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  1. What is your degree in other than nursing?
    BA in Anthropology, Human Biology track. I minored in Spanish.
    Apr 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Leaving 1st job before 1 year
    I'm in the same boat in the same city! I'm stuck in the same hospital for at least another year because I signed a contract though. Penn had a lot of postings recently if you do apply elsewhere,...
    Apr 3
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Best Hospitals in Philadelphia for a New Grad
    Like they said, anywhere that will hire you.
    Mar 27
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  4. Sitter breaks
    We give breaks an assigned time, so everyone knows when the 1:1 needs coverage. We break up the 15s and 30 min break. They are written with the assignment so breaks don't overlap. I sat on my fair...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Grad nurse residency wants 3 year commitment
    My contract states I have to pay 6k if I leave before 2 years. It's not ideal, but it is the only offer I got lol. I have the option of transferring in-house after a year though, so if my floor isn't...
    Jan 18
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Hating my job
    I've been off orientation about two months too. I had a realization that although I really wanted this job to work for me long-term, it likely will be one I leave in a year. That being said, I'm so...
    Jan 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. How should I approach my coworker?
    Have you tried calling her "old lady" in response to her calling you a "little girl"? I'm sure it won't solve your problems but it might make her get the point on the nickname :P
    Jan 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. question about pressure ulcer..
    Is it over the bony prominence? I've been told by my wocrns that what I thought was pressure related breakdown was moisture related, and the reasoning they had was that the wound was not over a bony...
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Question for new grads...
    Yes, but it depends on where you live and what job you want.
    Jan 7
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Accelerated BSN and ADN programs route; Which to choose?
    As someone who completed an ABSN, there are a lot of factors. There is very little financial aid for a 2nd bachelor's, and ADN programs tend to be a lot less expensive . It also depends on where you...
    Jan 5
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. Concerns about getting a job after graduation
    My area is very competitive and my externship got me my job. Of my core NS friend group, the only one who didn't get a job immediately is the only one who didn't work as a tech or extern. That being...
    Jan 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. I'm tired if being the new "new" nurse
    I hear you! I feel like a little girl at the adult table. I know I personally need an attitude adjustment and to remind myself that everyone was new once, even if some of my coworkers forget that. I...
    Jan 3
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Opinions please
    If you already have a signed offer, you can tell them now as a courtesy, but you don't have to say anything at all. I just wouldn't mention it until the job is written in stone.
    Jan 1
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. No more phlebotomist in the hospital?!
    I can't imagine 6-7 tele patients without techs to help me with EKGs and lab draws when I can't get to them. But what is the need for RT? Serious question.
    Dec 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Bedside Nurse Practitioners
    I hear you on not being able to reach someone for a non-emergent order, but isn't that a different problem? Wouldn't it be easier to resolve that issue rather than create an entirely different...
    Dec 30, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  16. In regards to NCLEX study book while in RN school
    Worry about nursing school while in nursing school, in my opinion! Lord knows there's enough content in those textbooks. For my NCLEX prep, I used Kaplan (was part of my NS tuition and curriculum, so...
    Dec 30, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. Do we have to know everything???
    I was a pharmacy technician for 6.5 years, then I went to nursing school, and I studied the meds that I "knew" were going to be on the NCLEX. Naturally, I got questions almost exclusively with...
    Dec 28, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. Recently passed NCLEX...looking for job in NJ, PA area...need recommendations
    Philly is hard right now for new grads. My friends who got jobs almost exclusively worked as techs or externs and had a connection. I know CHOP pays less than other hospitals in the area but since...
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  19. How to count clinical hours
    I was told to put my clinicals on my resume by an administrator at my nursing school. Then, at a job fair, I had two different HR reps ask me why I did that. One got really uppity because he saw so...
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  20. Totally depressed.......and
    I got a lot of SATA questions on the NCLEX, possibly even a third of my 75. Kaplan was included in my nursing school's tuition, so it was my main resource for studying. I felt that the SATA was more...
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. Working during Nursing School
    You won't make more money as a nurse, but why would you? Of all my friends, the only one who didn't get a job right away was the only one who didn't work in a hospital beforehand. Without my...
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  22. Bedside Nurse Practitioners
    Who checks that professional's decision? As a bedside nurse, I am an additional person that checks an order. I have caught things that pharmacy and the doctor missed. But, I have made mistakes too. I...
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  23. How do you deal with death?
    I work in oncology, so if/when patients die on the floor, it is usually after a long, hard fight. I am just relieved when they aren't suffering anymore. It gets to you, though, seeing people that you...
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How soon did you get pulled?
    How soon after becoming a nurse is too soon to get pulled to another floor? Is there a timeframe your unit goes by, or is it based on the maturity of the individual nurse? I've been off...
    Dec 25, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Does going to a "top-rated" nursing school really make a difference?
    I went to a nationally recognized school. Ppl were usually impressed when I told them where I graduated from, but frankly, my school's program could have used a serious curriculum overhaul during...
    Dec 24, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student