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  1. Best use of time waiting for phone to ring?  Didn't work right after graduation
    Hi everyone, I graduated with my ASN in 2011 on the honor roll. I a good student who tutored classmates. I also have a bachelors from a local University in a somewhat unrelated field. I am...
    Sep 1, '14
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  2. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    A "right" is whatever we the people decide it is. We've got all sorts of "rights" in today's modern world that weren't an issue (or perhaps even imagined) at the time the Constitution was penned. ...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. Malaysia:  "Please, help my son! He is dying!"
    It sounds like this was very traumatic for you. I can see why such a moment stuck with you so long. The thing is that you don't know why the boy died. He never should've been hit in the first...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Would you do this?
    You do not write orders for meds -- even just change in the route of a med. You're risking your license. You needed to call the doctor and get one of her doctor to do a phone order for this. ...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Taking Teas V on Monday, last minute advice?
    The TEAS test was a piece of cake (compared to nursing school exams and the nclex). It's just an assessment of what you should already know. It's pretty much jr high to high-school level reading,...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: TEAS Exam Help
  6. How sad is the NICU? Is there a personality type best suited to it?
    All types of nursing can be sad, if you choose to see the negative. You can look at the positive in NICU: in some countries there really isn't a NICU and most of the babies would not make it. By...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Mixed Emotions About Nsg School
    Nursing school is a full-time (sometimes even an overtime) job unto itself. I think you're right to be noticing differences in the kids. If you don't need to enter nursing right now, don't feel...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Community College or University...that is the question
    It really depends on what schools are in your area, your budget, your personal goals, etc. I did the community college to RN route. I am graduating now and will be working under my RN license as...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. nursing care r/t pregnancy termination
    staff note:please, answer the op's questions about how to provide proper care for patients following the loss of a pregnancy (for whatever reason) and the other things she wanted to know. do not...
    Apr 10, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Parents Sue EMT Who Posted Murdered Daughter's Photo on Facebook
    The emt did a stupid thing. Very stupid. And he is paying for it. Is he paying enough? Well, that's a topic for a different thread. The family certainly has a right to file a civil suit...
    Apr 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
    Can you follow up with someone in admin? Is it possible the aide does not know the full results of the report the facility got from the inspector? Something sounds fishy. Is it possible a...
    Apr 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Can an ER Nurse to an ER Physician?
    You could become a MD, but the path you follow to become a nurse is not the same one a Dr would follow. You COULD become a nurse and head to grad school to become a NP or PA. The NP and PA both...
    Apr 4, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. before getting pregnant in nursing school
    I know I risk ruffling a few feathers of moms on this board, but I feel this needs to be said. The nursing schools don't warn against it and they can't ask if your pregnant when they admit you. ...
    Mar 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Things noane told you about nursing
    I didn't realize how many patients one nurse gets. Even when some are acute, some hospitals still keep piling on the patients on a regular basis rather than hiring extra staff. In the search for...
    Mar 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Coming to work after taking a narcotic?!
    Refer to your facility policy. Or talk to your supervisor. If you feel she is impaired for any reason, you may be better off sending her home. That being said, I don't agree with some replies...
    Mar 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. New Grad, don't want to work in hospital
    Then apply for a position that's set around a 4 x 10 hour shift. Or a 5 day x 8 hour shift. They do exist in hospitals. Can you get away with doing no weekends? Depends on the hospital/unit....
    Mar 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Maybe I'm just old and cynical, but....
    I have a bachelor's in Computer Science from a reputable university. After doing that for over a decade, I've had enough -- and I'm becoming a RN. I could've gotten a MBA and been a project...
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Compassion or reality for obese patients?
    Your job is not to dole out "reality" to patients, no matter what you think their health needs are. You can educate, once you've assessed a readiness to learn. Anything else may be seen as...
    Feb 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Any nurses understand how isolating infertility is....
    I have voluntary infertility: at 38 I still am choosing not to have kids. And it's tough. Everyone keeps asking when I'll start a family. My parents want to be grandparents. My peers are given...
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Nursing program w/a minimum required to pass with a 90% on exams, what do you think?
    I don't think aiming for 90%+ accuracy is a bad thing. That >10% you don't know could be a med error or procedural mistake that'll kill a patient. I am not saying all mistakes on an exam will...
    Feb 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I got a job!!!! BOO-YOW!
    Thanks for the clever ideas! And congrats on the job!
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  22. How to Survive (and Thrive) in Nursing School
    In retrospect, I'd say step #1 is to pick the RIGHT nursing program to go to. Some aren't a good match for some students. Some aren't so good overall. Some expect students to teach themselves...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. NOT going to the pinning ceremony
    I am so glad you posted this. I secretly have been thinking this, but I was too afraid nobody would understand. :yeah: I already asked the director if it was ok if we didn't buy a pin. (Pins...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. No jobs or nursing shortage-- Nursing isn't in demand!
    You want to be a nurse but you're stopping at LPN rather than RN because you see RNs as being overworked and underappreciated. LPNs work just as hard, and in some jobs they're just as...
    Jan 29, '11
    Forum: New York Nursing
  25. Sex Offender as a home care patient?
    Pedophiles are drawn to kids. Unless you're 12 (or look to be age 12), the pedophilia should not be an issue. Personally I'd be more scared of the man with a history of violent rapes of adult...
    Jan 29, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing