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  1. Confused about PTO
    It sounds like you basically have to cash out your end-of-year PTO, which sort of sucks. Most places I've worked have let you roll over at least a certain amount. Otherwise anyone wishing to travel...
    Jan 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. How is it fair to put PRN nurses on call?
    In theory PRN is first called off at my primary facility, but this has only ever actually happened to me once, when they accidentally over-scheduled that shift and I arrived to find out I wasn't...
    Jan 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Do RNs do a lot of heavy lifting?
    Yes, lots of lifting in acute care. There are probably settings (I'd imagine mostly LTC) where there is just one RN and many CNAs/LPNs and so the RN is kept busy with administrative tasks, but in...
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Mobile IV infusions... for hangovers
    I wouldn't want to work at one of these places because a. I imagine there might be a tendency towards a certain attitude/age/entitlement level among the clientele and b. I would really worry about...
    Dec 30, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Emetophobia and Nursing
    Anything that you deal with frequently you gradually desensitize to, although if you're starting from the level of true phobia, some sessions with a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in...
    Dec 27, '15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management
  6. Suspended without pay for expired TB requirement?
    Your recourse is "get a TB test." You get that's what they want, right? For you to go get the test? Suspension without pay over failure to meet mandatory requirements isn't a punishment, it's...
    Dec 20, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Private Grumbling but NO Open Discussion!
    An insanely bad policy was implemented a few months ago at my workplace. It was CRAZY bad, it involved a workflow that improved numbers on paper by shuffling patients around in ways that wasted time,...
    Dec 19, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Finding employment in OKC, OK LPN with Theft misdimeanor charge
    You will have to include your school and graduation dates on a resume and most job applications, so it won't even take a background check for them to know that it's been a while. I would strongly...
    Dec 17, '15
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  9. Seven Hells: Vent
    Everybody else has given great advice, but I only saw one other person mention this and I think it bears repeating: DON'T LEAVE RIGHT BEFORE YOU'RE VESTED! That's cutting off your nose to spite your...
    Dec 16, '15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. What did you do to get an RN job though without experience?
    Most hospitals will only hire to new grads to new grad-specific slots or residency programs- it takes much longer and costs more to train a new grad, so mass-applying to jobs that say they require...
    Dec 15, '15
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  11. IS THERE A DEMAND  FOR LPN'S AND RN's
    As the previous posters said, highly variable. I graduated six years ago and struggled to find a new grad job (along with most of my classmates) due to an excess of nursing schools in the area-...
    Dec 14, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. For Profit vs. Non-profit: Do YOU notice a difference?
    I've worked at several non-profit and one for-profit hospital. The best hospital was non-profit but the for-profit was second best. The worst, by a mile, was non-profit. For-profit does,...
    Dec 14, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Having a family member as a patient
    I would be incredibly uncomfortable being the primary nurse to a family member- I'm on excellent terms with my family, but I would second-guess my ability to be focused and objective about all of my...
    Dec 14, '15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. 4 months pregnant New grad RN about to start oreintation
    With either of the options you're likely to have a problem with getting maternity leave unless your employer is unusually generous and progressive- you won't qualify for FMLA with either of these...
    Dec 14, '15
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  15. MD's treat male nurses with more respect?
    Has it occurred to you that part of the frustration your female colleagues experience over conflict that may reduce them to tears is their awareness that "fighting back" often backfires for women, as...
    Dec 14, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Pay Difference Between Full Time and PRN?
    Usually PRN makes more- often significantly more. I make about 20% more than base pay for my experience level as a PRN employee at my current facility, and similar at my last. I have heard of...
    Dec 13, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. MD's treat male nurses with more respect?
    I don't doubt that you've observed this, but I think on some level this is probably in part due to the fact that the same behavior from men and women is often received very differently- what's seen...
    Dec 13, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. MD's treat male nurses with more respect?
    The majority of doctors I've worked with have been respectful and collaborative. I have had the misfortune to meet a few bad apples, and at one facility with a very unprofessional medical director...
    Dec 13, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Documentation
    The only time I really use "noted" is to highlight when my own observations don't mesh with the patient's report ("Patient complains of "severe red rash to entire body and constant vomiting," no...
    Dec 12, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What's your side job?
    I work PRN in the ER and do freelance writing on the side. I also just got hired for a PRN research job so I'm excited to see how that goes. It seems like most of my ER coworkers work full time...
    Dec 11, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Job offer in NC
    I worked in that region in the past and that is roughly in line with the pay scale I encountered. The entire southeast has relatively low wages.
    Dec 11, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How was your first code blue? What role did you have?
    I was a tech on a med-surg floor and had only been there a few days. One of the nurses who knew I was a nursing student pulled me in the room to watch- I didn't actually participate in the code. It...
    Dec 10, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Healthcare System Fail: Is This Why Nurses Are Overwhelmed?
    It's a source of constant frustration to me that the default setting for so many processes is "nursing will do that," even if it's a process entirely encompassed by another allied health profession....
    Dec 10, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. My preceptor is everything they taught us NOT to be...
    I would bet good money that this is the crux of the problem. A new grad who is late on documentation because of refusal to relinquish tasks that can be safely delegated is not successfully...
    Dec 10, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. IV Insertion in School?
    We didn't even cover it in skills lab. The rationale (I asked because I was surprised as well) was that because there are so few opportunities to do it in clinical, most of us would never even get to...
    Dec 10, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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