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RNKel has 3 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Cardiac/Tele/CVICU.

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    Negative titers even after several vaccines??

    I'm the exact same way. I found out when I was in the hosp having my first child. I KNEW I'd had all of my immunizations as a child, but they said I was negative and gave me the MMR. I had another baby the following year, same thing happened. A year later I was in having baby #3 and they tried to give it to me AGAIN. I refused that one. When I went to nursing school I was negative and had to get ANOTHER MMR. I just don't show immunity and never will.
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    Average Salary for ADN vs BSN

    FYI, critical thinking was taught from day one in my ADN program. That's what it's all about. Skills can be taught to a monkey ~ that was a quote from one of my nursing instructors. We were taught to be good nurses, not trade workers.
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    Average Salary for ADN vs BSN

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    Average Salary for ADN vs BSN

    At my hospital, BSN gets you a quarter more per hour. I was a single mom doing it all on my own, needed my degree fast, chose an ADN program which has a better rep than the local BSN program, and have never regretted it. My student loans are about $10K less than they would've been w/ the BSN so I couldn't see .25/hour doing me much good.
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    Any recommendations?

    I know some nurses swear by Dansko's but I think they are horrid. They hurt, they're hard, they do nothing for me. And I think they're hideous as well. LOL I wear Saucony Cohesion NX tennis shoes. They take me through my whole 12.5 hours and feel like cushions the whole time. I do think shoes are something that's different for each person, though.
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    when the day shift arrives

    That's such a generalization... maybe it's just specific to your place of employment and the personalities working there. Where I work we don't have this issue.
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    Trouble giving IM injections :(

    I beg to differ. It happened to me. Demerol IM, hit my sciatic nerve. That was 19 years ago and I still have pain at the injection site, especially if I get bumped there. I'm 5'1" and weighed about 95 lbs at the time, not sure if that made a difference, but to make a sweeping generalization such as yours isn't a good idea.
  8. How old is this person? 13? And he's wrong, you do not HAVE to go to the ER to be admitted. Duh.
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    Does anyone like their job?

    I love my job. :)
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    Always be nice to your coworkers...

    Is it Dolce Note?? That's my FAVORITE! *wine
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    Do you ever....

    I'm always telling my 14 yr old athlete son that he has garden hoses for veins and that I want to start an IV on him... he shudders LOL
  12. Never be afraid to ask questions! Always own up and take responsibility. Always be honest and forthcoming.
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    When you have 6L running in wide open and only a 3L bag for output, well... do the math. LOL
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    Ours are 3L and I've still had to be in the room Q 30-45 min to emtpy.
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    How I miss my beloved text-paging

    We use text-paging but we are never to put in any identifiers. I usually just write "please call me at ext 2300".
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    Assessment of Edema

    And as you can see, it isn't done consistently at all anywhere... LOL