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A Fib in a young person...

I have a friend (more of an acquaintance, but I digress) who is in her mid 20s and has experienced multiple instances of AFib over the past few years. She has required a handful of cardioversions....

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Crisis of confidence

Hello everyone Iv been a nurse now for 15 years. I have felt privileged to have been so, and proud of it. I did once upon a time feel that I did a good job. These days however its a different...

16 replies
World Hospice & Palliative Care Day- Oct 13  Taking Stock of Where We Are
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World Hospice & Palliative Care Day- Oct 13 Taking Stock of Where We Are

I checked my phone as it buzzed with a text message: "Dad's in the ER." Heart sinking, I replied to my friend, Martha, "What's up?" She went on to explain that her dad, a long term Alzheimer's...

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It's all good except for...

So. I'm the only male nurse on a 25 bed med-surg ward and I get along with almost everyone except ONE nurse. I've only been a RN for 11 weeks and she was my preceptor. She has no patients and while...

13 replies
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California New Grad taking job out of state, what are my chances of getting back to CA?

Hi everyone, I just graduated from a BSN program in May. I applied to hundred of jobs and had little luck. I ended up accepting a position into a new grad program at a Regional Medical Center in a...

20 replies
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Called In because my coworkers are complaining about me

I need some advice. I was recently called into my managers office. It was after a fall occurred with one of my patients. As she spoke to me, she told me she was getting complaints about me. I...

3 replies
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ABSN vs. Direct Entry MSN?

There are a couple of these threads already but they're a little dated. I wanted to know what people who are experienced in the field feel about ABSN vs. direct entry MSN programs? I'm trying to...

7 replies
jazhao's avatar

Failed clinical

Any advice you guys can give me based on this title. However my parents are in New York and it's so hard to finding nursing home jobs or jobs over there. Tip: anyone said it's hard to failclinical...

6 replies
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RN with Bachelors in Biology

Hello everyone wanted to come by and get some advise. I'm an RN with ADN I also have a bachelors in Biology. Should I get a second bachelors in nursing ? I don't know if I want a masters degree yet...

2 replies
NP Students
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Am I doing the right thing?

Hi everyone...I'm having a bit of a mental meltdown. I'm a primary care PNP from a direct-entry program now working in primary care. I wasn't an RN before I became and NP so I only really have...

8 replies
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HIPAA violation?

I received a text from a family member that my husband's aunt had been admitted to the hospital where I work. It just so happens that my department received an order for an inpatient consult. So I...

12 replies
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Small hospital stopping services?

Hi all, I've been a nurse for about a year now and recently switched hospitals to a small hospital of about 70 beds within the area. I recently found out that in January they are stopping Endo...

19 replies
cjp1994's avatar

I feel like a complete moron

Hello, I'm a PSW/CNA in longterm care and, I did something incredibly stupid. I was asked by a resident to empty their colostomy bag and instead of undoing the velcro opening on the bottom of the...

9 replies
Nurse Beth
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Nurse Beth

Charge Nurse Feels like a Rat, Tech Refuses Patient Assignment

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a new charge nurse and at the end of the shift had a nurse tell me the tech working with her ignored an assigned patient, the tech was unhappy at getting. I listened to...

0 replies
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Credentials question

Good day: It is my understanding that credentials should be displayed as the highest degree, RN, followed by certifications in alphabetical order. Is that understanding correct? If yes, what...

11 replies
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talking to the cops about my patient

Hi all, Today I was taking care of a patient who was brought in my the police for a SART exam after her family member called the police to report that she had been sexually assaulted. The patient's...

7 replies
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Offer Dilemma

I have recently been torn between two companies; I am not sure if both will offer me a job but I am at the next step and want to be prepared. The first job is a rehabilitation hospital which will...

7 replies
Examine49's avatar

What happens in the nurse's office stays in the nurse's office

Hello all, and thanks in advance for the advice you share every day. How do you politely NOT answer a Nosy Parker kiddo who persists in asking why another student is in the nurse's office?

12 replies
WHICH's avatar

Your words are against you

Never tell people your life story. Just tell them you have a rough time. That's it.

3 replies
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Do you always send home after Vomiting 1x?

Had 2 in my office this morning after vomiting during PE. One had no other complaints and the other was focusing on their sore throat. PE teacher came to my office asking why they were sent back to...

17 replies

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