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  1. Give me some hope...Is ANYONE happy being a nurse??
    Love floor nursing. I left for a minute and went to the other side of nursing (research) and really found out how much I truly love floor nursing; it energizes and challenges me everyday I work. Now...
    Apr 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Does Preferring to Work Night Shift mean you're lazy?
    On most nights, I'm steady busy. Some nights it's crazy hectic. Very rare are nights when I get to chat about non-work topics with co-workers. I love nights because I feel like I can get to know...
    Jan 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. staying healthy while working night shifts
    I've been on nights for just over a year now. I've been sick about four times during this year; more than about 20 years combined. I feel like I have finally adjusted to night shift when it comes...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Just wondering if other hospitals are doing this….
    The UAP's on first and second shift are completely worthless on my floor. I'd rather do it all myself anyway. The only problem we have is not enough equipment to go around; we're always searching...
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Day Shift Drama
    Maybe it's just the unit I work on, but there seems to be a lot of drama and personality conflict on day shift. I work nights and it seems there is less of he said she said type stuff--we just do our...
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Waived application fees during December
    Sweet. Thanks. I just used it and it works.
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  7. How many pairs of scrubs should I purchase initially?
    Four pair you can mix and match. Keep at least one pair of your nursing school pants.
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  8. Why do you get sick from the cold?
    Thanks for the link. I was always under the impression that because more folks hang out indoors together and runny noses are commom in colder months and since mucus is a great medium for microbes,...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Specializing
    I've been a nurse for just over a year now and during that time, I've had four job offers in four different specialties. I declined each offer because I still feel there is a lot more to learn and...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Long term effects of working night shifts
    It took me about 9 months to fully adjust to nights. Here are my stats: 12 hour NOC shifts, part-time (5 days per pay period), 3 kids, husband, just started working out again because I feel I have...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  11. Co-worker asked how much I make an hour
    Since we're union and if you know how long someone has been employed there, you don't even have to ask, you could just look it up in our union handbook.
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. What's the nurse-patient ratio in your unit?
    Med-surg/Tele/Cardiac/Ortho floor. Days and NOC are both 1:5.
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. RNs: How much vacation time do you get?
    I work part-time, 12 hour shifts. I never have to use PTO and each month, when I'm making my schedule, I always schedule myself to have 7-8 days off in a row without affecting my required hours. So...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. has anyone done the WGU online RN to BSN program?
    Sounds like WGU is exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks. I just sent a request for further information.
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  15. has anyone done the WGU online RN to BSN program?
    Does WGU expect you to post online and respond to a specific number of posts each day?
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  16. How do you parents do it?
    I work 7p-7a and my husband works the same days every week but works days for two and nights for the other two days. We have to spend lots of money on a babysitter. We don't have family near us as...
    Nov 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. New grad RN jobs in Michigan
    Sorry, I have no tips. I think for me, it was the luck of the draw. Where I work, I was told that for every RN job there are at least 200 applicants. Just keep putting out those resumes. You will...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  18. Trying to find my "niche", School Nurse or Case Management
    I would take the school nurse position and do some travel nursing during holidays and summer.
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Why do you work night shift?
    I love nights. There is more of a team player mentality and most of my night co-workers have better attitudes than the day shifters; and it seems like all hell breaks loose at 0630 (lights, alarms,...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. If you could have one nursing superpower, what would it be?
    I would be able to always prevent a patient from falling.
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. You think the "Nursing Glut" is bad now?
    Nursing school not only entails a heavy course-load, it also entails a certain quality in character that is nurtured through the afflictions one experiences throughout the course of their education...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Call Bells and IV Pumps
    I don't hear them as much anymore. The first several months I would leave work with the sound of alarms in my head and go to bed with the same. There were even times I'd burst out in song in the...
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Dismissed from nursing school...fought back and won in court!
    Seems pointless to share a story if you can't tell the whole story. Felt like I was playing an online version of charades.
    Sep 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Something not to do on a job interview
    I think my oldest kid would probably be down for this. Maybe I tried too hard to raise her to be independent and it backfired.
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  25. Smokers need not apply?
    If you want to smoke outside of your working hours, then that is your business; especially since, tobacco is a legal substance. But when you come to work then you absolutely should not be allowed to...
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism


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