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  1. Nursing ghost stories 😧
    My unit is 36 rooms and there are definitely 4 rooms that are creepy. Things like hair standing on end, missing water mugs, call lights that go off when the room is empty, one room people see a lady...
    1:43 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Nurses doing nebs
    I work on a step down Medical oncology unit, and respiratory therapy comes and does all nebulizers. We discontinued all inhalers about 6 weeks ago (nurses used to do those). My hospital did a study...
    1:32 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Fun with charting.
    I almost make this one error on a daily basis. In our computerized charting for care plans, I have to type what happened on my shift. Sometimes SHIFT gets typo-ed to SH*T :nailbiting:. Hopefully I...
    Dec 23, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Night Shift Advice
    I am approaching my 1 year anniversary of my first nursing job! I started on nights, and if you would have told me a year ago that not only would I still be on nights, but I passed up several...
    Nov 18, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. My hospital is hiring.
    My hospital, Dixie Regional Medical Center in Southern Utah is hiring! 2 hours from Las Vegas, great benefits! St. George is a great place to live! Check it out! <----- link
    Nov 18, '14
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  6. Can't observe a surgery without feeling whoozy
    When you are standing there, observing, make sure that your knees aren't locked. Stand with your feet apart, with slightly bent knees. Maybe your posture is causing the problem. Just a thought.. ...
    Nov 8, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. RN to BSN timeline
    I got a job right away with an ADN, but I still stayed on track to get my BSN. The longer you wait, the harder it is to go back to school. I will be done in May 2015!
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  8. PICC line flushing question
    I would check your employer's protocol. I learned to aspirate (as you describe above) in nursing school, but at work we do not aspirate.
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Patient's rights dilemma
    We can not protect a patient from everything that is bad for them (you have burgers and fried french fries on your patient menu... we do)? Ever seen a diabetic drink soda or eat dessert or candy?? ...
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. NG tube insertion question
    I have had my CNA use a piece of gauze before to tickle the patients neck instead of water, and that will usually do the trick.
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. how many of you actually read all the chapters?
    I NEVER read the chapter word for word. I would skim, and focus on tables, pictures and graphs. I do not learn by reading alone so it was pointless for me just to read. That being said, active...
    Sep 28, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. 4.0 in nursing school?
    I finished nursing school at a university with a 4.0. I am a wife, mother to three kids, and I worked part time. For me it was about setting a goal and achieving it. That being said, I made...
    Sep 16, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Holiday Scheduling - how to make it fair
    The company I work for considers the Friday After Thanksgiving a paid holiday. We include NYEve in the list of holidays because so many people want it off.
    Aug 28, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Holiday Scheduling - how to make it fair
    Any other holidays we use our normal scheduling system and it works out, these 6 are just so close together (our schedules go 8 weeks at a time) and have such an emotional impact that it gets crazy.
    Aug 28, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Holiday Scheduling - how to make it fair
    So, at work, I am on a committee to decide how we are going to [fairly] schedule for the holiday season. My unit considers six holidays: 1) Thanksgiving 2) Friday after Thanksgiving 3)...
    Aug 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What's staffing like at your facility?
    I work in a 400 bed hospital - on a Medical Oncology Unit Weekdays: Days: 4 patients NOC: 6 patients Weekends: Days: 5 patients NOC: 6 patients
    Aug 24, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Student planner app suggestions?
    I am not a fan of Google Calendar. I do not like how you can not mark something complete without deleting it. Try myHomework. It sync between my phone and ipad, it has separate colors for...
    Aug 20, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. What kind of Nurse Should I Be?
    I think that you are too early in your nurse development to make a decision like this. When I was in Nursing School I would have killed to be a Labor and Delivery or Postpartum nurse. That is all I...
    Aug 20, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. How to act on the orientation/first day of school?
    It is a fact of life... someone is not going to like you AND there will be annoying people in your class. There will also be kind, funny, stuck up, intelligent, stupid and amazing people in your...
    Aug 20, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. What Supplies Should I Get for School?
    I would hold off on buying this until you get to school. I too purchased one of these before school started based on recommendations from this website. Opened the package, write my name on it, only...
    Aug 19, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Getting into a groove
    We must have started at the time time because I am 5 months in too. I am finally at the point where I don't walk in the door terrified every shift. I suck at IV starts too. :(
    Aug 19, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Have I Been Doing It Wrong?
    In my hospital with do general peri-care first, then once the peri-care done, [sterile] outer package is opened, sterile draping over area, then sterile gloves. The way I remember it, is that our...
    Aug 18, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Thoughts During My First Weekend on My Own
    Hahaha. You have hit the nail on the head with most of these. When I first was on my own (just 5 months ago), when I gave report the oncoming nurse would ask me "what's the plan". There was one...
    Aug 18, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. New grad wages in Utah
    The numbers above are about the going rate for a new grad. Is there more money to be made out there in the world of nursing... absolutely; however IHC has some of the lowest nurse to patient ratios...
    Aug 17, '14
    Forum: Utah Nursing
  25. [Med/surg] What are top 5 drugs your floor uses?
    Vanco, Zosyn, protonix, Lovenox, Morphine, Metroprolol, Heparin (Injection and GTT), All kinds of insulin, gabapentin, Zofran
    Aug 6, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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