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  1. Nervous about new job
    I'm starting at a level 1 Trauma center as an ER nurse next week, I'm somewhat excited but most of all very nervous. I'm coming from a small community hospital's ER after only like 6-7 months,...
    Dec 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. why do nurses hate medics?
    I think of it as the same as how floor nurses hate ER nurses, because as ER nurses we are giving them patients. In this regard medics give us patients therefore we have to work. That's just me...
    Dec 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Do you believe that socioeconomics and educations are biggest factors?
    I agree with this. Rich or poor, educated or uneducated; a jackass is a jackass.
    Dec 5
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Moving to a new ED soon, questions
    I don't see a single abdominal pain patient at all! This is must be some kind of fantasy land.
    Nov 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. "Your ER sucks!" and other pleasantries...how you handle them?
    I just do the best I can for the patient and that's all. I've only been annoyed to the point where I said: "Go ahead and leave! Your insurance won't pay if you leave. It's a free market, so go ahead."
    Nov 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Moving to a new ED soon, questions
    I'm moving from a small community hospital (like less than 100 inpatient beds) to a level 1 Trauma center/University Hospital. I'm wondering what kind of differences will I see and expect. I've only...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Nervous about resignation process
    I don't want to burn my bridges, the place has been really good to me. I'm going back to work tomorrow so it's gonna be rough. How do I tell my other coworkers that I took the position or do I act...
    Oct 30
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Nervous about resignation process
    I transferred from Tele 9 months ago to emergency almost 10 months ago and the department has been great to me however the place is far away. I applied to local hospitals with no real conviction....
    Oct 30
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. October 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Nurse's Note: Productive cough with thick green sputum
    Oct 22
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  10. God Hates Nurses Now
    As much as I don't show pride toward my profession outwardly the guy that said that to you would have warranted a thrashing of some sort. It's things like this where I hate the media.
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    When I was on the floor I never got report from the ED unless the patient was getting blood, actively suicidal, or getting a drip. I was fine with that I read the SBAR. When I moved to the ER I...
    Oct 10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. Got an interview but...I'm not so excited anymore
    I recently transferred to my hospital's ED almost less than a year ago and everyone has been nice to me but it's a far commute. Recently I got an interview scheduled up for one of the biggest...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. MSN-FNP Program for Chamberlain
    I'm considering applying to Chamberlain for the online MSN however my concern is the clinical component. I hear they do not help you at all when it comes to finding a clinical site. Is this...
    Sep 25
    Forum: Chamberlain College Online Nursing
  14. Online MSN/NP Programs, clinical question
    I've had some concerns with these programs as I'm interested in them but I've read you are on your own in terms of finding your own clinical site. Are there any programs that actually help you in...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges
  15. ER Interview coming up
    I have an interview at an ER for a major trauma center coming up in three weeks I'm excited for but my concern is my current ER experience is completely different. I never get to take care of our...
    Sep 23
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. Where can FNP's work?
    I work at a small ER and we a have a few NP's that take primarily fast track patients and the occasional patient where the ESI is 3, I don't think they ever take the critical patients. I talked to...
    Sep 23
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  17. Relocate or get more experience
    I work at a very small community hospital for almost 3 years now. I worked on tele floor then almost six months ago I was transferred to the Emergency Department. For me this was a good thing, I...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Need some career advice, I'm at a loss
    I've been doing nursing for almost 3 years now. I'm planning to go to grad school for my NP (I'm still debating family vs adult) by the end of the year. The hospital I've been working at has been...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    Tele 6:1 but can go up to 8:1 on a rare occasion if the hospital has disaster protocols going around with poor staffing. ICU: 3:1 but certain patients like balloon pump and some certain type of...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. My impressions on the ER so far
    I'm coming off new hire training at a small local ER after being transferred from Med-Surg/Tele. Being a floor nurse first really did help me put things into perspective when I would get annoyed by...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Is anyone using Cerner in their ER?
    Cerner Firstnet's tracking shell is fine for the ER however it still uses the powerchart base which is pretty bad for a lot of people. As a floor nurse I love powerchart but as an ER nurse the...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. 5 reasons customers are NOT always right.
    I'm going to sound very cruel for saying this but in healthcare the customer is definitely not always right. In hospital settings especially, if they were right why are they sick in the hospital in...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Local hospital now says "BSN or MSN preferred" for all bedside positions?!
    Degree dilution is getting a little out of hand.
    Mar 24
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. Thinking about grad school but not sure how to start.
    I've got 2 years of acute care experience so now I want to plan to get my NP (DNP preferred) but I'm not sure how to start. My actual nursing school GPA was 2.89 so I look like a terrible student....
    Mar 24
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  25. Nurse giving discontinue medications to other patients
    Agreed. Narcs are still a problem in our facility for our knee replacement guys that come in at 1AM.
    Mar 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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