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  1. Going into travel nursing first time....
    Thanks a lot for the info! If I had a place to stay in Bakersfield (where I'm going early next month) I'd take the housing stipend over provided housing in a second! I have to take this first job and...
    Jun 24, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Going into travel nursing first time....
    I'll probably get my first assignment in a week or so and I'm wondering (pardon if this has already been posted on) what to bring. All companies don't offer the same benefits as far as housing, etc,...
    Jun 15, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. New nurse is stressed!! HELP!!!
    Everyone knows you're new and as long as you are focused on learning and go out of your way to see new things, assisting with procedures when you can, and are open minded you'll be great.If you...
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  4. Precepting in CCU
    I LOVE that site!!!
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  5. first shift of preceptorship: told that my IV priming is wrong
    Wow! Welcome to the world of "eating our young!" ;-)Unless you (seks) get an attitude and aren't teachable (and in that case, probably won't be around long anyways) there are nicer ways of saying...
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Is your Facility 'forcing' you to get the Flu Vaccine?
    We're supposed to get it every year and last year they said if we didn't we'd have to wear masks in all pt care areas....not sure of the consequences though.I've never gotten a flu shot in my life...
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  7. So nervous! CCRN time!
    I take the test tomorrow morning and I'm trying to keep myself together here....I took it without having time to study awhile back and nearly passed. I figured now that I have more experience I'd...
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  8. "Friends" at work?
    I will go out with people outside of work, but as for sharing personal stuff? Unless you want the hospital to know, be very careful. I was dumb and thought I could trust people when I first started...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. How do you talk to doctors on the phone?
    When I first glanced at the topic I laughed cause I just thought: "like you'd talk to anyone else!" cause they're not gods (although many of them don't share that opinion lol). If you have your...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Hard to handle family members
    I have a "cold heart" I guess when it comes to this type of stuff. Unless the patient is on comfort care, it's 2 visitors at a time. When family members protest and I've tried to explain nicely,...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Do You judge and treat patients differently depending on who they are ?
    I've done it, but it's something I don't realize I've done until after the fact and then I feel bad. At first glance, I took the post to be asking about VIPs etc and it got my blood boiling because...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Nurses: Have you ever had to show compassion to someone who didn't want it?
    I took it to mean "trying to/having to be nice to ungrateful patients" so yeah, that'd be about every other shift. That's personally a very hard one for me, but I get a lot of practice because...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. How to deal with a mean Coworker?
    I have the same problem...this lady was cool with me until nearly 2 years ago when I did something in a code she didn't like and decided to call me out in front of about 4 of my coworkers. I wasn't...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. sex in the work place...really?
    Haha! I heard that our house supervisor (she no longer works here, it was ages ago) caught a couple doing it in a conference room....wish I could've seen her face! :-)
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Why are Nurses so mean to each other?
    There are about 75 nurses that work in my ICU and of all of them there's only one person who I'd rather die than ask a question of, but I do it if I need to. That's pretty good I think. That being...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Lazy nurse or what
    Wow.....
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. RN with experience, but no BSN
    Oh, I have experience in Oncology, MedSurg, and Post Partum, and have been in the ICU for a couple years now, if that would make any difference. Thanks! :-)
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. RN with experience, but no BSN
    I'd gone to an Army recruiter when I first started working at my current job, right out of school. He'd said that I needed to get my BSN and that the ARMY would pay for it, etc, etc, etc. I know...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. HIPPA and counseling
    No no, it was more like if I talked about certain incidents or coworkers. About 1/4 of my issues/stress is caused, not so much by my work, but a couple people (namely one person), who like to make my...
    Aug 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. HIPPA and counseling
    I feel the need to see a counselor because of things going on in my life right now and some of that information includes issues at work. I'm just wondering, I wouldn't mention names or anything, but...
    Aug 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Do you do venipunctures as a nurse?
    In my ASN program we learned how to do IVs in school (had to have 3 successful ones or we didn't pass the lab-of course doing them on each other sucked cause non of us knew what we were doing!) and...
    May 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. iPhone vs Android?
    I want an iPhone really bad, but I also love my Droid X. Verizon didn't come out with the iPhone till just after I'd gotten my Droid (and I'd had the previous droids as well and liked them). Mac...
    May 3, '11
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  23. IV drip dose error
    I didn't mean AT WORK....obviously that's not the time or the place (I should've been clearer). I meant that it's not something to be taken lightly even though it was a minor mistake. I just meant...
    May 3, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  24. What's Your Stress Reliever?
    I love grocery shopping....the bright clean produce section just thrills my soul. Then there's reading and playing the piano.
    May 3, '11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  25. anyone else feel kinda lonely in this job?
    There is SO much to adjust to in so many aspects of your life when you start nursing. The social thing is hard for me too, because I have a big family with lots of nieces, nephews,...
    May 3, '11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101


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