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  1. Can we talk about the Travel Nurse Cap?!

    They're capping it at about $100/hr and stipends in MA are already pretty high, so I'm not too mad about that.
  2. Can we talk about the Travel Nurse Cap?!

    A good interview talking about why the pay cap discussion is garbage. https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-it-could-happen-here-30717896/episode/the-million-nurse-march-92567297/
  3. Student loans killing me!! stressed!

    Many of my classmates graduated with 100k debt, so don't feel like you are alone. While many prefer the Dave Ramsey approach, I liked the unbury.me site to create my strategy. It's less emotionally rewarding but more logical. With this approach you...
  4. LGBTQ Patient Care?

    Here are a few other suggestions: Being transgender or genderqueer isn't a choice or preference, so instead of "what are your preferred pronouns?" Better: "What pronouns should I use?" "What name can I use for you?" If someone says their pronouns a...
  5. First combative pt

    Your attitude toward problem solving is fantastic. I wish there were more nurses like you. I apologize, I'm not familiar with the term TCU. I'm assuming some sort of transitional care unit where you are either taking care of people waiting for plac...
  6. Death is sometimes like a tidal wave that you can see coming but you can't stop. Death is also sometimes surprising and random. Be an organ donor. Enjoy every bite of dessert. Love your people deeply and fiercely. Also, the pleasantly confused o...
  7. Wants to be an LPN at 69, but School Costs 27,000

    I suppose it depends on your interests, of course, but I have yet to see a volunteer program where having an LPN would be more valuable than extra time on the ground or time learning the local language. Hogar Abierto – Quetzaltrekkers Is a very wort...
  8. What's your best 'Nurse Hack'?

    I prefer to deescalate situations rather than press assault charges. (Not all of my coworkers agree) I believe that deescalation is a skill worth developing. Personally, I've benefits from classes based on CPI. Check out what's in your area. Cri...
  9. What's your best 'Nurse Hack'?

    Also, some people who have been a nurse 20 years will have 20 years of nursing experience. Some will have one year of experience repeated 20 times. Be the first one. Keep reading, studying, learning, improving your practice. It doesn't end with or...
  10. What's your best 'Nurse Hack'?

    Put a brief over the bedpan before putting it under your patient. Softer, no splashing, easier clean up. Less risk for skin breakdown on the little ones that take forever to go. (If you don't need to get a sample or accurate I/Os) The bead around ...
  11. OR TO ER? Help?!

    Two of our best ER nurses came from the OR, that said the newest one really took to training with the attitude that he was a like new grad and was starting from scratch. I think that humility really helped him become great in ER as a new specialty. ...
  12. Real Talk

    Thank you for your thread, I'm also interested in the question you pose. I'm nearly 4 years into nursing, first CICU now splitting time between ED and Neuro Trauma ICU. First degree in Biochemistry, later and AcBac BSN. I have a bigger and bigger...
  13. I love working for UCH. We got our 4th Magnet and bonuses and raises this year. I don't know much about the culture in your specialty but from what I've seen the teamwork is excellent.
  14. Stooopid

    A friend had a pt with pelvic pain and itching who turned out to have 3, ahem THREE, used condom left up there. The pts' response? Oh, I guess no more drunk sex ...
  15. Working in hospitals

    I started off as a hospital CNA (after some experience working in LTC and a previous career) at 14.80 plus 1.90 night differential. I got a 0.60/hr raise a year later. It's good experience and makes a lot of nursing school make more sense.