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NursesTakeDC - Interview with Doris Carroll

NursesTakeDC had one purpose: to support the Federal Legislation for National Nurse-to-Patient Ratios S.1063 & H.R.2392 Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of...

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Don't Leave Your Money On the Table

When nurses graduate nursing school they are often at the end of their proverbial ropes. After several long years of barely making ends meet and surviving the NCLEX most people just want to get that...

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Code Status Errors Can Be Prevented

The code status of a patient admitted to the hospital is probably one of the most important pieces of information on the patients chart. Yet physicians, residents, and hospitalists spend...

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Allnurses Magazine Summer Issue: Quarterly Publication for Nurses

The second issue of our new allnurses Magazine is now available in two versions: online and print. The allnurses Magazine is a free publication with a strong emphasis on Empowering, Uniting, and...

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How long have you been a nurse

I was thinking and realized that I'm coming up on my 30th year of nursing. When I started we still wore dresses, hats and stockings and carried a pinned fob watch. Everything was done on paper and...

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Cost vs benefit of BSN at middle age

Would you get a BSN if it was not required? I am a middle aged (if I live to be a hundred) new ADN nurse. I work at a smallish hospital in a rural area that does not require a BSN. The hospital...

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Purchasing Power of Nurses Across the U.S. - 2018 allnurses Salary Survey Results Part 5

Whether you are looking for your first job, considering switching positions, or even wanting to see how your current salary stacks up against others in your area or even a different location, what...

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Nurse Beth
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Nurse Beth

Can I be hired after being treated for depression and anxiety?

Dear Nurse Beth, I've struggled with depression and anxiety my whole life. The past few years have been rough as I have been hospitalized a few times and I have had to take medical leave a few...

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Need some reassurance and advice from a CNA plz.

Hi! I'm new here, I'm a CNA working in Assisted Living for over three years and I've had my ups and downs a lot and I am good at my job and love it too. I mainly work with residents who have memory...

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Hello, So I feel like I've been in community college for so long. I have gone solely part-time and struggle a lot with math so I was to taking different math classes over most of the semesters....

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Predicting Mortality of SICU Patients with Intra-Abdominal Sepsis

The PIRO Score is based on several factors of the overall patient care picture. It includes predisposition, infection/injury, response, organ dysfunction. PIRO Scores are not new and are utilized...

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BS 94, Lantus 20 units, give HS snack?

So I work in a LTC facility on the weekends. One of my residents had a blood sugar of 94 at around 1930. She gets scheduled Lantus 20 units at 2000. Would you guys give her a snack at HS? The...

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New Grad Nurse Arrogance

Recently, a friend of mine passed her NCLEX and I'm wondering how common it is that newly licensed nurses develop arrogance after passing the exam. I won't say she isn't allowed to "feel herself" a...

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Can nurses get their licenses revoked or suspended for fighting outside of the workplace?

The reason I ask Is because I always thought the board would take some type of action against nurses who are arrested for things like assault and battery outside of the workplace. A girl a know who...

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You COBs Were Right After All

I have gotten some great advice over the years from COBs that have really enhanced my work/family life. Among them are: *Take your breaks and vacations or you'll burn out fast. *Toughen up a little...

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FAILED NCLEX, Need some advice!!

Hi All, So today has probably been one of the worst days I've had. I woke up to a message regarding my NCLEX exam I took 2 days ago. My heart sank immediately into my stomach the moment I read...

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Operating Room
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Help Solve OR Burn Mystery!!

I have been circulating CT for 10 years and have never encountered this issue: In the past 2 months my OR has had 6 open heart patients that present with partial thickness burns 1-4 days post op. ...

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Nurse Beth
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Nurse Beth

Harsh Advice or Helpful?

Dear Nurse Beth, I just passed the NCLEX at the end of June and have been scanning the job boards. I worked as a Medication Aide in assisted living and haven't worked the past year due to...

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Very Bad Background

Hey guys, I am a prenursing student in California and I'm about to apply to a reputable local nursing program and I'm very excited. I've had really good grades and things have been going so...

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BSN with associates degree in healthcare management

Hi, I'm currently taking an online 18 month course to get my associates degree in healthcare management. I began in October, so I'm about halfway done. My question is, if I wanted to become an RN,...

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