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  1. "New grad" rn with dreams of psych
    I just wanted to add... Please for the love of god stop working for free. It makes it harder to find a job for yourself and everyone else. Go to a nursing home and work there, you will see a lot of...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. "New grad" rn with dreams of psych
    Not sure where you live.. but here in NC it's pretty easy to get a psych job. Most hositals want experience. That said how do you get it??? Go into a state job, think state psych hospitals. A year...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Can anyone recommend a Good Study Guide for the Psychiatric Nursing Certification?
    A good study guide or guides as the case may be, for taking and getting, the Psychiatric Nursing Certification. I would like to take this soon. But don't want to just randomly buy study guides off of...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. Do you know your patients?
    As everyone else has said time is key. I try to learn about 2 patients per shift. Key diagnosis on them & key history items. After 15 shifts repeat, (learn the new ones firsts) after awhile you will...
    Apr 30
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. New LPN Down and out in NC: Where are the jobs?
    Might try posing to a larger forum, also try Craigslist, and Simply Hired. Got good leads from both of them.
    Feb 18
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  6. New LPN Down and out in NC: Where are the jobs?
    Thomasville medical center, most nursinghomes. Like White Oak Manor. Where do you live?
    Feb 18
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  7. At the end of my rope...
    You are clearly in a toxic work place, start looking for another job.
    Jan 23
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. My Registered Practical Nurse Resume
    List the units you worked on. Then list what you learned in bullet points. They know what you learned in school. Make what you learned generalized. Time management...was it just that unit? or for...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  9. Should I accept?
    I just wanted to add something... Before you take it thinking I will move there or get a roomate. Do your research. I once again have a job that's a drive. I made 3 mistakes. #1 was not checking...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  10. what type of watch do you prefer?
    I got a $10.00 one at Walmart for my sister, it has Military time a face that lights up when you push a button. I have a prestige with military time and a face that glows. I personally feel the 2 key...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. What is more reccomendable for nurses now a days?
    First read this...http://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/about-that-avatar-900567.html I like to be able to choose, but most jobs don't let you. It's been proven patient can't remember...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. Best Scrubs for the Money?
    I swear by Landau, long lasting, soft and not too pricey. Koi wears out due to rubbing and the type of fabic. Grey's tends to just as soft.
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. Scrub skirts Nurses
    Most uniform stores will order them for you with no charge, even if you don't get them. You just need to ask.
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  14. is LITTMANN still the best brand when it comes to stethoscopes??
    First read this...http://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/about-that-avatar-900567.html And yes I think Littman is best get a classic 2. you can go to cardio ones but they just arn't that...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  15. Colorful Shoes - Unprofessional?
    PLEASE!!! In days of uniform colored scrubs the fre experssion most of us great is our shoes. Wear whatever you like, on whatever floor everyone else does. I don't see why you think it's only for...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  16. How High Is the Demand For Male CNA's /LPN's/RN's?
    First read this....http://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/about-that-avatar-900567.html now to answer your question, The is a lot demand more in some areas, Ortho, ER, Psych to start.
    Jan 23
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  17. Two part time jobs...
    Do it! You will learn a lot and experience can lead to a fulltime position.
    Jan 23
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Juggling Job Interviews and Offers
    You here's an Idea, ask if you can shadow, no decent job will say no. It buys you time and you get to meet those you will work with. In fact if you shadow both, you will have a better chance of...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  19. Should I accept?
    Well I took I job an hour away it was my first in area I wanted to be in. More on that later.. Off hand I would say the interview or lack there of says high turnover. Minimum,...To find out ask...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  20. Medical assistant position will help me land an RN job?
    It won't hurt but probably won't help either. The best thing on a resume is long term jobs. ie. 10 yrs at walmart vs 3 months at this doctors office and 6 mo at xyz... That said, if you do that,...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. Cant get a job almost 1 year later
    Barbara H. (first please change your name if that's your real name) http://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/about-that-avatar-900567.html I hear what your saying, and let me put this out...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. Cant get a job almost 1 year later
    So I'm of 2 minds one to be helpful and one to be devils advocate. The first one... Apply at all nursing jobs, Nursing homes, Docotors offices and state jobs. Don't be picky that 1 year anywhere...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  23. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location: North Carolina, Chapel Hill Pay rate: $24.03 Hr Base, with differentials of $5.00 Nights, $10.00 wknds In which area / specialty do you work? Psych What type of license do...
    Jan 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Offering money to switch clinical sites? Ethical?
    The student taking pics sure report them if you have proof and can. That said just know it won't help with NCLEX. I know a fellow student took the NCLEX 5 times before giving up and moving on. I hope...
    Jan 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Question that I cannot figure out on homework!!
    cross multiply and divide, I use it for every problem. Basically the dosage you have on hand vs what you need and solve for x.
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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