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  1. Traveling with pets
    I am currently working in home health, and considering a change to travel nursing. Is it feasible (sane!) to do travel nursing if you have pets? I have 3 large dogs that are my "kids". Are there...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  2. Before You Take An Elderly Family Member To The ER
    I like the idea. What I did was use technology. If you have a smartphone (or at the very least, email): Type a list of current meds, medical history, list of physician(s); scan in living will,...
    May 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Life/Career at a Crossroads
    Thanks everyone for all your honest and helpful feedback. You give me confidence in combining my nursing and IT skills to get an informatics position. Does anyone think the upcoming ICD-10...
    May 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  4. Life/Career at a Crossroads
    My career had been on hold this past year being a full-time caregiver. Now that I'm in the job market again, I'd like to pursue IT/informatics. Would like your advice regarding "my chances" of...
    May 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  5. Career change?
    Why do you want to be a nurse? That is the most important question to ask yourself regarding a career change. Look to making a change within your teaching career; if you stick with teaching,...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  6. New to SC
    You didn't mentioned what area of SC... job opportunities are varied depending on where you live. LTC jobs seem more abundant here than hospital-based. Good luck to you.
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: South Carolina Nursing
  7. Got an interview - Help me finish up my preparation!
    Basically, if you passed NCLEX, the hospital already knows you're qualified as an R.N. (albeit a "new" RN that needs lot of coaching and training initially). So, the purpose of the interview is...
    Sep 6, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Travel Nursing
    I've never been in the military, but.... perhaps that's an option for you.
    Sep 6, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Organizing the day shift (transition from nights)
    Thanks for all the tips!
    Aug 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Giving notice on my shift??
    I guess the answer depends on how much notice you plan to give your current employer?
    Aug 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Organizing the day shift (transition from nights)
    I'm finally going back to day shift after working nights for over a year. I'm busy on nights with 6-8 patients-definitely not much sitting around. On days, there will likely be 4-6 Med-Surg patients....
    Aug 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. HELP!!! bad evaluation
    I agree with llg about your next steps. Take an objective look at your performance and I know you will discover things about yourself that you can improve. All new nurses (and even experienced...
    May 20, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Comfortable Shoes
    I think you have to experiment 'til you find the right one for you. I tried Dansko at the advice of a co-worker - tried to break them in for weeks and my feet hurt. Right now, I wear TredSafe...
    Mar 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  14. New MedSurg nurse-seeking advice
    Glad you like it. D=Diet, A=Activity, E=Elimination (Brief, Incont, Foley...), VTE=Venous Thromboembolism (i.e. SCD's, TEDs)
    Feb 23, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  15. New MedSurg nurse-seeking advice
    If you do a search on this site for "brain sheet", "organizer", "time management" etc... you'll find lots of examples. I work on med-surg floor (nights), and went thru numerous formats before I...
    Feb 20, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  16. I'm in my first semester of my BSN, not sure if I can do it.
    I was ready to quit after my FIRST day of classes in nursing school! The work load seemed overwhelming. But I made it, and you will too. Just take a deep breath and tell yourself there's lot of...
    Feb 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Paramedic to RN, ADN or BSN
    First of all, I have the highest respect for EMT's - especially since I'm still getting the hang of starting IV's and you guys and gals are the best at it! The benefits of a BSN are, you can go...
    Feb 14, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Shift assessment... really?
    I was auscultating a pt's abdomen last week during a shift assessment when the patient said "you're the only person who's done that since I was admitted". I was surprised. So, I started...
    Feb 1, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Compatibilities of IV piggybacks
    I agree with RN-Cardiac. Also, someone taught me to program the piggyback infusion so the total VTBI is 5 ml over the amount in the secondary bag. That way, all the piggyback infusion will run...
    Sep 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Part time work- what kind?
    Private duty nursing. I guess there are some "tweeners" out there who need help w/ their elderly parents essentially "sitting" and doing light-duty housework.
    Sep 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. struggling
    This may sound wierd, but what helped me was finally realizing that I CAN'T HAVE a schedule. Sure, one can have a general routine in mind like get report, assess patients, chart, give meds, etc......
    Sep 14, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. In need of some advice
    We share some things in common, so I can relate to your post - such as preferring to sleep 10pm to 6-7a; having never worked nights before; being a new grad slated to work nights. First, being a...
    Jul 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Can You Ask for More?
    Consider the pay PLUS benefits (a 9-to-5 job; continuing education benefits; health/dental/vision insurance; 401K) when deciding on a job salary offer. If the benefits aren't so great, consider this...
    Jul 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. advice
    From your description, you father can answer yes/no questions. Find some time alone w/ him when he's alert. Tell him you'd like to ask him a few simple questions that require yes/no answers and ask...
    Jul 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. If you had to pick two careers/paid hobbies other than nursing...
    I'd like to be: 1) An obscenely wealthy, influential person, acting in a philanthropist role to give money to worthwhile causes. 2) A Dog or Horse Whisperer.
    Jul 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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