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    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    Looking for advice. My boyfriend is terrified of getting the Coronavirus and therefore has told me that he doesn’t want to see me until this blows over. I work inpatient, my hospital has covid patient

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    What is it like in your hospital right now?

    Im PRN and have been on call because of low census. I know we have COVID and r/o COVID patients; Im actually assigned to the COVID floor, but because of my status + elective surgeries canceled + peopl

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    Why hasn’t pay increased? Hazard pay, etc.?

    Why hasn’t pay increased? Hazard pay, etc.? Especially considering that multiple hospitals lack supplies for PPE and we are frontline workers.

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    COVID-19, Nursing shortage, and Nursing Students

    Many clinicals for nursing programs have been cancelled due to COVID-19 yet nurses are needed more than ever. Delaying future nurses is not a solution to this problem and much learning is done on the

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    Unreasonable Risks are not part of the job

    Read, Reflect, Assess https://www.nursingworld.org/~4ade15/globalassets/docs/ana/ascec_whitepaper031008final.pdf Adapting Standards of Care Under Extreme Conditions American Nursing Association, 2008

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    Has anyone left nursing job due to COVID19 virus?

    I am curious to find out if anyone has decided to leave their current job due to the risk of this virus? I work in the Emergency Department and we are now being asked to reuse PPE and to prepare for a

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    There is No Treatment - God Help Us All

    There is No Treatment - God Help Us All

    Lack of preparedness and PPE makes this a frightening time for everyone. This is the time to adhere to CDC guidelines of staying home. Knowing when to seek help is important, but it seems that many ar…

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    Was I a complete idiot for wanting to get into OB? Now I'm lost and don't know what to do with my life.

    When I was a freshmen in high school, my friend’s mom was a Labor and Delivery nurse. She talked about her job often, and I always found her stories fascinating. I would ask tons of questions, and she

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    COVID-19: NCLEX Changed!!

    Have you guys seen the new update for the NCLEX exam? What are your thoughts? I see it a lot harder to prove that you’re competent. I don’t want to be a downer but doesn’t that mean with less question

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    Considering Quitting my Job

    I just read new updates on our PPE policy - no N95 masks for taking care of covid patients except for certain procedures. Last time I worked we were still allowed to wear N95 (one per shift). I am tur

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    The Real War Against COVID-19 in America

    The Real War Against COVID-19 in America

    A look what has come to light in hospitals across the country during the pandemic, and why we have to use this time as a catalyst for change.

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    Article Contest: How is the Covid 19 Affecting Your Life?

    Article Contest: How is the Covid 19 Affecting Your Life?

    It's been a while since we had an Article Contest. With the Coronavirus Pandemic, we thought this would be a perfect time to hear from you, our readers on the front line, how you are coping with the …

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    Do you think schools will resume this year?

    Hi, Im a school nurse in the northeast. We are closed for at least 2 weeks, but I anticipate it will be much longer than that. I really do hope that we get to a point where it is safe to reopen, but m

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    Non-compliance with Social Distancing

    Can anyone share articles, personal experience, advice, tips, tricks, etc... for how to deal with friends and/or family who are ignoring social distancing/ other public health measures with respect to

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    Herd immunity

    So, in interest of saving the US economy, leaders and media are talking about herd immunity and getting young people back into the workforce. A quick search didnt show much info by medical professiona

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    OB department Covid concerns

    So I work in a rural hospital where we do 20ish deliveries a month on a mother baby unit. When we have no patients or low census our OB/nursery nurses are being repurposed to screen all patients, visi

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