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  1. Is it hard to get a job if you went to school in a different state?
    I would add that while you won't have a problem transferring your license, you may have a problem networking. If you were to go to school in the area you ultimately want to work in you might be able...
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    July4th. Yep, she had a number in her name.
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. OI MDs
    I would guess that most hospitals on this list have a good deal of patients with OI. U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals: Orthopedics
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  4. The way we ask for someone's pain level?
    I know that I sometimes plant pain pereptions in my patients' minds. I work with post-surgical peds patients and always just ask flat out if they are in any pain. If they say no or give me a low...
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What do (did) you do during the gap between graduation and your first job
    I got a temporary full time job in the infant room at a daycare. I wanted to work in peds, so it seemed like a good way to get some baby experience in while studying my developmental milestones!
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Nurses who have passed the NCLEX-Please help me!
    One of the things that really helped me was making a running list of meds/assessments/interventions I wasn't very familiar with that I encountered during my practice quizzes. After I finished the...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. You make the decisions on YOUR shift and I'll make the decisions on MINE
    I feel bad for not only the patient, but whoever follows the cranky, I'm-not-going-to-give-pain-meds-unless-you're-screaming nurse. They're going to be playing catch up all shift to get the pain...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. This question has been bugging my class...
    But the question didn't ask what the best indicator of pedal perfusion is, it just wants to know the first action you'd take. You've got a fresh post-op patient being admitted, not someone who's...
    Mar 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Would wearing a sexy nursing outfit to a party disrespect the profession?
    Do whatever you want! I think that an actual nurse wearing a sexy nurse outfit is 100% better than a non-nurse wearing one!
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. The Hardest Day, The Happiest Day
    Thank you for this story and for your choice to donate your father's organs. My dad received a heart transplant when I was 12 and because of another family's selfless decision he was able to walk...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. creative alternatives to incentive spirometry
    I work with post-op peds and have the darndest time getting them to deep breathe. Some can use the IS and some do okay with bubbles, but they rarely do it hourly even with prompting. We also have...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  12. LPN vs RN in Minnesota
    It's a bit of a tricky question since the Nurse Practice Act in MN is in the process of undergoing a change in language specifying exactly what LPNs can do! The MN BON would definitely have the best...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  13. Optimal Effects of Child Life Involvement in Pediatric Nursing
    I LOVE Child Life. Once upon a time before I was a nurse I wanted to be a CCLS. I love them because they distract the kids while I get my work done, the families love them because they give their...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  14. Almost passed out during clinicals!!
    Twinmom, that sounds like the holy grail of grossness!
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Habits you picked up from work...
    Oh my gosh yes! The worst show for me is/was(?) HawthoRNe. My two favorite scenes: 1. Teen girl in labor, fetal heart monitor in the background. Fetal HR drops to 30 for a sustained period. This...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  16. Habits you picked up from work...
    Ditto to the trying to badge in anywhere there is a door!
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  17. Analgesic Therapy: Safe and Effective Pain Management Tutorial
    This is great! Thank you!
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  18. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives, But Is It Realistic For All Nurses?
    I put Eucerin cream on my hands and wear gloves to bed, otherwise the skin on my hands cracks in 2 days!
    Dec 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. What do you do when you have cancelled shifts?
    I do shift work (10-12 hour nights) and I've got 3 cases that I'm on. Two are 24 hour cases and are staffed very well with hardly any openings. The other is nights only and the family frequently...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. Your Starting Salary?
    "Not a new grad here but I can access my hospital's pay scale so know what new grads make. Base is $64,000/year. All new grads work every other weekend and get 25% diff for W/E. Also those who work...
    Oct 5, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. How did/do you pay for nursing school?
    I chose probably one of the most expensive schools in the US in one of the most expensive cities in the US. It's also the one with the highest average student loan debt for alumni. Great choice. ...
    Oct 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Becoming a Pediatric Nurse
    I agree 100% with the post above. I went to a very expensive, very good nursing school and I am having just as hard of a time finding the position I want as people who went to community colleges. I...
    Oct 5, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  23. The perfect private duty setting
    I agree with what the others have said. I work overnights, so give me clear house rules, a comfortable place to sit, adequate light, a place that is "mine" (whether that's a chair, desk, whatever),...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. From PEDs private duty to PEDs in the hospital?
    I work in peds private duty now and I know several people from my agency who, after about a year, have been hired onto peds units at hospitals. It definitely happens. If you're working with a good...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  25. Do you ever see the child after you leave a case?
    I asked my agency if I could keep in touch with the little girl from my first case (I was their only nurse by the end) and they gave me approval. It's nothing TOO intimate--I sent a card for her...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing