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  1. Charge nurse
    I don't really like being charge. When I am assigned to be charge I have to take a full patient assignment myself and get no extra pay for it. The unit manager just assigns someone to be charge every...
    Jan 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Bullied by a new grad, wth???
    Unfortunately this kind of stuff happens all the time in nursing. It's one of the things I really hate about this job. You can work your tail off and the next shift nit picks everything apart as if...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Who is responsible to find shift coverage?
    I think that if MA 1 agrees to take a shift for MA 2, the shift now belongs to MA 1. If MA 1 will not come in for that shift she should be held accountable for it. It's a crap thing to do to MA 2.
    Jan 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Workplace Bullying-Nursing or 7th Grade?
    I've been a hospital RN for nine years and I was talking about this very subject with a non-nurse friend of mine at lunch today. I told her that I find it strange that the supposedly "caring" field...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Does nursing really suck that badly?
    I couldn't agree more. I could have written this myself.
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Does nursing really suck that badly?
    This.
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Does nursing really suck that badly?
    I've been a nurse for almost 9 years and yes, it can suck that badly at times. I wondered the same thing before I became a nurse. How can it be that bad to have job security and make decent money?...
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do Not Over-Share!
    I completely agree. Don't give backstabbers and gossipers any fodder.
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  9. Nursing Shortage
    I agree with the part of your post where you said that hospitals like to make one person do the work of three people. My unit at my hospital is always short staffed but that's the way they want it....
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nurse-Patient ratios in rehab?
    You are very lucky. I work at an inpatient rehab hospital as well. I work from 7a-7p but with 8 patients every day. I wish our medical director would set a limit of 6 for us. I don't think they care...
    Nov 30, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  11. Words of encouragment...please
    I failed a couple of tests in nursing school but I still made it through. I failed one big test because I had something weird happening the night before the test. I was getting strange stalker calls...
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Officially giving up
    I don't know what state you live in or which other states you have tried exactly, but have you tried applying to smaller towns and rural areas rather than larger cities? Perhaps places that are...
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. The sight of blood makes me pass out.
    I can clean up poop from bedpans and bedside commodes all day and it doesn't bother me, but having to squeeze poop out of a colostomy bag...yikes. I have to hold my breath and try so hard not to let...
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  14. Being a shy nurse
    I used to be shy too but after being an RN for over 8 years now I am no longer that way. My personality sways more towards being an introvert than an extrovert but I am no longer shy at work. I...
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. When do you usually finish your tests?
    It's been over 8 years since I graduated nursing school, but I was always one of the last 2 or 3 left in the room when taking tests. I would always start by answering the questions I knew and leaving...
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. Been over a month..
    I don't think I would contact them again. If they want to hire you, they will call you. You have already followed up with them and they know you are interested. It's hard to be patient, but if you...
    Sep 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  17. "I'm not floating."
    I agree. I don't mind to do my fair share of floating but lately it has been happening to me once or twice a week. I am NOT in the float pool. I have a home unit. My hospital makes us do it all the...
    Sep 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Confusion regarding how to enter into Nursing.
    If I were you, I honestly would stick to jobs in finance. Why go back to school for another four year degree and get into a lot of student loan debt for something you may or may not even enjoy? New...
    Sep 10, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. Any nurses that don't regret becoming a nurse?
    I don't hate being a nurse, I just hate the hospital I work at. It is a rare day if the nurses ever get breaks. We are pulled from our home units 2 or 3 days a week and never have any continuity of...
    Sep 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Big pay cut at Orlando Health, please help your fellow Nurses
    A hospital I used to work at recently cut nurse's and CNA's evening/night and weekend differential pay by almost half too. They cut down on staffing too so nurses were essentially doing more work...
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. I need advice..... BAD!
    I've been a hospital RN for 8 years now and I still dread going in every day. So far I've worked in three different facilities but it's all about the same. Sad, but true. I hope you find something...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  22. Who are PCTs accountable to?
    In my hospital, nursing assistants work under direction of the nurse. You need to ask your unit manager what your responsibilities are. The day shift person who trained you said that you are not to...
    May 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Is nursing hard on a marriage?
    My family knows that I am a nurse and that some weekend work, holiday work, and odd hours just go with the territory. They respect it and we work around it. Maybe we have to have our Christmas...
    May 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Looking for some input and words of encouragement
    I wish you luck in your endeavors Josh. You sound like a nice guy. Lose the weight and have a goal to work towards. You may have to take out student loans to help with school expenses. Many of us had...
    May 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. are you happy in the state your in?
    I would stay in California if I already lived there because nurses are protected from having too many patients to safely care (the nurse to patient ratio) for in that state. It's the only state in...
    Mar 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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