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  1. You know you're tired when...
    I'm awake now because while I was sleeping I heard a bed alarm go off. I jumped up off the couch to catch the patient before they fell. My stumped toe did not appreciated that. Earlier today, my mom...
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Full Moon Friday the 13th
    Well, my Friday the 13th hasn't started out too good. I was supposed to work tonight but had to call out sick. I'm not the superstitious type but considering we're at full capacity I'm glad I'm...
    Jun 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Is Pregnancy During Nursing School Doable?
    Doable? Yes. Would I recommend it? No. I had a healthy classmate get pregnant during nursing school and because of a difficult pregnancy, she delivered early and had to drop out 2 weeks before...
    Jun 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Charge nurse pay
    Nothing. Along with a full patient load as well. The only things I get extra are a headache and stress due to having to be the charge nurse whether I want to or not.
    May 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Dealing with calls from work
    If my job calls me, I rarely answer. If it's important they will leave a message. 99.9% of the time they just want to know if I'm willing to come in to work, and my answer is almost always no because...
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Is this a common attendace policy?
    Yeah, after we are written up we have to make it up by working a 2 day weekend or a holiday, usually she picks the 2 day weekend to make up. I understand that there has to be a punishment, especially...
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Is this a common attendace policy?
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Is this a common attendace policy?
    Incident report filled out, everything handled as far as workman's compensation goes. Still an automatic write up because it happened on the weekend.
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Can anyone tell me more about the role of a ER Nurse Auditor/Trauma Registrar?
    May 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Is this a common attendace policy?
    Management contacted her and told her she needed to come in that day to sign the write-up.
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Is this a common attendace policy?
    Thanks for the responses. It's good to know this is not "common". I am currently looking for a new job. Recently I sprained my ankle by assisting an overweight patient, of course on a weekend shift....
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Is this a common attendace policy?
    Is it common to get an automatic write-up for calling out for a weekend shift, regardless if you have a work excuse or death in the family? I have a co-worker who has never been written up (until...
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Can anyone tell me more about the role of a ER Nurse Auditor/Trauma Registrar?
    I am looking at nursing jobs to apply for online. I came across one titled "ER Nurse Auditor/Trauma Registrar". I googled it and search for it online and only came across one indepth article. I have...
    May 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Charge nurses
    All of our RNs rotate whether we want to or not. It's only 4 of us. We don't get paid extra or get any incentive besides a full patient load and a headache. Hate it.
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Imagine my Dismay.....
    I think we work on the same unit! Lol. It wouldn't be a problem if this didn't occur everyday! Staffing calls for 4 cnas yet we only have 1 and they wonder why float refuses to come work in our unit!
    Mar 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Instructor won't allow us to use our own calculator for math test?
    We weren't allowed to use our own calculators during ANY type of exam in nursing school. We could only use the calculator on the computer. They were preparing us for taking the NCLEX, where you...
    Feb 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. What's the nicest thing anyone has ever said or done for you?
    Honestly? A patient told me "Thank you." I was having an awful shift and was FUMING. The simple fact that someone was actually appreciative of what I was doing for them was overwhelming. I am SO not...
    Feb 14
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  18. Most common (+ overlooked) reasons for abnormal vitals?
    At least your tech's know how to take a manual. Even though it's a class check-off when they are first hired, I always get that "deer in the headlight" look when I ask the tech to do a manual...
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. darn bed alarms
    I understand your frustration. We usually have 26 acute care patients and all are high fall risks. Almost all have dementia or tend to sundown. It's RARE that we have a self-care patient. I've been...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. 27-Year-Old Brain Dead Woman Removed From Life Support; Family Watches from Iran
    Did I miss something? What was the medical error?
    Jan 4
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. The 4-Generation Gap in Nursing
    So I'm a Millennial, raised by Baby Boomers, with the characteristics of a Traditionalist...except I don't hate technology. Yep, sounds like me.
    Dec 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Management
  22. What Baffles You?
    OMG that makes me so mad! Especially after we've thoroughly went over EACH pill...and you've been in the hospital for over a month, with the exact same MAR. As soon as they lift the cup up to their...
    Nov 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Reprimanded for reporting medication errors and so much more
    Consider yourself lucky to still be in the program! I'm in my 20's and still cannot for the life of me understand why would someone discuss/criticize their job/clinical on social media!
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  24. Patient abuse... To staff
    That young lady is lucky to have a boss like you...My boss? Yeah, she would listened/believed the complaint, presented me with a write-up, and sent me to a conflict resolution class....
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Checking A Patient's Blood Glucose In His Earlobe?
    UPDATE: Sorry it took me so long to reply back. However, since my DON, PCC, & safety manager did not know the answer I got in contact with an educator from another unit. (They refuse to hire an...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion