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  1. Do I take too long to learn new skills?
    Thank you for your honesty in this post. As another new nurse I will be very interested in hearing how others feel about on-the-job learning in a fast-paced, high-risk environment. Off the top...
    Nov 10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Nina Pham condition downgraded to fair
    One infuriating thing in this article is that the caregivers for her dog are described as wearing hazmat suits. Nurses caring for humans in a supposedly state of the art hospital get flapping,...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. Help critique my resume!
    Much better. I'd still like to see you bang it out under the summary. You've got a lot to crow about! High GPA's, etc. - What about, instead of "9 years health care experience" SUMMARY OF...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  4. October 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    You used to think pond scum sucked the worst... Welcome to nursing!
    Oct 16
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  5. Help critique my resume!
    OK, here goes... Just my reactions, but might help. Instead of Highlights, use "SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS," centered under your name and contact (cell phone, email, city/state is sufficient). Name in...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  6. Older Student/Over 60 years old
    I was 62, almost 63, when I started the ADN program, and graduated at age 64. I was 65 when I got my first job. Age is just a number. I intend to keep working until I can't or until I feel it's time...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    Thanks Sloan RN. Would you mind sharing the sources for information presented by Emory, etc? Are you aware of studies showing that toilet flushing can cause aerosolization of contaminants?...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  8. Pre-nursing student with shoplifting misdemeanor
    You might consider looking for the Legal Aid services in your town. If you meet the guidelines, the help is free and of high quality, in my experience. In that way you would not feel beholden to your...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  9. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    Sheri Fink, author of Five Days at Memorial (about tragic events at major hospital after Katrina), and herself a physician, was interviewed on NPR yesterday. She described in detail her first-hand...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  10. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    Lifting the lid on toilet plume aerosol:... [Am J Infect Control. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI Article re aerosolization from toilet flushing in hospital facilities. Seems to me the toilet problem...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  11. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    I just read in The New York Times that the hospitals that treated Americans who contracted Ebola in Africa received very concentrated and specific trainings. They drilled on putting on and removing...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  12. Resume advice needed!
    Hi, JillS91 -- You've definitely got a good start. It looks like you've got good info on your resume. I just think it needs to be rearranged to have immediate impact. I would take some of the key...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  13. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Dallas county health officials leaving ebola apartment with no sign of ppe, no gloves, hand on doorknob. Not following recommendations...? Now we find out there were 5 Dallas detectives trooping...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  14. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Correction to my post of 10/3 re article dated 8/20/12. Mr. Duncan arrived in the US a month after this article appeared.
    Oct 4
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  15. Offered a Postition from a Home Health agency should I take it?
    Agree!
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  16. Offered a Postition from a Home Health agency should I take it?
    Thanks, JustBeachyNurse, for the insights. (I'm piggybacking on your post OP, hope that's okay, since we're both new to this.) This is how out of touch I was in the hiring process. When I reported...
    Oct 3
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Have you familiarized yourself with current CDC precautions for Ebola? It seems to take a little hysteria to wake people up to reality. Unfortunately, the hysteria is often misdirected.
    Oct 3
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  18. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Go to CDC website and click on Ebola Update. This takes you to a page with many links to information for health care workers. Something that often seems missed in infection control are floors and...
    Oct 3
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  19. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Having recently read Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink, I'm not surprised. It recounted another tragic lack of preparedness, that time for a major New Orleans hospital during Hurricane Katrina. The...
    Oct 3
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  20. If you accept a job, stay at least a year
    In the job I held for 17 years, I felt valued and recognized as an individual. Colleagues were congenial and we made lasting friendships. I'm finding that is very unusual in today's world. Online...
    Oct 3
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. Does your workplace have a Suggestion Box?
    Correction and spoiler alert: the story is "The Emperor's New Clothes."
    Oct 3
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  22. Offered a Postition from a Home Health agency should I take it?
    Hi -- I just found out that my patient/client is in the hospital, so my shifts are on hold until she returns. Something I hadn't factored in! Sounds like your company is generous, offering the...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  23. Well.. I guess I am going to be canned
    Did you keep your job?
    Oct 2
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. Finally had the inevitable
    When working in a community mental health agency, I was waiting at the elevator and a client I didn't know walked toward me. Before I knew what was happening his fist was coming at my face and my arm...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Does your workplace have a Suggestion Box?
    All reminds me of the story "The Emperor Has No Clothes," a brilliant little piece. Everyone's been pretending they don't see what they see for so long that they really no longer see it! Does it...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Nurses Rock


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