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  1. Help i need with job in houston
    I had the same problem when I was a new grad, and my solution was to go for the smaller, less advertised hospitals such as Triumph, which is now Kindred, Reliant, Nexus, Solara, etc. Don't be afraid...
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  2. How many of you here wear ted/support hose to work?
    I do I do! I wear pressure socks, plus some cushy low-cut socks over them for padding, plus my Z-Coil shoes! The combination is as unsexy as it gets, but I'm going to stave off varicose veins as long...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  3. Asking Recommendation Letters from People You've Never or Hardly Met
    I have a question about the etiquette of meeting higher-ups, asking recommendations from them, and how to offer a means of meeting and compensation for their time without it seeming like a bribe....
    Aug 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Best way to save money when buying Text Books for BSN program?
    cheapesttextbooks.com is a comprehensive search. They search both resellers and online stores. I go into the school store, note the titles, editions, authors, and ISBN (if possible, some cover the...
    Aug 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. What is a step-down unit?
    I work Neuro ICU stepdown, which means that they're not acute enough to need the ICU, but still need staff with specialized neurological training.
    Aug 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Xbox addict dies from blod clot
    Hey, video games actually help prevent DVTs for me! I play tons of Rock Band and Dance Dance Revolution!
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. Largest US for-profit, HCA, purchases largest CO hospital consortium (non-profit)
    I wouldn't spit on an HCA facility if it was on fire, and almost everyone I've talked to agrees. I'm already blacklisted from HCA hospitals due to getting caught up in a management regime change, and...
    Jul 10, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Childhood diseases return as parents refuse vaccines
    I once took care of someone in a group home who had permanent seizure disorder and brain damage from reaction to vaccines. However, his mother acknowledged that this risk, however horrible, was still...
    Jun 17, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Childhood diseases return as parents refuse vaccines
    It is the responsibility of the immunocompetent to be vaccinated to provide herd immunity and protect the immunocompromised. My grandma is appalled at the vaccine refusal trend, as she remembers the...
    Jun 17, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. im selfish? hmmm
    You are incorrect and elitist. The only people who should be having kids are the ones who are dedicated enough to raise them. Those who won't shouldn't have kids. You're just like my dad. He and...
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What do I do about nurses who think my job is worthless?
    Sitters can definitely be an asset, and you sound like you care about your job. Good for you. Ignore the haters. I will tell you about some of the negative experiences I have had with sitters...
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. im selfish? hmmm
    It's considered abnormal to not like kids, and women get judged more harshly. I agree with everyone else here, it would be selfish to have kids knowing that you don't like or want them. Seriously,...
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. New grad  nurses- what did you do to get hired?
    I went to the Shenandoah/Spring/Woodlands/Conroe area. There was only one nursing school in the area, which meant better chances.
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. New grad  nurses- what did you do to get hired?
    In Houston, we have about 6 nursing schools in the area. This means a glut of new grads every semester, with hundreds of applicants competing for a few coveted jobs. I drove out of the Houston area...
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    To the family of a very difficult patient with BPD: don't tell us that we're the problem and cause her to be rude and difficult. If it was a problem with just one or two people, it would be them....
    Jun 8, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. The case of the missing pens: A rant and an idea
    I put little stickers on my pens so I can distinguish mine from others, and rightfully claim them if someone else has one without my permission. I also keep a pack of cheapo Bic pens on hand for...
    Jun 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    You are denying pain meds to the same woman who gave birth to you? Oh, it just "kills" you to see her take a med that would make her stop crying and cringing in pain? There is a special hell for you....
    Jun 3, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Do I ask people to be references for me?
    I've only been a nurse for 2 1/2 years, and all personal and professional references when job searching have been mentors, instructors, friends, coworkers, and other fairly familiar people....
    May 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    To all the grown-up (I use that term loosely) Mama's boys and Daddy's little girls: Thank you so much for making me the meanest mom in the world. People like you horrify me into disciplining kids in...
    Mar 27, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. How to get my foot in the door as a new grad??????
    1) Be willing to drive out. Here in Houston, there are >6 nursing schools in the main metropolitan area, and competition is fierce. I had to drive out to the suburbs to find a job. Commutes sucked,...
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Why do night shift nurses get paid more when day shift clearly does MORE work?
    I have worked both shifts. With day shift, the job is definitely crazier, but the rest of your life is pretty normal. With night shift, your whole world is upside-down.
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Man with severe ulcerative colitis found his own treatment: eating worm eggs.
    We humans have only been without parasites for a few generations. Without much to fight, our immune systems start to act like bored cats. I've heard about Crohn's sufferers who go to third world...
    Dec 21, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. "Better Patient Outcomes" As A Marketing Tool
    I know for a fact that a certain local famed oncology hospital refuses to treat certain cancer patients because it'll mess up their success rates too much. A family friend was given too low a chance...
    Oct 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Perfect 3/4-sleeve shirts for under scrub tops!
    I get cold easily, but don't like to wear long sleeves because they can fall or drag in poop. I also need shirts with modest necklines under my scrubs because of the V-necks of my scrubs show a bit...
    Oct 22, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  25. Any Nigerian Nurse in Houston Texas
    I work with a lot of Yorubas and a few Igbos. You'll have no problem finding them!
    Sep 27, '10
    Forum: Texas Nursing


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