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  1. I've been working on the cardiac ICU step-down for 8 weeks. It's my second day off of orientation and I'm beginning to realize just how much of the job my preceptor shielded me from. Its 8-something PM and I've just finished my first round of vitals ...
  2. Dear Nurse Beth, Is it normal to or get sick a lot in your first year of nursing? I've been sick 3 times in 5 months (more than in the last 5 years), and now I'm really stressed that I could be written up or fired. My work always says not to ...
  3. So a lot of you are wondering what your compensation will be following nursing school. I can't speak for each state but in Texas, nurses are paid very well, combine that with an unrelenting passion and proficient skills set, it's money in the bank. (...
  4. Hello all, I am a new nurse who had two months of orientation at a hospital, and I have been off for about a month now. Someone mentioned to me the other day that I ask a lot of questions. I am curious if I am asking too many questions to other nur...
  5. You spent years pulling all night study sessions, learning the miracles of the human body and overcoming your shock reflex. Passing the NCLEX was a great day in your professional life, but your first day on the job can make it seem like you might hav...
  6. I can vividly recall how stressful it was as a nursing student and new nurse graduate to communicate with physicians. I was already intimidated by doctors and it seemed my mind drew a predictable blank when I had to interact with them. As a novice, I...
  7. Joe V

    The New Face of Healthcare

    Everyone wants to be a nurse. Nursing is in high demand. The pay is good. Career stability compared to other professions is good. It's a great time for the nursing profession. What trends do you see in nursing in the next 10 years? Do you see th...
  8. Hey y'all. I've been a nurse for almost 9 months now and I'm seriously considering leaving the profession altogether. I graduated in December of 2018 and was ecstatic when I got a position as a new grad RN in a med surg residency program starting Jul...
  9. So many new grads start off on a Med-Surg floor. Either they want to, they think they should, someone else thinks they should, or it's the only job in town. Being a Med-Surg nurse at heart, and having great mentors in school and after graduation, I'v...
  10. Joe V

    Cell Phone Withdrawals

    Some people are so connected to their cell phones, it's almost like another appendage. But, for the Nurse, many hospitals do no allow us to carry cell phones on our person. I don't know if I could go without mine for very long without suffering some ...
  11. Hi all, I really need some advice about a recent turn of events. I graduated as an RN in November 2019 and I started an L&D Residency Program on February 3, 2020. I am scheduled to start taking Patient assignments on my own next week. Anyway, I w...
  12. New nurse orientation is one of the most eye opening experiences in becoming a nurse. You shift from being coddled to experiencing what the real world is like. Even nurses who change jobs have difficulty with orientation because nursing is so detail ...
  13. Working as RN before going on to grad school?

    Hi everyone (particularly those in the process of getting their MSN or those with MSN degrees!) I'm a rising senior and will hopefully graduate with my BSN in Spring 2021. I am debating whether or not to gain some experience as an RN before going ...
  14. The Nursing pen is not public property. For many Nurses, once we get a pen that is reliable, we protect it at all costs. Physicians are notorious for "stealing" a Nurse's pen. I found one way to stop this if I use one with a cap. If anyone asks to bo...
  15. I’m looking to get advice from nurses this may have happened to because I’m feeling especially blue at the time being. OK, so little backstory - I graduated in December ‘19 with my ADN and got hired at my areas bigger hospital for a new grad position...
  16. I Wish I Were Blind

    "Sloppy!" he had one of that scraggly hair gone wild goatees that only covers the tip of his chin and long enough to touch his chest. He had a crew cut. A teardrop tattoo, in fact, tattoos covered his neck, arms and what little I saw of his legs. A M...
  17. #1 Adapt and Overcome Remind yourself that you are capable of handling whatever your shift throws at you. You can always adapt and overcome. A positive attitude goes a long way in your next twelve hours. #2 Find A Routine That Works For You ...
  18. Two nursing professionals explain the importance of staying curious and challenging the status quo to provide the best patient care. By Adrianne Duvall, DNP, APRN, CNEcl, FNP-BC and Chaney Landgraf, MSN, RN, CNE, CCRN In our experiences as clinicians...
  19. Basically I have been working at a REtirement home since the pandemic started and I have been working on the floor giving medications assessing residents etc... Now they were offering to train me to do something called "RAI" which is like an office t...