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  1. Nurses eat their young - now I understand why.
    While I do love to get more experienced nurses, in this tough economy I dare anyone who has been in the job market for a year or so and would not want work. Say what you want with a LTC, but when you...
    Mar 25, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Nurses eat their young - now I understand why.
    I started working for a sub-acute LTC as the DSD last week. The DON and I hit it off because we have the same vision on what we need to do in order to solve the problems we current have. Early...
    Mar 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. I have an interview on Tuesday for Mother/Baby at local Hospital,l
    While it is something you should be excited about, I have to ask you once again if you feel that you are a safe nurse?In the end it is your judgment. However, you just posted a thread about being...
    Mar 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  4. PT/INR done on wrong patient... what's in store?
    I don't think that it's such a serious offense. Labs can be drawn the next day, this time for the right patient. It's not as if they labeled the samples wrong. I would still suggest talking to the...
    Mar 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Socializing after work in your scrubs
    I wear scrubs after work to go to the store or eat. If I get my scrubs dirtied (poo, pee or having a fomite poo and pee on my scrubs), then I’ll change. I always have an extra shoes and scrubs in my...
    Mar 23, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Starting wage for New Grads in the LA area
    NICU at Harbor - UCLA: $24.41 (will increase with experience)
    Mar 22, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  7. Written up for false documentation...
    Verbal warning can be as simple as pointing out a mistake and telling you the proper way to do it and you telling them that you'll watch out for it. It does not need to be formal. If you leave,...
    Mar 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Written up for false documentation...
    if you're still on your probation period, you have not reached your 90-day evals yet. am i right? therefore, you are not considered a full-time employee. my first job as a lvn was in a ltc. there...
    Mar 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. New Grad Moving to California
    Your best bet is to look for a new grad RN residency program. However, let me give you a fair warning. The nursing market in California is very competitive. You are not only competing against new...
    Mar 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Can a US citizen/NCLEX passer gain clinical experience in the Phils?
    Most companies ask where you acquired your BLS and IV certifications. Most hospitals prefer certifications from the american heart associations alone. While it may be convenient to get your...
    Mar 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the Philippines
  11. RN-BSN online classes...chances at a job?
    6 years ago, it was not such a big deal even if you graduated from an online university. Nowadays, the market is highly competitive. Every single thing that will put you on the do-not-hire-list...
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. When are you not considered a "New Grad" anymore?
    1-year of paid acute experience.
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Does Taking Chemistry Actually Matter?
    Yes! Chemistry is the foundation of all pharmacology. Electrolyte imbalances is easier to understand when you have a solid chemistry foundation.
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Potential nursing students who dont want to hear the truth
    Is it important to tell them the truth? Absolutely. Is it necessary to push your opinion into them? Absolutely not. People will believe what they want to believe. They will not appreciate you...
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Poor nurse role models.. is this what I have to look forward to?
    You also have the power to stop this. As a mandated reporter, you have to protect the patient whether from themselves, yourself or colleagues. It is important that you understand how powerful you are...
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Denied by CABON now to take LVN..
    according to the bvnpt website, there are 5 methods to take the test: method #1 - graduates of california approved schools of vocational nursing in californiainstructions are on file with each...
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  17. missed NCLEX date anythign I can do?
    The fact is that even with this test incompetent nurses still roam around and are risking the lives of many by doing so. How would you feel if someone who received their RN license cheated their way...
    Mar 18, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. How long did it take for you to find a job after graduating?
    Graduated February 2012, took the nclex-rn March 6, licensed March 8 and got a job March 13 (4 business days after I received my license). I did not have a job all throughout nursing school. I...
    Mar 18, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. CA BoN asks for individual courses, but do they exist?
    As I recall there are three options available for IERN: 1. To finish the unit deficits In California, I have not heard of any university (public / private) that allows students to just finish...
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  20. missed NCLEX date anythign I can do?
    [color=#333333] according to the ncsbn website (ncsbn.org):[color=#333333] please note if you missed an exam appointment or your att expired, you do not have to wait the 45 or 90 day period...
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. passed nclex RN
    Congrats!
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Did you use ATI as a review resource?
    My school used ATI as the main reviewer. Personally, I hate ATI. I don't like that in order to access questions a password and ID must be plugged in. I also did not find their materials anyway...
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. Denied by CABON now to take LVN..
    You don't need paid bedside experience because all you need is to have the total of clinical and lecture hours mandated by BVNPT. You are using method 3 because you're petitioning for the equivalent...
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  24. missed NCLEX date anythign I can do?
    I understand your frustration. But in the nursing profession, professionalism is important. While you do have a point, it is also essential to take responsibility for your action. What if this is a...
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. Nclex dilemma ... PLEASE RESPOND
    It's probably because the boards are going to request more information from you. You may have passed and they cannot release your license because of paperwork. It happened to me. My school hired...
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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