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  1. Snow & calling out of work
    I never thought a thing about you saying sweetheart or honey, but then again I'm from TN and it's common here
    Mar 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Snow & calling out of work
    Yes I made it to work. It was slick but I drove very slowly and didn't have a problem. A SUV flew past me and ended up about 2 feet from slamming into a rock wall. Driver was ok. This thread has...
    Mar 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Snow & calling out of work
    Seriously? I should not wait until the weather hits to ask these questions? Do you really believe that how I will get to work hasn't crossed my mind until now? I am not going into work an entire 24...
    Mar 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Snow & calling out of work
    Thanks everyone for your responses. I am in TN. The governor has closed state offices and is advising people to stay off the roads. We are under a state of emergency. At my house I got 2 inches of...
    Mar 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Fired and Devastated
    I see some people mentioning LTC but honestly LTC is no cakewalk. I found it toughter than acute care in the hospital. For me LTC was very fast paced and hard to keep up with. Have you considered...
    Mar 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Snow & calling out of work
    So I've been a nurse for 4 years now. I live in the south where snow is not common. As of today every school system in the area is closed due to the snow. I have no kids, but this tells you how bad...
    Mar 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Why am I starting out making 19 an hour?
    I am from the Nashville area and 19/hr is around the same amt that hospitals pay new grads here. Sounds reasonable to me.
    Jan 3
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Compression stockings or not
    http://www.cherokeeuniforms.com/category/20025/support-socks This is what I wear to work. I love them!!
    Oct 22, '14
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  9. If you accept a job, stay at least a year
    I think it really just depends on the situation. I accepted a full-time MedSurg position intending to be at the job for at least a year as a new RN. It was close to home at a small hospital. I loved...
    Sep 16, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. [Med/surg] What are top 5 drugs your floor uses?
    The only thing I can think to add is Toradol, Mucinex and Decadron.
    Aug 3, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. New Grad RN
    Search area hospitals and see if they have any upcoming job fairs. Sometimes it really makes a difference when they meet you in person.
    Jul 21, '14
    Forum: New York Nursing
  12. Notes: Laptop, Tablet, or Paper?
    It depends on the class. Some classes would provide a word doc with the outline of the notes. In those classes I would use my laptop and just add notes to the outline. In other classes I would print...
    Jul 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Pushing Dilaudid?
    Interesting, I've never heard of piggy backing dilauded. I have always given it IV push or through a PCA
    Jul 8, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. NEW GRAD QUIT JOB
    Wow 2 weeks is not enough orientation! I was an LPN for 3 years and as a new grad RN I still got 8 weeks of orientation.
    Jun 28, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Best way to explain why I quit my new job after one month
    That sounds good, but if you say that you will also need to say that the family member is no longer in need of a full time caregiver, because if they may be afraid you will quit like you did before.
    Jun 28, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Not sure what to do?
    There is also Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. Its a great hospital and I know for sure that they have several RN positions posted right now. Its in the northern part of Nashville so you would...
    Jun 28, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Not sure what to do?
    If I remember correctly from a past post of yours, I think I know what hospital you work at and I have heard not good things about their med-surg. I know a nurse who lives 5 minutes from your...
    Jun 28, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. MTSU Spring 2014/Fall 2014/Spring 2015
    I went to MTSU. They do clinicals at ST. Thomas Rutherford, Harton, Southern Hills Medical Center, Vanderbilt Childrens, Stonecrest Medical Center, and a few others I can't think of at the moment. ...
    Jun 28, '14
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  19. MTSU Spring 2014/Fall 2014/Spring 2015
    The reason the NCLEX pass rate is lower this past couple of times is because the passing standard has been increased by the NCLEX people. So basically those who took the NCLEX in the past and passed...
    Jun 28, '14
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  20. Considering leaving after only 4 months...
    Thank you everyone! I went to the job fair and was interviewed and offered a job!! I told them about the low census and they completely understood :-)
    Jun 27, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Considering leaving after only 4 months...
    Ok here's the deal. I have been working as a new RN for 4 months at a small hospital that is 15 minutes from my home. I really like working there and I have learned a lot. The problem is that the...
    Jun 24, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Online Rn to Bsn as schools as good as brick and mortar?
    Skip BSN?? I'm pretty sure it can't be skipped. It is a standard requirement if you are pursuing a masters degree.
    Jun 7, '14
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  23. LPN to RN Experiences Shared
    1. School attended: LPN-BSN program in TN 2. Years of experience as a LPN prior to bridging: LPN for 1 year before starting program (not counting pre-req's) 3. LPN-BSN 4. Your stats that...
    Jun 1, '14
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  24. Should I ditch the pinning ceremony for a possible job?
    Maybe you should call the hospital and find out if they will even be hiring new grads at the open house. A local hospital had an open house a few months ago and at the beginning announced for all the...
    May 10, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. How hard is your nursing school?
    FYI nursing home work is very tough work.
    May 10, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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