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  1. Overtime dependent nurses
    When I was living in Los Angeles, a lot of the nurses depended on OT just due to the outrageously high cost of living. That was no way to live and I got out of there asap. Management always asking...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    Dropped chest tube system while getting pt ready for transport. Shattered plastic everywhere and blood on floor. I was floating to a different ICU this day and everyone looked at me like what is...
    Feb 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. My Poor Legs!
    I use to wear clogs and my legs would be sore after a busy day, but now I wear running shoes and am fine. People comment that I walk fast all the time, so I think my legs are in better shape..but...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  4. Do you like your job?
    Depends on what day you ask me. I'd say in general I like nursing, I enjoy caring for patients for the most part but dislike the management and disorganization of my unit. Some of my coworkers have...
    Feb 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What would you have done? *urinary retention*
    You did everything right. I palpate the bladder and often times pt will c/o of full bladder, strong urge to void but unable..this is when we must straight cath. Check pt's fluid status as well, how...
    Feb 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Travel position to move?
    I looked at my company's website and only saw 1 med/surg float travel position posted in Portland right now. Obviously that could change, but it may be better for you to apply for permanent...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. Signed a contract for ICU, being put on IMC unit
    This thread is old, but I would quit. I've been traveling ICU for awhile and have never had this happen. That's BS. The only dishonesty I have come across is when a hospital is looking for...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  8. What are your Missed Shift company policy? How about Sick Calls?
    I get 2 sick days per contract. I do not get paid for these sick days, but the missed shift allowance is not taken out of my paycheck. This is with cross country. When I was with AMN they would...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. this is why people still think there's a nursing shortage!
    What terrible, terrible advice! Jeez. Let him learn on his own, find his own passion. Life is too short to do something you don't want to do. And can you imagine going through nursing school only...
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Am I ready for travel??
    I started traveling after 2.5 years of experience. My first travel assignment was at a well known academic hospital and I learned a lot, it was much higher acuity than I was use to. I think having...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. What age did you complete your BSN or ASN?
    BSN 23. It took me 5.5 years to graduate college b/c I goofed off the first 2.
    Feb 12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. Licensure question
    It can be a pain and quite costly. I currently have 4 licenses and am waiting on my 5th to come through but only b/c I plan to travel multiple states this year. Otherwise it's too expensive. You...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. Experience...How much is enough?
    ........
    Feb 10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  14. Lifting huge laundry bags...
    I think that's a shame. We have EVS that come empty linens and techs that clean the beds and apply new linens to the gurneys. But I'm inpatient PACU so maybe an outpatient center is different. I'd...
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. You think the "Nursing Glut" is bad now?
    Good luck with that. Hospitals won't even hire CNAs much less additional MAs, whatever that is. Why hire more people when the RN can do it all?
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. GN to NP in <1yr
    advanced nurse practioners...doctor of nursing practice...yet nursing experience doesn't matter here. Interesting.
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Absolutely ridiculous... You can keep your 4 hours
    It may be a coincidence but they were all union hospitals where I've seen this. Most other hospitals I've worked in will put you on call for the entire 12 hr shift, or if acuity is very low will...
    Feb 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. GN to NP in <1yr
    Well, obviously bedside nursing and experience are NOT important in the world of nursing anymore because anyone with a bachelors degree in anything can become a RN in 1 year, then a NP 2 years later...
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Do you need a certain personality for travel?
    I'm extremely shy and an introvert and traveling has worked out for me. I have never had a problem with the work environment, as long as you're a team player and a hard worker, they will not care. ...
    Feb 5
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. Work in pajamas!
    This reminded me of when Matt Lauer said nurses look like they come to work in their pajamas. But no, I could never work at home. I'd end up just binge eating watching TV all day. I know some...
    Feb 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Has anyone ever look down on you because you are a nurse
    Yes, my mom, in her own way of course. My parents have both mentioned something about me cleaning bed pans and laughing about it. I worked in ICU many years and I try to explain what I do and just...
    Feb 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Is Med Surg Pre-cursor for Critical Care Success?
    ICU is overrated. It's not easier than med surg it's just different.
    Jan 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Thinking about Travel Nursing
    I have seen several positions lately for endoscopy and cath lab, in CA and WA, where I'm looking for jobs. I think you would be well suited for them. I haven't worked in either areas, but I do know...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. HELP! NicuRN Moving to LA don't know which Job to take!
    Try posting in the CA forum, or the NICU forum? I have worked at Cedars in the adult world and it was so so. The pay is lower than other hospitals in the area. I've heard good things about...
    Jan 28
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Space Nursing
    Obama killed your dream. Sorry:(
    Jan 27
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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