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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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 Degrees
  14. 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 Degrees
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. City of Brotherly Love!
    Hello Philidelphia area nurses! I am a few questions and looking for some input. A brief background about me; I've been an LPN for 2 1/2 years and have worked in LTC full time for 2 years as well as...
    Aug 1, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  22. Poop Free Nursing Jobs in the Hospital?
    Go work at the bank. If your not willing to take care of a patient in all kf their needs then you should not be a nurse. Nursing is taking care of patients at their worst moments. Boom shaka laka
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. NYC LPN RATES
    If you have an apt and don't need to pay rent then what's the big deal that wouldve been your biggest expense. If you have your LPN license than you might as well spend your time looking and applying...
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. NYC LPN RATES
    I live and work on Long Island (20 min from queens) and I work full time in a nursing home for $25/hour. I'm in the union as well. The cost of living here is insane!! My small tiny apartment is 400...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. My first med error (Rant)
    Every favility has different protocols. I wouldn't blame the computer system this error, although I think its absolutley absurd for fsbs results to take an hour and a half to upload. I mean this is...
    May 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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