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  1. If you accept a job, stay at least a year
    I think it really just depends on the situation. I accepted a full-time MedSurg position intending to be at the job for at least a year as a new RN. It was close to home at a small hospital. I loved...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. [Med/surg] What are top 5 drugs your floor uses?
    The only thing I can think to add is Toradol, Mucinex and Decadron.
    Aug 3
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. New Grad RN
    Search area hospitals and see if they have any upcoming job fairs. Sometimes it really makes a difference when they meet you in person.
    Jul 21
    Forum: New York Nursing
  4. Notes: Laptop, Tablet, or Paper?
    It depends on the class. Some classes would provide a word doc with the outline of the notes. In those classes I would use my laptop and just add notes to the outline. In other classes I would print...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Pushing Dilaudid?
    Interesting, I've never heard of piggy backing dilauded. I have always given it IV push or through a PCA
    Jul 8
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. NEW GRAD QUIT JOB
    Wow 2 weeks is not enough orientation! I was an LPN for 3 years and as a new grad RN I still got 8 weeks of orientation.
    Jun 28
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Best way to explain why I quit my new job after one month
    That sounds good, but if you say that you will also need to say that the family member is no longer in need of a full time caregiver, because if they may be afraid you will quit like you did before.
    Jun 28
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Not sure what to do?
    There is also Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. Its a great hospital and I know for sure that they have several RN positions posted right now. Its in the northern part of Nashville so you would...
    Jun 28
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Not sure what to do?
    If I remember correctly from a past post of yours, I think I know what hospital you work at and I have heard not good things about their med-surg. I know a nurse who lives 5 minutes from your...
    Jun 28
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. MTSU Spring 2014/Fall 2014/Spring 2015
    I went to MTSU. They do clinicals at ST. Thomas Rutherford, Harton, Southern Hills Medical Center, Vanderbilt Childrens, Stonecrest Medical Center, and a few others I can't think of at the moment. ...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  11. MTSU Spring 2014/Fall 2014/Spring 2015
    The reason the NCLEX pass rate is lower this past couple of times is because the passing standard has been increased by the NCLEX people. So basically those who took the NCLEX in the past and passed...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  12. Considering leaving after only 4 months...
    Thank you everyone! I went to the job fair and was interviewed and offered a job!! I told them about the low census and they completely understood :-)
    Jun 27
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Considering leaving after only 4 months...
    Ok here's the deal. I have been working as a new RN for 4 months at a small hospital that is 15 minutes from my home. I really like working there and I have learned a lot. The problem is that the...
    Jun 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Online Rn to Bsn as schools as good as brick and mortar?
    Skip BSN?? I'm pretty sure it can't be skipped. It is a standard requirement if you are pursuing a masters degree.
    Jun 7
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  15. LPN to RN Experiences Shared
    1. School attended: LPN-BSN program in TN 2. Years of experience as a LPN prior to bridging: LPN for 1 year before starting program (not counting pre-req's) 3. LPN-BSN 4. Your stats that...
    Jun 1
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  16. Should I ditch the pinning ceremony for a possible job?
    Maybe you should call the hospital and find out if they will even be hiring new grads at the open house. A local hospital had an open house a few months ago and at the beginning announced for all the...
    May 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. How hard is your nursing school?
    FYI nursing home work is very tough work.
    May 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. How important is your 'look' as a nurse
    In school I had a nursing instructor who weighed approx 400 lbs. she was awesome but her weight clearly hindered her nursing abilities. At a hospital we walked to the elevator in the lobby and rode a...
    May 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Scrub colors?
    Royal blue in TN
    Apr 29
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  20. Vanderbilt Nurse Residency Summer 2014
    http://health.state.tn.us/boards/Nursing/PDFs/PH-0291.pdf If you are going to get licensed in TN then you need to turn your application and do your background check and fingerprinting before you...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  21. Best way to quit a PRN job
    I've worked at my PRN job for over 3 years. I have a good full time job and no desire to ever go back to my PRN job. I havn't even worked there in a month. This may be a dumb question but how do I...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    I have no idea. Someone who is a member of a union might know
    Apr 27
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. Vanderbilt Nurse Residency Summer 2014
    If it were me moving to Nashville from out of state I would choose the Gulch. Here is some info about where to live: Moving to Nashville Guide | Where to Live | Nashville Guru
    Apr 27
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  24. No cna's ??
    I worked LTC/SNF for 3 years. I never felt like I gave my patients the care they deserved. I ran around in a 12 hour shift and only took one 10 minute brake and even stayed over at least an hour...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  25. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    Seems it's been referred to committee...:( https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1907
    Apr 21
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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