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  1. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    A year and a half 2 units PICU and Orthopedic (primarily trauma and spines) Sent from my iPhone using allnurses
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. First night shift this week...
    Bring lots of water and healthy snacks! Welcome to the dark side :) Sent from my iPhone using allnurses
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Will I be job hopping?
    Thanks so much! I think I'm on the right track too :) Sent from my iPhone using allnurses
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Will I be job hopping?
    Thank you, that's good advice. I do like my current floor and don't think I give off a vibe just doing time. Sometimes things can happen unintentionally though! Sent from my iPhone using...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Will I be job hopping?
    A question for everyone. Well, some background first. I graduated in December 2012 with my ADN. I started in the PICU in February 2013. It ended up being a poor fit for me and I was let go in May. I...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Anyone work 3 12's a week?
    Thanks for the replies, can't wait to find out what my options will be :) Sent from my iPhone using allnurses
    Jun 28
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Anyone work 3 12's a week?
    Hello OR nurses, As my title states, I'm curious as to how many of you do 3 12's a week. At my facility, most of the OR nurses work dayshift Monday-Friday. I know every facility is different, just...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Days vs. Nights & Nursing school
    As much as I like night shift, in your situation I'd probably stick to days. It will keep everything more consistent. School will be demanding and getting enough sleep will be important, especially...
    Jun 22
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. working full time during nursing school?
    I did it, but my manager was very understanding and flexible with my hours. She let me work longer days and weekends so I could have time off during the week for school. It's absolutely doable. ...
    Jun 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. RN's what was your occupation while in nursing school?
    I was a pharmacy tech during nursing school. Sent from my iPhone using allnurses
    Jun 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. NCLEX- What to wear?
    Sounds ridiculous but I wore a sweater dress with leggings and nice boots. I also did my hair and makeup. I swear it gave me more confidence to walk in there and destroy all that is NCLEX. For what...
    May 30
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. Your first experience with a dead person
    I had an elderly man on hospice care pass away on my shift. He fractured his femur and then developed pneumonia. I hadn't been off of orientation for very long. There were elements of this...
    May 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Who's for banning rotating shifts?
    We do rotating shifts and it can be tough when you have to switch. We have percentages to meet every time block (6 weeks) and therefore don't have the option to work a few weeks of days and then a...
    May 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Should I beome a RN?
    I probably wouldn't go into nursing if you want a slow to moderately paced career. Even when I'm not moving fast, I'm always thinking fast...what this patient could need, has this person done a, b,...
    May 6
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. New to the 12 hour night shift
    All of the above tips are great. Welcome to the dark side! Sent from my iPhone using allnurses
    May 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Noro-virus Blues
    This is almost exactly how I felt when I had the norovirus (or as my family calls it, the devil virus). I clearly remember telling my husband through tears that I was dying. I've never felt more...
    May 5
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. Is your spouse supportive of your nursing career?
    My husband is supportive. He was supportive of me finishing my ASN, even when we unexpectedly got pregnant with our son, had no money, and he was in school himself. He's supportive of me as I...
    Apr 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What age of patient's are the most difficult for you?
    Dementia patients are difficult but I always take some comfort in knowing that they aren't really in control of what they're saying or doing. Downright nasty or manipulative people are the ones I...
    Apr 23
    Forum: Patient Education
  19. New ADN Grads
    It depends on the hospital. I work at a large teaching hospital, level I trauma center, magnet status, etc. and I got a job there as an ADN grad. A few of my classmates did as well, but we all had...
    Apr 19
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. What setting is best for a new nurse grad?
    Wherever you go, have an open mind. Try and find a place that is supportive of new grads. And realize that you may end up doing something completely different than what you envision yourself doing. I...
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Would you deliver your baby at your place of employment?
    I did with my first and will do it again whenever I have #2. I don't work in OB though. If I did, my decision would probably be different. Not because I don't love my hospital, but because I...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Nurses who are mothers to small children.
    I don't see my 2 year old at all the days I work. It is hard and if I work 2 or 3 12's in a row it can get downright depressing. But I schedule myself so I am off every Tuesday and Thursday (or am...
    Apr 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Jobs while in nursing school
    I was a pharmacy tech while I was in school at the hospital I wanted to work in when I finished-definitely gave me an "in" as I was indeed hired as a nurse upon graduation!
    Apr 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Are you good at charting in "real time?"
    It depends. When I was on orientation and working days, I got down a great routine and would do all my assessments, document them in the room, then pass all of my meds. When I was off orientation and...
    Mar 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. WHat's your plan after RN BSN?
    I don't know yet. Not sure if I want to be an NP or be in leadership. Time will tell.
    Mar 4
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN


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