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  1. What is your degree in other than nursing?
    My first degree was a B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Technology
    Apr 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Word of advice
    If that were me, I'd see to get a referral for a pyschiatrist & some mental health therapy. You sound like a smart person. Good luck.
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Working nights and working out.
    Work out on your days off.
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Forced to Take an Assignment You Can Not Handle
    Unfortunately, it's that way on Med/Surg floors. I used to work Med/Surg neurology & it was rough.One night, we were assigned 10 patients, & we held up report, didn't accept the patients. Management...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Nurses in the News
    Any thoughts on the altercation between Douglas Kennedy and the 2 nurses at a Mother/Baby unit at a hospital in NY?
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Nurses, how are you going to vote?  2012 US Presidential Election
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Dear Nurses: Please Forgive Me
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.It seems you are going through a difficult time. Please see if the facillity has some kind of counseling service to help you cope.
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do you have family members who are nurses?
    My sister-in-law and my niece.
    May 25, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. School Nurse Incident in Orlando. What Would You Have Done?
    I would do my ABC's, call 911 and emergency contacts.
    May 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Being Naked Where I Work:  A Nurse With Cancer
    i am a 5yr ovarian cancer survivor, so i know how you feel. i wish you all the best and a speedy recovery. sending postive thoughts your way.
    May 14, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Return to nursing
    I wish you the best of luck. I, too, have been out of nursing for 5 years due to medical and surgical issues. I will be 5 years cancer-free in April. Then I hope to do a Nurse Refresher course at...
    Mar 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Can stupid people pass nursing school?
    No. In my school, we needed a C+ to pass the class, and an 85% to pass the dosage calculations test. There is no curving of grades in nursing school. I graduated with a 3.3 average.
    Feb 13, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. I need guidance--can any of you wonderful nurses help me?
    You need to re-think your career goals. You will need to be proficient in A&P. In NY, LPN's are being phased out in hospitals.
    Feb 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. dealing with racism on dementia unit?
    I would move the abusers out. Dementia or not, it is unacepable to behave in such an abusive manner. It should not be tolerated at all.
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. do we wear our white uniforms for pysch clinicals?
    I'm surprised your clinical instructor did not give you the dress code for psych. when I did my psych rotation, the instructor told us no uniforms, just street clothes.
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Can I do nursing?
    Listen to your counselor. As a nurse, you have to be able to walk, run, lift, transfer patients, the list goes on and on. You have to be realistic about your career options. Nursing will not be a...
    Jan 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Anyone taken the RN refresher course at Adelphi or Molloy in NY?
    I also would like to take the Adelphi refresher course. I know people that did their BSN there, but not refresher course. Adelphi's nursing program has good reputation. Let me know of any responses.
    Jan 10, '12
    Forum: New York Nursing
  18. How to order blood culture?
    As a former Lab Supervisor, you should consult the laboratory procedure manual for you facility on the proper collection. The phlebotomist is a laboratory employee that works under the pathologist's...
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. First step at becoming a nurse?
    Hospitals today are requiring nurses to have their BSN. If you are able, work part-time and go to school in the evening. That's what I did. I was lucky my school had an evening program. I heard...
    Jan 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Failed Med/Surg by 3/10 point
    I never failed a class, but in my nursing school, a C+ was the passing grade, and I think an 85% was the passing grade for dosage calculations exams. Check your schools policy for failing classes. In...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. does 1199 SEIU helps you find a RN job?
    111 SEIU is a union for healthcare workers. If your healthcare facillity an 1199 union shop, you will be a member after 3 months, and covered by their collective bargaining agreemet. It's not an...
    Dec 10, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Freaking Out a Bit....
    I'm not a lawyer, but it seems to be that you are performing duties that CAN NOT be delegated to UAP. What your doing is practicing nursing w/o a nursing license.What you are doing could have legal...
    Dec 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What career did you have before nursing?
    My first degree was a BS degree in Clinical Laboratory Science. I worked as a Clinical Laboratory Tech and then as a Laboratory Supervisor for several years. I went back to school for nursing and...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. So frustrated and discouraged - kinda long.....
    I very fortunate in that I had no problems with my nursing school, & I was a 2nd degree student who'd been out of school for several years. I graduated with my BSN in 2005. Originally I wanted to do...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Job Hunting Hard For Former St. Vincent's Worker
    St. Vincent's was a wonderful hospital. I did my BSN training there. In Nausau county where I live, hospitals here have Patient Care Technicians. They do EKG's, blood draws, hand out food trays, and...
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: Nursing News