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  1. Silver Lining
    I love the way you write! It is very gripping! There are a couple of lessons in this tale. One is to ask for help or outright demand it! There is no reason to endanger your patients or injure...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. We don't need your kind here
    The problem is not the hospitals. Dont gasp, let me finish. It is the government being the major source of payment for the hospitals. Anytime our government gets their claws into something it goes...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Why can't you get a job?
    I'm in the same boat. My first job met a difficult end and I have now been out of work for 6 months. I don't know what to do. I am enrolled in BSN classes for this fall and I'm not sure I even want...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  4. Stuck between a rock and a hard place
    Liking your coworkers is a bonus. Find another job. The unprofessional behaviors resulting in you being trapped in your current situation demonstrate a lack of desire for your facility to assist you...
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. NCLEX RN in 2 Weeks!!!!!!!!!
    Kaplan and Silvestre and a solid study partner were all I used to prepare. If you are getting 60-75 on Kaplan you have roughly a 90% chance of passing the nclex. This does not mean slack off! This...
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. Am I a failure?
    Nursing school is not unlike hostile brainwashing. It takes a ton of work for the teachers to break your spirit and make you feel defeated for them to start building you back up. It is necessary to...
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. my coworker is trying to micromanage me!
    Just talk to her. Tell her you appreciate her attention to detail and respect her experience. Add that you appreciate the feedback and make her feel important by asking her such things as how she...
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. New RN and CNAs are disrespectful
    I am seeing that the nurses come and go but the gns's/cna's stay generally on the same hall/floor/wing. I am starting to identify a lack of concern for the RN's opinions/priorities/clinical decision...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Hard to manage patients
    The staff spliters are the worst. They try to play on your simpathies and then turn when you dont give in. The only way to manage this is to have good communication with the other nurses so you can...
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  10. NCLEX QUESTION
    I strongly feel Kaplan is a better representation of what NCLEX is really like. Problem is you have to be able to critically think through the questions. Is there some other reason this person may...
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  11. Help me pleaseee!!!
    If you are getting 60% or better on the kaplan question trainers you are doing well. If you pass the Kaplan pretest and timed question trainers with a 60% or higher that means you have something like...
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. what to do on a patient with hypovolemia
    Ask yourself what would happen if you gave him a bolus of 500 or 1000 ml of NS and then he received 2-4 units of blood. He is in heart failure right? Where will the fluid end up? In his lungs then...
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: International Nursing
  13. Decreasing Anxiety prior to taking NCLEX
    If your Kaplan test scores are in the high 70's that is excellent. Kaplan will get you accustom to answering the question styles and when you get to NCLEx even if you dont know the answer your...
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. 29 applications in and still no job!!!
    After you move to a state you have 30 days to have your state of residents changed. This means notifying the state in which you intent to practice and your home state. You then are issued a license...
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  15. Self care...
    I have heard many times "I wish I was a smoker cause they always get their breaks". While this may appear true I believe they use being a smoker as an excuse to take a break even if they do not plan...
    Aug 25, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. The "Why don't you go to Med School" Question
    Just ask them why they are not a doctor. Unless they are. :specs:
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  17. new graduate RN -- terminated after 2 months
    There is not much anyone can tell you without the back story. I will be honest that I was confused regarding your statement about becoming a doctor. How does that comment make you a better nurse?...
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  18. New Manager, needs help to deal with staff
    Writing people up is fine and dandy but it does not command respect. It makes people function out of fear and results in lack of creative problem solving, mistakes and constant questions from people...
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Management


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