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  1. New Grad/Hate My Job/Life is Miserable!
    Oh, that first year is brutal for most. You have to tough it out. That's the only way it gets easier. It's "trial-by-fire"... your abilities are being pushed to the extreme limit during new and...
    8:50 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. terrified about my new job
    I would also work on building a good rapport with the nurse on station 3.
    Jul 25
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. How long have you been at your current facility?
    Main job: 10 years in January. Seven as a tech and almost 3 as an RN. Other job: 1 year in September. I know you didn't ask about prior jobs, but... CNA in LTC: 11 years (left to be a STAHM,...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Student Nurse to CNA
    Even though they may say you need your certification, sometimes a hospital will accept a nursing student who has completed at least one clinical rotation. You can always call and ask if they do this.
    Jul 22
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. Discouraged is an understatement! (CNA)
    Do not stay there. The culture of the workplace will not change. Your facility sounds a lot like the first nursing home I worked in. I left within a few weeks. I never forgot what I experienced...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. Could you ever see youself being a classroom teacher
    I would like it! I wanted to be an art teacher for most of my life, but life has a funny way of working, sometimes. Personally, I always loved training people and I loved being a CNA, so I plan on...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Can a CNA work in psych?
    They sure do use CNA's!I was a CNA on a geropsych unit myself before I was a nurse.However, our unit prefers prior experience, such as a nursing home.It is very interesting work.
    Jun 29
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Is it OK to say no to a nurse?
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. What I Would Love To Send to My Hospital's Inpatient DON
    Ugh. I have found that, sometimes, Doogie Howser disguises himself as an over middle-aged balding man who is freaking scared of the computer order entry system. Let the babysitting begin!
    Jun 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Should I become a CNA
    I loved being a CNA, but bear in mind, I have been very lucky in that I have worked in nicer places with awesome staff. Not everybody is so fortunate... just read some posts about crummy nursing...
    May 19
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. Why should there be a certification to be a nursing assistant?
    I wish they could have more training. Sure you can teach anyone how to do tasks, but understanding why you're doing them goes a long way in (hopefully) ensuring that these tasks are taken seriously...
    May 16
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. How important is your 'look' as a nurse
    May 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Do you think eating in the classroom is rude?
    Yeah! Me too! Outrageous! A complete abomination! ... You gonna share that?... :whistling:
    May 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Psych nursing is easy
    Let's see, I've sent patients out for sepsis, brain bleed, MI, fractures, pneumonia... I could go on. If I have an 80 year-old pt on Norvasc, metoprolol, lisinopril, Lasix, Novolog, Levemir,...
    May 1
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. Issues w/staff
    And to think, I only bring my pen, pen light and stethoscope :confused: Apparently, I'm not as prepared for work as I should be.
    May 1
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. rude nurse
    Okay... Will someone please tell me... Where can I get this job??? You know, where the nurse can have time to sit at the desk and Facebook, plan vacations and play games. Seems like nurses...
    Apr 30
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  17. Kudos board
    I always thought it was tacky to post things like that in the break room. We also get posted for things that we have due like flu shots or TB tests, etc. Sorry, but that's lazy management and,...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Psych meds and hyperglycemia
    Seroquel, Zyprexa, Risperdal and I think Geodon. edited to say, I realize those are antipsychotics... Not sure about antidepressants.
    Apr 26
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. rude nurse
    Apr 23 by melcolbstorm I was a CNA for over 20 years. As you can imagine, I worked with many different nurses with many different personalities and nursing styles. Over all those years, I've...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  20. two weeks as a CNA, and something doesnt seem right?
    It takes time to learn how to do these things efficiently and smoothly. However, you stated, "this time consuming task did indeed leave me 'saying some bad words' about being behind, which was...
    Apr 20
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. 5 reasons customers are NOT always right.
    One of my favorite stories from retail involved my husband's cousin. He had a reclining chair that was an expensive name brand. This chair was 20+ years old, dirty, holey, smelly and it finally broke...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Wedding rings at work
    With my first marriage, I had a marquise. I was always very careful as to which way my diamond was facing while providing pt care so I wouldn't scratch anybody. It would get caught on my gloves and...
    Apr 9
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. Support needed for new geripsych unit job..
    I was thinking about getting some more up-to-date books, myself, so I have none to recommend. I study up online, my drug guide or from my old school books. Like any other area, you learn as you go...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. Support needed for new geripsych unit job..
    In my experience, geropsych is heavy because of all the medical issues that geros have. Some days I'm way more focused on the medical than the psych. It can be a bit stressful when you have a pt with...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. New nurse just doing screening, frustrated!
    Is that all you have to do? Little interaction? In a room all by yourself? I'll take it.
    Apr 7
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice