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    Hi everyone, let me start out by saying that I understand that we need staff 24/7 in our business, and I admire those who are able to work nights and make it work out in regard to sleep, family...
    Jun 21, '09
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  2. I could really use some help with night shift vs day shift! Birthing Center
    I am in your situation, only it took me a year to get there. Started out as a new nurse working day shift (hospital policy) for six months before trying out a few nights. I switched to working all...
    Dec 14, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Took Job on Telemetry Floor...what's Telemetry???
    To motorcycle mama, i'd like to say "follow your heart" even if it's a clichÚ.. if you have doubts you should probably choose something else. on a side note, i have noticed on this this board that...
    Aug 28, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What is YOUR surgical floor like?
    I work at a ward with 20+1 beds, with the +1 being a bed which shouldn't be occupied since it is reserved for "open return" patients (terminally ill cancer patients) who may check in straight to the...
    Jun 25, '07
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. Controversial Michael Moore Flick 'Sicko' Will Compare U.S. Health Care with Cuba's
    I saw the movie and I liked it. I have read about the "broken" US health care system and how so much money is spent with a huge overhead, esp. administration, malpractice suits, etc. Living in a...
    Jun 22, '07
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. Please Help! I'm 3 months in and feeling like a horrible nurse
    Angie O'Plasty is right. Theory without the milage is not worth much. I notice it myself, having worked my first week on my own after orientation at my first job. From colleagues and from this board,...
    Jun 22, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Poll: How long is your orientation?
    I have just started working on a busy med-surg floor in Sweden. Standard orientation is four-five weeks here. Can I ask you something? In this country you become a nurse (RN) after three years...
    Jun 22, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. How many new nurses are seriously thinking about quiting?
    I am just about to get out of orientation and start working on my own, so I haven't thought about quitting just yet. I had a dream about going to the US to work as a nurse, but this board has really...
    Jun 13, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Specialties for Men
    I just started in this field and chose my first job to be on a surgical ward. I am the only male on the ward. Two men came and went before me, they stayed for about a year. It is pretty common for...
    May 23, '07
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  10. Advice for Handling Pt. Criticism Please
    Wow. I have read plenty of letters from patients and relatives thanking the staff for good care, but I've never heard of a letter where people have been named like that in such a negative way. Had I...
    Mar 7, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. I want to do something else
    Phew. Whenever I read one of those "i hate my workplace" that unfortunately seem to be plenty at this forum, I am amazed. I know you're not too fond of unions on your side of the pond, but is this...
    Mar 4, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. So..You're going to be a MALE nurse?
    In Sweden there has been talks about changing the name of the profession. The name for RN in Sweden is "Sjuksk÷terska" which literally translates to "caretaker of the sick". The "problem" is that...
    Mar 3, '07
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  13. scrubs
    This is coming from a Swede, and thus someone from another cultural context than you guys. Our jobs are the same though. I have browsed through some threads in this awesome forum and every now and...
    Mar 3, '07
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  14. Is night shift easier?.....
    This is a very interesting question, and like some of you have mentioned, i suppose it depends on which unit you work in. I am from Sweden and still a student (about to graduate in a couple of...
    Oct 11, '06
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  15. Hello from Sweden!
    Hi everyone, seems like I had to go west in order to find not only a decent, but what it appears to me a great forum for nurses! I'm a nursing student, 30 y/o male from Sweden currently on my...
    Mar 24, '06
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings