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  1. New Grad Nurse, already feeling the burn
    First, take a deep breath. Try to be calm and assess your situation objectively in a problem solving way. You sound flustered in your post. Take the things that are bothering you one at a time and...
    Mar 26
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Applying for jobs while in last semester of nursing school?
    I can't tell you about Colorado specifically, but I can tell you that applying before you graduate is a must. I started applying in October and graduated the following December. I had two job offers...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  3. 3/6 months... quitting the job...
    I work in a ghetto hospital. I have some experience with what you mean. I am sorry you are going through this. It sucks, doesn't it? I would suggest going to your PCP or your employer's...
    Mar 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. I feel like ****...
    If I were you, I wouldn't focus as much on making friends in nursing school. Nursing students are stressed to the max and making new friendships puts even more strain on them. Most revert to keeping...
    Mar 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Going out of my mind
    Breathe in. Breathe out. You got this. This situation is temporary. Soon, you will be rocking your shiny new BSN and using it to get a shiny new job that sucks much less. You can do it.
    Feb 20
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  6. People being spiteful about grades?
    Yay! Keep up the good work! I used to be super shy and wouldn't stand up for myself at all. Nursing has really helped me get past that. It's easier to build assertiveness at first when you're...
    Feb 20
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  7. Accepted Job offer this AM. Same afternoon contacted by another hospital. What to do?
    I'd go on the interview. It won't hurt anything. Even if the big hospital offers you a job, you will most likely be in your introductory period when it doesn't matter if you leave.
    Feb 20
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  8. Nursing Hunger Games
    Lol! It was like that on my old Med/Surg unit. The first to arrive got the good computers, flushes, pill splitters, could argue her assignment, etc. The nurse who won the day's game was the one who...
    Feb 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Getting "points back" on a test
    I wouldn't worry so much about other people's grades. If you feel your instructor is treating you unfairly, speak to her about it. Otherwise, it sounds like you are begrudging the other students'...
    Feb 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. People being spiteful about grades?
    It is time for you to start developing assertiveness. If you can't say no to a friend who asks your grade, you are not going to be able to stand up to docs to advocate for your patients. Do NOT look...
    Feb 20
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  11. Nursing school stress
    It was stressful and hard for me because it was completely different from any other learning environment I had ever been in. I had been taught to regurgitate facts for mumble-mumble years, not how to...
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. hand written class notes vs typed
    I think this is an interesting point of view, but it leaves out other learning styles. It doesn't really matter how I take notes, I don't learn squat! I have to DO something with the information,...
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Fired for refusing??
    You know, if you quit feeding them, they stop coming back.
    Feb 16
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  14. Rotating Shifts:  Surviving and Thriving
    Thanks, Ruby! I am starting back on nights, and I haven't been looking forward to it. I am going to take your first three tips to heart! The last time I worked nights, I let people wake me up and...
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. forced to come in on days off?
    The only thing I can think of is that you have a bad case of doormatitis. I think it is time to inject some discipline into this situation. The people who are refusing to come in should be written up...
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. How to deal with negative nurses.
    I generally ignore negative report. It usually says more about the nurse than the patient. Just be professional. When the reporting nurse starts to rant, do some therapeutic communication and...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Bedside Shift Report
    Depends on what it is. I usually just ask them about it while they're with me. If it's a late daily medication, then I usually do it myself. A lot of the time it's something that just hasn't been...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. darn bed alarms
    I like it! It helps students learn how to network and get a toe in to actual patient issues, while helping out the floor. Two birds, one stone. Excellent!
    Feb 14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. 3.5 years post school and finally got a hospital job! Don't give up!!!
    Congratulations!!
    Feb 13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  20. HELP I NEED ADVICE
    Chill out. You are making yourself crazy. Try to relax. Take a few deep breaths, tamp down on the emotionalism, and try to be objective. You are making the eruption of Mount Vesuvius out of a...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. darn bed alarms
    Just do what you can. You can't keep people from falling. If you want to prevent fall-related injuries, you have to make the surface they're falling on softer. That's the best you can do. I...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  22. Bedside Shift Report
    I like it in ICU, tolerated it in Med-Surg. Caveats being when I follow a crappy nurse who wants to do her dressing/line/tubing changes at shift report. (Big, fat NO! You can finish after report, I...
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Disabled & Hating it
    My mother struggled with disability in the last few years of her life and I know it is a hard, hard way to live. Make sure you use your circle of resources to the best of your ability. If you can get...
    Feb 11
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  24. Nurses Floating Within the Hospital
    Y'all make it sound fantastic! I hate getting stuck in a rut. I think I will start looking into floating.
    Feb 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Too much snow! Getting to work late again.
    OMG! I just moved from North Carolina to Michigan. I think I am going to model my own driving after this. After I trade in my Mini Cooper. I got stuck in 3 inches of snow trying to turn in my...
    Feb 11
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series


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