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  1. Please Help, I'm new & made a huge med error, I'm devastated.
    I am sorry you are going through this!! As others have said, all nurses have made mistakes. I made a mistake with a heparin drip once, thankfully the patient was fine. Hugs!
    Jan 18
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. how long did it take you to end up in the NICU?
    Good luck with your interview! I know exactly how it feels to yearn to be a NICU nurse. I wanted to be a NICU nurse before I started nursing school; it's the reason I went to nursing school. However...
    Jan 14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Can you go from LPN to BSN after MSN?
    KelRN215, Thank you, so many nurses and nursing students do not seem to understand the difference!
    Jan 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Attention NICU Nurses! What advice do you have for a new Grad RN?
    Thanks to all the allnurses members for the info; I'm new to NICU and this is helpful!!
    Jan 5
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Embarrassed and depressed
    I don't think you are a loser for returning home to get a nursing degree. Not the least bit, you are bettering your life, and if other people cannot appreciate and understand that, that's too bad for...
    Dec 9, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Weirdest/most difficult thing swallowed by a patient
    wow Farawyn, used tampon!! :wideyed: I had a patient "accidentally" drink his own urine (he peed in a plastic drinking cup and left it on his bedside table). And took care of a gentleman who...
    Sep 25, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Discovery of Falsified Documentation
    Where I work, there are only two options for patients to review their records or chart. The patient has to formally request their records through the medical records office or if they want to review...
    Sep 4, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. New job!
    jeyre1847, I am also about to start in a Level 4 NICU after 4 years of adult med/surg experience. Some days I am terrified, but also thrilled to be moving into this specialty!
    Sep 2, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Failed a class - should I appeal??
    When I was in nursing school I had classmates who failed classes and failed out of nursing school due to percentages such as yours. Anything below a 78%, even by less than 1 point was considered a...
    Aug 28, '15
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  10. HESI exit exam as a requirement to graduate from the Rhode Island College Nursing Program
    When I graduated from my nursing program 4 years ago we had to take the HESI exam as our final exam, and had to pass the exam in order to successfully complete the final semester. It was stressful! I...
    Jun 21, '15
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools and Colleges
  11. Valedictorian caught cheating
    nu rn, I was about to suggest that too! I would let it be known publicly, if the school and administration do not do something. They have already let her have advantages she should never have had as...
    May 24, '15
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. Anyone only use 1-3 resources and pass NCLEX?
    I only used the Saunders Comprehensive Review book when I graduated and took the NCLEX in 2011. I passed the 1st time with 75 questions. I think it can become overwhelming to have multiple resources....
    Apr 21, '15
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. About paying off student loans
    I agree with the sentiments that we shouldn't go into nursing school and sign up for loans blindly. Too many people think that nurses make "big money", there is a nursing shortage, or believe they...
    Apr 15, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Esme Needs Your Prayers
    Esme, So sorry to hear you are ill! My prayers and thoughts are with you; I hope to see you back on AN real soon!!
    Apr 11, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. I'm so excited!
    Mar 22, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. Bedside reporting as a management tool of humiliation
    Wow, we just started bedside reporting last week and although we haven't been treated so roughly, management continues to grill us that we need to be saying key phrases over and over again, including...
    Mar 14, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. 33 Credits down, 1 credit left
    Congratulations!! I am 7 1/2 weeks away from finishing my online RN-BSN program too!
    Mar 4, '15
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  18. I'm done! Singing the praises of WGU
    Congratulations!! It's amazing when focus and hard work pay off and you reach your goals!
    Mar 4, '15
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  19. Bedside Report
    Wow, next week we are starting bedside reporting in my hospital as well! I think there are pros and cons to bedside reporting, as other expressed HIPAA concerns, waking up patients, a grilling...
    Feb 26, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. weekend work Harder?
    I have to say on my unit weekends are usually more hectic and stressful. Our acuity feels higher, not lower, and as the surgical patients get d/c'ed, our beds get filled with ED patients and...
    Feb 3, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Ugh. Rejected from dream job
    Sorry it didn't work out, I have similar aspirations. But don't give up, keep applying and maybe gain other nursing skills/experience in the mean time, which can benefit you in the future.
    Jan 28, '15
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. Charge Nurse Pay
    Nothing extra for being charge, and charge nurses have to take a full patient assignment.
    Dec 18, '14
    Forum: Nurse Management
  23. New grad over 1 year and a few months
    That is not necessarily true, I work on a surgical floor and my manager has hired staff nurses with nursing backgrounds in psych, research, nursing homes, pediatric offices, etc; they were given a...
    Dec 16, '14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  24. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    I work on a surgical floor and the rounding attendings/residents will rarely place a hand on their patients or even listen to lung/bowel sounds; its appalling! Recently I had a patient who was...
    Dec 8, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. i dont know where to go forward
    withorwithoutyou, I have had problems with critical vital signs being charted and due to busyness, I wasn't aware of them for hours! One way I try to address this is to identify who my nursing...
    Dec 5, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing