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  1. New grad RNs: Do you hate nursing already?
    I'm a career changer, new nurse, starting month 5 of med-surg nursing. Working through lunch on a 12+ hour shift, catching up charting at the end of the shift, turning more than a few things over to...
    Sep 15, '10
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  2. The Failure of the Joint Commission
    Although I'm new to nursing, I'm not new to business. TJC has an important role to play in the standardization of care. However, the point that they're nibbling around the edges on important issues...
    Apr 28, '10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. Do you think the job market for nurses will improve by the time you graduate?
    Clearly the job market is tough. But remember, right now, you can only take one job at a time, so there only has to be one available - yours. Competent, hard working, polite, punctual, cheerful,...
    Apr 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Holy Heck I am SOOO scared!
    I can see where the simplicity of the following statements might lead to the perception I'm being glib. This is not the case. In no particular order, except the last is the most important....
    Mar 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What's on My Ipod
    The Merck Manual of Patient Symptoms is on my mp3 player. It's on iTunes. It can be a little dry, but it's good to listen to while you're waiting on your oil change or whatever. The Skyscape...
    Mar 27, '10
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  6. Iasis Healthcare
    I have very limited insight into Memorial of Tampa, a relatively small-to-medium sized community hospital located in the South Tampa area. The patient population is diverse, but skewed towards the...
    Mar 17, '10
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  7. recommend care plan books please
    Sorry for not exactly answering your question. But here's another way of looking at care plan resources. I found care plan books were pretty much the same from one to another. I used the highly...
    Mar 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. what was the ratio of girls to guys in your nursing school class?
    Our school selects 42 applicants twice a year. My class started 41 & 1; female to male. The class behind me is 36 & 6.
    Jul 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. How do you tell someone they smell bad?
    I think Batman24 hit the nail on the head. Batman24's description is part of the process commonly used in Crucial Conversations. You can open the dialogue with a contrasting statement, something...
    Jun 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Desired Characteristics of Effective Nurse Educators - “My Ideal Nursing Instructor”
    This is a nice job of enumerating and illuminating the characteristics of a good nursing instructor. Having had many teachers, managers, and leaders over many years, I'm inclined to think these...
    Jun 27, '09
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  11. Whats in YOUR lunchbox???
    I'm of the nutrition-variety-taste-convenience school of thought. I've finally reached the sandwich burnout threshold. What I've found works best for me is to pick one day every other week to prepare...
    Jun 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How Will Universal Health Care Change Nursing?
    Re: Top 10 Most Expensive Cities in the World. I'm thinking it might be more coincidence. Switzerland has a federal program for basic coverage and people have to buy supplemental insurance for...
    Jun 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Nurse Educator Role - A Fifth Advanced Practice Nursing Speciality?
    With the current role and identity issues associated with patient recognition of advanced practice nurses, I'm inclined to think llg's points are well founded. Also, given that primary care providers...
    Jun 24, '09
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  14. How Will Universal Health Care Change Nursing?
    Single payer is not going to happen anytime soon. Looking at UHC from a mandated coverage standpoint, it'll put more money into the system. The folks that can afford insurance, but won't buy it, will...
    Jun 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Getting dicouraged and havnt even started?
    Don't be discouraged, it'll only set you back. Give it your best shot, if you have to wait, well, that's just one setback. Also, be sure to look around at employers. Some employers have enrollment...
    Jun 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Comparable jobs to RNs (salary wise)
    Doing a quick cost-of-living adjustment from L.A. to Florida takes $80K to $47K; call it $26/hr straight time. In FLA, the good (not necessarily the best, just the good) bartenders can make what a...
    Jun 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Report and Statistics on 'shortage'
    Companies continue to cite shortages in qualified employees. Engineers and nurses are the top two on the list. Both professions have a boom-bust cycle for hiring as people see starting salaries go up...
    Jun 13, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Nursing-A second carrer at 50!
    I'm in my mid-40's, changing from a technology based career, and one year away from completing my BSN. Here are my observations to this point: 1. Is it too late for me to have a meaningful career...
    Jan 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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