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  1. Should I wait to have a baby?
    I may be in the minority, but I say go ahead with the baby making. School can wait if need be, but there is a finite window for the babies and even good fertility numbers are no guarantee, take it...
    Jul 6, '15
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. Been there, done that RN Students: Rent or Buy
    I bought several of my books on Ebay. Some were international/current editions -- the only differences with those were that they were usually paperbacks, and sometimes were in black and white instead...
    Jun 16, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. It takes a lot to make me angry.
    Well Done.
    May 16, '15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management
  4. Help! I have to precept a new grad who already knows it all....but not really.
    I was just wondering if he is still within a probationary period (isn't it 3 months, usually?) where the employer gets to decide that it just isn't working out. Given that that is usually the case...
    May 15, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I'm a nurse and I don't like people.
    I'm right there with you, as a fellow introvert. In line with TheCommuter's advice, I'd recommend finding a nursing job where you don't have the constant exposure to these situations that are so...
    Apr 18, '15
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. Mass General Hospital vs Kindred
    MGH, no question.
    Apr 18, '15
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  7. Do you need a tb and an x-ray as part of your physical?
    Interesting, I hadn't read that, will check into it though. We've actually had several patients whose positive PPD was attributed to BCG vaccination >10 yrs ago, after follow up IGRA testing was...
    Apr 18, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do you need a tb and an x-ray as part of your physical?
    One point regarding the TB issue is that if your friend spent her childhood in the Ukraine (you said she was born there, so unclear), then she would have likely received two doses of the BCG vaccine,...
    Apr 17, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Was my professor out of line?
    I had a similar run in with a professor during nursing school, minus the religion comment (which I think may have been tongue in cheek anyway possibly). So, in my case in the end, I agreed to...
    Mar 31, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. I am an ER doc.  I wrote a short story about a girl having a seizure.
    Loved it, thanks for sharing.
    Mar 20, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. When should I start a family?
    I would agree with the other poster that you should have some baseline fertility testing done and not assume that all is ok. It would be helpful to find out now, not later, if there are any issues...
    Mar 16, '15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. The thing that has surprised you the most about nursing...
    What I like vs. what I don't like, compared to what I expected. For example, the other day I was packing a deep, tunneling wound. I would not have imagined that I'd ever be able to really stand doing...
    Mar 7, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Looking for best site for Nursing CEs
    The CDC has good courses (free), always new ones being added. I thought the courses were better than Medscape is pretty good also. Main Entry Page - Online Registration and...
    Mar 5, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Medication Error - 53 is this for me
    I am not a school nurse, but just wanted to wish you well as this is resolved. Also, wanted to mention a policy of my son's school nurse in case it may be of any help to you. He has a medication (set...
    Feb 20, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. Has anyone ever escaped?
    Maybe you haven't found your niche...I work in a small specialty clinic where we see patients one at a time. We have some regulars and some patients I'll see once and never again. I work alone about...
    Feb 19, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What have you lived through? (Let's reminisce)
    As a young kid: My dad drank Schlitz beer, we had black and white TV, 6 TV channels, no cable yet, had a corded rotary phone attached to the wall, cartoons only on Saturday mornings, used my...
    Feb 16, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Regarding chronic tardiness
    I will admit that I was chronically late to most everything in my past (pre-nursing career) life, but I will tell you it is not because I had no respect for other people's time. Truly, I felt...
    Feb 15, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What's your dress code at work?
    Can wear whatever I want.
    Feb 8, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Need advice on nursing/pt relationship post discharge
    What about these two, below? I am glad they're happy, but remember wondering at the time why there was no mention of ethical/HIPAA issues at the time, at least publicly. Perhaps people looked past it...
    Feb 6, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. mandatory flu shot
    Just joined AN and this is the first post? Agree with dishes. Homework question.
    Feb 5, '15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  21. Only ''Fill in the blank" Nurses Need Apply?
    I'm currently in a job for which the advertisement listed a requirement of 3 to 5 years of experience, which I didn't have. I applied anyway, and here I am. I did have other experience/education that...
    Jan 31, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Stories of the pre-vaccine days
    Great idea for a thread....My mother was a star athlete as a teenager and loved to dance. When she was 19, shortly before the polio vaccine became available, she was traveling from here in the U.S....
    Jan 30, '15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  23. NCLEX befuddled
    Just some interesting info you might find helpful. I decided to do a little research after seeing a few of these posts recently. I hope you did well on your exam.
    Jan 28, '15
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. NCLEX - snowstorm?!
    Check your state's website regarding travel bans..... So far, there are travel bans in MA and CT starting tonight through tomorrow.
    Jan 26, '15
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. I received this email from a professor. I was a little shocked. Opinon?
    I understand the OP's point of view, but I think that this particular email was purposely verbose, with examples to illustrate the reason for the code, so that there was no mistaking the school's...
    Jan 10, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student