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  1. New Graduate RN in Boston
    When I graduated I could not find anything in acute care. After applying everywhere I was finally was offered a job in pediatric private duty. It actually paid pretty well and was full time. They are...
    Oct 22, '14
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  2. Pts doing illegal stuff while in hospital
    We found a patient smoking marijuana in his bathroom. We had another patient that was found with heroin in her room, went out front and bought it. Apparently you can buy drugs outside our hospital!
    Apr 24, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. The Case For Job Hopping
    This topic, AGAIN?!
    Apr 24, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. Should pts w/ + sputum cultures be on droplet precautions?
    Only +MRSA patients at my hospital are placed on precautions.
    Mar 29, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. Second interview, same manager
    Thanks, I do want to clarify this is not a second interview in the traditional sense. I interviewed back in November for a part-time position. It will be the same manager though so I guess it kind of...
    Mar 26, '14
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  6. Second interview, same manager
    I have an interview tomorrow! I am very excited, it's only per diem but it would be a foot in the door. Anyways, I am interviewing with two nurse managers, one of which I have interviewed with...
    Mar 26, '14
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  7. Unemployed New Nurses Would Be Wise To Remember These Equations
    While not a "specialty" to some, I was able to land a job on a post-surgical floor in a teaching hospital after a year in peds private duty.
    Feb 26, '14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  8. Why Do I Care?
    It was a lot easier to get a job in the specialty you wanted 10 years ago. People now are desperate and take whatever job they can which sometimes results in them not liking it/looking for a new job...
    Feb 10, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Giving report
    I am all for preparing for a shift but get there early and do that on your own time.
    Jan 23, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Full-time to part-time
    It is a benefited position, more expensive of course than what I pay as a full-time employee but I could make it work. Ideally I would stay with my current facility as per-diem then I could work...
    Nov 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Full-time to part-time
    I had an interview today for a position in the specialty I have been trying to get into since graduation. It is at a great facility, pay is better, the only problem is it is only 24 hours. I don't...
    Nov 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Thank you note?
    Send a thank you note first thing tomorrow morning. A thank you note never hurts but could help! Good luck, hope you get it! :up:
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How to decrease falls?
    We use bed and chair alarms, high-risk patients near the nurses station, and if it is really bad a sitter.
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. Does your SO understand job stress?
    Nope! My husband doesn't understand why I am tired at the end of the day. "You only work 3 days a week" is his favorite line. He is always asking me to pick up extra shifts. He unfortunately will...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Are those long hours getting to you?
    I work 12s and while they are long the day of, I like having four days off. I occasionally work an 8 for overtime and boy are those nice!
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  16. What is your Achilles heel?
    Yup, me too! Vomit is by far the WORST!
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Doc Mad At You?
    I've had an attending get angry with me, he wasn't yelling thank god. It was in front of everyone which was kind of embarrassing though. It was over a patient's BP. It was reading 7-something...
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Odd questions about job postings, etc.
    Yup, or already have someone in mind. At my hospital when you change your hours you need to reapply. A girl I worked with went from per diem to 24 hours so there was a 24 hour position open on the...
    Jul 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  19. Length of orientation
    I had 8 weeks. I wasn't technically a new grad but I was new to acute care.
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  20. Alarms Fatigue: How are you planning to meet this NPSG?
    Our alarm settings have changed, looks like they follow the article's recommendations. Our O2 sat low is 88, down from 90% and there is a delay. They can change the settings all they want but...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Random question: Would you wear a $300 watch to work
    I have a swatch that I wear at work, it is plastic and washes off nicely. I also wear my engagement and wedding band to work.
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Diabetic issue
    I don't see an issue with the insulin and extra supplies being locked up but the child will need to have testing supplies near by, at all times. Could the counselor have a kit in their bag? They...
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  23. Hospital enforcing "Incidental Overtime"?
    This is happening at my facility too. Every other day we get another e-mail reminding us to clock out on time. There are even signs. It's not like I am not clocking out on time on purpose. I am there...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Nurses 6:1 Patient Care Techs 25:1 in an Acute Care Setting. Is this fair??
    They check IV sites every hour in pediatrics.
    Jul 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. The Truth..Bone Marrow Donation Painful? Possible?
    I am on the list, have been for probably 5 years and have never been called. I would absolutely do it though if they ever needed me. If you want to be on the list, sign up. It's not your family's...
    Jun 28, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing