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  1. If you could just pick up and leave, where would you go?
    I did it, and I moved from the Sacramento area (which sucks, btw) to Dallas. I'm a Texan now. I'll probably never leave!
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What is the difference between oncology nurse and AGCNS-ONC?
    I'm an oncology certified nurse (OCN), but I don't know any of those other initials you mentioned. Hopefully someone else will come along to help answer your question...
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. escaping hprp
    How did you come to be wrongly placed in the program?
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  4. Scrub the Hub
    Are you a newer nurse? The reason I ask is that I think most nurses, after some years of experience, are humbled by our humanness and tendency to make mistakes. We become less judgmental and more...
    May 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Scrub the Hub
    Wow, that's kind of harsh. The OP said they made a mistake and felt bad about it! No one is perfect. In the grand scheme of things, it IS unlikely to cause a major issue. And yes, I work oncology and...
    May 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. News story: Former Ga. technician falsified mammogram reports
    Unbelievable!! Her sentence was much too light, in my opinion. What a terrible, selfish person you must be to do something like that. I also work in oncology, and I'm completely speechless.
    Apr 27
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. Evolution and Nursing
    GrumpyRN just wants to fight. people!!
    Apr 13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  8. Do Your Coworkers do this?
    At my job, they tell us we may need to come in on our days off to get training for certain procedures. I'm sorry, but I'm full time and my days off are just that - OFF days. If they can't find time...
    Mar 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Should I resign, or be suspended?
    I'm surprised no one has mentioned this, but if you are not represented by a union, you are likely an "at-will" employee. This means that either party--employer or employee--may terminate the...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Nurse brutally beaten in a Brooklyn Hospital
    Concealed only goes so far... eventually, someone WILL find out. Your shirt or pants leg may ride up, you bend over, someone sees a shape through your scrubs... Then you will be fired, and likely...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Nurse brutally beaten in a Brooklyn Hospital
    I have a concealed handgun license and carry too, but in my state it is illegal to carry in a hospital. So unless I'm willing to commit a crime by carrying unlawfully, a gun would not protect me...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Sacramento Job Market
    Sacramento is not a good market for nurses. Are you a nurse or a CNA? There are only a few main hospital systems: Sutter, UC Davis, Kaiser, and Mercy (Catholic Healthcare West). All of them are very...
    Feb 4
    Forum: California Nursing
  13. The Right to Die with Dignity- MD assisted suicide
    I'm with Ruby. Regardless of method, a person can try to end their own life, but they don't have the right to involve someone else. As such, we as healthcare providers would never recommend to...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. Help, concerned about new job
    I had to have a booster for MMR when I started nursing school. I had had all the required shots as a child but was showing low antibody levels for Mumps. I got the MMR booster and had no problems.
    Jan 14
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  15. Atheism in nursing
    Pugmom79, I am a Christian, but I think you were very appropriate and respectful. I think you did the right thing by stating your boundary and offering to step out, rather than participate in...
    Jan 12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  16. CNA for oncology dept.
    Definitely infection control and isolation procedures. Patients receiving chemo are often neutropenic, which makes them extra susceptible to infection. On some units, staff have to wash hands, mask...
    Jan 12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  17. When will I learn? Right back where I started
    I understand where you're coming from. Having gone on and off medication for many years, I have recently gone back on antidepressants. I didn't want to either, but was having similar issues as you...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. Oncology nursing experiences
    Oncology is both very rewarding and very challenging emotionally. We see the same patients over and over, often for long periods of time, so we develop relationships with them and their family...
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  19. New RN needs advice
    I'm so sorry! I can't see anything that you did wrong, based on what you wrote. You were advocating for your patient, which is what a good nurse does. Agree with PP - can you get out of your contract...
    Dec 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Why do Nurses tell students to go BSN??
    Quite frankly, you should get a BSN first because it's miserable to work your butt off in an ADN program, get a 4.0, and go job hunting only to be told repeatedly that you're not good enough because...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Jurisprudence prep course
    I endorsed from California last year. I paid for the prep course, sat through it in one sitting and passed the exam on the first try. For me, it was worth the $25. You can open other website, but if...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  22. City of Hope New Grad 2013 App
    Jaspersun, I tried to PM you back but your inbox is full.
    Jun 1, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  23. A Plea to Nurses Everywhere
    Ok, I'm curious, I'll bite. What ways would those be?
    Mar 12, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Moving to dallas, tx from california, new grad RN, need advice!
    I am a California native and I moved to Dallas 9 months ago. I love it here! However, I have a BSN and had three years of experience when I came. My hospital does not hire ADN new grads, and while I...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  25. Endorsing Cali. License to another state! Please help.
    I was originally licensed in California and didn't have a Texas license when I received two job offers in Dallas. I was given about two months to relocate, endorse my license, and start work. Both...
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: California Nursing