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  1. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    When a patient expresses frustration when a nurse or nursing assistant isn't available EXACTLY when they need/want them AND we're short-staffed, well, I encourage the patient and/or their family to...
    9:00 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Why did you become a nurse?
    I became a registered nurse after serving in the Peace Corps. I continue to have a strong commitment to helping those most in need. However, I quickly learned that the bedside wasn't where I wanted...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Goodbye, fellow nurses
    Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I resent it when individuals (often inexperienced nurses or those who have worked at the same community hospital for the past 25 years) assume that a nurse...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Goodbye, fellow nurses
    TheCommuter - I feel your pain. While the OP could have chosen his/her words more thoughtfully, it is his/her right to vent (complain?). My calling was (is?) opera. It is what I initially studied in...
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Titers Paid By Traveler?
    Try a public health department.
    Aug 26
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. Career (Prep) Advice
    Thank you for your input. I will be working 3 12-hour shifts. So, I only have time for one opportunity. I am focused on am experience that will provide me with additional skills. I am also concerned...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. More Examples of posting on Facebook and getting fired
    It is important to use common sense when posting on social networking sites. I do not use my real name or a picture of my face. In addition, I work at "A Hospital in SWFL." Finally, do not friend...
    Aug 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Career (Prep) Advice
    Aug 22
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Career (Prep) Advice
    Anyone? Anything?
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Career (Prep) Advice
    I have been a RN for nearly eight years and I have varied experience, including orthopedics and urology, research, health insurance, and travel. I possess a BSN and MPH (infectious diseases and...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. I Passed Ortho Nurse Cert Exam!
    Aug 20
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  12. NP vs MPH vs NP/MPH
    I have been a RN for nearly 8 years. Because of my interest in public health, I earned the MPH (infectious diseases and micro). In the short-term, as a RN, it has been reasonably useless. Health...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  13. I Passed Ortho Nurse Cert Exam!
    On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being "impossible," I would give it either a 6 or 7. I studied for about six weeks and I used the NAON Orthopaedic Review Course and Orthopedics Made Ridiculously Simple....
    Aug 15
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  14. I Passed Ortho Nurse Cert Exam!
    I passed the exam this morning. If you are considering it or currently preparing, I am happy to provide my advice/input.
    Aug 15
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  15. Ever have a patient complain about you?
    Yes, I have had a patient and/or a family member complain about me. I recognize that you or your loved one may not be at their best, BUT I am NOT your punching bag (certainly not for, say, $25 an...
    Aug 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. No more 12 hour shifts?
    My experience has been that older nurses tend to prefer 8-hour shifts and younger nurses prefer 12-hour shifts (for a myriad of reasons). I completed a 13-week travel contract where I worked both 7-3...
    Aug 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. New Grad - OK to start with PH with no clinical experience?
    I completed my graduate school - MPH - practicum as a public health nurse in a STI/HIV clinic and I am currently volunteering as a RN in a similar clinic. I have been a RN for nearly 8 years and I...
    Aug 12
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  18. Letter of Recommendation
    I have a graduate degree in public health, but I continue to work at the bedside. I am spending the summer volunteering (approximately 20 hours per week) as a RN in a STI/HIV clinic in order to...
    Aug 12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    You are free to refuse a patient assignment, but the facility is free to fire you too.
    Aug 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. No worries USA.  Only healthcare workers will be exposed to ebola.
    Well said. It is akin to the anger people express when their friend or family member is sent to, say, Iraq. What did you think they were signing up for?
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    My takeaway from all of these posts...and I work in infectious diseases and possess a how little we, including physicians, really know about the Ebola virus. THAT is the scariest part.
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest
    Conservatism has its place. Xenophobia doesn't.
    Jul 20
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  23. Ortho Cert Question
    I'm preparing to take the exam by the end of Aug. Does anyone know how many questions re "Ortho in the OR" are on the exam? It's a section in my review course, but it isn't listed on the NAON test...
    Jul 1
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  24. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    I'd work OT on my home unit or at my home facility. The devil you know... Night OT can REALLY add up. My goal is to work smart...and less. I'd rather work more in a concentrated period and then be...
    May 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    Marry well. I say that half-jokingly. It's refreshing to read a post about earning more money. As far as I'm concerned, there is NOTHING wrong with that. I spend 6-7 months a year working a seasonal...
    May 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion