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  1. Dismissed, what now?

    How long is the program? To me, it seems ridiculous to dismiss someone when they are so close to the finish, but I get that these nursing schools need graduates who are likely to pass the NCLEX (I.e. the better the NCLEX pass rate, the better the sch...
  2. Having a hard time choosing first job!

    For each unit, ask to shadow during a time when you would be working (I.e. day shift or night shift) - a great way to familiarize yourself with your colleagues and get an idea of the working conditions. Side notes: A 3 years contract is suspicious. D...
  3. CNA 11 Years need your help

    Side note: I hope you did not let the patient know that you got fired, or gave the impression that his mother contacting the employer got you fired. His mother might call your former employer again and they might take further action.
  4. CNA 11 Years need your help

    She should have contacted you, not your employer. I agree with @TriciaJ and I bet @caliotter3 is right about the mother's intent. Harsh but you should sever ties with this patient, and be cautious about getting this close with a patient again. The da...
  5. Covid-19 Parties

    I feel sorry for the healthcare professionals who have to take care of these mor... patients.
  6. Famous person as patient?

    Yeah, yeah. If it is that generic, the chance of figuring out the patient's identity is nearly zero, but the risk is still there. Some of the posts have been fun to read but there are some posts that are like "a bit too much information there." I gue...
  7. Famous person as patient?

    Is this research to see how many nurses would reveal the famous people who they cared for? Side note: Why are posters actually hinting at the celebrities who were under their care? Call it paranoia but that is not wise. There should be no hints at al...
  8. Was there a particular topic that you found interesting about nursing? What are your interests outside of nursing? Side note: On the bright side, you completed your general nursing education AND gained nursing experience before the pandemic started. ...
  9. Grasping at straws but what if these nurses are actually planning to give away their care packages to someone in need? Yeah, there are probably nurses who are asking for care packages for themselves, but is it wrong to do so? There are nurses who liv...
  10. Nursing Is No Longer Worth It

    If you have the time, it does not hurt to focus on a "Plan B" career. Side note: For those working during this pandemic, here is a link to some freebies. Get them while they still care: Free Coffee, Crocs and Doughnuts! Updated Freebies & Discoun...
  11. Patient Care Coordinator, RN, Michigan

    Tip: (This tip works if you are open to relocating if necessary.) Think back to when you were reviewing for your NCLEX. Which topic interested you the most? The one topic that kept you motivated when you did not feel like studying? ...
  12. Call it "broken record" but nurses working during this pandemic (and their loves, especially those who live with them) should be getting their money worth. "Thank you" does not pay the bills. As Gov. Cuomo said, "Thank you" is nice but assistance is ...
  13. Difficult doc

    How bad do you need this position? Is he THE doctor for the facility, or is he a part of a group? Have you tried finding who is this doctor's superior/employer? Doctors like this tend to cave real quick, or even get fired, once their superiors get in...
  14. How to Staff Better During COVID-19 and Disasters

    It has been said over and over again. A nurse working during this pandemic is being played (especially if he/she is working with inadequate equipment) if he/she does not get something comparable to this => Don't let the public guilt trip you into ...
  15. To be a coward, or to be a fool?

    This may be controversial but I believe that nurses working during this pandemic should be getting their money worth. They should be getting paid more than they usually do (I.e. more so than a travel nurse's salary pre-pandemic). They should be recei...