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All Content by nurse2be13

  1. Patient Care Rounds

    My unit participates in daily patient care rounds, which initially began as a way to coordinate the discharge process. The rounds consist of the nurse, resident, intern, care manager, medical student, and sometimes a pharmacy resident. When my unit f...
  2. Am I able to get a raise once I get my BSN?

    Where I work you get a a raise for your BSN. It is worth asking HR about.
  3. Do you overspend on luxury items as a nurse?

    I can afford to take trips abroad and I can now afford cable. That's enough luxury for me.
  4. Central line

    A PICC line is NOT a central line.
  5. Are nurse's all that and a bag of chips?

    What's wrong with someone being proud of what they do?
  6. Can I ask to work exclusively day shifts?

    In a perfect world...
  7. Mr.Pubes the excessive hair patient

    Aides at my facility can start IVs if they have been trained and were signed off on the skill.
  8. UPMC ICU jobs ?

    Keep applying on the UPMC website. They usually take awhile but they will get back to you. The neuro ICU at Presbyterian is always hiring.
  9. Moral and ethical dilemma with coworker

    Worry about your own license.
  10. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

  11. Weed and work.

    Never said you were :-)
  12. Weed and work.

    Nurses are screened as often as necessary. Stay off drugs :-)
  13. Unexpected pregnancy in nursing school?!

    We had a pregnant student in my class. I believe it is doable though it is not ideal. Congratulations!!!
  14. UPMC Schools-admission concern

    Apply and find out. Good luck
  15. Broken Rib

    Ask your doctor :-/
  16. Drug seekers

    I don't care. If there is an order for you to receive iv pain medications I will write the next time that you can receive it on the board. Don't ask for it any sooner (this just applies to drug seekers). It's not my place to determine whether you act...
  17. If you had a reset button, would you choose nursing again?

    No I would not
  18. ER, PEDS or JAIL...hardest decision in my life!

    You want strangers to make a decision for you?
  19. I paid 200 dollars for pvt

    It's sickening.
  20. What is/ where do you find a nursing license number?

    On the board of nursing website for your state. Do a license look up.
  21. I Hate People (my rant)

    I absolutely hate when random people try to start conversations with me. Elevator rides are super awkward lol. I'm an introvert but I still interact with my colleagues pretty well.
  22. Your name would not appear if you failed. My license number was posted within 24 hours. I finished my exam 2pm and I had a license number by 10am the next morning. Just an FYI for somebody else with the same question.
  23. Obtaining Critical Care Experience

    I don't believe you'll be able to work as a tech because you are a licensed LVN.
  24. Why don't you just read the chart?

    Our ER nurses always tell us the H&P, size and location of IV, as well as what meds were given without me asking.
  25. Alaris pumps?

    I've never had issues with Alaris. I love them! I'm sorry to hear that you are having issues.