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  1. Scrubs for a very curvy girl--I NEED help!
    Another option for cheaper - try and see if there is a second hand uniform store in your area. Might be worth checking out to see if there is a collection of scrubs to try on. They may have many...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  2. Full Moon Friday the 13th
    Bonus! Tomorrow is a scheduled day off! And I am not on call this weekend! Yay me! ;) Though, some of the stories from nights and full moons are still some of the most entertaining stories I...
    Jun 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. RN's what was your occupation while in nursing school?
    While I was in nursing school, I had three jobs (at the same time). Plus a full time BSN program. I worked in a call center, I worked as an assistant in a local hospital, and worked as an...
    Jun 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Is this common with nurses and doctors?
    Sometimes there will be what seems like a "condensed" SBAR. The example you give is brief, but it meets all the criteria for SBAR (as a stepdown nurse I used a name instead of room #, but we...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. What Would You Do?
    I mean, isn't this basic stuff? You have a concern, so you have to voice it to someone who can do something about it. Which would mean that you call the doc and clarify the order. It really doesn't...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. Doc that hinders pain management
    I was so worked up about your experience and sharing mine...I missed your last paragraph about orders etc for patients. When I worked neuro stepdown we had two sets of orders for comfort...
    May 29
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  7. Doc that hinders pain management
    I ran into this issue when I worked neuro stepdown. I had a patient with terminal cancer that was metastatic to basically everywhere. Constant pain. The combinations of meds the attending wrote for...
    May 29
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  8. Millennials in the workplace
    Not deliberate. Apparently the two keys I hit at the same time cause the post to post prematurely. I would find the shortcut without trying.
    May 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Millennials in the workplace
    As a Millennial, I am not fully shocked that people have this complaint of my generation, but I also do take some offense (probably just being part of the offending generation). Let's get some...
    May 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. New CNA job/friendless
    I think I would stick it out some more if I were you. It's barely been about 2 months. Some of these folks probably barely know you. I would focus on my work, do everything to the best of my...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. When attending a traditional BSN program, are students told they're better than ADNs?
    I completed my nursing education in a BSN program. I made the choice that was right for me at the time. There were many factors. I was 17 when I was making college decisions. I thought I wanted...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. Do you like your job?
    I work in the OR in a hospital somewhere. I love my job, most days. Some days suck. But that's the nature of the OR. It can be a crazy pace, or be slow. Anything can happen.
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. 12 Hour Shifts
    I would agree, you get used to them eventually. 12s on days were MUCH easier for me than 12s on nights. 12s on nights was easier when I was a tech/PCA in nursing school - cause I had a 15 minute...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  14. "Get out of here... go do some 'doctor' stuff..."
    A while back, one of the surgery attendings I work with saw I was busy with things that I needed to do before the patient's procedure could start. He took it upon himself to grab the med student and...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. I can't be excited
    Congratulations! An A is awesome and exciting (and depending on your program - a rarity). I was in the upper 5ish% of my class in nursing school. At times it is SO hard to feel good about your...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Can nursing programs graduate practice ready nurses?
    I agree 100%! I made a decent wage at my first job as a new grad but it was not safe for patients or staff. I took a 20% pay cut and drove 75 miles one way to work in order to gain more experience...
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Can nursing programs graduate practice ready nurses?
    I am a BSN grad, and I'm glad I was...mostly because HR departments want those letters on your resume. And it's one less thing to do later. I worked with plenty of non-BSN nurses who were great,...
    Nov 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nurses that don't work holidays?
    My dad has had the same job for 37 years now (truck driver, union company awesome benefits and leave package partially part of the times). Even with his seniority and vacation allotments our...
    Oct 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. PLEASE HELP Before they kick me out!
    Have you been communicating with your professors? People are right, stuff happens in life. BUT things have to be dealt with responsibly. That means knowing and working within the rules. That also...
    Oct 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Young Nurses!
    I'm 24, and had just turned 22 when I graduated from nursing school. My graduating class was split - about 2/3 were mid to late 20s and the other 1/3 were second degree or non-traditional students. ...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Mandated colors
    Hospital A - major university hospital nationally recognized/renowned: I worked here as an assistant in nursing school, and did two clinical rotations there. RNs wore navy, assistants hunter green,...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  22. Are you required to get a flu shot in the nursing program?
    I no longer find wearing a mask annoying. At one time I would have agreed with your statement. I work in the OR and work 10 hour days, so I spend at least 9 of those hours wearing a mask daily (if...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Something not right
    I think it exists because in many areas (geographically, in the US at least), opportunities for LPN/LVNs are growing more limited outside of LTC. I will tell you this much, in the major US city I...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. Are you required to get a flu shot in the nursing program?
    Definitely work on finding documentation of your previous immunizations - my school required documentation of everything (mostly for clinical sites and the fact that I lived on campus), and if you...
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Mandatory OT
    Is your facility/unit short staffed? Is it required of everyone on the unit in the same job class? What does facility policy say? I've stayed voluntarily before (both as a step-down/med surg...
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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