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  1. New nurse with LTC experience terminated from med surg floor
    I did apply to another job and I was hired into an RN position in a cardiac stress lab--I really like it. The convenience of the day hours is great and I learn tons about cardiology. The problem is...
    Feb 1
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  2. Rural Hospital vs Large Hospital
    I wanted to hear which people preferred large hospitals and which preferred smaller hospitals. You gave me your input on your smaller hospital, thanks. I hope to hear about work in a large hospital....
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. Rural Hospital vs Large Hospital
    Hmmm interesting. I wish I would HAVE the opportunity to go other places in the critical access hospital that I work. I've gotten so eaten up by the internal politics that's what I strongly dislike...
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Rural Hospital vs Large Hospital
    How many of you out there have had opportunity to experience work both a rural hospital (ie critical access) or a large urban or (ie cities greater than 500,000 people)?
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Seriously?!?!
    All of this---awesome. Just awesome. It absolutely baffles me sometimes that humans are the "intelligent" species. Working EMS, I've seen some stupid crap. A pre pubescent boy who decided to go for a...
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. 12 hour shift
    No way. If you work nights it will kick your ass and make you sick. If you like taking up to 9-11 sick patients overnight then maybe it's your thing. Days will seriously kill you if you're working a...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I don't want to be a nurse anymore!
    Seriously I'm not sure how my complaining about my bad day makes me disrespectful to the service I do for others. Are you yet a nurse? Are you a student? Have you had the chance to work as a nurse...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. I don't want to be a nurse anymore!
    I'm better today. Just waiting to get a more regular position. Lets pray one opens soon and I get more hours!!
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. I don't want to be a nurse anymore!
    I'm feeling so tired out lately. I am training full time in a new department that will eventually be part time. I totally love my job!!!! My problem is that I have 2 other part time jobs plus...
    Feb 3, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. Workplace cliques
    Yep, it is everywhere. I think that in the smaller areas its easier to see because you are one of the few. Larger hospitals are widespread and have more departments and therefore more cultures. I...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Workplace cliques
    That is so interesting to hear that from another person. I had been working at a very small hospital as a new grad and it was astounding to see how few people it takes to create a "dictatorship"....
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Workplace cliques
    Oh my lord, LTC is very notorious for having that issue. So much wasted energy when all certain people want to do is catch you in a mistake.
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Workplace cliques
    What is the worst place anyone has worked having to deal with cliques? It's very interesting to see how workplace dynamics operate and I'm just seeking out feedback from others.
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Critical Thinking: you have it or you don't. Agree or disagree?
    My nursing thought process is different than my parental thought process, but for obvious reasons you can't deliver the same care to patients as to your kids. There is some overlap but a divide in...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. Critical Thinking: you have it or you don't. Agree or disagree?
    Lol--EXACTLY!!
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  16. Critical Thinking: you have it or you don't. Agree or disagree?
    I agree with your statement that people can have more natural ability than others. And being under stress can cause roadblocks in the Information processing circuit. Consider the factors at play such...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. RN-BSN in 6 months is DOABLE!
    That is so amazing and very, very inspiring!! I am hoping to go back within the next year to start my BSN. I am so happy to hear you did it, congrats!!!
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  18. Critical Thinking: you have it or you don't. Agree or disagree?
    I was honestly waiting for someone to get the ball rolling on that. Just because its good to hear other nurses verbalize that theyve observed these stages in really after much discussion with nurses...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  19. I got the job!!
    Lots of learning to obtain but it's a GREAT department and I love my coworkers to death so far! Doing a lot with cardiac rhythms and event monitors. We do Holter monitor teaching and rhythm...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  20. Help! I didn't make it out of orientation
    This sounds almost exactly like my situation, except that I oriented for 3 months and was let go. Fortunately I was able to transfer back to my original unit which was skilled nursing. I was thrown...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I got the job!!
    Cardiodiagnostics is physical and chemical stress tests, EKG, and operation of diagnostic equipment for the purpose of assisting the physician and educating patients on the procedures.
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  22. I got the job!!
    I just started new employee orientation today and tomorrow I check off with my hands on skills. Thursday is a shadow day in the department and then I'm in full training mode. I will keep you updated!
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  23. Anyone else feel like class is a battlefield? Venting ahead...
    If you think this is bad, wait until you start in the real world. Nursing profession can be brutal. I do empathize with your nursing school experience. In nursing school, people are anxious and...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  24. PBDS is a useless tool to measure critical thinkibg
    Who has taken this test? IMHO it minimally assesses ones methodology of critical thinking. Facilities use this tool to guide orientation. If you ask me, missing one minor step in the critical...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Critical Thinking: you have it or you don't. Agree or disagree?
    [QUOTE="samadams8"] What is oversimplified thinking, if someone is said to "have it or not"? Yea pretty much people oversimplify judging if others have it or not, especially in light of...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism


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