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  1. Helping non-patients
    Inside our hospital, it's various code teams, in the outpatient clinics and other campus buildings, it's EMS. The lines get blurry when defining who transports non-critical patients inside the...
    Apr 20
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Newborn pictures posted on social media?
    I never will post anything of me in, near, or by the hospital with anyone. No breakroom photos, no selfies, nothing. Especially with my badge on. That's just asking for trouble. Now the only time...
    Apr 19
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  3. First Mistake... Can't shake bad feelings
    My first was caught by my preceptor: I crossed my lines and accidentally ran another med as a maintenance fluid for about 20 minutes. I had to go home for the rest of the day because I was so...
    Apr 15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Don't do this in clinical..
    I'm glad the real world of nursing, while maddening at times, is a lot better than the NCLEX world. The NCLEX world seemed to have few right answers, was overly technical and drove me crazy. At least...
    Apr 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Wanting your child to have anxiety???
    Sounds like the mom could use the psych workup, not the child.
    Apr 11
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Sexism in a primarily female dominated field
    ^^ It could be your manager hires mostly new grads for the positions on the floor, and there are a lot more younger guys coming up in the field. Maybe there was a dearth of qualified female...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. When You Request I Switch Shifts with You
    I'm so glad we self schedule for this reason. I like to know I at least have some control over my work life, and can predict when I can squish in the shift without ruining all my plans. That...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. How Does Your Hospital Decide Who is Called Off for Low Census?
    We usually just decide among ourselves and volunteer to go home. Truthfully, it depends on what my plans are after work- if the weather's nice or I have plans, I'll willfully go!
    Apr 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. I want to adopt a dog from a shelter
    ^ If she's leash trained, consider having a dog walker or petsitter come over and tire her out with a good walk and play on the days you work. Works especially well if you live in a college town and...
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Racism in small caucasian town?My GPA is 4.0 and teas is high level.
    Aw man...y'all got rid of the popcorn munchie icon...I loved that one for threads like this!
    Mar 30
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. I want to adopt a dog from a shelter
    Sure- I adopted a high energy pointer mix right before I started nursing school. Just make sure your family's on board with letting him out when you're not there. Normally when I work, my fiance...
    Mar 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Racism in small caucasian town?My GPA is 4.0 and teas is high level.
    Internet flame wars are not the way to change people's opinions. Barring that, I think if you want to take on this school, I wish you the best of luck. I live in the South and have seen racism go...
    Mar 30
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. Pregnant in nursing school.
    Several women in my program were pregnant in school- one delivered right before we started our program, and even graduated pregnant with her second! I never saw any retribution from instructors- I'd...
    Mar 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. New Grad, New Mom, & ICU Offer?
    I'll be the optimist here: if you have the family support and the drive to do it, I don't see why a small community ICU would be a bad place to work for a few years with a newborn. Even though we...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. Nursing school is killing my relationship!
    When I started nursing school, I told Hubs my order of operations would be: 1) school 2) sleep 3) foraging for food 4) our relationship Once we established that, he understood that if I...
    Mar 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. manager refusing comp time, and other issues
    Our tele floors are 1:4 with aides and central tele by the nurses' station. Mostly walkie-talkie, A&Ox4 and those nurses rarely get out before 7:30. I can't imagine what it's like with 5-7, almost...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Which seems longer, this shift or this winter?
    We just had our last cold snap here today- trees have been trying mighty hard to bloom over successive bouts of ice, sleet and snow. My garden's been delayed by several weeks. Winter is like the...
    Mar 26
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  18. Am I unemployable as a nurse if....
    One trick I used in my cover letter and resume was to highlight key concepts in the job description and connect those to my accomplishments and work experience. If you think creatively enough, you...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  19. Father of a nursing student needs advice
    Sorry, she doesn't really get a break for at least another year or two. Better for her to take the NCLEX, get her license, get her first job, and then buckle down through a year of said job, ...
    Mar 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Do you ever get sick?
    Do I get sick? Sometimes. But if you eat right, try to get enough sleep, and handle your stress, your body will do a lot better fighting all the random bugs in the hospital. If I feel a cold coming...
    Mar 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Why did you choose nursing?
    Rather ironically (truely), the last thing I ever wanted to be was a nurse growing up- my mom was "just a nurse" (her words) and always wanted her kids to have nice, cush office jobs with weekends,...
    Mar 15
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  22. New grad nurse - purposely work part time?
    I'd say work full time a few years, get that under your belt, then think outside the box for per diem work. Office, school nursing, home health, psych, agency, consulting, etc. could work. Have you...
    Mar 12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. help!! nurse under the influence at work
    You know the phrase CYA? Yes, that`s yours I speak of. Report to the BON if you are sure. I`m assuming she got into some narcs.
    Mar 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Refusing care based on sexual orientation
    Fwiw, I have run across quite a few nurses with a similar attitude, even privately refusing to acknowledge the patient`s partner in the room. Shame on them.
    Mar 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Looking for info about Wake Forest Baptist Hospital
    Hate to burst your bubble, but NC is an at-will state. Unions are almost nonexistent here.
    Mar 5
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance


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