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  1. Stephen King Readers Thread
    I'm a SK lover too! I just started a leg tattoo sleeve with The Dark Tower. "There are other worlds than these" is the quote I'm using. A raven, the rose and a compass (my personal addition)....
    Oct 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What med surg skills do med surg nurses do about 80% of the time?
    Yeah get the skills by doing them. Repetition. I work an odd med/surg/oncology unit. It's also the icu step down and we do a lot of hospice/comfort care. I give a lot of pain meds, lots of...
    Sep 25
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  3. Best way to learn IV skills?
    Repetition. Just doing it is the best way. It's fine if you take some time to prime lines etc. as your get more comfortable the "speed" will come. Any time there is a new IV that needs to be...
    Sep 25
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  4. Do RNs get extra pay for working with students?
    We don't pay more for charge nursing or having nursing students with us. I enjoy having students with me 99% of the time.
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What does your school have you wear to the Pinning Ceremony?
    We wore dress clothing and graduation gowns, no caps. Those of us graduating with honors also wore our cords.
    Sep 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. An Atheist Nurse in King James Hospital
    Phrases like that can and do work. The only two times I was outright asked I was pretty close with the people already. I think hunk ive only been asked to pray a few times as well though. I'm...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  7. An Atheist Nurse in King James Hospital
    I've never seen someone decline to answer if they had a religious preference so I guess it never occurred to me to not answer that I have no religion.
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  8. An Atheist Nurse in King James Hospital
    Why would I lie? Nobody else feels the need to lie if they believe in something. I've only been directly asked twice and I always offer chaplain services early in a discussion about prayer so it's...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  9. An Atheist Nurse in King James Hospital
    I don't mind sitting with a patient and holding their hand while THEY pray. Of they ask me to pray I tell them "I'd be happy to sit with you and hold hands while you pray" delivered in a really nice...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  10. Have you ever been abused at work by pt or med staff?
    Confused patients have called me names, it doesn't really bother me. I did have one try and pull my hair and he also threw a (plastic) fork at me. I'm glad that my facility usually has good...
    Aug 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Tattoos!
    Lol my mom was with me for my first one and she has quite a few herself. I guess I never felt the need to rebel.
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Tattoos!
    My manager doesn't, but two other managers in my hospital have visible tattoos. Both are men. I'd guess one in his 50s the other is maybe 40.
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Tattoos!
    I know several people with big watches that are covering tattoos.
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. When is the appropriate time to bring up a planned vacation?
    By me we don't cover pto for your holiday. You have to find someone to cover for you. I once paid a coworker additional because I had a wedding when Memorial Day was my holiday. There are no...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  15. "normal" workload??
    I work oncology/med/surg I am busy a lot! I do sometimes run around like a chicken with my head cut off lol! We have good ratios though IMO. 4:1 days 5:1 back half of PMs and 6:1 on nights....
    Jul 30
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  16. Tattoos!
    I found nursing school to be more restrictive than the real world. I do wear half sleeve shirts under my scrubs to conceal my half sleeve tattoo. My collar bone tattoo occasionally peaks out...
    Jul 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Poll: Nurse and law enforcement couples
    Nope. But my parents were both cops. On my floor only one nurse is married to a cop.
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I'm running away to PetSmart
    I was a vet tech before I was a nurse. The pay stinks, you help euthanize animals on an almost daily basis, many owners suck and are mean, animals misbehave. I tell people I'm going to be a...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. port accessing tips.
    I can usually feel the center of the port, it's slightly squishy. I can't say I've missed one ever though either. So maybe just bad luck?
    Jul 14
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  20. Reduce Hours/Increase Hours
    You were hired for a specific FTE and that's what you'll be required to be scheduled. You can't just reduce hours when you want. Also insurance is often determined by FTE. Where I am that would be...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Nurses, how do you view your job?
    Well I read the other thread too. I've hit my one year on an oncology/med/surg floor last month. Nursing was never just a job option for me. It's more than that. I came to nursing after other...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. does every rn out there hate their job? sonography/x-ray tech instead?
    This. I don't know any nurses in real life that hate their job. I know one or two that don't LOVE IT but they are okay. I love my job. I have just completed my first year there (new grad). It's a...
    Jun 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Hilarious Conversation with a Patient
    One patient swore she knew the president...when I asked her what his name was she told me Roosevelt. But she wasn't sure if it was Teddy or Franklin lol! I was like those were the ones you were...
    May 31
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Do you titrate drips?
    We titrate cardizem but I haven't seen the others and I've been here a year. Days have 3-4 patients and we'd give that nurse only 3. We are technically oncology med/surg but we are the icu step...
    May 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I failed my preemployment drug test :/ what now...?
    My employer skips blood and urine and takes hair samples from all new employees. It's shows three months worth of information.
    May 15
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance