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  1. Are too many certifications a bad thing?
    I had a job lined up as a RN in a level 1 ICU before I graduated nursing school. My only certification at the time was BLS :yes:
    Aug 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What to do with car overnight on long drives
    I was able to fit the majority of my belongings in my trunk. So most of my valuables would be in the trunk, out of view. I'd pack things that didn't look too interesting to steal in the backseats,...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. Pt asks: Is my surgeon any good?  Your response is...
    Patients ask this a lot before going into surgery. About the surgeons and anesthesiologists. I always say they're great! You are in excellent hands. We will take good care of you, etc... I mean,...
    Aug 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Preparing for ICU
    index and sepsis protocol
    Aug 4
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. Does the travel aspect of nursing make up for the jobs cons?
    Find another line of work and watch what you say on a forum full of nurses. We are a professional organization and can't really be compared to a fast food worker.
    Aug 4
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. California Law. Covering another Nurses Patients
    No, not ok. You could report them.
    Aug 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Overweight
    I gained a lot of weight working nights. Yeah I was eating like a pig, but I think being tired and off a normal schedule contributed to it. I thought i preferred nights until I changed to days and...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. Eisenhower, Palm Springs
    I worked there in ICU one winter a few years ago. They usually hire travelers during that season due to the elderly population coming in. I floated 90% of the time to the floor or to tele, so for...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. Agencies with assignments in SoCal
    Does Hoag still hire travelers? I haven't come across postings from Hoag before. Cross Country is the vendor for Cedars and UCSD. I always saw positions for UC Irvine, UC Keck and UCLA with...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  10. Help! Travel nursing or fulfill a contract?!
    If it was me, I'd stick with the job and take the 7K I didn't lose and take a long vacation. California road trip or go to Europe. Adventure and one last fun thing for yourself without having to...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. I Hate People (my rant)
    Nurses deal with not only the patient but their families, their doctors, and everyone else on the staff. We coordinate their care and make sure everything is done, which involves speaking to a lot...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Withheld meds
    I would document that you can't give due to no access. MD needs to be notified to prescribe med to unclog tube (I can't remember the name of it). Or whatever your policy is on unclogging tubes,...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I'm a sexless nurse
    I am sexless at the moment too. Thanks for sharing.
    Jun 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Become a Nurse without Nursing School
    You could always go to a regular 4 year college. Nurses can still go to those right?
    Jun 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Floating at Alta Bates
    It is good to know to inform fellow travelers. Thank you. I know it's not uncommon, but there are hospitals who don't pull this ********! Why I stopped taking any kind of "ICU float" position.
    Jun 19
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  16. Housing problems - call the hospital?
    Yes, when I went from traveler to staff, HR offered to help. She suggested an apartment complex some nurses lived at and she gave me info on a relocation company. I ended up finding my own place -...
    Jun 13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  17. Why do nurses seem to have a bad reputation?
    I usually get a compliment or an "oh you're a nurse" (in a good way, with a smile) when I say I'm a nurse. People tend to like it. They think we are all caring and sweet ha. It has helped me get...
    Jun 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How to handle a coworker who is giving poor care
    I would let the nurse manager handle it. And also consider separating poor nursing care with her personality you don't care for. If she was a nice woman giving poor care would you still be keeping...
    May 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Low acuity patients when traveling
    Yep. I learned as a traveler to avoid any ICU float position because the majority of hospitals will float you to tele. I worked one where I floated 75% of the time to tele, it was pure hell. This...
    May 22
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. Nurses Diverting Narcotics.
    These nurses need help and treatment, and sometimes the only way is by reporting. I hope she gets the help she needs.
    May 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Convicted of murder as a teen and now a nurse
    Does the movie star Tori Spelling? I remember that one. Interesting follow up. But if she was convicted as a child, aren't her records sealed? Maybe it's time for her to change her name again...
    May 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Failed two sciences and I can't get into a nursing program.....is there still any hope?
    I failed science courses when I was in college, but I never even went to class or opened a book at the time. This was when I was 17-19 and very immature. It took a few years but I smartened up,...
    May 20
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. "Male" nurse?  Le sigh.
    I still hear people say female doctor, my mother just said it to me the other week. *cringe*
    May 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I feel like a total jerk!!
    Don't feel bad about recruiters, they typically don't care about you. He/she will understand you need to extend and let them know once your extension is over you will contact them about future jobs.
    May 18
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  25. Do patients know a "good nurse"?
    Not always. Similar to management not always spotting or appreciating the good nurse.
    May 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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