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  1. Things that make you go hmmm....
    A patient with "chocolate" on his bedside table that he had been removing from his stoma. We kept finding the ostomy bags on the floor. He was saving this candy for his sister who was coming to visit.
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Starting Nursing Program
    My hospital HR department told me they would never hire someone who graduated from ITT, NCLEX pass or not. Hospitals seem to be shying away from these grads. Be careful.
    Sep 2
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. Should I work while in school?
    I worked part-time in a hospital as a CNA on the weekends. I juggled nursing school, work, extra honors classes and my family. It sucked and I hated it, but it got me an immediate hiring even before...
    Sep 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Why did you become a nurse?
    When I decided to get back into the job market after being a stay at home mom, I wanted something fast paced that wouldn't bore me. Well, I got what I asked for, that's for sure!
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nursing School Oopsies
    Let's see. So many to choose from. My two favorite involve me wearing betadine from inserting a foley. I don't know how I did it, but I got spots all over me. The second one was me trying to get a...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. What did your manager do for you?
    My manager stands up and fights for us when the hospital tries to understaff us. She also shares with us how amazing she thinks we are. She is there all the time, even nights and weekends (although...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Your Specialty & Why
    I have the same feelings. I work oncology/hemotology. When I did my first clinical rotation there, everything just fell into place. I then did clinicals in many other specialties and my last, cardiac...
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Team Name for color run
    We had a team for a 44 mile relay run and named ourselves the IV Leaguers. The other nurses all loved it. We also created a picture on the back with an IV pole with a bag of beer and had "Beer is...
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Well-fitting scrubs for tall, thin girls?
    I buy Koi tall pants, or one type of Grey's Anatomy that are long enough. But, I'm a little bigger than you and get the small. I am assuming they would have extra small.
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  10. Proper undergarments under WHITE PANTS
    We have to wear white tops, navy bottoms. I can wear whatever color undies I want. But, I have to wear an undershirt now, whether it be a tank or long sleeved because I do not want anyone to see my...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  11. Obnoxious Doctors
    OP, I'll answer your question, but I recommend you learn some proper grammar and punctuation, and try not to get so offended, so easily. I handled the really nasty doctor at my hospital by finding...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. Texting While Working
    We are a no phones family also. I am saddened every time we go out at what people consider acceptable anymore. We were bowling (don't judge) and a mom and 5 year old boy came to the lane next to us....
    Aug 13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. Starting on medical/oncology unit next week
    I was given 6 weeks orientation on my oncology unit and am feeling like it was enough, even as a new grad. My preceptors are now my coworkers and still answer my stupid questions when I have them. We...
    Aug 12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  14. Which unit? your opinion
    You must feel more of a pull for one or the other. What is your gut telling you? I'm a day hem/onc nurse and love it, but that's just me.
    Aug 6
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  15. Well, this is it...first night on own.
    Congratulations. I will be doing the same on Sunday. Very nervous but excited to finally be a real nurse.
    Aug 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Just Take Your @#*! Break!!!
    I don't take an actual sit-down break, but every morning I take 10 minutes or so to grab a snack and check on my son via cellphone. I may have some things pending, but once morning med pass is done,...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. New Grad/Hate My Job/Life is Miserable!
    Thank you. I am a new grad and feel pretty useless most days. Glad to know it will get better.
    Jul 28
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Love my first two weeks
    I have just finished my first two weeks of orientation. I love my job!!!! I feel so supported by the other nurses, and like I made the right choice. I hope it continues for my entire orientation....
    Jul 7
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. I hate cancer
    OP, I'm so sorry you are going through this. You are correct, cancer does suck! I am 2 weeks into my new grad job on an oncology unit and have already seen so much pain and suffering. My husband...
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. New Grad Oncology
    New grad hired to oncology before graduation. I got the job because I worked as an aide for 6 months first.
    Jun 24
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  21. What can you tolerate the least?
    I haven't found my kryptonite yet, but I'm brand new to this. So far, non-compliant patients is what I can't tolerate. ;)
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. New Grads: how long did it take you to find a job, or how long have you been ...
    Graduated May 2014 NCLEX May 2014 Hired at hospital in oncology unit in March of 2014 before I even graduated. I live in Kansas City. A lot of my classmates found jobs, but not all. Most of them...
    Jun 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Select All That Apply
    I just took the NCLEX and there were a ton of SATA. I had two that I only picked one answer for. Seemed odd to do it, but the other answers just didn't fit. I also had a ton where I picked all but...
    May 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. I passed!
    Don2014, I was getting in the 60-65% range on everything, Qbanks and test trainers. I got a 64% on my test #7, so I felt pretty good going in.
    May 30
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. I passed!
    I graduated a week and a half ago, and passed the NCLEX today! I did a Kaplan course, and did all of their tests, plus a few Qbanks. I ended up with 125 questions unfortunately, which completely...
    May 27
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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