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  1. Still Raw: Six months after graduation, five months after employment
    And I should say that the rewards of helping people still outweigh the negs for me.
    Nov 10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Still Raw: Six months after graduation, five months after employment
    Well, you've hit just about every nail on the head. I've had many preceptors just like you had. The job does get easier. But the truth is nurses are always mandated to do more with less. ...
    Nov 10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. 21 Things you never mention at a hospital job interview
    I love #20. Thanks for the giggles
    Oct 28
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. bully
    Yes, we do have assigned seats. And I haven't been on to give more info cause I have been sick. Found out it was just a youngish nurse that was trying to be "cool". Several of the others working...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. bully
    So….if you are at work and go to sit down in your chair and see that someone put ultrasound gell all over it….would that be considered bullying?
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Only in New York
    What a scarey, but wonderful encounter. I know it was lifechanging for you. Thanks for sharing a valuable lesson.
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  7. Intrusiveness and unwanted touching of pregnant bellies
    I hated having my belly touched too. I don't know why, but it has never occurred to me to reach out and touch someones belly. But I have always been very respectful of peoples personal space. I...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Given a warning
    We aren't allowed to go off unit to get food for people. What if something went wrong with one of your other pts while you were gone. We have a nutrition room in the unit and I can offer cheese...
    May 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. How To Be A Great ICU Colleague
    How bout patient is going to a higher level of care. The ECU (eternal care unit) or pt is circling the drain.
    Apr 29
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  10. Good Cross Country Agent?
    Last name *******, can't remember if first name is ******* or *******. She is great
    Apr 4
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. Am I unemployable as a nurse if....
    Sounds like you have been doing a great job already. Keep up the good work
    Mar 24
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  12. 3/6 months... quitting the job...
    I love working with the underserved "ghetto" population. I'll take your job and you can go work in a kushy office somewhere. I know a nurse that is very judgmental and I've always wondered why she...
    Mar 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Why I Cannot Sleep
    Thank you for being her advocate. This is the kind of stuff we see and it breaks our hearts. Get to work on all the steps the other posters have offered and then go to sleep with peace in your...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. It is time for a change folks....
    Every single pt in our ICU has to have a "fall" wristband on. That cracks me up. I mean if every single person has one its like no one having one. Am I the only one that thinks this is crazy.
    Mar 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Faces of the Boom: Nurses from Philippines give boost to Oil Patch health care
    I think I missed something. When I read the article I thought it said that it does hire and train new grads and still does so but went to the Philippine nurses due to retention problems. I didn't...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. My First Patient
    I'm crying. Beautiful story, so glad you have joined the nursing world. We are lucky to have you
    Feb 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. ER: A Family's Emotional Well Being
    God bless you.
    Feb 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Team leader "helping me find a new job"
    Staffs are being reduced everywhere. My ICU/CCU now makes everyone take 3, not 2 patients. I left an ER after 7 years and went to ICU. I was sure I wouldn't like it, but it turns out I love it. ...
    Jan 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Behavior That Just Shouldn't Fly
    I have worked 3 staff jobs and several long term travel contracts and per diem agency jobs as an RN. All I can add to the above is that some of the places I have worked in were great with wonderful...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Holding Antihypertiensives
    Hold the med, call the doc. Only smart thing to do. It is our imperative to hold and not do something to a patient if it seems wrong, but we then need to contact the doctor and discuss the matter...
    Dec 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. How do you get around when the weather is bad?
    Pack a bag and stay in the hospital or at the hotel across the street. Small discount from hotel. Last storm we had I checked into the hotel Fri night about 5 and went to work at 7P. Stayed 3...
    Dec 13, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  22. The question "How long have you been a nurse?"
    I got a kick out of telling people I was a new grad, cause I was in my late 40s. Everyone thought that since I was "old" I had been a nurse for a long time.
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Top ten reasons for being fired - Falsification of Documentation
    Our hospital has a scan system for giving meds. First you scan the meds, then scan the patient, and hit enter so technically you have scanned that the meds have been given before the pt swallows...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Is this a legal part of the job?
    I would not go outside the building for any length of time. If something happened to one of the patients I fear you might be charged with pt abandonment. Sounds like someone is trying to con you...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. Tired Of Being The Bad Guy
    Sounds like you def need a little break from this. The way I learned to cope with doing what you do is to remind myself that the kiddo needs something that I can do better and faster than most...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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