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  1. I'm only 22 years old.
    Thank you for everyone's beautiful words of encouragement, wisdom, and hugs. I wrote this in between several really challenging night shifts with very symptomatic patients, scared family members, too...
    Nov 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I'm only 22 years old.
    My friends are finishing up college with majors like sculpture and philosophy. I just moved away from my hometown in June. I don't have a lot of close friends here besides the boyfriend I live with....
    Nov 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Tips for my first week as an RN
    Oh! I almost forgot. Make sure you are asking all these questions to a nurse you believe in, someone that can tell you WHY they are do things the way they do. Some of the nurses on our floor,...
    Oct 29, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Tips for my first week as an RN
    I also graduated in May, but got off oriented about four weeks ago. Yup, you will be scared. Yup, you will be tired. Yup, you will make mistakes. So has every other nurse. The best advice I can give...
    Oct 29, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. advice on getting a headstart...
    I graduated in May. More than getting a head start, I would encourage you to get yourself prepared for dealing with the stress of nursing school. Start writing in a journal regularly and get your...
    Oct 29, '08
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  6. Average per hourly rate for RN's?
    I just graduated with my BSN in may, working in Richmond. Offered $21/hr, negotiated to 22.25, differential $5-7/hr for evening, nights, and weekends.
    Oct 1, '08
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  7. The Patient I Failed
    It is so heartbreaking to live in a culture that so adamantly denies death that advanced directives can be overlooked, or, more often, never written leaving patients to suffer. This is the part of my...
    Oct 1, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Inspiration--Just got mine today!
    That is a sweet story, thanks for sharing. Good luck with school!
    Oct 1, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Stressed new nurse
    Join a gym. It is the best therapy ever. And cheaper. If you can't make yourself go on days you work, go on your days off. It helps me process everything and get all my stress, fear, frustration,...
    Oct 1, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Can i get all of your opinions? Confused
    Jess, sweetie, your time management is NOT the problem here. You have been put in a very, very bad situation that you cannot reasonably be expected to succeed at. When you go to a new job, with a...
    Oct 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Can i get all of your opinions? Confused
    yea.... that sounds really bad.
    Sep 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. New Graduate Anxiety
    The last post is spot on. I'm a new grad as well and as part of my orientation we filled out a sheet every week about what kinds of patients we had/competencies completed. Sometimes I look back at...
    Sep 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. night shift advice...
    I was somewhat disappointed with some of this thread. I was not looking to get out of doing night shift, I was just scared and worried about whether I would make it. I wanted practical tips from...
    Sep 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. night shift advice...
    Hi everyone, I am a new grad, almost done with orientation and have been happily working 7a-7p. This week I am scheduled to work Wed and Thur 7a-7p then Saturday and Sunday 7p-7a. I very rarely...
    Sep 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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