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  1. Getting report during change of shift
    I don't think it's a good idea for a new patient to arrive right before shift change--I think it's a safety issue. I would much rather take report for the new patient and do my own assessment, rather...
    Jan 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Survey on infant male circumcision
    I'm not sure, but I don't think my son remembers what his father's penis looks like. I could be wrong. I cannot believe how painful the procedure was for my son. No doubt about it, he was in pain....
    Dec 9, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Care vs Health Care (existential discussion)
    I wish I had more time to BE with my patient, to sit with them and really hear what they're telling me, but sadly, acute care just doesn't seem to allow that. By the way, Margaret Newman was my...
    Dec 9, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    It takes 5 minutes to do a complete head to toe. How can you give a heart or BP med without first assessing the systems they're prescribed for? There is at least 5 minutes in a shift to at least do...
    Dec 9, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. How Is Your Census?
    Our census has always been low this time of year. Goes up and stays up after the holidays are over.
    Dec 2, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Waiting for Performance Assessment Results
    I found it. Thanks.
    Oct 28, '14
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  7. Waiting for Performance Assessment Results
    Thanks. I guess I'll find out tomorrow.
    Oct 28, '14
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  8. Waiting for Performance Assessment Results
    With permission I started one of my classes today. I took the performance assessment and did not receive a score; the pop-up message stated something about my mentor contacting me about my score. ...
    Oct 28, '14
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  9. Why did you become a nurse?
    Up until about 8 or so years ago, I didn't even know what a nurse was or what they did. I just knew I needed something more in my life. An acquaintance recommended nursing. I took a few years to...
    Oct 19, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Phone Apps?
    Thanks. That's what I was looking for. I don't have a laptop yet, so I was hoping my phone would be an option.
    Oct 19, '14
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  11. Nov 1 RN to BSN
    I start November 1st and need 49 credits to graduate. Kind of bummed about how many credits I need. Oh well, it is what it is. Anyway, I'm excited about learning new things and the prospect of...
    Oct 18, '14
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  12. Phone Apps?
    Thanks. I guess I should have clarified that I'm in the RN-BSN program. I was looking for something specific for that program or a WGU app.
    Oct 17, '14
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  13. Phone Apps?
    I start my BSN course work November 1st. I have a desktop computer and it's not so great. I do plan on purchasing a cheaper laptop for school, but I use my phone a lot and was wondering if I can do...
    Oct 17, '14
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  14. Healthcare for All: How Obamacare Impacts Nursing
    I've seen no difference in patients and my health insurance from work has not been impacted, YET; however, when our union contract renews, we may see an impact on our costs.
    Oct 17, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. "Two-yearitis"
    I'm at two years and yes, my confidence is high, even higher than some seasoned nurses. I'm still asking questions and looking for feedback from my fellow nurses; thankfully, I have enough confidence...
    Oct 8, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nurses Who Don't Want to be Nurses
    As long as they do their job and do no harm, I could not care less why someone becomes a nurse.
    Oct 3, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Answering the dreaded questions-So what is it like to be a nurse?
    For me, I think it's absolutely incredible to have a complete stranger put that much trust in me to ensure I advocate for their safety, provide the best assessments, follow up on all of their...
    Oct 3, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    I think healthcare workers are far better at hand and respiratory hygiene than the majority of the population; especially compared to those who are sick, as the sick tend to not really care. Most...
    Oct 2, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  19. Why do we hate admissions?
    I prefer admissions over discharges any day, simply because during admission process, it is an opportunity to learn a ton about your patient. Discharges are a pain mostly because of how unnecessarily...
    Sep 24, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Has being a nurse changed your outlook on...
    Yes, my perspective has changed; I'm more informed for the better. I,too, need and advanced directive. I'm currently faced with the prospects of surgical intervention. I have a ton to consider, as...
    Sep 19, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What's your Myers-Briggs personality type?
    INTJ I currently work in telemetry med-surg/ortho/nuero, but looking to get into Hosice care
    Sep 15, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Hey so young nurses, are we really making "that much"?
    When I was offered my job at the hospital, my jaw dropped at how much my hourly wage was. In the two short years I've been an RN, I've already seen significant increases in our responsibilities on...
    Sep 9, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Do you think you'd be able to do medical school?
    I considered med school when I was in my mid-twenties, but I couldn't afford it and didn't know enough about student loans back then. Nearly twenty years later=now; knowing what I know now, there's...
    Aug 25, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I love night shift! (Advice for continued success, please?)
    Maybe the accumulation of sleep deprivation, age, the fact that I tend to eat like crap and have horrific sugar cravings when I lack sleep [eating sweets makes sleeping a lot easier, but still don't...
    Aug 20, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I love night shift! (Advice for continued success, please?)
    I've loved nights for the last 2 years up until a few months ago. Now I'm not feeling good enough to exercise, my sugar cravings are through the roof, haven't lost weight despite working out and...
    Aug 17, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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