Chrispy11 ASN, RN

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    New grad at 44. I'm overwhelmed and ready to quit.

    I'm older than you. Second career. I am off orientation 6 or 7 weeks and feel I can't do anything right. I've missed this site because it was down when I started feeling this way and is just getting worse. My job has been super nice with coaching, ...
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    Holiday Bonus

    One of my patients handed out cards with a scratch off lottery ticket. I won $5.
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    Top 10 Nursing Apps You Need to Download Today

    Thanks. I've tried some and they weren't very good. Will definitely look into these.
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    Children's Heart institute putting kids in danger

    The last paragraph about the team from the top rated Texas Children's hospital coming to evaluate them. I believe Jen Arnold (From TLC's who "The Little Couple" might have been one of those people. On the show she moved from Houston to St. Pete's to ...
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    Woman dies from tap water netipot use

    Not that long ago there was a television program about three kids who got amoebas from swimming in lakes. Two died. From what I recall, southern states.
  6. In my school you couldn't change groups. Unless you get assigned a project together, it's possible to get through a semester with minimal interaction. Every group I was ever in seemed to split by gender. It will all work out. :)
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    Would you? Do you?

    First few weeks it needs to be kept moist. If it dries, it gets itchy. Scratching can remove scabs and cause possible infection. Lots if care involved for the first few weeks. Like caring for lots if punctures.
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    Rising insurance premiums through work

    This! I was trying to take my MIL in for a bad cough. It got so bad I had no choice but to go to the ER.
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    New Nurse, feeling depressed

    This is so true. I started my job the month after you. I dreaded going to work, but liked it once I got there. I was miserable. Confidence came and went. I read all about the first year on here. So I made it past my probationary period. Listened to m...
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    The Grinch of allnurses.com

    My main stressor. The cost. One side of the family buys for everyone. So instead of just getting together and doing a sane secret Santa, I have to try and figure out what to get for 20 people. I'd rather just bring some food and cookies I've made a...
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    What do I need for nursing school?

    A good stethoscope. A penlight. Pencils and highlighters. Index cards. Look at the study guide. Read the required reading. Make sure you know everything on the study guide. Answer tons of questions on your topics. I went to a nursing site that had...
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    Injection Leaked! A lot!

    Longer needle?
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    Verbally Abusing a Nurse

    You do understand a hospital is a business. They need people to come there to make money. They want to smooth over the customer, not irritate them. Word of mouth is very powerful. A reputation once lost is hard to regain. You're going to find rude c...
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    Verbally Abusing a Nurse

    CAHPS.
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    Prioritization: Helping New Nurses Transition into Practice

    Hi Damion, another great article. Very relevant to me as I'm a new nurse after a longish career in another field. In my first job and passed the training. For me time management is the biggest issue. It really depends on what discipline you're workin...