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  1. what did you get for Christmas from your employer?
    The doctors bought all the nurses a tin of butter cookies and our unit got a beautiful gift basket to split (which dayshift beat us to tearing apart, so night shift got nothing of that). And the...
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Who do nurses make more than?
    It just depends on your situation. I lived in Philly, just me and my hubs, we both worked fulltime and it was reallllly hard to pay the bills. We now live a few hours away in a much cheaper area...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Dream job if you weren't an RN
    I'd be a princess! That's a job, right? :cheeky: And I'd also like to open a pet grooming business.
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Anyone working BUT dosen't have to?
    I'd work per diem. I'd also do a ton more volunteer work (and maybe start my own charity) if I had the means. Those are some dreams of mine....maybe some day.....:)
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Do you like child psych nursing?
    If you had told me on my first day of nursing school that I'd be working child psych I would have given you a not so nice reply. :roflmao: I never really wanted to work with kids and I didn't think...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Is there something wrong with me?
    I feel your pain. It's hard out there for nurses. Have you tried applying for homecare agencies? I know some (not many, but some) will consider hiring new grads. Whether or not that's something you'd...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Are clinicals flexible?
    No, clinicals are not very flexible. Most programs I've heard of will not give you a say in where you are placed/what times you are scheduled. You are expected to show up when and where. I lived...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. East Coast RN's-did you stay or go?
    Didn't need to evacuate. Came into work and am pulling a 20 hour shift to help out! Glad to do it too since we are so short staffed due to road closures and such.
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Just been accepted to Community College of Philadelphia Nursing Program
    I'm in the CCP program right now. It's very tough but as long as you recognize that you'll need to work hard, and really commit to it, there's no reason you can't succeed. The instructors are really...
    Feb 12, '10
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  10. Working While in Nursing School??
    I work at Target. I work Monday, Wednesdays, Friday and the weekend. I go to class all day Monday and Tuesday and have clinical Thursday and Friday. I'm lucky because I have Wednesday morning and...
    Feb 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Will my disorder prevent me from nursing?
    Please help! I am 22 year old, first semester nursing student. I have been diagnosed with the neurological movement disorder dystonia for about 8 years. I have been receiving Botox injections in my...
    Oct 21, '09
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  12. Pneumonia vs Atelectasis
    Pneumonia is fluid in the lungs. Atelectasis is the collapsing of the aveoli of the lungs. (at least that's my understanding).
    Oct 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Does anyone here like nursing school?
    I'm in my fifth week and I love it. I'm busier now than I've ever been in my entire life, and that includes when I was working a full time job. But I still love it. I'm sure a time will come when I...
    Oct 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Made it through the first week of nursing school
    Congrats on making it through the first week! I start on the 8th and like you I am a night person. I've been trying to get onto a normal sleep schedule but I'm so used to staying up past 2 in the...
    Sep 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. How do you wear your hair for clinicals?
    I wear ponytails. I'm not used to having my hair down though, aftermath of running cross country all four year of high school I guess. :-)
    Aug 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. How did you decide where you wanted to go to nursing school?
    I applied to only one school and I got in. It's not always the the smartest idea for most people, but I was planning on moving to a different state if I did not get into this program, and would...
    Aug 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. I made it
    Congrats! My first day of NS is in a few weeks and I look forward to eventually being able to make a post like yours! Good luck!:yelclap:
    Aug 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. To Do List.: Before Fall Semester
    - clean my room...again. - get my hair cut! - buy my nursing shoes. - get the brakes on my car replaced. And an oil change. And pray it lasts me through the next two years! - go out for one last...
    Aug 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Vent - Uniforms!!
    I have the ugliest light blue smock-like shirt and blue scrub pants. So ugly, and the smocks run pretty big, I'm in a small and I still feel like I'm swimming! I think a lot of the uniforms in my...
    Jul 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Where did you have fingerprints rolled on the fingerprint card?
    I went to Holy Family university for my fingerprints. They use a scanner and you sort of roll your finger over it. It's a Cogent location, I'm not sure if that's what you need. You can go to the...
    May 28, '09
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  21. What should I know already?
    I am starting my first NS semester in the fall and so far this summer I've been going over the cranial nerves, looking at drug lists, and basically just reviewing every aspect of A&P. I don't want to...
    May 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Parent Reactions
    My parents were pretty disappointed that I waited so late into the game to decide to switch my major from broadcast journalism to nursing! As far as actually becoming a nurse, however, they don't...
    May 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Dear incoming class of nurses...
    Awww, I almost cried! Thanks for posting this!!!
    May 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Final Exams done, next stop summer classes then NS!!
    Great job!!!! I finished my finals last week. Haven't gotten any results back but I'm pretty confident! I start nursing school in September. Good luck!!!
    May 12, '09
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Bad teachers
    Wow, do we all go to the same school and have the same teacher?!?! haha!! My A&P1 teacher was terrible! He never explained anything, just said "this is this, that is that". Threw information at us...
    Mar 22, '09
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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