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  1. At my workplace we have two vending machines in our breakroom: one for pop, one for snacks. We do not have a cafeteria and our vending machines are only filled once a week. Thus, our pop and snacks go
  2. Warning, kind of a rant that nurses might understand.... I know many of my prior postings stated I want out of nursing; that is still true. But making it happen is such a difficult thing to do. Especi
  3. Im an inpatient oncology RN working in NYC and just had my one-year anniversary in December (first nursing job). I love oncology, I love my patients (well...most of the time, anyway :p), and I love al
  4. Hi Everyone, I love the wisdom and experience that so many of you possess, and wanted your opinions on how I handled a situation. I apologize in advance for the length of this. Im an recent LPN grad b
  5. Davey Do

    The Motivator

    We all need something that makes us wake up and give the dawn of our new day a great big ole Cosmic Howdy. Now that Im retired, I dont need something to get me motivated, Im already there. But there w
  6. Hi all, I have too much time to contemplate life during this quarantine! I have noticed some posters mention they recommend viewing nursing as your job and not your identity. I am guilty of having my
  7. BunnyBunnyBSNRN

    Opening Texas

    Our governor has decided to lift all the state mandates re: mask wearing and business operating capacity. Now we wait for TEA to decide how schools respond. https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2021/03/02/
  8. Is anyone aware of a new CMS rule that all nursing progress notes are to be made available to patients in real time? This is the default at my hospital, and it is a HUGE safety risk to ER staff who ar
  9. I am currently in my second semester of nursing school, and I think I want to drop out and switch majors. A little background: In junior year of high school, I took some classes at a health career cen
  10. Hello fellow nurses. Unfortunately, I have a complaint on my nursing license for neglect for something that was basically the fault of 2 CNAs under my care. I worked In LTC at the time and I was one n
  11. Hi all, does anyone have tips on starting IVs in the hand? At my new job they like IVs in the hand for certain procedures. In the hospital I worked they didnt like us to put IVs in the hands because o
  12. Im interested in hearing what other acute care hospitals do when they have have holes in staffing, such as same day call ins, or shortages of staff that dont allow for proper scheduling? Where do you
  13. nursevee76

    Re-entry

    I have been out of nursing for 4 years now but with 10 years experience. How likely can I get a job in the field again and or what programs would I need to take?
  14. BooBooCrew

    Staying or Going?

    Judging from the post a few posts down titled Tired of being the bad guy I can tell its been a mess of a year for everyone, not just me and not just Texas. I didnt think I would make it through this y
  15. We are finally going back in person, hybrid, in March. I need some office policies. What have you implemented? My school is K-6, and we have a medical waiting room (covid only), but for non covid visi
  16. Hello everyone, I received my acceptance to TWUs FNP program and was wondering if anyone else is beginning in Summer 2021. If so, I was wondering where you are in the process because Ive finished the
  17. Just got accepted into Walden. I kept looking and comparing Walden and University of South Alabama since I have co workers in both programs on which one is better in terms of support and cheaper to go
  18. Ive decided to leave school nursing - its just not for me. I dont want to leave them without a nurse right now so I was planning on staying for the rest of the school year. I applied to a peds clinic