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  1. Any nurses who tire easily, feel generally weaker than avg?
    Yep!!! I'm tired for various reasons -- sleep deprivation and medical reasons being the top picks. I was working three 12s on night shift, couldn't work my days in a row because I need more sleep....
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Night Shift Burn Nursing
    I would say the biggest challenge of being a burn nurse on nights is that we are generally less experienced, and have less resources available to us (i.e., the experienced burn nurses, more staff). I...
    Jun 18, '13
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  3. Home med lists make me crazy.
    At the hospital I work at, a Pharmacy tech comes to do a med rec. list from the patient (or family or from pills brought in) upon arrival to the floor. The MD/PA goes over it with the patient later....
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. what to do in this situation
    Sorry... you should never be yelling at or "after" a patient, ever.
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. Bed Side Report
    Some stuff is just NOT appropriate to be said at the bedside. Like, x patient has been hallucinating all night; other patient overdosed and we don't know on what, it's a guess, his pain is...
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Haven't found my "place" in nursing.
    Ugh, you aren't alone. I've been on my own for a little over a month and it is scary. I haven't had patients with every type of disease or med that I come across, thus looking it up and having...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Bedside report
    Hospital wide we are expected to do bedside report. Many floors, it is enforced heavily, even requiring nurses to write their managers notes when bedside report didn't happen. On my floor? yes, it's...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nurse with Cyclothymia?
    There are states that do not require disclosure of mental illness. I do know that there are several of us that are very good nurses. I would hate to see a diagnoses hault your pursuit of nursing! :(
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  9. Was reprimanded and told to resign.  Advice or thoughts would be appreciated.
    Not sure what else to add... but that I'm so sorry that happened to you. It's such a tough decision to make, especially since it is usually so time sensitive. I hope that you can take some time off...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Doctor vs Nurse
    A lot has been said on this thread... most of which I agree with. Anne, these posters are giving you great advice, and from one novice nurse to another..... LISTEN. I will add that I, as a...
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Rapid Response
    I work in a large teaching hospital - so we thankfully we have a rapid response team. We do have many critical care RN rounders, and there job is dedicated to rounding on acute patients, responding...
    Dec 25, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. Misdirected aggression
    Three responses I get are usually this... or a combination of these - 1. So proud of you!! (recent grad) 2. Nurse = Ca$h omg 3. Face of disgust when I tell them my specialty (burn)
    Dec 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I got fired today...
    I am so sorry you were fired. I was "there" a few months ago and almost quit nursing for good. You questioned that solumedrol order continuously and still didn't administer it perfectly. Honestly? I...
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Update: My seven month journey in ICU has ended
    Best of luck!!
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How Can You Be A Nurse With No Clinical Background?
    "How can you be a nurse" ........... A. Attend an accredited school of nursing B. Pass the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN C. Hold current licensure Just throwing that out there.
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  16. When did you know it was time to move on?
    When I was asked to plan to work off the clock every day I worked. When I was called negligent for not finishing ALL of my charting two hours into the shift (how is that possible? Why document ahead...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Dear Nursing Students/Orientees: A Love Note from the Preceptor from Hell
    Such a long post for something that should be so much simpler. Treat your orientee as you want to be treated. They are your colleague, not your dinner, or infant. Granted, I'm a bit cynical after...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. What do you indicate when they ask "Salary Requirement"?
    I was always weirded out when this question was on an application. I usually stated "negotiable." However.... when I was phone interviewed by HR (before the nurse mgr interview), I stated what I...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  19. What Do Hospitals Look At For New Grads?
    #1 thing employers look at is - is this a good FIT for us/you. Personality, attitude, teamwork, etc.
    Nov 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  20. My seven month journey in ICU has ended.
    So sorry for your experience. I too, am an "old grad" - graduated last December. I had a first job that was just a horrible environment (working, learning, etc). I was forced to move on, I resigned...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Interview for oncology position: Do I disclose that I'm pregnant?
    If you do choose to interview, I would ask questions related to chemotherapy handling and how much exposure you have. At my hospital, the pt's RN (me) doesn't hang chemo at all - we have a chemo...
    Jul 13, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  22. New grads & CNA experience
    My CNA experience was at a nursing home, before I started nursing school. It didn't matter to the hospital jobs at all. In fact when anyone asks about my previous experience they make a point to say...
    Jul 13, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. BMT RN average pay
    I don't think that specialties get paid more than other specialties... although Critical care sometimes has differentials. Since you are already a nurse at this hospital, I would assume that they'd...
    Jun 26, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  24. What is the hardest subject in the nursing curriculum, in your opinion?
    Biology (Cells and MOlecules). I seriously hated it , it was all greek to me. I still don't understand a lot of it. Biochemistry. I took it twice, the first time was horrible (basically teach...
    Jun 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. No jobs for new nursing grads?! Please helppp!
    Well, I'd say go for it. It sounds like you have an awesome goal and will learn what it takes to get there. I started pre-nursing classes in 2005, nurses were in very high demand and programs were...
    May 20, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student

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