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  1. Hospital nurses - is it really that bad?
    I work med/surg too and agree with so much of what is said here. My big gripes about working for hospital corporations is how nurses are seen as an expense, not an important commodity. If there were...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. WHY does a B.S. + RN not equal BSN
    From what I've found in my research on this, a BSN nurse has to take stats, community nursing, nursing leadership and sometimes an advanced assessment class that an ADN nurse doesn't take in their...
    Jul 18, '11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  3. new medical intern on the service....  need advice
    My big things are: *Listen to the nurse if he/she says they are concerned. I can't tell you how many times myself or another nurse has been concerned about a patient and call the doc or resident...
    Jun 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. how much experience before I got my WOCN cert?
    So I'm just coming up on my one year mark as an RN. I work on a busy surgical floor, where I see lots of wounds, fistulas, and ostomies etc. I know I eventually want to be a WOC nurse. I have looked...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  5. Bad Decision -- Huge Amount of Debt, Need Advice
    I am right there with you, except my loans are a little over 100k. Our stories are similar. It really is terrifying going into your life and career with that much debt. Of course, if we could go back...
    May 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. The introverted nurse
    Another quiet RN here- I had a review recently with my nurse manager and she told me the same kinds of things- "your patients are going to think you're not confident or competent" and "we want you...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. payscales are secrets huh?
    So I am wanting to relocate to a new state and am curious about the payscales at the hospitals I am looking at. The hospitals in my current area post their payscales plain as day when they post jobs...
    May 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. cheapest online RN to BSN?
    Thanks everyone for these suggestions. This saves me a lot of research time and it's always nice to hear opinions from other nurses about programs instead of jumping blind into something. I will...
    May 12, '11
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  9. cheapest online RN to BSN?
    So I have my ADN and then a bachelor's degree in another field. Because I already have a bachelor's I cannot receive any federal aid to get my BSN. I am looking for the cheapest online programs out...
    May 11, '11
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  10. Customer Service at any cost and its effect on burn out and safety??
    What really gets me is how we as nurses are often held accountable for EVERYTHING. Any bad experience or complaint is a nurses fault. My manager leaves press ganeys out for us to read sometimes, and...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. needing a prescription for vaseline??
    So I was working overnight a few nights ago and one of my patients was complaining of her lips being dry and she really wanted some vaseline. I told her we have chapstick stocked on the floor, and...
    Apr 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nurse's aides are running the the floor.
    This has clearly turned into a CNA vs RN debate, and each side is going to think they are right. I think the people with the most valid points though, are those that have worked as a CNA and are now...
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. can I do OR and floor nursing?
    Hi all, I am a fairly new grad working on a busy med/surg floor. We actually get mainly post surgical patients, which I enjoy, but I am also potentially interested in being a nurse IN surgery, not...
    Jan 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. what makes a good nurse?
    It's interesting (and comforting) for me to read that some of you don't think being outgoing and talkative makes a good nurse. I just had my first review at my job on med/surg as a new grad (one...
    Dec 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. side job/second job?
    So I am a fairly recent new grad working on a busy med/surg floor. I work almost full time, and I am already afraid I'm going to get burnt out. Even through school I knew I probably didn't want to...
    Nov 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. My Preceptor is making life miserable!!
    Just a suggestion here but a few weeks ago we had a new nurse orienting on my unit. He had two different preceptors (switching back and forth) and after a few shifts he told one of two "I appreciate...
    Oct 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Student Loan Scariness.....What can be done to make things easier?
    Hey someone who is in the exact same situation as me! I know how awful it is being saddled with this much debt and just starting out in life. If I could do it over, I would have made different...
    Oct 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Are nurses allowed to wear "doctor-like" lab coats?
    So I get cold at work a lot but have always found the lab coats available in nursing uniform stores to be a little unstylish and frumpy for me. While looking online, I've come across a few lab coats...
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. shift differential and qualifying for mortgage
    As someone pointed out earlier, I am a first time buyer without many options. Every little bit of income helps, since this is going to be the determining factor whether or not I can buy something...
    Sep 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. shift differential and qualifying for mortgage
    So here's the deal: I am trying to qualify for a mortgage and would really like to include my shift differential in my annual income, since this obviously would help me qualify for more money. My...
    Sep 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. how to sign up for Pearson Quick Vue?
    Hi I am taking the NCLEX tomorrow (omg!) but I don't think I've signed up for the $8 quick results. I am not sure how to do this. I have logged into my Pearsonvue account and searched their website,...
    Jul 22, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Could I like OB even if I'm an "all natural" kind of girl?
    So I've just graduated, and although I never have imagined myself in OB, I have been potentially offered a position in labor and delivery (and the market for new grads in my area is terrible, so I'm...
    May 27, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Nursing job a sure bet? Think again according to ABC news
    Finally a REAL article about what is happening in nursing. Hopefully more people are catching on that nursing isn't immune to the recession. Nursing Job a Sure Bet? Think Again - ABC News
    May 24, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. is it possible- L&D to med/surg?
    Thanks for all your opinions. I know I really should take whatever I can get in this crappy economy, but I just needed to hear that I won't be stuck as an OB nurse the rest of my life (unless I...
    May 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. is it possible- L&D to med/surg?
    Here is my dilemma. I have just graduated and will sit for boards in a few weeks. The hiring market in my area is TERRIBLE! Hospitals are on hiring freezes and it's just a rough time out there for...
    May 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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