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  1. New Grad Jobs in Mountain Towns...Unrealistic?
    Grand Junction Colorado is a beautiful mountain town and there are two hospitals there. I know they hire new grads! Good luck in your endeavors! RN BSN
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  2. Health Insurance costs
    210 a month for ppo family plan. It's decent RN BSN
    Nov 8
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. What is your schedule like as a nurse?
    I work 3 12s. Nights, but that was the position offered, we don't do both. I work ICU and often eat at my desk right by the patients room. We have to get co workers to watch out for our patients if...
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Pregnant in nursing school
    I have eight kids, went through school Preggo and breastfeeding. Graduated and am now working full time as an RN in the ICU. If you want it, go get it! Hopefully you have supportive family and...
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Starting out in a hospital?
    I think it really depends on where you are and what the hospital needs are. I work nights now but am moving to days soon after less than a year on nights. Nights is better in a lot of ways, pay,...
    Oct 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Powder use & Skin Breakdown
    We use it occasionally in the icu, usually just in the armpits or under a sweaty BP cuff after a helps keep the smell and moisture under control. RN BSN
    Oct 2
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Taking notes during an interview
    Bring a note pad with your questions and just make sure you ask before the interview if it's ok if you take notes. All the interviews I've had, the interviewers were perfectly fine, if not a little...
    Sep 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. A Push for the Return of Team Nursing in Medical –Surgical and Telemetry/Step-down Units
    I got 12 weeks orientation to our ICU. I also had several amazing nurses teaching me all the time. Im sorry you've had such a poor experience. We also never have more than 2 patients. RN BSN
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. If you had a reset button, would you choose nursing again?
    I've only been a nurse for about 9 months but I have wanted it for years. It is just as stimulating, interesting, heart wrenching, exhausting, heart warming, and satisfying as I imagined it would be....
    Sep 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Can a single parent really do this???
    Family should come first, but sometimes you have to make sacrifices for the goal you have in sight. I finished nursing school with 8 kids, I am blessed with a supportive husband though. I missed out...
    Sep 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. moving to day shift - question for parents out there
    I'm on night shift and have the same concerns! I'm on the wait list for days, who knows when that will actually happen. I've only been doing nights for about four months but it's really getting to...
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Annoying the nurse manager?
    Maybe go down and try to meet with her face to face? Just so she knows who she is emailing with. I would wait a bit before emailing again. Sometimes it takes a little longer to set up the interview...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  13. Calling out during family emergencies (advice?)
    I am so sorry for everything you're going through. To me, it sounds like you're trying to carry the weight of all of that on yourself. Don't. Your brother is not your responsibility. Your parents...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  14. Every Nurse has that one patient they'll remember forever
    I haven't been a nurse long, but in the ICU I've had the privilege of experiencing some heart wrenching things. One was a young guy in his 30's, had taken off his seatbelt to grab something on...
    Aug 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Part time nights or full time days with infant
    Nights! They aren't that bad, even without a baby. You will be on a wonky schedule anyway and be up a lot at night with your little one. Good luck! RN BSN
    Aug 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. *Night Shift Nurses... Please Help!* Starting RN Night Shift - telemetry
    I like to transition to days on my time off as well. The trick is to get up early on your first night in, then take an afternoon nap. Then on your last night, go home and sleep for 3-4 hours. Get up...
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Day shift or night shift
    I'm working nights now. It works well with the kids schedules, I can go home, take them to school. Then sleep and be up for dinner before I go back to work. Also, it pays much better. I like nights,...
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How do I get enrolled into a 4yrs BSN.
    Most colleges and universities admit students generally, then you take pre requisite courses at the university that will prepare you for a nursing program. Generally it's 2 years before you can start...
    Jul 20
    Forum: International Nursing
  19. Holy cow! My book total is how much?!
    I used older editions during school. Saved a ton of money and never regretted it! Most of them are nearly the same. RN BSN
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Funny Things Patients Say
    I had a patient who was not taking her dilaudid well...she was totally hallucinating and saying the funniest things. She was convinced at one point that I was going to kill her adult son who was...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. But all the Nurse is doing is sitting down. Why cant the help?
    Rr RN BSN
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. ICU or CCU
    I am a new grad working in the ICU. I love it. We get a whole gamut of patient problems. Our ccu gets fresh hearts and lung issues. I was offered either and it came down to what I wanted most to do....
    Jul 7
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. What would you  like to see in your scrubs?
    Slightly stretchy, lots of well placed pockets, a little shape to them so I don't look like I cut a neck hole into a pillow case and am wearing it like a shirt... RN BSN 2014
    Mar 5
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  24. New grad - icu/critical care
    I'm a new grad who just got hired in the ICU. ☺️ I am in general orientation right now and can't wait to start on the floor. I am scared but obviously the managers saw potential in me. I did do my...
    Mar 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. The Story of Jahi Continues
    What nurse would "tell the family to suction the blood"??? That is insane. RN BSN 2014
    Mar 3
    Forum: Nursing News