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  1. A less stressfull career choice
    Nursing is an extremely stressful, labor intensive and demanding career. We are truly overworked and under appreciated. That being said --lunch break!? I haven't had a true one hour long lunch break...
    Aug 5
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Be honest, what pt behaviors do you find annoying?
    Attention seeking! I on occasion have patient who have attention seeking behaviors, trigger happy with the call bell (as in every five seconds for trivial things). I always wonder how these patients...
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Health Assessment
    Hello everyone and thanks in advance for any information or options provided! I recently graduated from and RN-BSN program from an accredited state school. I am looking into NP programs and the...
    Feb 19
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning Tips
  4. for those who work 12 hour shifts, how long is your lunch break?
    1 hour -paid, if it's super busy and we are unable to take a break we fill out a variance for an extra hour and get paid for it
    Jan 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Beard as a male nurse?
    So it seems more fair to mandate to shave or trims your beard which is on your personal body and your choice? What if it is for religious reasons? We do have freedoms of religion- this is America....
    Dec 19, '14
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  6. Beard as a male nurse?
    There are several male nurses with beards similar to the photo shown and it has never been an issue. However they cannot be fit tested for the n95 mask because with a beard it cannot fit properly....
    Dec 19, '14
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  7. rhythm questions!
    If you find a patient unresponsive, or in acute distress: respiratory depressing, sever sob ect you would know to call a rapid and if the patient needs to be coded it would then turn into a code....
    Dec 12, '14
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  8. the worst intubation
    Sounds like a bad experience to witness. Was this an emergency situation? If it was there might have not been time or it may not have been appropriate to sedate- getting the tube in quickly may have...
    Dec 11, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. A Guide in Becoming a Nurse in Dubai
    I would live to work and live in Dubai for a little while but fear I will not be accepted. I was born in New York and am an American citizen but also have am isreali passport and citizenship since my...
    Nov 17, '14
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  10. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    This is very upsetting. The nurses do all of the work, get NONE of the credit, and get ALL of the blame and the infections. How many times as nurses have we seen doctors in and out of the patients...
    Oct 12, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  11. Common nicknames for hospital items.
    HIV positive patient we say they "have a house in Virginia" when giving report, vitamin h for haldol vitamin a for Ativan, a&0x -10 for someone very confused, there's more but can't remember off the...
    Oct 11, '14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  12. Finally had the inevitable
    I hope you had all testing available done and that you filed a workmans comp case and probably are entitled to a medical leave of absence.
    Oct 1, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Breaking bad news to patients
    It depends upon what the news is? If the patient is in the hospital and tests are conducted that reveal that the patient is positive for cancer (as an example) as the nurse I would not disclose that....
    Sep 12, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. Heparin Drip!
    Vent !! Good day everyone! I want to share a very recent experience and hopefully get some feedback and reassurance. I have recently started working at a local hospital on the Telemetry floor and...
    Jan 14, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. Evaluate this situation. What did I miss?
    If the tylenol was ineffective and/or the pts symptoms worsened or new symptoms presented I would have called the md. I have seen plenty of septic pts have stabalized temps on iv vanco for two days...
    Nov 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. If you could be instantly multilingual...
    Obviously speaking spanish would be very valuable. I speak a decent amount of Hebrew as a second language but would love to be able to speak French and Arabic fluently because they sound nice
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Young Nurses!
    Graduated my LPN program at 22 and just became an RN at 24. Hopefully moving on to my masters in a few years!! I was the youngest in my LPN and RN program!
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. ADN's being pushed out
    Graduated in May with my ASN after being an LPN for 2 years. Just got a job full time at a major area hospital and its unionized! Boom Shaka Laka!! Of course still going for my BSN but there is...
    Sep 14, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    I love being part of my union. I pay$18/week and recieve amazing health benefits (almost no copays, dental including braces,vision, dermatology,chiropracture) they provide/pay for child care, pay up...
    Sep 14, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  20. Men in Nursing Conference - Oct. 24 - 25, 2013, Newark, NJ
    $435 I can literally drive to miami and take a five night cruise. I would live to go but its too cost prohibitive. Maybe when I get a rich husband one day.
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  21. new grad RN 11-7 shift, sleep suggestions?
    I've been doing 11-7 for two years and am still nit used to it. I will be moving to 7am to 7pm three days a week next month which I pray will be better. I try not to eat when I get home from worm...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. A Day In the Life of a LPN
    Arrive on my unit 15 min early. First thing I do is count the narcs, lock them up and recieve a horrible report from the regular nurse I am relieving which usually consists of "everyone is...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. There is hope!!
    Ive been an LPN for 2/12 years and just recived my RN license 4 Weeks ago. I had an interview last week and just recieved a call from HR today offering me a full time stroke unit position at a local...
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. Does anyone else feel pressure to get your RN?
    I've been an LPN for 2 1/2years and recently recieved my RN licesne ASN. I was not "pressured" to persue my RN but instead constantly bombarded by "when you getting your RN", "what's an LPN","So your...
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. Vent! PEG tube replacement
    It is my facilities policy to apply a dressing and send them to the ER which is exactly what I have done numerous times in the past 2 years. The nursing supervisor knows this but acted on her own,...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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