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  1. Freaking out
    I'm not a traveler. But I was 22 when I moved from suburban Ohio to rural Kentucky (Appalachia) - not super far but whoa things are different. I drove from my then residence (KY) to Washington, DC...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Behind $1.2T student debt crisis-scam by education predators;Corinthian College shut
    Holy crap. And I thought I had a "lot" of student debt from a 4 year BSN program in a program ranked one of the best (top 5ish when enrollment/matriculation and NCLEX pass rates were concerned) in...
    Aug 9
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Is there a line floating?
    Ah. How I don't miss the floor. :) I worked neuro stepdown with med/surg and tele patients thrown in (they had this bright idea to do neurosciences care and have everyone not ICU status on the...
    Aug 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. New nurse, feeling discouraged. Please help!
    Take some deep breaths, review some extra material, and keep at it. Learning anything is a process and you will get there, it takes time. You don't come out of school with the clinical judgment of...
    Aug 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. No worries USA.  Only healthcare workers will be exposed to ebola.
    This. I highly doubt this is the first time the virus has been brought to the US (I would bet money that the CDC and/or companies working on a vaccine have been studying the virus using, I don't...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  6. Scrubs for a very curvy girl--I NEED help!
    Another option for cheaper - try and see if there is a second hand uniform store in your area. Might be worth checking out to see if there is a collection of scrubs to try on. They may have many...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. Full Moon Friday the 13th
    Bonus! Tomorrow is a scheduled day off! And I am not on call this weekend! Yay me! ;) Though, some of the stories from nights and full moons are still some of the most entertaining stories I...
    Jun 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. RN's what was your occupation while in nursing school?
    While I was in nursing school, I had three jobs (at the same time). Plus a full time BSN program. I worked in a call center, I worked as an assistant in a local hospital, and worked as an...
    Jun 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Is this common with nurses and doctors?
    Sometimes there will be what seems like a "condensed" SBAR. The example you give is brief, but it meets all the criteria for SBAR (as a stepdown nurse I used a name instead of room #, but we...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. What Would You Do?
    I mean, isn't this basic stuff? You have a concern, so you have to voice it to someone who can do something about it. Which would mean that you call the doc and clarify the order. It really doesn't...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. Doc that hinders pain management
    I was so worked up about your experience and sharing mine...I missed your last paragraph about orders etc for patients. When I worked neuro stepdown we had two sets of orders for comfort...
    May 29
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  12. Doc that hinders pain management
    I ran into this issue when I worked neuro stepdown. I had a patient with terminal cancer that was metastatic to basically everywhere. Constant pain. The combinations of meds the attending wrote for...
    May 29
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  13. Millennials in the workplace
    Not deliberate. Apparently the two keys I hit at the same time cause the post to post prematurely. I would find the shortcut without trying.
    May 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Millennials in the workplace
    As a Millennial, I am not fully shocked that people have this complaint of my generation, but I also do take some offense (probably just being part of the offending generation). Let's get some...
    May 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. New CNA job/friendless
    I think I would stick it out some more if I were you. It's barely been about 2 months. Some of these folks probably barely know you. I would focus on my work, do everything to the best of my...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. When attending a traditional BSN program, are students told they're better than ADNs?
    I completed my nursing education in a BSN program. I made the choice that was right for me at the time. There were many factors. I was 17 when I was making college decisions. I thought I wanted...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. Do you like your job?
    I work in the OR in a hospital somewhere. I love my job, most days. Some days suck. But that's the nature of the OR. It can be a crazy pace, or be slow. Anything can happen.
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. 12 Hour Shifts
    I would agree, you get used to them eventually. 12s on days were MUCH easier for me than 12s on nights. 12s on nights was easier when I was a tech/PCA in nursing school - cause I had a 15 minute...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  19. "Get out of here... go do some 'doctor' stuff..."
    A while back, one of the surgery attendings I work with saw I was busy with things that I needed to do before the patient's procedure could start. He took it upon himself to grab the med student and...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. I can't be excited
    Congratulations! An A is awesome and exciting (and depending on your program - a rarity). I was in the upper 5ish% of my class in nursing school. At times it is SO hard to feel good about your...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Can nursing programs graduate practice ready nurses?
    I agree 100%! I made a decent wage at my first job as a new grad but it was not safe for patients or staff. I took a 20% pay cut and drove 75 miles one way to work in order to gain more experience...
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Can nursing programs graduate practice ready nurses?
    I am a BSN grad, and I'm glad I was...mostly because HR departments want those letters on your resume. And it's one less thing to do later. I worked with plenty of non-BSN nurses who were great,...
    Nov 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nurses that don't work holidays?
    My dad has had the same job for 37 years now (truck driver, union company awesome benefits and leave package partially part of the times). Even with his seniority and vacation allotments our...
    Oct 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. PLEASE HELP Before they kick me out!
    Have you been communicating with your professors? People are right, stuff happens in life. BUT things have to be dealt with responsibly. That means knowing and working within the rules. That also...
    Oct 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Young Nurses!
    I'm 24, and had just turned 22 when I graduated from nursing school. My graduating class was split - about 2/3 were mid to late 20s and the other 1/3 were second degree or non-traditional students. ...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion