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  1. In my first job, but still looking.
    FYI - the primary, though not only, driver of nursing pay is years of experience/years in a particular job, not so-called "accomplishments." Your skills will only develop to a point in any job. I...
    Oct 25, '15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. signs of a bad unit
    I worked on a unit like this. It was NOT a bad unit, but I ultimately didn't like working where people were constantly leaving and constantly on orientation - so I changed to a unit with less...
    Oct 24, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Intestinal pH? Miller-Abbott tube
    I've never seen this treatment, but generally speaking if you're sticking something past the pylorus, you've going to want an Xray - which is going to be more definitive than ph testing.
    Oct 24, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Getting over a med error, what now?
    If it makes you feel better, prophylactic heparin doesn't even work.
    Oct 24, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. "No Haitian nurses" says Ad
    It's certainly discriminatory, but I doubt it's illegal if we're talking about PDN in the home.
    Oct 23, '15
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. honeymoon during orientation
    This is how the situation would be sanely handled by a not difficult to work for organization. (For some reason my first reply wouldn't go through)
    Oct 22, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Trying to figure out what to do with my life
    Nurse Beth - I went into nursing for pretty much all of your 4 no-no reasons and have done just fine. Just saying.
    Oct 22, '15
    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  8. honeymoon during orientation
    This is how things are handled by sane and not-difficult-to-work-for employers.
    Oct 22, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. honeymoon during orientation
    Most managers are pretty accommodating of truly major life events such as one's *own* wedding. Now, asking off for every one of your college friends' weddings every weekend is a different story.
    Oct 22, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. resume/job change
    To your company: O please. Will you be singing the same tune the next time the market is tight? The employers' market won't be permanent.
    Oct 22, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Is it true that being a job-hopper is a good thing?!
    I've had a lot of jobs (including PRN), most of which have lasted 18 months - 2 years. However, each move I've made (with the exception of one) was the result of career advancement opportunities as...
    Oct 22, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. A coworker made me so mad!
    I don't think it was ridiculous at all, though granted we are only getting part of the story. I think your expectations are overly idealistic.
    Oct 20, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. A coworker made me so mad!
    How are they going to treat an acute abdomen with no IV access and sketchy labs?
    Oct 20, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. A coworker made me so mad!
    Actually, it really kind of is that simple - in the sense that those issues are not going to be resolved with an ED visit. What were they going to do? Call psych? The finger stick labs would have...
    Oct 20, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. A coworker made me so mad!
    This patient was being immature and ridiculous. Why do you come to the ED, repeatedly, to refuse treatment? Even if you *had* gotten the finger stick blood work - eventually the treatment based off...
    Oct 19, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Abandonment if I don't pick up over time shifts??
    Tell your charge nurse if she doesn't stop threatening you that you'll file charges against her with the board.
    Oct 19, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. Patient videos on social media?
    Very.
    Oct 19, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. LPN working as a CNA?
    Um, there is no variety if they only have her doing tech duties.
    Oct 18, '15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Patient videos on social media?
    the proper way tot do this is by posting to an education resource site on the hospital's intranet - not via a private Facebook group.
    Oct 18, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Why do minorities have more respect for nurses?
    My experience has been that wealthier and more educated people, ironically, treat nurses better. Their expectations are more realistic and they are less prone to treating the place like a hotel and...
    Oct 17, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Anyone excited about your RN life ahead?
    The more you make, the more you spend. the more you make, the more they take.
    Oct 15, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. CCU/CTICU Interview
    Clinical practice questions beyond basic safety and assessment type things (similar to NCLEX what would you do if) are not appropriate for job interviews - especially for new grads. Those types of...
    Oct 14, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Are most new grad RN preceptors like this on the first day?
    I don't know. Sometimes night shift is the Mr. Hyde to dayshift's Dr. Jekyll
    Oct 14, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. MAR how should it read?
    Not all states have that stupid and dangerous rule.
    Oct 13, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. Am I a Product of My Environment, or Just a Crappy Nurse?
    OP, I think perhaps you're not quite experienced enough to distinguish between justifiable self-doubt and "the workload is bull ****." You'll get better at that in time. Just keep trucking along...
    Oct 13, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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