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  1. Experience with switching from med/surg to a different specialty?
    I completed 2 years of med surg on an ortho floor as well. I got tired of the management issues, understaffing, mean patient/families etc of the hospital and decided to try my hand at something else...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. Is nursing killing me :/?
    I girl I used to work with had palpitations while working on our med surg floor. She went to the ED and had an EKG done that night and her results were abnormal. A few weeks later she quit and...
    Mar 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Procedures to brush up on
    That depends on the floor you'll be working on. There are different skills for Ortho versus Neuro or Oncology. While working on Ortho for two years I did all of the following: Foley Insertion IV...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  4. Team leader "helping me find a new job"
    I took your post like Esme did as well. If she wanted to get rid of you she'd just fire you. If my manager was willing to help me find a better job I'd gladly let her. She's helping you make the...
    Jan 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. The Shenanigans Involved With Scripting
    I used scripting once in the hospital and my patient laughed at me. I never used it again. This one: "Is there anything I can do to make you more comfortable? I have the time!" bothered me the...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Giving report
    Probably highlighting their report sheets in various colors and inks, fixing their hair in the bathroom mirror, chatting with another nurse, going around saying hi to the patients even though we'll...
    Jan 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. December 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Frequent flyer applies to you in more ways than one!
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  8. What is the funniest or most embarrassing nursing experience you've had
    Still remember, as a nursing student working in the ED, attempting to change a bag of IV fluids with out flipping the old bag over first. Fluid went all over my patient and me. I spent the rest of...
    Nov 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. does anyone else dread the clinicals?
    I disliked clinicals for the simple fact that when I was being observed by my clinical instructor I tended to forget the skills I learned in class. Everything felt like it was in slow motion and...
    Nov 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. I regret forever not going to medical school
    One of the surgeons I worked with was a clerk and then an RN. He went on to be one of the best orthopedic surgeons in our area. It can be done if you have the determination. :)
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Why do nurses clean off their shoes at work?
    This is the only reason why I would wipe my shoes off while at work. I once had a patient pee on the floor beside the bed and I didn't see it until I was standing in it. Other than that I don't see...
    Aug 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. "I don't want an admit..."
    I know it must be frustrating for those working in the ED. It's not your fault being the nurse. Trust me. I understand. You have to move patients. That's your job. I just wish they wouldn't come...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Am I the only one who hates 12 hour shifts??
    Working 5 8 hrs shifts on a med surg floor would be horrible. I'm switching to 5 8 hrs shifts in a clinic setting and I can't wait to begin. 12 hr shifts are nice on day shift. I wasn't so tired, but...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. "I don't want an admit..."
    If I had a charge nurse like you I wouldn't b**ch and moan, but the nurses we have give an admission right at shift change when they see that the floor nurses are running around like crazy, don't...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. What helped you in your first year / semester of nursing school?
    The first 2 semesters of nursing school were the most frustrating semesters. Teachers toss a lot of information at you and expect you to retain and apply it to clinical right away. There's little...
    May 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. You might be a night shifter if...
    Maybe they SHOULD sleep since they probably stayed up all night anyway... Hahaha
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Just finished first year... asked to redo orientation
    Memory issue aside, why did they allow you to finish a year before telling you that you were missing the small stuff? Seems kind of late I think.
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Quitting?
    You are definitely not alone. I've thought about quitting my job almost every day since starting. I switched to the night shift on my unit thinking that it would help and now I just feel drained and...
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  19. What Is It Like?
    Awesome answer!
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  20. Which schedule would you rather work?
    I like 12 hr shifts. Like people said above, you work 3 days then you're done for the week.
    May 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I'm tired of it!
    Yes, yes, yes! I dislike when patients and their families wait until after the doctor leaves and then come up with 10,000 questions they should have asked the doc before they left. They then ask you...
    May 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. nurse to patient ratio orthopaedic floor?
    Where I work we have 5-6 RNs with 6 patients each, 4 techs (on a good day), yesterday we had 2 for 27 people..., and 1 unit secretary. It's the same for nights except they have no unit secretary....
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  23. Failed my first time
    Aww -hugs- I used Saunders 4ed cd as well as LaCharity. I also cracked open Pharmacology Made Insanely Easy just because I have a hard time remembering medications. I didn't review every medication,...
    Aug 20, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 2
    Congrats!:clpty:
    Aug 8, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. How long did it take before you received your NCLEX RN results?
    Congrats!!
    Aug 7, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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