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  1. RN wondering is it worth getting BSN
    A lot of the hospitals in my state are moving to BSN only. If you don't have one, fat chance of moving hospitals, or getting any job at all these days. The ones moving to BSN are requiring their...
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Best one sentence handoff report
    They did taped reports in our LTC ward for a while and one morning a coworker came in to "Everyone's fine, crush everything." It's still an inside joke years later.
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. You know it's gonna be a bad day at the home when
    Yup! And you know the staff hugged that patient with love 3 times a day in the last x amount of days they have lived with you. Maybe they were an awful parent but someone is caring for them and...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Male nurse crying!!!
    I think shedding a tear with a patient or family can be completely appropriate at times! If a caregiver sheds a tear with my mom when my nana finally passes, I would appreciate that the caregiver...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  5. Do you work with any super nurses?
    I do work with a really amazing nurse. Someday I hope to grow up to be as good as her. She gets everything done, no matter how small, she never skips anything. Her charting is amazing and although...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Why doesn't the NCLEX include skills demos?
    Well I graduated as an ADN able to do most of the basic skills, thankfully. Because no one was going to teach me in the real world these days. But I guess if you'd have to choose, you might want a...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. Starting in a CCU LTAC from a SNF wound unit
    Sounds like the path my coworkers and I are on, for better or worse. SNF or LTC is worse than new grad in my city! You learned lots of great time management skills in the SNF, and I bet you'll do...
    Dec 3, '11
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  8. holiday pay this year-what??
    We get paid time and a half, but only if you are a full time employee. If you are part time or prn or were hired within the last 90 days you get regular pay. Needless to say if you have been with the...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Dayshifters - do you take a breakfast break as soon as you get to work?
    I generally take 15 minutes to shove some food in my face while I read a chart, look at a lab, etc just after getting report. But "breakfast" is usually a cereal bar or a slice of toast. I'm not...
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Is LTC really a kiss of death for new grads?
    I am going to go with- it depends. In my state the hospitals don't count nursing homes or SNFs as any experience. They state it right in their employment listings. 18 months into my career and I...
    Nov 23, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Not a waitress or barista
    True, but when one decides they really want a frosty, I'm not above taking my yearly lunch break to go get it. They won't eat but a bite but it's worth the trip. I'm jealous of those who haven't...
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I got fired today
    If you didn't even start orientation, I wouldn't even put the place on your application or address it at all.
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Not a waitress or barista
    In my personal nursing world (not necessarily reality, just my personal code) you can get anything you want if you are dying. All others are on their own. I like the idea of telling patients and...
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Gastric lavage in healthy term newborn??
    Maybe you did your OB clinicals at the same hospital as me? I observed this and thought it was an awful thing to do to a newborn. Even the nurse who performed it hated doing it but did it for the...
    Nov 17, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Nursing jobs for RN's....still scarce ?
    If you have experience the jobs are still there. Some rural areas are still hiring new grads. If you're looking in your area call recruiters and check the websites and see what it's like.
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. This Does Not Make Sense - But happens anyway!
    Favorite thread EVER!
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Why are some nurses not grateful for my job?
    Good point. Maybe she requested a sitter and the patient had calmed down, so she felt a little foolish for asking for a sitter. Or maybe the nurse that had requested a sitter has since left, and...
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Why are some nurses not grateful for my job?
    We rarely get sitters, since they must be privately paid for in our facility. I love a good sitter! I know they can't always toilet them, help with ADLs, etc. Like others have said the only issue...
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. LTC, SKILLED almost impossible to get things done
    You get used to it. You learn to manage your time REALLY WELL and while you will still have bad days I find I can still get it done 90% of the time even on those bad days. It takes an extreme amount...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Job Hunting Hard For Former St. Vincent's Worker
    My husband's job is like this. "I make this media for this one outdated test and that's all I do." They pay a fortune for one person to do a job that would have been phased out years ago by any...
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. anyone in northern colorado hire new grads?
    The northern CO hospitals are still hiring new grads, and a couple of years of ER tech experience will make a huge difference. And yes, in CO, being a guy really does make a difference. Men are...
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  22. New Nurse Graduate-ASN
    I am not really sure why anyone would be trying to trick you. But as other's have stated the job market in CO for ASN is a little difficult. If you have previous experience in the medical field...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  23. New graduate moving to colorado please help!
    Very true! SNF was not my area of choice, it was instead the only option after many, many, many, applications. 18 months later and just as many applications it's still my only option. But I've...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  24. ER Nurses please respond....
    All the ER nurses I know in Denver or the suburbs work 12 hours. All the hospitals in town I know of work 12s. Sorry you got no responses but you asked for ER nurses and I haven't seen many local ER...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  25. If I Said on Here What I Wanted to Say.
    I have posted hoping for some real, true, honest to goodness advice and gotten a page full of "nice" responses that meant nothing and didn't help me in the least. I would have appreciated a true and...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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