurses (less than 18 mos experience) regret their decision to become a nurse. ...
    Feb 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What do RN's make in California?
    Even travelers make about half that. I did not know any nurse anywhere was making that much, I do know that the cost of living is high where you are, though.
    Feb 17, '10
    Forum: California Nursing
  18. Dying Trenton woman granted honorary nursing license
    Wonderful. Wishing Katie comfort and peace.
    Feb 17, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. Conflicting test question...
    :up::up::up::up::yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah::nurse::nurse::nurse::nurse:
    Feb 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Tenet/CNA Election Procedures Agreement
    Exactly!
    Feb 17, '10
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  21. Tenet/CNA Election Procedures Agreement
    Not exactly an unbiased opinion. The publisher of this article is the "National Right to Work Legal Defense Fund." As shown on their site, their motto is: "Defending America's workers from the...
    Feb 17, '10
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  22. Criminal Assault due to "criminal neglect"?
    On the contrary- my brother (a high ranking cop) tells me that the areas around large, metropolitan hospitals are sought out by specific types of criminals because they know nurses, who are mostly...
    Feb 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. managements new idea for call-lights
    When I worked at a hospital which used those Spectra-Link phones, I did accidentally drop mine in the toilet- because every time you try to take a pee break, some one calls you. I was told by mgmt...
    Feb 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. managements new idea for call-lights
    And with fast food restaurants shooting for 5 mins or less, mistakes have sky rocketed. Hmmmm....could the same thing could happen in the hospitals??:eek: Ya think?
    Feb 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. The Shower Room is for ?????
    Well, you know housekeeping won't touch bio-hazardous stuff. I'm sure they'll tell a nurse to clean it up.
    Feb 15, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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