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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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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,...

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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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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 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...

24 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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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
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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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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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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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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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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