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  1. Average nclex, license, first job timeline in Illinois
    Grad 2011, southern IL; most of my class were licensed by the end of July & had jobs right away. Several had jobs before graduating. I didn't start applying for jobs until August (wanted summer...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  2. Accused of narcotic/ alcohol abuse... No clue what this is about!
    Can you request a copy of the complaint? Perhaps also reply in writing that you have never worked impaired & have never been suspended or lost your job due to any accusations of substance use/abuse....
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Be honest, what pt behaviors do you find annoying?
    My personal favorite (NOT) is the male uro pts: "I gotta pee! I gotta pee!! I gotta pee!!!" Followed by: "I gotta stand up! Can't you just take me to the bathroom? I can't go in that thing; I...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. To medicate or not to medicate
    Personally, coming in at 2300, I prefer if there is still a PRN available (not always possible I know). If eve shift has thrown everything at them, I then have to go in at wake them up for my...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. This week, I learned.... (7/25)
    I cringe when I hear my speech delayed 4 yr old singing "Uptown Funk"...... yeah, does not sound like "funk"!
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Question on Pay, New Nurse
    I'm thinking the $1 weekend diff may be in addition to the shift diff. Definitely ask some more questions.
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What nursing task do you loathe???
    Spending a day in outpt pre-op or ER would give you lots of chances to start IVs & boost your confidence.
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. This week, I learned.... (7/25)
    Thank you
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. This week, I learned.... (7/25)
    Managers at my facility will take applicants for one position & offer them a position in an unrelated unit that they didn't apply for with virtually no prior relevant experience (no acute inpatient...
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. 7:30 meds? Who is responsible for giving?
    We rarely have 0730 meds but I'll try to give them; otherwise I give a heads up to the oncoming nurse. Night shift gives AM insulin here (scheduled for 0700 - stupid, I know), so I start rounding...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. Home is Where the Heart[beat] is
    Awesome post! Thank you!
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Leaving job because of unsafe staffing - what do I say on my next job app?
    How about simply stating you're looking to explore new opportunities & expand your experience? There's also the "not a good fit" answer.
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Eww comes to mind... but if it works
    Nope. Usually done via NG or rectally I think & has been around a while though just finally gaining some momentum as a mainstream tx option.
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. This week, I learned (7/18).....
    I learned that my youngest is not allergic to wasp stings.
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. PCA pump
    Ooops, should have been Ancef & valium.
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. What nursing task do you loathe???
    Also hate NGs. I've only ever had to place one (with the pt fighting every inch) but even just caring for them, ugh. I think I'm just always afraid the pt will pull it out somehow & I'll have to...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Be honest, what pt behaviors do you find annoying?
    Pts with chronic anxiety. Not the expected worry/anxiety with hospitalization, illness or injury. The melodramatic "Someone needs to stay in here with me", "You're leaving me here to die...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Should I tell the truth about graduating to get a job?
    My facility specifically hires nursing students to CNA positions with the hope that they will transition into RN positions upon passing NCLEX. Sometimes they are still taking prereqs & some are in...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Point Click Care Question
    Curious...did you ever figure out what happened?
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. NEED ADVICE/INFO
    Interesting. The nerve of some people! We also had a traveler who, after being let go (for very good reasons), called one of the charges for a reference, haha! Could it not be considered theft...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. PCA pump
    As long as your meds are compatible (& there aren't that many that aren't compatible with dilaudid - cipro & valium would probably be the most common you'd run across), it's fine. How are your lines...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. I'm running away to PetSmart
    Lol, reminds me of a coworker who said she is going to take early retirement & apply to make donuts at a local gas station. She was dead serious.
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  23. Calling diabetes experts
    Haha true. I totally based this off the fact that at my facility the docs rx sliding scale to almost all diabetics regardless of whether diet controlled or not. Most are postop with D5 1/2NS &...
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Calling diabetes experts
    My personal rule of thumb is to ask the pt! -- Do you tend to "bottom out" over night? -- Do you normally have a bedtime snack? Would you like one tonight? If this isn't a newly admitted pt,...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Which one should I choose?
    CNA experience does not count towards the one yr experience required for an RN position. Even LPN experience is rarely taken into consideration.
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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