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  1. Union Pay
    Hi All, I was wondering how an employer/union determines the number of nursing experience years to base your pay upon. Do they perform a background check or contact past employers? Thanks!
    May 7
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  2. Denied Medical Leave Post-Op, Still Recovering
    Thank you everyone for your comments. :)
    Jun 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Denied Medical Leave Post-Op, Still Recovering
    Thank you so much CrunchRN. It is a ridiculous situation for sure. They have not been very accommodating. I figured it would better if they terminate me versus me resigning. Any other...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Denied Medical Leave Post-Op, Still Recovering
    We are not part of a union. My facility claims that if I am still not medically cleared, that I would need to resign due to the laws. At that time, when I am ready to return to work, then I would...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Denied Medical Leave Post-Op, Still Recovering
    Hi fellow nurses, Last week I had a fundoplication with hiatal and umbilical hernia repair. I had to use all my remaining PTO to cover last week but have now run out. My doctor submitted the FMLA...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Returning to work after C. Diff
    Hi fellow nurses, I am a nurse who was unfortunate to have surgery, be on antibiotics, and contract Clostridium difficile. I was wondering how long I need to wait before returning to work. I have...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Lazy and disrespectful Nursing Assistants
    Sounds horrible...and time to look for a new position elsewhere where your voice is heard. Sorry to hear dear!
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Lazy and disrespectful Nursing Assistants
    I would say your best bet is to speak to a nursing manager about the issue...and continue up the ladder if necessary. Good luck!
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Regarding nursing students- was this too much to ask?
    As a recent grad, I think this is a welcomed "assign,net". I would have taken you up on it. But if the student has difficulty with the mess or doesn't come to the unit with enough knowledge, don't...
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Lazy and disrespectful Nursing Assistants
    This is e perfect place to vent! In a way, I'm glad I'm in the ICU where we have no nursing assistants to delegate to, yet, I'm also often jealous. Performing basic tasks that are repetitive like...
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Without Orders
    Each hospital varies due to their policies and procedures. Since I'm in the ICU, we often are required to take action without a doctor being there right away. We receive all the necessary orders...
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How often do you have codes on your unit?
    I'm in the ICU and new. I was at first a bit creeped out but there are always more than 2 RNs next to you, two doctors and other bystanders. At my 300-bed hospital, we usually have 3 or so MI codes a...
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Blackout curtains
    Hi fellow night shift RNs! I purchased blackout curtains. Unfortunately, light came in through the sides so I used 3M Dura Lock Velcro on the sides, however, a lot of light is still creeping in...
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. How is Nursing School really like?
    It is quite hard. You need to be dedicated and up for the challenge. They cramp a ton of information into a short amount of time. Really do study it and true to know it because when you become a...
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. Did you have more stress FREE TIME after you graduated? What did you do?
    After recently graduating, I have had more "free time" but more stress. I'm constantly reassessing things I did at work the day prior. It's a constantly learning process.
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. 1st Day Being a Nurse:  Feel Small and Overwhelmed
    I am a new ICU nurse. Gosh, daily I feel like quitting because I feel stupid constantly. While the other nurses on my floor are amazing and help me out, I still feel dumb. I remind myself of all...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  17. Night shift syndrome
    I have utilized ear plugs, black-out curtains, and still an eye mask. I have tried melatonin and Valerian root extract, but I'm not much of a fan.
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. IV Fluid Help
    Hi fellow nurses, I'm a recent graduate working my first job. I have found many challenges learning all the different drip rates, concentrations, etc. I have come across a few useful guides, but...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Dry Hands
    Thanks so much everyone! I have tried absolutely every lotion but I feel like reapplying lotion every time I wash my hands is ridiculous. It may be the soap my hospital uses too. :(
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Dry Hands
    Does anyone have any wisdom on how to heal dry hands and maintain them this way?
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. salary of RN-BSN/MSN
    New nurses in Chicago have a base hourly salary of $27, not including night or weekend differentials.
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. Lactated Ringer Solution Confusion
    We know that Lactated Ringer is an Isotonic solution and that it is commonly used for burns because it is high in electrolytes. But when do you decide when to give Hypertonic solutions (packed with...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. Being Gay and a Male Nursing Student
    I LOVE that I just came across this thread! It's a good point. Coming from a gay male who just finished nursing school, I see my sexuality as an advantage. We usually get along with all the girl...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  24. Wearing scrubs at the gym??
    Pretty much anyone can buy scrubs. They are like PJs now-a-days. The guy working out may have not been a medical professional at all. If he just uses them to work out, good for him. I just hope...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  25. Help with direction to take ?
    I agree with Joe above. See what local hospitals are looking for. For instance, if you're in a city with an excess of nurses like Chicago, there is a lot of competition. They prefer to hire those...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student


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