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  1. Relocation to a family friendly  livable city with warm climate
    North Carolina- our housing prices are reasonable in the Triangle if you avoid the Inner Beltline of Raleigh, we have Duke, Wake Med and UNC, and we have really pleasant seasons. Summer gets a...
    Nov 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. To all my non-hospital nurses
    I love clinic nursing- better hours (1st shift/9-5), I actually see my husband, I'm learning new skills, and the staff works really well together. I'm not entirely opposed to returning to the...
    Nov 13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Dating a former patient
    NO. :facepalm: Breach of ethics because you know her medical history, you shouldn't date former patients, and you took care of her during a vulnerable time, especially when she was in the acute...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. My husband is in nursing school
    Professional students are known to drink like fish, especially the younger ones. And I rarely met anyone's spouse or children, except at events like end of year celebrations and graduation. I'm...
    Oct 28
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  5. Is This Real, or Just a Fantasy
    My manager brought up "customer service" the other day and I had to fight to roll my eyes. My job is to be a nurse first and safe, then I'll worry about making my patients happy. You can't very...
    Oct 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    The South is pulling for you! Best wishes and prayers for Esme.
    Oct 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Where is the line?
    Please, get help ASAP as mentioned above. Like others have said, it is not the end of the world to not work in the hospital. I did it for my 1 year, didn't like the bureaucracy and the politics, and...
    Oct 19
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    At my facility, the ER nurses would hold the patients right up until shift change to avoid getting new patients, then want to call and give report right in the middle of floor report. Patients...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Newbies Who Want to Pay ZERO Dues Schedule-Wise
    Shrug. I'm in the South, I worked days or evenings in the hospital, never a night shift. I work days now after ~1 year exp. I know floor nurses hired onto their units specifically for days. The...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. What's your go-to for stress relief?
    Whiskey and ginger ale on my back patio. I prefer Bullitt or Jack. If not that, then a nice cold microbrew, maybe Bell's or New Belgium.
    Oct 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Rules for Triage
    I do phone triage for our clinic. Always amazes me when patients c/o cramping, abdominal pain, or some other symptom, and the first question out of my mouth is "what have you done about it? heating...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Is it appropriate to ask this in an interview?
    I've asked the following: "What is your standard nurse:patient ratio on the unit? What would new graduate nurses off orientation be expected to carry? What are some common diagnoses on the unit? How...
    Oct 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Southeast Ambulatory Surgery Payrate: 28/hr base, 35/hr weekends, OT over 40 hrs at base Overall benes aren't quite as good as the hospital, but the lower cost of co-pays and monthly premiums...
    Oct 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Suicide by antibotics ?
    Aquarium hobbyists use these to treat their fancy, expensive breeding fish in isolation tanks. Add the antibiotic, antifungal, whatever to the water, let it circulate and treat the fish, take fish...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. What is the politically correct term for "nurse"?
    We're nurses. So, what's the OP's alternative titles for us? I will consider "Awesome Care Ninja" and "Omnipotent Solver of All Problems" as titles.
    Oct 10
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. Choosing a date to die?
    I totally support her right to die as she chooses. I always thought it was odd as a society that we humanely put animals down when they are suffering (as I've done multiple times as an animal...
    Oct 9
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. If you accept a job, stay at least a year
    I unexpectedly found myself in a position to bounce at the 1-year mark for one of those 'dream jobs'. I work hours more aligned to my friends and family, the pay is better, I have great coworkers,...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  18. Practical tips & tricks you wish you'd learned earlier
    1) Warm up a patient's arm when doing tricky IV starts- it helps draw up the veins. Also, have them lay down instead of sitting up. 2) Attach the EKG leads to the little stickies before sticking to...
    Sep 13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Pay for parking?
    Nope, never paid for parking. Either took the bus, rode there, or drove to places where it was free.
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Malpractice insurance
    Oh hell no. I just got around to buying it last week with my new job, and I'm so, so glad I did it. I also went through NSO. I've got assets now that I worked really hard for (house, livestock, my...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What's your Myers-Briggs personality type?
    I can somewhat explain at least the INTJ contradiction for nurses- we're good at science and math, and understanding systems, which would make us good at technical skills and procedures. INTjs are...
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What's your Myers-Briggs personality type?
    INTJ- OB/gyn, outpatient surgery
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Is this the route I have to take??
    Dietitian or nutritionist would be the way to go if you want to focus on diet and exercise to help people. Most RNs, including myself, are trained in the allopathic/Western model vs. holistic and...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  24. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    All I can say is, God bless magazines and smartphones. It's how I disengage myself from any conversation in the breakroom I choose not to be a part of. Super-religious people are annoying, right...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Dirty hands in your house...
    No antibacterial soap in my house. I've already had a lifetime's experience treating multi drug resistant organisms in patients on the floor. I just use regular dish soap for the pots and pans too. ...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Nurses Rock


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