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  1. What do you think of 12 hour shifts?
    I would much rather work 8 hour shifts but there are very few around any more. I was working 7 12 hour shifts every 2 weeks but management lowered it to six because of the over time..4 hours what a...
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  2. Quick question from a new grad floating to ICU
    One day when I was working on a step down unit as a fairly new nurse I was doing an overtime shift. I was in the assignment area and the pm supervisor called me and an agency nurse. He said to me go...
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  3. The Florida job market cannot be this bad?!
    A lot of getting a job depends on being in the right place and the right time. You also have to be able to sell yourself to the interviewer as the person they are looking for. I would recomend you...
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Am I the only one who hates 12 hour shifts??
    I do not like 12 hour shifts. I work nites and only have energy to sleep on my days off. We work 7 days over 2 weeks and it wears me out.
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Tattoos/Piercings in the workplace?
    I have worked in nursing and in sales for most of my life and I have learned to never show anything that might upset or offend your client. This includes my tatoos, I always wear long sleeves which...
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. Fake nursing/CNA licenses or what?
    There are many people practicing illegally and this matter should be brought to the attention of management and the Boards. It is a red flag that you found so many.
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Concealed a nurse?
    It is unfortunate you got into that position. I would take steps to make sure that it did not happen again.
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. Concealed a nurse?
    I guess I have missed out on something in life. In my fifty adult years I have worked in all areas of many cities and rural locations and never felt the need to carry a firearm. This includes many...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. Concealed a nurse?
    As far as I know firearms have only one use and are designed to cause injury of varying degree. People and the other items you speak of are used for many different and positive things the majority of...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. Two VERY low ball job offers in the last month...(management and leadership!)
    I work as a nite supervisor/case manager with title nurse consultant. I get salary of 50k, no overtime and am expectect to worik about 84 hours a 2 week pay period. Since there is no chance of pay...
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing Management
  11. Understanding Pay (Wage) vs. Per Diem
    It is sad when nursing comes down to accounting. I work on salary now as an RN nurse consultant for a charitable organization. They are very skimpy and try to get as much work as possible for as...
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. Concealed a nurse?
    and you never know when your best friend or relative is going to go craz
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. Concealed a nurse?
    Interesting opinion for a nurse.
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. Typical Raise Schedule
    I would think that you could have gotten a higher stariting rate in 2013. I would keep my eyes and ears open and start job shopping./
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Doctor texting order turned into a nightmare
    When I have an emergency I call the np direct you have their number if you have been texting them.
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nurses: Why do many of you do this?
    I have never encountered one of my patients outside of work who had anything but gratitude for the services I had provided for them or a loved one.
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Changing Lives Exponentially
    I am sorry my career will be over before the nursing shortage arrives as it would have been nice to enjoy the benefits of it.
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Questions About Advanced Degree Track (MSN NP being replaced by DNP?)
    A friend of mine at work had told me about the dnp and apparently it is closer than you think. I am grateful that I was able to be a nurse when I did and am still able to practice as an RN. I am...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  19. How to survive 16h shifts...
    We are forced to work 12 hour shifts due to the non profit religious organization cutting down the number of nurses way below need. In additon we were put on salary and if you work less than 40 hours...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. Concealed a nurse?
    I do not carry a weapon. I have no problem with people who choose to doing so. I do believe they should be criminally and civilly liable for any crime that is committed with a weapon they own. The...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. Customer Service?  Maybe on your home planet.
    Pt care is not a war requiuring victories. We attempt to provide services to maintain and preserve health. Some people are more compliant than others. There is an apropriate speed to push any...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Customer Service?  Maybe on your home planet.
    Customer service is something many nurses dont really grasp. Once you get on the wrong foot with anyone in any business it is very dificult to turn it around. As far as going ama, I would not try to...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Concealed a nurse?
    It is sad to see that so many nurses seem to have a need to carry guns when their purpose is the opposite of what our mission is. It is unfortunate that the NRA has been able to brainwash so many...
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. Concealed a nurse?
    I dont feel the need to carry a weapon. In many occasions you would not have the time to use it. In other cases it may be used against you. Many firearms owners seem to be careless in the handling of...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. Does the ED stand for Emergency Department or the Everything Dumpster?
    I have been a nurse for many years and have worked in emergency. It is not my job to determine whether or not a patient should seek this level of care. I make my assesment and listen to the doctor....
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing