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  1. Switching to day shift blues
    I am in your boat 100%! I love nights but I really want to feel "normal" again. And we get a 25% differential on nights... So this is going to HURT! I know everyone is saying stay on nights, but as...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. A less stressfull career choice
    Here's something you can compare it to: We can have drinks with a lid at the nurses station but obviously no food. We can work overtime if the hospital is short, and when census is low we can take...
    Jul 29
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. This week, I have learned... (5/30/15)
    1. I didn't learn... But saw for the first time... The bad side of ambien. Naked patient in the hallway and severe restlessness. But I did learn to always ask HOW ambien affected you in the past...
    Jun 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I hate night shift
    I am still a new grad, not as new as you are, and I am newly married. Basically started night shift a few months before our honeymoon! It's normal to have anxiety about not being 100%... Just...
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. BP Med/Transfusion Question
    Yes, absolutely, I rechecked the h/h and it was maybe 8.1/28 ish so, stable, after the 1 unit of blood.
    Apr 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. BP Med/Transfusion Question
    That low BP was about 8 hours before the BP meds.... And stabilized almost immediately. Just to clarify!
    Apr 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. BP Med/Transfusion Question
    Hi! Quick question- Patient had a low H/H of 8/25 and BP 95/38, HR 120s. Per MD orders, I infused 1 unit PRBCs and took vitals like q2h. BP came up nicely 140s/80s- 150s/85and HR 90s. She may...
    Apr 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Would you send this patient to the unit?
    Yes, I would have sent her to the unit. I understand your frustration of getting icu type patients on the floor... It's rough. Luckily we have great resource nurses who typically have our backs and...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. It gets better.
    I have been a nurse for almost a year. I am 24, newly married, and often feel too young for such responsibility! Started and still work in float pool at a local community hospital that isn't super...
    Mar 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. CAUTI prevention after removal
    2 hours? We give them about 6 hours. However, we may chose to bladder scan however frequent and determine the need to cath whenever based on the physicians orders. But we definitely give the patient...
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Hospital vs. Clinic
    So you are having a hard time finding a clinic job? I applied to this one in particular because it said "recent grads welcome" and I've been a nurse for about 7 months. Have you signed up for the...
    Feb 20
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Hospital vs. Clinic
    I thought it went well. They actually ended up asking me pretty much the same questions the recruiter asked.... I had a good vibe :) thanks for all of the advice!
    Feb 20
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Hospital vs. Clinic
    Thanks for all of the advice!! My RunBaby- my husbands schedule is a normal one. I could go to days but it wouldn't be until probably 6 months or so... And even then, I'm not sure if that is what I...
    Feb 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Hospital vs. Clinic
    I officially freeze up in interviews... Even over the phone. Ugh I did not have a good feeling after that one :(
    Feb 13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Hospital vs. Clinic
    National Jewish!
    Feb 13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Hospital vs. Clinic
    Thank you all so much. Wish me luck on the interview tomorrow, if I get it, I decided to accept it! Thanks again. :)
    Feb 12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Nurse to Pt Ratios in CO?
    4 on days, 5 and sometimes flex up to 6 on nights. one aide for 10-12 pts. Its med surg/soft tele.
    Feb 12
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  18. Hospital vs. Clinic
    Maybe I am wrong to say a "con" is losing acute care skills. I will probably lose some for sure and gain specialized pulmonary skills.
    Feb 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Hospital vs. Clinic
    It's an adult pulmonolgy clinic. I have no idea how busy or acute it would be.
    Feb 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Hospital vs. Clinic
    Hi AN family! I have a third world problem I was wondering if I could get some advice on. I'm about 7 mo into my BSN nursing career and recently was switched to day shift so I could orient on...
    Feb 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Med Surg Then and Now
    What about alarm fatigue? Were all the patients on tele/pulse ox way back when?
    Jan 22
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  22. This is just too much
    This is just confusing. Our med surg floor does tele, iv push meds, but we usually have 5 pts at night, can flex up to 6 but it's not often. We have phlebotomy, and we do not do insulin drips! I...
    Jan 18
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. Denver Job Outlook
    I don't think it's impossible... Just apply, apply, apply, & be aggressive! Yes the market here sucks. So make yourself stand out somehow. APPLY FOR EVERYTHING. I am a new grad and secured a job...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  24. Colorado Springs!!  Please chime in!
    Have you considered moving elsewhere, even in Colorado? It's hard for new grads everywhere here. I was lucky (but smart...) to keep a job as an aide so my transition was smooth. Some people I...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  25. Finding my niche
    Thanks for that! I am glad to know I am not alone! I decided to stick this out for another 6 months- get my full year in, and then decide where I want to go from there. Maybe the OR- maybe a clinic?...
    Dec 29, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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