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  1. Hospice admitting nurse
    I also worked in a nursing home on the rehab side for a year and a half. I was also getting bottom of the barrel pay the same as you. I just recently started at a hospice facility. I am still in...
    May 26
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. Heartland Hospice
    I just recently started with Heartland PRN. I am still going through orientation but so far I like it and everyone is very supportive and helpful. I am attempting to work full time instead of just...
    May 26
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. LTC but want to switch to a hospital immediately
    I am also working at a similar facility. I'm not thrilled with it either...although I have made it there for over a year now. I recently took a PRN position at a neuro-rehab hospital. For me it's the...
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Time Management
    I typed up a list of all the tasks that I had to finish in a shift. I laminated the list and then use a dry erase marker to check of each item as I complete it. It worked well for me until I got...
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. New Grad, in desperate need of emotional support!
    I think that any experience you get is better than nothing. I have been a nurse for 1 year now working on a sub-acute unit as well. I can have up to 16 patients on my wing and yes at times it can be...
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. How long do you generally have to stay past the end of your shift?
    I also work in a Health and rehabilitation center and am finding the same issue. What is frustrating for me is the fact that management only looks at the number of patients and not the acuity of each...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. going crazy with the politics
    I totally agree that this sort of thing happens all the time and I have learned that speaking up will backfire for sure. It is certainly not fair but will not change anytime soon either. It's a shame...
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Give me your insight...
    I totally agree with HeatherGurl84. I have been a nurse for a year now and when a patient or family member thanks you and gives you a hug it makes it all worth it ;) Leesha
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. First write up as an RN
    The purpose of going to the DON was to ask what the policy was...not to report anyone to her. I thought I was doing the right thing for my patient. Thank you :)
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. First write up as an RN
    I got the point of what's expected from my job loud and clear. I have also thanked everyone on here for their input and advice...perhaps you should go back and read my responses more carefully. And...
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. First write up as an RN
    I didn't know who the nurse was that the patient was complaining about since she didn't wear a name tag and the patient didn't know her. I asked the DON what the proper procedure was....I didn't "go...
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. First write up as an RN
    I think she has clout because she has been there for 7 years. My immediate supervisor is her friend so if it got back to her I'm sure she would stick up for her. I did not apologize or sign the write...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. First write up as an RN
    There were two patients involved. The first one is throne that I filled out the form for. No nurses name was mentioned because she didn't have a name tag on and the patients didn't know her. I simply...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. First write up as an RN
    I work in a sub-acute unit at a physical rehabilitation center. It's my first job as an RN and I have been there for 7 months. I recently had 2 patients complain to me about how they were treated by...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. continuing education
    Has anyone ever heard of NetCe? I received a magazine from them in the mail and then checked them out online. It looks like they have an extensive list of classes available to take for "credits"....
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Harsh Reality
    So I have been working as an RN for 3 months now. I work on a sub-acute unit at a rehabilitation facility. I am realizing that there really isn't anyone that will steer you in the right direction or...
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  17. New nurse looking for support
    I've been working as an RN for 3 months now on a sub-acute floor and I don't feel like I know a thing!!!! Everyone tells me that I'm doing great but at the end of the day I don't feel that way. I...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Finally got a job!!!!!
    So I graduated from the nursing program in May and passed NCLEX on July 17th :) I have been looking for an RN job ever since and it has been a struggle!!! No one wants to hire you without experience...
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. I passed NCLEX!!!!!
    hi all!!! i just wanted to say that i just passed nclex for my rn yesterday!!!!! :yeah::yeah:i'm so excited and glad to be done!!!! just had to share my great news!!! leesha
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. Is this really what it's all about?
    So I am about 2 weeks away from graduating. I am taking my transitions class right now and chose to do it in Hospice. I had a really strong feeling for a while now that I wanted to be a Hospice nurse...
    Apr 22, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  21. Just finished my last test in Nursing School!! (except for NCLEX :))
    I just recently took my last test and sat through my last lecture EVER!!! It's especially exciting for me because I failed this particular class last semester by 1% but not this time!!! Now I just...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. April 2012 Nclex takers !! Let's support each other!!
    Anyone using virtual ATI to prepare for NCLEX?? That's my plan in a month when I am all done with Transitions :) Thanks :)
    Apr 8, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. Countdown to Pinning
    24 days!!!! SOOOOOOO excited I can hardly stand it!!! I'm so tired of studying!!
    Apr 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Still can't find a LVN job, should I even bother getting my RN license?
    i also have my lpn but have not been able to find a job so i understand your frustration. i am in my 4th semester of the nursing program for the second time after failing a class in 4th semester by...
    Jan 6, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  25. laptop for nursing school?
    i like one note because you can pull your power points into the program and take notes directly on them without having to print them all out and carry a big binder with you. you can also organize all...
    Jan 3, '12
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses

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