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  1. ER and OR nursing
    I work in a very large hospital where ER jobs are abundant...even for new grads. The only way to get into an OR position here is to apply for the OR Nurse Residency. It's 26 weeks of classroom...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Bedside nurses and pregnancy
    I'm almost 7 months along and still working full-time midnights 1900-0730. I plan on working right up until my induction date of August 11th, or spontaneous labor (hopefully that happens first!) I...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I get worried about my career choice....
    I'm also a second-career nurse; graduating from school at 36. I left a Supervisor position at a major hospital here, to attend school. Second year into school, I went back to that hospital and...
    Aug 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Thankful for Awesome Nurses
    Exactly!!! Even after a rough night, I still feel lucky because I know a lot of new grads in not-so-desirable situations. Keep it positive!
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Thankful for Awesome Nurses
    Me three!!! I am beyond BLESSED!!! I'm on an awesome unit with super friendly, helpful, experienced nurses and a bunch of new grads to bounce ideas off of =)
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Not sure I want to do this
    My old floor sounds like what you're talking about. It was a NIGHTMARE. I didn't even apply there when I graduated. I would change departments. Give another unit a try. Where I'm at now is...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Nurse and CNA/PCT teamwork! Opinions?
    I think that RN's that have previously worked as NA's can definitely understand what a physically and mentally demanding job it is! I worked as an NA and then as a Nurse Tech while in school. As an...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. What can I expect while working at an Orthopedic Department?
    What Ashley said!!! I LOVE MY ORTHO FLOOR!!!! Most patients have had surgery electively and are eager to get back to doing things on their own. They just need your help to maintain safety. Sure,...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  9. New Grad With a Happy Vent =)
    Hey all! Just wanted to insert a little positivity. I was a bit scared of my first nursing job because I've read lots of "new grad horror stories" of nurses "eating their young", no breaks, no time...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Do you love Ortho?
    Thank you for the comments! I'm super excited to start on the floor this Wednesday.
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  11. CNA/PCT during RN program
    YES! If you can get a job as an NA/Nurse Tech...do it. I worked as an NA in and then as a Nurse Tech while in my second year of school. While I did choose to not stay on that floor (a lot of grad...
    Jun 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Do you love Ortho?
    I'm a new grad who has worked in the hospital for 13 years in management and then as a nurse aid/nurse tech and I'm about to start a new job on an Ortho floor. I turned down a few other jobs to take...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  13. New RN going into Ortho/Neuro
    I just got hired as a GN on an Ortho floor and start in a few weeks. I can't wait!! Good luck =)
    May 11, '12
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  14. Ortho orientation
    I start as a GN on an Ortho floor in a few weeks. My new manager said I get 10 weeks...8 weeks on day shift and 2 weeks on nights, but I can ask for more time if I don't feel ready. :yeah:
    May 11, '12
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  15. New grad starting on Surgical/Ortho floor
    Love this thread! I'm also a GN on an Ortho floor and I haven't started yet. Thanks for all the great posts. I'll be bookmarking this thread =) Congrats on the new jobs, ladies!
    May 11, '12
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  16. nurse to patient ratio orthopaedic floor?
    About 5:1 ratio, a night secretary and we have 1 NA for every 10 patients =) We are 48 beds and 10 nurses. Mostly Ortho with a sprinkling of stable Med/Surg patients.
    May 11, '12
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  17. I got a job!!!
    I'm SO excited!! I just accepted a job on an Ortho floor. I graduated only 9 days ago and take my NCLEX on June 7th =) I chose Ortho over a few other areas that I thought were planning on...
    May 11, '12
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  18. A vent about my pinning ceremony fiasco!!!
    I graduated last week (yay!) and the pinning ceremony, which is a HUGE deal for us as students, was a total fiasco. When we all started arriving at the venue, we were told that the coordinator of...
    May 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Withdraw from nursing 1 or stay in?
    You can TOTALLY do it! Don't quit!! You've got plenty of time...now get busy :0)
    Apr 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. A Nursing Student Vents
    CareFully, I'm not going to flame you for venting. Your post implied that this is a vent, and you have the right to do that. Lord knows, nursing students are usually under a heap of stress and you...
    Jan 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Having Some Doubts....
    Your job as a nurse will be a LOT different than your experience as a CNA. I didn't particularly like being in the nursing home either. The lack of empathy disturbed me the most. I cried to my mom...
    Jan 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Nclex Pass rate for your school
    I attend a community college and our passing rate last year was 99% :)
    Nov 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. opinions please!
    It would seem that your argument is a "moot point" since all of you have to take the exam. If you KNOW that you have to take it, then why bother arguing about it at all? I really don't understand,...
    Nov 21, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  24. opinions please!
    If you want to work in the states as an RN, you have to take the NCLEX and get your license. Check with some of your local schools. I have a few friends from the Phillipines that have to go to...
    Nov 21, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  25. Why do some people assume NS is easy?
    It's been my experience that any of my friends and family that know what nursing school is about, know that it isn't easy. And I agree, it is very annoying when people working as CNA's and MA's call...
    Nov 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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