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  1. Yearly Bonus Ripped Off?
    What is this yearly bonus you speak of?
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Have you started antidepressants since becoming a nurse?
    Most of my coworkers are on some form of anti-depressant. I have a long history of GAD and depression which has worsened while working in the ED. I stopped taking Lexapro because I could no longer...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. Would you like your job more if you were paid more?
    I just want adequate staffing. I'd almost be willing to take a pay cut for that...
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Hey so young nurses, are we really making "that much"?
    It could be worse. As an ER RN with almost 2 years experience, I make $18.94/hour base pay. Weekend shifts do not pay any different than weekday shifts. I get a 12% shift dif for working 3p-3a and...
    Sep 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Have you ever convinced yourself...?
    Every single time I have a scabies patient. No matter how careful I am I start itching...Never actually had scabies but I freak out everytime.
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. How will I know when I am ready?
    I was hired into the ED as a new grad. Almost two years in and there are still days I don't feel ready, lol. Regardless of experience, there will be times where you have to rely on coworkers. That...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. My patients would be horrified...
    I'm 29. I got into the Harry Potter books when I was 15. I plan on getting a Harry Potter tattoo at some point. I don't really give a hoot what my patients think, my hobbies are none of their concern.
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Pearson Vue: Bullies?
    The PV trick was still in effect when I took the NCLEX. It didn't matter to me. The only thing I trusted was seeing the RN next to my name on my BON, and it that happened less than 24 hours after I...
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Best Department for New RN Grad
    I've only ever worked in the ER. Was hired before I graduated and had never really thought of working anywhere else. My hospital hires new grads in just about every area so it doesn't hurt to look...
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Your Specialty & Why
    ER nurse, only area I've ever been in. I enjoy the organized chaos and like my little niche in the nursing world. I've been considering going to cath lab but I think I would miss the pace of it all...
    Aug 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Waiting to get that RN license
    We don't get an actual license in my state. Just a license number. I think my middle initial is listed on the BON, can't remember.
    Aug 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Obtaining blood specimen
    I don't see how it's any less safe so long as you are wearing gloves.
    Aug 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Babies in hospital rooms. ..ugh!! *twitch*
    I work in the ED so I regularly have those "seriously?!" moments with people bringing infants in for minor complaints or toting their tiny babies along with them for non-emergent issues. I am also...
    Aug 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Do you "tell" Facebook where you work?
    I list my place of employment. My director is also a FB friend. My page is pretty benign though. Mostly pictures of my nephew, books I am reading, trips with family etc. The rare times I am out...
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. RN
    RN
    Throw my hands in the air and run through the ER screaming "STEMI!!"
    Jul 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. what did you have a previous degree in before you went into nursing?
    I have a BSA in animal health technology. Loved being a vet tech but the pay was lousy. Grandpa told me he'd pay my way if I went to nursing school so I said what the heck. Now I'm an ER nurse. Miss...
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I hate cancer
    Cancer is awful. I lost my amazing grandfather (who paid every penny of my nursing school) to cancer in April. It was horrific watching the strongest man I ever knew waste away in a hospital bed. I...
    Jul 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Not using an Alcohol swab before injections
    I remember when I was in vet tech school, one of my professors (a veterinarian) remarked that alcohol swabs didn't really do anything as far as killing bacteria. He told us it encapsulated some of...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. What can you tolerate the least?
    Skanky feet. CANNOT DO IT. Blood, guts, poop, vomit, nasty wounds, whatever. I can't deal with nasty feet.
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. A difficult initiation to nursing in tornado affected area
    We had a tornado here last year and it was heartbreaking caring for those folks. That didn't even touch the hardest day of my career though. I work in ER and that day came when my nephew rolled...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Mandatory Overtime
    Mandatory overtime is perfectly legal in most states as long as you are being paid time and a half. I was hired in with the understanding that four twelves every other week was required. I am now...
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Full Moon Friday the 13th
    I'm dreading it :( And our ER doc for that night is a total **** magnet, ugh.
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Demanding family members
    I tell folks like that to simmer down or security will escort them out. Works a charm.
    Jun 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. stethoscope?
    I have a Littmann Cardiology III. In coral pink which no one else in my department has. The color isn't my favorite but also makes it harder for it to grow legs and run off.
    Jun 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. What is the most overtime you've ever worked
    We're so short staffed currently that I am working 50+ hours a week, every week with no choice in the matter . My pay checks aren't really any better either. So there is zero motivation for me. It...
    Jun 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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