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  1. What would you do in this situation? (If you know it all ;) )
    Give lasix and continue to monitor. Counseling is definitely not the first priority.
    Jun 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Comfortable living?
    Same. I do not like to carry cash. I use credit cards for groceries and miscellaneous items, then pay the balance within the month.
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Comfortable living?
    Working overtime or a second job is a personal decision. However, if your goal is to live comfortable while building wealth, living below your means is the key. Many depend on the overtime to live...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What is considered a failing grade in Practical Nursing school?
    Usually, if a student is averaging 60 percent that indicates that they have not mastered the subject material. This later becomes problematic in the workplace when it is evident that the new grad...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  5. Psychiatric nursing diploma
    There is no easy route in nursing. If you have this misconception, you're in for a shock. Research some of the job descriptions for RNS, LPNS and RPNS to get a feel for the expectations before you...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  6. Comfortable living?
    Just wondering what you're defining as miscellaneous expenses for 1590? That's quite high for misc if you are budgeting. Depending where you live AND how you budget, an RN salary is adequate. Have...
    Jun 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. A question about food
    My facility is always short staffed, the norm these days. They would never consider catering to the staff, even for a fee. The focus is patients and families. Furthermore, I can prepare high...
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Sex, Porn & Roto-Prone Beds.....
    I agree. However, the internet brings all kinds, which makes things interesting. There are definitely quite a few odd posts lately. I usually click off the ones I would rather not engage in.
    Jun 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Loco-Parentis
    While it's clear OP that you have had some interesting experiences during your nursing career, I have to wonder why all of your posts contain sexual references? Just seems a little odd. Maybe it's...
    Jun 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Why did you come to allnurses?  What made you stay?
    I've been a member for 5 years. I made a friend on AN shortly after joining and landed a job through this person. AN was a huge comfort, since I worked permanent nights and had relocated thousands...
    Jun 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Sex-ed
    This thread as well as the other two threads initiated by the OP have been interesting, to say the least.
    Jun 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. First Choice Nurse; Second ???
    Personal trainer or massage therapy. Both interest me but neither career pays well.
    Jun 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I'm a sexless nurse
    If your female patient requests a female nurse for her comfort level, that's one thing. You will have the occasional request. However, to surmise that all female patients, or most female patients...
    Jun 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. New Grad RN that just moved to Calgary... I need advice! :)
    LTC is not what it used to be and the population is more acute than when I started in LTC 5 years ago. LTC has become acute/palliative, meaning that when the patient is admitted, they are medically...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  15. New Grad RN that just moved to Calgary... I need advice! :)
    AHS prioritizes their internal applicants first, and there are 50-100 on average for every posted position these days. The internal applicants have been facing challenges for years, related to hiring...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  16. Pay grade: experienced nurse vs new grad
    When nurses were in demand (10+ years ago) compensation was good. Now that employers can be selective, they don't care if employees walk. It never hurts to ask for a raise, but be prepared for no.
    Jun 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Are you allowed retaking same tests/assignments in nursing school?
    There were no re-writes of tests or make up assignments provided during my program unless the student had disclosed a learning disability and provided documentation.
    Jun 15
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  18. Pay grade: experienced nurse vs new grad
    You do have a valid point. Unfortunately, without a union facilities will pay whatever they want.
    Jun 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Nursing Debt and Salary in Canada
    Many recent grads are hired into casual or temporary positions to start. Casual has no guaranteed hours, so you could have full time hours one month and two shifts the following month. Full time...
    Jun 13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  20. Alberta LPN job hunt! :0
    All postings are reviewed closely due to workforce transformation and budgetary constraints. Positions are posted but may or may not be filled and there are 50-100 internal applicants for each...
    May 29
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  21. Alberta LPN job hunt! :0
    OP you are now an external applicant. Internals are plentiful and they are facing challenges with finding work. Apply to everything you can.
    May 29
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  22. Which was more stressful: nursing school or actually working as a RN?
    Nursing school was easy by comparison. Stick to the formula, obtain the grades. Rinse and repeat. I am seriously contemplating a Master's. Working is much more stressful: chronic under staffing,...
    May 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. ON nurse wanting to transfer to AB
    The hiring freeze comes in waves, and has been on/ off for at least three years. Internal applicants of AHS are selected above out of Province applicants, and most positions have 50+ applicants,...
    May 26
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  24. How to eat on night shift
    Same as others: I ate breakfast at 1800 (usually smoothie or oatmeal with berries). 2230: Dinner: Chicken or fish with vegetables. 0230: Yogurt, fruit or granola for snacks. 0800: Usually...
    May 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Convicted of murder as a teen and now a nurse
    An important consideration is that this person was 15 when she committed the crime. Doesn't excuse what she did, but that is the premise of the young offender's act. A 15 year old lacks the insight,...
    May 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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