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  1. Will I still get to practice in my own specialty if I join the AirForce?
    I have one more question:D So, if I do go active duty, do I get to choose the base I want to be assigned to? Reason I ask is that I live in Alaska and there is an airforce base nearby. Thanks.
    Aug 29, '11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. Will I still get to practice in my own specialty if I join the AirForce?
    ^^topic^^. I have a nursing classmate who is in COT as of now and I am strongly considering the airforce as a possible life experience pathway before I hit the 30 year old mark. I graduated with my...
    Aug 28, '11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. Hospital nurses - is it really that bad?
    It is really that bad. Started out on an ortho/surgical floor just b/c i know my patients are going to get better and that there was a little bit of med/surg involved. My first year was hell...
    Aug 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I feel guilty in canceling my extra shift...
    The hospital is super busy and I requested to work extra ONLY on my floor tonight if they needed me. I just contacted the charge nurse on my floor (ortho) and with all the discharges and no...
    Jan 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Should I be blame for this?
    What does "cya" and "NSTEMI" mean? also, yeah the labetolol parameters were ordered by the surgeon and the labs were ordered by the hospitalist. Apparently there were conflicting issues going on...
    Nov 29, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Should I be blame for this?
    I work nights at a hospital and I had a patient who was having issues with his blood pressure. There were orders by his surgeon to give labetolol if systolic is >150 and diastolic >90 and to give...
    Nov 24, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Is it too early to switch from full-time to part-time?
    By August 3rd, 2010, I will have my one-year experience working as a registered nurse. So, I just wanted to know if its too early to switch from full-time to part-time? I'm thinking about maybe going...
    Jul 2, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Afraid of getting terminated after calling in sick a lot?
    Here is my issue. Back in august 09' I had an abscess on my hand that got infected and needed to be drained. I missed a week of work, because I was not allowed to work with a draining wound. The...
    Mar 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. staple removal postop day#2 on knee replacement pt?
    ^^topic^^. I just got back from nightshift and I am kinda freaking out that I removed the staples on one of my pt's surgical site (total knee replacement) on postop day #2. Generally it is 10-14 days...
    Feb 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Will I get fired for being absent too long d/t unexpected surgery? I need advice
    Sad thing is, I'm only 6 mos into the job and I am not qualified for FMLA until I work at least a year at their union facility. Good thing I always come early to work.
    Jan 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Will I get fired for being absent too long d/t unexpected surgery? I need advice
    I had an abscess that was drained on my hand in august (developed unexpectedly during my first week of classroom orientation) and couldn’t work for 3 shifts during my orientation due to infection...
    Jan 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. new grad nurse- not ready?
    I have about 2 more weeks left of orientation and I'm also in the same position as you are. I'm taking care of a full patient load, but have yet to call the doctor (the opportunity did not come up...
    Sep 16, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. No one wants to give me a chance :(
    Excellent points! I was in the same boat as you are right now 6 mos ago. I kept filling out applications but never received a call back. Some of the replies I got back stated they needed a nurse...
    Sep 4, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. CPR on a person who is in rigor mortis?
    One of my patients that I was taking care of was in for ETOH abuse, ascites, and cirrhosis recently passed away. He was living in a assisted living facility where I was working at and based on what I...
    Sep 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. would it be ok to bring in a food tray or something for first day?
    UPDATE: My gosh, I brought bagels w/cream cheese, coffee cake, and muffins and all of it was nearly gone by the end of the day-. I was able to develop rapport with the PTs, other nurses, the nurse...
    Aug 19, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. would it be ok to bring in a food tray or something for first day?
    Tomorrow will be my first day as a nurse in orientation and I thought it would be nice to bring in like a snack platter (maybe bagels, cream cheese, and juice-any other suggestions?) to the unit....
    Aug 9, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Petrified
    Ohhh.... I start next Monday too and I am terrified. Let's learn and gain confidence together! Good luck to the both of us!
    Aug 7, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. New Grad in Northern California - ABSOLUTELY no work!!!!
    Take a bunch of resumes and go (in person) to each of the nurse managers in the hospitals and just ask if they have any openings and hand them your resume (don't forget to thank them :D). That is how...
    Jul 17, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Finally got a job, but I got tickets for a two-day concert...
    Oh... ok... Then what if she asks what this social commitment is? If everything begins to look bad, I'll just give my tickets to someone else and wait for how many xx years. This job is most...
    Jul 16, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Is 4-6 weeks orientation time enough for a new grad?
    ^^topic^^. I just had an interview the other day on an ortho/surgical floor and the orientation time is 4-6 weeks, plus an additional 2 weeks or minus 2 weeks if I need it. The first 2 weeks will be...
    Jun 25, '09
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  21. No return call from nurse manager, should I keep calling?
    I dropped by the nurse manager's office today (one with voicemails) to see if they were hiring and unfortunately they're not (d/t budget and new grad overload). But the manager stated that it was...
    Jun 18, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Is it polite to see the nurse manager directly for a job?
    I had a thread going on here about how I left 4 voicemails to the nurse manager to check on the status of my application, but I did not get a return-call back. After reading some of the replies, it...
    Jun 11, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. No return call from nurse manager, should I keep calling?
    Reason why I badly want this position is because the staff on the floor there are a lot more friendlier to new graduates than the other hospitals (only three major hospitals in my city {I live in...
    Jun 5, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. No return call from nurse manager, should I keep calling?
    What's odd is that I left a voicemail back in the last week of April '09 while she was still in. I thought it would be easy to land a job on the unit I am applying for (It's med/surg and I had my...
    Jun 4, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. No return call from nurse manager, should I keep calling?
    I already called HR a month and a half ago to see if they sent my application to the nurse manager and it was sent. I just wanted to check the status of my application and see if I have an interview...
    Jun 4, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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