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  1. Chicago Hospital Jobs? (LPN)
    Focus on smaller hospitals and OP clinics. Also sites like indeed.com
    11:58 am
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Changing Specialties: Getting Out Of Psych
    Consider intermittent homecare visits. You can see psych pts and those with uncomplicated medical problems, and then work your way up in complexity. All take some med-surg CE to demonstrate...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Working with a schizophrenic nurse
    Since this isn't something you want to share with your manager, I'd suggest using the free and confidential EAP that is probably in place. Give them a call, express your concerns, talk it out....
    Sep 22
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. Employment background check
    on your resume, you only have to list whatever you want to list. When you fill out the job application however it will say something like "list all the jobs you had in the last 5 years". In that...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  5. An RN who has a BS vs a BSN does it really matter?
    FYI, this thread is almost 5 years old, and it doesn't look like the OP has returned for many years.
    Sep 20
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  6. IV start skills necesary?
    IV skills are easily relearnable. When it comes up, tell them you haven't done it for a while (and then tell them truthfully how good you were). I used to be very good, but haven't done one in...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  7. UPS Drivers make HOW much????
    Relax. There are so many myths about what we think everyone else is earning. Most RN are earning more than most of the other occupations (for hours worked) mentioned here McDonald's Store...
    Sep 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Yearly Bonus Ripped Off?
    The IRS says it is taxable income. Your company could make you feel good and not take out taxes when they pay you, but you'd still owe the money come tax time.
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Reapplying to a facility you've previously been let go from...
    I'd suggest going in and having a heart to heart with your old supervisor and talk about it. Then decide if you think you'd like to work there or not. I find it odd that your supervisor...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  10. Pay for parking?
    I've paid at 3 out of 5 Chicago area hospitals where I've been. Not uncommon where parking is at a premium, and public transportation alternatives exist.
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. linkedin views
    Sometimes, yes, but probably not so much for the new grad. However you can link to it from your resume, so someone looking at your resume may then view your profile. Yes, anyone can & may look...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Should male nurses put the toilet seat down?
    Just wondering why we never hear of men falling in the toilet? Shouldn't we all remember to check before sitting down?
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Why are there no nursing jobs available for new grads?  What is going on??
    Great examples. Even experienced nurses sometimes take less than perfect jobs in order to get their foot in the door. A few years ago I took a job hoping to move up when my 1-up retired. An...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  14. Website to ID Pills
    Www.drugs.com
    Sep 6
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  15. rainbows and unicorns
    When an agitated patient, threatening severe physical violence, receives emergency meds and possibly restraints; comes up on his own (hours later or the next day) and delivers a sincere, spontaneous...
    Sep 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Help! Non-nursing best path to Psychiatric NP
    ...or, do an entry-level MSN (generalist) and then enter a post masters verification program.
    Sep 5
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  17. Men in the (nursing) field
    Nor anywhere I've worked in the past decades. A numerical minority, yes, but generally welcome on the units as we add a bit of diversity to the mix.
    Sep 4
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  18. get fired?
    What do you mean they wrote you up? Do you mean you are upset that an incident report was written, or that you are being held accountable for your actions? Does your company offer an EAP program?...
    Sep 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Unhealthy Habits of Nurses
    But of course... Everyday I strive for perfection in mind, body, spirit people often mistake me for Rob Lowe from Parks & Recreation, even though I'm probably 10 years his senior the Most...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. Convincing the manager to take a chance on a new grad
    "Aside from my lack of acute care RN experience (of course), I am 100% qualified for the job, based on the posting." I did a courtesy new grad interview awhile back, and in the thank you letter...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. Pt having a "friend" over for "special nursing care"
    Just think of it as a patient initiated stress test reflecting real life experiences :whistling: :cool:
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Pearson Vue: Bullies?
    IIRC, it listed the individual score in 4 or more areas.... Psych, M/S, OB, Peds maybe? When tested, the questions were all mixed together, then sorted out for results. was 1600 the passing...
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Pt having a "friend" over for "special nursing care"
    Actually, it wasn't. you asked what other personal views she had regarding inappropriate patient behaviors, and that was an example.
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Pt having a "friend" over for "special nursing care"
    yeah, I think this quote meets the criteria mentioned above: " What other personal views would you like to jam down their throat?" very disrespectful of you comparing another nurses opinion...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. PVT IS DEAD! Don't try the "new" trick
    is is that actually true? can anybody name names? while there may be instances where someone was charged erroneously, unless there was a big No Refunds! disclaimer, they would have to refund...
    Sep 1
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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