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  1. Nurses with second jobs
    On my old floor we had to work every other weekend and at least two Fridays a month. For example, we weren't allowed to work every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. The managers needed more availability. I...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Float Nursing
    I'm not a float nurse but I've worked with plenty and have had to float to other floors. Typically the floors that need float nurses have had call-offs, didn't schedule enough people for the census,...
    May 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Best way to keep skills active?
    Perhaps volunteering with a free clinic? I'm not sure what they'd want in terms of previous nursing experience though.
    May 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What is your facility's policy on late patient arrivals?
    Unfortunately, at my clinic, if patients are late we squeeze them in or see if a different doctor in the clinic can see them. I think this only encourages people to continue showing up when they feel...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  5. Unsolicited Warnings....
    I would be cautious around the people saying these things. They may be looking for attention, saying it for shock value or just looking for someone to complain to. The negativity isn't good to be...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Fear of failing? reason to not enter nursing program?
    It may be helpful to schedule an appointment with an admission counselor to discuss required courses for the program and your concerns. Many schools offer assistance in study skills and tutoring.
    Mar 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. BSN Job without License
    Maybe something like sales for a medical device company. If you live near a large research university they may need someone in research without the license. Perhaps a HR Dept would need someone in...
    Mar 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. How to stop crying at clinicals?
    I find that drinking cool water is helpful for holding back tears.
    Mar 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Working Out 6- 7 days a week
    Youtube has some great exercise videos. It gives you a chance to try different things like Zumba, yoga, pilates, and dance in the comfort of your own home. When I get out of work I'm usually too worn...
    Mar 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Code Lavender?!
    Code lavender isn't something that's announced overhead. Managers contact Spirtual Care to institute it and they respond within a certain period of time. It's called for various reasons such as if...
    Mar 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Time to give up?
    Try contacting your school's Career Services department and see what they offer alumni. They might connect you with some resources, help tailor your resume, practice interview skills, etc.
    Jan 21
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Career path
    Just curious if you decided to go the route of Capella. I'm thinking about future plans and was looking into Capella's program as well.
    Jan 14
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  13. Accelerated BSN Degrees (clarification)
    If it were me, I'd slow down and focus on the BSN first. Talk to your advisor and get a plan in place to graduate on time. For non-nursing classes pick a wide variety to explore interests and broaden...
    Jan 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Tips for doctors
    Just saying thank you and showing appreciation means a lot. We are all on the same team and want the best for patients.
    Dec 30, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Pausing IV, clotting?
    If the fluids aren't running and the j loop isn't saline locked then blood can back up in the line and clot off. If the pump keeps beeping check to see if there is air in the line, the tubing is...
    Dec 24, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. Tips for a New RN who starts soon !:)
    Yay! Congrats on the new job! Go in with an open mind. Be willing to learn new things. Bring a little notebook to jot down things. Good luck! ��
    Dec 24, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. manual or electronic BPs in your clinic?
    Both, depending on preference. I use electronic BP because it seems like every time I do a manual pt/family members are trying to talk to me as I'm listening. If I get a reading outside the typical...
    Dec 17, '14
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  18. Ever accepted a job you knew was a mistake?
    I knew in my heart this wasn't a job for me. There were red flags but I rationalized everything away. As soon as I started I saw why there was such high turnover. On a positive note, it gave me...
    Dec 15, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. blue tubex injector
    I used a Carpuject (I think it's the same idea?). Was the only person to use it on the floor. Absolutely loved it and would feel horrible if I lost it.
    Nov 15, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Criticism
    Small talk can be tough, especially with complete strangers and all of the tasks that need to be addressed on your mind. Some nights I'll have pretty much the same conversation with each of my...
    Oct 31, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. New Clinic job
    I made the transition from hospital to clinic and felt like it went fine. We use the same charting program so that helped. The challenge was learning the new policies and procedures. It took me a...
    Oct 22, '14
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  22. Iowa Chronic Care Consortium
    I received a random email from the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium about a clinical health coach training program. This email came completely out of the blue and my co-workers didn't receive it. It...
    Sep 1, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New path to patient centered medical home
    I work in the outpatient setting where we are adopting the patient centered medical home model. I will be a care coordinator of sorts. This is new to us so I'm starting from scratch and haven't...
    Jun 18, '14
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  24. Therapeutic rationale for saline bag stapled to pt's leg?!?
    This sounds really strange! I've seen a pediatric urine collection pouch (can't think of the proper term) over a small weeping area of skin. I've also seen something similar to what the other poster...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. RN to MBA? Anyone else out there?
    I had been thinking of getting an MBA. To test out the extent of my interest I took online businesses courses from a community collage on a part time basis. Ended up getting another associates...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice