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  1. My First Vent
    Wanted to come back and post an update even though I haven't logged on in a while (thanks for your supportive comments everyone!): so, er things aren't any better at work but I'm handling it by not...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. How do you view your job?
    Please come back to this thread again in a year or two and update us. Please.
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. My First Vent
    This is my first vent on allnurses, I just had an awful shift where I only got to sit for about 30 minutes out of 14 hours, didn't get to pee, and my feet feel like death and my mind is numb from all...
    Jun 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. IS THIS TRUE???
    What? This never happened in my nursing program. Whatever clinical skills we needed to practice we did so on actual patients, with their consent.
    Jun 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nursing School Vs Med School, no comparison
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    Jun 1
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  6. Flushing JP Drain
    We flush JP (and other) drains on my unit, most recent example being a JP draining a pancreatic abscess. Orders were to flush with 10 cc NS q8 hours. We simple unhook the bulb, wipe the line and...
    May 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How far do you drive to work?
    10 minutes. :) It was a big factor in why I took this job.
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Displaying credentials
    In my humble opinion, the alphabet soup is ridiculous. At the most, it should be Highest degree and license after your name (e.g. Princess Peach DNP, RN). The only person who knows about or cares for...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. Pain Seekers
    Yes, everyday. If it is ordered and they are able to handle the dose, I give it. I'm not going to cure them during their 3 day stay in the hospital and frankly, it's not my job to fix their addiction...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Are you encouraging other XYs to pursue nursing?
    Why would anyone give one gender a priority in any profession? That would be illegal. And yes, I have several male family members who are in nursing school.
    Feb 9
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  11. Family member in the hospital
    I watch my family members like a hawk when they're inpatient. I make sure to be polite to everyone, but I let them know if something is a concern and make sure it gets addressed. SPEAK UP! Be an...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. African American Hair Problems in Nursing
    I don't understand why it is an expectation that African American professionals must modify their hair texture in order to create a hair style that fits caucasian standards of beauty in order to...
    Jan 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Is it Ethical to Refuse to Treat a Patient due to Sexual Identity?
    What religion prohibits you from saving the life of someone you disagree with on a unrelated, separate issue?? The whole concept is ridiculous. What's next - I hate your political views so sorry, not...
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. In VA, what can a RN do that an LPN can't
    In my facility, they cannot push meds, hang blood, or tpn, or do initial assessments.
    Jan 8
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  15. Areas of nursing you would NOT like?
    In nursing school I used to roll my eyes at all my classmates who wanted to do OB, it seemed so cliche to me. I wanted ICU - the adrenaline, the drama! Been there, tried it. I don't hate it, but I've...
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Need Some Help/Need to Rant
    I have direct experience with job searching at NOVA hospitals. They will not call you with an ADN nowadays. Unless you have an extraordinary resume with tons of connections or something. Their...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Washington DC Nursing
  17. Anyone know about Apheresis Nursing?
    Thanks everyone, your replies were very helpful. It sounds like an interesting job and I'm glad I know what it is now. :)
    Jan 2
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  18. Rejecting an offer after accepting it?
    I have been on a job hunt for a month or so now. I made the mistake of accepting the first offer I received because I wasn't expecting anything better to come along. Well, now I have received a much...
    Jan 2
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  19. Has anyone taken and passed the NCLEX without a review?
    I did. I took it almost a year after I graduated and didn't study for it.. I was going through some issues in my personal life at the time. I passed after ~90 questions. I've always been very good at...
    Dec 27, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. If you accept a job, stay at least a year
    I live in a right-to-work state. That means I can be fired or laid of for any reason at any time. And I have been laid off, after being promised a permanent position. Explain to me exactly why I...
    Dec 25, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. Nurses Enabling Substance Abusers
    Does the thought of giving prn diabetes/antihypertensive medication to an obese patient repulse you? Do you refuse to feed their addiction to food (pardon my generalization) by witholding prn...
    Dec 24, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Nurses at MedStar Washington Hospital Center strike Monday
    So this is why they're always, ALWAYS hiring for the same positions. Hmm. At the hospital I previously worked at, many of the staff were former employees of what they called "Deathstar Washington...
    Dec 24, '14
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  23. Anyone know about Apheresis Nursing?
    I'm currently on the job hunt, and have an interview coming up next week with a major hospital in my area for an Apheresis position. Only problem is, I never applied for this job and have no idea how...
    Dec 24, '14
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  24. Nina Pham and/or Amber Vinson
    I too am wishing them the best. They risked their lives to take care of someone most people would have ran away from. For that, they deserve the best care available and to live long, happy,...
    Oct 17, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  25. Second ebola nurse "okay'd" to fly
    To me, it seems as if the hospital (and the cdc) have vastly understated the risks of ebola. Now stories are coming out that nurses were told by supervisors that they didn't even need to wear masks!...
    Oct 17, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding


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