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  1. Holding patients and visitors accountable for their actions
    I am an ER RN, and for the most part enjoy my job. Today I had to attend a class that struck a nerve. A big nerve actually, that has led me to blog/organize my thoughts about it. The class was about...
    Dec 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Challenging / Rewarding parts of the job...
    Im curious as to what nurses in this field find challenging and rewarding in their positions --- I am new to this area of nursing, and soon to begin a job. A glimpse into your life would be a great...
    Nov 30, '10
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  3. Colorado assignments
    Yes, 1 year of experience in a certain specialty allows you to travel. Get busy talking to various travel agencies about: if / and how often there is a need for a traveler in your specialty (don't...
    Nov 28, '10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. Travel nurse workload vs. staff nurse
    I did travel assignments at 5 different hospitals and I was always treated as an equal part of the team. Generally, they are happy to have you so they don't have to work (as) short staffed anymore.
    Nov 28, '10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. not what I bargained for
    Unfortunately, this feeling is all too true among many nurses who went into the field of nursing simply to care. Nurses are expected to get the job done, and thats it. In fact, I have never read a...
    Nov 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I'm lost, help...
    I think that being honest at allllll times is best for everyone involved. Simply write a short, professional, to-the-point letter describing the reason you were 'let go'. Don't try to hide anything,...
    Nov 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I want to get into public health nursing but not sure how. Please help!
    Based on your interests it looks like you would best fit in a Health Department, but know that there are other opportunities out there. Look into Planned Parenthood, Child and Family Services,...
    Nov 22, '10
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  8. Frequency of Vital signs
    Your hospital may have a policy on how often to repeat vital signs in the ED. Regardless, you should use your best nursing judgement on each patient. I dont like to exceed 2 hours without a set of...
    Nov 21, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Want to start traveling...any info/advice?
    I have had great experience with both CrossCountryTravCorp and American Mobile, but prefer CrossCountry. Just give them, or any agency for that matter a call and they will go over what they have to...
    Nov 21, '10
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  10. pre-employment Mental Aptitude Testing?
    Thanks for the info! @NamasteNurse I'd like to argue that this is an excellent form of research. Personal experience and first hand knowledge can be the best source of information, and in this case...
    Nov 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Different Companies-Which should I choose?
    I've travelled with American Mobile, and CrossCountryTravCorps and would recommend either one. They are both larger companies that know what they are doing, and usually have more positions avail to...
    Nov 18, '10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. interview with addictions facility CEO
    I agree with you. Regardless of status, (like a CEO), we are all professionals and should be respected not only as professionals, but also as humans. If I were you, I would either schedule a meeting...
    Nov 18, '10
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  13. pre-employment Mental Aptitude Testing?
    I just finished a successful interview with a drug/alcohol detox/treatment organization in which they stated the next step was to perform a mental aptitude test. I didn't receive any further details...
    Nov 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Patients that are not allowed narcotics
    Im pretty sure that your coworkers were violating HIPPA/patient confidentiality by notifying area hospitals about this woman. Usually the patients PCP has a care plan that states the ED is not to...
    Nov 10, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. New Grad in ER HELP!
    I was a new grad in the ED also, and it gets easier. Time management skills come with experience, so do assessment skills. Just remember to always prioritize your sickest patients first. If you are...
    Nov 10, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Developmental Assessments on Peds
    Hey Everyone, I just got a job that involves doing developmental assessments on kids aged 0-3 while also monitoring the safety of the home/environment, and family life. This is something that I...
    Nov 9, '10
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing


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