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    Benefits

    I have worked for a NYSNA hospital in the the NYC area for 10 years. Since becoming vested 5 years ago my vacation time has increased to 5 weeks and a pension is growing. I also have 8 sick days, 8 ho

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    School

    School Nurse: Managing a scene/coworkers

    Looking for advice. I had a HS student who was assaulted by another another kid - punched hard several times in the face. Face is a mess, blood all over, kid is crying and freaked out. Airway OK, no b

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    Nurses
    Helping Patients Make Healthier Food Choices

    Helping Patients Make Healthier Food Choices

    Do you have a plan for teaching your patients what they need to know about food labels? It’s a topic worth reviewing. The basics described in this article are aimed at motivating you and your patients…

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    First Year

    CONCERNED & Nervous about how RUSHED program is

    Hello, Not sure if this is the right place to post this but just wondering what the first year will be like.. I completed a LVN program in 2014 where I (personally) feel I made the mistake of acceptin

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    Recovery

    a All these urine drug screens!!

    I was selected 11/12, 11/26, and today for urine drug screening . Guess maybe they think I’m partying at thanksgiving?? Wonder what Christmas will be like 😂

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    Medications

    Gave vancomycin wrong

    So yesterday I made my first medication error with vancomycin. I had two vials of antibiotics and one was meant to be IV push and the other was meant to hang via infusion. I mixed up both antibiotics

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    Nurses

    New nurse coming off orientation and feeling like I can’t do it

    My first day off orientation was terrible, and I think I’ve made a mistake in choosing my career. I need to vent so this might be long. I’m a brand new nurse starting on an ICU floor. I’m part of a ne

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    School

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  2. Advanced

    Writing help

    My writing skills will never be where I want them to be, its something that Ive always struggled with. I found myself in the Writing Center during my BSN 3 days/week, and while I improved greatly duri

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    Pre-Nursing

    Considering changing careers

    Hello, I am a 27 year old single mom to a 6 year old son. I have been in the banking/accounting field for over 6 years now. I am seriously considering switching careers to nursing. I do not have any d

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    Stress 101
    10 Don'ts For Less Holiday Pressure

    10 Don'ts For Less Holiday Pressure

    Do you start feeling the pressures that come with the holiday season in early October? Are you still enjoying pumpkin spice lattes when Christmas displays start to go up? If you can relate to these…

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    Nurses

    Live in lpn

    Why won’t insurance pay us to care for family or as live in? I live with my best friend. He’s severe handicapped. He’s trach/vented. He requires 24 hour nursing. The insurance verbalized they wil

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    Nurses
    The Burden of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

    The Burden of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

    If is often considered “a part of life” when we leak a little with a good laugh, sneeze or while exercising.  However, stress urinary incontinence can take a major toll on our emotional and social liv…

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    Entrepreneurs
    One Way for Nurse Entrepreneurs to Overcome Marketing Overwhelm

    One Way for Nurse Entrepreneurs to Overcome Marketing Overwhelm

    Where should you begin? Set up a Facebook page? Work on your blog? Start a podcast? Here's one simple way to figure out where to invest your marketing energy.

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    Nurses

    Advice on jobs/WWYD?

    Hi all, I need some perspective/advice on a job situation. So I take my final tomorrow morning and will be done with school. Started apply for jobs about a month ago, and was invited to interview with

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    Students

    What should a student do if a majority of thei class failed a test>

    I have a health class where we just took a test about drugs. And more than half of the class failed. Like with 27 percent to 60 percent. I personally got a 65. But the thing is, I genuinely did not fe

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