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  1. Preceptor Problems - Advice needed
    I just finished being precepted. I had three different preceptors and all three were very different. Nursing does not = teaching. I was a teacher in my previous career and so I had to take charge...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. New Grad Salary
    I live in AZ. 27.50, new grad in a rural hospital
    Jan 20
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. child abuse question?
    I reread my post and hope I didn't sound harsh. Just wanted to say that questions like that are completely unfair.
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. child abuse question?
    First of all, my 6 year old has bruises on his lower legs and knees all the time. He plays outside and is extremely active. By the way, many of his bruises are acquired at school and I don't think...
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. I think I'm gonna be sick.....
    How is it that every time I ride the elevator to my floor, the gorge rises in my throat and my hands begin to tremor. All I can think about is what will today bring me. Will I be asked to perform a...
    Oct 1, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Exhausted in New Grad Residency
    I just finished the class section of my new grad program. It has been HUGE to only work 3 - 12s. The biggest difference is not studying for tests. I still look up stuff and study, but it is not...
    Sep 10, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Bedside not for me.  Any success stories doing something else?
    Have you thought about case management? I am also a second-degree new grad and was approached about a case management position. They usually look for experienced nurses, but since I was a teacher...
    Sep 10, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Pregnant and Working First RN Job
    I am sure this is not what you want to hear.... Nothing and I say nothing, is worth the stress on you and your baby. This beautiful time with your pregnancy to newborn to toddler to etc... will be...
    Aug 23, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. What's you're best drug seeker?
    I learned last week that a man in our state was caught repeatedly being treated for rattlesnake bites at different hospitals. Apparently he would receive pain meds after each bite and thought the...
    Aug 23, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Team Name for color run
    It's a color run, so a color name would be fun. So, ask yourself what makes every nurse run? CODE BROWNs!
    Aug 23, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. New nurse and critical patients
    fencer1119, Your post mirrors my own thoughts about the ED. I am now a month into my training as a new grad in the ED and have 4 1/2 left. I actually feel pretty competent with the general stuff(or...
    Jul 28, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. DKA dx?
    Does anyone have a link to DKA parameters for ED diagnosis? There seems to be conflicting ideas on when it is decided DKA. Blood sugars? ABGs? Ketones? Combination? Thank you
    Jul 28, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Second week of work...
    I think the best way to look at this is to think about what this will mean to you in 10 years, 20 years? A healthy baby trumps any job and any situation! Step back and see the priceless gift of...
    Jul 24, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    1. Az 2. $26.50,with a significant bump after completing the new grad program 3. New Grad Program - just finished school in May, start next week. 4. ED
    Jun 1, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Job landed!  Work begins...
    I am vacillating between ecstatic joy and sheer terror. I graduated two weeks ago and I interviewed for a new grad nurse position at the hospital I've always wanted to work at. I just was given the...
    May 22, '14
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  16. Second interview/shadow experience Friday!
    Check out their patient satisfaction scores. See where they are low and ask how they are remedying it. See where they are high and ask how they achieve this. This shows you researched their...
    May 22, '14
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  17. How to stand out during an interview
    Take a copy of your resume and pass it out as you sit down. Be confident and take a deep breath. If you don't know an answer, DO NOT GUESS!!!! I was asked a tough clinical scenario question where...
    May 22, '14
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  18. Straight out of school and going into the ER
    I, also am fresh meat! I graduated last week and start in the ER in June. I am lucky to be in a new grad program that trains/orients for 6 months prior to start.
    May 15, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. hyperventilating and don't know what to do... HELP HELP HELP!!!!!
    Get the medsurg success book. LOVE IT
    May 7, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. NAU Accelerated BSN 2014
    You get the name badge at the Bookstore. Also, I was in contact with someone on here and have lost their contact info. Please send me a text if you are her.. lol
    May 5, '14
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  21. NAU Accelerated BSN 2014
    Forgot to add this. Parking is EXPENSIVE!!! I didn't buy a parking pass. I walked from either Del Taco or the parking lot across from Target everyday. It was definitely doable and I refused to...
    Apr 25, '14
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  22. NAU Accelerated BSN 2014
    Hi everyone, yes I have 5 kids and have 1 week left! You can do this!!! I also drove from an hour away, so this is a manageable program. The scrubs need to be a dark navy blue, but they will not...
    Apr 25, '14
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  23. Becoming a nurse
    Hi, I would like to say YOU CAN DO THIS! Your kids are little, so take this time to do pre-reqs. Most of your pre-reqs can be completed online and class work can happen at night or naptime. First...
    Mar 31, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. Speaking of tape residue...(and other pet peeves)
    I'd call it OCD, but really don't you think it should be CDO? Just looks better that way. ;) Love reading this thread.
    Mar 21, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Neonatal project?
    I think that the only way your department can "grow", is by reputation. What is your reputation? Are you the NICU that I would choose for my baby? As a mother who has been in a NICU with my two...
    Mar 20, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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