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  1. Why did you become a nurse?
    I wanted a job that had set hours, and when I am not there I did not have to think about it, or be on call 24 hrs a day. I work 2 days a week and can support myself, and have health insurance, plus...
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  2. If you weren't a nurse, what would you have become?
    Maybe be a librarian, there are books and the people who are there, can take themselves to the bathroom, they take their family members home, and you have to get your own coffee when you are there...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. military service male nurse
    Thank you for your service. With your experience, it should help you become a part of flight team. Most people where I work have ICU experience. Start doing pre req's for your BSN of you can, or...
    Oct 11, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  4. Last minute advice - Labor and Delivery Interview
    Good luck with your interview! Be postive, willing to learn and be yourself!
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  5. Happiness vs more money
    I agree that people tend to study more if they have a financial stake. It is ok to keep a job you like and that works for you. It may inspire your son to do what he loves as well.
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Why does every unit have a princess?
    We had one where I used to work, the only person who could work 12's on the entire unit. Everyone else had to work 8's. No clue as to why, but I do not miss that.
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Would you become an RN again if you had the choice?
    I would do it again, I work 0.6 with FT pay and good benefits, day shift hrs. Most of my co workers are nice, and so are the doctors. The work is interesting and challenging and I have a lot of free...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  8. Hit the ground running.
    All I can say is that PBDS is a poor indicator IMO. The hospital were I was just stopped using it. I would clarify expectations if possible.
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. Graduating Soon....Then What???
    I would start by securing a job as a nurse, if you want to further your education you can do that once you are working, and your hospital may help you with tuition reimbursement. If you have an...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  10. How many of you had to make a change recently?
    I worked 0.8 FTE and liked my job, then I transferred to another city for my husband's job, and I figured I would never get a job like the one I had. But now that I am 3 months in, my current place...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How do you handle the everyday stress of a nurse?
    Do not pick up OT, walk the dog, yoga, gym q d., eat healthy, don't think about work when not there, do not pick up OT
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. What to do when a doctor won't let you read back an order
    I say something like " so give ---mg q2, is that right? And they say "yes" takes like 2 microseconds
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Leave you family for nursing??
    Many residents end up divorced as well, there is an interesting documentary on PBS about this very thing.
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Where to go from here
    40K for an RN degree? What is the average salary in your area? That sounds like a lot of debt for a potential job that pays around 22 dollars an hr (in Illinois) to start.
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Finding the right time to sleep...
    The night before I work I sleep from 2100-0515, that works well, and then I repeat that x2. When I am off, I sleep from 2200-0600/0630, which I why I prefer working days, although they are super...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Cartoon Series
  16. Is 7 the new 5?
    Yes, where I came from in the Midwest, nurses had 7 pts 3-11, I don't know about a night. Where I currently am it varies from 5 to 7. Mostly 7 though on general floors. I have 2, but am in ICU,...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  17. Leave you family for nursing??
    No, unless you want to be divorced at the end of your program. Nursing school is hard enough on relationships when you are living in the same house, let alone when you are living apart. Three years...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Very anxious and don't want to mess up any further
    I would not mention prior treatment for anything and secondly I would drop all "friends" who mess with any kind of drugs if you want to work as a nurse. Who even has a conversation about anything...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  19. How to enhance my appeal?
    I don't have experience with this, but it seems to me that your military service should be a huge asset. Is there some kind of transfer protocol person in the Navy that can help you?
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Should I take 1st job offer that comes along?
    I would start working. You can always transfer to something else later, and where I work Dialysis nurses come and set up dialysis on our floor and we have an in pt renal floor also. So you could...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. Work for only three months?
    Do what Meriwhen said...start working, and then if you are accepted into school, great, many employers provide tuition payment assistance, plus you migth love your work and they may hire you once you...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. Bullies at the work place.. vent
    I would go to the person first and then they could do a penimic on themsleves. Everyone makes mistakes, and "turning someone in" does not excactly makes people work together better.
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. 8 or 12hr shifts?
    I worked 8's and felt I was nver home, now I do weekend 12's and it's great.
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Question about marijuana use as a nurse
    Now that is a coincidence.. :roflmao: and I am from Amsterdam, where it is legal, but I totally think its ridiculous.
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. MSW -> RN? advice wanted
    I have a MDIV and was working FT and went back to school to get my ADN. I work 0.6 FTE now, but I were to change that to 1.0 I would make more than I ever did with my MDIV. degree. If you take a few...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student