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  1. Quick question
    I'm putting together a resume and I've held 2 nursing jobs in the same hospital. How do I handle this? I'm a member of float staff now, but worked in a unit before this.
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  2. What should I ask while shadowing a NICU nurse?
    Make sure that the questions you ask you know why you are asking them. The nurse you are following is just a person doing their job. They aren't evaluating your interest in the Nicu, they know you...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Is it made of acid? Fire? Cactus stickers?
    I teach my students and orientees, blood pressure before temperature. They question me, and I tell them, you'll see...they get the temp and totally get it.
    Nov 10, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Full Circle, my First Year of Nursing
    I've now been a nurse for 6 years! I come back and read this article sometimes when I'm burned out, because it takes me right back to that time. I've left the NICU, because, get ready for...
    Nov 9, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Have you ever witnessed a Miracle?
    I have and miracles are what keep me going sometimes.My patient for the day was a 3 week old former 24 weeker with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). He was septic as well. He may have weighed 2...
    Mar 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What's up with veteran nurses hating on new grads?
    I don't have a problem with all new grads. I was once a new grad too, a new grad who absorbed everything like a sponge, who didn't tell the veteran nurses that what they were doing was wrong, who...
    Jan 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What do you think constitutes  insubordination?
    There was a PCA on my old unit like this. I worked in a level III NICU. Once I had a surgeon call and tell me he was on his way up to do a rectal dilation on a patient in 10 minutes and to gather...
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Does anyone take Topamax for migraines?
    I was on it for migraines. It stopped the migraines, but I had to go off of it. My side effects were that I felt like I was starving all the time, numb/tingling hands and feet, mental dullness, and...
    Dec 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Johnson & Johnson commercials
    I am pretty jaded when it comes to the negative politics and crap at work, but I love the reason I went into nursing. I love seeing those cheesy commercials, because they go through the hard walls...
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. liability insurance and nurse organizations
    NSO is who I use and recommend. I've read on here of nurses needing their services and they have always come through. As for associations, what is your specialty?
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Magnet Designation
    I truly believe Magnet is a way administration can pat themselves on the back for a job well done. The patients can't even tell the difference between, housekeeping, nursing, respiratory, even...
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Staff Satisfaction / Turnover
    Our facility was nominated for the best workplace for working mothers award. The survey for that came the week before my employee (dis)satisfaction survey. I had no idea and was leaving anyway so I...
    Dec 5, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Staff Satisfaction / Turnover
    Call me evil but when faced with those questions on a survey I looked to the most brown nosing, administration favorite, know it all, in your face, smug nurse on the unit and matched my demographics...
    Dec 5, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Probably gonna get fired my first week...
    I don't understand why they came to urgent care if they already had themselves diagnosed and knew what they needed before they got there. They could have better spent their time online at a Canadian...
    Dec 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What's your nursing kryptonite?
    Feces.
    Dec 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Magnet Designation
    They will say that all the women who were forced back into the nursing field to support their families are now able to become stay at home moms again. They will say that the older ones were able to...
    Dec 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I love it ALL
    Peds is where it's at! I love kids. I worked in a NICU for years and loved it, but I decided to stretch my wings and am working general peds now. I, like you have a knack for kids. I don't...
    Dec 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Magnet Designation
    My facility is pursuing magnet status right now. The magnet committee is all rainbows and unicorn poop, they are so far removed from bedside nursing and the lack of satisfaction it's pathetic. We...
    Dec 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Defining nursing with a single word...
    Tiring
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Heartbroken. Ball was dropped BIG TIME. Advice?
    I'm sorry for your loss. I hope you can get your questions answered and find some peace.
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. popping and squeezing boils
    Ewww. What if pus shot out, eww, yucko, gross. I've never been tempted to pop a nasty pus filled anything.
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Kangaroo Care
    We use the Infant Star 950.
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Issues with Mgmt (Long Rant)
    I get what you're saying, but look at it from her point. She may sense your personality conflict and every time she talks to you, she feels like you argue with her. The bottom line is that she's...
    Nov 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. hopeful future NICU nurse
    It sounds like you are on the right track. Good luck to you!
    Nov 17, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Poor nursing management
    I left. I am still at the same hospital, just a different unit. I talked to a lot of nurses who floated to our unit to see where nurses were happiest and how they felt about their unit. I found...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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