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  1. What is our job description anyway?
    :yes: Thanks for that, I needed it today!
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Anatomy and Physiology help
    All good sites, but remember that the test material will (should) come directly from the assigned texts. Learn the information from the texts as much as you can, and only use the support materials...
    May 16, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. Healing the Hospital Hierarchy
    EHR has helped with orders themselves.....but I have yet to see a section in ours where we can place important, but non urgent, information needs that a patient has requested...."Dr. So-n-So, on your...
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. Humorous Assistantís Evaluation Memo
    Holy Moly, THAT is HI-LAR-EEEEE-OUS!:roflmao: Keeping for future use....
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  5. I can't sleep!!!
    Routine Routine Routine! I usually work 3 NOC 12s (7-7) in a row, I have a family with kids who for some reason do not want to be nocturnal to suit my job, so here's my sleep hygiene equipment and...
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  6. Love my fellow nurses!
    Yay Nurse Wonderful! AND yay kiyasmom! While I know it was hard to turn down this situation, I know you did the right thing. And I love how "gung-ho" got called out.......amazing!
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  7. Noncompliant
    Isn't that the truth sometimes? Seriously, just had a pt <60 years old, "looked" healthy, husband all up in the business about ALL her meds (21+, sheesh!), insisting on ambien even tho she was just...
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. oxygen sTaturations
    The verbal ones are cringe worthy, but what REALLY drives me bonkers is when emails arrive with titles such as "Procedure Update on Suringe Disposal" ----and they all come from our clinical nurse...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. The good, the bad, and the ugly
    The sooper dooper good: Able to go part time, and now I AM part time :yes: The bad: I'm now legit cheap enough that I cant/won't hire a cleaning service. :no: The ugly: Now that I'm home a lot...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Getting Your Desired Position 101
    Nice work Boston! Just a little add. If you live in an area that has its own nursing schools that are feeding new grads to the health care system, AND you are applying from out of town....think...
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  11. New grad, bullied at report.
    HouTx, RIGHT ON! Not every conflict is bullying! --Lobot
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. New grad, bullied at report.
    Newbie, I had that happen, too! Realize the other nurse is the one who really has an issue here. Can all nurses give a better report? Yep, and I think no matter how long you've been a nurse,...
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Do you work at Hilton?
    Just because I wanna stir the pot a little...there is research out there that caffeine in the form of regular coffee after surgery, including bowel surgery, assists in the return of normal...
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. PO medicine administration
    Mugs, GrnTea is right, it gets easier. Here are some observations I have about those lovely little unit dose packs, how I tend to do it, and other such stuff: 1. First, your hands gotta be clean....
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. What do you indicate when they ask "Salary Requirement"?
    I guess I might be so gutsy as to contact HR and ask what the starting wage is for a new grad RN in acute care. A number of larger hospitals hire new grads in waves and have a standard start wage for...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  16. New Grad Quitting After Less Than a Year (advice!)
    Sorry if this has been said before...but your employer, per your post, doesn't know jack. Get over it, give a professional notice, make plans and start getting ready for the interview/job hunt...
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. No luck with a new grad job- should I go back to school?  Any nurse managers around?
    What about RN refresher courses through a community college? That might help demonstrate that although you had a little hiatus, you are doing things to keep fresh. It's usually a class or two, and...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  18. What's the craziest thing a patient or family member has said to you?
    Too true! What makes me say "what the heck?" over and over is something I hear at least once every couple of shifts. I work med surg, lots of knees and hips, gastric bypass, appys, and plastics. I...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Assuming The Nurse Role
    Soliloquiy take heart! I'm so glad that you are having this realization in school, rather than a total reality shock and no foreshadowing before you land your first coveted nursing position. Not all...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. The Lousy, Awful, Crazy, Rotten, *Really* Bad Day
    Viva, you've got to save all these "goodies" and compile them. You've got a great book in all your stories!
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Still overwhelmed...
    One thing to consider is that schools w/ a clinical component will get you face time with potential employers, be they clinics, dialysis, HH, etc., and maybe even acute care. That is one thing I...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. Refusing a Clinical assignment
    Wow, this one ("refusal") can be a slippery slope in terms of your relationship with your clinical instructor AND how they view you. In general, try to avoid ever saying, "I don't know how to do X" ...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Who enjoys med/surg??
    I love med/surg! It can be crazy busy, but like amm1255 said, if you have good organization, it does a lot to make a good shift. If I were in your shoes, I would jump at the chance. Pay off...
    Jun 14, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  24. Can you walk into the NCLEX-RN exam with gum in your mouth?
    IMO, there could be few things much worse in this time of you life than realizing, "I would be an RN by now, but I chewed gum....."
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. Question about tamsulosin post surgery....
    Yep, we follow SCIP guidelines and have goals to discontinue foleys POD#1. I'm just wondering if anyone has seen docs trying tamsulosin in the older gents to stave off the "I can't pee"...
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing