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  1. Experienced RN Job Market.
    What? HOW?
    Nov 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. How do you switch specialties???
    Okay, I have heard a hundred times that nursing is so great because there are so many different areas you can go into and you can try different specialties until you find the one that's right for...
    Nov 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Pediatric or Adult Oncology experience
    just speaking from personal experience, i had general peds experience and was up against someone who had adult onc experience, and i got the job. i'm sure there was more that went into it, but...
    Nov 23, '10
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  4. Any nurses that work in Peds Oncology?
    I agree with the above poster. I work in pediatric hem/onc and I love it, but I'm new to the specialty (did general peds before) and probably just not burnt out yet! :\
    Aug 9, '10
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  5. Anyone go to the Job Fair yesterday?
    I was in the same boat as all of you when I graduated in 2008. I went to job fairs in NY and NJ and no one wanted to hire new grads. I agree it was very discouraging and frustrating. I had to move...
    Apr 28, '10
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  6. Short Interview w/ Peds Nurse, help please
    What are the daily duties of your job? head-to-toe assessments, vital signs, medication administration, maintaining IVs, collecting stool/urine samples, urinary catheterization (indwelling Foleys as...
    Apr 10, '10
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  7. Charting every 2 hours?
    I'm a pediatric floor nurse and we have to chart q2h. If pt has IV running continuously we have to chart q1 (just initial box that says we checked their IV)... but an actual note at least q2 for all...
    Mar 26, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. NYP
    me too, layna. meeeeeeeee too.
    Mar 15, '10
    Forum: New York Nursing
  9. Finding a peds job as a new graduate
    Dec 19, '09
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  10. Where do you put your STUFF
    Right scrub top pocket: pens, Sharpie, organization sheet for my shift, alcohol pads Left scrub top pocket: Calculator, lip gloss I don't use my pants pockets. :)
    Nov 29, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Normal to feel so exhausted as a new nurse??
    Same here. 99% of my shifts are 12s but even the shorter ones (like when I'm picking up hours for someone or doing a switch or something) are completely draining. I get home and feel like I have put...
    Nov 6, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Soooo EXCITED.......and nervous too!!!!
    Have confidence in your abilities, and with time and experience you will shine. <3
    Nov 1, '09
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  13. What did you do during orientation? Classes? amt time on floor?
    How do you like working at Children's? I'm not too far away in Baltimore! Edit: Woops, sorry, just noticed you didn't start yet. Best of luck to you! :yeah: And to the OP, first of all...
    Sep 10, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. New Grads: How was your day today???
    This week I dropped my first NG tube and changed my first ostomy bag! Ah, it's the little things.... :)
    Aug 17, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Got a job!
    Oh wow, that is awesome!!! Newborn nursery will be so great! Congrats!
    Jul 31, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Typical duties (and not so typical) of a med-surg nurse?
    Thank you for that incredible response, Ayvah. I'm going to show this to my friend who yesterday said to me, "If I were a nurse, I would never think."
    Jul 31, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  17. Yay!!! Just got a job at a school!!!
    Thanks for the advice! I'll keep that in mind and see what happens with the next few interviews I have in the hospital.
    Jul 28, '09
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. Yay!!! Just got a job at a school!!!
    Congratulations all of you! I'm a little jealous; I'd love to be a school nurse! I graduated last summer and have only 2 months PICU experience so far (left PICU b/c wasn't the right environment for...
    Jul 27, '09
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. want to quit so bad=(
    Don't give up yet! You can do it if you want to do it. If you feel you'd be happier and safer staying on the med/surg floor a little longer instead of going to step-down, talk to your preceptor or...
    Jul 27, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. New Grads: How was your day today???
    My day today was great. I interviewed on another unit at the hospital because I was not happy in the unit I started on. I have two more interviews this week, so I'm pretty happy. :-)
    Jul 27, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Am I really cut out for this?
    THIS is your problem. You *must* ask questions; it is the only way to learn. And YOU are the nurse now. You are not in the way! You will eventually be on your own and you need to be able to safely...
    Jul 27, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Interviewing questions?
    Oh and 9) How do you think you work under pressure?
    Jul 27, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Interviewing questions?
    Today I was asked: 1) What would your preceptor/instructor say are your greatest strengths and weaknesses? 2) What 5 adjectives would you use to describe yourself? 3) Describe a time you felt you...
    Jul 27, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. I hate nursing..
    That's awesome! I'd love to do psych nursing at some point. :-)
    Jul 27, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Support Stickie for New nurses who are not coping
    Dear bluelou, I feel your pain, I truly do. I'm also a second-degree BSN who started right out in a highly acclaimed teaching hospital's ICU (pediatric). I sucked it up for 2 months until I finally...
    Jul 27, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure

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