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  1. Happy LTC Nurse
    Congrats! Hope it is not just the "honeymoon phase" like you said.
    10:54 pm
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. if you hate nursing, what would you rather do instead?
    House cleaners in my locale charge $20/hr and the few I know claim they are having to turn away clients. I am making $24/hr. I have also thought about substitute teaching, respite care and being...
    10:24 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Charge nurses
    I think it depends on what kind of support you get from administration/nurse manager. If you find someone not doing their job and report them - what happens? Nothing?
    10:07 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. About to accept new job
    Not sure if it had anything to do with why you lost your first job but maybe get some help for your anxiety - medication, counseling ect. PRN Xanax made a world of difference for me. Also get...
    9:41 am
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. What has your workplace done to retain nurses?
    I think the cheap little "nurse gifts" are actually kind've insulting if you actually think they are a means of retaining nurses. I look more at what kind of benefits I am getting, safety of the...
    9:31 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Still on my soapbox
    I was in the urgent care last week and the lady taking my VS - I noticed that there was no title (RN, MA) on her name tag. I thought of this thread and curiousity got the best of me. I asked her "...
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. still having trouble.
    You are not the first nurse, nor will you be the last, to be let go from a nursing It varies how closely an employer will look into your background. You can always just say "not a good fit."
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Give me some hope...Is ANYONE happy being a nurse??
    A lot of the "complaining" that goes on here on AN is about the job market. The experienced nurses know it is crappy - but especially for new graduate RN's. All the while, the news media and the...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Should ICU get more pay than floor nursing?!?
    Them's the facts! In addition to LTC, some of those "low skilled" nurses in state facilities, prisons, home health, hospice, ect are making remarkably good wages/Benny's while much...
    Apr 2
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. Still on my soapbox
    http://www.nbc12.com/story/25132538/nursing-school-can-not-accept-new-students http://www.indianagazette.com/news/indiana-news/former-students-sue-ictc,19565241/ It is also the fault of "for...
    Apr 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Still on my soapbox
    Can we ask what state you are in?
    Apr 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Occurence reporting to punish other nurses
    I really have a difficult time with this because my mom raised me not to be a "tattle tail." It does seem to be most prevalent among "newer" nurses, as well as nurses who have...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Nursing Career
    We love you NOADLS
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. LTC to hospital.
    It seems there are different theories on this topic here on AN. I think it just depends on the hiring manager's opinion. Many acute care nurses and NM's look down on you if you come from a LTC,...
    Mar 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Unjustly fired for requesting proper staffing?
    He sure does! Thanks for the update. I hope your new position is working out.
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. WHY do I need a BSN?
    It depends on geographic location. In some rural areas, ADNs have no trouble getting acute care positions. In other highly desire able populated locales, even BSN's are having problems finding...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. Med Error.
    It could be that you are working in an unsafe "system." I don't see why you have to take a the blame.
    Mar 19
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  18. I'm going to a Job Fair. Thoughts??
    Is it a job fair for a hospital? Let us know how it turns out!
    Mar 19
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  19. CO salary, has it changed at all over the years?
    The last I knew it is very difficult to get a job there because the turnover of staff is very low. Maybe things have changed.
    Mar 18
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  20. Is there really a Nursing shortage, or is it just hype ?
    Wyoming. There is a "shortage" of experienced nurses. New graduates I know of have found jobs but one I am working with recently told me she was turned away from ER, OB jobs at the local hospital....
    Mar 18
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Quit or be fired?
    Sounds like they are just trying to get rid of you and looking for reasons.
    Mar 17
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Should I resign, or be suspended?
    Maybe call HR and do your own "reference check" and see what they say about you? It could be they will only give the dates that you were employed there. Is there anyone there (charge nurse or...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Having Issues with pumping at work
    http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/Employment/WorkplaceSupport/WorkplaceSupportinFederalLaw/tabid/175/Default.aspx Your CN is in the wrong. You get a "reasonable" amount of time. There is a link...
    Mar 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What are other hospitals like?
    I would try to stay for 1 year, at least. It looks better on your resume. It sounds like you have a good working environment and supportive CN. Dont take that for granted.
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. WHY do I need a BSN?
    What should then happen to ADNs who are unable ( for whatever reason) or unwilling to obtain the BSN?
    Mar 12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN


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