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  1. Transitioning into a new specialty
    I'm now working ICU instead, but, Ruby Vee, your words of wisdom still ring true! Thank you!
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Rookie ICU Nurse Headed Your Way
    Hello all, In a/b 2 weeks, I'll start 12 weeks of orientation on an ICU, & all of my prior nursing experience is outside the hospital. I feel I'm at a disadvantage to new grads in some regards,...
    Aug 24
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  3. Transitioning into a new specialty
    I am thrilled to say that I'll be starting on a step down unit this month, after a 6 year career of doing only public health nursing. I get the full 12 weeks of orientation a new grad would. Any...
    Aug 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Oldest in cohort...feeling out of place
    You are different in a good way; you are bringing a wealth of life experiences & lessons learned into the mix. I bet you will find other students who appreciate that. There were students in their 50s...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. May 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    HR should add to the nurse's job duties, "dodges projectile vomiting as needed".
    May 9, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  6. Teaching Paper - Behavioral Outcomes
    It looks good to me. Here are 2 suggestions: For #1, you may want to say "learner will demonstrate correct donning & removal of PPE...". For #2, you could elaborate to say that the learner will be...
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. Listing the differences between Abilify and Clozapine
    Let me give you an example. As you have probably learned, there are positive & negative symptoms associated with the disorders these drugs treat, such as hallucinations & anhedonia, respectively....
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. So you think flu vaccinations donít work . . . .
    Less than 1 in 1 million recipients of the flu vaccine experience the side effect GBS; your statistic is extremely inaccurate.
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  9. March 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    I wear this bright, red lipstick so other disciplines can distinguish me from my fellow nurses wearing the same white uniform. No, you cannot borrow it.
    Mar 18, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  10. Nursing- Not an allied health profession.
    Allied health professionals, depending on the specialty, have a specific set of technical or procedural competencies to support the work carried out by doctors & nurses. Nurses have a broader skill...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  11. Can visitors be 'forced' to wear PPE?
    Coming from the perspective of a TB case manager, please do not permit visitors refusing to wear PPE to visit an infectious TB patient in an AII room. #1: It sets a precedent; it will be very...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Please Help!
    This is just my perspective. I do not work in HR, but I received positive feedback on my newbie resume on a few occasions upon graduation. Also, I had a job offer soon after I graduated. List items...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  13. Why Do People Bully Me?
    Great topic. I dealt with a bully who was covertly aggressive; she was a manipulative, undermining button-pusher. I read this book called In Sheep's Clothing: Understanding & Dealing with...
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Anti-intellectual & hyper-sensitive. WHY?
    I hold the perspective that, regardless of the quality of the orientation/training one receives, it is ultimately the individual nurse's responsibility to know how to perform his or her own job...
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Am I Only one who is irritated by doctors and medical shows?
    I don't always like how nurses are portrayed in the media. There used to be an organization of nurses dedicated to advocating for better representation of nurses, but I think they shut down shop....
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Balancing on the Borderline
    This isn't medical advice; this is advice to keep you in your nursing program. I have bipolar disorder, & I thought it wise to stop taking my medication around the time I started nursing school. I...
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  17. SICK of BSN Pedestal
    No, that is not how accelerated programs are designed. The accelerated programs require you to complete all the required pre-requisites a typical BSN completes, so someone may spend a several...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. The Stranger Within: One Year Later
    Beautifully written. Thank you for sharing Viva.
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  19. Feeling discouraged
    There are a number of specialties to choose from in nursing; you are bound to find one you like. This is an anonymous forum where we can express our frustration & feel understood. Venting at work is...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  20. Silly random nursing thoughts, one sentence, NO JUDGMENTAL FOLKS ALLOWED
    I got mad bling from my boo. It's a princess cut fomite ring set in platinum.
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. Silly random nursing thoughts, one sentence, NO JUDGMENTAL FOLKS ALLOWED
    If heat rises, why is it colder in the mountains than at sea level? Oops...supposed to be a nursing thought; sorry.
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  22. Boy, did I mess up :(
    You did what you needed to do by apologizing to the parent & contacting the DON; I'm sure they'll consider that heavily. I bet it won't happen again. Be prepared to tell what you'll do in the future...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  23. Using Your Photo As An Avatar
    Great advice. My profile/avatar are inconspicuous. I'm not really a dog, I don't really live on the internet, & I have much more than 0 years of experience. ;)
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Interview tip re: reason for leaving current job
    I wouldn't say "lack of career opportunity to grow as a nurse" as your reason. I would site the "desire for career growth opportunities" as you reason for leaving. Put a positive spin on it while...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  25. Mandatory Flu Vaccines- How do you feel?
    Man would there be a few confounding variables in such a study!
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Pandemic Flu


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