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  1. Charge Nurse Pay
    Nothing extra for being charge, and charge nurses have to take a full patient assignment.
    Dec 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. New grad over 1 year and a few months
    That is not necessarily true, I work on a surgical floor and my manager has hired staff nurses with nursing backgrounds in psych, research, nursing homes, pediatric offices, etc; they were given a...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  3. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    I work on a surgical floor and the rounding attendings/residents will rarely place a hand on their patients or even listen to lung/bowel sounds; its appalling! Recently I had a patient who was...
    Dec 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. i dont know where to go forward
    withorwithoutyou, I have had problems with critical vital signs being charted and due to busyness, I wasn't aware of them for hours! One way I try to address this is to identify who my nursing...
    Dec 5
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. Hemopurifier- have you heard of it?
    Thanks for sharing!
    Nov 17
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  6. Do nurses have free time?
    I currently work a weekend track position, Sat & Sun from 7a to 7p; pay is comparable to working three 12 hour shifts + fulltime insurance benefits. Therefore I have M-F off for family, life, and...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Where there is smoke ... there is usually a cigarette
    There was once a patient on my unit who locked herself in her bathroom to smoke. She was soon discovered by the smell and tried to get us to believe that she was showering and the smoke was actually...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. IV starts in nursing schools
    I did not learn to do IV starts in my ADN program, nor did we get to practice them in clinicals. I feel that it is a disservice when it is not taught to nursing students; IV starts can be such a...
    Nov 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Esme, So sorry to hear you are sick! You are in my prayers for healing and recovery!
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. clinical--dont know how to use automated VS "machine"
    I did not know how to use a dynamap during my 1st clinical day either and I felt stressed about it! Don't feel dumb, just be honest and say you have never used one before.
    Sep 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    I feel awful for the surgeon's wife; it is one of the worst feelings in life to be betrayed in such a way by your significant other.
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Joint Commission had me for lunch.
    You used your nursing judgement to keep the patient safe, in a situation that is not black or white. When there is a fallout you will be questioned about your lack of nursing judgement. Wish JC could...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Totally Amazing Video Interview 99 yr old Nurse!
    Wow, thank you for sharing. Definitely a different generation!
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  14. Should I continue my BSN?
    I would encourage you to finish your BSN program! In the three years that I have been licensed as a nurse I have seen a huge shift in the area that I live and work in towards BSN required or BSN...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  15. Keeping it short and VERY SWEET
    Congratulations on your achievement!!!! :) I am 8 months away from this moment!
    Aug 18
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  16. HELP!! Dismissed from BSN & looking for a new school in NY - TRANSFER NURSING MAJOR
    FutureRNx3, I left an RN program the first time around and had no difficulty getting into another nursing program. I know others who have failed a nursing course and went to another program and...
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. New Grads at Albany Medical Center
    Hi LinaEVRN, I wish I could PM you, but since you can't receive a PM yet I will try to answer your questions. First, congrats on your job offer acceptance and upcoming interview at AMC! :) I did...
    Jul 23
    Forum: New York Nursing
  18. Domestic Violence:  What Leaving Feels Like
    Wow, very well written and real.
    Jun 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. caught a med error. ...stress. ..
    thatnurse17, I just wanted to say you did the right thing!! I haven't been a nurse very long but I have run into issues like this multiple times on the unit I work on. Med errors, changes in...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. If you fail to plan; then Plan to Fail
    I spent less than 20 hrs studying for the NCLEX. I think everyone is different in terms of preparation, but I was taking a summer session of stats during the same time and took the exam sooner rather...
    May 11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. ICU nurse with CCRN... how the heck do I get into NICU?
    I work in a Level 1 trauma hospital that takes new grads (from the area) and nurses with experience in other areas ( such as med-surg) into the Nicu. Pm if you'd like more info - it's in NY.
    May 1
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. Blood pressure medication / checking blood pressure
    I have never heard of the Rate Pressure Product; I will have to research and read up about it.
    Apr 29
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. Maybe Im missing something....
    Thanks for sharing your patient experience with us. I work with a lot of post-op colectomy patients and I'm surprised tube feed would be ordered with a bowel ileus. Keep us posted on the patient if...
    Apr 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Cold Feet
    Yes, I worked hard and long to get into nursing school and a few weeks before I was about to start I had cold feet, felt emotional, and felt like I couldn't do it. I was really afraid of failure. I...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Seriously?!
    Wow, that's pretty disgusting!! What were they thinking?!!
    Apr 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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