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  1. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Yep, I am getting pretty darned concerned. I think we can only contain this for so long. It is going to spread.
    Jul 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Suffer through or quit?
    My "contract" stated there would be no repayment required if there was any reason that I could not be hired after graduation. Look yours over.
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  3. New Grad/Hate My Job/Life is Miserable!
    I can attest to the truth of this myself. I am about to enter year 4 and I am actually getting personal fulfillment from nursing these days and leave on some days feeling really good about myself. I...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  4. Out of my element:  need some advice
    What BTDT said. You won't be at any more of a disadvantage than any other new grad.
    Jul 27
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Do the CNAs or RNs wipe rear ends
    I wipe big butts and I cannot lie.
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Off going or oncoming responsibility
    I get pretty irked by dry bags, Unacknowledged orders ( often from 9PM the night before. wtheck?), not prepping the patient for an 8AM CABG (no chlorhexadine shower the night before, chest not...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Old New Grad
    Average time to land a new grad position is six months to one year. Too soon to get bummed. lots of threads on this already. Apply everywhere, not just hospitals. Rehab, LTC, home health, etcetc.
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Can a Nurse Punch a Patient in Self-Defense?
    No lanyard. They dangle into wounds too easily. ;)
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. how do I gain experience if I have no experience?
    I graduated nursing school at 40. There were people in my program 10 years older than me.
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Can a Nurse Punch a Patient in Self-Defense?
    I wear my stethoscope around my neck every day, all day. It never occurred to me that some of my demented/deranged patients could choke me with it! I'll be stopping that habit immediately!
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. how do I gain experience if I have no experience?
    It is the law of supply and demand. There is plenty of supply and most of them are more qualified than you. Therefore you are not in demand and won't get the time of day. Whether they "require" a CNA...
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. So is ADN- RN really a waste of time?
    I graduated nearly three years ago with my ASN. I was offered a job prior to graduation at a hospital on a busy acute care floor. I am earning far above my expectations and am happy in my work and my...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  13. Nurse recruiter blew me off. Is this normal?
    Usually it is the other way around....you get the interview and THEN never hear from them again.
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. What to do: ED physician brought dog to work
    What are the regulations from the Health Dept regarding animals in the hospital? I would think that would be all the answer you need.
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Relocating to Dallas, TX-- Insight needed!
    THR will hire ASN as long as they understand if they don't get their BSN within three years of hire date they will be out of a job. PCU ratios are generally 4-5:1 these days. Two years experience...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  16. Med-surg, tele or rehab for 1st job?
    What are your ultimate goals?
    Jul 20
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. reasonable orientation for an experienced nurse?
    Eight shifts sounds excessive. I would be going nuts.
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Staying afloat on a nurse's salary?
    Dave Ramsey = financial freedom and an excellent quality of life. The only debt we carry is the mortgage, which has 17 years to payoff. We bought the house 5 years ago. Pay yourself first. No...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. 4 months experience, 2 babies, career options?
    You definitely need more experience on the floor to be taken seriously for any kind of management or supervisory role, which is what you described liking.
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  20. Who is more likely to get hired? (For recruiters and HR)
    Entry level MSNs are having a VERY hard time finding employment. I would strongly advise against it.
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  21. i need advice
    All you can do is keep trying. Your best bet would be to have any friends of yours in acute care get your name in front of their manager. Sadly my hospital has stated openly they won't hire rehab...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Leave jobs?
    If there is a chance your job is going away, yes, you should be looking. It sounds like you already know you are priced beyond market rate at this point, so you will both need to start adjusting...
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Offered job, later told it's not guaranteed
    Yup, I still think you have the job as long as background check is clear and you pass NCLEX.
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  24. Raw: Two Months After Graduation... One Month After Employment...
    You aren't falling. You are climbing. That is why it feels so hard. You thought the top of the mountain had come and you had reached the vista, but you were simply on a foothill. There is far to go,...
    Jul 15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. is anyone else being laid off, reduced hours, etc?
    This. Lots if jobs for experienced nurses here and full to the gills. No layoffs. No limitation on OT.
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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