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    Hi everyone, let me start out by saying that I understand that we need staff 24/7 in our business, and I admire those who are able to work nights and make it work out in regard to sleep, family...
    Jun 21, '09
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  2. I could really use some help with night shift vs day shift! Birthing Center
    I am in your situation, only it took me a year to get there. Started out as a new nurse working day shift (hospital policy) for six months before trying out a few nights. I switched to working all...
    Dec 14, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Took Job on Telemetry Floor...what's Telemetry???
    To motorcycle mama, i'd like to say "follow your heart" even if it's a cliché.. if you have doubts you should probably choose something else. on a side note, i have noticed on this this board that...
    Aug 28, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What is YOUR surgical floor like?
    I work at a ward with 20+1 beds, with the +1 being a bed which shouldn't be occupied since it is reserved for "open return" patients (terminally ill cancer patients) who may check in straight to the...
    Jun 25, '07
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. Controversial Michael Moore Flick 'Sicko' Will Compare U.S. Health Care with Cuba's
    I saw the movie and I liked it. I have read about the "broken" US health care system and how so much money is spent with a huge overhead, esp. administration, malpractice suits, etc. Living in a...
    Jun 22, '07
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. Please Help! I'm 3 months in and feeling like a horrible nurse
    Angie O'Plasty is right. Theory without the milage is not worth much. I notice it myself, having worked my first week on my own after orientation at my first job. From colleagues and from this board,...
    Jun 22, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Poll: How long is your orientation?
    I have just started working on a busy med-surg floor in Sweden. Standard orientation is four-five weeks here. Can I ask you something? In this country you become a nurse (RN) after three years...
    Jun 22, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. How many new nurses are seriously thinking about quiting?
    I am just about to get out of orientation and start working on my own, so I haven't thought about quitting just yet. I had a dream about going to the US to work as a nurse, but this board has really...
    Jun 13, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Specialties for Men
    I just started in this field and chose my first job to be on a surgical ward. I am the only male on the ward. Two men came and went before me, they stayed for about a year. It is pretty common for...
    May 23, '07
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  10. Advice for Handling Pt. Criticism Please
    Wow. I have read plenty of letters from patients and relatives thanking the staff for good care, but I've never heard of a letter where people have been named like that in such a negative way. Had I...
    Mar 7, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. I want to do something else
    Phew. Whenever I read one of those "i hate my workplace" that unfortunately seem to be plenty at this forum, I am amazed. I know you're not too fond of unions on your side of the pond, but is this...
    Mar 4, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. So..You're going to be a MALE nurse?
    In Sweden there has been talks about changing the name of the profession. The name for RN in Sweden is "Sjuksköterska" which literally translates to "caretaker of the sick". The "problem" is that...
    Mar 3, '07
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  13. scrubs
    This is coming from a Swede, and thus someone from another cultural context than you guys. Our jobs are the same though. I have browsed through some threads in this awesome forum and every now and...
    Mar 3, '07
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  14. Is night shift easier?.....
    This is a very interesting question, and like some of you have mentioned, i suppose it depends on which unit you work in. I am from Sweden and still a student (about to graduate in a couple of...
    Oct 11, '06
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  15. Hello from Sweden!
    Hi everyone, seems like I had to go west in order to find not only a decent, but what it appears to me a great forum for nurses! I'm a nursing student, 30 y/o male from Sweden currently on my...
    Mar 24, '06
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings