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  1. Best advice on switching specialties?
    In addition, getting certifications in that area (i.e. PALS) where possible are always helpful to show to the recruiter/manager that you have real interest/drive to be in that area.
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Do you chart lies?
    Asking the tough questions to both male and female patients is part of being an RN. I've had patients who seemed OK on the outside and then when I asked these questions said they were suicidal or...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What did your manager do for you?
    How can a manager truly understand the needs of the unit unless she will occasionally work the floor herself? One of my old managers would try to 'help' by answering call lights, and instead of...
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Do you chart lies?
    Sure Ive seen this a lot, most especially with assessments, where people just copy-paste from the last shift. For example, charting patient is still on tele when it had been discontinued two days...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Can any one Help me..?
    As JustBeachyNurse said, FMLA is the answer, and will give you 12 weeks unpaid time where they are required to hold your job for you. Go directly to your HR department to talk to them to verify your...
    Aug 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Question
    Why buy books? Just head to your local library. I'd suggest starting with medical terminology. Getting a basic understanding of this will help give you a great start!
    Aug 2
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Should I go to pinning?
    I didn't go to mine and am still happy about my choice 8 years later. Like you, I felt my school was unsupportive during my time there so I didn't want the teachers to pin me, nor did I want to pay...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  8. In at 6:30, out at 9:00 and not a drop of food. I love this job!
    My best piece of advice would be to talk to the experienced nurses at your place of employment. That will give you the most personalized response, given they know the you and the floor with all its...
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Abuse at school
    Where did I state abuse is non existent in nursing? Where did anyone state abuse is non existent in nursing(or in any other profession)? You bypassed my questions and the requests from other...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Abuse at school
    A lot of what you wrote, even in the follow up posts is still quite vague. What do you mean here, like if you have a question about an assignment you can't email the teacher? what do you mean...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Let's hear about your worst shift ever!
    In my worst shift I had multiple patients doing poorly. One patient started having 10/10 chest pain on my shift while seeing dead relatives. Had another patient who was pregnant (she should have...
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Not using an Alcohol swab before injections
    So you cleaned the skin, then had a clean needle touch the skin, then you put a new needle on and gave the injection? You're just fine, don't give it a second thought! :)
    Jul 2
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. What would help you love your job?
    Does it though? As the OP mentioned, hiring and training replacement nurses costs a LOT of money. So while short staffing saves money in the short term, I'm not convinced it does in the long term. ...
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Bedside rounding in-front of patients
    I'm actually a fan of bedside report both as a nurse and as a patient. Generally what I've always done with bedside report is that I'll meet up with the oncoming nurse at the nurses' station and...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Assumptions
    You realize you're assuming about her assumptions? I'm a white RN and I've been mistaken for a tech before. While racism is not dead, there could be a myriad of reasons she said tech (such as...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. If you had money to spend on your unit or staff---
    As sad as it is, my number one suggestion would be for basic, working supplies for the unit... 2 or 3 working O2 sat monitors An extra dynamap or IV pump which can be swapped in when your...
    Jun 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. When's the doctor coming in??
    I've had this happen a lot to me, usually the family asks this because they want to try to be present when the doc comes in (i.e. they don't want to leave to grab a sandwich if the doc may be coming...
    Jun 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Staffing Issues.  (rant)
    Unfortunately many hospitals staff inappropriately. While things will get better after a year due to your increasing expertise/familiarity with how to handle situations with more ease/efficiency,...
    Jun 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Does it get better being a new nurse?
    Its not my first career - being a new hospital nurse was leaps and bounds harder with worse working conditions. However, I think the poor staffing had a huge influence on that. If it had been...
    Jun 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Does it get better being a new nurse?
    As was said earlier, many new nurses portray an image of confidence which does not accurately reflect their internal stress and anxiety. I've experienced it, seen it happen/talked about it to...
    Jun 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. I may be beating a dead horse.....but utterly bewildered!
    Isn't the CNA/NNOC considered a nursing union though? They've been instrumental in nurse-patient ratios.
    May 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. lets have a fun
    I don't know many people who would equate talking about mistakes with fun!
    May 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Bedside shift report
    As a L&D patient, bedside report is the only reason I found out I had a placental abruption, so for me it was very informative. As a nurse, I did bedside report in 2 of the hospitals I worked...
    May 17
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Mothers - Postpartum teaching?
    I know this is an older topic but I would have liked to have more information on what to expect with infant feeding patterns at home, specifically cluster feeding. Also, I did not feel that I got...
    May 9
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Have bad attitude- RN to BSN programs
    TheCommuter - that is really interesting! How does the clinical portion work?
    May 6
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN


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