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  1. Correctional Nursing Pros/Con and Environment
    I have been in corrections for about 1.5 years in both medical and psych. I do like the autonomy and the fact that most patients/inmates do respond to being treated with sincere gratitude. Yes, they...
    Oct 21, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  2. Corizon--Long hiring process?
    I now work for Corizon and must say not so happy with their training and orientation. I work where I did prior to Corizon's entry but haven't had any success with new PC ID and PC access,...
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  3. What is it like to be a nurse in a prison?
    I am a correctional nurse and have been so for almost a year and a half. Started in corrections as medical but have ended up in the psych unit. Both are good but medical is open population (open pop)...
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  4. Your journey (jobs) as a nurse?
    One year inpatient surgery/ Mama-baby (small hospital) 4 years med-surg in a fast paced high census hospital. 6 months in Hawaii as ante-partum in an Army hosp. and triage at an Army Post. Now have...
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Concealed a nurse?
    Heck, I work in a prison and I have a CCL and a 9 mm in my car at all times. What worries me is the GOV wants to limit our access to rifles which would be our best defense in any conflict.
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. What to do about refusing Dr. orders?
    Hell, I got the best commendation from our CEO for doing just that. The MD kept telling me to DC the telemetry because the pt kept showing RVR and had NO hx of heart probs. Over and over I refused...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Tired of being scared!
    Was accused of this last year needlessly and a month later accused of diversion and fired even though every drug test,etc. I had was negative. Now am in investigation and after several post job...
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  8. Death and skin color
    Sorry to say but ALL the patients I have had that passed had a yellow tint it to their faces etc. That is how I have NO doubt they have passed. I have wondered about this phenomena. I have watched...
    Apr 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nursing myths. Stories that you know cannot be true
    The one I have always thought was freaky is "if you turn them they will die" for pts w/bad problems.:eek:
    Mar 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Can RNs really make this much?
    It all depends on where you live and work. I am in NW FL and the pay here is dismal. Base is 17-19.00. We were told upon graduating(4 yrs ago) we could expect to make 30-35k a year. I lucked out...
    Feb 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Dear preceptor
    Gee, Ivanna, I would say we had the same preceptor but my school canned mine while she was precepting me. She pulled a lot of what you went through and more. Fortunately my instructors were more than...
    Nov 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Pensacola Junior College?
    Hey, I graduated PJC in 2006 and had many of the problems you guys have mentioned. Yes, they were way off base in many grading and testing skills but still the stuff they gave me allowed me to pass...
    Oct 1, '09
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  13. Which study resource resembles the NCLEX type and difficulty of questions the most?
    I dunno. I used Davis Inclex w/CD( got it at Books-a-Million) and it was exactly like the Inclex I took in 2006. Granted, I used the thing for a good year prior. It was my video game. I am a quiz...
    Aug 26, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. Entry into RN Practice (Part 1): Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)
    Lucky me, I guess, with my previous hit and miss Special Ed degree forays I only had one semester of pre-reqs before ADN school and after graduation went straight to work as a PRN surgical floor...
    Aug 5, '09
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  15. Preceptor  becomes villain
    My preceptor experience was similar but kind of covert. I had no idea how much this person had it in for me until I got a call from my instructor during a hospital day saying "We've got to get you...
    Jul 15, '09
    Forum: California Nursing
  16. Terms we will not admit to using
    They can tell time - clock watching drug seeker
    Mar 23, '09
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. Why Does Everyone Hate Florida So Much??
    I am a Florida native and raised here. I lived in several other places during my younger days of wanderlust. I chose to come back here because it offers everything but mountains and snow. Fantastic...
    Dec 12, '08
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  18. Why do people think the hospital is like the Holiday Inn Express?!!!  LONG...
    Yes, I agree. Hospital policies of "pleasing the customer" are too often ridiculous. What gets me is that I am such a BS artist I seem to ALWAYS get the " service recovery" patients. I find out...
    Mar 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I was a ______ prior to being a nurse/student nurse
    Waitress, construction worker, gas station manager, thug, truck driver, office manager, plant nursery manager, auto parts counter person, special ed teacher, algerbra tutor, SAHM, and now an RN. Have...
    Dec 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Pet Peeve: Poor Grammar by Nurses
    When I was orienting to my new job my mentor checked my charting. I had charted that a patient refused Flu and Pneumonia vaccines due having been previously inoculated with both vaccines. The...
    Aug 21, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What makes you nervous about or irritated with a new grad or orientee?
    I am a new nurse, graduated in May. I have been working since August and I am always asking questions. I had a small problem with my orienter because I had NEVER done paper charting because all my...
    Jan 13, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. New staff Nurse in florida
    I'm A new nurse and just took a position there. Isn't it a strnge place?
    Oct 8, '06
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  23. Another newbie
    Thank you very much. Can't tell you biw much it mrans for someone to say hello and welcome!
    Feb 3, '06
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  24. I Feel So OLD In My Class!
    Hooray for you! Me, too. I am 50 and graduate in May.
    Feb 3, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Another newbie
    Hello, I am a nursing student, graduating this May. I will be starting my perceptorship in a month. Pretty nervous.
    Feb 3, '06
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings