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RN's and LPN's working as Nursing Assistants?

If you came into your facility and they asked you to work as a nursing assistant for the day for your regular nursing pay, would you agree to it? Why or why not? If you would, or if someone else...

45 replies
Emergent's avatar

Do nurses tend to be enablers?

A coworker yesterday was distracted by a drama with a friend. She had refused to loan her car to the friend, so the friend started texting how she would be better off dead, was a waste of a space,...

29 replies
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What Can We Learn about the Recent Celebrity Suicides?

You only have to open a newspaper or click on a recent news article on the web to find that another celebrity or sports figure has committed suicide. From CBS news: "The deaths of designer Kate Spade...

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Challenge Nursing Board?

I'm new to the site, but I have a question. I'm a recently honorably discharged Army Medic, and came across some information. California allows Veteran Medics to take the LVN state licensing exam...

14 replies
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I'm the only one who fund this funny

In my facility we basically have trash bins on wheels. You put bags over a metal frame to keep the bag open, and you put your trash in there I was just coming in for a night of work, so I went...

8 replies
stacylethani's avatar

Seizure code blue

I'm one year into nursing and the other night I had my second ever code blue, my patient seized and O2 sats fell to the teens, HR skyrocketed, she was apenic and blue. I called a code, and all I...

12 replies
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CNA interview

Hey everyone, I just finished up my CNA classes 10 days ago and passed both written test and skills test. I have applied to many places of nursing homes and hospitals. So 3 days ago I got an...

19 replies
NP Students
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Confused about accelerated BSN/masters programs - Need that NP ASAP!

I have a bachelors degree (2008 - sucks since most of my pre reqs disqualify me from many of the accelerated programs) and I am looking to become a Psych NP However all (MOST) of these Direct...

7 replies
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Pearson Vue Test works

Just letting everyone know I took the 133 questions on Friday... exactly 48 hours after test 2pm Sunday I found out I Passed...

3 replies
LibraNurse27's avatar

dropping meds in front of surveyors

Does anyone else get SUPER nervous when joint commission comes around? I was observed yesterday passing meds and all went fine; they interviewed my patients and all gave good reviews. Then today they...

8 replies
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Los Gatos ER Physician in the News

Anyone have any thoughts on the ER doctor from Los Gatos who has been all over the news today? Apparently a college student came in complaining of an anxiety attack and according to the news, the...

43 replies
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Damion Jenkins

Alarm Fatigue: Patient Safety in Today's Healthcare Marketplace - A Four Part Series

One of the greatest challenges in today’s rapidly changing healthcare system is maintaining the highest standards for patient safety. In part two of this four part safety series, we talked about the...

4 replies
Queenofthesouth24's avatar

Student nurse in recovery

Hi all! I'm a 24 year old student nurse who got sober from alcohol and prescription amphetamines a little over 2 years ago. I started out as a biomedical sciences/research major and then switched to...

15 replies
themurse133's avatar

Any certifications I can earn as a student to better my resume for when I graduate?

This summer I have been looking at the various certifications a new graduate nurse can earn to better their education and make their resume stronger (ex. CCRN). I will graduate in about a year with...

12 replies
Michelles87's avatar

Can't stop thinking about work

Hello. I am a long time follower of this site, but first time poster. I feel like this is not a typical post about obsessing over work, because I am not a brand new nurse and haven't started a new...

15 replies
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I took my NCLEX exam today (June 19, 2018 at 8am). I had 94 q's, a lot of SATA and Leadership q's. After receiving my email saying I completed the exam (about 30 mins later), I did the PVT trick. I...

12 replies
Kel65's avatar

One year left!!!

365 days plus however long it takes the powers to be to remove me from the system. Anyone out there on TPAPN step down or final year without step down. Do the drug tests decrease? I'd like to start...

8 replies
Nurse Beth
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Nurse Beth

ED Nurse with Deteriorating Health

Dear Nurse Beth, I am currently a registered nurse working on a med surg floor. My background for the past three years has been emergency room. Unfortunately I have had ongoing health issues and...

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LPNx12's avatar

New Opportunity - Why am I so afraid?

I have been an LPN for 12yrs. Becoming an RN is definitely a goal that I had hoped to achieve by now, however, life has a way of directing its own course. With that being said, I have recently...

11 replies
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New OR nurse interest in CRNA

I have been a nurse for around 2 years but recently started a perioperative training program. I have always been interested in becoming a CRNA, and working in the OR with different anesthesia...

1 replies

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