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  1. What am I doing wrong?!
    Any advice (or encouragement) you could offer would be appreciated :) I'm a relatively new nurse with about 3 years experience. I had a hard time finding a job as a new grad and took a position...
    Sep 21, '15
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  2. Private Duty wish: computers!
    My company went electronic about a year ago. They wrote their own secure website/program for documentation and MARs. I find it takes much less time to document as things that don't change are carried...
    Aug 27, '15
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  3. Good nurse novels to read?
    Not necessarily nursing related book but recently finished Stiff by Mary Roach. Really interesting read about cadavers and death. Highly recommend checking it out!
    Aug 9, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Late arriving Nurses
    It drives me insane! I work in PDN and can't stand when the oncoming nurses show up late (or not at all- that's happened before sadly). 5 minutes late I can understand. 10-20 minutes late? Now you're...
    Aug 4, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. Terrible Twos?
    So was mine... until she hit the "I want to be independent and test all boundaries" stage. I've dealt with it before and it wasn't horrible but that's because the parents cared and gave me some tools...
    Jun 21, '15
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. Terrible Twos?
    Has anyone ever had to deal with the "terrible twos" with a PDN patient? How did you deal with it? How about with parents who don't care to deal with it? I'm experiencing a lot of "terrible two"...
    Jun 20, '15
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  7. Walking into a mess
    Sadly I feel your pain. It's very frustrating when I come in for my shift and the nurse before me has left the suction machine full, no suction catheters in the bag, no gloves around, etc. One of the...
    Jun 15, '15
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  8. I'm just as good as you...
    I've been doing pediatric PDN for almost 2 years now and prior to that worked in a SNF for a while. Whenever I would catch up with old nursing classmates, I felt inferior and like they were looking...
    Oct 21, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. How to Start a Medical Mission
    I do this with a group of nurses I graduated with. We go through program called "ProWorld". I highly recommend them - very professional, they make all arrangements (food, lodging, license in foreign...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  10. RN Volunteer Opportunities MA
    I've gotten a few good years of nursing under my belt and I would really like to be able to volunteer my skills to help the community. I was wondering if anyone had any experience or knew of any good...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  11. Interested in Home Health
    Hi akc_RN, I thought I would give a differing opinion from the pervious post. I started in pediatric home health care about 6 months ago (prior to that I worked in a skilled nursing facility...
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. New to Home Health - NEED ADVICE
    I recently was offered a job a what seems to be a pretty reputable pediatric home health agency. I have a year of experience at an in-patient skilled nursing facility. However, I've never worked in a...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. Learning to Live Again
    Jeff is 51 years old and has pretty aggressive thyroid cancer. He had been staying with us for several weeks until he was able to get his feet back on the ground and be discharged. He has a...
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Interview Testing?!
    It's in a long-term care facility on a trach and g-tube specific floor. I've been brushing up on the care involved with trachs and g-tubes as well as reading information from my textbooks. I have...
    Dec 1, '11
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  15. Interview Testing?!
    I have my first interview set up for next week. I have been trying to get a job for months now and am so happy to have an interview. I am really nervous and have a lot riding on this (I've had to...
    Dec 1, '11
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  16. Helpful NCLEX Study Site
    Hello all- I've read a lot of posts about not passing or having to take it over again and I wanted to share a website I found that helped me focus my studies. Studying for the NCLEX can be...
    Nov 18, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. Frustrated New Grad RN, HELP!
    I graduated from nursing school in May and passed my NCLEX in June. I have been applying for jobs non-stop both before and after taking the NCLEX. I have had little to no luck in my job search. I...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance


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