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  1. Do you see a generational gap in nursing?
    Wow, I really dislike all the generalizations in this thread. I am 27 and just finishing my first year in the field. My school (BSN) emphasized the mental work of nursing much more than the physical,...
    Aug 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What do you absolutely LOVE and absolutely HATE about your job as a nurse
    I love hands-on patient care: assessments and wound care. I don't even mind changing briefs because it brings me more contact with the patient and a chance for a thorough skin assessment. I love...
    Aug 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Tell me does get better?
    Work with the evening nurses - about half of the bathing should be done at night to even out the work. That said, it still sounds like a tremendous load without nursing assistants.
    Aug 12, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Moral Support
    Sorry you're having this issue. Be sure to be open with your new manager about the situation. Don't let them find out about it down the road. And congratulations on your dream job!
    Jun 24, '10
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  5. "Can I take one of your patients for this one?"  "No! And I resent your asking!"
    I have a regular schedule of 3 nights in a row. Sometimes there are patients my coworkers and I call "one-shifters." If we take turns having the patient, we are able to maintain good nursing care...
    Jun 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Questions during a job interview for RN position
    What are your greatest strengths/weaknesses? Describe a professional situation in which you have been in conflict with another person. How did you handle yourself? What would you do if you walked...
    Jun 24, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Tips for being a great Nursing Assistant
    As a student, show interest and ask questions. This is a great way to supplement your clinical experience from school! If census is low, I appreciate when CNAs take extra time with patients, like...
    May 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Appropriate Shoes for Interview
    You could wear neat-looking scrubs with newish tennis shoes. This is considered professional attire for us. Or you could wear what you would wear to any other "business casual" function. Good luck!
    May 10, '10
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  9. when studying the nclex book....
    If I remember correctly, Saunders lumps all of Peds in one testable category and all of OB in another, unlike the systems approach for Med-Surg. I found the outlines very helpful, but I tried to keep...
    May 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. How long did it take you to find a job after graduation?
    I recommend getting a patient care tech job now in one of your top choice hospitals! Work hard and create a good impression now, and you'll be seriously considered as you approach licensure.
    Apr 28, '10
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  11. "Nurses are so Mean"
    I graduated last May and have had positive experiences working in a LTC/rehab facility, in a free clinic as a volunteer, and in a community hospital. I work hard and ask a lot of questions and seem...
    Apr 27, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. school nurse saves kindergarten student
    Yes, cnajacob, a person can be in respiratory arrest and still have a pulse. Remember to check Airway, Breathing, Circulation in that order and feel for a pulse before starting compressions. That's...
    Mar 22, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Preconception/Pregnancy and Work Safety
    Makes sense... thanks!
    Mar 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. No, Caps Are Not Totally Gone
    My school had a ceremony where we got our first stethescopes, instead of caps. It was still special to mark the beginning of our clinical experience. :redpinkhe
    Mar 16, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Preconception/Pregnancy and Work Safety
    Hello fellow nurses! I am a new RN and work in a small community hospital's stepdown unit. My husband and I are finally getting ready to start a family. I am reading up on preconception and am...
    Mar 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Felt Like A Real Nurse Today
    The first time I felt like a real nurse was when I assessed for rebound tenderness in one of my LTC patients and made the decision to send her to the hospital! I just started in a hospital, and...
    Jan 27, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    I went to school with a guy named Harry Heyman.
    Jan 27, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. I really need help, i'm never going to find a job
    I went door to door to LTC, and it worked for me. I was lucky and got an offer on the first day! I was dressed to impress and had multiple copies of my resume and recommendation letters on hand....
    Nov 13, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. LTC is not my cup of tea
    I'm in the same boat, DekagirlsRN. I keep applying to the local hospitals and have even gotten some interviews, but no job there yet. I keep telling myself that it will get better, that the right...
    Nov 5, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. SC Relocation
    I lived in Greenville until I graduated from college and have lived in Charleston for 2 years. Growing small city Greenville is great for hiking, day trips to the mountains, a vibrant downtown, and...
    Oct 1, '09
    Forum: South Carolina Nursing
  21. Outpatient Infusion a good career move?
    I have an interview coming up for a position in an outpatient clinic that sees primarily patients with arthritis and autoimmune diseases. The office manager said my main roles would be to review...
    Oct 1, '09
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  22. Is it hard to find a job as NP new grad?
    Hi friends, I am considering becoming an advanced practice nurse (FNP or CNM) several years from now. As a new grad NP, how is the job market? Does it follow the same course as the job market for...
    Sep 10, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. How is it that I haven't found a job yet???
    JewlzRN, I graduated the same day you did, and I feel your pain. I have applied to numerous positions in hospitals. I finally decided to look outside the hospital and was lucky enough to find a...
    Aug 31, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Want to be a nurse. But.....(pre-med? Nursing?)
    Some people in the general public have the idea that "smart" students should to med school and may discourage you from pursuing a career in nursing because they don't understand that nursing can take...
    Aug 21, '09
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Is Charleston area hireing new grads?
    I'm a new grad. It is a very competitive market down here with 3 nursing schools: Trident Tech, MUSC, and Charleston Southern, the latter 2 offering BSNs. There simply are not enough positions for...
    Aug 20, '09
    Forum: South Carolina Nursing