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  1. Night Shift Advice
    I am approaching my 1 year anniversary of my first nursing job! I started on nights, and if you would have told me a year ago that not only would I still be on nights, but I passed up several...
    Nov 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. My hospital is hiring.
    My hospital, Dixie Regional Medical Center in Southern Utah is hiring! 2 hours from Las Vegas, great benefits! St. George is a great place to live! Check it out! <----- link
    Nov 18
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  3. Can't observe a surgery without feeling whoozy
    When you are standing there, observing, make sure that your knees aren't locked. Stand with your feet apart, with slightly bent knees. Maybe your posture is causing the problem. Just a thought.. ...
    Nov 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. RN to BSN timeline
    I got a job right away with an ADN, but I still stayed on track to get my BSN. The longer you wait, the harder it is to go back to school. I will be done in May 2015!
    Nov 3
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. PICC line flushing question
    I would check your employer's protocol. I learned to aspirate (as you describe above) in nursing school, but at work we do not aspirate.
    Nov 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Patient's rights dilemma
    We can not protect a patient from everything that is bad for them (you have burgers and fried french fries on your patient menu... we do)? Ever seen a diabetic drink soda or eat dessert or candy?? ...
    Nov 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. NG tube insertion question
    I have had my CNA use a piece of gauze before to tickle the patients neck instead of water, and that will usually do the trick.
    Nov 3
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. how many of you actually read all the chapters?
    I NEVER read the chapter word for word. I would skim, and focus on tables, pictures and graphs. I do not learn by reading alone so it was pointless for me just to read. That being said, active...
    Sep 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. 4.0 in nursing school?
    I finished nursing school at a university with a 4.0. I am a wife, mother to three kids, and I worked part time. For me it was about setting a goal and achieving it. That being said, I made...
    Sep 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Holiday Scheduling - how to make it fair
    The company I work for considers the Friday After Thanksgiving a paid holiday. We include NYEve in the list of holidays because so many people want it off.
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Holiday Scheduling - how to make it fair
    Any other holidays we use our normal scheduling system and it works out, these 6 are just so close together (our schedules go 8 weeks at a time) and have such an emotional impact that it gets crazy.
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Holiday Scheduling - how to make it fair
    So, at work, I am on a committee to decide how we are going to [fairly] schedule for the holiday season. My unit considers six holidays: 1) Thanksgiving 2) Friday after Thanksgiving 3)...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. What's staffing like at your facility?
    I work in a 400 bed hospital - on a Medical Oncology Unit Weekdays: Days: 4 patients NOC: 6 patients Weekends: Days: 5 patients NOC: 6 patients
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Student planner app suggestions?
    I am not a fan of Google Calendar. I do not like how you can not mark something complete without deleting it. Try myHomework. It sync between my phone and ipad, it has separate colors for...
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. What kind of Nurse Should I Be?
    I think that you are too early in your nurse development to make a decision like this. When I was in Nursing School I would have killed to be a Labor and Delivery or Postpartum nurse. That is all I...
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. How to act on the orientation/first day of school?
    It is a fact of life... someone is not going to like you AND there will be annoying people in your class. There will also be kind, funny, stuck up, intelligent, stupid and amazing people in your...
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. What Supplies Should I Get for School?
    I would hold off on buying this until you get to school. I too purchased one of these before school started based on recommendations from this website. Opened the package, write my name on it, only...
    Aug 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Getting into a groove
    We must have started at the time time because I am 5 months in too. I am finally at the point where I don't walk in the door terrified every shift. I suck at IV starts too. :(
    Aug 19
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Have I Been Doing It Wrong?
    In my hospital with do general peri-care first, then once the peri-care done, [sterile] outer package is opened, sterile draping over area, then sterile gloves. The way I remember it, is that our...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Thoughts During My First Weekend on My Own
    Hahaha. You have hit the nail on the head with most of these. When I first was on my own (just 5 months ago), when I gave report the oncoming nurse would ask me "what's the plan". There was one...
    Aug 18
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. New grad wages in Utah
    The numbers above are about the going rate for a new grad. Is there more money to be made out there in the world of nursing... absolutely; however IHC has some of the lowest nurse to patient ratios...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Utah Nursing
  22. [Med/surg] What are top 5 drugs your floor uses?
    Vanco, Zosyn, protonix, Lovenox, Morphine, Metroprolol, Heparin (Injection and GTT), All kinds of insulin, gabapentin, Zofran
    Aug 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Commute...or Settle
    I would not say this this a true statement... I choose ADN because the BSN was hour away. I was able to get a job IN A HOSPITAL and I start my bridge to BSN next month. Now, I am not saying that...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Med-surg, tele or rehab for 1st job?
    I would say go Tele or Med-Surg. I choose med-surg for my first job because I thought it would give me the most experience and expose me to the greatest variety of patient types. Tele is a good...
    Jul 20
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Kaplan Entrance Exam! Please Help!
    With Kaplan each school, gets a unique test with the content the school asks for, so no two schools have the same test. I kinda felt like there was nothing to study for (you either know it or your...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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