Transgender Actress on General Hospital Breaks New Ground
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Debi Fischer

Transgender Actress on General Hospital Breaks New Ground

The transgender world is now being portrayed on the ABC soap opera General Hospital in a groundbreaking story! A real transgender actress is portraying a transgender MD. Other TV dramas are also...

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APPs in the O.R. - The Ripple Becomes a Current
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APPs in the O.R. - The Ripple Becomes a Current

The role of Advanced Practice Practitioners (specifically ACNPs and ARNPs) has long been limited to acute care units. The Operating Room is the most prominent acute care unit and yet there seems to...

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I made a medication error. What will happen to me?

Hi fellow nurses, I self reported a medication error. While administering a scheduled narcotic, an opiate, I accidentally pulled a different, similar dosed opiate. The packaging on the two was...

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Should I tell my employer about a public reprimand

I have been reported to the BON due to a documentation error. Hired an attorney and looks like I have a 50-50 chance of receiving a public reprimand. I was fired at my previous place of employment...

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If a NP has to buy own medical insurance and gets no benefits, should he or she accepts pay rate of $40.00 an hour as new NP? Florida

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I accepted the fact nursing isn't for me, what do I do?

I'm just an LPN but I'm starting my RN programs this fall. I've been a nurse a few months and I suck at everything. I have tremendous anxiety working as a nurse. Its starting to affect my home life....

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I'm a new nurse who recently just resigned. I resigned after 5 months of dealing with coworkers who would roll there eyes and refuse to help me and having to fend for myself. I resigned because...

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Nurse Beth
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In a Pickle

Dear Nurse Beth, Hello, all! I am stuck in a pickle and I would love any and all input. I have two potential jobs: Nebraska Medical Center on a Heart and Vascular Unit, or Johns Hopkins on a...

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Is it too soon to quit a new job if you know you are unhappy in the position!

Hello everyone! I am a relatively new graduate who just finished my first year working as a RN in psychiatry. I recently started a new position as a full time float between inpatient and psych...

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Incidental Exposure

I'm starting a monitoring program this week and am so freaked out by all the things I've read online about incidental exposure and these monitoring programs assuming you're guilty until (maybe)...

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Catheter Came out. Should I reinsert it?

I was working overnight in a retirement home and it was reported to me that a patient had pulled out their catheter. When I went to assess them I noted that they had no output in the catheter bag and...

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It will take me 7 years just for a bsn.

I am 19 going into 2nd year of college. It's going to take me 5 years( 1 down 4 left to go) to get a 2 year degree (adn) because of prerequisites. Im going to a community college so I don't have to...

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Medical kidnap? Discuss

Disturbing in manner of Justina Pelletier and the Diegle sisters...but...I don't know what I don't know and I've discovered that the other side of the story often turns up new details. In this case,...

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Mom Wants Me to Become an RN as Backup... But I Don't

Hi all, My name is Ryan, I'm 22 years old, and I recently graduated college with a music major and biology minor. I completed the premed prereqs, but realized in the last year that I don't love...

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Paid Report Time

I'm curious what other hospital policies are or if there are any specific labor laws on hospitals being required to pay for time during hand off report. A little background on this, the hospital I...

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Nurse Beth
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Pregnancy Loss and Unhappy New Grad

Dear Nurse Beth, I graduated in 2017 and took a job on a med surg floor that began Feb. 2018. I took that job because it was the only interview that I got. I am only interested in OB nursing and...

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What do you wish you had known?

I am about to start my 1st year of a BSN program. Any advice? What do you wish you had known when you first started nursing school?

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Meeting With the Manager

Hello. I just need to vent. I recently started a new job on a heavy acute medicine unit. Today I received an email saying that my manager wants to meet. Immediately in my head I'm starting to think...

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Nurse Beth
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Trying to Cool My Jets

Dear Nurse Beth, Trying to cool my jets so will bounce this off some of you fellow Nurses. I am a RN working in primary care clinic as part of a larger hospital system. I have 20+ years of...

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First day back for students and already

Kindergarten kids started this morning. I already have a student who showed up in a diaper. I called mom to ask why he is in a diaper and she said "He is only potty trained for number 1". Needless...

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