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  1. Thank goodness for the rest of the staff
    I'm a new grad, on my first job in a specialized unit. It's extremely stressful work (I dream about it quite often), the patients are really ill and we also get a lot of patients from other...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. Any good "nurse" shows on tv?  Netflix?
    ER will always have a place in my heart for the most well depicted nurses--- always overworked, fighting with management about staffing, dealing with idiot docs and knowing their stuff. People...
    Jan 20
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  3. Nightmares, hate going to work 99% of the time
    Hi, I'm two months into my first job as an RN on a highly specialized unit. The patient to nurse ratio is fairly low due to the complexity of the work (mornings - 3 or 4, evenings 4 or 5, nights 6...
    Jan 18
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Starting on the bone marrow transplant unit - help!
    Thank you, this was reassuring.
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  5. Starting on the bone marrow transplant unit - help!
    Hi, I'm about to start my first nursing job as a nurse on the bone marrow transplant unit. I know what a lot of you are thinking- not a good place to work straight out of school- but I really like...
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  6. Moving from student to nurse
    Hi, I'm happy to post this in the RN forum after finally finishing my BSN a few months ago and passing my exam. However, i'm TERRIFIED of starting my new job in a few days. I feel that all the...
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  7. Random TB question
    Thank you.
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Random TB question
    Can TB start off as full blown TB or does it have to have a Latent phase first? my common sense says that it starts off active then switches to latent... but for some reason I can't find and answer.
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Best Nursing Quotes
    I used to say that my favourite quote was from Legally Blonde "exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy, happy people don't kill other people"----- BUT, only after seeing Patch Adams...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What if you're still unsure what kind of nurse you want to be?
    It's that time. I'm 3 months away from my national licensing exam (eek!) and every 2nd person I meet or that hasn't spoken to me in a while asks "so where do you want to work?" (where=what kind of...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Do you remember the moment?
    People here talk about the great and amazing nurses they encountered--- I'm the opposite. My grandmother was hospitalized in a geriatric rehabilitation ward, had a tracheostomy and a colostomy. A...
    May 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. What was your "Oh, wow--- I really DO make a difference" moment?
    I was just being nostalgic and thought about that moment with a patient that really made me realize that I can make a difference. I was in my 2nd year of my BSN, and I was on the Oncology ward. I...
    May 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. What helped you in your first year / semester of nursing school?
    Nothing helped me. My first year sucked.... I got the hang of it in my 3rd year of my BSN.
    May 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. question about Port -a cath in kids... very random.
    Yes, thank you.
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Today I screwed up...
    Everyone screws up... My big mistake was throwing my smock in the regular rubbish and not the "contaminated" one--- and it was the cleaner who told me off! but, I learned from it--- and my respect...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Today I screwed up...
    Everyone screws up... My big mistake was throwing my smock in the regular rubbish and not the "contaminated" one--- and it was the cleaner who told me off! but, I learned from it--- and my respect...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. question about Port -a cath in kids... very random.
    I'm looking through a powerpoint presentation, and the instructor wrote "Hickman and PICC 2 ml of 20 U Heparin to "wash" (English is not the language i'm taught, so i'm translating here) in a child...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Does anyone else have to study about bio-chem-nuclear warfare?!
    I'm curious, does anyone else have to study how to deal with a chemical / biological / nuclear attack? I swear this is the 4th time i'm taking a test that somehow includes this stuff in the reading...
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Simulation labs
    I wish my university had sim labs... they don't have the money for it. We just have the regular labs with empty beds, not robotic patients. I completely agree that it would be more constructive to...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Is this cheating?
    I really believe that making a class take the same test right after another class already did it is extremely stupid of the administration. Cheating? I don't know.... but I agree with the above...
    Oct 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Class of 2013 anyone?
    We start here in two weeks. First up is my pediatrics clinical *gulp*
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Class of 2013 anyone?
    September 2013 (4yr BSN program)... *drumroll please*
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. iPhone?
    I don't understand why this post was moved. Asking about an Iphone in the general nursing student forum seems right. If things are moved to very specific places, people won't read them. Less people...
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  24. Cranial Nerve Assesment
    I posted a youtube video on the subject. part 1 for overview and mnemonic, part 2 for specific function. Hope this helps. part 1: How to remember Cranial Nerves part 1 - YouTube part 2: How to...
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. The Nerves!
    Practicing over and over again calms the nerves. Because that way you remove or at least diminish the emotional part of the stressor- and you can become a calm thinking machine. If you want to try...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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