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  1. Charting..... HELP!
    We use Meditech at my facility and there is next to no space to free-text very much at all. I think the free-text space for a pain assessment allows for 50 -100 characters max. We can link a note...
    Oct 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Vanderbilt Medical Center to have nurses cleaning up
    This is in the OR! I hope patients refuse to have surgery there until this policy is changed. I would not want a nurse in the room with my open surgical wound wearing the same clothing that she was...
    Sep 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Single mom in nursing school...
    I am a single mom and graduated from nursing school in Dec '12. You can do this! I was terrified about how I would make it work, but somehow it did. Do you have any neighbors you trust? I became good...
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Single moms, daycare and day shift
    I am so sorry you have to deal with all of that from your ex while trying to manage working after all the hard work you put into becoming a nurse. I can relate to the anxiety it causes you because...
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What advice do you have for a new grad starting on a med-surge unit?
    Thank you for the thoughtful responses! Blue
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. What advice do you have for a new grad starting on a med-surge unit?
    Thanks for the advice. I can't find the "edit" tab, so can't correct the misspelling. Blue
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  7. Shoes, shoes, shoes
    I wear Merrells and have never had tired feet at the end of my clinical days. I'm starting my first job so we'll see how they do with being on my feet full-time. UniformDiscount.com | Nursing...
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  8. What advice do you have for a new grad starting on a med-surge unit?
    I am excited and nervous and anxious to finally start my career as a nurse. I expect to be overwhelmed and feel like a fish out of water. I don't want to feel that way though. I am nervous about what...
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. New RN, foreign graduate, no experience
    Try Northshore University Health System Leading Medical Offices and Hospitals in Chicago | NorthShore If it's a matter of needing your transcripts from your school I would suggest requesting those...
    Mar 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  10. New grad applying for positions that state minimum of __ years of experience
    Unfortunately, it's one of those postings that doesn't give the practice name or specific location. No way to bypass the online application process. Blue
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  11. New grad applying for positions that state minimum of __ years of experience
    That's what I thought. If there were a place to enter free text, I would clarify that while I do not have the experience, I am a self- starter, very driven, etc. I'm running out of options and need a...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  12. New grad applying for positions that state minimum of __ years of experience
    If an online application asks directly "do you meet the requirement of __ years of experience?" before you can even complete the application should a new grad answer yes in order to apply anyway? I...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  13. Joliet Junior College Fall 2013 Nursing Applicants
    I graduated from the program in December and when I took the TEAS, they did not have the review courses so I ordered the test book and the online practice exams. I highly recommend the online exams...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  14. Apical Heart Sound vs. Pulmonic or Aortic area... Why use Apical?
    That video taught me more than my 3rd semester cardiac instructor taught us! I loved it! Thank you for posting it. Blue
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. theory theory theory
    My program used the Lewis Med-Surg books and with each chapter, there were sections within chapters titled "nursing implications" (or something to that effect). Pay attention to those and do any...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Continue with LPN or try for RN?
    I would find out if the school near you has an LPN-to-RN bridge program before you drop out of the LPN program. In fact, talk to that school now and see if anything would transfer and count toward...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Nurse managers: what do you look for on a new grad resume?
    Thank you. I have applied to dozens of open positions and have yet to get called for an interview, so I am constantly tweaking my resume thinking there is something I have done wrong. I feel like my...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nurse managers: what do you look for on a new grad resume?
    I am posting this here instead of the career board in hopes of catching the attention of more nurse managers. I am a new grad returning to the workforce after 10 years (raising children, then...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. New grad career change  and reentering the workforce after 10 years -
    Altra, thank you so much for your suggestion and offer to help! I have whittled it down to 1 page and will see if that gets me any calls. Blue
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  20. Reviews & Rationales or Made Incredibly Easy
    I have both as well and much prefer the R&R books. The information was very concise and the questions really helped prepare me for exams. Blue
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Transfering to a new program after failure.
    I agree that if you are eligible to re-apply that you are considered in good standing. Good luck! Blue
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Nclex books recommendations
    My program used ATI and provided the books to us during 1st semester. The NCLEX resources that I found most helpful for my learning style were the Pearson Reviews and Rationales series. I have the...
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. New grad career change  and reentering the workforce after 10 years -
    Thank you both for the feedback and encouragement. Student Mom to Three - I like the suggestion to put the reason for leaving the last position in the job description. I have addressed it in my...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  24. New grad career change  and reentering the workforce after 10 years -
    I would appreciate any input on whether to include my previous work history on my resume. I am a Dec 2012 grad of an ADN program and am not getting called for any interviews despite applying for 100+...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  25. Getting Your Desired Position 101
    This is very helpful! Thank you for taking the time to post this. As a new grad, I am trying to gather all the information I can about how to approach my job search and land an interview. Blue
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance


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