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  1. Nurse Family Partnership home visitor RN vs School Nurse
    Which job would you enjoy more? The community job seems more autonomous and the school nurse seems more repetitive, but that's just my impression. What are your priorities--job satisfaction,...
    Apr 23
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. I can't find a Cna job!!
    It is really difficult to get your first position as a CNA unless you know someone. Have you tried assisted living facilities? Call around to different facilities and ask if they have group interview...
    Apr 23
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Nursing care of ADN vs BSN
    I think this is a bizarre question, given that ADN and BSN nurses have the same license to practice and are held to the same standards of care. However, being in the last semester of my BSN program,...
    Apr 23
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  4. I failed out of Nursing School... Appealed and WON!!
    Congratulations on putting the time and work in to providing evidence for why you should have passed. The test questions may be irrelevant, but how you handled the situation speaks more to your...
    Apr 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Being Nurse Ratched
    I agree with GrnTea to not engage your family. I have come to the realization that I could be the top expert in the world of (fill in the blank), and my family will still treat me like I don't know...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Can we just agree, being honest is not akin to being "rude"?
    Being an older second-career nursing student, I would add that nursing can definitely feel like you're doing everything wrong when you start out. I am not particularly sensitive to criticism nor do I...
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Med sug - nursing student 2 semsester
    NCLEX study guides worked for me:)
    Apr 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Chemistry in the summer
    I would not recommend Chemistry over the summer. It involves a lot of time outside class, and it is very difficult to catch up if you fall behind. The lab notebook and lab reports we were assigned...
    Apr 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Can nursing crossover with ministry?
    How about nursing at a private faith-based hospice? I used to volunteer at one. I think your background would be an asset as a nurse in that setting. In terms of queasiness, have you thought about...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Experience to Become Adult NP
    Thank you so much sadiemae1123 and anh06005. You have helped me figure out a path. The med surg job is in a well respected hospital on a floor with a great manager and low drama. You are right that...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  11. Experience to Become Adult NP
    I guess I wasn't clear in what I wrote. I don't have a problem with working Med Surg, just not sure if GI Med Surg is valuable experience for future work in home health. ETOH withdrawal patients on...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  12. Spanish for nurses, any free stuff online?
    Mango Language is an online program available through a lot of libraries. They have Spanish for Healthcare.
    Mar 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Nurses forced to work as aides
    They do that on my floor as well, only because they are seriously short of techs and don't want to understaff the assigned nurses. It's an expensive solution for the floor but at least they are not...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. Experience to Become Adult NP
    Thanks for the reply! I'm currently an extern on a GI Med/Surg floor and have the opportunity to start as a new grad RN when I graduate. While I think the experience I had in AL was a more applicable...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  15. Experience to Become Adult NP
    Hi all, I am trying to figure out how best to gain valuable experience as an RN to prepare me to become an adult nurse practitioner. My long-term goal is to work in home health as a nurse...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  16. MSW vs RN salary?
    My first degree is in Social Work and I considered going back for my MSW but chose nursing instead. A nursing degree is much more marketable in my opinion. The nursing field is so much larger than...
    Mar 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Associates after Bachelors
    I have a previous Bachelor's degree as well. I chose BSN instead of ADN because the ADN school didn't accept any of the credits from my previous degree. The BSN option ended up being faster than the...
    Mar 18
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. New Grad RN can't find a job
    Have you applied at Northside? They have new grad residencies and hire ADNs.
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Typical Day at Work?
    Sorry to hear that:( I don't think you have anything to lose by calling your previous manager and apologizing/explaining. What's the worst that could happen...he/she says no and it's an uncomfortable...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. psych techs working with nurses?
    I really think it depends on what state you are in and the unit. In Georgia I see them listed as CNA jobs, but I also see jobs that only require a high school diploma.
    Feb 27
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. Typical Day at Work?
    So sorry to hear this. Have you thought about transferring to another unit, the one where patients are getting ready to be discharged? I can't remember which one it is, but they go to those classes...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. I need to vent :(
    Here's another option...when my twins were discharged from the NICU, we met with a nurse who was employed by the home equipment company. She educated us on how to use the equipment and what to watch...
    Feb 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Bullied by Clinical Instructor
    Unfortunately I have had more than one clinical instructor like this, but it seems like they pick one student from the group to "toughen up." I know for sure I would be the chosen one if I were 20...
    Feb 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. First semester nursing student. Does it get better?
    I wouldn't say it gets easier, but you know what to expect. I feel like it lightened up after Peds and Med/Surg, but every program is different. Hang in there!
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Too old? Too young?? Career? Question:)
    I started my prereqs for nursing school 2 weeks before my 40th birthday...will graduate with my BSN at 43. I was in the nonprofit field many years ago, then stayed home with my children. There are...
    Feb 14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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