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  1. 8 months PICU exp, out of nursing for 2.5 yrs to be an actress, how to explain?
    I don't think you should be worried at all. I was also intrigued reading your history. Just downplay the medical problems part. Don't worry about the acting part, it's probably a bonus. We have...
    May 4
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  2. more issues with report
    I recently changed jobs and have found a wonderful place to work (I think, I hope). Always remember these bullies are not about you, it is their problem. Even in my new place there are a couple of...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Work oppurtunity
    If you are not an RN you can not work in the capacity of an RN. Some places will hire you and try to get you to do the RN job so you cost them less but you would be putting yourself in a scary...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  4. Need help ASAP please!
    You need to check out the nursing book section at B&N. There are many books that give information on taking care of patients. A care plan book will have tons of information on how to take care of...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. Most annoying reason for admission?
    It seems like a great number of our patients shouldn't be admitted. But I have decided to embrace the crazyness and just be happy I have a good job. If only the patients that really needed us got...
    Feb 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. New way to give shots
    Thanks for all the info guys.
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Anyone diagnosed with cancer working as a floor nurse??
    I was diagnosed with breast cancer Oct of 2012 at age 57. I was working ICU nights at the time. I had chemo from November to March, then radiation for 37 visits (I think). Then a small lumpectomy...
    Feb 10
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. New way to give shots
    My lovely and talented daughter in law is in nursing school and she is teaching me all kinds of new things. Today she says that there is a new place to give "butt" shots. Supposedly we are...
    Feb 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. NPR story on nursing injuries
    Thanks for posting this. I wanted to listen to it when I heard it advertised but was at work. Nice to see some truth about the matter getting out there. Maybe some day things will be different.
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Can I join different agencies at once?
    I was once working with 5 different agencies at the same time. It's no big deal. But a pain at tax time. So many W2s.
    Feb 6
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. Politics of Nursing
    Sorry, but I'd be looking for a new job. They sound very short sighted and don't seem to realize that eventually even a saint would be disturbed at their reasoning. Sounds like you would be an...
    Feb 1
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Most enjoyable book on Nightingale
    I've read a couple of books about her. She was an amazing lady. Don't remember the names of the books though. I think that what ever you pick up about her to read will be fun and keep your...
    Feb 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Working as RN and taking RN-BSN UTA course
    It's never too late. I just started and I'm 59. So far so good. I don't know what I'll do with it yet. But it'll keep me off the streets and out of the bars anyway. I do love to educate so maybe...
    Feb 1
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  14. UTA
    Very easy to get in.
    Feb 1
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  15. 12 hour shifts- what give?
    I've always loved 12 hours shifts too. I would hate having to take a bath and get dressed 5 days a week.
    Feb 1
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  16. hearing impaired
    I work with a deaf RT that wears hearing aids and has an amplified stethoscope. He talks but has that particular speech that people have that learned to talk while being deaf. He rocks. I love...
    Feb 1
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  17. Nursing Pay Question?
    12 years in with just an associates degree I am very happy with what I make. You gotta investigate, negotiate and maybe move around if needed.
    Feb 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Ondansetron.... iv or im ..... doctor's prescription....
    Not to change the subject but you can take the iv zofran and just squirt it in mouth. As nurses we should try to limit IMs for our patients because they are painful and open a possible infection...
    Feb 1
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. Stories of the pre-vaccine days
    Great thread We all need the reminders of how it used to be before vaccines.
    Feb 1
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  20. $1302 every two weeks? =/
    I have done travel nurse a few times. Don't let them give you weekly take home rates. Make them contract an hourly rate. I won't go out for less than 32.00$ an hour. Make them separate out your...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  21. Liability insurance in texas???
    I've had NSO for 12 years now. Used them twice. They are great.
    Jan 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Too old for BSN?
    I'm an ADN. I turn 59 tomorrow. Started working on my RN to MSN today. Not sure yet if I'm going to be teaching nursing students or go the NP route yet.
    Jan 19
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Ending the old and starting a new
    Congratulations and thanks for sharing and helping others
    Jan 2
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  24. Social Skills in Nursing (Part I): the Art of Validation
    Great article, and right on the money. I am a little socially awkward myself. One thing I do is make myself available to any new people on the unit and make them feel at home. Being new is always...
    Dec 30, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. accepted job offer, got questions
    I know I can pass any physical they throw at me. I'm a little pudgy, but very strong.
    Dec 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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