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  1. Newish RN with new back injury - help!
    I'm a relatively 'new' RN (~2 years experience) with a back injury (herniated disc) I acquired from an on the job injury. I'm being treated for it through work and have no complaints about that - I...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Accumulating debt vs cheaper NP school vs time
    I would be cautious about a program where you had to find your own preceptor and are paying that much. That's a pretty hefty sum to be having to go to those lengths.
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. Nurses With Low Self-Esteem: Please Seek Help
    Puzzling interactions with coworkers can also be attributed to not having an outlet for healthy interactions and feelings of powerlessness within the workplace. Where there is poor management (which...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Bedside nursing= depression?
    I would suggest getting off nights if you can; working nights makes me depressed and cranky. I'm not a huge fan of bedside nursing, either, but it definitely helps to get proper sleep.
    Jun 9, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. What are the advantages of being a BSN over ADN?
    All of the bigger hospitals in my city (and now more of the smaller hospitals) are ONLY hiring BSNs - as others have said it's a Magnet thing. It's my impression also that if you want to work in a...
    Sep 24, '11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  6. RN salary in Albuquerque
    Thanks for the responses. I haven't actually moved anywhere yet, still in the Midwest, and I just started applying all over about a month ago, so it's too early to tell what that will bring...
    Aug 24, '11
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  7. When hiring, do hospitals look at where you got your BSN?
    Also just an FYI - West Coast University is a for-profit educational institution. There's been a lot of attention lately in the news about for-profit colleges and universities in their financial...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I think I made a mistake
    Sure, nights are slower paced (usually), so there's that. BUT, you're going to be the only RN on the floor during your shift? Are there going to be LPNs? Is there just one nurse picking up all...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. When hiring, do hospitals look at where you got your BSN?
    Regardless of that, I would be very hesitant to spend that kind of money on a BSN. The job market has yet to bounce back for new grads, and if you are taking out student loans, that's a lot of debt...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. New grad know it all
    And just as much, sometimes more experienced nurses need to be reminded that there are ways of correcting behavior/providing feedback that are more appropriate than others. It goes both ways. Just...
    May 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. 1-1 ratio for nurses
    It's 1:2 where I'm at. I had a night recently where both of my patients crashed at the *exact* same time. A rarity, and I wouldn't have made it through the night without my coworkers, who are...
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. So angry and annoyed!
    I honestly don't know, nor do I check to see who has insurance and who does not. If it's not glaringly obvious, I don't usually even know the insurance status of my patients. Yes, I know there are...
    Mar 14, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Affordable Online Post masters NP programs
    For clarification, they offer affordable INstate tuition. I was just suggesting that you do your research in your own state first before looking out of state. I don't know if programs in my state...
    Mar 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Affordable Online Post masters NP programs
    What state are you in? There are a few in my state that offer almost entirely online classes, even though it doesn't say that on their website. For some of them, you just have to show up like once...
    Mar 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How do I get around to LIKING changing an ostomy bag?
    I couldn't deal with it at first either. With any kind of foul smell (poo, vomit, etc.). Now it's like no big deal. Not that I'd want to sit and eat lunch while cleaning out an ostomy bag. But it...
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?
    You telling me like it is includes the following quote from you: "new grads bring nothing to the table but liability and debt." I take issue with this because I see a lot of people who have...
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  17. MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?
    And furthermore (to add to the post I just wrote above to CCLRN), yes, I agree with you, it's not my place to judge. It does look odd to leave a place after they have trained you. HOWEVER, this is...
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  18. MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?
    Uh, no. $11.44/hr is the result of an employer's market. MGH can afford to be picky in who they hire and new grads will be scrambling for an 'opportunity' to be flat broke for 6 months just to get...
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  19. MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?
    You currently have a position where you will be making 3 times what is being offered in the MGH internship? And you are in a new grad program and you are going to leave right after it ends? I feel...
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  20. MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?
    Exactly. I also have no issue with internships or residencies if that's the trajectory of nursing education and training; it would be better to create a more structured training program for new...
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  21. MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?
    So, the World evidently = getting paid a living wage. OK..... I could not get by on being paid that paltry salary for 6 months. I do not demand nor do I think I deserve 'the World,' but I do think...
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  22. Hang in there new Grads and New Nurses it does get better..I PROMISE
    Thank you for this post.....it helped me so much. Been going through a rough patch in my first year and really need a boost.
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Shift Work Sleep Disorder
    Melatonin has done wonders for me as I am currently a night-shifter and trying to sleep during the day for me (when I first started on nights) was next to impossible. The only thing I don't like...
    Feb 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?
    Exactly. The overall implications are a little scary in the long run, especially if 'internships' like this do end up becoming more common. The overall effect is that wages can and may get suppressed...
    Feb 17, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  25. MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?
    I guess I'm having a hard time understanding how internships really differ from clinicals. We already spend lots of time in school doing clinicals, including a final semester or quarter of really...
    Feb 17, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing


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