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  1. Despareux

    RNs: How much vacation time do you get?

    I work part-time, 12 hour shifts. I never have to use PTO and each month, when I'm making my schedule, I always schedule myself to have 7-8 days off in a row without affecting my required hours. So I guess you could say I get at least 6-7 days off in a row each month.
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    The 'De-Skilling' Of Nursing

    What I went to school for is different from how I get to actually practice at my work. I feel like I'm handing out meds and doing treatments more so than the things that would actually increase my patient's wellness. It is cost-effective to have 2 CNAs for 1 nurse, but it's not helping the patient gain much in the way of long-term wellness.
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    Unwritten Social Contract: Your Needs Come First!

    Great article, and could not agree more!
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    Yes, Bad Job References Are Legal!

    I'm currently waiting the results of a background check so that my application process can proceed to the next step. I have listed work history that is over 10 years old on my resume. How far back is the third-party background checking company going to research? I'm concerned because my old supervisors were near retirement when I left the company. I do have tax statements available if my work-date history is ever questioned.
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    Tight Jean Syndrome

    Wow! People actually wear their jeans THAT tight?
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    The Passive-Aggressive Coworker

    I dread working with people like this.
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    Rehabilitation Nursing: A Specialty In Its Own Right

    Great article. Reading this makes me even more excited about starting my new position as a rehab nurse.
  8. There's no way I can go hours and hours without drinking water and I won't do it; same for using the restroom--if I have to go then I'm going. I refuse to sacrifice my health so that I can care for those who choose not to. Just because I'm a nurse doesn't automatically make me a martyr.
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    Not sure about Nursing School acceptance?

    There's no guarantee for re-admittance if you were to not return after your first semester, nor is there a guarantee for entry should you decide to reapply. Since there is no guarantee either way, I think you should at least complete one semester. That way, you've already established your spot and your chances for re-admittance is probably better than taking your chances for re-applying.
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    OB Rotations

    Was not thrilled about OB rotation. It was mostly observation and a lot of teaching. However, I did enjoy special care nursery. I hope you find some enjoyment out of this rotation.
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    Do you think younger generations have a sense of entitlement?

    I do believe that a sense of entitlement is developmentally appropriate for adolescents and younger adults. I think the problem today is that it's taking a lot longer for the younger people to mature. Maybe it's due to not losing enough or not experiencing those heartaches of losing something meaningful to them--I dunno.
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    Staying up to speed over summer break

    It's all about my husband, kids, and getting in shape this summer!!!
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    Need Advice on Songs for Graduation~*~*~

    i gotta feelin' by the black eyed peas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usd4vsh1zda
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    Please help with Postpartum assessment!

    No, it can dislodge a clot. I've done rotation at three different hospitals, and they no longer use this method. Our books state otherwise. Just check with your instructor or hospital policy.
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    Is overkill possible for nursing student curriculum?

    Writing papers would not be so bad if some of the rubrics were clarified a little better. I don't like that some of the rubrics are open for interpretation--this tends to cause mass confusion, a disappointment in grades, and a strong dislike for writing. So there's my reason for my dislike of writing.