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  1. A thief named Alzheimer's
    Great descriptive essay! I have watched my Grandma go through this and it pains me to know she has no clue who I am. You have written the tail of many here and did an excellent job of expressing the...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  2. Curious about the VA HOSPITAL
    I love working at the VA hospital . Benefits are good and pay is good in my opinion. Things are run a little different but every facility is different. What is in the need currently is not completely...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. Dansko EU/US sizing discrepancy?
    You should go to a shoe store to be sized
    Jun 30
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  4. Full Moon Friday the 13th
    working 7p-7a. So excited for friday the 13th and a full moon. everyday is entertaining and a life experience to talk about in the future. Great stories will develop on these wonderful nights.
    Jun 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. VA Operating Room Nurse
    Any OR is considered at specialty, but what I am referring to as each VA hospital has a specialty .... For example Iowa city specialty is kidney transplants. Minneapolis is open heart surgeries. That...
    Jun 12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. Just a rant rn-bsn
    I hate the bill I receive each semester right now for my RN-BSN online program. I really makes me think about the MSN I really want.
    Jun 11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  7. seeking sources for education in pain mgmt
    I am currently taking a pain management course. I really like our book, which is this one Amazon.com: Pain Assessment and Pharmacologic Management, 1e (Pasero, Pain Assessment and Pharmacologic...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  8. VA Operating Room Nurse
    OR call depends on the VA which you work at. Each VA hospital has a specific specialty, so it varies. Any OR is going to be a "cool environment" because this is one way that microorganisms are...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. va nursing
    I love working at the VA hospital. You will find lazy coworkers everywhere, including the VA hospital. For me it not about other people I work with but about the veterans I am taking care of. I am...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. VA Proficiency
    Writing your proficiency is not fun. You basically have to talk about yourself, which is not easy thing as a nurse. When the manager lets you know your proficiency is due they should have included...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. All the Things We Carry
    I carry the regret of not doing more...Three months after starting working as a CNA in the hospital, I took care of a man with no family or friends. He has a big open abdominal surgery and the first...
    May 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Is your spouse supportive of your nursing career?
    My husband is supportive but doesn't like me talking about work. I personally think it's because 1 he is not happy at his job at all and thinking about changing to medical field and I love my job in...
    May 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. new RN:bullied +depressed=time to quit.
    I started in the OR and the older nurses were terrible and so were the physicians, anes, and scrub techs. About 2 months before I left full time everyone start to be very helpful instead of...
    Apr 26
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Malpractice Insurance Limit
    I carry 3m/6m from NSO. The cost is extremely reasonable
    Apr 26
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. VA New Grad Residency
    I know many of my fellow coworkers were in the nurse residency program before hired at the VA hospital. I have also seen these nurse residences not get jibs because of performance. Hiring process...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. Question for nurses
    Best part - working with the patients and seeing the results the patient wants ( getting out of hospital or dying with dignity). Worst part- handling non compliant patients, sometimes difficult...
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Things you tell newbies
    Follow your gut! If you like something is going south it usually is. When this is occurring and physician is not wanting to come in. Just tell them they need to lay eyes on patient now!
    Apr 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Rounds Report Advice Needed
    Look up veterans affairs interdisciplinary rounds on YouTube. Study just completed to help residents complete rounds. I thought was helpful for nurses too when present to physicians
    Apr 25
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. Working for the VA
    I must agree with others responses but I love working at the va hospital. It's the patients that make it special!
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Adjusting to Night Shift
    Are you eating a really healthy meal before work with protein? I always eat a big " breakfast" before work then have snacks that are healthy such as trail mix or vegetables and peanut butter. Only...
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. va nursing
    I love working for the VA hospital. My aspect may be a little different because I went from OR in private sector to ICU at the VA. First I want to say my orientation at the VA hospital was very...
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. New grad starting night shift
    I work 730p-8a and have a 45 min drive one way to work. I always stay up the night before I go back to nights but for the most part I sleep same schedule. If I do not, I will sleep a second shift...
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. OR nurse to ICU?
    I was in the OR full time for a little over a year, but still work prn. Really about once a month. Definitely recommend u to get a pocket drug book and the pass ccrn book if u go to icu. Review your...
    Apr 13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  24. OR nurse to ICU?
    I have been in the icu for a little over a year now but originally started my nursing career in the OR. I like the OR. But besides I missed bedside nursing, I felt I was loosing lots of skills. I was...
    Apr 12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. Dear Nursing Student with ADD what study strategies help w/memory ?
    write your notes during class. Rewrite notes after class and reread them over and over again. When taking tests, if you can take the test backwards. Don't you yellow highlighters. Use blue or green...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities


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