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    "The Calm Before The Storm" Laying Nurses Off To Prepare For A Pandemic Surge

    "The Calm Before The Storm" Laying Nurses Off To Prepare For A Pandemic Surge

    This article discusses the struggles of one hospital’s nurses going through what seems to be just the beginning of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. While many hospitals are overwhelmed, understaf…

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    Covid-19 Employment Retaliation

    Covid-19 Employment Retaliation

    Here it goes. I chose to be anonymous because I fear the response from people who may already work in a clinical setting and not be able to fully step in my shoes.

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    Anyone having trouble getting hired??

    Hello all, I am an RN with 10 years experience, been applying for 2-3 weeks now. I have had one interview, they checked references. A week later, no reply. Talked with HR at two other places, they say

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    Another Quitter

    I am so thankful, proud of and worried for healthcare professionals who are continuing this fight. My personal dilemma is this: my husband and I have several young children. There is nowhere to send t

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    Detroit ED Nurses refuse to work without more help, ordered to leave by Administration

    Night shift staged a sit-in in the break room -did not accept assignment due to having SEVEN RNs to cover 100+ ED patients. Multiple patients on ventilators due to COVID-19. Usual staffing would have

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    NCLEX

    Passed NCLEX with 69 questions

    I took the NCLEX RN the first time on February 14th. I honestly didnt feel prepared and I got the whole entire test and failed. The first time I studied using the NCSBN review which was a big mistake.

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    To mask or not to mask

    So I have been having some discussions with nurses and non-health care people about use of masks. I think because I see so many people inappropriately using masks, even N95 that look like they are an

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    My Ultimate Warning based on personal Experience with COVID+ patients and co-workers.

    These are the Facts based on nearly 4 weeks of this Pandemic. I have been on the front lines. Read Carefully and heed my warning. 1) If you suffer from Asthma, Lung CA, COPD, and/or other chronic lung

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  2. Ob/Gyn

    arom by residents

    Hello. New grad in maternity here. Im trying to find an article with information if its appropriate for a patient to be AROMd at -1 station?

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    CNA/MA

    PCNA-Considering returning to the field, question about work history

    Hi all, First, thank you so much for everything you do. This virus is scary and has escalated quickly. I currently work at a non-profit (working from home), but may be laid off soon. I worked as an ST

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    COVID-19 Resources for Nurses and Medical Professionals

    COVID-19 Resources for Nurses and Medical Professionals

    Giving back is part of what makes people human. In times of crisis, Americans and American companies are known for coming together for the greater good. Countless small and large companies are doing w…

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    Am I overreacting?

    I currently work on a cardiac floor (PCU). Recently, our floor was converted to the covid-19 med surg floor (because of close proximity to the ICU was what we were told). Now, my manager says that we

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    Nurses
    Asking ‘Why’ During Your First Year of Nursing and Beyond

    Asking ‘Why’ During Your First Year of Nursing and Beyond

    Two nursing professionals explain the importance of staying curious and challenging the status quo to provide the best patient care.

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    Dear Nurses: You Are In A War

    Dear Nurses: You Are In A War

    The similarity of a war and the coronavirus pandemic.

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    CRNAs Staffing ICUs?

    I know this is a controversial proposition, so please, dont @ me... Given that so many elective and non-urgent procedures have been cancelled, bringing surgical cases to an all-time low.... ...And tha

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    Nurses

    Medical School or Nursing School?

    Hello everyone, I know that there are an incredible amount of topics posted about this already, but I wanted to get your opinions about going for medical school or nursing school. This might be long,

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