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...

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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...

37 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...

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I've been on my unit for one year. We just lost our 5th nursing manager after one year. Do i stay or should i go?

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lschultz777's avatar

UM 2 RN Voice Interview today.

So I did the interview today as they sent me another email reminding me to do it. There were 11 questions 1. Your name and describe how your skills match. 2. Have you ever worked for Humana...

3 replies
RiNlimbo's avatar

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
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
MK0595's avatar

Passed NCLEX with 265 Q

Hey everyone, I am so happy atm because I found out this morning that I passed the NCLEX even though my last question was number 265. My main source was UWORLD and i used to do about 150 questions...

2 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
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...

9 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...

9 replies
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...

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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 graduate . We have Hesi exams on our school...

3 replies
callmeachilles1's avatar

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...

25 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...

18 replies
lorie101's avatar

new staffing laws in mass? CA nurses

So MASS is voting in Nov for new staffing laws. I know CA did these a few years back. Any CA nurses on here-Did you lose your aids, unit secretaries and EKG techs etc....? Conflicted about this

17 replies
NewNurse1997's avatar

Working as RN for the state vs hospital

I was curious as to know how working as an RN for the state is different than the hospital? What are the odds of applying for and getting a job at the state? Any experiences that would increase the...

10 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...

1 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...

10 replies
svetlana36's avatar

Supervision while working in Plasma collection center.

Hello all! I have been in a monitoring program for 1 1/2 years of a 5 year contract. I have been told dialysis is the way to go but have interviewed at multiple Davita centers and have been shot...

6 replies

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