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  1. Independent nursing, providing physicals.
    Hello! It's been a long, long time since I've been here. Life got in the way, and I'm currently an unemployed RN who is a SAHM. My daughter goes to daycare part time. The center asked if I...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Underwear and patients
    As long as the underwear don't somehow tie in to the reasons why he is there on your unit, I don't see the problem. I wonder if the parents or caregivers have made this request? If so, the boss and...
    Nov 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Anyone work in adolecent psych?
    I'm a psych nurse who works on both adult and adolescent acute units. I completely agree with Davey; working with adolescents is like herding cats. I won't lie; I prefer the adult patients to the...
    Nov 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What's your favorite Iphone app?
    Medscape is awesome for looking up meds. Better than Epocrates, in my opinion. I also like my menstrual tracker, also free, so I don't get surprised at work...
    Nov 10, '10
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  5. Issues with therapists/social workers on the unit? (Long)
    To the OP--I understand. I've had similar problems with some of the therapists who lead groups on my unit. We as staff don't sit in group, but we listen as we work so we can anticipate any changes in...
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Future of PSI, Inc and UHS?
    I'm another employee of a PSI owned facility who is in the dark. All I've heard is that the changes will be starting with the new year? What changes? No idea.
    Oct 19, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Do you guys see a lot of people saying they are nursing students....
    Originally Posted by mspontiac http://img.an-file.info/buttons/viewpost.gif Maybe you need to get a friend who is a little more bright. I never had to explain that much when I was taking pre-reqs!...
    Oct 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Do you guys see a lot of people saying they are nursing students....
    And that was your experience, not mine. Which is why you decided to stick with the "I'm in pre-nursing", and I decided to say "I'm a nursing student". And are you missing the post above...
    Oct 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Do you guys see a lot of people saying they are nursing students....
    Oh goodness. I guess I figured that since my hypothetical conversation was dripping with sarcasm, people would understand that "Bob" was a random person or far flung acquaintance who started a...
    Oct 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Do you guys see a lot of people saying they are nursing students....
    Let me illustrate the conversation I would often get into as a student doing my pre-reqs. Let's say I'm talking to Bob... Bob: What are you in school for? Me: I'm in pre-nursing. Bob:...
    Oct 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Scrubs for curvy girls
    I only wear the Dickies "W" line.
    Oct 4, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. Your dumbest financial mistakes
    Buying a beautiful, sleek, black Jaguar. Loved the car, hated the high cost of repairs...and there were many.
    Oct 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Is Ft Bragg/Womack Army and Air Force or just Army?
    Pope Air Force base and Fort Bragg are now a joint base, much like Lewis-McChord, and Richardson-Elmendorf...
    Oct 1, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. A funny and warped FACES pain scale
    I had to revive this thread because this pain scale is HILARIOUS. I now have a new blog to follow. Thank you. :)
    Oct 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Using Smart Phones on Your Unit
    My facility has a policy that we are not allowed to have our phones on us while working. That said, myself, and everyone I work with, carry our phones with us. It's not an enforced rule, and it...
    Sep 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Violence in Psychiatric Nursing
    I went into psych as a new grad. I recently felt the urge for a change and spent two weeks at a job in sub-acute. I felt threatened there just as much as I have working on my acute psych unit. I've...
    Sep 30, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. Skechers shape-ups after 6 months of wear
    I wore mine for a month or two and then threw them into the back of my closet. They were very heavy and not very comfortable. I didn't see or feel any "shaping up" benefits with them, and nearly ate...
    Sep 30, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  18. Experienced nurses: What do student nurses do that drives you nuts?
    I graduated in May 2009 so I still remember how awkward and in the way I felt almost every day in clinicals. That said, I do have a pet peeve when it comes to nursing students. I work psych, and...
    Sep 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Are Nursing Jobs Plentiful where you Live ?
    In my medium sized Colorado town, if you have less than five years experience, your chance at being hired by a hospital is small, but not hopeless. There are opportunities for new grad RNs and...
    Sep 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. not looking "put together"
    I do things for myself that make me feel good about myself and confident in my appearance. I wear clean scrubs of a uniform color, shower, straighten my hair or pull it back, and put on an...
    Sep 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Male Nurse, Female issues?
    I like both the male and female nurses I work with, but I have been stuck in the middle of gossipy conversations started by both sexes. I don't like to gossip; it always comes back. Here is how I...
    Sep 27, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  22. Looking for the PERFECT ink pen ;)
    This pen is my favorite. Love love love the barrel. Review: Zebra F-701 - The Pen Addict
    Sep 27, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  23. Emotional support for a pt. who is miscarrying.
    For me, I would have appreciated a simple "I'm sorry for your loss." Everything else that was said sounded trite and insincere. I found myself listening to other stories of miscarriage and feeling...
    Sep 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. New Grad RN-->No Jobs, Then what?
    Well, I live in Colorado, and that's about as much detail as I like to give out on a huge public board like this. I haven't started the job yet, but the ADON who interviewed me said there would...
    Sep 17, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. New Grad RN-->No Jobs, Then what?
    I just spent my first year of nursing in psych, and decided I wanted to get a med/surg job because I wanted something new, something to refresh and keep my skills. I've been to so many interviews...
    Sep 17, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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