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  1. What is your average amount of shift cancellations
    When I worked the floors I was canceled once or twice a pay period during the summer months. I went 5 months without a full paycheck. Since switching to the ED....never and always get called due to...
    Mar 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Online application status change?
    I started this thread 6 yrs ago, looking back I am trying to remember what came of it.....I did get an interview per my posting, but not that particular job. I never did ask what the highlight in...
    Mar 18
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Help! Being held in contempt of court
    We can not give legal advice. I would look into legal aide for help with a lawyer And look at your BON for questions regarding your lisencse Best of luck to you
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Tablets
    I got for my son who is in highschool a Microsoft Surface....more affordable than an iPad, it acts as a tablet, but has a removable keyboard so it can work like a desktop as well
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. At what age to not report drug use to parents?
    I was going to say, check with your state laws, Usually I believe it is 15 where the patient can say who has access to their medical record Also you want that patient to trust you, for instance...
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. 9 Months a New Grad, Still No Job...
    LTC SNF Clinics Offices Rehab LTAC Jails Schools Medically Fragile students (1:1) Have you looked into those places?
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What's next when you receive rejection letters
    Well what do you want? You want to be a nurse do what it takes. What is wrong with the ADN route? Yes 25 is young so you decide how badly you want to be a RN and then do what it takes to get...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. New ER nurse - having a difficult time....looking for some advice
    ER is a totally different beast then the floors. Are you new to nursing or just new to the ED? I just got off orientation in January from making the transition from the floor to the ED. My second...
    Mar 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Living on your own as a RN?
    I am an RN and support a family of 5. My hubby stays home with the kids. Just bought my own home, have 2 cars which are paid for. So yes you can as a single adult working as a RN make it on your own
    Mar 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Weighing 2 very different job offers
    Good choice! I just saw this thread and was going to say pick the Peds job as well. I worked in a Peds LTC and made the move to the hospital and work in the Peds ED now. Peds are not small adults...
    Mar 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Dilemma: 3  VERY different jobs...
    The only one giving you nursing experience is the jail. I don't see what the dilemma is. 2 are not nursing jobs, 1 is a nursing job, you went to school to become a nurse. You want a different...
    Mar 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Afraid to move into different nursing field
    If you move into a speciality then, if it is a good unit will give you a good orientation. I moved from the floors to the ED, I was given an 8 week orientation where experienced ED nurses hired at...
    Mar 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Ugh. Rejected from dream job
    To echo other posters most new nurses do not get their "dream job" right out of the gate.... And your "dream job" may change with experience I knew I wanted ED, worked as a tech did my capstone in...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  14. Would You Stop to Provide Medical Care?
    I would just keep driving, if PD and Fire where there. A lot of Fire are trained as EMS basic. Once at my sons football game a woman was going down the bleachers using the seats as steps...
    Mar 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Gift to nurse?
    I like the idea of a card and your department shirt, but maybe something that she can share with the rest of the staff....chocolate
    Feb 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Need an advise.
    Oral suctioning? Trach? Nasal? Age of pt? What does you agency say? Do you have an educator to guide you? Saline will loosen mucus, but if you haven't done it before or without an experienced...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Pulmonary Nursing
  17. Your very first or worst interview experience
    The worst interview I had was for a LTAC hospital. The nursing recruiter interviewed me over the phone and loved my answers so she sent my resume on to the DON of the facility and he called me to...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  18. if you graduated in the last 5 years
    Graduated June 2010 Flu shot clinics and private duty peds nursing starting in October 2010, while working part time as an ED tech. 1st full time job in a SNF wasn't until January 2011. Fast...
    Feb 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. FLAME ON!
    The interview tips! Geesh there are pages of threads related to interview questions, but always.....interview tips for whatever specialty. My state board there are about 40 threads of " I want to...
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. 3 Med Errors in One Shift
    How did you know that she did not get the B/P and pulse or have an aide do it? Where you there watching her? What was you expectation that this nurse get fired for the med errors? The meds might...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. spotty employment history, best experience was 15 years ago! what to do?
    Unless they ask for 10 yr employment history, I wouldn't worry about it. They are going to want to see what experiences you have now and if you are a new grad then you have no experience. Now all...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  22. Pedi ED vs. PICU
    PICU....they are critically sick and can be there for long periods of time. ED....most are not that sick and discharge home after some Tylenol and a good nasal suction. If they are really sick, you...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. New nurse grad had a family emergency and now trying to seek first job, one yr later
    I agree with RubyVee, I will add, that I do not think applying to more than 1 position will hurt you. When I graduated 5 yrs ago it took me 9 months of looking to get my 1st full time gig. I...
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Pediatric Home Health RN for New Grad and salary concerns
    I started out doing peds home/private duty nursing. The pay is about right, that's what I got 5 yrs ago in OR. I later moved on to a peds LTC and am now in a peds ER. I would strongly caution...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  25. Long hair unrestrained at work
    I have hair that goes to the middle of my back. I always have the front part pinned back and out of my face. As for the rest of it? That depends, I usually have a clip to pin it back or an elastic...
    Feb 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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