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  1. Clinic nursing vs Hospital nursing
    A lot of the clinics around here have their nurses full time by having them work 4 9's. That way you still get a day off for those pesky doctor's appts.
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Need help adjusting. Any advice?
    I always feel that way in a new job. Just the way I'm built, I guess. But then, it's the same way I feel when I get people's fantasy Christmas letters saying how WONDERFUL their children are, and...
    Jul 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What can you tell me about Modesto, CA area?
    Compared to San Francisco, Santa Barbara, or LA/Orange county, Modesto has a "low" cost of living. Compared the rest of the united states...not so much. It is in the central valley, and the central...
    Jun 12, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  4. Can a crappy waitress still be a good nurse?
    One of the best nurses I know was fired from her first a waitress. Hating to make mistakes is probably a good thing. You're less likely to make them in the first place. That being...
    Jun 3, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. I cry after I see a baby born-can you give me some advice
    I worked L&D. The first few times the actual birth was an emotional thing. And there were times right up until the end where I'd made such a connection with the family that my eyes would get damp...
    May 21, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Let's give nurses a break: How do the rest of the staff dress?
    Not exactly what you're looking for, but one of our surgeons wears his scrub pants a bit loose. One day in surgery they fell to the floor. They stayed in a puddle around his ankles until he...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Is this a correct diagnosis for my care plan?
    For our care plans we always had to have a nursing diagnosis. A nursing diagnosis would address the patients functional condition. So, it would be something like ...impaired mobility. The...
    Apr 3, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. Sharing prescriptions of non narcotic medications
    I'm sure we all see how it would benefit the patients to save money. Maybe nothing would ever happen and the patients would be happily saving money for years. Let's consider a scenario. Let's say...
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Alzheimer's patients get more freedom, less symptoms
    What a wonderful article! Thank you for posting it
    Jan 10, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. S-BAR
    I work as an advice/triage nurse in a clinic. We do S-Bar now, though we didn't when I started. Used properly, it is SOOOOO much more effective than the narrative charting/messages we were sending
    Jul 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Are LPN's being Phased Out?
    I found this post kind of ironic. Last week three fresh LPN's were hired at my clinic. Today I was told my RN position had been eliminated. So...I'd say there are still jobs for LPN's.
    Jul 9, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. Labor and Delivery Interview New Grad
    The one thing I remember from my labor and delivery interview was that a L&D nurse needs to be strong. Able to keep a frightened mother on task, and back a doc down if need be. Work well under...
    Jul 4, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. Yahoo article: 8 of 55 New Grad RN's with job offers in CA.  Last year 0 had offers.
    I read an article several years ago...when the nursing shortage was real...that said that if everyone who had a license, or was eligible to have a license but had left nursing all came back to work,...
    Jun 13, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Did I pick the wrong career?
    Ask yourself if there are any aspects of the job you like. If the people who are criticizing you were not there, if you were on your own, do you like anything about the work? The patients? Also,...
    Apr 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Pt in hospital, sign on door says "Report to Nurse's station before entering room"
    Another reason I can think of is a visitor going in to the room, not knowing that the patient is in the hospital might think that the patient had passed and be distressed. (depending on the mobility...
    Mar 12, '10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. IV forms of Zofran and Decadron given PO???
    Have given IV decadron PO. Haven't heard of doing it with Zofran. And of course, it was done with a doctor's order.
    Feb 21, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. whats less stress.... pacu or OR?
    Well, no family in either OR or PACU. I prefer PACU. But part of that is I just don't like the thought of wearing a cap and mask ALL DAY. I'm not really fond of some surgeons attitudes either, so...
    Feb 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Can I please get some critiques on this letter?
    I think email is fine. In fact, that is how I got my first job out out of nursing school. My first contact with my nurse manager was with an unsolicited email from me to her. I agree that being...
    Feb 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Looking for some support
    I've heard that complaint before in hospice. In fact, I tried hospice for a whopping two months, and decided my license wasn't worth the risks my particular administration pushed. I do know,...
    Jan 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Reglan and Compazine IV push policies?
    At the surgery center I work at, we push Reglan all the time. I can't remember the last time we had a bad reaction. We don't use Compazine much at all. And I would never administer a drug one...
    Jan 17, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Those of you in management/hiring positions...
    Is it legal to discriminate based on pregnancy status? Ooh, had to edit to add this (I'm in an evil frame of mind) You likely would hire another person to mow your lawn. But you might not hire...
    Jan 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Please Someone Help!!!!
    At our junior college you had to be an X-Ray tech before you could take ultrasound. To be an X-ray tech you just had to go through the junior college's x-ray tech program, then pass the national...
    Jan 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. First night off orientation- feeling overwhelmed
    I distinctly remember that overwhelmed feeling the first day...week...month after being off orientation. Busy L&D, high risk, scarier than all get out, and I kept forgetting things. Needless to...
    Jan 4, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Can they drop your medical benefits after handing in letter of resignation?
    Um...just a thought. Was it a three check month? Last month was, for us. In that case they do not take out benefit payments on the third check.
    Jan 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Most embarrassing mistake you've ever made
    It was my first couple of weeks on my own in Labor and Delivery and the patient had delivered. The doc wanted the bag of LR swapped out with a bag that had pitocin in it. I knew we wanted it done...
    Dec 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion