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  1. full time but apply prn on other floor
    It depends on hospital policy. Where I worked last, doing so would put you in overtime, so they did not allow it. However, if you got a prn job at the sister hospital it was OK. As far as picking up...
    2:24 pm
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  2. New ED job 2:30p-3a! Advice..
    I'm going to revive my old thread and ask people for their advice on time management. What tricks have you learned to help you keep up?
    May 5
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Advice on creepy doctors?
    You can still press charges against Dr. Creepy. I'm glad your hospital seems to be on your side.
    May 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Medical or cardiac?
    Are the units both good environments for a new grad that is fully staffed with friendly people and a supportive and flexible manager? That should be the first think you look for. That being said, a...
    May 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What is a day in the life of an Orthopedic Nurse?
    Be careful with backs. Some docs want the Foley out on POD 2. You may see more PCAs with the back patients. They get good blocks and usually do well. The incisions are so tiny. Just do good...
    May 4
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  6. hate being a LVN
    Fast way to burn out. Put in your 36 hours and call it a week. Especially in your first year.
    May 4
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. I'm being investigated by the BON!
    You get a lawyer and ask him or her how to respond. Do not respond without legal assistance. Find a pro bono lawyer. Best of luck.
    May 3
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. nursing student looking for pct job/student nurse in baltimore
    I emphasized the things I learned in nursing school and how I was interested in their hospital in particular. If you have a specialty in mind or at least know you want to work with adults, specify...
    May 3
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  9. Pulses Assessment
    I think this may refer to normal radial pulses (2+) and thready pedal pulses (1+).
    May 3
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. Please help! Job decision!
    So you already accepted offer at second hospital? Didn't realize that...
    May 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Please help! Job decision!
    If you have your BSN, magnet should not make a big difference. If a hospital is trying to get magnet, there can be stress ahead. There are plenty of good hospitals without magnet status. As far...
    May 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Please help! Job decision!
    What is the nurse patient ratio for each unit and what is the charting like? Which shift are you being offered? I would not be hung up on 74 cents more or less an hour. Be really sure that everything...
    May 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Telemetry/ IMCU Advice please!
    You will get all sorts of patients, not just cardiac patients and stroke patients. GI bleeds, respiratory distress, you may get post op patients (if the unit takes surgical patients), electrolyte...
    May 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. How Important Is Money
    If you are less stressed on the IMC unit, you'll have enough energy to pick up overtime shifts or get a PRN job in a year and make more $. Stepdown experience is more marketable than med-surg. You...
    May 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. What I Wish Would Change/Be Different
    Agreed!
    May 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What I Wish Would Change/Be Different
    @pitt2philly I used to work on a surgical unit. We got a lot of the "abdominal pain" patients. Dilaudid left and right. (That's the place that started with the diluted dilaudid run over 1 hour). I'm...
    May 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Standing Out with My Resume - HELP!
    Congrats! What types of patients will you be working with?
    Apr 30
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  18. What I Wish Would Change/Be Different
    Cartoon and "cutesy" patterned scrubs. (Disclaimer: I do wear patterned scrubs.) Nurses and CNAs are the only healthcare workers I see who wear patterned scrubs. I have never seen a MD or PA wear...
    Apr 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How can I improve my reputation?
    It's natural to want to be liked. It's important for our self esteem. It's hard to do this but try to not care as much what your coworkers think of you. I think you may be putting in waaay to much...
    Apr 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. New grad RN w/job offer, but 2nd interview for DREAM job coming up!
    I think you should take the offer that you have. You've met the manager, staff, and seen the unit. It all looks good to you, but it's not the first choice of specialty. Ok. Compare that with a...
    Apr 27
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Stuck in Nurse Position
    Do you have ACLS? That can be helpful. Have you thought about taking a nurse refresher course? If you been away from the bedside or don't have acute care experience that can be helpful as well. Do...
    Apr 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How do I know when/if I should quit nursing?
    There are med-surg units that are staffed and with manageable ratios. I work PRN for one such unit. Ok sometimes I have 6 patients on nights, but everything else is good. If you crave a better ratio,...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  23. Advice on creepy doctors?
    True that.
    Apr 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Advice on creepy doctors?
    Get a backup job/PRN/part time position now, that can turn into a full time position later. Do not expect your workplace to stand by you. Don't talk about your actions against Dr. A to anyone who is...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Advice on creepy doctors?
    I would not mention cameras until after lawyering up. Videos can disappear.
    Apr 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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