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  1. How soon did you get pulled?
    I had to float on my 2nd week off orientation. I work on a medsurg floor and was floated to another medusrg floor so acuity was the same. I voiced my discomfort but was told that they keep record of...
    Jan 10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Clinical rotation report from 1920s
    Thanks so much for sharing this! I love seeing things from the history of nursing. I can't even figure out what some of those skills would entail... pharyngeal douche = gurgling w/ mouthwash?! And of...
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Where do you work and do you like it.
    Where did you get your first nursing job? -- Med surg unit in a hospital How did you get the job? -- Just put out online or paper job applications everywhere, went to a couple career fairs, and...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Looking For Info from APRNs in Research
    Hello, I posted a similar topic in the "Research Nurses" section a few months ago and didn't get any takers so I am re-posting here... I am trying to find out more about NP's/APRN's working in...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. Tired Of Being The Bad Guy
    Sorry you are in an unhappy situation and I hope you can find a resolution. I know this is off topic... But if you don't mind my asking, what kind of training/education/experience did you get in...
    Dec 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Resignation Letter
    I am drafting a resignation letter (not even leaving my job yet just dreaming about it and want to be ready!) So far I have only written about 4 sentences and am completely out of ideas. Is this...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. Quick Question: Job offer during interview or called later
    If you are currently working and you can remember, were you offered your job at the end of your interview or were you called later? If so how many days after the interview did you get the call? Just...
    Nov 3, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. i HATE my job. Does anyone else feel the same?
    I run across this problem a lot and ts so irritating. Just yesterday I had a patient admitted with right leg swelling, went for a stat ultrasound to rule out dvt. The physician ordered a bilateral...
    Oct 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Ever have a patient complain about you?
    It happens. The fact that customer service is pushed so much makes it stressful. Once, the daughter of a patient complained about me within a few minutes of meeting me. I was admitting the...
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Manager elicits complaints from patients
    HouTx, you hit the nail on the head. She is pretty young (30's) and when she first started about 6 mos. ago she said this was her first "formal" management position. Not sure what kind of...
    Oct 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Manager elicits complaints from patients
    Has anyone else experienced something like this??? I work on a medsurg unit. My manager occasionally goes and checks on a random patient and asks about how their stay has been. I am sure that is...
    Oct 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Taking away chairs from nursing station
    To the original poster, I commend your positive outlook and you sound like someone who is excellent at their job. If it were me I would be furious. I really do wonder if it is against labor laws how...
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. Research APRN's
    I recently saw job postings for advanced practice research nurses and had never really heard of such positions before. It sounds like it could be interesting but I am having a hard time finding more...
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: Research Nursing
  14. What do you wish you could/would have done while still orienting?
    I would have asked a lot more questions. I already did ask a lot but I also feared looking dumb so I held back quite a bit too; looking back I regret that, orientation is the time for tons of...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. How much experience before being charge nurse
    Thanks for the input. There is a brief class, I think its just an informal discussion on the responsibilities that go with being in charge. I guess from what I am hearing it is reasonable that...
    Mar 18, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. How much experience before being charge nurse
    Wow sorry to hear you were suddenly put in that position. I guess a lot of units are just as disorganized as mine!
    Mar 18, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. How much experience before being charge nurse
    I just surpassed my one year mark last week, so technically not my first year anymore but I still feel very much like a new grad so I hope I am welcome to keep posting here for a long time! I was...
    Mar 12, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. How long does the "new nurse anxiety" usually last?
    You are not alone in anxiety. I am almost at my 1 year mark, been working for 11 months. I stopped having meltdowns after 3 months but I still have A LOT of anxiety all the time. I keep being told...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Unclogging a g-tube
    I know this is an old thread, but I was wondering what you do if an NG tube won't flush but there is no visible clog in the external part of the tubing, so the clog is in a part of the tube that is...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. New Nurse New Mom - How do I get back to work?
    I agree with trying a clinic or doctor's office the hours are usually much shorter. Home health care could work too, instead of committing to an 8 or 12 hour shift you can choose how many visits...
    Dec 22, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Problems close to/during shift change.
    I would like to hear other peoples thoughts on the expectations of who will take care of problems that occur close to or even during shift change. It seems to happen to me all the time. I had a...
    Dec 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Undermined by Nursing Student
    The manager has somewhat noticed but has said she actually likes how outspoken she is! She has implied that she plans to offer her an RN position next year. I guess I had better get used to working...
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Undermined by Nursing Student
    For reference I am (somewhat) a new grad (9 months). There is a nursing assistant on my unit who is also in nursing school and she is graduating soon in 2013. This CNA/student is hoping to get a...
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Pretty bad at starting IV's
    I am about 8 mos. into my first year and have a few questions for those who have more experience or are just good with IV's. I tried finding answers in books, articles and can't find any mention of...
    Nov 25, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Taking things personally
    I agree w/ mariebailey. I am surprised by the negative comments about the original poster's "ego" when it seems the issue stems from self consciousness not self centered-ness. I had the same...
    Nov 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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