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  1. Start new job next week, but don't have my schedule yet
    Here's my issue. I am transferring from one floor to another within my hospital. My last week on my current floor is this week and I start orientation on my new floor next week. However, I still do...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. So...What Kind of Nursing Task Do You LIKE?
    I love starting IV's. It's my favorite :)
    Aug 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. best hospitals around nashvile/franklin area-relocating
    Centennial medical center is the highest paying hospital in Nashville. It is an HCA hospital. There are three HCA hospitals in Nashville (skyline MC , Southern Hills MC , and centennial )....
    Jun 29
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  4. Job fair?
    My current job was offered to me at a RN Job fair. I had two interviews at the job fair and was offered the job on the spot.
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Now THAT'S a lab result
    A1c 18.2
    Jun 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Some insite on doing LPN before RN
    I was an LPN before becoming an RN. It did help me a lot throughout the RN program. I also already had a Bachelors degree. I decided to go straight for my BSN but I didn't get into the program. That...
    May 14
    Forum: New Hampshire Nursing
  7. 2015 Rn pay per hour
    Large hospital in Nashville, TN I make 24.22/hr base pay. That pay is for 2 years of experience.
    May 14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  8. RNs with a Bachelor's in another field
    I have a Bachelors in Political Science. Then I went back and got my BSN. The things I learned in the extra classes that a BSN provides (verses ADN) does not compare to what I learned while obtaining...
    May 6
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. Snow & calling out of work
    I never thought a thing about you saying sweetheart or honey, but then again I'm from TN and it's common here
    Mar 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Snow & calling out of work
    Yes I made it to work. It was slick but I drove very slowly and didn't have a problem. A SUV flew past me and ended up about 2 feet from slamming into a rock wall. Driver was ok. This thread has...
    Mar 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Snow & calling out of work
    Seriously? I should not wait until the weather hits to ask these questions? Do you really believe that how I will get to work hasn't crossed my mind until now? I am not going into work an entire 24...
    Mar 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Snow & calling out of work
    Thanks everyone for your responses. I am in TN. The governor has closed state offices and is advising people to stay off the roads. We are under a state of emergency. At my house I got 2 inches of...
    Mar 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Fired and Devastated
    I see some people mentioning LTC but honestly LTC is no cakewalk. I found it toughter than acute care in the hospital. For me LTC was very fast paced and hard to keep up with. Have you considered...
    Mar 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Snow & calling out of work
    So I've been a nurse for 4 years now. I live in the south where snow is not common. As of today every school system in the area is closed due to the snow. I have no kids, but this tells you how bad...
    Mar 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Why am I starting out making 19 an hour?
    I am from the Nashville area and 19/hr is around the same amt that hospitals pay new grads here. Sounds reasonable to me.
    Jan 3
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Compression stockings or not This is what I wear to work. I love them!!
    Oct 22, '14
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. 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, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  18. [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, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. 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, '14
    Forum: New York Nursing
  20. 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, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Pushing Dilaudid?
    Interesting, I've never heard of piggy backing dilauded. I have always given it IV push or through a PCA
    Jul 8, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
    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, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. 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, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. 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, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. 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, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure

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