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  1. License of Endorsement for NY? Where do I begin?
    Leaving a comment so I can save this thread.
    May 9
    Forum: New York Nursing
  2. Moving to NYC - 1 year experience BSN
    I graduated in May 2013 I am currently applying for New York state licensure (from the Midwest). By the time everything is processed and I start applying I will have just over a year of acute care...
    May 1
    Forum: New York Nursing
  3. Certifications within First Year after Licensure
    I don't know whether you have to be licensed to have ACLS but most of it is giving push medications and electricity for code situations that I would assume other hospital workers could not perform. I...
    Jan 29
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Certifications within First Year after Licensure
    Most of my certifications I could get for free through work. I have worked with my employer just over 6 months and have so far done BLS, ACLS and am planning on getting stroke certified next. Most...
    Jan 29
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location: Southeastern Wisconsin Pay rate: $23.35 + $3 night differential In which area / specialty do you work? Cardiac-Medical What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)? RN ...
    Jan 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Grad nurse residency wants 3 year commitment
    I bet that many many more hospitals will start doing this in the future. And I am super glad mine wasn't one of them. D:
    Jan 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. 22+ years of experience and I can't find a job
    My cardiac unit is currently lacking experienced nurses bc we've had a mass exodus but it doesn't look like you did much floor nursing?
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Already frustrated on my 4th day off orientation...
    I am a new grad and definitely work with nurses that "should have done more" every shift. But I definitely wouldn't judge someone who had been off orientation for 4 days. I do however judge my...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. I Feel like a bad nurse. Feedback please
    I just recently started having suggestions for doctors and I've been working 5 months haha. You have to hear some before you can give 'em... yeah? ;)
    Nov 30, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Insulin Error
    Interesting seeing the different responses on this. I think the best advice would be to call the doc next time. I would have held it for sure though.
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. I need a career adivce on changing unit
    Being defensive when someone gives you useful advice is not the best way to deal with criticism. I agree that you could work on your writing. Currently trying to imagine respecting someone in admin...
    Nov 16, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Stop calling me sweetie!  - How to get respect as a new nurse
    I've had this problem with CNAs not reporting vitals as well. ESPECIALLY new ones. What I try to do is just reinforce over and over why it's important without being a *****. For instance, last night...
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. How long do I have to wait to leave my first job without being a jerk?
    I'm wanting to move cross country in the next year or two, this has been the plan the entire time since I graduated, but I happen to live in a very strong market for new grads so I stayed here for my...
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Encouragement for those newly on orientation/new hires :)
    I just want to share my experience with you all. After this week I will be off orientation and officially on my own. I started work in early June on a Cardiac floor, orientating on days (5 pts) but...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. The Breaking Point
    I work nights and how I handle my 8 & 10 PM meds is I give them both at 9 (so med pass is 8:30-9:30) since I have an hour leway in each direction. That is as long as they can be safely given...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. New grad nurse in hospital and feel like I won't make it through orientation.
    I just want you to know that those of us up to 4 patients at this time don't feel like we can handle it all. We are just as flustered as you are. I got put on 5 a few days ago for the first time and...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. What constitutes "professional appearance" these days?
    Having hair and makeup done is a personal choice and does NOT affect anyone's professional performance in any shape or form. Just because someone is a nurse doesn't make them no longer a human being....
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  18. Why does anyone go into nursing?
    Wow, I'm offended. Just because that's a good reason to become a nurse doesn't mean it's the only one. None of us are claiming to be saints or angels here. Human beings need to have jobs they enjoy....
    Jul 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Dislike science but love nursing?
    I personally loved all of my classes. Well... inorganic chemistry was a little boring for me but I definitely felt much more interested in organic/biochemistry. So, I can't relate much with your...
    May 8, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  20. Lot's Of RN Jobs, Experience Not Required
    Too bad I would never ever want to live in ND :( Too cold! :P
    May 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Man, you guys make nursing seem HORRIBLE!  If I knew this before school...
    I am happy to see the plethora of positive responses in defense of the nursing profession. Reading these forums makes me apprehensive as a student as well, and it's good to see people defend it. The...
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Any RNs switched to PA career?
    I'm just wondering how PA could be cheaper? Have you already fulfilled the pre-reqs for PA school? I see you are in your second career so maybe you have? The reason most nurses go to NP is because a...
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Soon to be RN looking for biology research future in nursing
    I'm posting so I can see the responses to this thread. (: I have similar interests.
    Apr 18, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Staff and artificial nails
    I'm still in nursing school and I am wondering if nail polish produces the same problems? Or is it just fake nails..? I keep my nails trimmed down and cleaned but I do like to have polish..
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. What you need to know before clinicals
    Thank you this is exactly the kind of stuff I want to be informed about! I start clinicals in the Fall and I want to start memorizing essential stuff. I hope people add to this thread! Very useful!
    Apr 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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