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  1. Nursing School Won't Teach You These Things (Part 2)
    #8 I disagree with, I come to work to work! period. Socialize on your own time. If that were my relative and they had to wait for 20 minutes to use the bathroom because your too busy catching...
    Oct 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Is this crazy?  Nurse to Pt. ratio
    The most patients I've ever had was 30 and I think that was pushing it. 72 that's insane, even though you are only passing meds to 20 pts, you are still responsible for the 72.
    Oct 22
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. I live in an area with A LOT of snow, and as a nurse, do I need an SUV?
    Highlander was able to make it up my gravel driveway (400ft from street). I don't worry about getting stuck anymore. I live in Ct
    Oct 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Charge Nurse?
    It's a slippery slop. There are loopholes in SNF/LTC facilities. I was working at one place that had 60 beds, one side had 30 beds and an LPN, the other side had 30 beds mixed rehab/LTC with an RN....
    Oct 19
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. No call No show but
    I have been told that everyone needs to talk to an actual person, don't just leave a message on nursing services answering machine. I have also gone as far as calling the floor that I work on to tell...
    Oct 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    Everyone seems to saying the same thing " this doesn't look good for the hospital". REALLY?!!! Screw the hospital... How about she shouldn't be talking to any human being that way! We won't change...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location Connecticut Pay rate $30/hr base In which area / specialty do you work? med/surg Observation unit What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)? RN What type of degree and/or...
    Oct 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Hating Med-Surg
    A nurse friend of mine was hired on the hospital psych unit right out of school...did not do med/surg:up:
    Oct 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Feeling like a failure
    I learn to same way, I have a little note book and I will write down step by step instructions for charting certain things that I don't do that often. Once I have it down it's no longer needed. All...
    Sep 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I passed the Nclex the second time.
    I didn't pass mine the first time either. You'd be surprised at how many people including instructors did not pass the first time. When I didn't pass I ran into a professor and she asked how I did...
    Sep 26
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. You did not just do that?!
    One nurse was precepting another when giving medications, the new one drops an uncapped syringe with insulin on the floor, the other nurse tells her to just wipe off the needle with alcohol wipe and...
    Sep 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Kindred hospital in Chicago or nursing home?
    Go for it, get some experience in med surg and if you don't like it at that hospital transfer to another hospital- which should be easier because then you would have had some experience or you can...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. PTSD as a result of nursing clinicals?
    I also had 2 clinical instructors from HELL!!! here's the kicker...I work at the same hospital that I had clinicals, thank God I had 2 jobs elsewhere to be able to practice my skills and to build up...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  14. Considering a move to acute care from LTC..but confidence is simply shot
    I graduated in May 2012 and I took the first job that was offered to me and it was sub-acute care rehab. It was the best experience that I could have gotten, I am very grateful to have had that...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. IV Infusion/ question
    Bingo!! We have a winner.....ABT is antibiotic, I learned ABT although I have seen it ABX too:yes:
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. get fired?
    This really says it all. Example:When you right a nurses note and you say that the patient had a 7/10 for pain, you should always follow that up with what you did about that patients pain. Well this...
    Sep 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. IV Infusion/ question
    In the hospital that I work (and when I worked in SNF) we would always try to leave some in the tubing so the next nurse doesn't have to prime the tubing again, just a consideration for the next...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  18. I. Just. Can't....
    This is so true... it reminds that anger comes from fear or pain. Anger at the illness/disease and fear of the end/death
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. NG tube feeding/giving meds
    Youtube usually has videos of all procedures, good iuck:yes:
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. The most valuable thing(s) you've been told
    On my first job the supervisor told me " if you write in your note that the patient complains of 5/10 pain immediately follow that with what you did for that pain ie- APAP 650mg and also note if pain...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. New RN
    Are you in a hospital or SNF. How many patients do you typically have per shift?
    Aug 25
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. CNA before nursing
    I think it's a really good idea. It helped me a lot, especially to be comfortable with patients and what generally needs to get done. How can a nurse work with an aid and be able to direct the aides...
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Well-fitting scrubs for tall, thin girls?
    Greys has Navy srubs here in ct
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  24. Documenting for someone else
    AWESOME response!!!
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Documenting for someone else
    save her e-mail as proof of what you are being asked to (illegally) do. Maybe tell her you would feel more comfortable if you first called your BON and ran it by them to make sure it's okay...
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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