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  1. What is the toughest question you have ever been asked by a patient?
    "When am I going to die" is a very tough question. Any more I honestly say " I dont have an answer because an expiration date was never placed on your rear" . Yes it is probably not the best...
    Nov 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Night Shift Nursing Alternative Schedule
    I don't have children myself but I work plenty of mothers with numerous children and small children at home that work nights. Some sleep after spouse gets home some take naps during the day some...
    Nov 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Danskos
    Remember danskos are all made individually so need to physically try each pair on before buying. One size 39 May fit differently than another pair of size 39. I have the professional xp and the...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  4. Thinking Of Leaving the ICU for the Operating Room
    I did not mind the or besides I hated being a secretary, gopher, and yelled at. I like the fast pace and acuity and the never know what to expect but for me the or got old. I missed actually talking...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. Floating non-ICU RN's to ICU!!?
    At the facility I work at, we will rarely float non-icu nurse to icu but have done it a few times because the patients were overflow because hospital was full. I am not in a huge hospital though....
    Nov 5
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  6. Nurses eating their young... a different perspective
    New nurses or even new to a units does not mean they need the older nurses to eat the young. There are many ways to teach and the teaching is essential. It's important to be comfortable with asking...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. I'm supposed to what now?
    First off, just because a patient is sleeping does not mean they are not having pain. Some cope with their pain by using sleep as a diversional tool. Yes pain medication that is prn should be asked...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. New grad in ICU, feeling discouraged.  Advice?
    I went straight to the operating room after nursing school then to icu. I felt the same way but I had to relearn almost all my nursing skills and disease processes. It is tough, but I have now worked...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. VA Hiring Process
    You will have to allow then to contact current employer. If you do not they will not offer a job. I came into this problem when I was in the process of interviewing. I was told if they are contacting...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. A thief named Alzheimer's
    Great descriptive essay! I have watched my Grandma go through this and it pains me to know she has no clue who I am. You have written the tail of many here and did an excellent job of expressing the...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  11. Curious about the VA HOSPITAL
    I love working at the VA hospital . Benefits are good and pay is good in my opinion. Things are run a little different but every facility is different. What is in the need currently is not completely...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. Dansko EU/US sizing discrepancy?
    You should go to a shoe store to be sized
    Jun 30
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. Full Moon Friday the 13th
    working 7p-7a. So excited for friday the 13th and a full moon. everyday is entertaining and a life experience to talk about in the future. Great stories will develop on these wonderful nights.
    Jun 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. VA Operating Room Nurse
    Any OR is considered at specialty, but what I am referring to as each VA hospital has a specialty .... For example Iowa city specialty is kidney transplants. Minneapolis is open heart surgeries. That...
    Jun 12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. Just a rant rn-bsn
    I hate the bill I receive each semester right now for my RN-BSN online program. I really makes me think about the MSN I really want.
    Jun 11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  16. seeking sources for education in pain mgmt
    I am currently taking a pain management course. I really like our book, which is this one Amazon.com: Pain Assessment and Pharmacologic Management, 1e (Pasero, Pain Assessment and Pharmacologic...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  17. VA Operating Room Nurse
    OR call depends on the VA which you work at. Each VA hospital has a specific specialty, so it varies. Any OR is going to be a "cool environment" because this is one way that microorganisms are...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. va nursing
    I love working at the VA hospital. You will find lazy coworkers everywhere, including the VA hospital. For me it not about other people I work with but about the veterans I am taking care of. I am...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. VA Proficiency
    Writing your proficiency is not fun. You basically have to talk about yourself, which is not easy thing as a nurse. When the manager lets you know your proficiency is due they should have included...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. All the Things We Carry
    I carry the regret of not doing more...Three months after starting working as a CNA in the hospital, I took care of a man with no family or friends. He has a big open abdominal surgery and the first...
    May 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Is your spouse supportive of your nursing career?
    My husband is supportive but doesn't like me talking about work. I personally think it's because 1 he is not happy at his job at all and thinking about changing to medical field and I love my job in...
    May 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. new RN:bullied +depressed=time to quit.
    I started in the OR and the older nurses were terrible and so were the physicians, anes, and scrub techs. About 2 months before I left full time everyone start to be very helpful instead of...
    Apr 26
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Malpractice Insurance Limit
    I carry 3m/6m from NSO. The cost is extremely reasonable
    Apr 26
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. VA New Grad Residency
    I know many of my fellow coworkers were in the nurse residency program before hired at the VA hospital. I have also seen these nurse residences not get jibs because of performance. Hiring process...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. Question for nurses
    Best part - working with the patients and seeing the results the patient wants ( getting out of hospital or dying with dignity). Worst part- handling non compliant patients, sometimes difficult...
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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