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  1. Are all nurses perpetually exhausted?
    I love three 12s a week. I'm tired on my first day off, probably waste half that but since I have three more off after that it's fine. When the 12s aren't all in a row it can be weird sometimes. ...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. Is Cardinal Stritch Accredited? That's from their web page. I've had students and coworkers from Cardinal Stitch on my floor at the hospital I'm in several times.
    Nov 19
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  3. IV starts in nursing schools
    ADN program and we did learn in our third semester. First on the big fake arms and then also with real patients in clinicals. We all started a couple by the time we graduated.
    Nov 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Is it a rule that you MUST be miserable for your first year?
    i agree because im a new grad and while I feel nervous I feel supported and I'm aware of my resources etc. my orientation was wonderful and I felt well equipped to start on my own. I don't feel like...
    Nov 9
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Port protectors and scrub the hub
    I've used both depending on the facility. I don't have a problem with either, there's science behind both options. If it makes you feel better replace the cap, wait 5 min then use it. Though...
    Nov 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Is it a rule that you MUST be miserable for your first year?
    I have been stressed out, nervous, exhausted, and scared. I have not been eaten by experienced nurses. I've been supported and encouraged. I enjoy my job. I am learning so much every day and some...
    Nov 1
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Nurse-Patient Ratios
    I'm in a similar type unit and chemo is done during the day. We don't do it at night and patients getting chemo almost always have one on one nurses which changes the ratios on the floor.
    Nov 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nurse-Patient Ratios
    1. What type of unit do you work on, and in what state? Med/surg, oncology, 19 beds, mid sized hospital. Wisconsin 2. What is your nurse patient ratio, and how does it change between...
    Oct 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Therapeutic Oils in hospital
    We have aromatherapy lavender and use peppermint oil to help post op patients pee, a couple drops in the toilet to urinal. No order needed.
    Oct 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. is 25-30 too late to want to pursue a nursing degree?
    Me? Not at all. A lot of new grads are in their 30s and even 40s.
    Oct 25
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. Where to wear ID badge
    We are required to have it above the waist, no lanyards allowed. So it gets clipped to one side of my scrubs in the neck line.
    Oct 9
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. What color are your scrubs?
    Large hospital system in Wisconsin, we can wear whatever we want. I prefer solid colors from too to bottom but I do own a couple prints.
    Oct 9
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. Is nursing school worth it?
    If you want to be a nurse it is! This is temporary, this too will pass. Nursing school is brutal, really brutal. Sometimes the job is brutal too but it's so incredible and amazing that it is...
    Oct 7
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  14. Can I get an RN job without healthcare experience??
    This might vary by area but I got a hospital job without previous experience. I'm an ADN grad too. It took me about 3 months and around 175 applications, three interviews (2 offers). I applied to...
    Oct 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. New Grad wound care vs. med surg
    I'm a new grad still too. I've been at my first job 4 months. It's med/surg/oncology. I didn't think I would like to much because I didn't really enjoy the rotation of med/surg either. The actual job...
    Oct 1
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. Hospital / Department schedule follow up appointments for patients before discharge?
    Yes my hospital does it. It's done automatically. The HUC (health unit coordinator) does it. We tell the patients it's made for them as we go over discharge paper work. I hate to say she's a...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Please stop! Little things that are just bad practice.
    my hospital has fabric isolation gowns but they area still single use and go into the supplied soiled linen bin that's in every room anyhow.
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  18. Please stop! Little things that are just bad practice.
    No lidocaine in the bag but we always Y in the K+ with fluids running with at least 50ccs of fluid too, each gets it's own pump and we don't have complaints of burning or stinging that way.
    Sep 25
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  19. Milwaukee relocation: best hospitals
    I sent you a PM.
    Sep 23
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  20. Question about hiring in your area
    The Milwaukee wisconsin area is still decently hiring. My ADN graduating class of about 50 all had jobs within a couple months and most into hospitals.
    Sep 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I need my CNA license for nursing school?
    Definitely varies. One program I applied to required you to be certified, another didn't. It was simply a box to check and working as a Cna didn't matter. I will say that those people who worked as...
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    Honestly nope. I'm glad I have a job and take home what I do. I love my job and a year ago I had zero income so I'm making more than I ever have before.
    Sep 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. When looking at colleges (financial aid)
    I've only been in systems that disburse after 5-6 weeks of school. It's pretty common.
    Sep 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Going from 30 to 5 ...
    My patients keep me busy. I'm on a med/surg, oncology floor. Days I have 4 and occasionally 5. This weekend I had a patient in restraints, with a sitter, frequent checks, I had another receiving...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  25. First Shift Jitters
    I have received 14 weeks of orientation, floor and education both. I am still nervous. I am slooooow. That's okay, taking my time is fine. If my meds are passed a little late that's okay. I think...
    Sep 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure

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