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  1. Any ADN grads get hospital jobs?
    I wouldn't worry too much about not being eligible for a residency program after a year. It's not that I don't think they're valuable, I just don't think they're necessary or add SO much value, and...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  2. Should I relocate from PA to the South to find a job?
    Either way, it seems like it's true that not many people want to move there--isn't that why they need nurses? I moved to a nice town for my first job, but it was kind of in the middle of nowhere and...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. Why am I staying so late after shift ends while others leave on time?
    Make sure your reports aren't taking too long... are they organized and efficient? This might have been a "rounding up" but it shouldn't take more than a few minutes to give report on a nursing home...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Night shift and networking
    Networking is harder and (for me, anyway) attending classes and meetings is harder, but at this point in your career, I wouldn't let that decide for you. Day shift nurses are busier with busy work,...
    Mar 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Question for night-shift and/or weekend nurses
    As you say, most night shift nurses seem to consider never seeing the management one of the "perks" of the shift. I go maybe two months without seeing the manager at this point (I saw her much more...
    Mar 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Bariatric Nursing
    I am a certified bariatric nurse (even though, personally, it isn't a field that I'm interested in or that I feel good about being involved with). I worked on a floor that recovered 4-6 bariatric...
    Mar 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Calling patients and/or co-workers "honey" or "hon"
    I've lived in several different regions, and I pick up on others' patterns of speech pretty easily... to the point that I struggle to remember what is considered "appropriate" in whatever region I'm...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. New grad travel nursing.
    Emphasizing that you know how to do blood draws and have tech skills is, to be blunt, the first sign that you still have a lot to learn about nursing before you can begin a regular job, much less a...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. Storing possesions
    I think there's a difference between storing stuff you can't fit into your own home and storing stuff because you're a traveler and only need minimal things with you. I don't need to take my sewing...
    Mar 7
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  10. Harborview Nurse Technician
    I work at Harborview as an RN and we have nurse techs from both ADN and BSN programs on my floor.
    Mar 4
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  11. Anybody works or knows somebody working at Virginia Mason?
    Yes, it's basically in downtown Seattle (the area is called First Hill and is a few blocks from downtown proper. Interesting that your friend at UW recommends it as it isn't one of the UW hospitals....
    Jan 21
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  12. Portland, OR?
    I tried asking in the Oregon forum and got no responses, but maybe local nurses aren't too aware of travelers... I'm curious about which companies offer a lot of work in Portland, Oregon. I'd...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. Outside Food in the Hospital
    Thanks for the responses. I thought maybe I was off-base. My friend is a rule-follower and has never been a patient before... I'm guessing she saw the thing that said no one should bring in outside...
    Jan 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Outside Food in the Hospital
    Just a quick question--I have a friend who is at Bellevue in New York recovering from hip fracture and she says no one is allowed to bring in "outside food". She isn't neutropenic, she doesn't have...
    Jan 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Travel Companies in Portland
    Does anyone know which travel companies have contracts in Portland? I'm interested in Legacy, Providence, OHSU... anything in Portland proper (no suburbs/outer areas). Thanks!
    Jan 8
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  16. Bariatric Nurse Certification
    I studied for and passed this a couple of years ago. It was harder than I expected. I'm a "good test taker" and anticipated that most of the questions would be the kind you can figure out the correct...
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  17. Why do nurses clean off their shoes at work?
    Why is it strange that nurses want to start the day clean? Do you also not clean your stethoscope? For poster #16, yes, of course those people are walking around in the community, but we are...
    Aug 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Will I actually like this?
    I didn't like nursing school, but I liked the clinicals (although they were very stressful). This made me fairly confident that I would like nursing. I had a friend who quit after the first clinical...
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. What helps you sleep after night shift?
    I have a half-hour walk home that helps me transition. If you can't walk home, taking a walk anyway might be a good idea. I eat plenty--number one thing that wakes me up (or keeps me awake, if I wake...
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Any advice on which new position I should accept as a new grad
    I think you're asking yourself the wrong questions. If there's really not a difference in hours, it doesn't matter whether you take full time or part time. That doesn't affect your resume or future....
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. More ignorance.  Any wonder the public is confused!
    I got the feeling from the letter that the woman is an LPN, or possibly an MA or someone with a lot of medical office experience. She doesn't say she has the same skills as an RN--she says she has...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Handbook of Nursing Diagnoses
    We haven't used this at all in the hospitals where I've worked. I saw some paper-pushing related to nursing diagnoses at one of the hospitals where I did clinicals, but it was the kind of thing...
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. How Can You Be A Nurse With No Clinical Background?
    I don't get why it's a problem that this guy "won't even try". As you know and stated, being a "nurse" can mean so many different things--some people go into nursing because they want to do those...
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  24. Nurses: Hospital Red Flags
    People mentioning that they never take lunch very casually, or that everyone stays late but doesn't fill out overtime slips, or clocks out and keeps working. No laughter (or at least pleasantness) in...
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  25. Nursing Communities
    A few years ago I got my first job from a lead a stranger gave me on allnurses, after a long period of unemployment. I never would have heard about the job otherwise. Major benefit! It seemed like I...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion