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  1. Introduction and question/opinion about a book (Becoming a Nurse, Learning Express).
    I would suggest job shadowing if you are able. It will help more than a book :) One of the things I love about nursing is that you don't just have to work in a hospital, you can work at a camp, with...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  2. Patient refusing Hospice
    This situation reminds me of a conversation I had with a patient's wife just yesterday. The patient and his wife refused the Physician's recommendation for Hospice and opted to have home health...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. Career in administration vs management
    It is great that you have recognized so quickly in your career that which you do not enjoy. Often I see nurses in the same job that they dislike for far too long and they just end up...
    Feb 25, '11
    Forum: Nursing Management
  4. No orientation?
    Not appropriate even for corrections nursing. This really is not safe nor is it fair to you. Remind them of your new grad status and ask for an extended orientation period. I understand they need...
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  5. why is the corrections facility hiring so much?
    While I cannot answer to the specific facility to which you have applied, I would say it is high stress/burnout. The population that you will be serving is a challenging one. Not only must you do...
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  6. Supervising medical assistants
    in Or, MA's are not governed by the BON...they are not required to even be certified. They do fall under the Provider's license. As for supervision, the licensed nurse supervisory position over the...
    Jan 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing Management
  7. Those  that prefer to work with men
    have to say i agree here! i have worked in a male dominated field and oh-my-word...the cattiness :eek:! lol Matter of fact...i use to think women were bad....not so! An even mix of genders...
    Apr 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Quick tips for nursing students
    Engage yourself...i think the behaviors that make a person appear uninterested are most annoying to me (eg. sitting there the entire time, frequently denying new opportunities of learning something...
    Apr 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Please,please give me some guidance here...
    you received some great advice here... 1. look for a skills checklist, ask for an expected schedule (routine)...if you have an orientation packet this type of info should be included. 2. keep...
    Apr 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. dating at work?
    you like animals...how about volunteering? guess what...females like animals too :) As for the conversation...it goes a lot smoother if you are actually interested in what she has to say (when...
    Mar 14, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  11. dating at work?
    there are plenty more females out there your age... i'd recommend taking up a hobby....joining a sport league (bowling, softball, etc) do something you enjoy...you never know who you might meet just...
    Mar 14, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  12. Frustrated preceptor
    After precepting several times...i think this is the most solid advice. document your concerns and back it up with the incidents, address it with the coordinator/supervisor, develop a plan...
    Mar 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Need RN's Advice...
    You know, I don't think knowing what you want is a bad thing. If spending time with your family is important then you make it a priority. You are wondering if this is possible in nursing...it is...
    Mar 12, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. introverted nurses -what is the best job?
    I find that i tend to do best with positions that keep me busy (mentally/physically) and with a fair amount of autonomy. Psych was not my favorite...i found the borderline's exhausting..but who...
    Mar 12, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. I did it!!!
    Gratz to you! :up:
    Mar 12, '10
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  16. dating at work?
    a couple things come to mind... first, if you are in a position that requires you to supervise aides, the dating could be construed as abuse of power or sexual harassment (or even hostile work...
    Mar 12, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  17. Best Area to Work as  a New Nurse?
    the "best" area is dependent on you....your likes, strengths, goals, attitude, etc. Consider which area you enjoyed the most in school and try starting there. Best of luck.
    Mar 12, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. from corrections to where?
    I definitely did not work a year of med surg (closer to 1-2 months). Also the corrections facilities I was in had higher acuity and was very similar to a med surg floor with dr rounds every am....
    Mar 5, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  19. How do you teach prioritization?
    In terms of yourself this is what i do for "decluttering my life/work/achieving goals/etc" 1. Start with what is absolutely due right now and finish it 2. Next work on the ONE thing you loathe...
    Mar 4, '10
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  20. new grad rn in health center
    wondering how this is working out for you....as for words of wisdom....big learning curve so be kind to yourself...in regards to reading be familiar with protocols/policy/know your resources and ask...
    Mar 4, '10
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  21. Rules of the Dr.office
    41. No this is not a "Free" clinic 42. I am sorry, I am not able to give your husband/wife/gf/bf/lover STD results due to patient confidentiality. Should your husband/wife/gf/bf/lover wish you...
    Mar 4, '10
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  22. from corrections to where?
    Shouldn't be a problem, I did it myself ...left corrections went to the hospital med-surg for a short amount of time and was offered a case management job at the same hospital. Moved on to do...
    Mar 4, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  23. Prison nurses, opinions please
    I worked as an RN/trainer/manager for the oregon state prison system for a few years and I did enjoy it. There was quite a bit of variety as the RN you provide a full spectrum of care (first...
    Mar 4, '10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  24. Dealing with an uncooperative patient?
    uncooperative is such a broad definition and I can think of so many different examples of how this could apply. In my experience, I find many just want someone to "really" listen. I usually give...
    Mar 3, '10
    Forum: Patient Education
  25. A totally different career path please
    I can honestly say that i hate med-surg with a passion (a big thanks to all those nurses who can!) and the hate started with my first clinical rotation in med-surg. At that time, I began to...
    Mar 3, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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