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  1. Working in Hospice
    Thank you so much for taking the time to respond. I have always been against agency nursing- I wouldn't mind doing it for dialysis since I feel that I have a decent background but I certainly...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. Working in Hospice
    I have worked in dialysis for four years but would like to work in hospice prn. I have always had an interest in hospice and could use your advice. I am learning that it is hard to switch over from...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. Acute vs. Chronic Dialysis
    I have an opportunity to go to acute dialysis but have always worked in chronic. What are the pluses and minuses? It is a good idea to switch over or should I try prn? It is based in a hospital so...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. DaVita - Advice - RN Shadowing Interview
    I would ask questions about patient to staff ratio. I have heard positive and negative things about Davita. I think that it depends on your manager and coworkers. I really like dialysis but had a...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. RNs who quit dialysis
    I started working in dialysis in 2010. I was very stressed and overwhelmed at the beginning. If I didn't need the money and the health insurance I would have quit right away. It has been almost four...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  6. Dialysis Start Time
    I have been working in dialysis for a while now and really like it. I like working 4/10 hour days and the relationship that you build with your patients. What I really dislike is the 4:30 start...
    Mar 30
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  7. What should EVERY nurse know about Dialysis
    Dialysis patients are the most stubborn people that I have ever met. They know what they are supposed to do and the diet that they are supposed to follow but most of them could care less. I have...
    Mar 30
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  8. I'll be completely honest with you...
    My goal is to work in Peds. I am working on my BSN and hope that this will be my way in. I love reading About your positive experience !
    Sep 22, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  9. "Difficult" Patients
    Since I work at a dialysis clinic I have the blessing of being graced by the same patients over and over. Most of them are fabulous but some of them not so much... One patient in particular always...
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. ANY Case Managers at United Health?
    This does not sound like a good place to work for... I recently had a phone interview with the company and will rethink my career change.... I also had a negative review from another nurse that had a...
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  11. Overwhelmed
    I just recently switched jobs and it isn't easy. At my last job we had an hour lunch and it seems as if the Nurses barely get a minute at my new job.... However, sometimes we have to make sacrifices...
    May 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. First RN job: Med Surg/Renal... ADVICE!!!!!
    I appreciate this advice because I am starting on a Med/Surg floor Monday- I will go through orientation first but start working with my preceptor the 2nd week. I am coming from a dialysis clinic and...
    Apr 21, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  13. Switching Jobs
    I am switching jobs- my first job as a RN has been at a dialysis clinic and I am going to a Med/Surg floor. What advice can you give to me? I am afraid that I will not catch on fast enough... They...
    Apr 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Working at a hospital
    Thanks guys!
    Feb 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Feeling depressed with new job as a nurse...
    Being a new Nurse is very overwhelming- it took me over a year to feel more comfortable at my job. That is the thing with Nursing- you just have to keep showing up and going through the motions. The...
    Feb 14, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Working at a hospital
    I am a newer Nurse and want to work at a hospital. I tried to straight out of Nursing school but couldn't get hired... I work at a dialysis clinic and working at a hospital scares me. It is easy to...
    Feb 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. The Mockery of Nursing
    LOL. A Nurse at work said that all Nursing school students should have to be an aide for a month... I am sure that it would change a lot of minds.
    Feb 14, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. The Mockery of Nursing
    Thankfully I passed the NCLEX on the first try but can you really take it five times? And I am amazed at some of the people that I graduated with. If I walked into a room and they were the Nurse I...
    Feb 14, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. The long anticipated wait
    I was able to find out the day after for my LPN and RN boards but it still bothers you until you know. I can't imagine waiting a week or a month. And to think they had to wait for weeks to get the...
    Feb 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Transitioning from Dialysis to Med Surg
    Yes, the pm spot seems to be key when starting out. That is one good thing about dialysis- the hours are early for the most part and you have Sundays off (with chronic dialysis.) However, the early...
    Feb 11, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  21. The long anticipated wait
    Yes, I know this feeling ALL too well!
    Feb 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Transitioning from Dialysis to Med Surg
    I work in chronic dialysis but have heard that acute can be very, very different. I like it but still aspire to change careers. That is what is so nice about Nursing- it is such of a vast field. I...
    Feb 11, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  23. Transitioning from Dialysis to Med Surg
    I am also a Dialysis Nurse and I can totally relate to where you are coming from. I am also looking at switching to the med/surg route because I would like to work in Peds eventually. Feel free to...
    Jan 31, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  24. Is Dialysis considered Critical Care?
    Yes, but for the hospital you need your BSN.
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  25. Is Dialysis considered Critical Care?
    Do you do dialysis at hospitals? This sounds interesting instead of being stuck at a clinic all day. I imagine the pay is better too?
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology


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