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  1. What to expect as a RN Nurse Supervisor role with no nursing exp.?
    My advice? RUN.
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Why Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    I have been a nurse 10 years and I remember being new and being in tears trying to give report to ICU. This nurse KNEW I was new and was hell bent on tearing me down. I made a vow to never treat...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. LPNs Fight Efforts To Phase Them Out
    I have worked at many hospitals over the years and NONE of them hire LPNS. Nowadays, even being an RN is not enough.In my area most hospitals will only hire BSN. But LPN's are still utilized a lot...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. Only hiring new grads that are "cream of the crop"?
    Book smart doesn't always translate well into the reality of the working world. I have a friend who has a PHD in nursing and is the world's biggest twit. Just sayin'
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Why Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    Because it is a profession comprised primarily of women and women can be vicious, catty, jealous beotches. Not only that, but you are taking women of all ages and throwing them together. I have...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What to expect as a RN Nurse Supervisor role with no nursing exp.?
    I would turn it down, as you are not qualified for it. I am rather curious as to why you would be offered a position like that with no experience in the first place. Not trying to sound harsh but I...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I think I just ended someone's career
    I don't feel sorry for the junkie lpn who endangered her patients. She had a choice. She made the choice to get wasted at work. I hope she never gets her license back. And anyone who feels sorry for...
    Nov 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Staffing Ratios Condemn Patients To Inferior Care
    While I agree with you that it is a management issue ...it is easier said than done. Especially in a very large, very busy ER with maybe one charge nurse. I see it all the time. Nurses will come up...
    Aug 23, '10
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. Staffing Ratios Condemn Patients To Inferior Care
    I am not a total fan of staffing ratios. At least not in the ER. In my experience...in order to adhere to ratio, pts waiting to be seen are sitting in waiting room for hours. And inside the nurses...
    Aug 23, '10
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. "Accurate" Charting of Profanity
    I quote them warmly and accurately.
    May 30, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Where Is The Worst place to work in Florida?
    I would also say " Don't believe the hype" about Baptist...
    Apr 21, '10
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  12. New Travelers Get Taken Advantage Of...
    Where in Florida? I was getting $35 an hour plus stipend in South Florida for ER
    Feb 22, '10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. Health Insurance and Traveling
    IN my experience the insurance pretty much sucks. High copay, high deductible, high coinsurance, usually HMO. That's even if they offer major medical. And half the time its some weird company that no...
    Feb 6, '10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  14. Required Nurse To Patient Ratios May Or May Not  Improve Care
    I always wondered how mandated ratios can work. Then I worked in an ER that had them. They just keep everyone in the waiting room. It's nice to be the nurse or the patient on the inside but sucks to...
    Jan 29, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. St. Vincent's, Last Catholic Hospital In Manhattan NYC May Close
    I worked there until recently, when I relocated to Florida with my fiance. Sad, very sad.
    Jan 29, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Reputation of a travel company
    Agreed. I am only with them because I need to work in South Florida and they are the only agency who got me a job
    Jan 28, '10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  17. Vastus Lateralis
    I got in trouble for doing that to a drunk pt who kicked me in the stomach .(security wasn't holding her down well enough) Charge nurse scolded me for not using sterile technique. Give me an effin...
    Jan 22, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Vastus Lateralis
    I usually do it for kids. Its harder for them to get away from me and the muscle pops out quite nicely.
    Jan 22, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Reputation of a travel company
    True dat. I was told they provide rental cars, license reimbursement and certification reimbursement. Guess what? None of that happened. I was also charged a move-in fee and upgrade fee when they...
    Jan 22, '10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. Reputation of a travel company
    Don't expect fancy apartment overlooking the ocean. They will only put you in extended stay for first contract. They put me in one near the airport in one of the worst parts of Miami and charged me a...
    Jan 22, '10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  21. Reputation of a travel company
    I work for Nightingale. They are VERY cheap. Will only put you in crappy extended stay for first contract. Those are usually near airport and not in good area. If you take the stipend its only $1200...
    Jan 22, '10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  22. is $27/hr in NYC ER really a normal pay?
    You are getting paid less because the housing is so expensive. So that sounds about right. A decent 1 bedroom NYC apt in doorman building goes for about $2500 or more. I was making almost $45 an hour...
    Jan 22, '10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  23. 'Ignored' patient sues Las Vegas hospitals
    Dilaudid? Dilaudid for the flu? Really?
    Jan 13, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. 'Ignored' patient sues Las Vegas hospitals
    Aren't you the naive one? In my experience the loudest, whiniest pts are usually the least sick. Yet a man will sit quietly in the waiting room with a pulse ox of 70%. Squeaky wheel doesn't always...
    Jan 13, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. 'Ignored' patient sues Las Vegas hospitals
    Did she say she was pregnant? Every other pt in the ER comes in complaining of severe abdominal pain. Usually if they are pregnant and over 20 weeks and not crowing or anything they go right up to L...
    Jan 13, '10
    Forum: Nursing News


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