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  1. Negative titers even after several vaccines??
    I'm the exact same way. I found out when I was in the hosp having my first child. I KNEW I'd had all of my immunizations as a child, but they said I was negative and gave me the MMR. I had another...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Average Salary for ADN vs BSN
    FYI, critical thinking was taught from day one in my ADN program. That's what it's all about. Skills can be taught to a monkey ~ that was a quote from one of my nursing instructors. We were...
    Jan 3, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  3. Average Salary for ADN vs BSN
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    Jan 3, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  4. Average Salary for ADN vs BSN
    At my hospital, BSN gets you a quarter more per hour. I was a single mom doing it all on my own, needed my degree fast, chose an ADN program which has a better rep than the local BSN program, and...
    Jan 3, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. Any recommendations?
    I know some nurses swear by Dansko's but I think they are horrid. They hurt, they're hard, they do nothing for me. And I think they're hideous as well. LOL I wear Saucony Cohesion NX tennis...
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. when the day shift arrives
    That's such a generalization... maybe it's just specific to your place of employment and the personalities working there. Where I work we don't have this issue.
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Trouble giving IM injections :(
    I beg to differ. It happened to me. Demerol IM, hit my sciatic nerve. That was 19 years ago and I still have pain at the injection site, especially if I get bumped there. :eek: I'm 5'1" and...
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. I just feel that I would feel in much better hands if I had nurses that were sexy
    How old is this person? 13? And he's wrong, you do not HAVE to go to the ER to be admitted. Duh.
    Jun 27, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Does anyone like their job?
    I love my job. :)
    Jun 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Always be nice to your coworkers...
    Is it Dolce Note?? That's my FAVORITE! :yeah: *wine
    May 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Do you ever....
    I'm always telling my 14 yr old athlete son that he has garden hoses for veins and that I want to start an IV on him... he shudders LOL
    May 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What the best advice you've received from clinical instructors in nursing school?
    Never be afraid to ask questions! Always own up and take responsibility. Always be honest and forthcoming.
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. CBIs
    When you have 6L running in wide open and only a 3L bag for output, well... do the math. LOL :eek:
    Apr 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. CBIs
    Ours are 3L and I've still had to be in the room Q 30-45 min to emtpy.
    Apr 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How I miss my beloved text-paging
    We use text-paging but we are never to put in any identifiers. I usually just write "please call me at ext 2300".
    Mar 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. assessment of edema
    And as you can see, it isn't done consistently at all anywhere... LOL
    Jan 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. *Easy* things I just hate doing
    Mine are all things that have probably been listed... nothing is difficult, just tasks I don't care for. ~ finding another nurse to check off our insulin draws ~ finding another nurse to waste...
    Dec 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. New RN who may lose her Med Surg job
    WOW... you're graduating in a month and haven't done those things????? :eek:
    Jun 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Isolation Patients:  what is your protocol for dining ?
    That's exactly how it's done at our hospital.
    Jun 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. North Central State College
    Yep and it's a GREAT program. There's a wait list, but you can advance quickly up the list. I signed up for the program and was told I was #401, I got in the following fall and they only accept 75...
    Jun 24, '10
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  21. Bored on night shift- should I ask for transfer?
    Wow I could've written your post, OP! (except the last sentence; I did love my unit and coworkers, I'm still on the same unit, just day shift) I transferred to days after 8 weeks on nights (still...
    Jun 19, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. working 2 twelves and 2 eights how do you like it?
    I work two 12's and one 8 and love it. I did work five eights for a bit and thought I'd love that, but ended up hating it. Might be because I did the 12's first then went to the 8's, but either way...
    Jun 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Just interviewed a nurse who *loves* her job
    I absolutely LOVE being an RN. I've only been out of school a little over a year, but I wish I'd done it years ago.
    Jun 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Have you ever seen a seizure for  hypoglycemia?
    My blood sugar bottomed out back in November and when the squad checked me it was 34. I've had a patient with a BS of 29 before.
    May 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. patient friend request on Facebook
    No, no, no, and NO!
    May 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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