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  1. STILL don't have a job?? Vent here!
    Hummm. I just did a quick search of hsop in NYC and did not see much for new grads. Experienced nurses might have a chance at a few places. I know there is more to the State than NYC, but that's...
    Sep 16, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Are all LTC jobs like this?
    I am so sorry for you. LTC IS a tough place. I had a rough experience too. I hope some people can help you resolve your anguish. Hang in there :bugeyes:
    Jul 14, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Staff acting like mean girls what do you do
    I was the manager of a unit with 2 cliques. I was warned about this when I took the position. I had been a manager before and thought I could handle it. I made a lot of mistakes. One of them was...
    Jul 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. STILL don't have a job?? Vent here!
    If the postings are to be believed there are tons of jobs in the DC area. Are they actually hiring or are these all just posted wish lists?
    Jul 12, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. new to online community
    Welcome! :specs:Good to have ya
    Jul 11, '09
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  6. Blood Pressure Cuff Question
    Many times I find a cuff that will go around the arm on the top but by the time the cuff is on the bottom there is a ton of space. I call it the funnel arm. What do you suggest for those people?
    Jul 11, '09
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. Can you hold an RN license in 2 states?
    I had a nursing license in 3 states at the same time once. I worked in 2 of them. Just remember to keep a copy of contact hours and be ready to copy them for multiple states when you renew. Renew...
    Jul 7, '09
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  8. I made a doctor mad at me.
    Did I miss something? Was this at 2am? Was the doctor not on call? Did he want to talk to YOUR manager or the hospital manager for the day? Was his wife in labor? I think he he may have had sun...
    Jul 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. STILL don't have a job?? Vent here!
    I too have applied in a 60 plus mile radius. I have even looked at moving to areas 200 miles away, getting a studio apt and coming home to see dh on short visits. It's not working. I still say,...
    Jul 1, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Am I Nurse Material?
    My HS guidance counselor told me I wasn't smart enough to be a nurse. Same reaction! Watch me. It wasn't easy but i did it. you can too!
    Jun 24, '09
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  11. ACLS question
    I would have to agree with those who say wait. Taking the course will show initiative, but it most likely will not help you as much as it will once you have started working. In fact, as a manager,...
    May 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. 75 y/o man kicked out of LTC facility for being HIV+
    good point. I don't think I would trust a spitter to be just a spitter and not escalate. Just my own paranoia.
    May 15, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. 75 y/o man kicked out of LTC facility for being HIV+
    I haven't read the other answers. This is a different case from what appears to be presented initially. :eek: I'd turn tail and run at your situation. Or use the full body protection like in the...
    May 15, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Patients falling
    In the last few places I have worked (PCUs) we used the fall risk assessment. Patients and family members were told the reason for someone to accompany the pt to the BR or the need for a bsc. Signs...
    May 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Is is it normal to not like nursing?
    i love nursing. i like nursing. talk about flexibility. where else can i work as an icu nurse then all this: a pacu nurse and be home evenings with my kids. start a pain management clinic in a...
    May 6, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. An Honor
    Wow. Just wow.
    May 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. two residents kissing
    I'm glad I was sitting down. I would NEVER know if my mom would "like to do that" :chair:
    Apr 30, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Swine Flu Closures for School Nurses
    How will we know when to open the schools? I'm serious here, not just bashing the system? What if there is a kid at home who has not been dx yet and he comes to school...
    Apr 30, '09
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  19. Enough Already!!!
    DH is in administration at a small Christian college. What an uproar this has caused. They had a Pandemic policy in place w/i 24 hrs. Basically it says, we'll wait for the announcement to be made...
    Apr 30, '09
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Nurses struggling with mental illness
    rejection letters just mean that they don't realize how wonderful you really are. :spin:
    Apr 30, '09
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  21. Need help brainstorming slow paced jobs!
    I'm sorry to hear about your accident. Sounds like you have a positive attitude and will be back. I've been trying to think of positions. I know one LPN who works as a unit sec. There are not a...
    Apr 29, '09
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  22. Nurses struggling with mental illness
    I am working as a subcontractor doing health physicals for ins co. I like the work. I need daily contact and reasons to go somewhere to keep myself going. Right after I got out of the Hospital I...
    Apr 29, '09
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  23. Could this be a sneaky way of discrimination on job application?
    A CREDIT CHECK??!! they can do that? For a job app? I haven't ever heard of that before. Maybe it's been done and I didn't know it. Why would they need to know my credit score? And not being...
    Apr 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Swine flu, yeah I'll work...
    And those resper masks. They itch and make my face break out in a ring where it touches. :eek:
    Apr 28, '09
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  25. LA Times Many nursing jobs but only the strong need apply
    Bless your heart! I hope you put your feet up when you have time off!:bow:
    Apr 28, '09
    Forum: Nursing News


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