Nurses
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Ilovenursing3

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...

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Students
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brennareilly

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...

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Nurses
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blackmamba123

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...

31 replies
News
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CityofAngelsRN

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...

31 replies
Nurses
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mzsuccess

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?

26 replies
Emergency
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amzyRN

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...

11 replies
Recovery
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Queenofthesouth24

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...

13 replies
Nurses
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Dormi93

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...

10 replies
Nurses
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themurse133

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
Recovery
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Kel65

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
Nurses
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NurseRatchet777

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...

21 replies
Students
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invitemeplz

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,...

25 replies
Nurses
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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...

1 replies
Nurses
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Emergent

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,...

25 replies
Nurses
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meganec17

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...

11 replies
Nurses
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Emergent

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...

7 replies
Nurses
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Dd04321

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
CNA/MA
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nightlightnurseaide

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...

7 replies
Emergency
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traumaRUs

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...

0 replies
Nurses
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cjohnMEDIC

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...

7 replies

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