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  1. IV starts in nursing schools
    Most hospitals where I am from expect new grads to have all the essential skills when they start working as a nurse. IV starts are part of the nursing skills and it should be at least taught in a...
    Nov 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. IV starts in nursing schools
    The ADN program I graduated from in 2013 teaches IV starts in skills lab using artificial arms. The purpose was to show you the technique because it's nowhere near the same as starting IV's in a real...
    Nov 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Afraid of loosing my job
    Thanks for the advice everyone. I needed to vent my frustrations and now I need to move on because this has been an issue for a while in nursing and my opinions are not going to change anything. It's...
    Nov 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Afraid of loosing my job
    People have all types of personalities whether they are an introvert or extrovert, and that includes nurses. Just because I'm not the nurse that says "you poor baby" or "I'm so sorry you are feeling...
    Nov 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Afraid of loosing my job
    I didn't know that part of a hospital's reimbursement is based on a survey of the patient's experience. Nursing schools should start teaching their students how make their patients feel like they are...
    Nov 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Afraid of loosing my job
    I think you have summed up my whole problem. I don't talk a whole lot and sometimes I have a hard time finding words to say. Whenever I meet patients I usually say the same things when introducing...
    Nov 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Afraid of loosing my job
    This past two weeks have been the worst. First my supervisor wanted to talk to me about techs complaining that I don't want to take patients to the bathroom, which is not true. While I'm in the room...
    Nov 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Prescription drugs, brand name vs generic
    While I was working the other day one of my patients had an allergy to tylox, a name I have never heard of. I looked it up and was surprised to see it was oxycodone-acetaminophen, and percocet was on...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. Criticism
    Some of my problem with decision making has to do with my confidence. Even though I have improved a lot in that respect, I still do not feel like I have a lot of confidence and still at times I doubt...
    Oct 30
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. Criticism
    I had my first annual evaluation and it didn't go as well as I thought it would. I have been a nurse for a little over a year now and believe I have come a long way since I first started. Even though...
    Oct 28
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  11. RN-BSN Program that doesn't require so many prerequisites
    I have an associates degree in nursing and I was looking for a program that doesn't require so many prerequisites to obtain a BSN. I have looked at another program and was told I needed a total of...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  12. Pen light that will last
    Every pen light I have tried eventually stops working. The ones that I have bought are from prestige medical, but all they seem to do is run the battery down and eventually stop working. Is there a...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. Finding friendships outside of work
    I don't really have any hobbies. I have gotten so used to studying and going to class that I didn't think of anything else. When I graduated nursing school all I cared about was finding a job. In my...
    May 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Finding friendships outside of work
    Thanks everyone for the advice. I'll keep looking into finding a group that interests me or finding a hoppy. I have looked at meetup.com but there aren't many groups where I live or at least some...
    May 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Finding friendships outside of work
    . It already seems a little awkward at work when he is there. I like him a little. When we were at the movies I didn't really feel much of anything, no "butterflies"in the stomach,...
    May 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Finding friendships outside of work
    When I was in nursing school I was friends with group of people and it helped a lot with surviving nursing school. I never hung out with them outside of school or clinicals though. I have always been...
    May 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Dealing with calls from work
    I don't keep my phone on me 24/7 because I'm not expecting any calls. If you call someone twice and they don't answer and you are forced to leave a message, I would think it would be smart to move on...
    May 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Dealing with calls from work
    I'll probably just start turning my phone off, it makes it hard to ignore the calls when they call 3 or 4 times in the same day.
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Dealing with calls from work
    I'm a new nurse and I like my job, but I really enjoy my days off too. I work 3 days in a row and most of the time have four days off. On a occasion I'll have 3 days off. I work on a unit where it's...
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Night shift and adjusting on your days off
    Does anyone else that works on night shift have trouble adjusting to sleeping at night on your days off? I usually work three nights in a row and after my last shift I will usually sleep until 3 pm...
    Mar 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. V tach leading to an MI
    What I don't understand is there are lots of cases where people have survived an MI. This pt was on plavix, but had to stop taking it a few weeks before the scheduled surgery and was to continue the...
    Feb 8
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  22. V tach leading to an MI
    This pt had a history of one MI and three stents. He was in the hospital for a non-cardiac issue. He had surgery that day and he was doing okay when I received report and and was doing well when I...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  23. V tach leading to an MI
    Can a patient who has short runs of v tach be at risk for an MI and could it be a warning sign of an impending of an MI?
    Feb 6
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  24. Nursing Needs To Get Back In The Hospitals
    In my opinion, hands on experience goes a long way. You can only learn so much from textbooks and your instructor lecturing you on a certain subject. I graduated from an ADN program where we did lots...
    Feb 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. First code as a new nurse
    I haven't taken ACLS yet. In school we did a sim lab where we did a mock code and I feel like I was supposed to know what to do, but I didn't react. The entire code looked like organized chaos....
    Feb 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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