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  1. Anyone here who hate the holidays?
    Just saying, worked @ Target for 6 years and actually enjoyed working there. For the record, we got holiday pay... No one loves working over holidays regardless of your plans, but if work needs to be...
    Nov 22, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  2. Manager With No Prior Experience? What?
    Was the holding manager ever oriented by the regular ED assistant managers? Perhaps that would be a good place to start. Critical care experience does not necessarily equate or translate to the ED or...
    Sep 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  3. ADHD Nurses-what area do you specialize in?
    Critical care-same reason. Always different, usually running, and always learning. Great for "multitasking" brains!
    Jan 25, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  4. Could I be the only reformed misfit in nursing school?
    I sounds like I have a somewhat similar life experience to yours, in that I was by no means a "good kid" growing up for similar reasons (and others). As other posters have pointed out, it has been a...
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Where have all the jobs gone?
    Not a problem in my part of the country, we are still hiring. We are hiring less than we would have though. I live in Michigan and with many husbands still out if work pt/contingent wives are working...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  6. party like a nurse?!?!
    Anytime I hear some jerk use the "naughty nurse" reference I say "sure come hang out at work with us" and "be a guniea pig for: Letting students/new nurses practice skills depending on your level...
    Jun 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. Minor things people get fired/wrote up over,,,give examples.
    I believe because of the language that was used.... not appropriate but after a three hour roadtrip to IR with a confued ICU patient....can't say I blame her for THINKING it, too bad she verbalized...
    Jun 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. Your nursing practice varies from mine, therefore, you suck!!
    Hehe.... Had someone freak cause I didn't give iron as scheduled at 0800 am besides being the only med and the patient being asleep... um it is hard on an empty belly too people! Retimed for...
    Jun 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Hiring outlook for ADN vs. BSN in your town?
    ADN's are to be phased out of the system I work in within the next fifteen years. LPN's are already gone. This includes having those already working going back to school to obtain BSN. LPN's had to...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  10. Managers can I change your opinion of them?
    Your post reminded me--- I HATE HAVING A CLOSED DOOR!!!!!! However, I am constantly being scolded that for joint commission, CMS, and the fire marshall it is a violation. Some environment...
    Apr 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Managers can I change your opinion of them?
    Feel like I am being ran over a bit as well. Never had a work related issue in my life, feel like a nervous wreck walking on eggshells. No problem asking me for help/ opinion about things needed...
    Apr 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?
    Thats not what Im saying, BSN clinicals to my knowledge, all have these types of hours. Those are part of education time. Even after that grads in other professional programs often take unpaid...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  13. MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?
    Most other professions (physicians, lawyers, etc.) have unpaid internships....and nursing will be heading that way as well..... I have already seen positions posted here i the midwest
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  14. Modifying tasks when pregnant. My boss says "no".
    sorry for being late, where I work you can only get light duty for on the job injuries-not pregnancy.
    Feb 20, '10
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  15. Starting Clinicals and Having Anxiety
    Well don't know if this helps, but I am about to be a new clinical teacher and I am having anxiety! You will do fine, just treat people (non-medically) like you would like to be treated. That is half...
    Oct 10, '09
    Forum: Health / Stress Management
  16. am dose v pm dose steroids
    Hi there, feel like this is dumb question but, why are steroid doses lower at night than in the morning? Was asked this by a NP clinical instructer. Only thing I can find is possible insomnia....
    Sep 10, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. Cardizem, rythmol, and dig.....oh my
    Hey guys, thanks. Pt ended up intubated about 48 hours came off ok. I asked the nurse if she verified she says yes. But admits she didn't question the order. Dealt with same doctor many times...
    Jul 26, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  18. Cardizem, rythmol, and dig.....oh my
    hey guys wondering if anyone has had or heard of this before. pt had afib rvr 160-180s. critical care. doctor ordered 60 ivp cardizem (huh????) and 0.25 dig ivp and 600 ryhtmol, followed by cardizem...
    Jun 25, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. Options needed for student nurse
    I know at school B's and C's were simply not good enough to get into the nursing program. It is very competitive and it depends on the group you apply with. Right now a lot of people with "real...
    Jun 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Orders you wish you could have written in the chart...
    For a hard to sedate pt I had....ativan gtt 2-5mg/hr...doc then said..if that doesn't work use a louisville slugger....I thought it was funny....
    Apr 12, '09
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. Does anyone know which hospitals are good to work in as a new grad?
    I went to Oakwood as a new grad and was VERY happy.....
    Apr 11, '09
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  22. Toxic Healthcare Personalities
    I agree about the complainers! They want to cry and moan but you better believe they don't have any solutions. Let alone try to help CHANGE the situation......CAT
    Apr 11, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Difference between ICU and intermediate critical care
    It depends on the hospital. Our IICU take everything but CRRT IABP and "brain drains" not just "stable vents and tube feeds. We do all the gtts, vents, procedures, etc so you should really ask.....
    Feb 5, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  24. Charge nurses
    Our charges always have a full assignment......we are trying to change that CAT
    Feb 5, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. This was a question on our test today. What do you think the answer is?
    I would have picked A.....
    Feb 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student