Search Results

Search Results Type: Posts; User: neurorn6

From Date
  1. New TV Show- Nurse Nation on MTV
    I absolutely refuse to watch this piece of trash. I did see the trailer, and that was enough for me. I want to know what company hired them, so I can avoid them like the plague. Traveling is hard...
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Is it me? What happened to nursing?
    I remember a time when nurses were fighting to become recognized as a profession. They were shouting from the roof tops about how important we were to healthcare. Now we are forced by administration,...
    Apr 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  3. something really freaked me out
    Stand up, pull up your big girl panties, and instruction one of the tech's to go check the day room. If need be, just ask someone to go with you. This is what we do, we instruct, teach and help not...
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. I don't hear much about Liability Insurance anymore...
    I tell every new nurse and even a few more experienced nurses that it is a must have along with your license. Don't ever trust your employer to cover you. You need someone in your corner to help you.
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. NNU...Where do I sign!?
    I really believe nurses need a national union. We have nursing standards that we have to meet, why not a national union for all. If we don't do something then we are just laborers, not professionals.
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  6. Volunteer organization requires me to sign a statement of faith
    If you a true non believer then you should stand by your convictions, just as this faith based organization. Even though you are offering your medical skills, you are representing this religious...
    Dec 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  7. New health care laws and our jobs.
    It all comes down to money. Businesses can easily start to hire part time employees only and therefore not have to provide any form of insurance (this includes nursing homes and hospitals). I have...
    Dec 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. Do you think psychiatric care is inadequate in the US?
    Once upon a time I start my career working in a state mental instituation. In fact, I was working there in the late 70's when it became popular to "deinstitutionalize" these patients. The hospital...
    Dec 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. The Slow Code
    Slow codes used to be come place in hospitals. Physicians would write or verbals tell us to do a slow code. Usually due to the patient's condition and the family's inability to come to terms with the...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Be kind to nurses... we choose the size of your IV
    Ok, everyone lighten up. This is a site for nurses. So what if we have a dark sense of humor? It sure helps when you have a dying infant in your arms, or a patient bleeding out, or you are choking on...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  11. 12 hour shifts...dangerous?
    I have worked both 8, 12 and 16 hour shifts. Currently, I work 6 12 hour shifts and have 8 days off. It isn't easy but you do what you have to do. While we are entitled to a 30 minute lunch break,...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. Med Surg RN having interview for ICU & CCU
    Be yourself, obviously something on your application caught their attention. Make sure that you ask questions also. How long is your orientation? Will you have to float to other units if the census...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  13. Be kind to nurses... we choose the size of your IV
    I have a feeling that only a few of us, who have few years under our belts will really appreciate this. Sometimes you have to find humor in weird places. If you don't you will lose it. The stress we...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  14. Should Healthcare Be Funded As A Basic Human Right?
    In answer to your remark about being able to pay rent or pay for medications. The answer is yes! Some of us have gone hungry (and I mean for more than a few hours) so our children could eat. Yes,...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. New Grad.  Want to work in the ICU
    I have to be honest, I am old school and believe that no new grad should be in any specialty unit, such as ICU. You need to spend time on med/surg getting your feet wet. ICU and ER nurses (any...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. How to get into travel nursing?
    First off, most companies won't hire you without a min. of a year's experience. The reason being, you have to be able to hit the ground running. You may only get a few hours of orientation. Travel...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  17. New Nurse....Having a tough time!
    Welcome to the wonderful world of nursing. Congratulations, you survived a night from hell. We have all had them. The time you learn on med/surg will teach you a multiude of skills which will help...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Should Healthcare Be Funded As A Basic Human Right?
    If you have never worked in an ER, then I suggest that you take the opportunity to visit one. This nation's ER's are overrun with people who don't see a doctor on a regular basis, who come in because...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. Should Healthcare Be Funded As A Basic Human Right?
    I grew up poor in Appalachia. No running water or bathroom (I am under 60 by the way). We were raised to work hard, help others and not ask for handouts. Before becoming a nurse, I had a child with a...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. Liability Insurance: Employment Type
    I carry NSO and have since nursing school (many years ago). Your best bet is to call and speak with an agent. I some states, is you are a nurse, working or volunteer, you still need coverage. The...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  21. A mini BHU in ICU
    Having worked in a small rural ICU, I can understand the issues at hand. You will need to make sure your restraints are for violent and non violet patients and also take in consideration the ages...
    Nov 9, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  22. How stressful and rewarding is working in any intensive care unit?
    I work with a number of nurses who used their LPN as a stepping stone. It is true that most hospitals have stopping hiring LPN's, you can still work and continue your education. So of the best nurses...
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  23. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    I worked in a non union hospital in NJ a few years ago. Nurse patient ration was anywhere from 1-8 on a good day to 1-10. We organized and went union to protect ourselves and our patients. The...
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  24. The education requirement for nursing is changing
    I truly believe that it is a bunch of BS. The "boards" don't have different levels. From what I have seen, most BSN nurses just want to move on into management or get their NP. Bedside nursing is...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. The 'De-Skilling' Of Nursing
    After reading most of the responses on this thread, I have developed a few thoughts. As nurses, no matter what our education level, ADN, Diploma or BSN. We take the same boards. There is no...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors
Top