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  1. I just want to use my skills!
    I couldn't get into a hospital in my city either, I am starting my BSN in a few months. Anyway, I accepted a PRN position in a LTC facility and I am getting more hours than I need and plenty of...
    Jul 1, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Deep dish or Thin crust?
    Good times! :)
    Jul 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. Swollen Feet!
    You just want to get some compression stockings, you can find them anywhere you purchase nursing uniforms. I really like the knee high ones, they work wonders!
    Jul 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. When family refuses IV pain meds for cancer pt...?
    I have been in this situation and I have given IV pain medicine despite what the family wants. If the pain medicine is ordered the patient is in pain I give it to them. I take advantage of the...
    Jun 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Has this ever happened to you?
    I tend to let em go when I am crouch down to do something.. expecially emptying foleys for some reason.
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Unethical hiring practices
    My company makes it very clear in orientation that no one is officially hired until after their 90 day probationary period, at which time they can decide to "fire" you. I think you should go over...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Is it worth going the LVN route to get into the RN programs faster?
    University of Rio Grande in ohio
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  8. LPN and IV/Phlebotomy certifications
    Soon I will be working as an RN for the same company I currently work for as an LPN with IV cert. I will be getting an $8hr increase in pay. I know many nurses who are happy being LPNs, there is...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. PCT/nursing student in need of career advice-scared of pigeon hole
    I worked as a PCA ( same thing as a PCT) for 3 years, I quit so I could go to school full time.. i have since graduated and despite my experience on a very busy, Med surg/tele unit.... I have not...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nurse Quirks
    When I take my children out to eat I prefer buffets because they can be as picky as they want and still get plenty to eat. The last time I went, I felt like everything was terribly dirty. I found...
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. C in Comp 1 in 2005...but have a Bachelors
    If you were applying to a program that was highly competitive I would say take the classes again. But for a CC program, keep the C's.
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. 2nd semester / Med-Surg starts tomorrow...
    I am a very visual learner. I used youtube quite a bit whenever I needed to see a condition, reflex, sign, symptom etc... Medsurg can be very overwhelming, in fact I failed my first med surg class. ...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. NCLEX-RN, 75 Questions, Good Pop-Up, Some Thoughts
    I passed the NCLEX PN and the NCLEX RN .. the first time. The only thing that I did to study was answer as many practice questions I could a couple of hours a day starting about 3 days before I took...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. Facebook while on the clock?
    Before there were cell phones and internet. We used to spend our down time actually working on things like stocking and cleaning. There is always something that needs to be done. If you are being...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. New Grad Program or Job
    I agree with other posters, get a job as an aide in a facility that hires RN's.
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  16. NCLEX and pregnant?
    I think you should wait until you have been working a few months. The first year on the job is extremely stressful. NCLEX is nothing compared to what a new nurse goes through the first year.
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. Tall/Plus sized scrubs
    I like Cherokee scrubs. I have worn 3x and they are comfy. I have found that unisex draw string pants are usually more baggy in the thighs and longer than my womens scrub pants. The unisex ones are...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  18. BS Chemistry - ADN or BSN program?
    Definitely better to get your BSN, many employers are preferring it, and some are requiring their nurses to have BSNs. If you can get a job in a hospital you may be able to get tuition reimbursment.
    Jan 6, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. Shopping for online lpn to rn school
    You are not going to find an LPN-RN program that is 100% online, Clinicals are a requirement for an ADN. I graduated from an onlline LPNto RN program. I spent one day a week in clinicals and other...
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning Tips
  20. What are some important abbreviations I should be familiar with?
    I have seen older doctors use abreviations and symbols that I have never seen .. it is helpful if you know them so you will be able to read orders.
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Call in sick, or risk getting patients sick?
    Personally, I cannot stand it when nurses; or any other staff for that matter, come into work sick. ( my definition of sick.. you have a fever, cold symptoms cannot be reduced with otc meds,...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  22. Soiled Scrubs Mid-Shift
    If I have to change my scrubs I rinse them in a sink at work, place them in a plastic bag and wash in a washer at home.
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Is Your Name Important?
    Thank you for posting this discussion. A couple of days ago I actually began a similar post, but I felt like I may be overreacting. According to your post, I am not. I am a white american female...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Indiana wesleyan university
    Please keep everyone posted about your journey, I am currently looking into BSN programs Thanks!
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning Tips
  25. ideas for nurse satisfaction and scheduling
    I worked a med surg floor where we did our own scheduling, it was awesome. Everyone was assigned weekends so the manager started out by scheduling the weekends then she placed the rest of the...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing