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  1. Nurses

    If you could give one piece of advice back when you were a new grad RN, what would it be?

    As a new grad RN myself, I am always curious about what experienced nurses would want to tell a younger version of themselves. If you could give one piece of advice back when you were a new grad RN, w

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    Nurses

    Pre nursing student has a question for current RNs

    Hi all... I am completing the prerequisites for nursing school currently, and I have a question for you. I hear so much about the reasons one becomes a nurse...they go into nursing because its their c

    30 replies
    Career
    Tips for Returning to Nursing After a Gap

    Tips for Returning to Nursing After a Gap

    Returning to work in nursing is different than other industries. Here are some tips to consider before launching your search.

    4 replies
    Nurses

    Whiskey peg tube flush?

    Been working in CTICU for a few weeks now. Post-op esophagectomy patient is suspected to be going through ETOH withdrawal. Still NPO. Surgeon is very picky about administration of sedatives or meds th

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    Professionalism

    What is Abandonment?

    Is being a No Show / No Call abandonment? If a nurse simply fails to show up to work for a period of time?

    13 replies
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    Nurses

    No More TB Tests?

    My hospital, a large well-renowned research institution, recently announced that clinical staff wouldnt have to do routine annual TB tests anymore. It is still required for new staff, and we will have

    19 replies
    Students

    Nursing school has pushed me to the edge. Anyone else?

    I have to get this off my chest, but it doesnt seem like a common problem with nursing students. I grew up with strict parents who instilled good habits and values in me. I always listened to my autho

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    School

    Measles!! No MMR #2 advice

    Hi guys, I just wanted your take on this. I work at a private school in Texas. To some extent I know we make our own guidelines, but obviously follow state law. I have a 6 year old trying to enroll fo

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  2. School

    My very first squad call

    I’ve been reading a lot your guys first squad call... fearing when would mine be... welp that was today! Teacher walkie in a calm voice need the nurse student fell and wheel chair outside. Responded t

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    Nurses

    I Hope This is Not the Latest Trend

    I hope this is not the latest trend to be putting nurses in jail. (CNN)Current and former employees of an Ohio nursing facility are accused of mistreating two patients in their care, including one who

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    Nurses

    Are O2 sats a vital sign?

    Can I ask a quick question of any inpatient nurses. Does your floor (I am mostly looking at med/surg and PCU/stepdown) consider O2 sats a vitals sign (completed on every patient with their HR and temp

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    Specialties
    Nurse on a Mission Trip to Belize

    Nurse on a Mission Trip to Belize

    A medical mission trip is something a number of nurses wonder about doing. In this article the author shares her personal experience.

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    Recovery

    Consent Agreement Error

    I live in AZ and I am trying to work through a consent agreement with the Ohio BON. I am 10 months into a 12 month agreement to do random drug screens among a few other stipulations. I flew from AZ to

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    Students

    Dismissal from Nursing program; options?

    Hello my fellow peers, I apolgize in advance for this is a lengthy post. So I have been a nursing student now since 2016 and currently in my last year. I attend a private institution. [A little disclo

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    School

    Diabetes

    When do your students start carrying their meter instead of leaving it in the clinic?

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    School

    Diabetic question!

    Hi everyone! You all helped me so much with my last question, now I have a fun new scenario! I have a diabetic student that was diagnosed back in June 2018. He is 10. He was last seen at the endocrino

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