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  1. Happy Nurses Week cards...
    [QUOTE=brian;6461298]How is your Nurses Week going so far? Get any cards? This year I was looking forward to nurses week because I was glad that after 22 years, I still love what I do and I was...
    May 10, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  2. Educating new nurses
    Oh and follow through after orientation is done is important. Maybe a quarterly meeting, "How are things going?, What can we do better?" type thing. We bring them in and love on them for such a short...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Educating new nurses
    I applaud your efforts. You are thinking, looking for solutions and that is wonderful. I am not sure the a residency program similar to physicians is needed however a well structured orientation...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I need help badly! Please
    Wow, Is this an essay question? :specs: Your post made me smile. *how long does it take to become an RN nurse or LPN? That will vary on the program. You will have greater opportunities being an...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. How soon have you quit a job?
    Not over reacting but I would hold off on sending a "warning" email. It could be viewed as a threat (which it is :-0). Orientation is not only to familiarize yourself with the required task but also...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Going from a career in nursing to med school
    Explore your options. Educate yourself in what the two fields are like, in preparation and in practice. They are not the same. Ask the nurses in your family why they recommend being a doctor. Think...
    Jun 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How are agency nurses being treated in San Francisco?
    Currently I am in a county hospital in the East Bay as a traveler and I love it. There are several agency nurses there and they have shared that they are getting more than enough work. Compensation...
    Jun 13, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. what is the most beautiful thing in being a nurse?
    The joys of nursing are very personal and as unique as the individuals we are and the people that we encounter throughout our lives. In my career there have been many. I often feel that I should take...
    Jun 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. RNC-OB....what book do I need??? Help!!
    :yeah: CONGRATS! What do you feel was most helpful in your preparation that led to your success?
    Jun 13, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Please help! Scared to start working as a nurse
    Congratulations!!:yeah: Fear is normal, and a healthy sign of a safe novice. You only feel those things that you are uncomfortable with. Comfort will come with familiarity, knowledge and...
    Jun 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. "They found something behind his heart!"
    http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h99/Emergencynrse/IMG_0948.jpg[/QUOTE] AWESOME!:yeah: I know, I'm quazy.:spin:
    Jun 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. "They found something behind his heart!"
    :-) There are blood vessels in the posterior (back) of the heart. Posterior vein of the left ventricle, left marginal vein, middle cardiac vein etc. Usually "something" is plaque build up from...
    Jun 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Is this legal? What are the nurse's rights on privacy in the workplace?
    Let me add a short story. Often in L&D visitors want to film. They must ask the people in the room for permission to do so. I was involved in a situation where the Daddy was told not film the actual...
    Jun 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Is this legal? What are the nurse's rights on privacy in the workplace?
    I agree with this entire post. I will also add that you have the right to refuse care to this patient. You also have the right to state loudly upon entering the room that you do not consent to being...
    Jun 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Why the beef with agency?
    Having been an agency nurse as well as a staff nurse and supervisor, I will make comment here. It's a double edged sword. It is a common assumption that the "hired help" make more money. From my...
    Jun 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nurse burnout/Moral distress/Compassion fatigue
    I see no other posts from you. I hope you are well and not regretting your openness on this forum. My thoughts are to take a break, remove yourself from the situation and do some soul searching. Get...
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Office job for a new grad? Advice please!!!
    Talk to the hospital recruiter. Be open about your intentions and ask her what she recommends and if there is anything suitable that will help you achieve your goals. Explore your options.
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Who is RNCMSN anyway?
    Thank you. I intend to.:D
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  19. How many hours can a nurse work.
    oh boy...my initial response was LOL as I am reminded of the time in my life when I worked two full-time night shift jobs. However, in seriousness, that is going to depend on the state regulations...
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. ACLS
    Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), can be obtained in any matter of ways, including online. You do not have to be a nurse to complete the training. You do however have to have the appropriate...
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Midwifery. How does it work in the US?
    Oh that is interesting. Here in the U.S., basic training is a minimum of two years with rotation through the various specialties to maximize exposure and ultimately produce a well rounded nurse. Of...
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Midwifery. How does it work in the US?
    Hya; In the U.S. there are two types of midwives. The lay midwife is not a nurse but someone who has taken courses in midwifery. This type of midwife is not licensed as a nurse and most institutions...
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New to this field! Have a question!
    "I truly love working with the elderly, and look forward to being a different kind of busy..." Your comment speaks volumes. I suspect you will do well. I will leave further commenting to those...
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Who is RNCMSN anyway?
    Hi guys; As you may have noticed, I joined in 2008 and have been lurking ever since :eek: My name is Amy and for the last 3 years or so I have been traveling taking some time to do some soul...
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  25. Is it ok to take a break??
    Yes, Absolutely it is OK. Many of us fail to take time out for ourselves to regroup and refresh.
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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