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  1. Help Help
    I assume you are still in school? If your nursing program offers remedial math take it! I never needed it and everyone thought I was crazy for going to a class I didn't need at 7 am. But...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. Transgender Nurses - experiences/opinions
    A nurse practitioner made this transition while working for my company. It went well from everything I know. Her patients were slightly thrown off, but nothing negative was ever said to her that I...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Is this practice illegal?
    I work in outpatient dialysis. Most of our patients see our medical director, who is there once a week. However, the other patients see doctors from a large practice. They are legally only required...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. Is this practice illegal?
    This isn't illegal so long as it is being put in under your name and just putting in the doctor that ordered it. I work in an outpatient clinic and our doctors are only required to come in and see...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. How much is too much?
    I think it depends. I work in a chronic dialysis clinic. My patients know I have kids and their names and ages. They know my husbands career as well. That is really as far as I go though. I do see...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Why do people insist on coming to work sick?
    At least where I work it is the culture. I work in a small clinic with around ten employees. Our nurse manager prides herself on coming in when she is sick and never missing. Because of this she...
    Feb 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. U.S. Nurse moving to Sweden
    It also depends on how you are moving. Is you husband a Swedish citizen? If not finding a job (after you get a BSN) will prove difficult. As a member of the EU, Sweden hires citizens of the EU...
    Feb 20
    Forum: International Nursing
  8. Nurses with tattoos and piercings
    It really depends. I have a full sleeve and several other visible tattoos. They had to be covered in school for clinicals. No big deal. Long sleeves and band aids worked fine. At work I can show all...
    Jan 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What Baffles You?
    Yes, even though I don't see how this question is relevant.
    Dec 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What Baffles You?
    I have a beautiful full sleeve. But I don't pay for tattoos. I am friends with an amazing artist. You never know what the case may be.
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. UU?
    Love the UU church. I am an atheist and attend. Everyone knows and it doesn't bother anyone. In fact several members are atheists or secular humanist I love that I leave thinking about ways to...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  12. New grad RN and dialysis
    I am a new grad that has been working at Fresenius for three weeks. So it does happen. This is far from where I wanted to be in nursing, but I think it is perfect for me right now. I am learning so...
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  13. "Fake" or Nonprescriptive Eyeglasses
    I wear prescriptions lenses. However I really have thought about getting LASIK and wearing non-prescriptions. I like the way I look with glasses but not needing them would give me the options to own...
    Aug 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Cursed at a patient-fired
    I still wouldn't go into details. When asked why just state that the facility wasn't a good fit for you. Why would you ever tell someone you cursed at a patient and expect them to give you a job? ...
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. tattoos/piercings
    Our only policy is to wear company scrubs. We don't have to cover tattoos. I don't know the policy about piercings though as I don't have any.
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. A "full" light blue top tube
    No. My mind went there too. Haha.
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What's the BEST nursing shoes?
    I just bought some Danskos today too. They do flip-flop but I was informed this is how they are supposed to fit. It allows for your feet to swell as they can do after a 12 hr shift. Haha. So far I...
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  18. "Prescreen" questions
    There is a hospital that I have applied to that does this. I have still had applications referred to the hiring managers, even when I answer "no" to some of them. I am a new grad ADN so I answer no...
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What Is The Deal With All The Highly Educated & Professionals Becoming RNs?
    I can't speak for everyone. But here is my reason for doing ADN then BSN and possibly MSN. My husband was in the army. We had no idea if we would be at our duty station long enough for me to finish a...
    Jun 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Omg!  Passed!
    Looking back, studying for the NCLEX seems overwhelming. Do as many SATA questions as you can and then study infection control. Those would be my suggestions. It is impossible to know everything, but...
    May 26, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. Omg!  Passed!
    I took the NCLEX on 5/23 and found out yesterday that I passed. I only had 75 questions, but at least half were SATA so I was a bit worried. I did get the good pop-up on PVT but I wasn't relying on...
    May 26, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Kentucky Childrens Hospital
    I don't work there so I can't attest to how it is. I do know they lost magnet status in 2011. I think they only renew every four years for magnet status, so they may be getting it back in 2015, buy...
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  23. Kentucky Childrens Hospital
    I have applied. I do know that it is a new program there. I also know that it takes a while to hear back from them about anything. What would you like to know about the hospital??
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  24. What didnt you do in school?
    I have done a lot of skills. I have done IV'S, foleys, labs, NG's, tube meds/feeds, etc. by third semester we are allowed to do any skill we have checked off on without our instructors. By fourth...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Is there any truth to this?
    My husband has a radial pulse, but it is really low. He is a runner and I have never known his pulse rate to be above 45. When he did an exercise tolerance test his pulse would not get above 50 even....
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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