kakamegamama's avatar

Long hair at the bedside

I have a question. Have things changed in hospitals at the bedside to the point that nurses who have waist length hair are no longer required to have it in a pony tail or braid or bun? A few weeks...

34 replies
Statdotcom's avatar

Should I run from this job??

I was an OR circulator for a hospital with six ORs, for nine years. I left town for a while and when I came back I had the opportunity to work at a small specialty surgery center. The similar pay, no...

11 replies
brennareilly's avatar

PlanB after getting kicked out of nursing program

I was recently kicked out of my nursing program because i didnt meet the GPA requirements. I never failed any classes or nursing classes, didnt have to retake any as well. I was a first year college...

6 replies
Ilovenursing3's avatar

Is this considered bullying?

Hi all :) if I am wrong about this situation please let me know. I am a brand new nurse and I started my first job two weeks ago. My first week I noticed my preceptor was harsh on one of the...

14 replies
Emergent's avatar

Funny patients

I had a couple of funny patients recently. Patient A smelled homeless. He lacked teeth and reeked of cigarettes and BO, with unwashed clothes. He had deep wrinkles and thinning hair. He did have...

6 replies
Kim2014's avatar


i just took my Uworld self assessment today I'm on 56% high chance on passing. I finish the whole Q bank 74% i'm on 98th percentile i'm taking my exam next week does anybody same situation? trying to...

5 replies
Emergent's avatar

I miss The Commuter!

The Commuter hasn't been active here for some time. I hope she is well. As I recall she was working towards an advanced degree and was preoccupied with that. She was a fantastic contributor here, and...

4 replies
Maichii's avatar

I studied but cannot remember a thing! Help

Hi, I'm second year student and my final semester exam is this Monday! I have studied so much but the information doesn't seem to stay in my head and I am stressing out. Is there any tips anyone can...

6 replies
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MICURN123.'s avatar

Nurse Practitioner with emphasis in nutrition

Hi everyone! So I currently have my RN-BSN and work in the medical ICU. I plan to start FNP school next year, but I'd like to work as a NP with my focus being in nutrition and dietetics. Ideally, I'd...

8 replies
Dd04321's avatar

Patient Aspirating

Hi everyone, I have been a nurse for 1 year and just had a question about a situation, wanting to make sure I did the right thing. A patient was sitting up at 90 degrees eating, talking on phone...

2 replies
Beldar_the_Cenobite's avatar

Surgeon for an instructor

Has anyone ever had a surgeon for an instructor and not an RN? He wasn't a very nice guy was he? Mine sure isn't. He asks very difficult questions that make you think "were these covered in the book...

19 replies
Lilia777's avatar

Absolute Exhaustion Tips?

Hi everyone, just wanted to ask anyone who is/has been struggling with absolute exhaustion how they coped , tips,tricks, strategies..anything helpful..? Thank you so much- best regards -L

13 replies
NurseBecky0520's avatar

REDICULOUS mistake, worried I'll never practice nursing again

**Please keep negative, hateful comments off this thread, I've already beat myself up for weeks regarding my current situation and don't need a gang of you to help me:(** I have been in Nursing...

5 replies
NurseRatchet777's avatar

Falling Asleep

So I need some advice. I started a new job recently. I was new to working 12 hour shifts and it was only my second time with 3 days in a row. I am definitely not making excuses for myself at all, but...

10 replies
invitemeplz's avatar

What happens if you are injured on your way to clinical due to weather?

My nursing school says that weather is not a valid reason to miss clinicals. Well, if it's snowing heavily and there's a big storm, and I get into an accident because they're forcing me to come in,...

16 replies
mzsuccess's avatar

What is considered a positive TB test, 10mm or 15mm?

In school I was taught 15mm but on CDC its giving two different answers which can i go by for standard?

19 replies
amzyRN's avatar

Clinical question?

So, during my orientation on a new job, one of my preceptors told me to give some noncritical meds prior to a Code 3 coming into our room-5 minutes out. Because I was on orientation I did it, but...

10 replies
meganec17's avatar

Feel guilty about turning down a job offer as a new grad?

Hello, I graduated last month and passed the NCLEX a few weeks ago. You may remember that I posted a question regarding a job offer I received -- they offered me a per diem position with no...

8 replies
Dormi93's avatar

Which job offer to accept

I am a new grad who has worked in critical care as a HUC/PCT for the past 4 years while in school. Unfortunately, my unit cannot hire a new grad at this time... so I have interviewed and been offered...

6 replies
Stepper's avatar

Helpful Advice- COC

I was tested on May 11th and after 15 days, still no results posted. I was not concerned the test would be positive, but did not want to have a "no show" on my record. Contacted Firstlab and no...

3 replies

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