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  1. Nurses, where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
    I plan to be a mommy, a good caretaker of my fiance who has a spinal cord injury, and I would love to counsel and help families who are learning to care for a loved one with a spinal cord...
    Jan 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Hospital nurse recruitment program based on "The Apprentice"
    It sounds like a really good program, but I feel like I've seen a lot of different things like this in various forms....you know the administration acting like they really care and making an attempt...
    Jan 1, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Heartbroken
    Tell your DON that you will have go to another hospital soon (give a specific time period) if she can't put you on the shift you need to be on. Remind of your problem and tell her how much you enjoy...
    Apr 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Drexel ACE STUDENTS or GRADUATES
    I'm ACE grad from 2005. I wouldn't worry too much about being a "C" biology student. Any college Biology class is probably way more complicated than the kind of science we had to grasp for our...
    Apr 15, '07
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  5. Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia
    Good luck to you, my friend. I'm an RN/BSN and I couldn't get so much as a single call back from anyone in HR after I submitted applications for a few different positions online. I have good...
    Apr 15, '07
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  6. Trach capping and suctioning
    Thank you everyone for your responses! Morte, the docs actually are trying to wean him off the trach so I think I can see where the RT was coming from. Although I suppose I wasn't completely in the...
    Apr 15, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Nurses are divided about setting staffing standards
    I think I want to move to California. Those ratios sound heavenly. :loveya:
    Apr 14, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Trach capping and suctioning
    So I changed units and I'm orienting on a new unit where there are a lot of trachs. I've been a nurse for a year and some change and I've had a trach patient here and there not one for a long term...
    Apr 14, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Unit secretaries a must
    Usually, my floor has to go begging for a unit secretary on my shift. If we have a gaggle of admissions, we'll get one for an hour or two from a another floor to help us with admissions. Every once...
    Oct 20, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. bottoming out... on dialysis
    This had happened to me a few times with a patient of mine who was on dialysis. Then my health system came out with a warning about patients on peritoneal dialysis and false high accuchecks. With...
    Oct 19, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Nurses Eat Their Young
    This week on my unit, a new RN who had been orienting on day shift started on my evening shift, which will be her pemanent position. Her usual day shift preceptor did a double and I don't usually...
    Oct 16, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Tired of my workplace
    Sounds like you did not get $11,000 worth of an orientation. It's also pretty darn inappropriate to ask an orientee three weeks into orientation to take her own patients and risk being in an unsafe...
    Oct 8, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Union Busters
    All politics aside, this [ticks] me off because I was FORCED to be charge nurse. The other RN on my shift has been out and no one pulled up to my floor can be shrage, nor can the LPNs. I never,...
    Oct 4, '06
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Why do so many people insist that LPN'S AREN'T REAL NURSES!!??
    My hospital as well is applying for magnet status and as someone on my floor explained to me, LPNs aren't included in magnet status which I think is totally absurd. On just my floor alone there are...
    Oct 2, '06
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. I am a nurse, but I dream of....
    In my fantasy life I dream of being: 1. A video editor. It was my job in college and was so much fun. 2. A college campus minister 3. An airline stewardess 4. A musician And when my...
    Sep 14, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. pacify or orientate? Alzheimers...
    When I was in nursing school I met a resident who was rather pleasantly confused. When I would ask her the standard orientation questions, she said that she was on a cruise ship with some friends. ...
    Sep 5, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Need some encouragement..
    If you realize that things really aren't working out with your preceptor at some point, don't be afraid to ask for a change. I did when I was on my orientation and it really helped. My first...
    Aug 26, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Never understood nursing
    OP, I'm sorry you've had such bad experiences but we're not all bad. I would say that a vast majority of us are very good at what we do and we're professional. I personally would never dream of...
    Aug 16, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. If you could go back would you still choose nursing?
    This won't come out as very convincing.....but yeah, I'd probably do it again. There are things that I like about nursing and things that I don't like, but the good definitely outweighs the bad. As...
    Aug 13, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Does staffing call YOU every night???
    I get a call from my staffing many nights that I have off. A few weeks ago our census was very high and I was getting calls almost every day I had off. I went on vacation and I had a call from the...
    Aug 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Does Better Pay = Better Care?
    Maybe I'm in the minority here, but I think I get paid well. The real problem is poor staffing and poor treatment of nurses....at my hospital management does not use PRN staff as much as they should...
    Aug 2, '06
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Are You Happy ?
    I'm not happy. Work has been getting to me lately. After about six weeks straight of my usually calm and pleasant floor being turned upside down by poor staffing and an influx of heavy care...
    Jul 29, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Drexel' s ACE program
    RowerPSU and anyone else planning vacation- Call up the ACE people and ask them when the orientation is. I had planned a vacation six months before orientation in 2005 (I think it was going to be...
    Jul 13, '06
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  24. My co-workers are dropping like flies!
    Thanks Daytonite and Tweety. Things have been rough lately also from a numbers perspective in that we're short one person. Our ratio was 7:1 tonight and it was rough because some of our patients...
    Jul 13, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. The Multigenerational Workforce: Boomers and Xers and Nets, Oh MY!
    I guess I'm in the Millenial generation, and I've done some reading on the whole generational attitudes thing. While many of the posts kind if smear us Millenials as being slackers of some sort and...
    Jul 10, '06
    Forum: Nursing News


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