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  1. What kind of shift report was that?
    This is why I love ER nursing. Report consists of something along these lines: "Okay in room 1 you have a 65y/o male no cardiac history, chest pain for 3 days. Line, labs, EKG done, doc hasn't...
    Sep 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What is so difficult about this question?
    I don't know. If it were me, I'd want the healthcare provider taking care of me to know all about my medical history. For example, I've had pneumonia 3 or 4 times in my life. I've had at least...
    Aug 24, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. What is so difficult about this question?
    As an ED nurse who works triage a lot, I find it incredibly frustrating that when I ask most patients if they have had any medical problems in the past they give me a blank stare, and sometimes ask...
    Aug 20, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Poll: Do you wear your wedding band to work...?
    I wear mine, but it's just a plain silver band, no crevices or anything to get stuff caught in. And when I wash/sanitize, I routinely push the soap/sanitizer onto/around/under it. Most of my...
    Aug 10, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Is there a line floating?
    I've worked in float pool, and was expected to float anywhere except ICU, ED, and OB. That said, since I had PALS, I suspect I could have been asked to float to OB if it had been necessary. And I...
    Aug 7, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Do Nurses Earn Big Money? You Decide.
    It's all about perspective... Does a doctor, or a lawyer, or an engineer think that my $60k a year is big bucks? No, of course not. But the people who say that to me are not doctors, lawyers, or...
    Aug 5, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. what's your take on this?
    I have been threatened by patients when working in the ER, so I could see it from that perspective. I don't know why the med-surg nurses would need to watch their backs though...
    Jul 31, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Shift differentials?
    Three months was the norm in the hospitality industry, where I worked before healthcare. Not ideal, but if you need coverage, you can always choose to pay COBRA rates for the interim period. I...
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  9. New grad at a non-skilled nursing facility?
    Um... to be blunt, it wouldn't even be a question for me. If I were in a position where I needed to borrow money for rent, I would take any job I could get to put food on the table for me and my...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Shift differentials?
    Wow! 35% on nights??? That would be amazing! I hear Orlando pay is a little higher than the rest of the state, though... I have a couple of friends who have transplanted there in the last few...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  11. "When was the last time I wow'ed a patient?"
    I love this topic!!! I just had to meet with not one, but two managers of a unit I floated to after working a 12 hour shift, to answer about a patient complaint regarding my nursing the night...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Shift differentials?
    My husband and I (both RN's) are planning a move to Florida, specifically the Sarasota area in the next 6 months or so. I hear all the time about how FL nurses don't make that much money, but...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  13. Sleep deprived due to nightshift
    Like some of you above, I am naturally "programmed" for nights as well. Prior to starting nights, I was never a "good sleeper" I would take hours to fall asleep at night, and then never feel rested...
    May 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. How do you reward yourself after a tough shift?
    It's probably already been said, but I had to place my vote for a hot bath... just thinking about it now makes me want to have one when I get home from this shift, not that it's been a difficult one...
    May 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Would phlebotomy skill be helpful to get a job as an RN?
    Yes. Go for it. Even if some hospitals don't have RN's drawing labs, some do, and all that I know of consider IV starts a nursing responsibility. If you are competent at drawing blood, starting an...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. ED RN possibly relocating to Hudson Valley area
    Hi there! I live in the Albany area, so I can break down those hospitals' ED's for you: -Albany Medical Center is a level one trauma center. Very busy, lots of transfers in and holds. Doesn't...
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  17. How long does the "new nurse anxiety" usually last?
    I never had much anxiety, but then I am not an anxious person in general. My husband, however is, and he said it took him about a year to not have the anxiety. He also said it really went away once...
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. How do you deal with these types of patients?
    I am so glad to be out of the ER, because I think this type of patient made up 50% or more of our patient and family member mix. And maybe it is un "nurse-like" but as another poster stated, no...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Tampa General...any thoughts
    For those of you working directly for baycare, do they contract people year-round, or just for "the season"? Just curious for my own personal reasons, not trying to hijack the thread...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. Best job for new grad?
    Where you decide you want to specialize is a very complex decision, and not one that needs to be made right at graduation time. If NICU intrigues you, by all means apply there, but as someone...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Night shift better for shy personalities?
    I too am an introvert, and I definitely prefer night shift, to the point where I would not consider working days, even if it paid more (which it doesn't :sarcastic:) That said, there are still going...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Realistic take home
    Where in south FL is this? I don't need hospital names, but city if you don't mind would be nice... also what unit do you work?
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  23. Curious about Exit interviews
    I am about to resign from my first nursing position on Monday, and am curious about what goes on in these exit interviews that I hear about. Are they mandatory? Who usually conducts them? What...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  24. 1 month after interview and still nothing?
    I could have written your post! I applied for a position at a local hospital, got the HR interview within days, and then... nothing. I'm beginning to wonder is there something wrong with me? Is it...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  25. How to Survive (and Thrive) in Nursing School
    I know plenty of nurses who completed nursing school in their forties (my husband included). Don't let your age be a stumbling block. As far as BLS, I took the course for about $50 at a local...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student