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  1. Possible new student  - any input would be appreciated
    Well, submitted an application and was notified that I am not eligible for the flexible start program and the earliest start date would be spring 2013. I would be just about done with another...
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: Ohio University Online Nursing
  2. Possible new student  - any input would be appreciated
    Good afternoon,I have read through most of the very long thread and had some further questions. I saw that there were some challenges getting transcripts reviewed. I am hoping that has been...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Ohio University Online Nursing
  3. Extra Shifts, Extra calls, feeling a bit guilty
    Don't feel guilty. Let it go and enjoy your life and free time.
    Mar 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Nurse's vent!
    Sorry your mom doesn't respect you or your knowledge. Many hugs to you......:hug:
    Feb 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Feeling Flustered
    I have worked nights for 18 years. For me, scheduling all three shifts (or in my case four) in row has helped me have a normal life on those days off. My normal days are Monday - Thursday nights. ...
    Dec 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. PLEASE HELP! How does your hospital do holiday rotations for night shift staff?
    We have three rotations and within that you can bunch or split the holidays. I bunch mine so my holidays this year are Thanksgiving eve, Thanksgiving Day and Memorial Day night. Next year is...
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. WGU - RN to BSN - 90 hr clinical requirement.  How are you meeting it?
    I am interested in WGU's RN to BSN program, but am interested in hearing how you have satisfied the 90 hour clinical requirement. Does anyone have any information? Thanks!
    Oct 25, '11
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  8. Surgical leave... I just need some love and support from other nurses!
    Hugs to you! I had shoulder surgery 6 years ago after a patient tried to remove my arm. I was out of work for almost 7 months though with the recovery. Shoulder surgery recovery is the most...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Man, you guys make nursing seem HORRIBLE!  If I knew this before school...
    You can choose to believe that. There are issues in every profession, but you aren't reading a board about every profession, you are reading a board about nursing. If 10 people post about a bad...
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Man, you guys make nursing seem HORRIBLE!  If I knew this before school...
    No, what you see are nurses being human. We all have bad days, but we also have good ones. You aren't going to remember the posts that say, "I made a difference today," but you are going to...
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. The thing about 12 hour shifts...vent
    Some people are just toxic.......and don't get that 36 hours a week is a full time job...... It is her normal behavior towards you?
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Florida Hospital RN Job Fair
    Wow, they show a ton of open positions. Now if they didn't have such big bugs down there.......... They are all close to disney though..... :)
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Job market reality for new nurses
    I went through the "overage" of nurses in 1993 when I graduated. It was tough then too. The majority of my classmates who had jobs at graduation were people who worked at facilities as tech's,...
    Apr 17, '11
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  14. Never thought I'd have this problem: which job to choose?
    While many of the nurses I work with commute the 45 minute to an hour drive, it would drive me nuts. I have done it before and it gets very old, very fast. Add traffic, bad weather, accidents, etc...
    Mar 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. wanted: thoughts on bedside reporting
    We recently started bedside reports. Complete report takes place as normal at the desk, but when the report is complete, both nurses go to the bedside to confirm all of the information (checking...
    Mar 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. You know it's going to be a crazy night at work, when
    they have called at least 4 times begging for help........ Sigh....we are going to get beat up AGAIN tonight. Hoping this is not the new normal.
    Feb 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. For the first time, was "fired" by patient family
    Yes, it happened to me before. I will tell you to try and not let it bother you, but it will regardless. Sometimes it has nothing to do with you (the majority of the times), but has to do with...
    Feb 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Advice, what would you have done in this situation?
    1. The nurse who came to tell you that the patient needed the bedpan started the cascade by not putting the patient on the bedpan herself. You don't need report to put someone on a bedpan. 2. ...
    Jan 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Working 3 12hr shifts in a room, yay or nay?
    I always work my 3 - 12 hour shifts in a row. In fact, I am working my fourth tonight. It's much easier for me doing them in a row, I hate breaking my sleep up.
    Jan 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Panic attack setting in
    How do you know it is your patient?
    Dec 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Anyone have Kathy White Fast Facts for Iphone?
    Was trying to decide whether to buy the updated book or buy the app for Iphone and was wondering if anyone has bought the Iphone app? Do you like it or would you rather have had it in the book...
    Nov 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Work calling 3-4+ times a week to come in
    Don't answer the phone - let them leave messages. There are days that we get 2 - 3 calls a day for help. My answering machine is my friend. Now if the voice on the other end offered an incentive,...
    Nov 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Do you think this is fair?
    Yes, it's fair. Weekend option at our hospital does not work holidays unless they fall on the weekend. If it falls on the weekend, it is their responsibility to work it. If it doesn't, they never...
    Oct 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. A legality question about pay
    Sorry, not right in any way. In 17 years in healthcare, I have never clocked out and completed required work. I would be complaining to the Labor Board, it's illegal what they are doing.
    Aug 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Tax question for Per Diem RNs
    Sounds normal for any working person. The more you make, the more they tax.... You can change your number of deductions to bring home more each payperiod. Make sure you won't end up paying at...
    Aug 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion