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  1. I need direction!
    Are you graduating with a BSN or MSN? You will need that for management.
    May 4, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Does It Ever Change
    The first year you have so much self doubt, with gained experience comes confidence. After a year you should have developed a better handle on coordinating care, knowing when a patient needs...
    May 2, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Does nursing school go by fast?
    I thought it would never end !!! Of course I had to work full time and raise 2 small children while going through a divorce. Now 11 yrs. later I am back in school for my BSN and I can't wait for it...
    May 1, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. An ethical question.
    I think she did the right thing reporting the DUI, do you want her running into your family and possibly killing them?
    Apr 28, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. want to help out a friend BUT.....
    If she was really your friend then she would not put you in a situation where you could lose your job and nursing license. Report her, don't feel guilty.
    Apr 26, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Pittsburgh area nursing agencies
    I worked with Favorite Nurses for 4 1/2 yrs and liked it, problem was the hospitals I worked cut the pay drastically and another went to nin house bid which eliminated agency. I had friends that...
    Apr 21, '06
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  7. Am I  Too Nervous????
    Sounds like normal growing/learning pains. Good luck to you.
    Apr 16, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Anybody here used Mckesson/Cerner/Meditech systems?
    Yup, I used all the above. Cerner was my least favorite, it could have been the software purchased though.
    Apr 7, '06
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  9. sorry, i have to vent, I am losing my MIND!!!
    Many years ago I was in your shoes, only my ex did not work !!! The best thing I did for myself and kids was divorce him, I never regretted it. My only regret was trying to hold on to a failing...
    Apr 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Please Help/Quick question...
    Just another of my pet peeves, abbreviations ! What do they mean???? I wish people would just spell it out.
    Apr 6, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Hard Decisions to Make....
    So sorry for you loss. Why not take some time for yourself, grieve however you grieve and don't add any more stress right now. I wish you much success no matter what you decide. Remember, you are...
    Apr 6, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. 12 hour shifts
    Three 12 hr. shifts are great, but when they mix 8 hrs shifts in and want you to work extra it is a major burn out.
    Mar 22, '06
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. What to do when... Patient stinks...
    Sounds like a good candidate for a rectal bag, the diarrhea will be contained and your I/O's will be accurate. In addition your patients skin will be protected.
    Mar 6, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. How can this be legal?
    Bring your employee handbook so the judge can read it, probably would not believe you if he did not read it for himself. That is ridiclious! I too work nights and got summoned for Jury duty, I...
    Mar 6, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. mandatory to stay over after your shift?
    This happens occasionally where I work too. Mgmt. will ask if anyone wants to stay first some do which is a relief but when you are mandated after working a 12 hr. night shift it is just plain...
    Mar 6, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Graduate nurse in may 06, moving to Pittsburgh and need help
    The best kept secret in Pittsburgh is the VA ! They need 20 nurses to open a new ICU and are willing to train. I think there is a sign on bonus too. If you have your nursing license in any state...
    Feb 20, '06
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  17. VA Nursing
    I work for the VA in Pittsburgh, it is the best nursing job I ever had. Pay is good, cost of living raises every year too. Staffing ratio is the best in the city, plenty of equipment and supplies,...
    Feb 11, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Hospital paying for school...who has done it?
    I am going for my BSN now and my employer is paying for it. After graduation I owe them 3 years but I don't plan on going anywhere so I agreed to the contract.
    Feb 2, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Really getting nervous now! Did I make a big mistake?
    Sounds like you are prejudging the nurses in the unit and looking for an excuse not to take the transfer. If you are as confident as you claim and are willing to learn without labeling your co...
    Feb 1, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  20. This cannot be ethical!
    If handled in a professional way for the purpose of teaching and improving a skill I don't object. It is not something that anyone would want done to their child but if your child needed intubation...
    Jan 28, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. what is like working for an agency
    I used to work full time for an agency but now work at the VA. I loved working for the agency, great pay, you schedule as much or as little as you want. After 4 1/2 yrs. it slowed a bit in my area...
    Jan 26, '06
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  22. Would you choose an Associates OR Bachelors in nursing? need your opinions, please.
    I am in a accelerated RN to BSN program now, my understanding of 18month BSN programs required you to already have your RN either by diploma or associate degree.
    Nov 26, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Would you marry your prison pen pal?
    NO, I would not even consider writing to a prisoner let alone marry one. I think those women have no confidence in themselves, why else whould they choose to go down the gutter.
    Nov 19, '05
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  24. working on Christmas?
    You knew when you went into nursing that it was a 24 hour operation, 365 days a year. No suprises there, you are new to your unit so naturally you get to work on Christmas. As far as you mother...
    Nov 19, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I'm sick to my eyeballs of incompetent agency nurses.
    Your posting strikes a nerve with me. I was a agency nurse in ICU for 4 1/2 years and loved it. I was offered full time positions in every unit I worked. Not all agency nurses are incompetent and...
    Nov 16, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion