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  1. Contacted for an interview and they changed their mind?
    So I've been a registered nurse on a med surg floor for over a year. I applied for a new job at a facility closer to my home. The requirements was 1-3 years experience. I received an email from a...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  2. GPA Question
    Hey everyone! Did anyone here get into a good Family Nurse Practitioner program with a GPA of 3.2? I received a C+ in patho/pharm my sophomore year of college and C+ in Child and Adolescent.
    Aug 11
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  3. Financial Independence And Nursing
    I mean, I guess i can see that since medical school is NOT cheap. I can't think of what else they're doing with their money but I know med school is not the cheapest thing in the world. I went to a...
    Aug 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Financial Independence And Nursing
    I think llg expressed what I mean very well. :)
    Aug 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Patient asking for your phone number? How to say no?
    I am generically "nice". I've had a lot of patients and family members ask for my phone number to call me post-care. I politely tell them "No" and depending on how inquisitive they are, I explain why.
    Aug 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    It's not like we didn't have something similar to Ebola in this country before, but we managed. There may or may not be casualties, but I think that's up to the people who are put into that situation...
    Aug 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Financial Independence And Nursing
    Are there any RNs here (or former RNs) who have been able to become financially independent or close to it after being an RN? The reason I ask is because I've been reading a lot of stories online...
    Aug 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Question: Breach of Contract
    Has anyone here ever broken their contract to work at another hospital and was still able to return to that hospital afterwards?
    Jun 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Med-Surg RN Looking to Join Mother Baby
    I've been an RN for about 8 months and counting and I've worked as Med-Surg nurse for all of them. However, I'm looking to move over to Mother baby and was wondering if my experience in Med-Surg...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Registered Nursing Applying for New Job: Resume Help
    Hey everyone! I've been a nurse for about 8-9 months and I'm looking to move from med-surg to mother baby. My question is: Should I include my clinical experience at this point? I have clinical...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  11. Someone's got to love their job.. help
    I love my job. Nursing is incredibly exciting! What I would like is to have something closer to my home with less acuity of care. From there? I'm great! :)
    Apr 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Does Preferring to Work Night Shift mean you're lazy?
    I prefer to work night shift. I prefer a little bit more seclusion to the hustle and bustle of the day shift experience. If I HAVE to work days, I would prefer for it to be weekends. I just can't...
    Jan 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. New nurses feel like quitting?
    I think about leaving the unit I'm on a lot. The reality of nursing is very different from what I expected. Bed alarms, call bells, patient's cursing me out because they didn't get a meal tray since...
    Nov 26, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. I Feel like a bad nurse. Feedback please
    Thanks guys I know I'm being hard in myself but I feel like the other nurses are doing a much better job and sometimes the doctors come down hard on me for some things. I'm usually the first...
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. I Feel like a bad nurse. Feedback please
    This is my 2nd week on my own and I feel like i'm a god awful nurse. Most days I barely have time to really read the charts for the plan of care (and I can hardly read the doctor's writing most...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Dating former patient
    It's because he was hospitalized for a depressive episode that resulted from a previous failed relationship and he "noticed" her while he was in there. Red flag! That comes off as someone looking to...
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Doctor's attitudes
    That's the thing, Ruby. I worked with my preceptor and took the class I always make sure that if I'm calling the doctor, I'm using SBAR. I don't want to just call the doctor because I know they have...
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Doctor's attitudes
    So as a new nurse, I've had a few run ins with doctors who've had really horrible attitudes towards us as nurses. Is this typical? I don't get the attitude when i call them with a question or...
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. So I Just Have To Get Creative?
    Nothin' to it but to do it. lol Even though I wrote this, I'm still dealing with anxiety but as I get more comfortable, it gets easier. Sometimes, all it takes is to put my ego aside and say, "Look,...
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. So I Just Have To Get Creative?
    That I'm learning more and more about as well and it's kind of a relief to know that I can't talk to apatient about procedure results and that it's better to let the doctor talk to them because it...
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. So I Just Have To Get Creative?
    I think you'd have to come up with your own style to walk away from a person but I've honestly tried a myriad of techniques. What works for me is to simply say, "I'll be back in a bit to check on you...
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. So I Just Have To Get Creative?
    Before working in a hospital, I had absolutely no experience with hospitals. Whenever my family member's were ill, I wasn't allowed to go with them to the hospital because they didn't want me to...
    Oct 2, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Succeed as a New Med-Surg Nurse: Part 1
    Beneficial. This is going to help me have a better idea of what to write down for discharge rounds.
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Washington Hospital Center
    I actually happen to like it. The pay is good. It's one of the highest paying for new grads in the district. I feel that the nurses work as a team, that you have resources available to YOU, that...
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: Washington DC Nursing
  25. Questions from a New Nurse
    Hey everyone! I'm a new nurse and I was wondering, if I come to work early, would it be "okay" for me to go in and assess my patients before the start of shift and before report is given? I've...
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing