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  1. A Guide in Becoming a Nurse in Dubai
    I would live to work and live in Dubai for a little while but fear I will not be accepted. I was born in New York and am an American citizen but also have am isreali passport and citizenship since my...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  2. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    This is very upsetting. The nurses do all of the work, get NONE of the credit, and get ALL of the blame and the infections. How many times as nurses have we seen doctors in and out of the patients...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. Common nicknames for hospital items.
    HIV positive patient we say they "have a house in Virginia" when giving report, vitamin h for haldol vitamin a for Ativan, a&0x -10 for someone very confused, there's more but can't remember off the...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  4. Finally had the inevitable
    I hope you had all testing available done and that you filed a workmans comp case and probably are entitled to a medical leave of absence.
    Oct 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Breaking bad news to patients
    It depends upon what the news is? If the patient is in the hospital and tests are conducted that reveal that the patient is positive for cancer (as an example) as the nurse I would not disclose that....
    Sep 12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. Heparin Drip!
    Vent !! Good day everyone! I want to share a very recent experience and hopefully get some feedback and reassurance. I have recently started working at a local hospital on the Telemetry floor and...
    Jan 14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. Evaluate this situation. What did I miss?
    If the tylenol was ineffective and/or the pts symptoms worsened or new symptoms presented I would have called the md. I have seen plenty of septic pts have stabalized temps on iv vanco for two days...
    Nov 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. If you could be instantly multilingual...
    Obviously speaking spanish would be very valuable. I speak a decent amount of Hebrew as a second language but would love to be able to speak French and Arabic fluently because they sound nice
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Young Nurses!
    Graduated my LPN program at 22 and just became an RN at 24. Hopefully moving on to my masters in a few years!! I was the youngest in my LPN and RN program!
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. ADN's being pushed out
    Graduated in May with my ASN after being an LPN for 2 years. Just got a job full time at a major area hospital and its unionized! Boom Shaka Laka!! Of course still going for my BSN but there is...
    Sep 14, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    I love being part of my union. I pay$18/week and recieve amazing health benefits (almost no copays, dental including braces,vision, dermatology,chiropracture) they provide/pay for child care, pay up...
    Sep 14, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  12. Men in Nursing Conference - Oct. 24 - 25, 2013, Newark, NJ
    $435 I can literally drive to miami and take a five night cruise. I would live to go but its too cost prohibitive. Maybe when I get a rich husband one day.
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  13. new grad RN 11-7 shift, sleep suggestions?
    I've been doing 11-7 for two years and am still nit used to it. I will be moving to 7am to 7pm three days a week next month which I pray will be better. I try not to eat when I get home from worm...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. A Day In the Life of a LPN
    Arrive on my unit 15 min early. First thing I do is count the narcs, lock them up and recieve a horrible report from the regular nurse I am relieving which usually consists of "everyone is...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. There is hope!!
    Ive been an LPN for 2/12 years and just recived my RN license 4 Weeks ago. I had an interview last week and just recieved a call from HR today offering me a full time stroke unit position at a local...
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  16. Does anyone else feel pressure to get your RN?
    I've been an LPN for 2 1/2years and recently recieved my RN licesne ASN. I was not "pressured" to persue my RN but instead constantly bombarded by "when you getting your RN", "what's an LPN","So your...
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. Vent! PEG tube replacement
    It is my facilities policy to apply a dressing and send them to the ER which is exactly what I have done numerous times in the past 2 years. The nursing supervisor knows this but acted on her own,...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. WGU and higher education
    Has anyone had any expierence with transfering into a NP or CRNA after completing a BSN or MSN from WGU my enrollment councelor said it depends on each individual school
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  19. WGU and tuition reimbursment
    Good day fellow nurses! I am interested in attending WGU for my RN to BSN. I have yet to speak with an enrollment councelor and hope to do so in the next few days. I am a member of a very large...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  20. Vent! PEG tube replacement
    Thank you for all the replies! I was feeling horrible about the situation. My ADN called me today and I explained what happend. She said in the future if I am uncomfortable or have a bad feeling...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Vent! PEG tube replacement
    Good day fellow nurses! I just got off work and had a long shift (orange juice splashed all over me by a combative and arrgumentative patient) as well as a fall and a long med pass! Some background...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How much do you owe in student loans?
    Paid my LPN out of pocket in full and my ASN out of pocket in full both at state school. Hopefully paying my BSN out of pocket also at a state school. Most likley taking a loan for part of my masters...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New Grad: feeling defeated
    Agreed time is the best cure. I'm sure you will find a job it may take some time. Network, leads, and toning your resume are good ideas. I graduated in May as well recived and my RN license a few...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. Last Week LICH Now Interfaith?
    This scares me! Hundreds if not thousands will be layed off half of whome are nurses with hospital expierence. That means new grads will have a much more difficult time in the nyc area
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  25. Need a pick me up & to vent
    I have encountered the same feelings and thoughts as well as opinions from others ever since I became an LPN three years ago. Examples: "what do you do?"ME "I am an LPN" majority of responses;...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner

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