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  1. Study tips/ideas for those who failed Nclex?
    I just found out that I failed the Nclex. I will need to re-take it. I am just crying while I write this. Most of my classmates all passed. I feel stupid and ashamed. Can anyone tell me how you...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  2. Do you take vitals on babies who are sleeping?
    I'm a new nursing assistant in the float team. We get sent everywhere including the peds floor. I know we take vitals every 4 hours on patients in the adult floors. As for the pediatric floors...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  3. do you get your benefit package after the 90 days?
    I used to work as a unit clerk in the hospital, per diem, so I did not have any benefits. I transferred departments and now I work part-time with benefits as a nursing assistant. I was told I...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. To the nurses who work in Peds: question about vital signs
    I'm a new nursing assistant in the float pool. I have no experience with children and I was trained on an adult floor. I know nursing assistants get sent to pediatric floors including pediatric...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  5. Can someone help me with his diagnosis for care plan?
    My patient came in with chronic abdominal pain. He's been having abdominal pain for years without known cause. He's been to doctors but they do not know what the problem is. I am trying to do my...
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. To the nurses: nursing student needs help with assessment
    I am a nursing student attending a 2 year program. I had other clinicals before, but honestly I feel like I still lack in so many areas. There are so many things I have not done and I am very...
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. Can I include my parents in my health benefits at the hospital?
    I am working part-time as a NA with benefits for a big hospital. I still live with my parents while working and going to school. My parents work, but cannot afford health insurance. They work for...
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. To the nurses who work on the Peds/maternity floor: what are the NA roles?
    I'm in the float pool as a NA. I just finished my training. I heard that we also get sent to work on the Peds floor/peds oncology/antepartum. What is expected for the NA to do on those floors? I...
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Does anyone work on an oncology floor?
    I will be starting my clinicals on the oncology floor. We will be having an all day clinical, 7 to 4pm. I know we can get more information from the instructor, but I wanted to know from the nurses...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  10. How do I give better reports?
    I need advice from nurses. I am a quiet person and when it comes to speaking in front of a group of people, I get very nervous even if I see them everyday in class or in clinicals. I am a nursing...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. To the nurses: What do you want NA to do at night shift?
    I will be starting the night shift in the float pool for a big hospital soon. I've worked days for a few times. I know every floor is different, but what do you expect NA to do at night shift? I...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How is the NA night shift in a hospital?
    I started a a nursing assistant recently and worked a few days in the day. I changed my shift to the night one in the float department because I was getting too stressed out. I work in a big...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. I need words of encouragement from nurses.
    Today was my first day alone after my training as a nursing assistant. I trained for 2 weeks on a specific floor because I'm in the float pool. At that floor, all I got were compliments and even a...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. what does pto-u mean?
    what does this mean? i know pto is paid time off. but what is pto-u?
    Sep 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. To the nurses: any advice for a shy nursing assistant in the float pool?
    I'm in the float pool and I finished my training as a NA on a floor. I got used to how everything works on that floor, where everything is, and what is expected. But now that I won't be on that...
    Aug 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Does this nurse totally not like me??
    Today was my last day of training as a nursing assistant. I am in the float pool, but I trained at a med-surg floor for 2 weeks because that is one the training floors. During the first week of...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. To the nurses: Is telling you the pain level of the patient bothersome?
    I'm training as a NA right now at a big hospital. I tell the nurses when the patients rings the call bell because he or she is in pain and is asking for meds. Why do nurses seem like they don't...
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Do you feel bothered by new training CNAs?
    This is my 2nd week of training as a NA at a big hospital. I can do a lot of things, but I'm still learning and I learn something new every day. The floor I'm training on has 3 nursing assistants,...
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. CNA: Day vs evening shift- which is better?
    I'm training on a floor during the evening shift. I hear it's better than the day since washing up, cleaning the bed etc is finished and we just have to answer call bells. How is the evening...
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. to the nurses: did I do something wrong as a NA??
    Today was my 4th day of training as a NA. I'm in the float pool, but they train you at a specific floor for 2 weeks. Today was day 4. Today during training, my manager from the float pool calls...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. To the nurses: do you not like shy/quiet nursing assistants?
    I'm in nursing school and I thought it was a good way to get my foot in the door and gain experience. I got a job as a nursing assistant and started training this week. It's been day 3. Some of the...
    Aug 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Can someone explain to me how the shift differential works?
    I started working as a nursing assistant in the day shift. However, I worked at night to cover for someone. I heard at night I get paid $1.50 more than my day shift pay. I just checked my payroll,...
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. To the nurses: Can you be a great nurse if you're very shy?
    I wanted to ask any shy nurses out there. I am a nursing student and will be graduating at the end of this fall semester. I just started working as a nursing assistant in a hospital, but I am very...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Nursing assistant uniform color- is maroon same as wine
    i'm starting training as a NA and our uniforms need to be the maroon color. i've been to walmart and i found pants that fit me, but the not the top. i found a site where i can order the scrubs,...
    Jul 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  25. Nursing assistant uniform color
    i'm starting training as a NA and our uniforms need to be the maroon color. i've been to walmart and i found pants that fit me, but the not the top. i found a site where i can order the scrubs, but...
    Jul 14, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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