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  1. Must we "pay our dues" by working night shift?
    Respectfully, I am a bit surprised by your suggestion that the OP sees a psychiatrist and attempt to be diagnosed with a mood disorder as a means of avoiding working the night shift. While having a...
    Jan 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Going into the ICU as new grad
    I would suggest taking the ICU job. It sounds like this is where your heart lies and although the orientation time seems a bit short you might be able to work something out with your manager. Taking...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. Community vs psych nursing before LD
    Does your home care company have any clients that are post-partum, neonates or pediatric patients with chronic illness? I ask because you could try to get assigned to those types of patients. My...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Trying to Decide Between an Online or In Class Degree?
    I know that this wasn't the intention of the original post but since the topic of academic dishonesty is being discussed and users have asked questions about the available research, I thought I might...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. ER dropping the ball?
    Thank you for the kudos, I appreciate the kind words. I think the point that we are getting away from on this post is that we are all working together for the best interests of the patients and...
    Jan 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. ER dropping the ball?
    I agree with the posters who talk about the importance of teamwork and each department understanding that we all have different areas of practice and different roles in caring for patients. I...
    Jan 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. hiring older nurses
    I think that it is important to have staff that are diverse and represent a variety of backgrounds, diversity should include, but not be limited to: race, religion, gender, age, work experience and...
    Dec 29, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Bedside report - hate it? Like it? Love it?
    When I did Med/Surg. I loved doing bedside report. I used to work noc. shift (1900 - 0700 or 1100 - 0700). I always wanted to do a bedside report because you can visualize the patient and see quickly...
    Dec 9, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. The Nightingale Pledge - Still relevant today?
    I think that the Nightingale Pledge remains as an interesting piece of nursing history and should not be removed but it wouldn't hurt to have it updated either. As a future nursing educator I plan...
    May 12, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. FNP vs NP vs CNS
    As many of us know the Psychiatric-Mental Health, Clinical Nurse Specialist (PMHCNS) credential has been retired and as traumaRUs alluded to many of the CNS certification exams are being retired. I...
    May 4, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  11. Resume feedback Please:)
    As someone who reviews resumes I would say that your resume is better than many I have reviewed from potential job candidates. With that in mind I have some suggestions... Remove the objective...
    Mar 15, '15
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  12. How to write 1 cover letter for 2 different units
    Here is my advice as a former ED nurse and now I work as an administrator/hiring manager (albeit its Psychiatric/Mental Health nursing).... Write two different letters. Each unit deserves a...
    Mar 15, '15
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  13. Photo on your résumé?
    Its a resume not an or eHarmony profile. Leave the head shot off of your resume and if a position requires one then I would run in the other direction. !Chris :specs:
    Mar 15, '15
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  14. Dreading bedside report with The Interrogator
    To the OP, this particular behavior that you and the other users mention on this thread is passive aggressive and comes from a place of insecurity on the part of "The Interrogator". These individuals...
    Feb 24, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Thank You email VS. personal hand written
    I think that a handwritten letter is the more traditional option and is certainly very impressive; however, these days an e-mail is perfectly acceptable because hiring decisions are often already...
    Feb 17, '15
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  16. Black and Job Hunting
    Keep in mind that what I'm about to say is just my personal opinion, everyone is entitled to one and you don't have to agree with me but I just thought I would throw it out there. I agree 100%...
    Feb 15, '15
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. MSN Nursing Education - Worth it?
    Congrats on your new position! I will be interested in seeing the responses of our peers. I am in a similar position (minus the new job in an academic position). I too want to teach but also desire...
    Nov 21, '14
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  18. I lied...a story of how I outright LIED to patient's family. defines a lie as "a false statement with deliberate intent to deceive". You didn't lie my friend, you gave a dying patient's husband and her family a chance to say goodbye. They...
    Nov 19, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Male Nurse Hair Styles
    To the OP, during nursing school clinicals and job interviews I would wear it more conservative and avoid styling it into a faux-hawk so that potential employers and clinical instructors can focus on...
    Nov 11, '14
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  20. To lock or not to lock the rooms
    I would be extremely hesitant to have a policy that has the doors to patient's bedrooms be locked in order to force them to attend groups. I have seen physician orders at my facility (a pediatric...
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. Do Med Surg / Tele RNs still get hired into ER?
    I was hired in the float pool of a small community hospital and initially I was trained to float between the two Med/Surg. units I was told that I could eventually train for the ICU. I didn't really...
    Oct 28, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Student nurse saves family from Ebola
    I think that's a good idea. I wonder how we could get that started. Any ideas? !Chris :specs:
    Oct 4, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  23. Student nurse saves family from Ebola
    That is amazing. I have to admit that I can't imagine how she must have felt getting turned away from all of those hospitals and having to go home by yourself and try to save the lives of your family...
    Oct 4, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  24. Nursing School Oopsies
    I've done that too (not in nursing school but as a nurse). I've also dropped a glass PCA cartridge full of Dilaudid which smashed all over the floor, that was really fun to clean up while my...
    Aug 26, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. News in my neck of the woods
    I think one of the important things in this case was that this patient/inmate died because the guards refused to allow him out of the cell when the medical personnel on duty asked for him to be taken...
    Aug 19, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing