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  1. Anyone left nursing TOTALLY...what are you doing now?
    I am realizing that I HATE nursing. I suck at charting, remember all the pointless little tasks, and am just not willing to waste any more of the precious time in life striving for somethat that is...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Looking to Volunteer
    I've been a nurse for almost three years; 1.5 years Med/Surg and 1.5 years Peds. I have my BSN. I am looking for a volunteer experience, but I have my student loans to think about (I have around...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. The Case For Job Hopping
    Good point, you really are praised if you do an awesome job and not just adequate. I guess that is the hard reality I have learned in the past few years as a nurse. For me, it really affects me...
    May 14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. The Case For Job Hopping
    From an emotional standpoint, I'd say that the current nursing field is alarmingly simular to an emotionally abusive relationship. I don't think it is useless as all (although I respect your point)....
    May 13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. The Case For Job Hopping
    Telling someone they shouldn't leave a toxic work environment is like telling a woman she shouldn't leave an abusive relationship. To tell the abused nurse "maybe it's YOU" is the same as some...
    May 12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. Getting Flustered under "the pressure"
    I have been a nurse for almost three years, and I had an experience that shook me yesterday. A pediatric patient came back from a lap coly. Her HR was 146, pretty high but I thought I'd give her...
    May 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. The Case For Job Hopping
    Interesting read. But the day I live my life letting nursing control my happiness is the day I blow my head off. I really like my job, but I think it also a great way to squander the precious gift of...
    May 12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. Proper Sterile Tech During PICC dressing change
    What is your process for removing a PICC dressing while still maintaining sterile tecnique? I set up my field, partially remove the tegaderm (sp), glove up, slide my sterile hand under the teg and...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    We had a nurse, who had something like 15 years exp at a busy Boston Hospital, hire in at our rural facility and just crashed and burned. Management was suspicious of her, so they checked her...
    Apr 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How do I know I am "ready" to be a travel nurse
    Thanks a lot for the thoughtful advise, man. Really appreciate it. I feel like I am ready, although it may be good to stick to my first plan and gain two years in PEDS. I already have PALS,...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. How do I know I am "ready" to be a travel nurse
    Okay, I'm gonna level with everyone I REALLY want to be a travel nurse. It has been my dream for a while. I have 2 years exp in Med Surg and 1yr in Peds, but I still don't know if I would...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. Orientee Horror Stories?
    I've been a nurse for two years, and I can remember what what kind of insulin Humalog is. My hospital doesn't given it. I had to LOOK IT UP and, per my suspicion, it's a rapid acting insulin. So...
    Apr 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Orientee Horror Stories?
    Finally! Some humility! I mean, why is this such a big deal. So she isn't familiar with Humalog, BFD! Just look it up and move one. Honestly, reading this thread reinforces why I really hate...
    Apr 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Why Is It That Everyone Thinks They're A Good Nurse?
    Actually, you guys are absolutely right. Imagine how much we would grow if we would just take every bit of negative criticism, apply it to out practice and grow from it. Nursing is very hard and only...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Why Is It That Everyone Thinks They're A Good Nurse?
    I think to be a great nurse, you not only have to master the art of the practice but be perfect in your charting and completing all the minutia. I have a lot of respect for people that can do that,...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. RN to BSN--Grand Canyon University--Let the fun begin Sep 30 2013
    I think I will be able to pull it off... I don't mean to brag (because I barely passed nursing school, lol) but my world record is writting a paper, from first looking at the signment to turned in in...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  17. RN to BSN--Grand Canyon University--Let the fun begin Sep 30 2013
    Yeah, which class has two papers a week; that is the one I will take on my own. I talked to my counsler today and we decided I should take: patho alone, one class, two classes at a time So, it...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  18. Oakland Community College Applying for Fall 2014
    You guys have to take the HESI now? In OCC as in Michigan? Wow, thats new; we never needed to take it before.
    Apr 15
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  19. RN to BSN--Grand Canyon University--Let the fun begin Sep 30 2013
    Thanks so much Jrich, that is incredibly helpful. Can you break down Trends for me?
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  20. RN to BSN--Grand Canyon University--Let the fun begin Sep 30 2013
    What I am thinking is take two weeks off... do Spirit and leadership... take two weeks... do path and trends... then the capstone. Again, if someone could tell me how many papers are in each...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  21. RN to BSN--Grand Canyon University--Let the fun begin Sep 30 2013
    Thanks for the help. My next class starts on April 21 and I am really trying to crush these classes in the next three semesters. I have been able to write A+ papers in 3-5 hours NRS-441V...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  22. RN to BSN--Grand Canyon University--Let the fun begin Sep 30 2013
    I am considering taking: HLT-310V Spirituality NRS- 451V Nursing Leadership.... together Has anyone taken these classes? Is the class structure simular? One paper a week in each? Group...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  23. Best credit card for travelers- most rewards
    Get the Chase Freedom. There is no annual fees and you build big reward points on everything from gas, resturaunts, coffee, ect. I use it all the time and estimate that I rack in between...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. Does Peds count as med/surg experience?
    I have 1.5 years Med/surg and 1 year Peds. This may be a silly question, but in the eyes of a travel agency, do I have I have 2.5 years sufficient med/surg experience, or do they look at my PEDS...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  25. Is my experience enough?
    I have 1.5 year experience on a busy, day shift med surg unit. 1 year experience Peds nights, mid level acuity (I may even have 1.5-2yrs exp by the time I am ready to travel) and close to 3 months...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Travel Nursing


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