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  1. Please help, almost 2 years and no job!
    Move to a state that takes new grads. North Dakota has a great economy. 2 years is a long time to go without working and you skills might start to languish. good luck.
    Jan 22
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  2. Rude coworkers
    A friend of mine suggested a book called something like what others think of you is none of your business. Not sure I entirely agree but I would like to get to the point of being able to not give a...
    Jan 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. 47yrs old in 4days and starting class
    Great! Don't feel awkward, I've had several former classmates who were in their 50s going into nursing. It's not just for the young and it's such a broad field that one can do so many things with. As...
    Jan 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. seems like the union isn't doing anything
    There is an overflow "wing" that consists of 8 beds and 2 nurses that nurses are floated to at my hospital. The nurses are expected to provide full care to telemetry patients (this is in CA),...
    Jan 12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  5. Why I am leaving my last job
    Always put your situation in a positive light and never bad mouth anyone. Use works like "it wasn't a good fit" "different communication styles" possible budget concerns for inadequate staffing....
    Dec 17, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. ER or ICU (or another specialty)?
    I didn't say anything about now wanting to care for people. I said I was bored by the specialty and the task based nature of my job. The stress and strain and demands placed on me are starting to...
    Dec 5, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I'm confused what to do, CNA or BSN-Nurse(Generic)?
    For me personally, I'd be reluctant to put money into something I wasn't sure I would like. Can you shadow a nurse? Maybe working as a CNA would be a good idea to see if you'd like the medical field...
    Dec 4, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. ER or ICU (or another specialty)?
    I am approaching my 2 year mark on a tele unit and I am so sick of it. I changed jobs and am now working strictly tele. My last job was on a step-down/ tele floor where I got to titrate drips and...
    Dec 4, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Is this the right career choice?
    90K is too much debt to take on with uncertainty of obtaining a job sufficient to pay it back, in my opinion. Be careful with taking on that much debt, you might regret it. Never go into any endeavor...
    Nov 16, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Should I do Nursing?
    I think many people who go into holistic nursing began their career in western medicine. While I think many integrative therapies are very beneficial, I also believe many western therapies are also...
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  11. When does it get better?
    When in doubt ask. I've never had an insulin drip on a 5:1 ratio. It was always 4:1 in a state that didn't technically have ratios. If you have that gut feeling, listen to it, don't brush it aside. I...
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Nurses eating their young... a different perspective
    I hear ya buckgirl80. I think some people aren't meant for acute care or maybe even nursing in general. There does need to be a filtering process. I had a coworker on a previous unit that was unsafe...
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Nurses eating their young... a different perspective
    While I admire your ability to "survive" the training you received and respect the fact that you respect your mentors, I think the notion of "sinking or swimming" should not be occurring. If someone...
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Nurses eating their young... a different perspective
    Different strokes for different folks. Though I do think some people do respond to this type of training and my even excel, not everyone does and it will cut out members of the profession that might...
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Bullying in the Workplace
    So you think a better approach might being going to the compliance officer to investigate these types of behaviors? There are some of these behaviors, particularly by physicians against nurses that I...
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Nurses, Say Thank You to Ebola Nurses, Patients, Those Speaking Out
    Thank you for having the courage to take care of people suffering from Ebola despite the risks. And for those who have been unfortunate to have contracted Ebola, I send my prayers out to you for a...
    Oct 30, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  17. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Get well soon Esme!!! My prayers are with you!
    Oct 23, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Epic Training - Pros and Cons
    I hate paper charts with a passion. I've used Epic ad other electronic systems and Epic was the best. Charting became a breeze, and we had excellent flow sheets. We documented very specifically very...
    Oct 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Resigned... then hospital wants me back???
    Take the interviews at the other hospital and see how you feel about it. Don't feel obligated to stay at a facility that is sketchy. There are plenty of them out there. I have experience working at...
    Oct 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I feel like I'm never going to get good at IVs
    Warm packs and having a good grasp on the vein will help. Also know that diabetics usually have fragile veins that blow easily (more easily than a non diabetic), so with those be careful to not tear...
    Oct 20, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. First Year of Nursing Do's and Donts
    Try to be comfortable in the learning process. Ask lots of questions and research info too. Know where to find the answers, know the policies and procedures. Keep a notebook and write things down so...
    Oct 20, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. "the 3rd degree" with report and other rude behavior
    I have to be out the door as fast as I can because employees will get in trouble for being late too much. I think anything more than one hour every pay period is really frowned upon. While I am...
    Oct 20, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. "the 3rd degree" with report and other rude behavior
    I have done this and do state everything everyone else is reporting in their report. My reports contain the essential facts that are required in any hand off. For example, I have stated that certain...
    Oct 20, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. "the 3rd degree" with report and other rude behavior
    I recently started a new job at another hospital. I've been off orientation about 3 weeks now. I had 6 shifts on the floor, plus general orientation. I'm going from computer charting to paper. And...
    Oct 19, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Butchered graduate nurse interview
    Interviews take practice to be comfortable. With more of them, you will get better. I would suggest getting as many interviews as possible, even for things you know you won't take, just for the...
    Oct 12, '14
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help


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