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  1. Dilemma...do I need my CNA license for nursing school?
    Definitely varies. One program I applied to required you to be certified, another didn't. It was simply a box to check and working as a Cna didn't matter. I will say that those people who worked as...
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    Honestly nope. I'm glad I have a job and take home what I do. I love my job and a year ago I had zero income so I'm making more than I ever have before.
    Sep 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. When looking at colleges (financial aid)
    I've only been in systems that disburse after 5-6 weeks of school. It's pretty common.
    Sep 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Going from 30 to 5 ...
    My patients keep me busy. I'm on a med/surg, oncology floor. Days I have 4 and occasionally 5. This weekend I had a patient in restraints, with a sitter, frequent checks, I had another receiving...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. First Shift Jitters
    I have received 14 weeks of orientation, floor and education both. I am still nervous. I am slooooow. That's okay, taking my time is fine. If my meds are passed a little late that's okay. I think...
    Sep 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. What makes it worth it?
    I did a rotation in a burn unit and it was amazing. I was there the day a patient who had been medically sedated for months opened his eyes and said "hi" we all cried. Days suck, patients are...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Help please! Need advice re: switching to med/surg and timing pregnancy
    Have the baby then switch. Your schedule is pretty regular and set now, and you're used to it. Swapping to a new job, new hours, nights, weekends 12s, irregularity would suck while pregnant for me. ...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  8. 12 Hour shifts
    It really varies by hospital, even within the aurora hospitals from one to another. I know several nurses that work 12s, but only a few new nurses are getting that type of shift. Mostly because once...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  9. How guilty do you feel?
    My hospital has a semi-automated calling system so no need to feel guilty because it is the staffing caller not your direct manager calling you 99% of the time.
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. nursing & tattoos
    So what will places do if they forbid long sleeves and they have a glut of nurses with now visible tattoos? Are they really going to fire an entire group? I know LOTS of nurses with some tattoo that...
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. nursing & tattoos
    I always laugh when others are worried about how my tattoos will look when I'm 80. I don't care that they might be wrinkly or faded. They tell the story if my life. And my half sleeve plans are...
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. nursing & tattoos
    I found school to be more restrictive than working. I'm a new grad, only been at my first job 8 weeks. I just got a new collarbone tattoo last week. It's covered in all my scrubs and no one at...
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. First Job Landed - Need Financial Advice About It
    Definitely start contributing to your retirement, whether they match or not. You can't afford to not start that! The likelihood of negotiating salary is pretty much nil. There's a glut of new...
    Aug 3
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. sports bras?
    I'm a huge fan of ENELL bras for sports bras. I'm a 40F so I gotta make sure they're secure lol!!
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  15. Please share your "calling"
    I'm a non-religious person who feels like this is my reason for being on the planet. I did not know this until I was an adult, married and a child. It just hit me like lightning that I should be...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. RN PROGRAM
    Did you pass the NCLEX-PN? Have you checked MATC? They have an lpn-RN option.
    Jul 20
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  17. Staying afloat on a nurse's salary?
    Thats why I have life insurance. It will more than cover expenses and give my only child money. My house will be paid off and I will have little for other bills. We save for his college already too...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Staying afloat on a nurse's salary?
    Also cost of living. We live in a 4bed 3 1/2 bath ranch house. We put work into it when we bought it. It's nice and comfortable. Nothing fancy. We we drive cars til they die, saving that car...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Staying afloat on a nurse's salary?
    We are a family of three (my husband, son and myself) and we are definitely okay on just my salary. Cost of living of course has something to do with it. We have a nice home, not extravagant, we...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. New Grad orientation...
    Ugh I can't edit for some reason. I get paid my full wage, including weekend or evening differentials while doing orientation. Orientation for free would be ridiculous!
    Jul 15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. New Grad orientation...
    Three 12s a week day shift on a med/surg oncology unit in a hospital. My orientation lasts 12 weeks, at the end of that there are some new grads that need another couple weeks.
    Jul 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. hypoglycemic treatment for NPO patients
    Ours as well.
    Jul 11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. How long does it take to get used to it?
    I love 12s! After two weeks I was doing alright. I bought some Danskos and while my feet are tired they don't hurt at the end of the day. I go home, eat and go to bed though, nothing else on the...
    Jul 7
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Does your hospital or facility badge include your credentials?
    Mine says RN in big letters red outline white letters. Managers say manager, or educators. Nothing about BSN or MSN on the floor nurses, some of the managers/educators might.
    Jul 7
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. EPIC Computer Charting
    I've used both and EPIC is much more intuitive. When I got hired they even had an EPIC three day class for training. Having that has helped me get the basics down.
    Jun 26
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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