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  1. Death of a Dream
    I became an RN at age 45. I was in accounting before that. There were ladies in my group who were in their mid 50s. You have a long way to go before it's "too late".
    May 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Will USA need more nurses on year 2020? Any idea? Pls help. Nursing student here from FEU.
    We don't need any more foreign nurses to come over and take American jobs. US citizens are already looking for work and don't want the competition.
    May 17
    Forum: International Nursing
  3. "Don't Work" Isn't An Answer
    I worked 40 hours a week at my last job in accounting during the day and attended school for the entire program on nights and weekends. It was totally doable, if not stressful. It depends on how...
    May 7
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. Interview attire
    I wore a skirt, jacket, low heels and hose to my hospital interview. I would never consider wearing less to an interview.
    May 5
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. Resurrection University Spring 2015 Applicants
    The ATI prepares you VERY well for the NCLEX. If you pass them, you are 99% guaranteed to pass NCLEX My whole class did at first try They suck but are necessary. Graduated May 2012
    May 4
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  6. Exhausted Med-Surg Nurse
    You learn very fast. :) Best way to learn is by doing
    May 2
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  7. Exhausted Med-Surg Nurse
    Try psych. I was hired as a new grad a year ago and for the most part the patients are self care and you only pass PO and IM meds plus insulin. Rarely anyone codes and there are not very many...
    May 2
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  8. RN never feels guilty when calling out
    Everyone calls out where I work. Sick or not. If PTO isn't granted and other employees can't switch, and if there is something that can't be changed like expensive show tickets, family weddings,...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. your irritation here!
    People trying to talk to you when you are trying to hear report. Or when there are multiple conversations going on during report which is distracting.
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. Why I cannot hate the Affordable Care Act
    Andy and Turtles ....I stand with you :). I admire your tenacity to educate these libs, but like Michael Savage said : "Liberalism is a mental disorder".
    Apr 23
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. your irritation here!
    When foreign nurses gather around and speak their common language when those of us Anglos are standing there also, obviously not including us in the conversation. Very rude and exclusive if you...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. Would you have called out?
    Well I attempted to do the right thing: requested PTO weeks in advance on self schedule. Didn't get it. Asked coworker to switch Sundays with me-they couldn't. And I have a ticket to the ballet...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I hate night shift
    OP... And your husband is incapable of lifting a finger at home how? Hell to the no! I wouldn't be putting up with that for a moment. Sounds like some cultural crapola to me Two people who...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. need help with med math ati
    ATI is not 'lame'. It prepares you VERY well for NCLEX . If you pass ATI in school , you will pass NCLEX on first try ---99% guaranteed. All of the class in my cohort did.
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. I hate night shift
    I never want to be in a position where I would be clingy to another person. I love my independence too much. The only way I would enjoy being married is if I had several hrs a day of alone time. ...
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Failing chemistry
    I also struggled through chemistry and barely passed with a C Go to You Tube and search for Mark Rosengarten. His videos got me through as my teacher was not much help.
    Apr 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. I don't mean to complain..
    I wish I could get paid for what I do per hour to do just things like this LOL. I would rather be the comforting, "taking time to hold the hand and talk " nurse than be stressed with all the...
    Apr 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Non-FIT Nurses and FIT Nurses
    Wasn't this the same poster who started another fun eating bashing thread awhile back then backpedaled and apologized or was that someone else?
    Apr 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How can I afford Nursing school?
    Scholarship, student loans, and a 401k loan. But now I can't afford a MSN. If my hospital wants me to get one, they'll have to pay for it. No more loans for this gal. At my age I'll be paying...
    Apr 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. do you drink coffee during your shift?
    I drink it when working on night shift . And I would find another job of I wasn't allowed to pee or eat.
    Apr 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Snow & calling out of work
    If the hospital provides me a place to sleep and shower on site, then I will arrive the day before my shift and stay the duration of storm and major highway snow removal. But I will never drive...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Snow & calling out of work
    I would never go in on my day off unless I really wanted the OT. They can't call me because the work number is blocked until the day I'm due to work again.
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. "He wants his Ativan? Well I'm not giving it to him"
    The nurse herself should have gone to the patient to state why she wasn't giving it. You should not have to be the one to tell the patient anything about the nurses response I work in psych so I...
    Apr 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Would you have called out?
    If there is something rare that comes up that you feel you have to attend on your chosen weekend, I would not ask for it off in advance since they can keep records of what dates you request. And...
    Mar 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. one side love problem between student nurse and doctor
    This OP has to be a joke. I just can't believe any normal person would post something like this on a professional nursing website. Seriously....if she is for real, I hope her 'beloved' reports her...
    Mar 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student

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