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  1. Ethical dilemmas encountered by nurses
    Obviously this isn't my personal experience, but I was reading this story in another window when I opened this thread - U.S. Navy nurse won't force-feed Guantanamo detainees -
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. Are your choice of scrubs childish?
    Mine is the Mario 1Up mushroom :)
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  3. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    Look into transferring to the float pool/resource pool in your hospital. Both places I've worked have paid a float pool differential and you won't be in the same place every shift and you generally...
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Hours of sleep before work
    I'm lucky to get about 5 to 5.5 hours between night shifts because I commute 70 minutes each direction. Before my first night shift I usually get 7 to 8 hours.
    Jul 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. License expiration date - how does your state handle it?
    In Indiana, all RNs expire on 10-31 on odd years, LPNs I think are the same on even years. I got my license in June of 2011, had to pay full price to renew just 4 months later.
    Jul 3
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. Critical Care Charge Nurses
    I don't do charge, but on day shift the charge nurse would never ever take a patient. I work nights and we are so short staffed that our charge nurse is frequently the rapid response nurse, charge...
    Jun 27
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. Do you find your previous degree was of any help in nursing
    My BA in Spanish helped me with medical terminology in nursing school frequently. I thought it would give me an edge as a nurse, but the area I work in has little use for Spanish (which I find...
    Jun 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. On-Call Pay Survey
    It was part of a huge cost saving thing along with layoffs. They eliminated on call pay, charge nurse pay, weekend option pay, and laid off approximately 900+ people from the whole corporation. None...
    Jun 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. On-Call Pay Survey
    My hospital did away with any on call pay. It used to be $2/hr when we did have it though.
    Jun 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. BSN from 4 year program required
    My guess is that next, it will be BSN required, MSN preferred, DNP/PhD highly preferred, and all for a big pay decrease! I've already seen a thread in this section that said BSN required, MSN...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. RN's what was your occupation while in nursing school?
    I was a medical records scanner during my first year of my ASN and a medical records scanner and patient care tech during the second year of my ASN. Working both a day job and a night shift job...
    Jun 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Annual Pay Raises in 2014
    I think I got a 30 cent/hr raise, but then 4 months later they "normalized shift differentials" and I lost 16 cents an hour from my night shift differential, and 21 cents an hour from my weekend...
    Jun 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. What can ADN nurses achieve with a BSN other than accumulating more debts?
    You don't have to take out student loans for an RN to BSN program, I paid $12k out of pocket because I was wise and saved up for it.
    May 25
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. NTI 2014 Denver - AN Will Be There!!!!
    Glad I got the chance to meet some of you! :)
    May 25
    Forum: AACN / NTI Convention Attendees
  15. Millennials in the workplace
    Playing video games is a perfectly valid hobby. Just because I play video games doesn't mean I don't know how to act professionally. Also, I work nights by choice and working weekends doesn't bother...
    May 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Are married women bullied less at work?
    Being married with no kids and not wanting kids is quite unpopular with some people and while I haven't been bullied about it, people tend to think I should work extra as much as possible. No thanks,...
    May 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Visible piercings not allowed, but what about...
    Some piercings, especially newer piercings need to have something in them all of the time to make sure they don't close up. However, switching jewelry constantly to put the retainers in can invite...
    May 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Industrial Piercing
    I got my industrial all the way back in 2000, and it's one of my favorites. I wore it in nursing school for lecture and lab, but never for clinical. I've worn it at work a few times, but generally I...
    Apr 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Get together at NTI 2014 Denver - Will You Be There??
    I'll be there! I might be interested in a get together, I'll definitely stop by the booth for sure :)
    Apr 27
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  20. Things you tell newbies
    If something in the back of your mind is nagging you to just double check something real quick, pay attention to it! Also, never be afraid to ask questions.
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Is the RN--->BSN push a clever way to get older nurses out of the way
    I did my ASN - BSN through a state university (Indiana University), $12,000 for the whole program not including books. I can't imagine people paying so much for their ASN - BSN, that's insane. I also...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. Med passing question from a student
    I don't give a lot of pills in the ICU but when I do, I first ask how many pills the patient can swallow at once, and then I tell them what each pill is as I open it and hand it to them. If they say...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. Should ICU get more pay than floor nursing?!?
    I worked M/S for my first year of nursing and I struggled for exactly that reason. I was constantly terrified that every time I'd enter the next patient's room, I'd find them dead because there were...
    Apr 12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  24. ADN to BSN advice
    I worked for a year after graduating with my ASN and saved up money and was able to cash flow my BSN program.
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Personal Information
    I don't give out my last name unless specifically asked. I have no problem making small talk, but I also enjoy living 50 miles away so I'm not going to run into these people at the grocery store...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations