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  1. Everyone is so secretive about pay? New nurse and I have no idea the average pay
    I just heard a segment on NPR about how women make less than men and this disparity might be alleviated if there were more transparency from corporations. Yes it's taboo for us to talk about salary...
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Is it really MRSA?
    Finn55, sorry to hear about your health struggles. That sounds like a terrible series of events. I'm sorry that you weren't treated with all the kindness and compassion you deserved. I hope you'll...
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Sallie Mae Student Loan, Fixed or Variable?
    Don't do it especially with the job market for nurses as tight as it is... That's as much loan money as some people take out for medical school with less assurance of a job and less future earnings....
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. For Whom The Bell Tolls
    Viva, I'm sorry this is such a rough time. With all your great qualities and experience I hope you transition smoothly to the next step, whatever that is. Most of all, don't let them define you!...
    Apr 30, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  5. Have you ever performed CPR? Results?:
    OP, I'm sorry to hear about your brother. I might have done the same thing in a similar situation (depending on the circumstances). I hope you are doing okay!! In terms of CPR - haven't done it...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. Float pool, would I be in over my head?
    As a new grad float, I highly recommend floating for all the reasons other people have mentioned - variety, no politics, flexibility. I LOvE my job. You don't have to be an expert to be a good nurse....
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Balancing on the Borderline
    Just like there is no shame in taking anti-hypertensives, there should be no shame in taking mood stabilizers (SSRIs, SNRIs). Do what you need to do to stay afloat! Taking time off, a reduced load,...
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  8. Please be prepared for your interview...
    I prepared for interviewing like studying for a test... A very personalized test where the goal is presenting yourself in the best light while using your experiences. I studied behavioral questions...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. ADN plus a previous 4 year degree
    There were at least 3 of us in my ADN class with a previous BA. Mine was in a humanities subject and I think having the degree helped in terms of improving the critical thinking and soft skills that...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  10. I have a quick question; I just can't figure it out.
    I had an interview with 2 people sort of in a y configuration in a conference room. It was rather awkward and I felt like I was swiveling my head to try to make eye contact with both individuals....
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  11. What are my chances at Mayo?
    I assume you are getting your BSN? Then I think you'll have pretty good chances. There are people from all over up here and they really like BSNs. Not sure about ICU but probably PCU and almost...
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  12. Confessions Of A Nurse With Poor Interpersonal Skills
    Thank you so much for sharing, TheCommuter. I really appreciate your open-ness about this issue and I also value all the comments from people dealing with the same struggle. Nursing is a very social...
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. New Customer Service Initiative
    Would those be "lollipops" perhaps? ;-) like dumdums... But stronger...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. The Healthcare Bubble and How to Survive It
    Thanks for the responses. My post grew out of a feeling that healthcare was a little too top-heavy and unsustainable. I hope I am proved incorrect :) I was hoping with this article to put a positive...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. The Healthcare Bubble and How to Survive It
    The answer: the healthcare bubble. What it is and how to survive the "pop." Is there a healthcare bubble? The experts waffle, but facts are facts; between 1999 and 2011, government spending on...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What do you think about nurses and PA's being called "Doctor"?
    I run into this problem when volunteering at a clinic where I translate. There's not a good, easy way to say nurse practitioner in spanish. (See this website...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. 8hr vs. 12hr work days
    I prefer 8's... I feel like 12's eat up the entire day! But if I were full-time, I might have a different opinion. My facility offers both 8's and 12's, plus a variety of FTE's. I'm .6 evenings and...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  18. The Ghosts of Units Past
    My float preceptor, Jack, leans back in his chair by the computer. It is a quiet fall night on the orthopedics unit; our patients are sleeping, and pain medication isn't due for an hour. The unit...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Research on nursing students attrition (drop out) from University
    In our program, there was and has always been tremendous attrition in the second semester of four, a cardiac/pulmonary/endocrine-focused semester. Everyone got through first semester okay; then I...
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Rough Day
    Thanks everybody for the encouragment!! I'm a big fan of brainsheets, I don't know how I'd get through the day without them! It's so helpful to look at the piece of paper and know exactly when I need...
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Rough Day
    Let me preface this with, I am SO excited to be an orientee. I know it's going to be a great job, hard sometimes, but good. I've finished six weeks of floor nursing on med/surg units. Now for the...
    Oct 11, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Enjoying my nursing dream job!!
    I am working at a large well-known institution in Rochester Minnesota ;)
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  23. Enjoying my nursing dream job!!
    I am just writing to encourage all of you who are looking for work - it can happen! I wanted to be a nurse all along, but I detoured through getting a B.A. in Anthropology (awesome degree, no...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  24. Is 2 letters of recommendation too little/incomplete?
    I had 2 letters of recommendation, one from a clinical instructor, one from my "manager" at a place I volunteered. I got the job... so I think as long as they are solid and you have some callable...
    Apr 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  25. Advise Desired for Obtaining Job at Mayo Clinic: Rochester (Soon to be Grad)
    I am going to school in Rochester and do my clinicals at Mayo. I haven't seen/experienced other places, but contrasting my experience with my mom's experience at a different organization, Mayo seems...
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing