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  1. What age did you complete your BSN or ASN?
    CNA-19, LPN-22, BSN -23
    Jul 28
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  2. Staying afloat on a nurse's salary?
    Totally worth it!! I did the financial peace class last fall at church and it helped a ton.
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Seeing your patient in the news
    I agree. When I worked in corrections and I saw my pts(inmates) quite often on the evening news. It's never okay to comment about them via Facebook or whatever.
    Jul 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Graduating soon here, curious about correctional nursing?
    I started out as a new LPN at a county jail. I left after a year because I had just finished my BSN & wanted acute experience. I've been working on a med-surg floor for six months as a new grad RN...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  5. What did some do after failing nursing school?
    I knew a lot of people who went on to gain degrees in social work after failing nursing school.
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. soon to be LPN grad!!
    Hi Tiff, congrats on finishing school. I started out in corrections as a new LPN too. I worked in county jails while I finished up my BSN so it was great experience. I got to deal with psych issues,...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  7. Not sure what to do?
    After a night like that, I think I would have told them "GOODBYE FOREVER!!" and run to the nearest exit. Is there any way of transferring to another unit within the facility? Maybe one that's...
    Jun 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Not sure what to do?
    You've already been charge ? Wow. Is the turnover rate high on your floor ?
    Jun 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Trouble getting inpatient experience
    With your experience, I'm surprised why an ED hasn't snatched you up :-( it's a rough market.
    Jun 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Calling All First Year Med-Surg RN's!
    I'm almost six months in. I'm on a med surg dialysis unit. I'm learning but I couldn't see myself staying on this floor forever.
    Jun 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. work at Sheppard Pratt
    I've applied at Sheppard Pratt many times over the years, lol . I guess it's a very hard place to get into :-(
    Jun 20
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. What I Would Love To Send to My Hospital's Inpatient DON
    My facility uses Cerner, and recently the physicians have come on board and now they are responsible for putting in their own orders. It's not going so well :-( Mainly a lot of them are grumbling...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Did you work while in LPN school?
    I worked as a CNA prior to starting nursing school, and my last trimester in my LPN program I stopped working. I passed boards and then got a job very quickly at a local jail. Then I went back to...
    Jun 16
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. Textbooks keep/rent?
    I graduated last year and I kept 80% of my books. The ones I sold or rented were some of my "minor" courses in my BSN program, like a nursing research class, nursing management, multicultural...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  15. Maxim or MHM
    I was just extended a PRN position at a prison in MD through MHM. Anyone have some advice about this company?
    Jun 16
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  16. Leaving the nurse profession
    I agree, maybe corrections may be what you are looking for. With your experience, you would be probably land a job in a jail or state prison as a Charge Nurse.
    Jun 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Feeling Overwhelmed & Incompetent
    I agree. New RN here with 5 months experience on a busy med-surg floor, and like you mentioned I will either ask my more experienced co-workers or I even call the OR to make sure giving a med pre-op...
    Jun 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. To those who wants to quit nursing: Try another job!!
    I was a LPN and I worked in corrections. Home health was also another popular field that my classmates worked in. Around here, LTC don't want to hire (brand new) LPN's.
    Jun 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Finally got a job!
    Congrats :) I think you will like oncology. I work on a med-surg urology floor but I get a ton of cancer patients too. I think after my year is up I will transition to oncology, it suits me better I...
    Jun 13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Two offers, one hard choice. HELP!
    I went to nursing school in baltimore, and I did clinical at Hopkins. It is a good hospital, but the area leaves a lot to be desired. Also, the cost of living is sky high in this area too, so don't...
    May 26
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. New Grad RN program $15/hr
    You made a great point. I too was asked to sign a 15 month contract, but it started after my orientation was complete. So essentially, I'm only two months into my commitment :-( but the cost of...
    May 22
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. New Grad RN program $15/hr
    As part of my internship, I had to do take classes, spend time in the sim lab, spend time with the wound care nurse, the EKG tech, perform trach care in the IMCU and spend four hours in ER doing iv...
    May 20
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  23. Heartland Hospice
    I work on a med-surg floor and I'm wanting to pick up a PRN job. I just applied to Heartland Hospice.. I'll let you know if I hear anything from them :)
    May 19
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  24. Why become a CNA? Be a Medical assistant instead
    I'm just warning you now- don't think that the heavy lifting will stop once you become a nurse. I bathe, I perform peri care and I help the techs that I work with turn & re-position patients. I...
    May 19
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. New Grad Starting Salary
    Yes I am. The market is rough here for nurses, BSN and ADN.
    May 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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