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  1. Confidence in your RN skills
    Wow, this sounds a lot like me! I have been a nurse for 4.5 years, and had 2 staff positions that were for 6 months each. Otherwise, I have been on travel assignments or float pool. I do often...
    Jun 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Do you think acute care nursing is becoming less safe?
    I agree. Nurse to patient ratios are getting higher, resources are being taken away, and responsibilities are getting more and more. At a hospital I work at, you can start out with 7 tele patients...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. PRN Evenings - what to expect?
    I am a med surg nurse who was just offered a PRN evening/weekend hospice job. I have not worked hospice before so I just was wondering what to expect. I think I understand that each client is...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. American Traveler
    I worked with them and I will say that I was able to negotiate a higher pay by a bit, so maybe the other nurses negotiated better than you?
    Jan 4
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. 1st travel assignment
    I also have been a traveler in Florida for a few years. On my first assignment I felt like I was being abused and I spoke up to the charge nurse, who looked at me like I was nuts - "this is the norm...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. New Grad Question
    I agree with the previous posters that I was not asked for my grades or GPA. They just want to see that nursing license. I don't know where you are from but it may just be hard to start in Peds,...
    Dec 13, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. How detrimental do you think this is?
    I am a job hopper, I get bored easily at work and I would be looking for a new place to go after 6-8 months even if it was a great unit. I started doing travel nursing and now I do float pool for a...
    Dec 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Is this common with teaching hospitals?
    I have worked at teaching and non teaching hospitals. My questions is which is worse: Being talked about like that (which isnt right, but hey, at least you know they know what's going on with you) or...
    Nov 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. report from a sloppy nurse
    Does your institution do any sort of bedside report? It's usually unliked by many, but it sounds like it could help with this person. Maybe before she leaves, you could say "let's go meet the...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. if you could do it over again....
    the hospital system I work for does offer paid for CNA training, as long as you commit to work there for 6 months. I don't regret becoming a nurse. It's not easy but I love it. And also, I work...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Good Nursing Shoes
    I've learned it's too hard to make a general recommendation for shoes. I worked 6 years in healthcare and tried all the shoes people swear by, including certain athletic shoes, danskos, etc.etc. I...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. Does a Sitter need a license or certification to work in a hospital?
    they usually don't have certs which is why most of them aren't supposed to even touch a patient, just observe and call for help...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Phasing out noc shift differential in acute care?
    I have heard about it happening, but haven't experienced it. I prefer night shift workload but I would not stay if the diff went away!
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Bedside Reporting- your thoughts
    i find that report goes a lot quicker. because the off going nurse does not want to talk forever about the patient in front of them. i can visualize the patient, i meet them up front so then i...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Sorry but I need to get this off of my chest... can anyone relate??
    how long have you been a nurse? it just sounds like the honeymoon is over. my nursing school did a research project about nurses one year after graduation. they said from 6-12 months after you...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Any Leads on Travel Companies Hiring for South Florida?
    I don't know how south you want to go, but if you just search seasonal nursing jobs on indeed you can get a ton of hospitals that even hire their own nurses for season. I don't know about the...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  17. How is the night shift for a new nurse?
    Night shift is good for a new nurse. It can be slower and give you more opportunity to learn. Less family members, ancillary services, doctors, PT, roaming around changing things and giving orders....
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Is nursing really that bad of a career choice?
    I like my job, it's not a horrible career choice if it's what you want to do! This site is full of people who are bitter, burnt out, etc, but not all nursing is like that. I even work in Florida...
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Just started Med/Surg but something else came up.  Move?
    I agree with the previous poster... apply for the job, interview, if you get an offer then resign. But don't quit just because you are applying.
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. New Grad already bored with Rehab
    I worked in rehab as a nurse intern for a couple of years, so I know exactly what kind of setting you are talking about. While it can be nice, I would venture to say it's not for me, either. You...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Telephone Order or Not??
    Sometimes if nurses "know" a doctor they might order some stuff without calling. "Oh, I know Dr. xyz, he would want me to just put in a UA." Or maybe sometime in the past the doc has said, "If this...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Being a shy nurse
    I'm pretty quiet but I didn't have a problem talking to patients or families. I have been a nurse for 3.5 years and was a tech for 5 years before that, and I still dislike confrontation and...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Rural nurses... Advice please. Why am I paying for my BSN (maybe a rant)
    It is becoming a requirement by some accrediting agencies, especially Magnet, that a certain percentage of nurses have their BSN by 2020. That is why you are seeing it as a requirement anymore. Our...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Hospital RNs - how do you organize your shift?
    I like to get report in a timely manner. If we do bedside report, then I will get to meet each patient briefly. If we don't do bedside report, then I like to run by each room, lay eyes on the...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Working outside my scope of practice?
    I would take it on a case by case basis, and if you feel like the acuity is too high, you are expected to do interventions you aren't properly trained on, etc. then notify the charge nurse that this...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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