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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...

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Tips for Finding Evidenced-Based Sources in Nursing

Do you cringe at the idea of having to look for "evidenced-based research" for assignments or work? The term itself can be confusing and finding it can be down-right hard. If the thought of...

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What is an RN, BAAN?

A colleague lists the credentials "RN, BAAN" after her name in her signature. I've asked once before what it meant and she dismissed the question, refused to respond. What is a BAAN? Anyone have a...

30 replies
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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...

18 replies
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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...

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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...

21 replies
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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...

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opkl15's avatar

crna felony

So, I had a conviction close to 20 years ago as a young adult ( 18 years old). The felony charge was possession of a control substance with intent to distribute ( an overkill charge but whatever...)...

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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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I bombed my interview

Hello All, I've been a nurse for about 15 years and I recently interviewed for a leadership position. I've been bedside the majority of my career, but I have taken on leadership opportunities such a...

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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...

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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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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...

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ANCC National Magnet Conference® - Denver, CO Oct. 24-26, 2018

The 2018 ANCC National Magnet Conference: Nursing Innovation, Celebration, Transformation, is the largest Nursing conference in the USA. Come join your fellow Nursing colleagues in Denver, Colorado,...

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Foley Catheter Issue?

So, the other day, with the help of a coworker, I successfully placed a Foley catheter into a male for the first time...or, did I? My coworker had me keep inserting the catheter into his penis...

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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...

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Ahopkins81's avatar

Peer feedback

Hi! Trying come up with some simple ways to show appreciation for fellow coworkers on the unit floor. One floor did high fives, paper hands with name of person and what stood out about them! Any...

19 replies
LindsayRNL's avatar

Inappropriate nurse support groups

I'm not sure how comfortable I am in my nurse support group. It feels like it's a group therapy session and for me and that is not what I need from this program. I chose it based on proximity to home...

12 replies
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Need Help

I'll keep this brief, as I am not sure if this is the correct forum to post in. To cut a very long story short, my (very) young adult daughter is currently rolling around the city streets after...

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nclex after 5 years away from nursing

hello everyone i really look for your help i have a bachelor degree in nursing since five years ago but dont have any experience and to be honest i forget everything about my major . im coming...

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