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  1. Are Nursing Programs harder to get into?
    Unless applications are being processed by robots, they will likely take the demanding nature of the courseload in to account. In my own program (albeit lo these many years ago!) we got extra...
    Sep 17, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. What color are your scrubs?
    It was Navy for RNs at my last job (but also Navy for CNAs/techs) and each of the allied departments theoretically had a different color as well. But some departments got fussy about their one color...
    Sep 17, '14
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  3. What are you most vigilant about?
    Making sure anybody who is there for psych is undressed and gowned with their stuff given to security and security aware of their presence. We had a reeeeal bad elopement situation with a violent...
    Sep 17, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. My experience as a NS and CNA
    I worked as a tech during nursing school and I empathize with your feelings of frustration and exhaustion. It *is* back-breaking work, and it's poorly paid. That said- I think you should either...
    Sep 17, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Should high absenteeism be cause to be fired?
    It's rough to fire someone who is in personal difficulties. At the same time, it's bad for morale and patient care to have someone who regularly calls in. While most of us are willing to pull...
    Sep 17, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    Am I the only person here who has only worked on units where the most scandalous thing anybody got up to at work was playing Candy Crush on their phone during a lull in the shift? No? Just me?...
    Sep 16, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Opinion regarding WGU
    I am a serious procrastinator and haven't raced through the program by any means. I often go for days or even weeks without doing any schoolwork. I've also gotten engaged, planned and executed a...
    Sep 16, '14
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  8. 8 months in and suddenly can't start an IV!
    This is almost certainly the root of the "problem". It's a skill that takes a combination of finesse, focus, and confidence, and a blow to your confidence can make it seem suddenly impossible. But...
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. ED specific supply costs
    In our department we use the sticky disposable probes, charged to the patient, on anyone who needs continuous O2 monitoring (less likely to come off than the reusable ones) and staff carry pocket O2...
    Sep 14, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Relocating to Ft Campbell--job prospects??
    Skyline Medical Center is pursuing level II trauma designation. It's about a 45 minute drive from Clarksville, but a significant portion of the staff is from Clarksville or even KY and it's...
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  11. We don't need your kind here
    Agree with you on most points, but please remember: BSN-prepared nurses are not "higher-licensed" and ADN and diploma-prepared nurses are not "lower-licensed". And RN is an RN and a would-be magnet...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What is the "best" stethoscope for the ED?
    Another vote for ultra scopes. Back when I was a student, I borrowed one from an instructor and suddenly had that "oh THAT'S what we're listening for" moment. I told my mom, an ED physician, about...
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Poop Free Nursing Jobs in the Hospital?
    This. I was surprised to have gotten so far in the thread before seeing this suggestion. I have a lot of sympathy for the OP; poop doesn't bother me but phlegm and the smell of flaky/greasy skin...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Tech vs. RN
    This! A million times. It's one thing to recognize that at any given moment you have different legal rights and responsibilities, but another to assume that that completely defines your relative...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. 2013 Nashville Area New Grad Pay
    His reported shift diffs are inaccurate so it's likely the pay rates are too.
    Jun 1, '13
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  16. will hospitals hire with 6 months CCU experience?
    They may, and some new grads do change jobs within their first year. But if you've already found one job in the specialty you're interested in, it would be smart to hold it for at least a year. ...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  17. Nursing Program for Low GPA
    This. It's possible to rescue your GPA and change fields to nursing after a lackluster performance in a previous area of study, and I know multiple nurses, including myself, who have done so. But in...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.
    "My right foot hurts really bad." "Did you injure it?" "No." "How long has it been hurting?" "Pretty much my entire life." Sigh.
    May 31, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Shoes for a new student
    I've tried various nurse-specific brands of shoes, and my best luck has been with plain old running shoes, the kind of thing designed to take a beating on the pavement and protect your knees. If you...
    May 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  20. Disgusted with nursing career
    Whoa, what? I'm sorry you don't like your job but if you aren't advocating for your patients and reporting *witnessed abuse*, maybe nursing isn't the right career for you! That it bums you out should...
    May 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Per Diem Nurses?
    As a new grad in Florida a few years ago, that's what I would have started at in the hospital setting if I hadn't moved out of state. I've had a few hospital jobs throughout the southeast and the pay...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. From the floor to the ER
    I spent several years on med-surg before switching to the ER. The biggest transition by far was breaking the habit of doing full head-to-toe assessments in favor of focused assessments. It felt like...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Triage-How is it done in your ER?
    Until recently, esi. Now we do straight back and triage in the room, and the triage nurse is not allowed to stay and help. So basically the triage nurse is a greeter until all the rooms are full....
    Mar 16, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. State surveyor in LTC
    Is putting a paper barrier down before priming IV tubing considered best practice where you work? I've never heard of or seen it done, and I can't imagine a rationale for it. If you didn't do...
    Mar 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Bachelor of Science with Major in Nursing versus BSN?!
    I don't think this is a distinction that any hiring manager anywhere is going to care about. That said do be sure to check the accreditation of the program. Make sure it is accredited and that the...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN

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