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  1. ER Nurses -- Any Advice for RN Student?
    This week my clinical assignment is in the ER. Any experienced nurses have any advice for a student RN?
    Feb 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    I've been in several professions also. Nursing is a difficult profession in part due to the non-compassionate nature of some long term nurses. Ironic considering nursing is a "caring profession." ...
    Dec 12, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Adult Children of Alcoholic...does your childhood effect your career?
    You certainly rose about your "raising." Give yourself credit for your hard work and determination to reach your life's goals. Use your own internal compass as your guide to determine that you are...
    Jul 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Nurses in my Family, but None Are Helping Me
    Three of my sisters are advance practice nurses (APN), they advised me to work toward another degree. They were very forthcoming about the difficulties in the profession and suggested that I pursue...
    Jul 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What do I say to rude patients?
    This may be off the topic a bit, but what is about our society that implies that it is okay to mistreat or be mean to someone else? I would like to understand this pervasive attitude in American...
    Jul 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. seasoned nurses..less stress in ltc or med/surg
    Residents come back faster and sicker than ever to my facility. You would be surprised how several post surgery rt and the rest of your group can keep you busy.
    Jul 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What do I say to rude patients?
    I would like to understand why some pt/rt are rude. Personally, I listen until the person is done and then ask, "What can I do to make it better?" In my experience that stops them dead in their...
    Jul 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. long term care facilities..computerized charting yet?
    Time stands still where I work--no computerized charting yet. It is still a great place to work for me! :nuke:
    Jul 15, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. I do not care anymore
    It sounds like you have really cared about doing a good job and the chronic stress has exhausted your inner resources. I really do think of this profession from a different point of view. Coming...
    Jul 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I need help: a nurse not prepared for the job
    There are so many specialty areas that you can investigate besides hospital staff nursing. Of course, the experience is very helpful to solidify your skills. You could work in an office, OR, or...
    Jul 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. ADN VS BSN(Sorry for being a pester)
    Have you thought about an online program? I believe that Indiana State University has one.
    Jun 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Roll Call, LPN to RN Students!!!
    Amen. I agree that the doubters will be convinced that you are the "ideal" student when they are wise enough to see it! :yeah:
    Aug 25, '08
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  13. does age REALLY matter?
    I do not think I'll work in staff nursing "bedside" nursing. I have three sisters who are advanced practice RNs and they are very honest regarding how physicaly difficult this can be for anyone. I...
    Aug 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Dying Pts who are still full codes.
    Would this be a topic for social work to address? In one hospital where I did my clinicals, the social worker regularly addressed this very issue with elder patients.
    Aug 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. does age REALLY matter?
    Yes I do agree with you that age does matter when regarding "staff" bedside nursing. I can only speak for myself. I am pushing 50 years old and I agree that traditional hospital "staff" nursing would...
    Aug 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nurse fired for calling police
    My main concern in this situation is the safety of all the patients, staff, and friends/family that happen to be there during these multiple incidents. Clearly, the situation was escalating and...
    Aug 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Care Plans - What's their purpose? - What do you think of them?
    Scribblerpnp, Thanks so much for the detailed explanation of the purpose and value of careplans. I too felt that they were most likely a waste of time when I was in nursing school. In fact, I...
    Jul 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Ohio nurses, hospitals at odds over patient-ratio proposal
    I am currently reading a book by Suzanne Gordon Safety in Numbers (2008) ISBN: 9780801446832. This book addresses this issue about mandated staffing ratios in California (2004) and Victoria Australia...
    Jul 29, '08
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. What do CRNa´s earn per year in the US
    I have two sisters who are CRNAs working in the East. The youngest works at a surgical center associated with a major medical center northwest of Philadelphia. Her base salary is $92,000 (+ call time...
    Jul 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    Yes. I do believe that nurses can be hostile to students and new nurses. I have personally experienced this during my clinical rotations in nursing school. As you can see, I am not a young student. I...
    Jul 29, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Anyone else call 'em johnnies?
    I believe that Australian nurses call hospital gowns "Johnnies." I am currently reading a book by Suzanne Gordon Safety in Numbers (2008) ISBN: 9780801446832. This book about California and...
    Jul 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Nurse fired for calling police
    I think this is a case of a hostile work environment. With the past documentation of staff abuse and lack of management intervention, I would suspect the hospital may be subject to litigation. I...
    Jul 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I can't stand my new job at ALL. Thinking about quitting
    This sounds like a terrible situation. I agree with the previous postings that this position is not a good fit for you. Follow you gut and go.
    Jul 25, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I think I'm gonna get my first write up
    It seems like you prioritized wisely. Your responsibility is to the patient and not the ancillary family and friends gathered for the birth. Good job! I agree that you knew who you were really...
    Jul 25, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. EITC LPN to RN Program
    Eastern Idaho Technical College in Idaho Falls recently started a parttime LPN to ADN program (Fall 2007). Has anyone heard how this is going? It is a 4 semester program starting in the fall and...
    Jul 24, '08
    Forum: Idaho Nursing