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  1. My patients would be horrified...
    Those books are all geared towards young adults. You're a young adult. I'm currently obsessed with the Hunger Games series because I love dystopic science fiction, and it has a strong female lead....
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. General workplace/personal life separation
    Shrug- my current coworkers came to my wedding, and I've gone to past coworkers' weddings, baby showers and the like. It's all about the vibe of your workplace. I've always worked on small teams in...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Renewed Rn license, and still no job!
    I know California is horribly tight for even new grad RNs- many are moving out of state to get their 2+ years of experience. Have you had someone revamp your resume or practice interview skills with...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  4. What do YOU do with your old scrubs?
    I haven't worn mine out my first pairs that I bought a year ago. I've actually gone and bought some solid color scrub tops at Goodwill, just to have some variety, and as backup scrubs I can keep at...
    Aug 19
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  5. Of Nursing, Nudity and Public Perception
    This humors me deeply. Unless you are a straight female, and happen to work on, let's say, an ortho floor that is magically full of an entire extremely attractive professional sports team's worth of...
    Aug 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    the South As a new grad in hospital: was making ~21/hr base, 3.50 evenings, 4.00 weekend diff. Now 1 year later: switching to outpatient same day surgery, 35 hrs/week on days, 28/base,...
    Aug 9
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Commuting to Nursing School?
    If at all possible, and it's an area with graduate or professional students, try to rent a room from a private landlord. It will be so much easier to rent a room close than to drive. I've never lived...
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Does your hospital or facility badge include your credentials?
    Ours have our phots, then names, then credentials, Name, BSN, RN or MSN, RN. ADNs just have RN. Then, below that we have 'RN" in big bold letters. I like it because I can identify who's a nurse and...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. Does Everyone Actually Hate Nurses?
    Hmm. The only negative comments I heard were from my own mother, also a nurse, and she was more stunned than anything else. "You're doing what?" was what she said when I announced my intention of...
    Aug 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Hipaa violation and interview
    I'm glad many facilities are now providing patients (and their families) access to their own medical records and tests via a separate system. It helps prevent this kind of unintended HIPAA violation.
    Aug 5
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  11. Really long commute to find work
    A lot of nurses in my area drive in from the rural counties (2+ hours away), rent cheap nearby apartments together for a few hundred bucks, and try to work the back to back shifts that pay the most...
    Aug 3
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. First Job Landed - Need Financial Advice About It
    ^ I'd investigate the cost of being on your parents' insurance vs. being on your own. For example, in my health org, even though my husband and I work for the same system, it's cheaper for us to...
    Aug 3
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. It's Raining Jobs!!!
    Congrats! I bet it didn't hurt that you were willing to take on the types of positions many new grads will turn their noses up at- per diem, nights, nursing home, etc. Good luck!
    Aug 3
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  14. Your Interview Outfits
    Just landed my second nursing job in outpatient surgery- I wore a teal 3/4 length jacket over a black and white patterned print shirt, grey slacks, silver flats with matte silver nails. Hair was down...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  15. Post-interview thank you notes - do you or don't you?
    I haven't bothered since I got my first nursing job..mainly because the thank yous were directed to whom interviewed me (co-workers and manager).
    Aug 1
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  16. Obnoxious Doctors
    I'll bite: I think it all depends on your tone of voice when asking questions. If you approach the docs in a friendly, calm manner with some question or observation, they will usually answer...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. PRN in hospital while working outpatient?
    I've been an RN at a hospital for about a year, and recently accepted an outpatient same day surgery position. I look forward to the different environment and the better schedule, but I haven't...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  18. Pt reports pain not being managed to charge RN.
    Always assess your patient first, even if the unit is trying to go that place in a handbasket.
    Jul 28
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. Looking ahead to CRNA Med School
    I went after a biochemistry degree my first time in college, for several reasons: 1) I like science 2) the degree covered me for the hard sciences required for many of the other health care...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Nursing salary and buying a home?
    What? $500,000 house? I hope that house comes with a farm! I don't think it would be very realistic to afford a half-mil house on an average bedside nursing salary, fresh out of the gate. Think more...
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Husband doesn't understand... advice?
    My husband understands he must provide dinner after my evening 12s if he does not notify me about stopping on the way can come from Subway, it can be a can of soup, I'm not too picky. Else I...
    Jun 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. What's a "difficult pt" to you?
    The patients that are medically complicated, almost total cares who require a higher level of care than where they currently are and the staff can reasonably handle. We don't seem to have too...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Is nursing school worth it?
    Sounds like you need an accelerated BSN if you want to start at the bedside. No reason to go out and get that much debt for a nursing degree. Bachelor's degrees mean nothing from previous fields in...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. Hospital will not hire smokers
    There's nothing quite like riding home at the end of the day and going through a plume of cigarette smoke on my way out of the hospital. I can't even begin to tell you how disgusting I find it. ...
    Jun 21
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. Being a SAHM after graduation
    Plenty of women make this work. As others have said, finish school, get your license and your few years experience, and get creative with scheduling. My mom worked 3-11 when we were young, and my...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice