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  1. What is Your Biggest Challenge as a Nurse or a Nursing Student?
    After several years of working as a nurse outside the hospital setting, I took a job working med-surg. I have realized that hospitals take great strides to put standards & guidelines in place to hold...
    Jul 23, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Help with interview outfit
    My suggestion: make yourself stand out. 18915
    Jul 21, '15
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  3. What nursing task do you loathe???
    I loathe the responsibilities that are delegated to nurses that do not require a nursing license to be carried out: -ordering jello or whatever else a patient suddenly craves when you have a million...
    Jul 18, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Patient to nurse ratios
    https://www.amsn.org/practice-resources/care-term-reference/staffing/question-what-suggested-nursepatient-ratio-and It was a 1:6 ratio for days & nights for Med Surg where I work, & I'm located in...
    Jul 18, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nclex and cohorting patients
    If you're asking for a description of cohorting, here are my 2 cents. When private rooms are unavailable on a unit, patients who are colonized with or infected with the same organism may be grouped...
    Jul 18, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Transitioning to Night Shift - Would love some tips!
    After several months of day shift in med-surg, I'm a/b to start working nights on a psych unit. I'm in a part-time Psych NP program, & I feel this will help me build a stronger foundation in Psych....
    Jul 15, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Reasons patients turn on their call light
    Happened on my shift a couple of times too!
    Jun 24, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Become a Nurse without Nursing School
    I don't have an accounting degree or a CPA license, bit I strongly encourage you to let me do your taxes. :banghead:
    Jun 23, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Need an emotional support dog
    I take my emotional support monkey with me to work EVERY single shift. He actually passes all the meds on my behalf!...
    Jun 23, '15
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  10. Does the bad pop up for Pearson Vue mean you fail?
    Have you seen my baseball? http://allnurses.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=18593&stc=1
    Jun 23, '15
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. Become a Nurse without Nursing School
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz-6-MfpsJo
    Jun 21, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. things that annoy me on Allnurses
    Amen, sista. They're like filibusters, & it deters people from reading through the whole conversation. It's really important, in my opinion, to concisely state your point of view in a forum with...
    Jun 21, '15
    Forum: Site Feedback
  13. Funny Things Patients Say
    A transfer from a psych unit arrived in the ICU after she fell, broke her arm, and was unarousable after orthopaedic surgery. This elderly woman eventually came around, but she had mania-induced...
    Jun 21, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Win $100! June 2015 Caption Contest
    Look sir, I admit that nurses are also housekeepers, secretaries, therapists, punching bags, bell boys, waitresses, etc. I'm sorry I can't be your electrician too.
    Jun 21, '15
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  15. Need assistance.
    Saunders Online Review for the NCLEX, found at Elsevier's website. I passed on the 1st try with 75 questions.
    Apr 1, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  16. Giving 25mg IM injection with 50mg prefilled syringe
    You would only recap this way for a needle that has not been used on a patient yet. Hospitals should have needles with some sort of safety device that you employ after the injection. There's no...
    Apr 1, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. Clinical educator has made me depressed.
    This is not what I would consider to be "constructive criticism". Telling you something like that only serves to kill off what little confidence you do have. I understand why you're upset. Maybe you...
    Mar 28, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Patient Safety Question/Nurses Conduct
    You should mind your own business. Most nurses would NEVER say something like that, and most nurses are quickly thrown under the bus for situations beyond their control, while other disciplines face...
    Mar 24, '15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Non-FIT Nurses and FIT Nurses
    https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR-O9saqZ2SO0prntb9a07ZR8tp3rdLL_tQOIfq2l9pRGBtmbKd
    Mar 11, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Will someone please start a Public Health Nursing Facebook page??
    Contact the PHN Section of the APHA, maybe?
    Mar 10, '15
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  21. Non-FIT Nurses and FIT Nurses
    Way to kill a funny thread. I'm overweight right now, not because an enabler brought me truckloads of candy, but b/c I take medication every day whose side effects include a voracious appetite &...
    Mar 10, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Bullying
    Isn't it ironic how sensitive & easily offended bullies become when you say the word "bully" in their presence? Yes, "ironic" is used properly in this context. :yes:
    Mar 10, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Bullying
    Please. Sounds like the other nurse needs to keep her ship straight & start acting like an adult. Whether or not it's bullying...I don't give a flying flip. It's inappropriate regardless.
    Mar 10, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Becoming a nurse with scoliosis
    I have congenital spondilolisthesis, & I had the same fears. I stretched daily for a week before my pre-employment physical so I could touch my toes (& I was successful). I don't think your condition...
    Mar 10, '15
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  25. Wait staff and flight attendant c/o customers
    I totally understand what the OP is saying. Flight attendants & servers have tasks like serving food & beverages as one of their primary responsibilities. Nurses are first & foremost healthcare...
    Mar 10, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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