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  1. Va licensure by endorsment
    The various processes always seem so confusing
    Oct 12, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. VA Hiring Process
    For certifications such as ccrn va will only give bonus. It does not do anything for u if u looking for a step increase but does let them know u are will to keep up with extra continuing education...
    Jun 17, '15
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. New Grads VA Hiring
    They hire new grads all the time. You should look into the VALOR residency program and go to the usajob.gov website to look for openings
    Feb 22, '15
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. VA Nursing
    That it is as you discussed but truly the best part is having the HONOR of taking care of the men and women who have fought for our freedom. The best job ever is taking care of veterans!
    Feb 22, '15
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. How is treating a military/vet patient different from other patients?
    There is not true difference when you get to the basic caring of a veteran vs civilian. The difference is to understand that these veterans often have various chronic illnesses and various...
    Feb 22, '15
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. VA Hiring Process
    Fyi. They will require you to give current employee information and they will contact them before an offer. I tried to get around this with no luck. I ended up going into my manager at the time and...
    Feb 20, '15
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Baby RN's running ICU?!!
    Ruby Vee- I am glad to hear your hospital has a good orientation. I started in the operating room and my orientation was horrible and then I went to the icu. I got a much better orientation but...
    Jan 20, '15
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  8. Tips for doctors
    Best advice. Talk to the nurse about the patient before seeing the patient and invite the nurse to the bedside while you (the physician) does the assessment. And please actually touch the patient and...
    Jan 13, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Baby RN's running ICU?!!
    I personally think there is high turn overs because of older nurses eating their young, poor orientation and follow up from the educational departments of the facilities, and lack of communication of...
    Jan 13, '15
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  10. Is the VA a good place to work?
    I love working in the VA I am employed with. There are problems everywhere, but it's the patients that makes this job the best. Maybe I am bias because I have a military wife myself, but I don't want...
    Jan 13, '15
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. What is the toughest question you have ever been asked by a patient?
    "When am I going to die" is a very tough question. Any more I honestly say " I dont have an answer because an expiration date was never placed on your rear" . Yes it is probably not the best...
    Nov 7, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Night Shift Nursing Alternative Schedule
    I don't have children myself but I work plenty of mothers with numerous children and small children at home that work nights. Some sleep after spouse gets home some take naps during the day some...
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Danskos
    Remember danskos are all made individually so need to physically try each pair on before buying. One size 39 May fit differently than another pair of size 39. I have the professional xp and the...
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  14. Thinking Of Leaving the ICU for the Operating Room
    I did not mind the or besides I hated being a secretary, gopher, and yelled at. I like the fast pace and acuity and the never know what to expect but for me the or got old. I missed actually talking...
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  15. Floating non-ICU RN's to ICU!!?
    At the facility I work at, we will rarely float non-icu nurse to icu but have done it a few times because the patients were overflow because hospital was full. I am not in a huge hospital though....
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. Nurses eating their young... a different perspective
    New nurses or even new to a units does not mean they need the older nurses to eat the young. There are many ways to teach and the teaching is essential. It's important to be comfortable with asking...
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. I'm supposed to what now?
    First off, just because a patient is sleeping does not mean they are not having pain. Some cope with their pain by using sleep as a diversional tool. Yes pain medication that is prn should be asked...
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. New grad in ICU, feeling discouraged.  Advice?
    I went straight to the operating room after nursing school then to icu. I felt the same way but I had to relearn almost all my nursing skills and disease processes. It is tough, but I have now worked...
    Oct 14, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  19. VA Hiring Process
    You will have to allow then to contact current employer. If you do not they will not offer a job. I came into this problem when I was in the process of interviewing. I was told if they are contacting...
    Aug 10, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. A thief named Alzheimer's
    Great descriptive essay! I have watched my Grandma go through this and it pains me to know she has no clue who I am. You have written the tail of many here and did an excellent job of expressing the...
    Jul 7, '14
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  21. Curious about the VA HOSPITAL
    I love working at the VA hospital . Benefits are good and pay is good in my opinion. Things are run a little different but every facility is different. What is in the need currently is not completely...
    Jun 30, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. Dansko EU/US sizing discrepancy?
    You should go to a shoe store to be sized
    Jun 30, '14
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  23. Full Moon Friday the 13th
    working 7p-7a. So excited for friday the 13th and a full moon. everyday is entertaining and a life experience to talk about in the future. Great stories will develop on these wonderful nights.
    Jun 12, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. VA Operating Room Nurse
    Any OR is considered at specialty, but what I am referring to as each VA hospital has a specialty .... For example Iowa city specialty is kidney transplants. Minneapolis is open heart surgeries. That...
    Jun 12, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. Just a rant rn-bsn
    I hate the bill I receive each semester right now for my RN-BSN online program. I really makes me think about the MSN I really want.
    Jun 11, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN


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