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  1. Ratted out a co-worker and now feel guilty
    While I believe in standing together, I don't believe in standing with a decision or action that can be considered either unethical, gray or illegal. 1st: Don't beat yourself up. 2nd: ...
    Sep 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Going to Nursing School at an Older Age
    You're never too old to find your true calling in life! My younger sister has been an RN for 25 yeas and I for the past 18 months... she is 47 and I am 52--we are equally as passionate about our...
    Jul 29, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. Career Change Into Nursing?
    great post, i had a similar epiphany at 45. being in sales, being good with people, and having a good sense of humor will serve you well in nursing. just about anyone can learn the...
    Dec 23, '09
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  4. hello from ian
    Wecome aboard! Are you still in the PI? - Luis
    Dec 17, '09
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  5. is being aggressive the only way to find a RN job now?!
    You make some excellent points. Yes, I agree; new RNs need to Creatively Aggressive. My advice: Be bold yet polite... then the worse thing that can happen, is you can be told "no." "You...
    Dec 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Guys- what made you want to become a nurse?
    After retirement from the military Uncle Sam took care of me; therefore, I can honestly tell you "money wasn't my reason for entering nursing." After retirement I entered college; not long...
    Dec 12, '09
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  7. I'm a Returning Military Vet with PTSD....Can I become a nurse?
    Hi sailor, Regarding... >>I was wondering if anyone could tell me if having PTSD would keep me from being able to serve as a nurse or if it might make my PTSD worse? In my hospital we are...
    Dec 11, '09
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  8. New grad burnt out
    It's nice to have the vote of confidence, but it appears you already see the Danger Signs of the situation you're in. Your choice is to either get burned out, or gracefully tell your manager...
    Dec 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. First job stress; I know everyone says it's totally normal but....
    >>after you guys started your first jobs, did you have any strategy you did that helped get your mind off of nursing for a few days i know this period well. during that period i simply...
    Dec 9, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. How long does it take you to complete an order????
    great question! regarding… >> how much "clean up" of a previous shift should we be expected to do???? all of it. don’t get me wrong, i know how it is to clean up after others. some days are...
    Dec 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. General Q's About Nurses -- Thinking of becoming one
    regarding... >>do i have any more chances for a rebound to a nursing student, especially in such difficult economic times... absolutely! don't sell yourself short. you'll soon discover that if...
    Dec 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Medical Surgical Floor from Hell
    good issue to discuss. on our medsurg floor each nurse is assigned an isolation or heavy pt until the load exceeds the number of nurses present, then someone picks up the extra pt in need. ...
    Dec 7, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. I truly need help from all of you
    Regarding... >>It is one thing to go to work for 40 hours and spend the rest of the time with your family. It is another to spend no time at all with your family because you are too ill from the...
    Dec 6, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Question Guys: Do you enjoy nursing?
    Yes, there are times I would love to be carrying a weapon and a defined and clear mission. Other than those rare times it actually is better after a year. Perhaps not so much that the environment...
    Dec 5, '09
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  15. 6 months out of school and Im precepting??!!
    =) Yes, I've been there, done that. At my work an email solicited RNs for precepting; when few RNs voluteered I thought, "Why not?" Yes, sometimes it almost felt like the blind leading the...
    Dec 5, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Where do you put your STUFF
    I use Aviator Scubs http://www.aviatorscrubs.com/ trauma shirt and ER pants. There are enough pockets to stuff almost anything, including extra 1,000 ml bags of fluids, etc. At the beginning of...
    Dec 5, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Terrified of killing my patients/making mistakes/missing something important
    I've been an RN for a little over a year now. Yes, all the above posts are correct. You feel like your drowning--but you will find air in about 6 months. A couple of things I learned early as...
    Dec 5, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. New member Chula Vista, CA
    Hi, My name is Luis and I'm new to your group. I retired from the Marines in 2002 and attended college forever trying to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up. Eventually a friend...
    Dec 5, '09
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  19. New Member
    Mel, regarding... >>I am not having any luck finding a job in that field so i have decided to give nursing assistant a try. Working as a nursing assistant isn't a bad idea. You'll always be...
    Dec 5, '09
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings


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