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  1. To experienced nurses...
    I think if the only aspect of my life I'm thinking about is my career, then I think I would wish I'd gone the med school path instead. The doctors I know work shorter, fewer days than I do, for a lot...
    Feb 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. BSN to Med School
    I wanted to do this, but then I realized it would mean taking over 8 classes that I didn't take in undergrad! If you have the option to take all your prereqs in addition to what you need for your...
    Jan 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Not Sure I Can Take Much More Rejection
    I'm so sorry :( Getting rejected over and over again, taking a job I didn't really want in a city I don't want to be in, and continually getting rejected for the jobs I DO want even after having a...
    Dec 17, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. ER Personalities
    Oh no no...I wish I had a new job! :) I'm just exploring different possibilities...trying to figure out what my niche might be. I know of a few ER opportunities, and while that's always been...
    Nov 30, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. ER Personalities
    What kind of personality do you think it takes to work in the ER? What kinds of personalities do you think are NOT a good fit?
    Nov 30, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Do you aspirate before giving an IM deltoid injection?
    I don't aspirate when giving vaccines, but I do with other drugs.
    Nov 28, '10
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. New RN, not  interested in bedside nursing
    The office I work for has absolutely no problem hiring new grads. I think it's probably because we're a lot cheaper than Nurse of the Year w/ 25 years experience, and this job doesn't really many of...
    Nov 17, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. New grads can't get jobs afraid of becoming an old new grad.
    I don't have any practical advice for you, but one thing that's helped me have a positive attitude (ok, I actually don't have a positive attitude about it most of the time, but I'm trying and...
    Sep 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Starting New Job Monday!!!  Nervous.... any advice??
    I'm a new RN in a similar job too, for a few months now. I would say... don't be afraid of the doctors! They are probably really nice most of the time and this is just their job, they are humans too....
    Sep 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nursing Opportunities Expected To Increase
    Can you please send that to my boss? Cause she somehow missed the memo on that one.
    Sep 3, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Why do nurses treat each other do way they do?
    I think also there are a lot of big egos in healthcare. Not just physicians but a lot of nurses. We should be proud of our profession, but I think some people feel like if they know how to help...
    Sep 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. -How long did it take you to find a job as a new grad?
    I graduated in December 2009 and found a job in about 3 months, but I had to relocate and it is not in a hospital. Also, I had applied for 100+ positions since September 09, mostly in Washington DC...
    Aug 28, '10
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  13. Pediatric urinary catheterizations
    Thank you so much for the advice everyone!! janfrn, I really like your advice about the 2x2s... that seems to be my mine problem, that my fingers are constantly slipping... but I'm having a hard time...
    Aug 20, '10
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  14. Pediatric urinary catheterizations
    Anyone have tips on inserting urinary caths in pediatric patients, including babies? (i.e., landmarks, angles, anything you've found to be helpful!) Thanks :)
    Aug 17, '10
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  15. What's your reason for putting up with it?
    I can't help but see the similarities between nurses and teachers... both are traditionally female roles; both have come a long way in the last 100 years; and both are stretched to the limit and...
    Aug 14, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Question how much do you love this site?
    Me too! It's so helpful and enlightening to hear so many different nurses' perspectives. (Except for the party poopers! :-P)
    Aug 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. TB Skin Test
    Is it possible for you to get a repeat skin test, and then get several opinions before deciding to take the meds? In my short experience so far, a *lot* of nurses and even some doctors aren't really...
    Aug 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. All I see on websites is the Nursing is an in demand job, however...
    I have to disagree with those that have said it depends on what region you're in. I applied for jobs in many different states and regions, and there is no place where it is easy to get a job right...
    Aug 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Pediatric outpatient clinic
    Lots and lots of vaccines, preparing kids for checkups (finger pricks, urinalysis, measurements, etc.), sometimes breathing treatments or caths, rocephin shots, telephone triage. It tends to be a lot...
    Jul 31, '10
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  20. FMLA
    It's abused where I work. One nurse calls in for migraines so often, she might as well be a part-time worker. I know migraines are miserable and can be debilitating... but if you're missing 3 full...
    Jul 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Call offs. I love getting the phone call, hate getting the paycheck
    [quote=tewdles;4396551]This is a naive viewpoint in today's world. I work in an "at will employment" state. I have a job as long as it is the will of the employer. The employer can discharge me,...
    Jul 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Call offs. I love getting the phone call, hate getting the paycheck
    Haha! You guys are hilarious. Yeah, that doesn't seem right to be able to tell someone they can't come to work... or it seems like there should at least be a policy limiting how many times it can...
    Jul 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. So what is the deal with nursing.....
    I work at a clinic. The work environment is much better--I get an hour for lunch!!--but I also get very little respect from patients and parents (it's a peds clinic). I feel like they view me more as...
    Jun 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. So what is the deal with nursing.....
    Well I haven't been a nurse for long, but I feel like the grass may always be greener on the other side of the fence. I think being an engineer...or a teacher...or a dentist or doctor...sounds kind...
    Jun 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Eight essential tools and tips for incoming nursing students
    well you'll use your a&p, but i know we kind of got a review of that in patho. but as for the other ones like.... anthropology?? lol no way :) just enjoy this time and make the most of the free time...
    Mar 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student

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