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  1. when is the right time?
    Study like it's your job, do a bunch of practice questions, and don't put off the test any longer than necessary. I graduated the second week of December 2010, took off three weeks or so and...
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  2. Transitioning from Med-Surg to L&D
    Yes! Go for it. Wow! Congrats for staying afloat while working Med/Surg days! That is not easy. I think that you have an awesome foundation to start L&D, especially if your peers and supervisors...
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Colorado Nurse Union
    Thanks for the tip. I think CO is a right to work state unfortunately. I need to do more research, but now I've got somewhere to start.
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. Do you work under the fear of being fired due to age?
    Age discrimination is illegal, if that's what happened, those nurses should get together and find representation.
    Apr 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Colorado Nurse Union
    Unsafe pt. ratios, no lunch, what's a break? Sound familiar? Why do we as PROFESSIONALS put up with this? Because "this is just how it is", or "that's how it's always been?" Safe pt. ratios =...
    Apr 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. Legal issues with only one RN on the floor
    That sounds really unsafe. I wonder how it would make the "powers that be" feel if they knew their loved one was one of the 6 pts. with 1 RN. Or, if those that make staffing matrix choices were put...
    Apr 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. Too many hats
    California has a nurses union. Perhaps other states should consider this?
    Apr 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. New Nurse Blues
    Being a new nurse is hard. I would cry after work pretty consistently for the first couple months. It will get better as you gain knowledge and experiences to draw from. Ask as many questions as...
    Apr 18, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. medsurg nurses, how many admits/discharges on a typical shift?
    I work days in CO and it is for sure a "mixed bag". Generally I have 4-5 pts. and it just depends on the day. I can say that one of my more challenging days I started with 5 pts., 4 of which were...
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. New grad...I must have gotten super lucky.
    That's wonderful. I graduated in January, landed a MS job in April, and have also had a wonderful/helpful group of nurses to work with. It really makes a HUGE difference.
    Aug 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Accepted & now worried about the hard work
    Hi and Congrats!!! I started nursing school in January and am in an accelerated program, and yes it is time consuming. I would even say that it is kinda hectic, and a helluva lot work, but...
    Feb 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student

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