Name9335's avatar

Scared.....No Nursing?

Hello All, I have posted on here several times before, but in short, I am a relative new grad. Only a little over a year out of school. I have failed out of two med-surg orientations. I am...

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degfnp's avatar

mandatory vaccination

Many hospitals mandate their nurses to receive influenza vaccinations each year during flu season. Those who decline are forced to wear a mask while at work during the season. For those who cannot...

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SoCal student

Holding voluntary patients - illegally?

I work at a locked psychiatric hospital with acute psych, detox, and gero-psych units. We have a mix of voluntary and involuntary patients. When working on the detox unit, nearly every patient is...

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Minn_RN's avatar

Non productive overtime

Recently our hospital HR/ leadership team made an announcement declaring that nurses are only to be accessing charts when punched in. Personally to me this is a non issue because I show up literally...

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How to Stop a Nose Bleed??

My HA handed me this newspaper article this morning: How to Use Cold Keys to Stop Your Nosebleed - The People's Pharmacy Interesting. Anybody tried keys, or another cold object, on the...

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Kitiger's avatar

Would I test positive for marijuana if my client smokes it

More and more states are legalizing recreational Marijuana, although I still don't understand how it can be legal in a state when it is illegal at the federal level. Anyway, it stands to reason...

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Nurse Beth
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Nurse Beth

Wants to Be Surgical NP

Dear Nurse Beth, I have been accepted to an FNP program and a AGACNP program with RNFA concentration. My question is, which one will get me closer to being a Surgical NP? I currently work for a...

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Is it easier to get into an ADN program VS. a BSN program now?

Hello, I have been looking into nursing for some time and have found out allot of information but am confused now lol. I would love to obtain my BSN and have a few classes from my previous...

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Chickenpox tsunami

Anti-vaccination stronghold in N.C. hit with state's worst chickenpox outbreak in 2 decades This speaks for itself...

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PS1234's avatar

Resignation from a job

Currently I work for a children's hospital in a offsite location. I work Prn and I float to different locations. I have been with this department almost 5 years and it was basically my first nursing...

7 replies
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Is Giving 2 Weeks Notice Ancient Practice?

There are just some jobs that do not work out. If I've been at a job a decent amount of time and plan on including it on my resume, I give two weeks. A couple times in my career I walked into a...

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degfnp's avatar

Vaccine controversy

As a nurse practitioner for over a decade and a relatively new mom, I have very strong opinions about vaccinations. I have unfortunately seen many vaccine preventable illnesses such as measles,...

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I am seriously considering a job at a hospital 70 miles one way. Seeking the wisdom of anyone who's done a super commute for 12 hour shifts. It's a position I am very interested in on a...

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mi_dreamin's avatar

Baby nurse doo doo doo doo....

This is for all the new grads out there thinking they are the only ones running around like a crazy person... 07:00: Getting report, pulling tele strips as we go. Me: Hmm, has her heart rate...

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TinyDancer01's avatar

Good idea or not?

In your opinion would it be a good idea to leave a Mon-Fri 8 hr job to work 12 hr weekends on med-surg at the hospital in order to babysit my baby grandson during the week? I'm not sure I could get...

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jess11RN's avatar

Come down and take your meds!

I have 2 middle school students that forget on a regular basis to come down to take their meds after lunch (1 is genuinely forgetting, the other seems to "forget" on purpose so they miss class). I...

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SoundofMusic's avatar

Thoughts on doctors and management styles

So, the doctor that owns our practice and has been there for 30 years, and is essentially "my boss" has a hard and fast rule for all staff that all issues regarding the practice must be addressed...

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YES, Nurses Are Salespeople! How Nurses Can Sell their Way Into a Job or School
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YES, Nurses Are Salespeople! How Nurses Can Sell their Way Into a Job or School

You've been to school, you've passed the boards, and maybe you have your Critical Care Registered Nurse Certification. You can wax poetic about the importance of strict intake and output on a Heart...

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NP Salaries

Nurse Practitioners out there: 1) what is your specialty? 2) how many hours do you work per week 3) how many weeks of vacation/sick time 4) How many years of experience? 5) what is your total salary...

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I am currently a LPN and looking to continue my education. I found an accredited university but their program for bachelors is a BDN. Is there a difference? I tried googling differences but couldn't...

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