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  1. My Very Special Snowflake
    My VSS was the wife of a high level executive in our company. She came in due to a somewhat typical pattern of intractable headache without anything showing on any scans or blood work as to cause....
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. ~9,000ml's/24 hours out of nasogastric tube
    Coffee? Coke?
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Pearson Vue: Bullies?
    Back when I had a dream of taking NCLEX I was naked in a room of bears growling at me every time I marked an answer and it was freezing cold and all I could find to eat was a soda cracker that would...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. ~9,000ml's/24 hours out of nasogastric tube
    Stool. Old blood. Necrotic material. Gastric juices. All of the above.
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Going from med surg to telemetry
    I have only ever worked step down and we definitely do titrate drips, including insulin, cardiac meds and nitro. Acuity can be similar to med-surg but also can be much higher. Develop a good...
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Do RT's ever help you with bedside nursing?
    Nope. Not so far. But then they aren't trained to do what we do.
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. At the End of my Rope.
    Unless you are in a position to not have to work, I would suggest you stick it out as long as you can and keep applying elsewhere. This situation just sucks and I am so sorry. It is NOT like that...
    Aug 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Regular schedule
    It sounds to me like you need to pick a goal and stick with it. You have two scenarios in front of you: 1. Stick your current job out for a year, be a STELLAR employee in every way(on time every...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. At the End of my Rope.
    A couple of questions come to mind: Has this office hired a new grad before and is the manager of the office a nurse herself? If not, those two are your answer. I am sorry you are going through...
    Aug 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Pregnant and Working First RN Job
    Yes, it would look better to resign. You want to stay on their books as "rehirable" and saying "I resigned under MD advice due to pregnancy complications" in future job interviews will float much...
    Aug 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. How long would you wait before you left
    Yep, it would not look great. It is unlikely another hospital will be interested in you until you have 1-2 years experience. Go ahead and apply. The level of interest you get will be your answer.
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. New Grad  Where should I work?
    Where should you start as a new nurse? Anywhere you can get a job. You may not have noticed how bad the market is for new grads. Nearly half of new grad nurses are still unemployed one year after...
    Aug 20
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. bully
    Depends on what they sat on the chair with it, how big said object was and whether the object itself was also lubed.......
    Aug 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Im from Philippines and planning to take an NCLEX
    I will add the NCLEX is the NCLEX. It isn't easier in one place over another. What IS more difficult in NY/NJ is getting a job.
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  15. Diary of An ECMO Nurse
    Thank you for sharing this aspect of your job with us. I found it interesting!
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Instead of finishing out my 2 weeks, I just quit!
    Not sure they can legally withhold your PTO unless you owe them recompense for tuition reimbursement or something like that. But yeah, if they are going to make leaving that bad and won't give you a...
    Aug 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. For-profit colleges' alumni often in debt and out of work
    I am a white chick raised firmly in WASP suburbia. I was a rebel when it came to college and balked at having to do further studies. I attended community college where I toodled around and partied...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Why can't we tell pts/families we're understaffed?
    So......if the hospital is short but I can't say anything, *I* get deposed for incompetent care that doesn't meet the minimum standard and the onus is on me and my personal nursing practice. But if I...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  19. My poor husband
    Well then. By all means get him an MD appt. But be sure to examine him more thoroughly while he is awake that day too. After all, its your anniversary ;)
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Job offer from Huston
    The pay is more than fair. I have twice as much experience as you in DFW and don't make that much. ;) Congrats on the job. Here's hoping you love Houston!
    Aug 12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  21. Frustrated
    The nursing shortage is a myth. Just keep sending out applications. If you have inside connections anywhere this is the time to contact them. Best of luck!
    Aug 11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  22. Frustrated
    It won't help you any but yes, many many people are having the same problem. It is an employers market right now. You did not state how long it has been since you actually worked in Women's Health or...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  23. Level IV NICU near Plano
    I do not believe the Children's on Legacy in Plano has a Level IV NICU. In fact, I am pretty sure they don't have a NICU at all. The Plano Childrens does not treat all of the same health issues as...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  24. Salary negotiation
    As a new grad, what could you possibly bring to the table to negotiate with that every other new grad doesn't have? You have no experience. They have no experience. Since experience and expertise are...
    Aug 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How do you handle inappropriate touching from patients?
    I tell them to knock it off right now or I will leave the room and not help them. And then I do if there is anything other than an apology forthcoming. Even mildly demented patients seem to...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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