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  1. Grimacing before passing
    I was a hospice nurse for a few years... but my grandmother just passed and did something that I have not seen before. First, she had a massive stroke a week ago. Initially she had a left ward...
    Jun 8, '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. Hospitals in Fort Worth
    Would you recommend any over the others? PS -- are the summers down there super hot and humid??
    Jan 28, '14
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  3. Hospitals in Fort Worth
    We are considering the possibility of moving to the Fort Worth, TX area.... any recommendations of hospitals to check into? I currently work in an inner city hospital - Level 1 Trauma... Top Burn...
    Jan 27, '14
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  4. ICU fact sheet
    Once upon a time.... I had a great link to an ICU nurse fact sheet type website... I wasn't an ICU nurse at the time, so I deleted it. Genius. I have googled, and yahooed and binged tommy little...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Higher Paid Nursing Jobs
    I have my full time job, and now I'm picking up for an agency. They are a travel agency, but I am on local contracts only... I make about $15 more an hour.
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. Job market in MN/WI (What are our chances?)
    Just wanted to chip in about Regions... I graduated a year ago in May and was hired by Regions. So I have been on the unit for over a year, and there have been new grads that were hired after me. So...
    Aug 31, '12
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  7. Question about Nurses Schedules
    If you want to go into nursing, then go into nursing. I would just be open to the possibility of working nights - if that would be an instant "no" for you if you had to work overnights, I would...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Particular Patient Populations - Do You Struggle?
    Drug seekers or unpleasantly confused dementia pts that I can't get a sitter for.
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Post-code debriefing?!
    It would be nice if there was... I work at a very large teaching hospital and they surprisingly do not offer any follow up. They do have follow up for the MDs, but not for the RNs. I had my first...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Recent ASN grad -- Perfect time to follow my dream and relocate across the country?
    I graduated last May, and due to the nursing economy in the Twin Cities, I was planning on moving. I looked into Alaska, Washington state, California, Texas and North Carolina. I ended up gunning...
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  11. Failed Med/Surg by 3/10 point
    I missed passing the second semester of patho by 2 points. It was the most difficult science class I had ever taken, with the lowest amount of points (200 total), which were based off of tests only....
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Should I stay or should I go?  I don't know.
    I'd move to where you want to live. Something will come about - granted, it most likely will NOT be in the area of nursing you want... but it will be experience and can help you work towards your...
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. "That nurse is vile" (long)
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What is the weirdest thing someone has been admitted to the hospital for?
    Not a funny reason, but I have never seen it labeled this way... had a pt that came in after trying to hang herself. Admitting diagnosis was embarrassed airway.
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. 5 consecutive 12hr shifts
    I had two jobs when I first graduated - one in hospice and one in an acute care setting. Both were 12 hour shifts and both were over nights. I told the hospice I would work one day a week (thinking...
    Nov 22, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  16. Which is the best level 1 trauma center to work at in MN?
    I also work at Regions and absolutely love it.
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  17. Interruptions while giving report
    I haven't read the other posts, much... so I may be repeating. But it might be too much information. On my floor, we tape and then just do a quick update at handoff, which I like... and in my taped...
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Night shift, CNAs and homework
    If they can do their work and a little homework on the side, I see no issue with that... I worked overnights as a CNA through nursing school for the exact reason. However, I did work with some...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What's the best area of nursing to start?
    As a new grad, I started on a tele floor that deals with cardiac, pulmonary, renal and observational - so we get a little bit of everything... and I love it - I think I'm gaining a really nice...
    Oct 31, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. Need Advice!!! RN or LVN!? Pls read, very complex situation!
    You don't work 9-5, you work nights. I worked full time overnight while going to school full time for my BSN-RN. Was I tired, yes. Was my schedule complex, yes. Did I have no social life, yes. ...
    Oct 31, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Pay Per Diem vs P/T
    With clinicals coming up, I probably wouldn't say anything... better to remain more flexible and leave the ball in your court for how much you want to work.
    Oct 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. advice for new cardiac nurse
    I graduated in May and I started on a cardiac floor... I would do as the others suggested - meds (BP, heart, diuretics, etc.), EKG strips and also procedures if that is done at your hospital -...
    Oct 19, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. RN or BSN? Help!
    I got my BSN and I am glad that I did. Although money wise it doesn't pay off right away (there is a $1/hour difference between a new grad BSN and ADN at my hospital), it will be more notable in the...
    Oct 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. high degree AV block
    If they are going to have a pacemaker put in, prepping for the procedure wouldn't be bad - NPO after midnight, possible antibacterial wash depending on where you work/study, etc.
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Made an error :'( unable to move on
    I would say buck up buttercup, put your big girl panties on and deal with it. I have not been a nurse for long, but I am constantly trying to tell myself not to dwell on the mistakes - learn from...
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion