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  1. Staying comfortable vs. hastening death
    JulesA and Libby1987 I think I was just nervous about the line of keeping comfortable/hastening their death and as a newbie RN I have not seen a lot of active dying. When I was a tech I mostly...
    Apr 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Staying comfortable vs. hastening death
    I am a new nurse and wanted to get feedback. If a patient is a DNR/Comfort measures and actively dying (say from a GI bleed, or disease process that can't be stopped for whatever reason) and becomes...
    Apr 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Post graduation/New nurse adjustment
    I recently graduated, passed the nclex and was hired on the med-surg floor that I was a patient care tech for the last five years. I am wondering if anyone else went through a period of adjustment...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. Take my NCLEX tomorrow, words of encouragement?
    Do something relaxing tonite; get some sleep, drink water and have a good breakfast that won't give you a carb coma. Answer one question at a time and do NOT keep looking at the number you are on....
    Feb 26
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. Should nurses be able to pull chest tubes?
    In every situation check the hospital Policy/Clinical Standards. Beyond that, KNOW your state Nurse Practice Act to know if it is within your scope. I recently heard of several ER nurses and a...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. What organizations do you belong to?
    I am a new RN and am wondering which organizations are generally beneficial to join? I'm also interested in journals that are helpful. I would like to grow as a nurse and also be aware of trends,...
    Feb 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Staying safe or branching out in first RN job?
    Hello, I'm a recent grad and will begin my first RN position soon. I would like opinions on which position to take in light of my experience and goals. I've been working on an adult med/surg...
    Dec 28, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. When to choose a specialty
    I agree with loriangel 14. A good friend of mine went into nursing because he had a son who was severely disabled. He always said he wanted to work pediatrics, but when he did his clinicals he was...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. The Shortest Distance Between Two Points is a Straight Line
    Stair stepper here, too, and I'm 47! After many years doing other things I decided to return to my first love - the idea of nursing. I got my CNA and was fortunate enough to get a job on a rehab...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. CNA's taken off schedule after passing boards?
    This is not the practice my hospital system uses. We have several PST's (CNA on steroids) now that have all finished school, passed their boards and are interviewing within our system for RN...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. An all time low for a new night shifter
    I went on nights at the beginning of this year and have to say I am grateful for a relatively easy adjustment. I have three teenagers at home. I can say I did research and developed a plan for...
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. A nursing student at 48. My journey could be yours...
    THANK YOU! I am 46 years old and went to work at a hospital as a "tech" three years ago to see if this career change/path was indeed for me. Turns out I loved it as much as I thought I would and have...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  13. How did you get your hospital job???
    My first job I went to visit each hospital and by chance met the nurse recruiter. I simply asked her how a new CNA would go about entering a hospital. I shared a little of my goals (to become an RN)...
    Apr 26, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  14. A&P online
    >><< I am finishing A&PI online now with an A. It can definitely be done, and it worked better for me to do it online, but there are a couple qualifiers. First, I had a study buddy who was...
    Apr 26, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. Anatomy Physiology Spring 2012
    I am starting A&PI this semester as well and like you, a bit nervous. I went to a workshop last week intended to give tips for success. I knew it would be tough, but wow, I cam away a little nervous....
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. 24/7 Video Cameras in ICU rooms
    I work on a tele/med surg floor and we have the capability to monitor every room. For awhile we had about six dedicated pt rooms with cameras for those extra confused ones and/or Baker Acts. But it...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  17. Nashville area health/hospital systems with own nursing program?
    Hello, My husband has a career opportunity in the Nashville area. We have been in Florida where I began working as a CNA, then nurse tech/Patient Support Tech, and then got training as a...
    Apr 17, '11
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  18. What do I ask oncologist re: brain tumor? What would YOU do?
    Thanks everyone, I appreciate the thoughts and good wishes. MCYICURN - The situation is peculiar in terms of what the actual patient wants to do. Sadly, either from the ICP or the surgery to put...
    Oct 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What do I ask oncologist re: brain tumor? What would YOU do?
    I have been working as a Patient Support Tech for two years and am in nursing school. This last week a friend of ours was diagnosed with glioblastoma bilaterally at the thalamus, already a high...
    Oct 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. University Community - Pepin Heart - St. Josephs, what's your experience?
    I am curious if anyone has worked for these hospitals and what your experience has been. I have the opportunity to interview at all three and want to hear people's opinions... Thanks, g
    Jan 14, '10
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  21. Disheartened by Administration & need advice
    Diane, Thank you for your reply. Our facility is non-profit so I'm guessing our CEO is just an ass :) I appreciate your response as to how to get pro-active!! I love it and will follow up. Since...
    Sep 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Disheartened by Administration & need advice
    Hello, I am a nurse tech and recently transferred from one unit in a hospital to a newly opened "sister" facility within our system. It is called an LTAC (long term acute care and NO, it is not a...
    Sep 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Rare Illnesses please!
    I recently had a pt with neuroblastofibroma. Nicest guy in the world. Saddest thing to see. Invaded his lungs and spinal cord.
    Sep 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. My boyfriend gets upset when I have to study. Advice please!!!!
    I agree with those who say dump him, BUT you may not want to do you could go the route of saying "Well, you may not like it now but you won't mind when I'm making 50grand..."LOL (I'd still...
    Sep 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. How to pay for life while I go to school?
    Hello, I am curious how everyone managed to pay for life while they went to school. I am a nurse tech at a hospital, a little older than some (43) and want to go to nursing school. BUT at this...
    Sep 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student

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