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  1. Where are all the jobs!!!
    I worked in LTC for a year before I got a job in a hospital. So yes, it is possible. However, I recommend that you work in a skilled area of your LTCF i.e rehab, vents, etc. These areas are more...
    Jan 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. 1 nurse in the ER?!?!
    I live in upstate NY and we recently had a huge snow storm. Now, we all know what happens when there is bad weather, everyone calls out. Well my facility has huge issues with staffing as it is, and...
    Dec 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. How many patients is/are too many?
    I would be grateful to have an 8 pt assignment. I work nights and at my facility, I can have up to 12 pts. But, I usually avg 9/10 pts at night. And our assignments are not assigned according to...
    Dec 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Pet Peeve
    Oh yea, I hate when they do that. How about when you go to the pharmacy to pick up your prescription and the tech blurts out the medication you're taking. This is so embarrassing and inappropriate. I...
    Aug 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Recent Grad RN moving from LTC to a hospital?
    Hey Joe33, I started my nursing career working on the vent unit of a LTCF. I have stayed with the company for a year and recently accepted a hospital position on an ortho/neuro unit. So yes, it is...
    Aug 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Do you see a generational gap in nursing?
    I'm a 24 year old nurse who works nights, works every other weekend and holidays, and has never once called out of work. Now, I am not complaining; I enjoy working and went into nursing knowing that...
    Aug 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    1. Why are you being extra annoying today? 2. No sorry I'm not your nurse today!!! 3. Why did you decide to spike a temp and vomit 15 mins before my shift was over?
    Dec 28, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. So, who is working for the holiday?
    I'm working Christmas day and weekend.
    Dec 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. sterile vs. clean dressings?
    Ok, this is a question that I always had and still have. At my facility we do "clean" dsg changes, meaning we wear clean gloves, but use sterile materials (i.e. NS, gauze, etc.). The only dsg changes...
    Dec 18, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. minimum passing grade
    Graduated from an ADN program. Minimum required grade to pass was a 75% (C).
    Dec 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Why graduate nurses can't find jobs- a must read!!!
    Sometimes you have to sacrifice to get what you want. And, yes unfortunately family time is included.:sniff:
    Nov 30, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Why graduate nurses can't find jobs- a must read!!!
    I once was as narrow minded as you are in regards to working in LTCFs/SNFs. I even posted a thread expressing my concern about working in a LTCF. But, let me tell you, it has been such a great...
    Nov 30, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Why graduate nurses can't find jobs- a must read!!!
    I'm a new grad and I believe I got my job b/c I was flexible. I was up against many experienced nurses, but b/c I was willing to work weekends, holidays, nights, I got the job. I don't understand how...
    Nov 21, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. How Old Are You?
    23...RN since Aug. 2009...
    Nov 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Utica College online RN to BSN program
    Hi all, I just started this thread to hopefully hear from those who are familiar with the online RN to BSN program @ Utica College. I was recently accepted into the program and will start classes in...
    Nov 19, '09
    Forum: New York Nursing
  16. Utica College online RN to BSN program
    Hi all, I just started this thread to hopefully hear from those who are familiar with the online RN to BSN program @ Utica College. I was recently accepted into the program and will start classes in...
    Nov 19, '09
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  17. YOU come first
    Being a new nurse, these are things I tend to forget to do, but I'm getting better at it. I think I'm going to start wearing diapers like Lexi did on Grey's Anatomy. :lol2: Since, I tend to forget to...
    Nov 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How long should I work before taking ACLS?
    Well, I have limited work experience, but opted to take an ACLS class to increase my marketability. All you really have to do is read the book carefully and know all the algorithms. It does help to...
    Nov 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. ATI Predictor Test Score in relation to Pass/Fail NCLEX
    Had to take the ATI predictor in order to graduate back in May. I got a 98% probability of passing the NCLEX. Took the NCLEX RN in July and passed with 75 questions.
    Oct 14, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. Dilemma: Should I settle? Is it worth it in the long run?
    Thanks for the replies!!!!! I truly appreciate them. Financially, I'm ok. I'm still living with my parents and I'm sure they wouldn't mind keeping me for a while longer. :wink2: Now, I did not mean...
    Aug 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Dilemma: Should I settle? Is it worth it in the long run?
    Ok, so after a month or so of not hearing anything from hospitals, I decided to expand my search to clinics, Dr's offices, and LTCs. I've accepted a position at a Dr's office for a full-time Flu...
    Aug 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How do I explain that I'm "JUST" a LPN ??
    I Know exactly how you feel. Whenever I tell people that I'm an RN, I receive the usual "I'm so proud of you" and "congratulations, that's great." However, when they ask me what school I graduated...
    Aug 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Thongs with scrub pants!
    Underwear is underwear and I don't want to see it PERIOD whether it be panties, thongs, boxers, etc. As long as the color is appropriately chosen, then why does it matter what type of underwear you...
    Aug 27, '09
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  24. a quick question
    According to the NCSBN people normally get 50% right and 50% wrong. The NCLEX is not graded like the exams we received in school. As long as you get more "HIGHER LEVEL" questions correct...
    Aug 26, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. kaplan tree?
    I found the decision tree to be very confusing. I would end up getting answers wrong when using the tree while studying. I did not use it at all when I took the NCLEX and passed. The only thing I...
    Aug 25, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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