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  1. How do you relax after a shift?
    A glass of chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon is the only thing I have to look forward to around 5 pm. I have a glass every night and maybe a few more if I'm not working the next day. It doesn't...
    Feb 5
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. I really need a better diet...
    The most important thing is planning ahead. That means meal planning, grocery shopping and prepping your meals and snacks. It's worth it for your waistline and your pocketbook. I am a huge proponent...
    Dec 8, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Urged to withdraw.....
    Take the withdrawal and learn from it. And, no more excuses. You either do the work or don't join the program the second time (if your school allows that). If you feel that you will be the same type...
    Nov 30, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Where are the middle age nurses working?
    On my unit! I am a new grad at 44 and am another inpatient oncology nurse. We have a lot over the age of 40, and the younger ones are all married and pretty serious at this point. No partiers, other...
    Nov 28, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. How many steps do you take a shift?
    Not enough to counteract the bad eating habits I am now developing as a nurse. I used to be a marathon runner and was very healthy. Now, I'm too tired to go for a run more than 4 times a week and...
    Nov 22, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  6. OMG, is it only the second day of nursing school????
    You'll get through it. It doesn't really get any easier, but you just adapt and go with it. I graduated in May and am working as a nurse. I can still remember half of class crying after that first...
    Nov 22, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Practice on each other?
    We did, and thank god! Practicing venipuncture on a fake arm doesn't prepare you for a vein that moves, and a person that jumps as soon as you poke them. Or someone who is afraid. It is an important...
    Nov 22, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. How long do you wait from graduating nursing school to further your education?
    Now. :)
    Nov 22, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Nursing home as a new grad
    Is getting hired as a charge nurse when you are a brand new grad normal for nursing homes? I'm thinking this is crazy.
    Nov 22, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. any career changers?
    Personal trainer, then stay at home mom. Started nursing at age 44.
    Nov 18, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. HUGS?!
    I am an oncology nurse. I'll hug any patient that needs a hug. My patients are dealing with a lot and can be very emotional. If something as simple as a hug can make a difference in their day, I'm...
    Nov 16, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Specialties for New Grads
    I wanted to end up in oncology. I pursued oncology, got a job, and regret nothing. On rare occasions, we get a med surg overflow patient. I may not be completely up on everything but I can cover a...
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. RN to BSN programs
    I know it seems ridiculous, but it does take longer to get the ADN, then bridge to the BSN than it does to just go straight for the BSN. The big difference is price. My entire BSN degree, going the...
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Difference between getting ADN, then BSN and going straight for BSN?
    It depends on how much time you have and how much money you have. I chose the ADN route and am now in my BSN bridge. My ADN was paid for by scholarships, but would have only been $11,000 in...
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  15. Working while in school
    While in nursing school, I worked as a CNA in a hospital on weekends. So, that was 14-16 hours per week. I was also in the honors program and was taking extra classes for that so I averaged about 18...
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. Labor and Delivery
    Make a quick phone call to HR in these hospitals and find out.
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Nurses hating their job
    People that are happy don't need to talk about it as much as people that are unahppy. I, for one, love, love, love being a nurse. It's an amazing profession. I am not overworked or...
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Personal Statement
    What made you decide to become a nurse? There is usually a patient story in that, whether it is you as the patient or a family member. Talk about that. Have you taken care of a loved one?
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. How to get clinical/skills experience withouth working
    As far as skills, you'll be fine. You'll get them in clinicals. However, you may have a tougher time finding a job at the end of school. My cohorts that didn't work struggled a little more to find...
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. What percentage make it?
    Out of our original 64 I think we lost about 7-8. Then, in our second year, LPN bridge students joined us, and filled in those spots. So, we ended with almost the same number we started with. The...
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Ob/gyn vs peds
    As long as you are covering both in your lecture, you should be fine for NCLEX. As far as which clinical to pick, I feel that I had more learning and hands on care in peds. OB was a lot of standing...
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. PICC line flushing question
    If they have fluids running continuously, I still aspirate at least once per shift. I need to fully know what I am working with.
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Crying at work
    Thank you for your post. I am a new grad and have been in oncology for 5 months now. I have actually cried with a few of my patients at this point. I am touched by them all and blessed to be a part...
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  24. private school or wait another year?
    The expensive school won't benefit you in any way. Is there another BSN option? It seems so time consuming to me to go from LVN to ADN to BSN to NP. Do you have a local university to skip the ADN...
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. I want to quit!!!!!
    I think you should follow your heart and do what is right for you. Nursing is hard and if you don't like it in school, you'll despise it in real life. Get your business degree and a cosmetology...
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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