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  1. if you suck at nursing interviews, clap your hands!
    I think the worst part is not hearing anything AFTER you interview. It makes my mind reel: "what did I say to turn them off?" "did I come off as too standoffish?" "did the beard make them second...
    May 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. student seeking help in SE michigan
    Sure, I can. Send me a PM.
    Mar 16
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  3. No provider for orders
    If it were me, I'd do whatever I needed to in order to ensure the patient was stabilized, up to and including sending someone out to the ER, and then worry about squaring up paperwork with the Doctor...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  4. How many job interviews before you get your first nursing job?
    6 months, about 10 resumes, and 1 interview.
    Mar 16
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  5. Studying Anatomy and Physiology
    I ended up taking A&P 1 twice due to my misplaced conviction that I was an academic superhero, but doing so helped me to understand that spending ALOT of time in the lab can pay big dividends. Not...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. Name one of your favorite things about being a male nurse.
    My killer Spartan beard.
    Feb 20
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  7. Nursing Pay Question?
    I work in upstate NY. I passed my boards in late 2011, and an instructor landed me a job at a Home Care office where she also worked. I was offered $20...and before I even opened my mouth to accept,...
    Feb 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Shadow People/ghosts at work
    Growing up, my best friend's Dad worked in LTC. He told us about a blind resident who would occasionally become agitated and then say "there goes that little guy" from out of nowhere. Every time he...
    Jan 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Is becoming a nurse really that bad?
    I graduated in 2011 and now work in a Telemetry unit at a local hospital. I tell everyone that asks that for me becoming a Registered Nurse really changed my life, for better and for worse. ...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Could really use some calming down right now
    You were ME last November! I had my first job on a Tele unit at the Hospital; did an excellent job all around...was doing everything right and impressing my preceptor. I began to (incorrectly)...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. A no good, very bad day: a vent, a rant, a plea for laughter.
    And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remembered- We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Panic Attacks...now due to go back to work(yikes!)
    I don't currently work for the VA. I just set up an appointment with HR to speak with them next week about my options; my hope is that they have something administrative.
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  13. Just Another Statistic
    Please don't apologize for writing from the heart....some of my best work comes from the same place. You have a powerful writing style, and I appreciated reading it.
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Just Another Statistic
    Well written. The comment about the "writeups" puts a hard edge on an otherwise heartfelt story, IMO. I don't mean to sound obnoxious, but it jostled me a bit. And are we required to add APA...
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Panic Attacks...now due to go back to work(yikes!)
    Propanolol counters the adrenergic response; my B/P is thankfully pretty rock solid. I'm going to really push my Psych for some more time to complete this course of treatment, as well as a note...
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  16. Help a guy coordinate his scrubs
    Mix and match, as I do. It's all good.
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. Panic Attacks...now due to go back to work(yikes!)
    I just need to vent, so here goes: I am a former Infantryman with long-standing and well-treated bipolar disorder incurred during my military service. Thanks to Vocational Rehabilitation I...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  18. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    Upstate NY Tele unit. Overnights I usually have 5 or 6 patients. One night I had 7. One aide for the entire 42-patient floor (if we're lucky...), no LPNs (they work the day shift.) I do ALL...
    Aug 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Comparing a nurses' salary
    After graduating as an RN I was hired on a Telemetry floor at a base rate of $22.18/hr. I chose to work overnights (for the huge shift diff), and all told I average about $25.50 an hour exclusive of...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  20. Whats the most money you made in a year? Fun thread
    Newly graduated in May...working as a per-diem relief RN. I've worked a grand total of 2 days since I passed my boards last month; that said, the most I ever made in a year was about $31k as a...
    Aug 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. General Rant.
    My growing file of polite form emails from prospective employers lamenting how they were "impressed by my qualifications" but have "filled the position with someone who more closely meets our...
    Aug 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How do you like to be acknowledged at work for a good job done
    More hours are always nice.
    Aug 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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