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  1. Resume Critique requested
    You need to shorten it to one page. When I was office manager for an audiology practice I was told by my manager to toss any resume longer than one page and I believe that is a common practice. A...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  2. Maryland Board of Nursing Horrors
    The letter I wrote really was what helped me get my license 3 days before I had to start work. The governor's office actually called the board of nursing and by some miracle they were able to...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  3. Prejudice Against Overweight Patients: An Issue To Ponder
    To be totally honest, I do have a certain amount of prejudice regarding morbidlly obese patients. When I have one I know that it really will increase my workload for the day; from having to use the...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Associate's degree v. Bachelor's degree starting wages.
    I am a new graduate ADN nurse at a magnet hospital. My BSN collegues do not start at a higher rate of pay than I do. The difference lies in advancement opportunities. Without a BSN there comes a...
    Jun 18, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. Do you wear rings?
    I don't wear any rings at all because all the alcohol based rub that we use before entering and upon exiting the patient's room does not dry very well under my rings and ends up cracking my skin. I...
    Jun 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Hospitals only hiring BSN's?
    It definitely depends on the local job market. Here in Baltimore while there are a lot of hospitals there are also tons of area nursing schools just pumping out the new grads every six months. ...
    Jun 2, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  7. Feeling very discouraged after clinicals.. "critical incident"
    Don't let it discourage you. I would say that most nursing students I have known have been written up at least once for something. Some instructors like to write you up for little mistakes, others...
    Jun 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. How To Get a Job As a New Grad Nurse
    Some very good advice. I just graduated with an ADN from our local community college and I managed to get a job at a local magnet hospital. For me, what made the difference is that last year...
    Jun 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  9. Best shoes for young nurse with plantar fascitis
    The kinesio taping made a huge difference.
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  10. Best shoes for young nurse with plantar fascitis
    I have spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars in the past year trying to get relief from plantar faciitis. While it is not cured yet, I have found that on days I work 600mg of ibruprofen, kinesio...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. How hard is it really to get a 4.0 in Nursing school
    Getting A's in my BA/Sociology curriculum was a piece of cake. Getting straight A's in my ADN/nursing curriculum almost drove me insane! It was the most challenging thing I ever did but I graduated...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. Starting Salary [new grad]?
    Baltimore: $26.38 base salary, with rotating D/N 28.89/hr plus excellent benefits at magnet hospital. From other local new grads I hear the starting salaries average around $26. Many new grads are...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  13. Hopkins new hire
    Are you still looking for a place? I know someone who is renting out the cutest townhome in a very nice neighborhood only a few miles from JHH.
    Nov 19, '11
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  14. What color scrubs to Hopkins nurses wear?
    It depends on the floor. Meyer 9, the RNs all wear navy. I am not aware that any other floor has set colors. This will supposedly change in April when the new buildings open and everyone will have...
    Nov 17, '11
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  15. AACC Spring 2012 hopefuls?
    Congratulations spring 2012 students! You will love the program. AACC students are very well prepared to enter the workforce as RN. I am finishing third semester now and will be entering fourth...
    Nov 15, '11
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  16. apparently, peri care is optional
    CNAs on our floor do straight caths and foleys. We also do trach care and G-tube feedings in addition to VS, baths, and fingersticks.
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Bad Experience with Nurses at hospital, rethinking my major now.
    I am so sorry you had this horrific experience. Not only were you traumatized by the assault but then you had to be traumatized again by the behavior of the staff and that should have never happened.
    Sep 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I did it!
    Congratulations! Having so much responsibility and the fact that you did not let the bumps along the road stop you is truly an inspiration!
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  19. How has All Nurses.com helped you!?!
    It is really comforting to know that some of the feelings I have and the things I experience are not unique to me. Knowing that others share the same sort of issues and finding out what they do to...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. dover business college fails whole class
    If this college has an entire class that can not pass perhaps they should recognize that they have been ineffective in their teaching and examine what they can do to remedy the situation.
    Sep 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. New Grad Advice: Hopkins vs. Sinai
    On my floor at JHH there are a lot of new grads who work as a CNA for a few months and then transition to RN. I have been told that the nurse manager has pretty much made this her hiring policy for...
    Sep 11, '11
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  22. Funniest Patient Lie.....
    A neuro nurse I work with told me of a patient she had that was about to be discharged but really did not want to leave the hospital. So what did she do? Sat herself on the floor, laid back and...
    Sep 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Had to bite my tongue and....
    Personally, I look forward to putting a few years in bedside nursing before even considering an advanced degree. I do hear a lot of students tell me there objective is NP, CRNA, research etc.... and...
    Sep 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. discovered and reported falsification of VS
    I don't get why someone would make up VS either. It takes a few minutes to take and record a set of VS, but a it would take a lot longer NOT to do it and spend time trying to cover your tracks. ...
    Sep 11, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Nepotism, anyone?
    I used to work for a family run business. After accidently having received the daughters paycheck (who did so very little but made twice my salary!) I decided to go to nursing school.
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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