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  1. When to tell them I'm pregnant
    You will not get out of lifting/turning patients just because you are pregnant - the perceived risk to you or the baby has gone away with the dark ages (exception would be a medical condition...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Thinking of WGU after ADN
    I am on a two month break right now - you can take up to three months after every semester without penalty. Just an FYI. Those who are looking to jump right into WGU after graduating from their...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  3. What has your workplace done to retain nurses?
    Long term retention for me comes down to a positive work environment, opportunities for growth (both education and advancement of my career), genuine shows of appreciation, being paid fairly, being...
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Question for nurses
    Love - the team work, the kind of people who go into healthcare, critical thinking, camaraderie, constant learning, good outcomes, compressed shifts and lots of time off without affecting my pay,...
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Charge nurses
    This. In our facility acting as charge is the next step toward ANM.
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Would you be insulted by this?
    Insulted? No. They aren't obliged to give me anything beyond pay for the hours I work. I would not, however, be participating by purchasing one.
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. HCA DFW internships
    Not all of the hospitals do things the same way. The one I am familiar with combines classroom/teaching with time on the floor with a preceptor for a total of about 8-10 weeks before being released...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  8. New grad- nursing home-After interview no call back
    I think you didn't get the job. Keep applying elsewhere. Work on your grammar and written communication skills.
    Apr 12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. No job...giving up
    I have been waiting for this. Congratulations!! :) :)
    Apr 12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  10. On being someone's breakfast....
    I love that advice. I have found that eye contact and sometimes directly addressing the person about the behaviors stops them...because 9 times out of 10, they are really insecure and cowardly deep...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. On being someone's breakfast....
    Come work for us. We need you. ;)
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Describe your 10/10 pain. Piggybacking off of recent pain discussions.
    I don't think I have ever had 10/10 pain. Unmedicated childbirth probably hit a 9. Postoperative abdominal surgery touch a 8. I rated my kidney stone a 7 in the ER. Yet the only pain that makes me...
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. correlation between quality of handshake and job offer or rejection
    I think you are probably reading it right. Next time just say "whatever you have open, I want". ;)
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. LPN to RN Moving to Dallas, TX
    Start wages for a new RN in DFW is $21-24/hr generally. Keep in mind though the cost of living here is a fraction of what you pay there. My 2000 sq foot house would be well into the 2 million dollar...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. New Grad Unhappy
    Welcome to nursing. Everyone...and I do mean pretty much EVERYONE...feels this way when they start out. Look in the Career section on this site under First Year. You will find many many many threads...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. Lack of motivation in nursing school
    What motivates me to keep going? Knowing it is going to end and I am going to have fulfilled a promise to myself. However, if you are just first semester and already feel this way I think you owe it...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  17. Buying from co-workers (never again)
    Yeah, I don't buy fundraisers. I can't always do it and if I do it for one person's kiddo and not another it feels mean. I spent plenty on my own kids stuff. I am almost done with those days. I'll...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Nurses continue to eat their young
    That's hot.
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. What do you think of fibromyalgia?
    Oooo, I could see that happening so easily. I had mono when I was pretty young - 17 - but it took me around 7 months to get back to a normal energy level. That is an interesting link....
    Apr 9
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. Seriously?!
    Gag-o-rama. I am glad someone called them on it. That is revolting.
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. How is your schedule set?
    We practice self scheduling where I work. This means I can access the schedule a month to two months in advance and place myself "on" for whichever days I choose. We are required to work four weekend...
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Personal Information
    I have no problem stating which suburb I live in, my marital status, how many kids I have, how long I have been a nurse and what made me go into nursing. These are the standard questions I get. ...
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nurses continue to eat their young
    Those night shifters will eat anything.
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. contact hours
    We use CE Direct through work. I believe your institution has to have purchased membership for it, but the list of facilities is huge, so give it a try. All my CEs are free of charge. I have done...
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Advice for new grads
    I too am finding it is difficult to switch specialties. I would like a different pace than what I have now, but get rejected from specialties other than my own for not having two years in that...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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