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  1. Is this the right career choice?
    90K is too much debt to take on with uncertainty of obtaining a job sufficient to pay it back, in my opinion. Be careful with taking on that much debt, you might regret it. Never go into any endeavor...
    Nov 16
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Should I do Nursing?
    I think many people who go into holistic nursing began their career in western medicine. While I think many integrative therapies are very beneficial, I also believe many western therapies are also...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  3. When does it get better?
    When in doubt ask. I've never had an insulin drip on a 5:1 ratio. It was always 4:1 in a state that didn't technically have ratios. If you have that gut feeling, listen to it, don't brush it aside. I...
    Nov 3
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Nurses eating their young... a different perspective
    I hear ya buckgirl80. I think some people aren't meant for acute care or maybe even nursing in general. There does need to be a filtering process. I had a coworker on a previous unit that was unsafe...
    Nov 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Nurses eating their young... a different perspective
    While I admire your ability to "survive" the training you received and respect the fact that you respect your mentors, I think the notion of "sinking or swimming" should not be occurring. If someone...
    Nov 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Nurses eating their young... a different perspective
    Different strokes for different folks. Though I do think some people do respond to this type of training and my even excel, not everyone does and it will cut out members of the profession that might...
    Nov 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Bullying in the Workplace
    So you think a better approach might being going to the compliance officer to investigate these types of behaviors? There are some of these behaviors, particularly by physicians against nurses that I...
    Nov 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Nurses, Say Thank You to Ebola Nurses, Patients, Those Speaking Out
    Thank you for having the courage to take care of people suffering from Ebola despite the risks. And for those who have been unfortunate to have contracted Ebola, I send my prayers out to you for a...
    Oct 30
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  9. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Get well soon Esme!!! My prayers are with you!
    Oct 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Epic Training - Pros and Cons
    I hate paper charts with a passion. I've used Epic ad other electronic systems and Epic was the best. Charting became a breeze, and we had excellent flow sheets. We documented very specifically very...
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Resigned... then hospital wants me back???
    Take the interviews at the other hospital and see how you feel about it. Don't feel obligated to stay at a facility that is sketchy. There are plenty of them out there. I have experience working at...
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I feel like I'm never going to get good at IVs
    Warm packs and having a good grasp on the vein will help. Also know that diabetics usually have fragile veins that blow easily (more easily than a non diabetic), so with those be careful to not tear...
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. First Year of Nursing Do's and Donts
    Try to be comfortable in the learning process. Ask lots of questions and research info too. Know where to find the answers, know the policies and procedures. Keep a notebook and write things down so...
    Oct 20
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. "the 3rd degree" with report and other rude behavior
    I have to be out the door as fast as I can because employees will get in trouble for being late too much. I think anything more than one hour every pay period is really frowned upon. While I am...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. "the 3rd degree" with report and other rude behavior
    I have done this and do state everything everyone else is reporting in their report. My reports contain the essential facts that are required in any hand off. For example, I have stated that certain...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. "the 3rd degree" with report and other rude behavior
    I recently started a new job at another hospital. I've been off orientation about 3 weeks now. I had 6 shifts on the floor, plus general orientation. I'm going from computer charting to paper. And...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Butchered graduate nurse interview
    Interviews take practice to be comfortable. With more of them, you will get better. I would suggest getting as many interviews as possible, even for things you know you won't take, just for the...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  18. Do you go to work with vomiting/diarrhea?
    I might go in with a cold and wear a mask if I were getting over the cold, but never if I were really sick. They make us stay home if we have GI symptoms too. It's really not a good idea to work...
    Oct 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Always Complaints, Never an Attaboy
    It depends on the facility one works in. My last job was all about positive reinforcement and it worked to increase morale and improve patient care. Our HCAPHS scores improved and it decreased...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Rude physicians
    Yeah I do ask for clarification. This new job is really old school, still paper charting, no vocera to let nurses know that I am paging a doctor to see if calls can be combined. I had to call for...
    Sep 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Rude physicians
    I started another job at a new facility and have noticed that two of their docs are very rude in interactions that I have had. I don't appreciate being grilled when I make a phone call or ask for...
    Sep 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Question on reacting to tachycardic afib
    I'm surprised the cardiologist wasn't consulted on day 1. I would have called the cardiologist on the case about the sustaining A-fib with RVR. It's a dangerous rhythm due to blood clots, plus it is...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  23. IS MICU/SICU too much for New Grad?
    It is my personal opinion that new grads should go to a lower acuity specialty first like MS or tele. Or, they have a long orientation program, like 6 months. The reason being is usually a good...
    Sep 20
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  24. Would you like your job more if you were paid more?
    I thought that I might; until I got a new job that paid more and realize that I like it just the same. Sometimes money isn't everything and I think it's good to do things one enjoys.
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Newish grad. Dealing with students on the ward.
    I still do a complete head to toe assessment and double check vitals if I feel that is necessary. I let the student chart their assessment and I double check it to make sure it is makes sense. If I...
    Sep 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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