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  1. Advice needed
    I think with more experience will come more confidence and that will be evident when you interact with others. In my CVICU orientation I was told that I concentrated too hard. Huh? Well, I can see...
    Mar 21
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. Nodding off...
    Sounds like a brutal atmosphere. One day the NM herself may be helped to find the door. Been there, seen THAT!
    Mar 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Heart transplants and high risk cards, oh my
    In the major heart ICU I worked at in the past, there was a progression of equipment and classes that you learned on: CVVH (usually first since it's relatively hard to outright kill some one with it...
    Mar 8
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  4. New Grad & First Job in LTC - Lots of Overtime/Doubles - How Much Is Too Much?
    List of promotions to what? Up a rung on two on what ladder? Can you be more specific on this?
    Mar 6
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. how many jobs?
    I started in an ICU right after school and I've been pigeon holed in that kind of unit for the past 15 years despite MANY attempts to get out. (other than floating, whereas I've worked a few shifts...
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What questions should I expect in my ICU interview?
    Describe a challenging interaction between you and a physician, what happened? How did you handle it? How did it change your relationship? Similar questions like that but substitute patient or...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. New grad position Neuro ICU or CVICU
    Agreed. Cleveland Clinic CVICU is the creme' de la Creme' and will look great on your applications (if you survive! LOL )
    Feb 28
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  8. Nursing school when there is no true RN shortage?
    I think the job market stinks for everybody, not just nurses. Browse the career forms on Indeed.Com and you'll find people in all areas having a hard time finding work. You are correct, the is no...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. "Some people have a job. We have a calling."
    Yup. Somebody got a BIG FAT BONUS for thinking up that one. "A sucker is born every minute." - W.C. Fields
    Feb 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Switching Careers - Architect to Nurse
    I can't believe my eyes! I always thought that as an architect, the older you become and more experience you have, the more valuable you become. NOT the case in nursing - the older you are and the...
    Feb 24
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. What to expect on CICU?
    What to expect? Anything and everything between patient reported chest pain at home, but hasn't had any since up through an evolving red hot infarction in front of your eyes, to post major attack on...
    Feb 23
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  12. Career in the ICU
    Agreed. First get through the 'deer in the headlights' phase of the ICU (first year), then start thinking about going to other planets. =:^]
    Feb 23
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  13. Should I become a nurse? Thanks for all the help!
    I agree with the volunteering suggestion. THat will not only get your 'foot in the door', but allow you to explore other career options as well.
    Feb 23
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Night Shift and nutrition
    I've never seen the ER nurses on TV have this problem. You must be doing something wrong. :cool:
    Feb 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. The job market is tough... "How tough is it?"
    They must have not liked your name. :confused:
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  16. Which Littman Stethoscope for GI Med Surg
    Agreed. I don't think you need a cardiology unless you're listening to murmurs or have bad hearing.
    Feb 20
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. What else can I do with my BSN?
    Delete. I'll zip it. :yawn:
    Feb 20
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Does anybody have any patient near-death experience stories?
    I took care of my 89 yo 'ma until the night she died. She only spent a few hours in the hospital as she declined very rapidly. She kept saying " I want to go HOME." No, you ARE at home. "NO! I want...
    Feb 19
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  19. What else can I do with my BSN?
    If you figure it out, please let us know too! The BSN is good for nursing, that's it. Many other employers seem to look at your resume and think "if you're a nurse, what are you doing applying here?"...
    Feb 18
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. understaffing
    Understaffing isn't a mistake, it's the plan.
    Feb 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. 22+ years of experience and I can't find a job
    I have BSN, almost 15 years ICU experience and can't get anywhere either. Have had a number of interviews but bupkis. My informants state that a couple positions have still not been actually filled...
    Feb 14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Nursing Interventions for Abnormal Situations
    Not what you want to hear, but experience will teach you signs of impending doom, and not everyone my pick up on the same clues. WHile being text smart is great, there are things that are just not...
    Feb 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. At a crossroads, need advice
    Flame shields up: Have you actually tried changing specialty areas? Try it when you're over 50 and burned out on what you've been doing the last 15 to 25 years. Not going to happen. (head on over to...
    Feb 13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. Too much snow! Getting to work late again.
    Studded chains. That sounds like the way to go. Take the $50 ticket, but at least you can get around and out of trouble. Cheaper than wrapping your car around a pole or even just getting pulled out...
    Feb 12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  25. Did you ever use being male as a part of your being hired?
    Leave it alone. The only reason staff wants more male nurses is to help turn big patients. Seriously. If you want to rise above the crowd, then boast how you work beyond the job in finding ways of...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Men in Nursing