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  1. Price hike
    no, its not just you. they have put the price up. :down: i read about it somewhere, cant remember where now though. I'm going to assume it will probably rise annually.
    Apr 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  2. Agency Nurses (Melbourne)
    even casuals in WA are being cancelled, like me. i have a second job though so no big deal as i have been doing extra in that job. i could not rely on a non permanent job. i dont think agency are...
    Apr 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  3. chemistry help
    one i used when doing a non nursing diploma...which i dropped out of but got a job in that field anyway Chemical Forums - Index
    Feb 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Interested in applying for an Australian Neuro placement....
    neuro as in neurosurgical or neuromedical nursing. i worked neurosurgery years ago. neurosurgery icu at royal brisbane hospital neurosurgery at sir charles gairdner hospital western australia ...
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: International Nursing
  5. Are 12 hour shifts going extinct?
    In Australia where i work the norm for shifts is 8 hours and for nights is 10 hours. morning 7am to 330 afternoon 1pm to 930pm night 9pm to 730am. I worked in UK in 2004 and did 12 hour shifts...
    Nov 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. advanced practice NP coming to Brisbane from usa
    I worked in Brisbane in 19901/1992 and loved it. I cant offer advice on NP but I wish you the best. I found the public transport was great. I worked at the Royal Brisbane Hospital in Herston. I think...
    Nov 19, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  7. Are they doing away with enrolled nurse training?
    actually, it's the opposite here. When I finished my general training in 1989, EN's were being phased out then. In the last few years there has been a HUGE increase in the number of EN's being...
    Nov 15, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  8. Need some advice on how to start an IV on pt with severe edema
    bp cuff pumped up to 60mmhg also helps. use it upside down so the bulb does not get in the way!
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  9. Nurses eat their Young
    ah, I am so sick of seeing this same ol' same ol' post. Guess what, us old nurses were young ones once and it happened to us...and we survived...and it happens in most industries not just nursing....
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Why do older olders nurses hate juniour nurses?
    Also, remember, you are not the only student who has come through. The RN may just be darn worn out..she's probably taught the same thing 100 times and still has patients and family plus other...
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  11. Dislike working in the lab!
    i work in a lab too. I do it 2 days a week, the other three days I work as a nurse. It keeps me sane and you know what I like about the lab is that it is mundane and boring and quiet..just what I...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. aged care patient ratio
    ^ agree...aged care has huge staff:patio ratios. Actute and hospital staffing is much better and safer! I did a few shifts and pulled my hair out, it was dangerous..wont go back there now.
    Nov 1, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  13. Adelaide nurses - your advice please :-)
    can i suggest you also contact the centre you are working for, some staff advertise shared houses/places for rent on hospital notice boards, or maybe you can make a flyer and email that and ask them...
    Nov 1, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  14. free training to be EN or go to uni and study RN?
    If you are already hesistant, then go down the EN path. You will gain knowledge, experience and if you do decide to move on to RN, you will be able to work a bit when you study if money is an issue....
    Oct 31, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  15. Application for job
    just choose a clinical procedure..there is reasons why they are in place, best practice research, reduce infection, legal obligations of working by scope of practice, maintaining...
    Oct 31, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  16. 1 year decision: contract job vs perm, need advice
    I had worked for 5 years before i even considered casual/travel nursing...I do it now as my only nurse job but I have been working for over 20 years. I would not even consider it if you have only...
    Oct 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. free training to be EN or go to uni and study RN?
    if i had to choose, i would definately do EN first. you will gain experience and apply that if/when you convert to RN...you will save on hecs debt as well. it will be less when if/when you convert. ...
    Oct 30, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  18. I hate being a nurse
    [QUOTE=ChocoCakeRN;5791213]. So, I feel a kind of despair when I tell my friends and family Med-surg is not for me. It's like I'm not living up to the expectation..you know what I mean?QUOTE] i...
    Oct 25, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. I hate being a nurse
    I agree finding something different may be the answer. I too felt like this a year ago and took a non nursing position part time and do casual part time as well. It's made me feel better about...
    Oct 25, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. New Nurse 4 Med errors in 6 months
    yes I agree with that. You need, as a graduate to be somewhere stable and float is not stable. I did not even consider working float or casual until I was 5 years out! I was far too scared to throw...
    Oct 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. VENT ! Well they won !I am quiting
    Okay, I have not read the all the posts, just the first two pages. If you have a disability (like me) and your employer has made changes to accomodate that, which you state they have, then you...
    Oct 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Trying to find a job in a doctor's office.
    I too want to get into this area. I am in Australia. I did a two days course and the immunisation certifcate. There are other short courses i can do as well. I'm in no rush at the moment but I dont...
    Oct 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Brain herniation and eye movement
    oh, sorry..i thought you were turning her head..misread post. i'm very very tired, just trying to stay awake so i dont wake up at 4am again. almost 8pm..another hour i can go to bed and do me owm...
    Oct 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Brain herniation and eye movement
    it is called dolls eye reflex
    Oct 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. COPD patient wanting to leave to smoke
    COPD smoker patients are the same as renal patients who eat food high in salt, drug addicts who get septic, diabetics who eat cakes, lollies ect, people with epilepsy who drink alcohol, and i am sure...
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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