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  1. What to do....quit?
    The VA culture is different than the private sector. It just is because it is federal. It will take time to get through the hiring process and vetting. Now that Uncle Sam has decided to put some...
    Aug 8
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. What to do....quit?
    Can I suggest going to the nursing specialties forum here at allnurses? Many, many other areas that would give you a break from the insanity that you are facing in the hospital wards everyday. It...
    Aug 8
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. Need survey participants for MSN: re: Veteran Centered Care
    It's my experience that out in the private sector, there isn't enough education regarding vet centered care and resources.
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Need survey participants for MSN: re: Veteran Centered Care
    Unfortunately Saphy, I work in a VA Hospital. Otherwise, I would be more than happy to help.
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Is this common with teaching hospitals?
    Amen sis!
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Is this common with teaching hospitals?
    Glad that the attendings, residents, interns etc. are civilized and sensitive at your facility. Guess if they aren't, they get sent to other programs. Wish this was the same in the facilities I've...
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Can nursing programs graduate practice ready nurses?
    You are absolutely right. We had extensive clinical experiences the entire 3 years of school. This included all areas in the hospital setting as well as community/outpatient. We also used current...
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What a Union Can Do For You
    Unions are also as good as the people who have been voted in to represent employees in case of issues.
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  9. Top 10 reasons we get fired!
    No it isn't easy to recover. I think part of the reason I was let go was also the things you mentioned in your post as well as what I posted on this thread. Sad. Too bad we can't see when karma...
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Top 10 reasons we get fired!
    I worked in a 400 bed hospital. I busted by butt for these people, worked OT when they "needed" me. Gave inservices, did nursing grand rounds a couple times and a plethora of other things. I had...
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Lawsuit Claims Nurse Was 'Worked to Death'
    That is when you should have filled out an incident report! and made copies for yourself in case it "got lost". We have a special form for that where I work. and many nurses are against...
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Lawsuit Claims Nurse Was 'Worked to Death'
    but then if you call in, the attendance policies of most hospitals will have you looking for a new job in no time!!
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Lawsuit Claims Nurse Was 'Worked to Death'
    When I worked night shift, I had several occasions where I came close to having an accident and finally did have one. I managed to have a concussion, whiplash and bruises all over which sure beat...
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. working where you get your own medical care?
    I didn't mind going to either acute hospital in my hometown. I went to nursing school at one and worked at the other, so there were a number of people I knew from both of them. If I needed to make...
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. tele RN certification?
    Check the aacn website. I have a couple of friends who work tele in another hospital and they received their certification. and to the other poster, yes CCRN is still out there.
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  16. Cruel Summer
    I totally relate to your post. You said so many things that touch me and my current situation. I am so sorry that you and your husband are going through this horrendous thing called cancer. If you...
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. Nurses laid off - Thanks to Obamacare
    Re-elect NO one!!! We need a change all the way around. Seriously.
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Big pay cut at Orlando Health, please help your fellow Nurses
    And there are those who oppose unions! This is an instance where a good union could help out in this situation. Pay cuts are happening more and more across the nation. The amount they want to cut...
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. Voluntary hospitalization, does it affect nursing license?
    I was hospitalized back 1991 for major depression. Hospitalization helped me "snap out of it" quicker than going through weeks of therapy and med adjustments. I had no issues with the BON in my...
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  20. Sick employees in the workplace
    I work in ICU. I also have lung issues. When I have patients who are coughing and hacking, I wear a mask. It's been a long time since I have caught anything from one of my patients. However, last...
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. going crazy with the politics
    I ran into the situation where I ran out of comp time, vacation time and sick leave when my husband was sick. I would not wish that on anyone. As you all know the bills keep coming. If your...
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Advice for dealing with addicts?
    Ha @ "the fish bowl". This was what we called our nurse's station on the adult general psych unit!
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  23. Where is the Respiratory Therapist?
    Write him up! Each and every time he's a no show. It's a pain in the butt, but you need to cover yourself too. He's a liability. I'm surprised his RT coworkers haven't tried to do something about...
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. going crazy with the politics
    Time for use of the serenity prayer!
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Sick employees in the workplace
    I have lung problems. If I catch the creeping crud, it goes straight to my lungs. One of my coworkers came to work with a fever, coughing, and the whole 9 yards. Even though I did what I could, I...
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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