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  1. Working two jobs
    I've know a few people in "House Supervisor" jobs who worked an occasional staff nurse shift -- but that's about it. The problems arrive if one of the jobs requires "24-hour" accountability and/or...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  2. Quit Nursing?
    First ... you need to realize that you are not qualified to be making the final decision as to which abx to give. And your employer is abusing you if they are expecting you to make that decision. ...
    Jan 28
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Need off the floor
    Is there someone you can talk to who knows the culture well enough to tell you why you are not getting the jobs you are applying for? I think you need some honest feedback/information on "how you...
    Jan 27
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  4. Nursing Interview After accepting a position
    Definitely go to the interview. If you like what they have to say and offer you a job, take it. The first hospital will only be slightly disappointed if you "resign" before you have started. ...
    Jan 27
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  5. Should nurses strike?
    One of the first things Florence Nightingale when she arrived in Scutari was to stage a strike. I would never strike for something trivia ... but for something big and important? Yes, I would --...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  6. Tell me about yourself....
    Use it as an opportunity to establish a personal connection with them and give them a glimpse of what you are like as a person. Don't "over-disclose" personal details, but include a few personal...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  7. Staring at a Career "fork in the road." Management or Education?
    I think this decision is one that should be made 90% on the basis of what you heart says. Which type of work do you really want to do deep down inside? Also, which work environment will offer you...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. What happened here..
    The NM probably doesn't have the authority to actually "seal the deal" on job offers. She probably over-stepped her bounds when she offered you the job. In many places, HR has to check your...
    Jan 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Does it matter where I complete my ABSN?
    In the vast majority of cases, "which school you went to" only matters at the ends of the spectrum. If you attend a school that is not respected (e.g. a diploma mill that will accept anyone willing...
    Jan 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Ideal diabetic diet?
    Personally, as a nurse who has been borderline diabetic ... but who keeps things under control with diet and exercise ... I think the ADA recommendations are to lenient in relation to carbohydrates....
    Jan 21
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  11. foreign nurse with unilateral hearing loss
    Hi, Maurizio. I live in the United States, not the UK. So I can no help you there. But I wanted to respond to your message because I am also completely deaf in my right ear, but have normal...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  12. Nursing entrance essay "Why I want to be a nurse" 500 words or less
    Totally agree with the previous poster. Start by summarizing the truth. Then pretty it up a bit. Then run it by us for suggestions on how to spruce it up a bit. But the heart and soul of it...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. adding clinicals to a resume
    I used to say, "Don't do it," as most nursing students do pretty much the same things in clinical and no one needs to see it listed. However, I have changed my recommendation in recent years as I...
    Jan 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. appropriate gift for preceptor.
    I agree that most students in that situation will/should figure out a small gift that reflects the personal interests of their preceptor. It shows that you paid attention to them as a person -- and...
    Jan 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Getting comfortable in a new role at work
    I totally agree with the previous poster. Research shows that it takes 6-12 months for new grads to start feeling comfortable. However ... don't expect to ever feel "totally" comfortable. There...
    Jan 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Giving a small gift/candy/favor?
    I strongly agree that you should talk with your instructor about this ... and later as an employee, follow the policies of your employer. In the children's hospital where I work, such actions are...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. Kicking out visitors during report
    I think telling people from the moment of admission is the way to go. It's part of the "orientation to the unit" routine. We encourage families to use that time to "freshen up," use the restroom,...
    Jan 19
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. RN-BSN Admission essay- thoughts?!
    Quick impression: Overall good tone -- not to "pity me" or "cutesy" or anything like that, common mistakes for essay writers. You sound mature and calm and in the process of making plans for...
    Jan 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Is it OK to discipline nurses extra for calling in sick on a holiday?
    If you are getting burned out and need "mental health days," then schedule some time off. That's what it is for. Don't lie and say you were sick and call out at the last minute.
    Jan 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Help.  Accelerated BSN or direct-entry MSN?
    Look into CNL (Clinical Nurse Leader) programs for 2nd career people like you. They are at the graduate level and don't focus on any particular specialty. Read about the CNL role at the website...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Obtaining a BSN
    It usually does not matter. However, it might come into play if the comparison is between a school with a great reputation and one with a shoddy reputation. In most cases, the reputation of the...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Faculty Shortage Puts Nursing Field in Critical Condition
    Another aspect of the so-called "faculty shortage" is the fact that many nursing schools have made their faculty jobs so unattractive that no one wants them -- and that is the fault of the schools...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. ADN vs BSN Choices
    Only you can answer that. Personally, I think it is worth it ... because so many people say that they are going go back to school for that BSN and then end up putting it off for one reason or...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. want to do something nice for my baby's nurses
    I think you should ask the manager of the unit for what would be helpful and appreciated. Some of the NICU's I have worked in previously had "wish lists" of stuff they needed, but that they...
    Jan 16
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. 66% of Doctors Recommend Careers As Nurse Practitioner Instead
    My late father was a physician (Family Practice) and his physician friends (all specialties) were my parents' social circle. I got lots of input from them about my career choice back in the 1970's....
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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