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  1. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    I once had to call in late with no idea how late I would be because there was a moose literally sitting directly in front of my door. I opened my door to go to work and the moose looked at me and...
    Jan 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Professionals or "workers"
    I've worked in Alaska which is unionized and now I live in Texas which is not. There is a HUGE difference in the quality of work conditions and compensation directly related to the nursing union. Not...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  3. Enough already.... no, really
    My daughter broke her arm in school in second grade. The school nurse actually sent her back to class. My 8 year old self splinted her arm all day and when I picked her up I knew immediately it was...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. Enough already.... no, really
    When people worry about math, the brain feels the pain This will explain those math headaches :)
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. What gadgets/tools do you own?
    I keep a sewing measuring tape that's waterproof etc so it can be cleaned between patients. Scissors, tape, and penlight are definitely necessities and of course a stethoscope goes without saying but...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  6. New grad touble getting a job---good alternative to hosptial to start?
    Maybe try a long term acute care hospital facility. Places like Kindred healthcare. Not sure where you live but there are bound to be facilities such as that nearby. Also maybe dialysis center. Just...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  7. Loose teeth letter - thought I'd share...
    I have walked a half mile. I shadowed the school nurse at my daughters high school for a week. Her high school with over 1600 students, plus an additional area for students with children so we not...
    Sep 7, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. Loose teeth letter - thought I'd share...
    Of course I don't feel all school nurses are bad. They're human just like the rest of us including myself. I'm just saying there may be more to all those "complaints" than meets the eye. Don't...
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Loose teeth letter - thought I'd share...
    When my daughter was a 3rd grader she fell at PE and "hurt" her arm. The school nurse wasn't on duty for another hour so instead of calling me at home they had her sit in the nurses office for an...
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. New Grad applicant walked on a unit today...
    I can see the other points of view but I found myself in a similar situation a while back and I did just what you did. I had applied and applied for a position that I knew I wanted and knew I was...
    Sep 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  11. Del Mar College-spring 2012
    sorry for the late reply. The HESI is not bad at all. It's very basic. Reading, math, Anatomy and Physiology, and Chemistry. I took the test without even knowing what was suppose to be on the test. I...
    Aug 24, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  12. How much does a bag of fluids cost?
    I had to buy a similar bag of supplies but it contained several bags of fluids, a few sets of tubing, foley catheter kit, suctioning kit, ng tube, piston and syringe set, fake insulins, needles and...
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. Which comprehensive review is best?
    I had both and honestly the Kaplan questions although a lot harder than the Saunders questions were structured identical to NCLEX. I'm glad as frustrated as I got with their questions that I stuck...
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. Atrial Flutter vs Atrial Tachycardia with AV block
    Yeah the only blocks atropine is usually used for is mobitz 1 or complete heart block. Wouldn't work for Second degree type 2. Chase I worked as a monitor tech for 12 years before going to nursing...
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  15. Curious Observations Regarding Job Postings
    Slaveheart, I graduated nursing school at the ripe old age of 35. That was last December. I had a job on a busy med-surg tele floor before I even took my NCLEX. I'll tell you the same thing I...
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  16. How Nursing Entered my Life
    I grew up wanting to be a lawyer. The thought of nursing never entered my mind. When I was a kid my brother died from SIDS. Fast forward to me at 18 and I gave birth to my first child. That was 18...
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Patients that made you go "How are you even alive?!"
    I had a patient come in with a potassium of 10.7. He complained of being "a little weak" otherwise completely asymptomatic. I've only had two patients in 18 years with a potassium greater than 10 and...
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Once upon a time, we were new to nursing.
    As a new nurse myself I find that if the patient asks me something that I'm not sure about I tell them It's usually around midnight that I have a chance to go through the charts and read the...
    Aug 16, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  19. Del Mar College-spring 2012
    I recently graduated from their program actually. My family moved down here 6 years ago from Alaska and I went through their E-line program. It was H-E- double hockey sticks. I think they are a bit...
    Jul 26, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing


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