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  1. Preceptors
    Sounds like you are insightful and learning. Please keep an open mind she may be great when she isn't percepting, hopefully you get someone more your speed and style for nights.
    Apr 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Patient Care Tech on Ortho/Neuro job duties
    I did this role before I became a nurse. for me the ortho floor was a lot of helping people get to the bathroom in the middle of the night hooked up to their scds and the pain from moving and...
    Mar 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Is the VA a good place to work?
    I have worked at the VA for 6 years, it is a great place to work. Benefits, Union, set staffing ratios, it makes the private sector look like a joke!
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Finally passed 3rd attempt, after 8 years
    Congratulations!!
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. I Need to Interview a Nurse!
    I can help. how would you like to communicate? I have experience w scabies in the long term care and acute care setting.
    Oct 13, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. Shoes
    Danskos yes! there is a break in period for those fyi
    Jul 9, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. HIPAA violation?
    No. Everything patient related was self disclosed by the patient there was no personal information brought up by the nurse.
    Jul 9, '14
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  8. Des Monies vs Iowa City
    I can only give you my thoughts on Des Moines. I'd look at Blank Children's Hospital for higher level NICU. Please be aware pay for MN to IA is vastly different. We are worst in the nation for...
    Dec 25, '12
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  9. Laptop/Tablet
    Desktop computer, most colleges have laptops at the library but I was looking to get out of college debt free.
    Dec 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Need help with schedule! Help me!
    Both courses are time consuming for me anatomy was more time consuming with memorization ect. Good idea balancing your schedule always important but vital in nursing school :-)
    Dec 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. That Dreaded 3-11 Shift
    TaraAnn91 I have young children and have no problem taking them to school after an overnight. You feel more awake when the sun comes up and get a burst of energy until about 9:30. That's how it was...
    Dec 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. To break the contract or not....that is the question
    I know that a nurse I work with had a retention hiring bonus and when she quit she had it all ready to pay back, VA hospital BTW, and they said they could not take her money, the contract was...
    Jan 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. 8-hour shifts save money?
    That's an interesting claim. We just went to all 8s but it was based on patient safety due to research against 12 hr shifts. Having to staff 3 nurses a day instead of two you would think costs more,...
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. HIPAA.... violation or not....
    When I was in school it was understood that we could talk about clinic experiences without concern for HIPAA. Nothing left the room but while in class it was an open discussion just as in real life...
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  15. what would you have done
    Everyone has provided excellent feedback on what to do next time. I would agree that if you didn't feel comfortable with the order clarification is necessary. Another issue that needs addressed is...
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. 6 LPN openings at Des Moines VA!
    Hey LPNs! Just wanted to share some openings that we have at our VA. Hope it can help someone out. P.S. they will help pay for your RN if you are interested :)
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. Mean and Ruthless Nurses who are receiving your report
    I feel your pain. I wish we could work together. You sound like a great guy and an amazing nurse.
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Lateral Violence-What to do?
    I haven't posted on this website in a very long time. I have been lucky enough to have found a job I love that pays me (do i dare say?) more than I deserve...We have recently switched the structure...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Nursing relations in the US?
    The RN does not require a bachelors degree in the US. in the US a bachelors degree in nursing = BSN only a 2-year degree is required for the RN Liscensure. What would you like to know about...
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  20. 12 hour shifts...3 is plenty
    I started out my nursing career working 3 12 hour night shift and only working every 3rd weekend. It resulted in 7 days off in between the last weekend I worked and the next day I had to work! I felt...
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Malpractice Insurance
    NSO. Could have purchased it through my insurance company USAA, but went through NSO directly. 99$ for a year of the highest coverage they offer. :twocents:
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. VA and getting Hired  . .. . . . ..
    on average 4-6 months and that's when they have an opening that you are applying for...
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. I am just.........simply thrilled.
    Congrats!! Hoping to have the same elation soon!! I understand your joy!!
    Dec 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What are some jobs as a nursing student?
    Or you could try for the HRSA nursing scholarship (google it) which provides a stipend so you don't have to work while in nursing school :)
    Oct 9, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Working as an ER Tech with a RN License???
    Just as the previous poster said, now that you are an RN no matter what your job title is, you will be held to RN standards...meaning you can't defer to the nurse on staff, if you miss something and...
    Oct 9, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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