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  1. Advice about Career
    I'm in a pickle, I'd like some advice from experienced nurses who have been in my situation. I'm a critical care nurse with 1 year of experience (woohoo I made it!). And I mostly enjoy my job. ...
    Jan 13, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Co-worker asked how much I make an hour
    I agree. An open door policy about pay/salary only creates a better environment for employees. Yes it's uncomfortable! However, it is an art finding out delicate information.
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. A few questions about bedside manner.
    Man I have been trying my *hardest* to get in one of those darned surveys. Extra mile, bubbly smile, hugs, and everything. Managing their care to the best of my ability. I need to get a common,...
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. You won't believe.....
    Maybe the student would have still been rude if you have fully greeted her. Maybe not. You'll never know. I tend to be very friendly with any and all newcomers, even if I'm busy. It's good...
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Recovering after bullying
    I usually have a coffee, and jot down other insults to hurl at my coworkers when they make mistakes. :)
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    Your manager is a butthead. I understand not treating animals like humans because it makes them misbehave and what not, but they're not expendable! THey are part of your family.
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. Big pay cut at Orlando Health, please help your fellow Nurses
    Orlando Health CEO talks to WFTV about nurse pay issue | What I really didn't like about this interview was this quote, "As for the threat of nurses leaving, she said there is not a...
    Sep 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    Crumbs, they throw at your feet. If there are any RNs at Orlando Health reading this thread, don't give up! See how standing together can make things change!!
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  9. Sorry state of  Nursing ...
    I think he/she was just wanting to fire up a response in the readers. Like "I'm going to change my work environment, dag gummit!" Without too many details, my hospital is cutting bennies and...
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. September 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    The moment she realizes she's laid down on her dirty scrubs.
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  11. Got canned ... and now worried about do not rehire
    Wow. Stunning advice! I took some wisdom from that for my career path. Thank you!!
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  12. Are we tyrants?
    Oh and I got off track, it's a little tyrannical. I couldn't do my job without everyone coming and helping. Radiology, lab on occasion, respiratory, and secretarial staff all make my job easier. But...
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Are we tyrants?
    I have a fairly okay relationship with the RTs. Adult ICU here. I had a woman with a ton of secretions that took frequent suctioning to get her sats up. I did a little at a time and gave breaks...
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Patients who ask if you got a flu shot
    I get my flu vaccine so I don't have any issues with answering. But I can see how if I chose not to, how I would not like debating with someone about my choice. How about just saying "I have an...
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  15. How did you feel when you got your first nursing paycheck?
    Double what I made as a tech! I thought yay! I'm going to pay all my bills off!
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  16. Words of wisdom for a new grad starting in the ICU?
    Some tips: don't hurry ANYTHING. Even the scariest moments, you can take a second to breathe, and check what you are doing. A nice quote: "Listen or your tongue will make you deaf."
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  17. Words of wisdom for a new grad starting in the ICU?
    I can't like this enough. I agree wholeheartedly. I feel my edges getting a little burned out from taking the 1:1 sickies. I love to take care of them, but I see the nurses who were raised this...
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  18. Well.. I guess I am going to be canned
    That stinks! I'm sorry for your recent trouble. I don't think it deserved a firing. I've heard first hand from nurses who have made mistakes that nearly killed a patient and are in management now. I...
    Sep 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. I Am A Nurse Too
    Don't mind what other people say about your career. Unless you really care about their opinion on things. I work in the ICU and as much as I enjoy it, I'd give it up in heartbeat if I could...
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Domestic Abuse Assessment
    I will be more vigilant. I too had an abusive boyfriend. Got me when I was young, controlled me. Couldn't go out, couldn't wear makeup, or dress nice if I wasn't with him. Sometimes I couldn't even...
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Which ICU To work at, which one would you choose
    It takes a special person to do neuro all the time. I find it difficult and sometimes depressing. Sometimes you get very impulsive behavior from the patients, and have to deal with bodily fluids...
    Aug 24, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  22. Getting the hang of IVs...
    Wonderful post, and as a newbie myself I am starting to hit more than miss. And even though it's "just" a skill, it's a skill that takes real effort to become good at. Best advice: keep trying on...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Math rage
    I'm on the team where math builds a familiarity with numbers. That familiarity will help you catch mistakes that others can't.
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. When did you start precepting new nurses?
    Everyone's advice is duly noted. Thanks GrnTea for your kind response, I hope in a few years I can be that resource person that everyone goes to. I'll update this thread after all is said and done.
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. When did you start precepting new nurses?
    So when did you start taking on new RNs to train? Did you feel ready? I'm a new grad nurse in the ICU. I'm thankful that I have a good group of people around me with experience. I've been doing...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion