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  1. I think I'm going to quit during orientation
    What you describe sounds a lot like my first job as a nurse. Working my butt off while others seem to coast through their shift. Some preceptors better than others. Like others have said, your...
    Dec 19
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Beard as a male nurse?
    Wore a beard all through school, and most of the past 35 years. It has never been an issue.
    Dec 19
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  3. job offer, what would you do?
    I agree with Amolucia. Unless they have specially agreed to the delayed acceptance, they may have already moved on to some onto else.
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. To take or not to take?
    1 percentage point is minimal. What's the validity of 91 vs 92%? How many pass at 92 vs 91? As the PP wrote, no ever feels totally ready. From the obstacles you wrote of if you waited,...
    Dec 13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. I wish they had to stay and watch the chaos
    Yes, it is a flow problem to try to discharge a large number of patients all at once. Obviously everyone can't be first, and we have a problem with unhappy patients who were "discharged by the...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act
    I read the bill. i see no practical value to it at all. Seems like a lot of pandering to a select few.
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Calling in sick
    Sounds like you tried to work through it. Sometimes a day of rest is needed. if you are truly sick, you are sick.
    Dec 13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. How common is it for employers to pay for BSN?
    Everyplace I've ever worked has offered tuition reimbursement. Hospital 1 helped pay for my BSN, Hospital 2 helped with my masters. Not 100%, and one required I stay a year to get final payment,...
    Dec 13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act
    This moved from discussion of a state bill, that it appears that none of us has even read, to a religious debate. if anyone has actually seen the bill, could they produce a link so we can discuss...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Faking seizures?
    excelent post. Its important for the OP to realize that there ~40 different types of seizures, ranging from absence seizures that may not even be noticed, to the classic grand mal/tonic-colonic. ...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. can I visit a resident outside of work?
    When I did homecare, the RN would occasionally do a courtesy visit to the hospital, but that was also involved a care planning component. But it can also be a boundary issue. Just talk it over with...
    Dec 13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Should I have to deal with this?
    No, you should not be made to feel unsafe. what is management's reaction? The unit should protocols in place to screen for contraband. Those items should have have been caught. in my dept every...
    Dec 10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Why are we against suicide?
    Why WOULDN'T we try to keep them safe in the hope that life can and will get better? If they are homeless, or without families are they less worthy of keeping alive than the middle class guy or...
    Dec 9
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. pregnant and thinking about resignation
    Why not apply for FML for this condition too?
    Dec 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What job will you do for your semi-retirement?
    Mehhh.....it was the best of the stock choices. and it's not menacing...it's cool and mysterious. :cool:
    Dec 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. can i appeal the licensing board
    Yeah, but you did have 2 1/2 years to try, and you only tried twice right? Take the refresher and increase your potential for passing.
    Dec 3
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  17. What job will you do for your semi-retirement?
    I find the faceless face to be pretty creepy. When I retire from my full time gig, I think I'll do the things I can't do now, including taking an extended motorcycle trip through Europe. Then work...
    Dec 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Depression from nursing?
    Yes, it is very stressful adjusting to entry into a new career. However, you need to take care of yourself first. If your employer offers tuition reimbursement then they'll also be offering EAP. ...
    Dec 2
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  19. Do you believe that socioeconomics and educations are biggest factors?
    Bad manners & a sense of entitlement are free to anyone who wants to have them. the rich and well educated may be using prettier words to say the same things that the poor and downtrodden. OP,...
    Dec 1
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. want to help
    Contact your local BAR Association, ask for a referral to an attorney referral. Initial consultations are usually dirt cheap, and you can get some idea of what your options are. and all BON are...
    Dec 1
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  21. Hate Medical Nursing! I want Psych!
    Many times you will have many of the same time demands as on the medical floors. In terms of respect, if you're a nurse who's really knowledgable & dedicated to the specially, you'll get plenty of...
    Nov 30
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. Homeless working the system, multiple admissions
    I think you really need to look at chronic mental illness and consider how it affects the individual. It affects thought processes, judgement and problem solving. There is definitely a small core...
    Nov 30
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. The "increase minimum wage" issue.
    "I'm thinking that if my union is pushing for the minimum wage to increase to (for example only) $14/hr, then the union should be pushing just as hard for the RN wage to also increase by 50%. If the...
    Nov 30
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  24. How to get there?
    Good for you. Psychology courses may certainly help. I'm going to post a bunch of mental health links soon, but you can start with Home - American Psychiatric Nurses Association
    Nov 28
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. Coffee and milk injected into IV, kills patient
    if my memory serves, wasn't part of the problem that there was inadequate differentiation between ports?
    Nov 27
    Forum: Nursing News


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