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    There is no nursing shortage!

    Some friends that I graduated with in July went to a nursing job fair yesterday. No one would even take their resumes once they heard "new graduate"
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    pregnancy question

    I worked waiting table while I was pregnant with twins until the doctor told me I had to stop (pre-eclampsia). They both turned out perfect. Your body will tell you when too much is too much. Do you have short term disability insurance? That would cover a doctor ordered medical leave before your baby is born
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    and the waiting begins....

    Ug. I hate the waiting. I had an interview 2 weeks ago. I got an e-mail last week that said they are still doing interviews and I should hear more by the end of this week. I am hoping that means I'm still in the running and they sent out some e-mails to other people that interviewed saying "Thanks for interest, but you have not been selected for this job" I have never wanted time to move faster!!
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    L&D-Maternity 1950's Style

    My FIL always thinks the progression of his children's births were funny. In 1971 they had their oldest and he was shown to the waiting room. In 1975 they had their second and he was asked if he wanted to come in the room and he declined. In 1979 when my husband was born they treated him like the biggest jerk for not joining his wife in the delivery room.
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    Could employers judge people by their names?

    I think it is stupid to judge people based on names. I had a very memorable maiden name. Alot of times people thought I was joking when I told them. Even though it could be embarrassing, I had a hard time giving it up when I got married (yes, I know I didn't have to, but I like that tradition). I don't think it ever kept me from getting a job, or my unmarried sister. Now, my other sister is married to a hispanic man and has a very hispanic last name. If someone were to look at her resume and they were racist, they may throw her resume out. But she is not in the least hispanic. We are "European mutts" a little bit of this, a little bit of that.
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    Seriously...more supply than demand?

    I would take anything I could get my hands on right now. I have applied at outpatient services and home care and they all say "This is not the appropriate avenue for a new grad. Try applying at hospitals and gaining some experience"
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    Nclex Aug. 20 have questions

    I just took (and passed!) my NCLEX last week. I took Kaplan and learned that nursing assistants do standard/unchanging procedures (glucose checks, routine vitals, baths-- don't know about foleys) and LPN/LVNs take care of stable patients with predictable outcomes. Someone who is about to be discharged requires teaching which must be done by an RN.
  8. I am so excited! I have a phone interview later today for a full time postition on a progressive care unit. Any advice from someone who knows about them/works on one/has worked on one?
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    Your Previous Posts

    I have gone back to look at mine. It can be fun
  10. I would probably cut out most of the patho. Fatigue r/t oxygen deficiency secondary to impaired kidney function AEB Hgb 9.5 and RBC 2.96 and GFR 20.
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    Help us answer this question!

    I would say chicken. I think PB would be too thick
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    For Fun - Things You Want to Buy Once You're a Nurse

    I had my pinning yesterday!! My first splurge is a big old graduation party!! Now to get a job.... then I can pay bills
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    For Fun - Things You Want to Buy Once You're a Nurse

    Oooooo.... pretty!
  14. I will also add that while they were telling us these things (the graduating class officers came to speak to us) I was thinking something along the lines of "What a bunch of drama queens! Can't handle a little school.... Wimps!!" I had no idea!!!! PS- Now I am done in 3 days!!!
  15. I honestly don't think anything could have prepared me for nursing school. They said alot of these things to us at orientation, but there is no way to know what you are in for. PS- I am done in 4 days!!!!!!!! I cannot believe it!!
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    ICU clinical tips

    We took patients in the ICU. It was a great experience. We also took active roles during codes and charted on all patients we cared for