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  1. Overwhelmed, questioning nursing, PLEASE HELP
    Sunny, I'm so sorry you're feeling alone in what sounds like a NOT nurse friendly environment. Please try not to worry about charting. I'm sorry, but there are simply too many expectations. for...
    Jul 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Do you think acute care nursing is becoming less safe?
    dudette10, i swear we are the same person :) i'm sorry to hear that my exact experiences are shared by you, and likely many others. i once heard that there is something called an "all nurse" model...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. PICC line or Port a Cath & Running Blood
    Good questions OP. we always need to be thinking about overload and incompatible meds, but in this case i'm guessing the patient needs volume repletion asap. do the math, find out how much total...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. Surrendering RN Scope!
    For a long time, I have thought a lot about all of these issues that you all have mentioned. We seem to keep "nickle and diming" everything to be a point of reimbursement, right down to the one...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. New grad relocating (with family) for first job
    Hi starfishes, I can only speak from the experience of a married couple, and my husband had to leave his job in order to come with me. Not going to lie - it was (and is) extremely difficult,...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  6. am i reasonably resigning?
    Thank you DragonPurr for your thoughtful and RIGHT ON post. To all of you who are saying, "I did 15:1 high acuity patient ratios" good for you. but i would bet that the average admission was a few...
    May 31
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. How to deal with angry doctors
    OP, so sorry you went through that. Assertive skills are difficult to grow and own. We know that the MD is overworked and trying to get whatever sleep possible at night, in order to function the next...
    May 26
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. The face of a medical error...
    music in my heart, first off I am so sorry. i applaud you for recognizing your role in the error and showing integrity. any nurse who says "i'm perfect" or "i've never made an error" is either lying...
    May 21
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. help on making an RN Resume
    hi havefaith, i might wait to get your license number from the state. once you get it, have sections for education, licenses/certifications, and clinical experience. great that you are a tech/CNA!...
    May 21
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  10. Too much fluff in new grad resume? LMK!
    I would take out everything in the "professional profile" and do not list student clinicals as clinical experience. it really isn't. have a section for licenses/certifications where you put your...
    May 21
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  11. Lack of basic care--appalling!
    i am one of those nurses who LOVES do to hygiene/turns/ambulation/trach care etc. I just love it. it feels like you're actually doing something that matters and makes the patient feel great. when i...
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. why nursing is a mess. three simple facts
    OP - i was just laughing until there were tears in my eyes. so funny "when the tampon's in the lemonade" LOL anyway, i do agree that we're over complicating things at times. i'm not sure i agree...
    May 19
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. patient load on your neuro floor
    I have to say, 6-8 pt load is too much. I don't know how safe pt care can be delivered, following all hospital policies and unit practices, with even 5 pts. and CNAs who do nothing. and charge RNs...
    Mar 18
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  14. resume critique assistance-please offer suggestions!
    You're so welcome, and really - best of luck to you!
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  15. Instructor Says Resume is Wrong, Please Help With Content.
    Mevsmom, I think the formatting of your resume is great. I might steer away from listing your school clinicals as "clinical experience" because (in my opinion) it really isn't. I think that gives...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  16. resume critique assistance-please offer suggestions!
    Risa, Great resume! agree with previous poster - it must just be the AN post that is making the formatting a little "off". Anyway, you have great experience, but I think you could make it stand...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  17. I'm a New RN in Vermont, and I Can't Find Hospital/Clinical Work! Any Suggestions?
    CRHarris - there are a couple of RN jobs posted at FAHC that don't explicitly state 'no new grads'. go the website and see if they're truly new - maybe there are new openings for you to apply to!...
    Feb 25
    Forum: Vermont Nursing
  18. Interviewing prior to NCLEX
    I interviewed and accepted an icu step down/progressive care position before getting my authorization to test, much less a test date/time. It was fine. Sadly I think my experience is rarer these days...
    Feb 25
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  19. I'm a New RN in Vermont, and I Can't Find Hospital/Clinical Work! Any Suggestions?
    CRharris - Kindred is a for-profit nursing home company. You will get next to zero orientation before being thrown to the wolves...and if anything happens they will happily lay all "blame" at your...
    Feb 13
    Forum: Vermont Nursing
  20. job search after accelerated nursing program
    gonementally, I meant no offense to you. as I wrote, "in my personal opinion". I'm not trying to lump people together. but i disagree with adding your school clinicals to your resume's experience....
    Jan 24
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  21. job search after accelerated nursing program
    Hi smack722, there is only one answer to this very important question: You must do both. Work as a nursing assistant (NOT patient sitter. not counted as clinical experience) while in the program. But...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  22. I'm a New RN in Vermont, and I Can't Find Hospital/Clinical Work! Any Suggestions?
    Hi, so sorry you're having trouble. While you wait for a few positions to open up at FAHC, maybe try Northwest medical center in st albans, or central vermont medical center in montpelier/barre. I...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Vermont Nursing
  23. WHY do I need a BSN?
    mclennan: A few thoughts on your post. 1. Exactly how much more does your employer pay BSNs? Does it equate to the cost of the BSN program? Does it even come close to reimbursing the nurse for...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. WHY do I need a BSN?
    OP, to answer your title question: "Why do I need a BSN?" You don't. :) I am fully of the opinion that BSN's are bull (and I have one!) and ADN should be the highest degree for a bedside nurse. The...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. Boston Medical Center (and Boston in general!) jobs
    Hi, I'm hoping that employment prospects might be better in Boston for a nurse with two years of ICU step down experience. I interned at BMC while in school and loved it there. I'm hoping to...
    Jan 9
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing


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