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  1. Primary Nursing issues as a new nurse
    Sounds dreadful and unsafe.
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. Getting med/surg exp after 2 years psych
    What I would do is to get into contact with Med/Surg unit managers at your facility, if you're in the hospital setting, and express your interest in Med/Surg. Ask about recommendations that would be...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  3. Life After Med/Surg
    NurseHotFlash, I hope you find what you are looking for...however, I think that so many nurses are type A...which is why we are so hard-headed. I always tell myself after a difficult shift - did...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  4. If you love being a nurse, and have good things to say,give some hope to the newbies!
    i would like to say...i love being a nurse and wouldn't trade it for the world! yes, there are days and perhaps a string of them that are insanely bad, i take time to reflect on my night and what i...
    Mar 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. 2nd Nursing Cartoon caption contest - win $100
    "oh great one, i come to you to beg a favor...is there any way to get rid of full moons? it was like a zoo last night down there in the ed!! "
    Mar 16, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  6. 1st Nursing Cartoon caption contest - win $100
    I know it's a dog-eat-dog world in nursing but I didn't think that meant literally!
    Mar 2, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  7. Help, am I overreacting or is this normal???
    I believe that this is an overraction to the max! Although you are stating that you "appreciate" your NAs...it doesn't seem that you appreciate the underlyings of what it truly means to be a nurse....
    Mar 2, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  8. How has becoming a nurse changed your life?
    I would like to say that I have mainly positive things to say about nursing; however, I have only been in practice for a year so perhaps my views will change as I become more experienced. * I...
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. new cna in tele/med-surg, what to expect?
    Congrats! As a CNA, you're going to be the backbone of patient care, the patients are going to rely heavily on you for lots of things. It's hard work! I did it for 5 years prior to becoming a nurse....
    Jan 1, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. So unhappy, then a huge life change--is this a sign?
    I'm sorry to hear of your loss, I couldn't imagine the pain and heartache you're experiencing. Perhaps this life-changing event will come in some other form. Just remember to take time to yourself so...
    Jan 1, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  11. opinions needed!
    Welcome! First of all, I remember being in high school and worrying about the same thing. Then in college, I changed my majors numerous times. People change and mature with time...some faster...
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Amazing experience c a patient in her final moments
    This experience is unlike anything I've experienced before...however, since I have had such an interest in Hospice nursing since before I started nursing school and became an RN, I hope I will get to...
    Aug 29, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. New grad job woes - question (long)
    Kringe38, When I was preparing for interviews...I did some research at the local library. Check and see if your local library has a program (free to patrons) that helps with improving resumes and...
    Aug 7, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Am I freak for charting meds as I pull them?
    When I worked in an LTC facility, I used a paper MAR and would make a little dot c my pen as I pulled the med and verified it against the MAR. Once I actually administered the med, I would come back...
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Need to share this...
    Thanks for sharing! I've had my share of Alz residents in the past who were "in labor" or "waiting for the bus because they can't skip school or mom will get after them". I miss them some of their...
    Jun 14, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Cleveland's Huron Hospital To Close In 90 Days
    Healthcare is like any other business...if they are hemorrhaging money (as is the case with Huron) the only thing to do is to stop the bleed (i.e. clotting off the source of bleeding). I have heard...
    Jun 12, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. PBDS test . How to prepare?
    Speaking of which....I completed this test today actually. It's to assess your knowledge and is supposed to be used to guide the learning process based on experience, etc. It's long and...
    Jun 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Why???
    It's easy to feel so discouraged at this point, trust me, I had the same feelings. I took my test in Oct 2010 (about 2 months after graduation and hitting the NCLEX study materials really hard) and...
    Jun 6, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  19. BRA!!!!
    i highly recommend dillards for bra fittings. when i was a teenager of course i always went to victoria's secret....they would try to put me in a 38d and i would go through bras like crazy (i.e....
    May 18, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  20. Drug seeking patients
    I currently work at a county run facility which serves many of the underserved population. I have learned that no matter what personal prejudices I may have regarding people and their lack of caring...
    May 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Not a real nurse?
    Kind of funny that they said a psych nurse "isn't a real nurse". Last time I checked...psych is a HUGE part of the entire field of nursing, because we assess for psychosocial issues with each...
    May 7, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. So done.
    OMG, that sounds wretched! And I thought it was bad to have 12 patients in sub-acute care and getting 2-3 admissions every night and having to write everything out by hand, on top of dealing with a...
    May 7, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Free CEs r/t Nurses Week (Happy Nurses Week!!!)
    Hi all! Just FYI if anyone is looking for Free CEs and access to journal articles, www.nursingcenter.com (website by Lippincott) has some goodies to offer on their site in celebration of Nurses week!...
    May 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Work non-nursing related job while in school?
    i would recommend keeping a health care related position while in nursing school. when i started my accelerated bsn program, i worked every weekend 12 hour shifts as a nursing assistant in a snf. ...
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. New Rehab Nurse
    I'm a new grad in a related field, subacute rehabilitation and have 12 patients. One thing I did, not sure if it will be helpful to you is to make your own flowsheet or "brain" or to look under some...
    Apr 11, '11
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing


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