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  1. Interesting article: The Problem With Satisfied Patients — The Atlantic
    The Problem With Satisfied Patients — The Atlantic
    Apr 17, '15
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. job offer--can I ask this?
    I would suggest getting it in writing.
    Jan 16, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. would you work this rotating schedule?
    I worked like that for years.
    Jun 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Interesting article about staffing ratios
    For Children With Common Conditions, Hospital Readmissions Affected By Nurse Staffing Ratios
    May 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Patient requests
    From a Fast Track pt in our ER: a cappuccino.
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. per diem job
    I can understand that they probably would have to pay you time and a half if you worked over forty hours, but I am not aware of any laws that require benefits to be paid. Is there a union there? The...
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. little pleasures
    Getting an IV that three other people couldn't get.
    Jul 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Washing those scrubs?
    After every shift.
    Jul 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  9. Is it possible.....
    I've seen it several times in the ER.
    Jun 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. HR lied to Unemployment!!
    I used to own a business in Delaware, and have dealt with this many times. If they have your statement in writing that you are resigning, you are wasting your time with an appeal. It's not fair the...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Accept job offer or hold off for dream unit?
    Take the job in the wound care unit. You can someday transfer to the ICU.
    May 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Not sure if I am making the right decision?
    From what you have said, it seems like you know the answer. If you have no plans on working as a nurse, what is the point in getting your license back?
    May 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Home Health vs. Rehab to reach ultimate goal
    Rehab would be a better experience for you. Also, home health would not be a great place for a new nurse. I did it for a while; you are really on your own making some major decisions, such as...
    May 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Advice needed on first RN job
    I agree. In this job market you should do what you have to do. And you are correct that the hospital position would be much better for you.
    Apr 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Any RN's willing to help out??
    I empathize with your situation, but how could you possibly expect someone who does not know you to write a letter of recommendation? What would you tell the school when they ask what your...
    Apr 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. A- Tisket, A- Tasket any Ideas for our basket????
    A small pack of tissues?
    Apr 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Anyone else the QUIET nurse?
    exactly what i would have said. but in the er when i'm loud the doctors and nurses know that a patient is crashing and they need to come help. being quiet has its advantages.
    Mar 31, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Asking for a Raise
    [left]quote from brucedragon it might be for their best interest to give me a raise of 10% to 15% raise ? i i agree. i recently saw it happen.
    Mar 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. fired from a non-nursing job years ago, how long to declare?
    Some employers do credit checks which often list your previous employers going back many years, although they don't indicate why you left them.
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Failed NCLEX 5 Times!  Am I The Only One Who . . .
    good point! (from another oldie)
    Feb 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Is there a maximum amount of urine to remove at one time during an In and Out Cath?
    I've always read that 1,000 ml is the most to be drained from an I & O cath or a foley insertion. With the foley, you clamp it off after 1,000 and wait some length of time (I just did a search and...
    Jan 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. When your the patient, do you tell the nursing staff your a nurse?
    When I or a family member is an ER or hospital patient, I never tell them I'm a nurse until I'm ready to leave, unless something bad happens. I like to see how things are done without them knowing.
    Dec 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Will nursing grow on me?
    If you don't want us to tell you to do something else, why ask for our opinions?
    Nov 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Nursing as a 2nd career
    As you may have noticed in these forums, the nursing shortage no longer exists. New grads and (in some areas) even experienced nurses are finding it difficult to find jobs. With so many people...
    Nov 18, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Nursing student saves doctor
    And many people still think all we do is give pills and empty bedpans.
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics