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  1. Unpaid orientation LTC
    Simple: "Thank you for the offer but I have decided to pursue other opportunities." That red flag tells me they probably have a high turnover rate and you will just end up looking for a better job...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. why do many MAs and CNAs call themselves nurses?
    It irritates me when I meet people who call themselves nurses that aren't. I worked very hard to finish school, spending three hours a day driving in the car to attend classes and going through my...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Terminated after two months and in need of help please!
    Although yelling at a patient is unprofessional, I can sympathize that LTC is tough, especially when you're a brand new nurse being thrown into it with poor orientation. My first few years I started...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Nurses that eat their young
    I've been a nurse for a few years and have orientated quite a few nurses. There was one in particular that I trained and she was around my age as well. Within two years she went from floor nurse and...
    Sep 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Med Error by CNA
    I'm glad that you reported the med error, that's the right thing to do. I'm sure you learned from it and will be more cautious next time. Unfortunately making med errors is eventually going to happen...
    Sep 14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. Why did you want to be a nurse?
    My high school offered medical classes taught by registered nurses. I took those classes as electives and the teacher's passion for nursing was what really caught me. I like how in nursing you can...
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Ethics: Does knowledge of a patient's blood borne pathogen change your care?
    It does not change how I care for them. I use universal precautions for every patient no matter what they have in their blood. The patients seek medical help from caring people not to be judged. I...
    Sep 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Supervisior causing problems, what should I do?
    I don't have time to read all the other comments but working somewhere for 8 months really isn't that long. I wouldn't take it personally if they have you float on occasion. I have floated MANY times...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Late on interview.
    I don't think they will consider you. I would take it as a lesson learned and try to go else where. As it was stated it makes you look desperate. The email you wrote makes you look very...
    Sep 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. No babies for this NICU nurse
    I'm 26 and married with no kids yet. My LTC patients have known me for a few years and they will bring it up just to start a conversation. I don't take it the wrong way because most of them don't...
    Sep 3
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Ask for ER position?
    I didn't land an ER job but got hired for Med-Surg. Very excited about it! I think it will be a great experience and when the time is right I'll eventually make it in the ER. I told my hiring manager...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Is it appropriate to apply for jobs before you graduate?
    It depends on the company. Where I live some of my classmates got jobs prior to graduating. Mainly because they worked as a med-tech during the program or got a foot in the door through our program...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Comparing myself/feeling inadequate
    I think because you are quiet some people may just need to get to know you better. I bet after you've worked there for awhile they'll know your strengths and weaknesses. Don't compare yourself to...
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Why are the floor nurses so unwilling to teach?
    When I was in nursing school I was always the quiet one. I would shadow the nurse I was paired with and didn't jump in to do things. I would try to assist with handing them gloves if needed or...
    Aug 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Stay at home mom after degree?
    I agree with the other responses. It's great for you to stay home with your baby but I think career wise it would be good for you to at least work per diem somewhere just to have some nursing...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. Start BSN while job hunting?
    Hi, I'm an RN with my ASN degree. I've worked as a nurse for three years. It seems that most hospitals in my area prefer BSN nurses. I have been doing LTC/Rehab but have always wanted to do...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. How do you lose your license??
    I am one of those nurses. The reasons are frustration that I'm overwhelmed with 25+ patients and that yes, I'm not providing the care that I feel my patients deserve. I prefer to do preventive care...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  18. Worst/silliest/are you serious pt complaint you've received?
    I had a patient accuse me of giving her a pain medication to make her drug tests positive. She was known for her behaviors and its very rare for a patient to complain about me. Plus this certain...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Gay student attending Christian Nursing school?
    Go visit the schools and see if you get comfortable vibes. Maybe make an appointment with advisors and just discuss the programs with them to see which you may like better. You don't have to tell...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. New Nurse ... not distinguishing myself as brilliant
    I think most new nurses go through this feeling. When you get overwhelmed and anxious, just take a deep breath! Don't rush yourself. It's not fair to you if you compare yourself to nurses that have...
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Poll: Nurse and law enforcement couples
    My husband is a mechanic :) He's the handy man type and does a lot around the house. It's awesome.
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. New grad LTC? Any tips?
    Plan your shift very well. After report and doing rounds, look at everything you will have to complete on your shift. Try to get everything done and out of the way as soon as possible. At my LTC...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Sexual Comment from Boss???
    If that was the only comment, I wouldn't think much of it. Maybe he was just misunderstood? Possibly just trying to make a compliment but it came out wrong? Most of my co-workers are female except...
    Jul 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. When should I talk to my manager?
    Maybe if you stick with the med/surg for at least a year it would be better. The manager would know you more and you'll have that one year experience under your belt. Staying with a unit for just 6...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. 9 Newbie Nurse Mistakes to Avoid
    When I was doing clinicals in nursing school, I emptied a foley bag for a patient that had a TURP but I forgot to do the lock at the bottom of the bag. When I returned from lunch there was urine all...
    Jul 30
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure