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  1. New Grads, Bitterness, and Maybe A Real "Nursing Shortage."
    If you graduated a year ago then you cannot apply to new grad programs, but they don't exist anymore anyway. The problem is that there are tons of jobs for RN in hospitals but no one will train you....
    Apr 1
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  2. Do comfort care patients get oxygen?
    I definitely think O2 is a comfort measure. I would always leave the O2 at least 3L but some Docs don't think that way. So you have to follow Doc's orders no?
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. Think Before You Speak: The Last Words Your Patient May Hear
    Yes. I have also noticed that early on in nursing. I have always been sort of attracted to this particular instance. I was very puzzled in my very first rotation by this young guy who fell from a...
    Mar 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Did anyone judge you for being a male nurse?
    Not really. I never felt any kind of discrimination. I am older and I do pretty well with the public. I always thought I'll have problems with self image issues but to my surprise the opposite...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  5. People really need to stop coming into nursing
    Passing the NCLEX only means that you are good at one thing: passing the NCLEX. That would be cruel
    Feb 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. People really need to stop coming into nursing
    There is a perceived notion that ounce you become a nurse you have a guaranteed job. Young people flock to nursing school because they feel it is a safe bet. Although for the moment this is no longer...
    Feb 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. To RNs, what are your thoughts about the mandated nurse-patient ratio?
    What kind of leadership class is that? Real nursing leadership should be trying to teach you guys to be pro nurses and not pro corporation. I think your teacher drank the cool aid. As one of the...
    Jan 18
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. To RNs, what are your thoughts about the mandated nurse-patient ratio?
    Well said.
    Jan 18
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. Help me.. Nclex 6th time..
    You really need to re think your entire strategy for this test. Obviously whatever you're doing is not working. Stop. I think you need to do a little soul searching, meditation and re think the test....
    Dec 24, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. Failed nclex rn with 85 questions.
    Sorry. It is really a bummer to fail this test. If you didn't pass however it is a sign that you need to completely change your strategy. The NCLEX is funny. It seems people fall into categories....
    Dec 23, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. No Patient To Staff Ratio In State of Indiana
    I just love that.
    Nov 30, '14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. Why Wages Are Stagnant
    I think the home care wages are going up. The sector is exploding (at least here in CA) and they are always hiring and can't find enough nurses.
    Nov 30, '14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. MEN, dont come into nursing
    When I first graduated in 2010 and could not find any jobs I was very bitter. I absolutely thought it was the worst decision I've ever made. It was unbelievable that I could not get any jobs. I have...
    Nov 30, '14
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  14. Nurses who can't find work.
    It's hard not to dwell in negativity after so much money and energy were spent in becoming an RN. Part of that is due to the false expectation that there would be a pot of gold at the end. This is...
    Nov 30, '14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  15. Quitting after 2 weeks
    I have had a similar experience in a SNF/LTC, place. Too many residents not enough staff and impossible task to fill. I was hired on call and supposed to fill 3 very different units and 3 different...
    Apr 15, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Is this risking my license?
    Yes I do think you are jeopardizing your licence. So many of these SNF are unsafe, understaffed and overcrowded and the owners, administrators want RN's to be responsible for everything even things...
    Mar 31, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Epic Super user
    I'm interested in becoming a Epic trainer. I have previous experience with computers and am a RN with some experience. How can I go about becoming an consultant in California.
    Mar 10, '14
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  18. Nursing school when there is no true RN shortage?
    I'm to the point where enjoy my life is really a priority and the pay in nursing is not even that great when you look at the sacrifice you have to endure. As you said there are good places but they...
    Feb 28, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Nursing school when there is no true RN shortage?
    99% of the time nursing is tedious, boring, impossible tasks to be done in impossible short time, long long hours standing, walking, patient abusing you, management abusing is really, really...
    Feb 28, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Nursing sucks
    I love the "accept it as it is" this is what all CEO's of these sick factory hospitals want to hear. yes accept it as it is and let us suck you bones out...
    Feb 15, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Sutter Modesto
    I know so many nurses that are living Sutter, other older ones can't leave due to seniority and just have to stay. I don't know about Modesto but so many other Sutter hospitals are having severe...
    Feb 5, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. I'm so nervous!
    Don't use caffeine, maybe one cup of coffee before you start the shift. My secret is keep eating well throughout the night and drinking water plenty of it. My main problem is not staying up all night...
    Feb 5, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Why do hospitals hire travellers?
    The reason why hospitals are increasingly hiring travelers is most likely management issues. Being nurses the hospitals biggest expense travelers offer complete control over reducing staff expenses...
    Feb 2, '14
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. Any new grads get an "acute care" job with no paid clinical/ work experience?
    The reality is that there are no formulas. Some students get jobs right away and others don't. The nursing environment right now is not conducive to preparing new nurses, they actually starting to...
    Jan 31, '14
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  25. Nursing Jobs in NYC
    Read this article again and change NYC to California and you have two great acurate articles instead of one.
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student