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  1. Near miss, should I be blamed?
    First of all, thanks to everyone for your encouragement and support. I wanted to update you with the latest developments, and you may be surprised. But, before I get into any of that, the good news...
    Apr 17, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Near miss, should I be blamed?
    This week I got in trouble for a near miss. Well... myself, the secretary, the PCA, and the nurse I took report from. We were all written up for it, but I was told that it was primarily my fault....
    Apr 15, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Miami vs West Palm Beach
    Palm Beach Community College also has an RN program that you could look into if you decide to move there. http://www.pbcc.edu/programs/programsheet.asp?id=73 Palm Beach county is an ok place...
    Apr 4, '06
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  4. Socal RN thinking of moving to South FLo
    The cost of living in South FL is not as high as it is in SoCal but it is still high if you consider that nurses earn far less in Florida than they do in California. There are hospitals in south...
    Apr 4, '06
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  5. First Med error and plain old frustration
    I think its great that you acknowledged your mistake and immediately took action to protect the patient. Your colleagues are correct that human error is always a possibility and we can never be too...
    Apr 2, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. "open-heart" soon to become obsolete?
    Have any of you read this article? http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060402/ap_on_he_me/easier_heart_valves;_ylt=AqI7syPKaTOQMcJmO59uR7Ws0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3czJjNGZoBHNlYwM3NTE-
    Apr 2, '06
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  7. Work in exchange for tuition reimbursement
    I took a scholarship like this and its actually not that bad. You just have to make sure you understand the language in the contract. If you don't, its worth your while to pay an attorney a small fee...
    Apr 1, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. labeling stethoscopes
    When you buy a Littman, there is a little form that comes in the box that you can fill out and send away to the 3M company for them to engrave your name and it costs about $7. If you can get the...
    Apr 1, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Developing Speed
    I just want to add that speed should not be a top priority for a new nurse. I believe in taking the needed to develop your own pattern of efficiency as you gain experience rather than to try to get...
    Apr 1, '06
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  10. Older guys like me, how did you get started?
    If you haven't yet maxed out your financial aid entitlement apply for as much free money as you can get from the feds, the state, and scholarships before you take out any student loans. Don't take...
    Apr 1, '06
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  11. Job interview jitters
    Even if you have multiple piercings, lose the earings. One pair of them should be ok but anything more will look gaudy. Go light on the makeup and perfume. According to Careerbuilder.com, too much of...
    Mar 27, '06
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. IV push ativan...please help this student!:)
    I do not put NS into the vials. Ativan is viscous but you can still easily aspirate all the contents out with a blunt needle. I never push air into the tubex because its too easy to blow all the...
    Mar 27, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Protecting your license
    You also have to be careful of the assignments that you are given and know when to refuse, especially as a new and inexperienced nurse. If something goes seriously wrong and the patient is harmed...
    Mar 27, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. New Nurse with Preceptor Issues
    That woman is not only rude and unprofessional but evidently a mental case as well. Maybe she's just jealous of you. I would quietly look for another job then put in my notice. There are too many...
    Mar 27, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Nurses week Cheap gifts from admin.
    Last year they gave out scrub shirts with the nurses' week logo and slogan on it. Considering the pitiful and pathetic gifts I've heard were given out to the nurses here in previous years I very...
    Mar 27, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. 7p-7a question
    Just about everything that is done on the day shift is also done at nights. Just because the patients are supposed to be in bed doesn't necessarily mean all of them are sleeping or even that they're...
    Mar 27, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Womens interest in male nurses
    The "downside" of being too kind, too close, too caring (if there's really such a thing).... Well, I believe that for men in nursing, these things can have different implications than they do for...
    Mar 25, '06
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  18. Womens interest in male nurses
    I would say it all depends on one's interpretation of words such as 'caring', 'compassionate', 'sensitive', etc. as often applied to nurses in general. People who are staunchly into gender politics...
    Mar 18, '06
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  19. Nurse dates doctor openly at work.
    Not a great idea, at least not for this nurse--- if she values her reputation (but, apparently she does not if she's openly flaunting her affair with a married man). The odds are that this romance...
    Mar 18, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. NE1 have any info on broward community college nursing program?
    I have three friends in Florida who graduated from BCCs nursing program on the central campus last year and I've heard from them about how tough that school is. I recently asked one of them about the...
    Mar 16, '06
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  21. white uniforms vs. colored/printed
    We got new uniform standards back in January. Prints, themes, and bright colors are all out. Our CEO says they look unprofessional and makes the nursing units look like a circus. The scrubs must be...
    Feb 17, '06
    Forum: Nurse Staff Development
  22. Internet Porn at work-need advice
    Maybe its because my own kids are so young, I fear for them every time I hear about these child rapists and child pornographers being busted (which seems to be very often nowadays). Makes me sick to...
    Feb 11, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. ASA's response to Grey's Anatomy
    Jiffygriff, you're a riot!!! lol.
    Feb 9, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  24. nclex dazed, need help
    What you mean when you said you recently passed the local nursing board? And if you recently passed it why are you planning to take it again? Are you by any chance outside the US? The NCLEX is what...
    Feb 9, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Doctors who dont listen or dont care
    Seriously, I fear for some of these physicians, the ones who refuse to give up the 19th century thinking that healthcare revolves around them and their title. I'm never disrespectful to any of...
    Feb 9, '06
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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