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  1. working during a nursing program?
    I moved in with my parents, went to school and worked a part-time job that covered all my bills and school expenses. I had a flexible CNA job that could be worked around my nursing school schedule, I...
    7:44 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. A Good Nurse Manager...
    I will add: hires the right people. Life as a nurse is really good when you work with a good group of coworkers who don't need constant "managing".
    Dec 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Jobs before graduation
    About a third of my nursing school classmates had jobs lined up before graduation. Start applying.
    Dec 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How many CNAs do you have on your floor?
    It sounds like you have worked with some good CNAs-the kinds who actually do their jobs and help the patient. I would rather have a smaller patient ratio and do a lot of the cleaning up myself than...
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Justify this nursing diagnosis
    Sarcasm and humor at work. "I am so tired today-must be a disturbed energy field. I volunteer to get sent home if the census drops. Just sayin'." or "The Doe family just depleted my energy field; can...
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. New grad looking for a job, but wants a vacation
    Maybe the boyfriend can come and visit you.
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Nurses bettering lives
    Why not make a project to do a little shadowing of nurses to see exactly what they do and see if this job is for you? I compare nursing to parenthood a lot. There is a difference in "being a parent"...
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Ever accepted a job you knew was a mistake?
    "Mistake" would be putting it strongly, but as a new grad in a slow economy I knew I didn't have the luxury of being picky. The job was no picnic, and could have been worse. I worked my one year...
    Dec 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. How do I explain to my snobby family why nurses are important and worthy of respect?
    Clueless families often don't understand the role of doctors either. I'm sure there are doctors out there sighing at the things clueless things their families believe to be true of doctors. Life...
    Dec 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Need opinion from non-Corrections nurses
    I only seem to hear about corrections nursing in the news when things go wrong. I remember in nursing school about a case in my area where a prisoner died in the infirmary from dehydration. He was...
    Dec 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How to get experience?
    Nursing goes in cycles of boom and bust. When there is a shortage of nurses, employees loosen up on their experience requirements. They will have to train the new nurse(my ICU orientation was 12...
    Dec 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How do I explain to my snobby family why nurses are important and worthy of respect?
    No amount of logical explanation is going to penetrate their emotional reaction. Give it time and they will get over it. The more you try to jump around saying "nurses are important! I matter!" the...
    Dec 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I wish they had to stay and watch the chaos
    The actual discharge orders usually get written after the doctors have rounded on all the patients, written orders for everyone, put out a few fires, and when things slow down, then they get around...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Communicating with Doctors
    The hosptialist system really changed how we interacted with doctors. Rather than call/page doctors from different services, a critical care resident in charge of the unit handles all issues that...
    Dec 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. difference in degrees
    College degrees are not the rarity they once were, so they have lost some of the value they once carried. The quick answer, "because they can" covers some political and turf issues. About half of...
    Dec 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What are the stress level ranking for these units?
    Ortho is only tolerable if you have good CNAs helping you. The patients here are very dependent early on for help to the chair, help to the bathroom(this can be a very slow process if you are busy),...
    Dec 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    I think the hands-on full physical assessment is not just a nursing issue. Doctors have become a lot less fluent with the details of the physical assessment in favor of diagnostics. I rarely see...
    Dec 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Question about uniform
    I wear the uniform with both the logo an non-logo scrubs. Once they are on, what I am wearing is the last thing on my mind during the working day.
    Dec 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Care vs Health Care (existential discussion)
    I can help a patient maintain a healthy biological stasis, but when they are discharged home, their choices are their own. Some things people have to do for themselves. Mental health providers and...
    Dec 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What do you say to people thinking about nursing?
    Lets see... A 28 year old man/boy without the drive or follow-through to make things happen in life? A person with a Biology degree and only an intention of going to med school is going nowhere, not...
    Dec 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Why are Nurses paid so low in the south ??
    My brother lived in a large luxury gated community apartment with a pool and garage in small town Georgia for a rent of $600/month. The cost of living is lower in some places.
    Dec 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. CNA to RN
    CNA work made nursing school possible. There aren't many jobs that can be worked around school hours. I worked every weekend and lots of 3-11 evenings to earn money to pay the tuition and books.
    Dec 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Per Diem Orientation
    Orientation for per diems at my hospital is a few shifts in the unit, plus I suppose there is the general hospital orientation covering the usual policies and the computer training. The per diem...
    Dec 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Tattoos in the workplace
    JBudd, interesting comment about the differential restrictions for tattoos for officers v/s enlisted. I always thought there was a class issue involved in tats. This country does not often talk about...
    Dec 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Why do you think nurses leave the profession?
    Add to the list: exhaustion from long term shift work.
    Dec 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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