NeuroICU_RN's avatar

Report or not when administrators have favorites

Just looking for some advice on a situation and whether to report or not or even how high to escalate it. I work in a neuro ICU as a charge nurse and return to work one day to find that the day...

41 replies
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Please Give ME any Good Reason to Stay in the Nursing Field

Background: 28. Creative but business minded girl. Family hx of Nursing. LPN (familial pressure) worked a little, started a BSN program, took a break after 1ST semester. In the meantime I got a...

43 replies
8 Tips for Tough Conversations with Patients
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8 Tips for Tough Conversations with Patients

Informing patients of abnormal assessment findings or lab values can be hard. On the one hand, you want to be honest and forthcoming, yet, you don't want to cause unnecessary stress or alarm for the...

2 replies
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Denied from nursing school...

I am a registered nurse. A family member of mine recently decided to go back to nursing school at the local county college program. She is in her late 20s, works over 40 hours a week, & worked her...

27 replies
ns808's avatar

Did I cause this rapid response?

I'm a new grad in my 3rd week of training. I had an elderly patient who was admitted to rule out sepsis. He came in c/o weakness and experienced chest pain the day before coming in to ED. He had hx...

14 replies
omotee's avatar

Blood specimen from iv sites.

Okay so yesterday ,a lady from the lab approached me to draw lab from a peripheral iv site that has been used for days,told her I can't that if it's a newly inserted iv I would,informed my charge...

13 replies
Cieritaqt's avatar

Should I tell my manager I applied internally?

Hello! I have been a new nurse on telemetry for only 6 months. I finished The new grad residency program a month ago. I am now independent. My manager has been extremely supportive since I had...

15 replies
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If you could start all over, would you choose nursing again?

Hi! I'm msimone and I'm an accelerated BSN student at the University of North Florida. This week I was asked to interview some nurses for an assignment and I was wondering if a few of you wouldn't...

14 replies
Failed AANP Then...Passed!
NP Students
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Failed AANP Then...Passed!

Hi I just wanted to give back and provide support to anyone out there looking for answers on passing their NP boards. I want to start by saying I took my boards in July and failed. I recently just...

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First Year
ns808's avatar

3 weeks into orientation as new grad and already want to quit!?

On Monday I had a rapid response and I feel so responsible for it I don't want to go back to work. I had an elderly patient who was admitted to rule out sepsis. He came in c/o weakness and...

2 replies
Research Results are in: To Suction or Not To Suction, End of Life & Hospice Patients
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Research Results are in: To Suction or Not To Suction, End of Life & Hospice Patients

"To Suction or Not To Suction, End-of-Life & Hospice Patients" is an article I recently published in and the responses were very conflicting. As of today Sept. 13, 2018, there are over...

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Emergent's avatar

Hot Cheetos are a public health menace

I had a woman come in for abdominal pain the other day. She accompanied by a husband and 3 small children. I walked into the room after reading the triage note in the computer. There she was, a...

97 replies
Nurse Beth
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Nurse Beth

Nursing program refuses to pass graduating class

Dear Nurse Beth, I finished my nurse program and in one week we will be having a pinning ceremony. The problem is my school is holding us back from graduating. We have Hesi exams at our school...

4 replies
T-Bird78's avatar

Well, there goes our bonus!

Our bonus at work is based on the lovely patient surveys that new pts get (formulated through CMS, blah blah blah). We had a very entitled older teenage pt and mother in the office recently who would...

22 replies
Constant changes at work got you feeling exhausted? It could be Change Fatigue?
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Constant changes at work got you feeling exhausted? It could be Change Fatigue?

Healthcare is an ever-changing field and organizations are expected to update accordingly to provide best practice and outcomes. However, constant change can become exhausting and lead to burnout....

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Quitting IPN

I finally found a way out after being bullied for two and a half years. I'm a CNA who has a nursing degree and failed my RN boards. On the application it asked if you have been treated for addiction...

8 replies
Nurse Beth
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Nurse Beth

Foreign Medical Graduate Turned BSN Not Landing Interviews

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a foreign medical graduate who migrated to the US about 10 years ago. I practiced in my country but never practiced in the US. I did not get a residency position and accepted...

1 replies
AMcCallRN's avatar

Question re: bed bugs, etc

Good Morning, I have a question for all your School Nurses. Do you consider bed bug infestation neglect? And if you had a student with numerous bites, would you call the parents to inquire if they...

7 replies
Joe V's avatar
Joe V

Safer staffing? Your wish is my command.

Nurses are desperate for safer staffing. Which is more impossible: Asking a Genie in a bottle to grant your wish or getting State and Federal legislators to pass safer staffing laws?

2 replies
BlinkyPinky's avatar

License Fears

This is a serious question. Why do I see in so many posts, constant pervasive FEAR of losing ones nursing license? It's mentioned in so many posts, that I wonder what is wrong with ME! TO...

3 replies

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