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  1. March 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Management told us to take all the clocks out of the patients rooms today, and at 3pm we had to put them all back. Let's get started on yet another project by administration, sigh.
    Mar 24, '14
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  2. New position in the OR
    Thank you. Fortunately, I have a great sense of humor. Also, working in the restaurant business for 20 years helped me develop a thick skin and a sick sense of humor. I've been in on some surgeries...
    Mar 19, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. New position in the OR
    I'm very excited, I just excepted a position in the OR on day shift. I have been a med-surg/tele, (on a very busy cardiac floor) nurse for almost 3 years. I am done with bedside nursing. I know I...
    Mar 18, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. First Post- Not a nurse yet... advice for an old guy?
    First of all you aren't "old." I started a new career in nursing at the age of 47, yes, I started 2 years ago when I turned 47. I was never in healthcare before, I was in the insurance industry. I...
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  5. What is your Holiday pay like??
    I work just weekends, I get paid a lot more to work weekends; However, I also bank far less PTO time. So, if a holiday falls on my weekend I receive double pay and do not have to use my PTO time...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. August 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Oh I see you have been told you have half the floor tonight, good luck.
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  7. August 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    I think we should hook you up to telemetry and insert a Foley catheter, If you plan on drinking that entire cup of coffee.
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  8. Father going back to school for nursing - Need advice
    I'm just curious how old you are, if you don't mind me asking? Also, you should obtain your BSN, I'm going to assume you are on the ADN track right now, is that correct? Once you have secured a job...
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Will they contact State Board
    Something about this post just doesn't seem right to me at all. I'm sensing some red flags here. First of all, why would she have to give regular insulin to someone with a BS of 121, usually when you...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. Reactions to being a NP
    "Major changes need to happen to the NP model because within a decade it's going to be ruined. The huge influx of schools and grads, most of whom have no RN experience and may not even be good...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  11. Travel assignment in Houston -- does this sound competitive?
    I make way more than that as a staff nurse, good luck.
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. Why are there no nursing jobs available for new grads?  What is going on??
    At my hospital we are so short staffed we hire a great deal of GN's. We keep expanding, this whole area is hiring. I live in upstate NY and work at a hospital in PA. Many GN's come from all over the...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  13. DNP....Is it worth it for me????
    As I previously stated, the third year is all online, so this is the time to act. You won't be separated. I think if you don't do this now you will regret it, but again ultimately this is your...
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  14. DNP....Is it worth it for me????
    Actually, this is not true at all. I am also enrolled in the 2013 FNP program for the Doctoral track and I take one additional class each semester and you pay Master level rates. You don't pay the...
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  15. Solve A Neurologic Mystery
    I love this kind of stuff, very interesting. I was thinking thyroid storm along with Rhab. Thanks for the presentation. It's great to see how other nurses think.
    Jun 18, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. ANP vs FNP
    I am starting in a DNP program this fall. I can transition to Adults if I chose to specialize once I am done. I talk to many FNP that deal with just adults upon graduation. Some have chosen to work...
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  17. June 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    This gives a whole new meaning to "falling head over heels" for someone.
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  18. June 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Oh, I love this game. It's pin the tail on the nurse after a 12 hour shift. Okay, now blind fold me I'm next.
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  19. Critical Thinking
    Critical thinking is also thinking through things like, If I give this drug what will it do? Also, why did the doctor order a drug? Also, I have seen potassium still ordered and lasix stopped and the...
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Kaplan scores and NCLEX
    If you are scoring in the high 50's to 60's on the qbank questions, then you are ready to sit for the exam. Good luck! It's okay to be anxious everybody is, just make sure you eat something before...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. Second degree bsn needs advice
    Which part of PA are you living in? Are you near Penn state at all? That would be a great school to attend. Also, If your long term goal is to become a CRNA, you need to get those science grades up,...
    May 21, '13
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools and Colleges
  22. Burned....
    How long have you been a nurse? Do you have a charge nurse? You need to take a break, it's a must even if it's just 15 minutes. Remember there are 24 hrs. in a day for a reason, if you can't get it...
    May 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. May 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    No use in running, sometimes you just have to take one for the team.
    May 14, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  24. May 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    I told you that gallstone dislodged, at least the patient feels better now.
    May 14, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  25. May 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Next time the patient tells you, "I don't feel so well." You will learn to get them a basin or tub to vomit in, YUCK! Now run for your life.
    May 14, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements

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