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  1. Did You Go Into Nursing For One Specialty?
    I was almost in the same situation as you are, OP. The only difference is, I knew I wanted to go back to school and become a nurse first and then subsequently fell in love with NICU. Before I even...
    Dec 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Should I pursue a career as a registered nurse or elementary teacher?
    If it's as simple a question as nurse vs. teacher, I would go with nurse. There are so many different fields of nursing you can go into. You can even teach as a nurse, but you can't nurse as a...
    Dec 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Has anyone mistaken you for a punching bag at work?
    One time, a patient spat food at me and later on had the audacity to shoot pee on me!! ...
    Nov 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Are all nurses perpetually exhausted?
    Not exhausted but tired, yes. If I don't work my days in a row and just have a day or two off here and there it feels like I am perpetually working. And I want to do less on my days off. If I have at...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. graduating in may, getting married
    I would only tell them if your wedding & honeymoon would interfere with the orientation time. For example, if you start your job in September and know that you have a 2 month orientation, you have to...
    Nov 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. What can you tolerate the least?
    This. I'm a NICU nurse so no bodily fluid has grossed me out, but looking at the contents of a suction cannister is pretty disgusting and makes me gag.
    Nov 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Why did you become a nurse?
    1. Got tired and bored of working 5 days a week at a desk job 2. Wanted more meaningful, altruistic work 3. Wanted a job where I could work part-time after starting a family and still make decent...
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    They keep updating the article on CNN. It was last updated about half an hour ago. But the first article had said it was the ER nurse who took care of him during his 2nd ER visit. So now I guess...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  9. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    I've seen it in a couple of reports. Here's one from CNN: Ebola: Texas nurse tests positive - CNN.com
    Oct 12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  10. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    The "healthcare worker" was an ER nurse that took care of him during his second visit to the ER. Reports say she was wearing a gown, gloves, mask, and shield. She wasn't wearing the "spacesuit" type...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  11. Further studies for NICU
    I think CNL is the only Master's (in nursing) that you can get with the intention of still working at the bedside. We have many CNLs working on our unit. Many of them (not all) have taken the...
    Sep 13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Is using sucrose in neonates a good idea?
    I did a research report on the use of oral sucrose in neonates in nursing school and read the Cochrane review. All of the studies on this subject concluded that oral sucrose use before minor painful...
    Sep 13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Throwing out pillows!? Does anyone else do this!?
    My gosh. I'm sure the same people who are arguing about how wasteful it is to throw out pillows and about how clean once excrement-laden washcloths are after they are washed would not blink an eye if...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Throwing out pillows!? Does anyone else do this!?
    That was very informative. I knew hospital laundry is done differently, but no one could ever tell me how it was different and I never cared enough to look it up! I still think it's wrong to use...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Throwing out pillows!? Does anyone else do this!?
    I think it's disgusting that some hospitals use the same washcloths to clean someone's excrement, then put that washcloth with all the other laundry where it gets mixed with other non-excrement laden...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. July 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "She said if she keeps working overtime shifts at her new job, she'll be able to pay off her nursing school loans and move out within 10 years"
    Jul 25
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  17. Beginning in a level 3 NICU..any tips?
    When it comes to nursing care, definitely ask questions and do not try to pretend that you know everything right off the bat. When it comes to learning about the environment of the unit, how things...
    Jun 24
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. June 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "Management didn't seem to like my idea of cloning myself to prove I can work well with others."
    Jun 6
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  19. May 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "I confide in so many people, but you're the only one who hangs around and really listens."
    May 15
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  20. What's in your nurse bag?
    Nursing stuff: stethoscope, scissors, hemostats, mini-calculator, pens, Sharpie, penlight, little notebook for notes/info to jot down, long-sleeve scrub jacket Personal stuff: Definitely snacks...
    Feb 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. February 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "Hey, you must be the famous Nurse Hoyer I've heard so much about."
    Feb 9
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  22. February 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "I always thought that learning how to make an occupied bed in nursing school was overrated."
    Feb 5
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  23. Looking to change our current practice regarding OG/NG tubes.
    We use one tube, usually a 6F and vent after feeds.
    Jan 9
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. IV insertion issues
    Wow it's been almost a year since I started this thread and I'm happy to say that I've been kicking some rear-end on IVs for the past 6 months now. I was going too deep before. Tips for people...
    Jan 7
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Baths on your unit
    Wow our unit is so different. We weigh all babies every day regardless of their status. We have no set in stone policy on baths. It's really up to the nurse's discretion. For feeder/growers, they...
    Jan 6
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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