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  1. Failure is An Option; A New Grad Story
    Congrats on succeeding and not giving up.
    May 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Working in the Northwest Territories
    Check with the BON of whatever state you're interested in.
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  3. Shift Cancellations (Please HELP!!)
    That stinks. Speak to your manager about this. The places I've worked usually had a sign up sheet for cancellations...or they rotated who was cancelled. You may want to try finding another job or at...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Leave new RN job before orientation starts
    You have to do what you feel you need to do. You'll be burning bridges with one hospital...but fulfilling your dream at another. Pursue your dream of being an ER nurse. Just call the other hospital...
    Mar 7
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. When do hospitals do most of their hiring?
    I believe that each region is different. I live in the southeastern United States. Our busy season is from November to April. Thus you're pretty much guaranteed to be hired during this season....
    Mar 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Studied constantly, still got a D on first test.
    From what you said, you have severe test anxiety. These are definitely issues that need to be tackled....therapy...and Xanax if needed. It also sounds like you're overstudying. Take frequent breaks...
    Mar 7
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Is the California Board of Nursing Manipulating their Nursing Shortage?
    I've heard of various states not accepting Excelsior's curriculum as satisfactory for meeting their nursing requirements. Unfortunately, it looks like you'll have to start school all over...
    Feb 16
    Forum: California Nursing
  8. explosive co-worker
    If you think that he is dangerous to patients or impaired at work, you have every right to report him. Always use your chain of command...in your case, the supervisor...but if they haven't done...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. need help deciding on preceptorship units
    Seems like you know the areas you don't like...so my advice...avoid those areas.
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Hospital Converting Practice to Only Metric
    The various hospitals that I've worked at have strictly used the metric system. As far as doing it, basic math skills come in handy. After a while, you get used to it.
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What's in your nurse bag?
    I use a cosmetics case where I store my EKG calipers, scissors, dry erase marker, lots of pens, and personal pharmacy (e.g., tylenol) for when work gets rough.
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. forced to come in on days off?
    I'm not sure what your call policy is but the nurses should have call pay for having to be on call. If they refuse to cover the shift, then the call pay should be cancelled and disciplinary action...
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Theme song to your Nursing career?
    I have been saying this same thing for years...but others say it's insensitive. :saint:
    Feb 13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. Shabbat issues
    I have to agree with what the other posters have said. I don't believe it's being Jewish that's preventing you from being hired, but the inability to work Friday evenings and Saturdays. Christians...
    Feb 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Would you hold Metformin fot a BS level of 149
    I would have still given the metformin. There's little chance of hypoglycemia with use of metformin. You also have to consider other factors such as is the patient eating, hx of frequent...
    Feb 13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Weather Policy
    I live in sunny So Fla but we do get the occasional hurricane. Most jobs have a policy that nursing must still report to work. Team A works during the hurricane and must report to work before the...
    Feb 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. GN to NP in <1yr
    @Susie2310 I'm glad you're happy with the care you've received from your provider. Personally, I love to see PAs and NPs. I have never met my doctor in all the years that I've been going to his...
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. GN to NP in <1yr
    People are misinformed if they think that since they're unable to find a RN job that they should pursue the NP track. The NP track is tough and like the majority of nursing...those seeking to hire a...
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. New Grad Job Searching 8 months later
    The only thing I can say is to keep applying and start showing up in person. Turning down a job in this economy is not advised...but I understand about your wedding so I don't blame you. Look for...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  20. January 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "I always knew my nursing student loans would find me...but did they have to deliver it on Christmas."
    Jan 7
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  21. What's the nurse-patient ratio in your unit?
    Critical Care typically 2:1. 3:1 when short-staffed or simply at a poor facility.
    Jan 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. MICU Interview
    They may ask you to describe a time when you helped solve a problem. They may also ask why you want to work in their particular unit and ICU in general. They may also give you a clinical scenario and...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  23. Nurses with a disability
    Being on Zoloft is not an issue. However, as previously mentioned, not being able to handle the physical demands of floor nursing may be an issue. You may want to consider a less laborious field of...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  24. Forceps Delivery Crushes Baby's Skull, Caused Death
    This is a nightmare for any parent. My heart goes out to this family. We only have one side of the story here. However, if it's true that he even had the gall to put his foot up on the bed as he was...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. Hypothetical Situation
    The nurse in this situation is completely wrong. The entire situation is unethical and he could face discipline from the BON. He should not have been having an affair with the mother of his patient. ...
    Jan 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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