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  1. Do you ever have doubts?
    Hang in there, things will get better. I remember going through nursing school and wanting to put my head through a wall on a daily basis. I was relieved on the day I finally graduated thinking all...
    Mar 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Let go
    Hey, you're a med tech, not an EMT. Your job is to administer medication not know to perform this maneuver or to even perform an assessment, this is the RN's job. Hold your head high and take it as a...
    Mar 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. agency nurse asks..how to deal with difficult staff nurse
    Confront her the next time she does something. Imagine the scenarios playing out again and what you truly wish you could tell her in the most professional and assertive way possible (read don't be...
    Mar 5, '12
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  4. Personality qualities of the good circulating RN
    *Be quick, agile and a good memory of where things are. *Know your stuff. Know the cases, what you need and extra items for those just-in-case moments. Knowledge of OR policy and procedures. ...
    Mar 5, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Eating right as OR nurse
    Yes, it is hard to eat healthy in the OR! I bring 2 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every day and a bag of grapes or a banana. It's too hard fighting for real estate in the fridge so it's easy to...
    Mar 5, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Travel extension
    Yep, every single time but I don't always extend. Extending will cut down on cost but you have to consider why you took a travel position instead of permanent. For me, it is all to see the world. I'm...
    Mar 5, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. Need help making a decision
    It sounds like you already know what you need to do, you just need validation that you are making the right decision. That's what I love about these boards because we are here to high-five you and...
    Mar 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I need Help regarding my situation right now
    I agree with everyone's postings. You will ALWAYS have to serve somebody. You are in this role temporarily so just take a deep breath, make the most of it and if you find that the expected end of...
    Mar 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Time to dump my company
    Ok folks, so basically I am pretty sure I know what I need to do here but need validation/vent time. I have been with my company for nearly 2 years now but my satisfaction has waned with each new...
    Mar 1, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  10. Just a little venting
    Yikers! So, I have to say traveling is very "bitterweet". I did a lot of venting at one assignment to a seasoned fellow-traveling nurse that was not fun at all. He gave me some advice that felt like...
    Aug 24, '11
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. OR Pet peeves
    Scrub techs not opening their stuff, definitely up there. Scrub techs who don't think the circ has anything better to do than work for them, hates seeing them talk to the CRNA, surgeon, etc. Scrubs...
    Jan 29, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. Any opinions on Nightingale Travel Agency?
    I had a friend who worked with Nightingale and loved them!
    Jan 29, '11
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  13. Agency to regular employment
    I have been offered full-time positions at both hospitals where I have traveled (OR). But you need to have the experience before you start traveling.
    Jan 29, '11
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  14. What kind of  nurse is this?
    Sounds like community health nursing
    Jan 29, '11
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  15. Reputable Agencies for a new travel nurse
    I am currently working a travel assignment in Virginia near Richmond, but have worked in NC, and NE and have NC, CA, and FL RN licenses. You should submit all your paperwork to about 2-3 agencies so...
    Jan 29, '11
    Forum: Travel Nursing


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