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  1. Application being actively considered
    I've got an application with a similar status right now...good vibes for both of us!
    Aug 16
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  2. Follow up? Let it go?
    If it were me, I would continue with applying elsewhere while hoping to still hear from them. I would also try a phone call in another week or so. Like you said, what have you got to lose? I would be...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  3. Do I have to go back to work after FML?
    Short Term Disability won't be an option for OP without paperwork from the MD stating she is unable to work. Sounds like the doctor has given clearance to go back.
    Aug 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Best appointment planner?
    I prefer a paper calendar myself. I used a planner from Office Max with a big space for each day. I like to write out addresses and phone numbers, and take notes of anything relevant, such as "early...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. Home Health RN Case Management info help
    I was a case manager in home health. My experience may differ from what you are asked to do, but in a nutshell: I scheduled visits for a caseload of around 25 patients and did most of those visits...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  6. Would you ask a current employer for a letter of recommendation ?
    It entirely depends on the situation. I have a good rapport with my current manager, and asked for one without hesitation. She was more than happy to oblige. Another approach (which I've also done)...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Cleveland Ohio RN position questions
    Most of the hospitals in the greater Cleveland area are run by either Cleveland Clinic or University Hospitals. MetroHealth is one exception, and it is the only level 1 trauma center in the area if...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  8. Patient abandonment
    Did anyone accept responsibility for your patients?
    Aug 5
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. Taking the NCLEX-RN in another state.
    Actually the state you test in is not connected to the state you are applying for licensure in. Meaning you can apply for CA licensure but take the NCLEX in TN. Check with your state board of nursing...
    Aug 5
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. My Nursing Future
    It sounds like you've already decided to be a SAHM for the next couple of years. If so, then I second what the PP said about keeping your license active. If it's possible to work PRN somewhere...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Your best(or worst) exposure story
    I had a pt with a rectal tube and I was trying to empty the stool collection bag. I was having a hard time getting the cap off, so I pulled harder.. sending the cap shooting off and a full bag of...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Moving...license question?
    ^You never want to just let a license lapse. If you do not plan to renew your NH license, take the steps to place it on inactive status. It will make it much easier to reactivate later if you should...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Wound vac seal in toe space
    I've used strip paste around wounds like that with lots of skin prep, and have gotten pretty good results. Of course you want to make sure to bridge the trac pad out to the top of the foot with...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  14. Got a Second Job! Help!
    Just reduce your availability. That's the great part about contingent/prn. You don't owe an explanation, IMO.
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  15. Post-Fall Neuro Exam
    When they cannot be moved immediately it becomes obvious quickly. Listen to your residents! I had a fall in LTC years ago where the lady yelled out when ROM to her leg was attempted. She had a hip fx.
    Jul 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Post-Fall Neuro Exam
    Post fall, I'll get a set of vitals, assess for injuries, ask if the resident can tell me about the fall and if there is any pain, check ROM to extremities, and then get them up. For unwitnessed...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. IV's/Blood draws on Small Veins
    I didn't see if you mentioned where the site was, but hands are notoriously more painful. I wouldn't worry about keeping the needle out of sight; how is that even possible? If they want to look away,...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  18. Why do you visit allnurses.com?
    I come to AN because I work in PDN and have a lot of downtime. :wacky: OK, aaand.. honestly my number one reason is to educate myself and improve my practice and career. I agree with the...
    Jul 11
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  19. A little concerned
    I don't have a clue about the occult blood but I like your creative teaching method! :)
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nursing Interview Etiquette?
    As pps have stated, since both jobs are within the same hospital, (or all three if I understand correctly) making inquiries into hiring decisions might not be seen in the best light. The best...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. What are the "rules" about being PRN?
    My facility requires PRN staff to work once a month. I get calls all the time to pick up, but more often then not I can't take the shift or am already working my FT job. I let voicemail pick up most...
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Heat and LTC facilities
    My facility provides a heater/ac combo in each room, like in a hotel room. So I'll go from one room where I break out in a sweat giving meds to a LOL wrapped in a blanket to the next room where I can...
    Jul 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Is This a Difficult Patient,or is it a Genuine Concern?
    Were lung sounds assessed? CXR? Chest CT? Why wouldn't we take her concerns seriously? Anxiety can't be ruled out but at this moment it is more important to look at physiological causes. However,...
    Jul 2
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Should I stay or go?
    You really haven't given us much to go on, other than that you were told some bad things and you don't like how your preceptor practices. You will need to investigate whether the things you were told...
    Jul 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Resume Help. pending out of state license by endorsement
    I would definitely include GA license in process or something like that. Shows you are serious about moving. Also a tidbit from someone who has BTDT: I suggest getting a cell phone with a GA number...
    Jul 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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