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  1. CNA before nursing
    All of the nursing schools in my area do require you to have your CNA before you get accepted. I worked as one for many years before I became an RN & I feel it gave me an advantage over the others in...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Do RT's ever help you with bedside nursing?
    The ones I work with do. Almost all ancillary staff will help us out if it's within their scope of practice. Just this morning while I was passing my morning meds, a phlebotomist asked me if it was...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. When patients request NOT to have you as their nurse...
    I'm kind of feeling bad about this. I work on a Medical Unit at my hospital and one night last week, I found out a patient I had the previous night requested that I not be his nurse again that night....
    Feb 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. RN - $14.75/hr?!?
    I made more than that as a CNA! Twice that now as an RN. Holy cow!
    Jan 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nursing is nothing like a hotdog
    Great job! Pretty cool accomplishment, huh? We used hot dogs back in school too for TB practice.
    Oct 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Bedside Reporting- your thoughts
    We have a script to follow as well during our bedside report. And a couple months ago, they added something new. We have to write on the white board the TIME we will be back to check on them! We do...
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Interesting or Different Anatomy:What have you encountered?
    One night, I was having a problem inserting a Foley on a female patient. For the life of me, I could not find her urethra! After many of us tried, we called the nursing supervisor. To our surprise,...
    Oct 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nurses dressing up for Halloween
    Our hospital encourages costumes for Halloween. I just wear themed scrubs though. I think it's too hard to do your job effectively wearing a full costume. Years ago, when I worked at an LTC, one...
    Oct 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Why??? Sleep interrupted nocturia post 12hr shift...
    I will try that! Thanks! :)
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Is it ever appropriate to...
    ...send family members a sympathy card when their loved one has passed away? I had a very young patient last night who was very ill. Over the entire shift, I spent most of my time in that room...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Why??? Sleep interrupted nocturia post 12hr shift...
    Maybe gatorade isn't a good choice to drink at work. I gave up soda a few months ago and I don't like to drink plain water. I need something with flavor. You do make a valid point tho. :)
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Why??? Sleep interrupted nocturia post 12hr shift...
    I was thinking about the circadian rhythm too...when I sleep at night I don't have to get up and "urinate" at all. ;)
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Why??? Sleep interrupted nocturia post 12hr shift...
    Lol! Exactly! Of course I use the proper terms when addressing my patients, but posting on a board about something that just frustrates me and that I was just venting about, I prefer to talk like...
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Why??? Sleep interrupted nocturia post 12hr shift...
    Yes, I was just posting out of frustration. :) It just seems that my bladder goes to sleep at work. I am always just so crazy busy and have barely any time to sit and chart much less stop and pee....
    Oct 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Why??? Sleep interrupted nocturia post 12hr shift...
    Why is it that I can work an entire 12.5 hr night shift, not stop to pee ONCE, and then when I try to sleep during day, I wake up at least 3 times to pee? Why can't I just come home and pee...
    Oct 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. night shift...with a newborn!? advice.
    I stayed on nights with a newborn. While he was very young and slept a lot, I just slept when he slept, plus I was nursing him so we just laid in bed together while he nursed. As he got older and...
    Oct 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Which council should I be a member of?
    Thanks for the info! Informatics does sound interesting. I think I'm leaning more towards that one. :)
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Songs That Remind You of Nursing....
    I also whistle circus music during the early morning med pass towards the end of my shift :)
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Songs That Remind You of Nursing....
    Haha! I sing this song a lot during my night shifts. Very fitting :)
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Which council should I be a member of?
    A couple days ago my NM asked if I would like to be a member of a council to represent our floor. She said I could either be on the Education Council or the Informatics Council. Has anyone had...
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. A personal brag
    Good job! :)
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How is the night shift for a new nurse?
    Night shift would probably be a good fit for you. Days is very fast paced and you have a lot of interaction with doctors, families, rehab, procedures, case management, etc. Nights can be very busy...
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Is nursing really that bad of a career choice?
    I think it would be a good idea for you to get your CNA first to see if you like it. My daughter wanted to be a nurse at first and took all the prerequisites for nursing her first two years of...
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. First patient death as an RN
    Thanks to everyone your encouraging words. I do feel better about it now.. all that you all have said, my coworkers and doctors have also said. It took a lot of persistence to even get the sitter....
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. First patient death as an RN
    I've been in health care for many years and have seen a lot of deaths. I was a CNA/Med Aide in LTC for 6 years and a PCA at the hospital for 10. Every death affected me, but I was unprepared as to...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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