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  1. Is Bedside Nursing Really for me?
    I understand you fully. Bedside nursing is what I consider the trenchwork of nursing. It can be miserable and depending on where you work and your own constitution, psychologically and physically...
    Jul 23, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. And this is why I hate floating to stepdown...
    It frightens me that your hospital doesn't have monitors in the room in a unit that it designates as "Step-Down". Scary. I can easily answer your question on what was my (most recent) experience...
    Jul 16, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. Why nurses don't want to be identified in public?
    I've always had a horror of having someone collapse or need medical attention and being expected to tend them outside of the hospital. I can do CPR but without my medical equipment and colleagues...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Best advice for when a patient insists on asking you personal/awkward questions?
    Of course I know what HIPAA is really "about".
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. Best advice for when a patient insists on asking you personal/awkward questions?
    I attribute everything to HIPAA. Patient: "Where do you live? Me: "I can't tell you. HIPAA..." Patient: "Are you married? Do you have a girlfriend?" Me: "Can't say. HIPAA..." Patient:...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. Higher Paid Nursing Jobs
    Actually, there are differences. That isn't opinion, it is fact. I've worked in telemetry, and I've worked in Intensive Care. Shake your head till the cows come home if you want.
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Higher Paid Nursing Jobs
    All nurses should be protected by a union. When we aren't, we are the perennial sacrificial lambs and long-suffering servants of the hospital.
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. New laws requiring LPNs and RNs to become BSN by 2016
    I see no reason to force LPNs to obtain BSNs as LPNs and RNs traditionally perform slightly different roles, but I support having all BSN-prepared RNs. It is in the better interests of the...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. Higher Paid Nursing Jobs
    Actually, it is that ICU is "somehow worth more than med/surg or OB", and I am an ICU nurse. The care we provide carries more risk for harm and liability. Nurses in med-surg and or telemetry may...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Higher Paid Nursing Jobs
    Get out of the South. I'm leaving. I've been with my current NC hospital for 3 years and my base is still less than yours ($22.44). I'm tired of working nights, and I don't feel that we should...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. How to survive 16h shifts...
    That sounds like hell. Nurses at my hospital are never scheduled for 16 hr. shifts, certainly not on the floor. 12 hours is cruel enough---16 hours is torture. Nurses only work 16 hour shifts in...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Concealed a nurse?
    More guns will never be a solution to the gun problem.
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. Pulled to other floors?
    Floating can really stink as it never makes for confidence when you are pulled into an unfamiliar environment and made to care for an unfamiliar patient population with unfamiliar staff. I am also...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. Everyone wants to be a nurse...
    Well, I was a traditional college student when I obtained my nursing degree. I went straight from high school. I don't think there is any other profession that allows for more direct amelioration...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  15. New grad, first job on a busy med surg/telemetry floor and I LOST my cool
    Med-Surg/Telemetry is hell on earth for most nurses, and many that I have met on such units are unhappy. I graduated in 2010 and I've said many times that if I had started in med-surg or general...
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I am sick of being a job hopping RN
    You never mentioned what your ultimate goal is for your nursing career. I would say establish a goal of being away from the bedside within a few years. I am also a 2010 graduate, and I haven't been...
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. What do you wear to an interview?
    Black suits are a tad funereal. Wear gray or navy, but do wear a suit. Dress for the way you want to be viewed---a serious contender with confidence. Moving into leadership moves one away from a...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  18. Stereotyped...and not sure what I should do
    Well...if you don't like your environment, keep looking for employment elsewhere. There is no need to be in an environment that you find culturally insulting and unacceptable---however, your initial...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  19. First New Grad Job In MD Office Advice
    As most physician's offices offer RNs insulting pay and the office vs. acute care difference in clinical experience is vast, I would encourage you to continue to assiduously seek employment in acute...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  20. Why doesn't the nursing profession support LPNs?
    My hospital does not hire LPNs and generally speaking, LPNs are only utilized in non-acute care settings in my state. In my humble opinion, for the advancement of Nursing as a whole, LPNs and ADNs...
    Jun 15, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. Are you a "Bonified" Nurse?
    I wear white every day, and I am a 24 year old man a year out of nursing school. I committed to wearing a white uniform at the bedside while I was still in school, and I don't find scrubs flattering...
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. NOT going to the pinning ceremony
    Had it not been so important to my mother, I wouldn't have even went to the actual graduation ceremony. We didn't have a separate "Pinning" ceremony as those who purchased pins received them during...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Ever had a nursing instructor hate you?
    A class that is 6 hours long with no break? Sounds like hell on earth :eek:. I suffered through 3-hour long classes with two 10 minute breaks and thought it was miserable. Don't miss Nursing...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. How do the male nurses feel about perineal care?
    You find it hard to believe a male patient would want another male to perform his perineal care? Well....I am male, I am a nurse, and I would prefer another male to perform my perineal care if I am...
    Jan 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Why don't I have a job right now?
    No idea why you would first wait 8 years to take the NCLEX and then expect to be treated differently than any other nurse with 0 years experience as an RN but...:uhoh3: I think there are multiple...
    Jul 22, '10
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing