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Wowing a nurse manager

About to enter my final semester in nursing school. Despite the shortage etc, there are very few jobs for new grads at the moment, particularly where I live. What specific behaviors will help me impress the staff at my final clinical site enough that they'll consider hiring me after I graduate? [more inside]
posted by latkes on Dec 29, 2011 - 6 answers

 

Have license, would like to travel

Working for the VA as a nurse, how difficult is it to transfer from one state/facility to another? [more inside]
posted by ilikecookies on Nov 8, 2011 - 2 answers

Care for the comatose

What's the current method of caring for patients in a long-term coma? [more inside]
posted by MrVisible on Oct 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me not fail

I'm in nursing school and feel like I'm drowning. Help? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Oct 6, 2011 - 17 answers

Creative way for each nursing school graduate to say thank you?

Ideas for my nursing schools pinning ceremony?? I was thinking about video thank you's during the individual pinning ... [more inside]
posted by learninguntilidie on Oct 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Temporarily without safety net. Is this okay?

Do people actually quit their jobs to go to school while living on loans and government assistance--with children? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by starbaby on Sep 22, 2011 - 19 answers

Teaching English to Spanish Nurses and Physios

I'm looking for materials for a university level program in Spain for the teaching of intermediate/advanced English to Spanish nursing and physiotherapy students. As coordinator of the programme, I'm on the lookout for recommendations for websites/other materials that I could use which people may have had positive experiences with. Hospital English looks pretty good, for example. The coursebooks will be the Oxford English for Careers (Nursing, Medicine series) by Tony Grice, unless anyone has any better suggestions!
posted by Holly on Sep 6, 2011 - 0 answers

Do you know what it means?

I want to move to New Orleans in December/January. I will be a registered nurse with a bachelor's degree. I don't know anyone who lives there. I'm looking for any advice or encouragement. Where should I live? What are the job prospect like and where should I work? If you've ever moved somewhere you really weren't familiar with, what advice do you wish someone had given you? [more inside]
posted by alittlecloser on Aug 9, 2011 - 11 answers

The White Album? Yeah, It's All About Fluid Volume Deficit.

Music buffs & nurses, lend me your knowledge! Need assistance matching up popular song verses with health symptoms & nursing diagnoses. [more inside]
posted by Rewind on Aug 3, 2011 - 28 answers

What eco friendly rocking chairs for nursing do you recommend?

I'm due with my first baby later this year and am on the search for eco friendly products. I'm looking for a rocking chair that can also lock, is comfortable and cushioned (there's lots of just wood options out there), and is relatively reasonable budget wise (under $500 preferred). I want to avoid as much off gassing from new furniture as possible. What I've found so far is this and this one (which is not eco but more representative of what I'm looking for). Any experience with these or any other suggestions? Bonus points to anyone who can point me to an eco friendly, safe, well rated car seat (do they exist?!). Thanks.
posted by healthyliving on Jul 17, 2011 - 22 answers

Observing a surgery - how to be professional & not make an ass of myself?

Observing in the operating room - fantastic! Now, how not to act a fool? [more inside]
posted by pecanpies on Jul 7, 2011 - 22 answers

Recommendations for Long Term Nursing Care in Toronto

Long Term Nursing Care in Toronto for 87 year old great uncle. Recommendations for particular homes and/or resources to help find one? [more inside]
posted by Mave_80 on May 4, 2011 - 6 answers

No cow prints.

I'm looking for recommendations for dressy, breastfeeding-friendly outfits to attend a wedding (or two!) in. [more inside]
posted by tchemgrrl on Apr 18, 2011 - 9 answers

Radiography or BSN?

I need education and career advice from those who have BTDT. [more inside]
posted by Leta on Apr 4, 2011 - 8 answers

Why does breastfeeding hurt more in the afternoon?

Why is breastfeeding excruciating in the afternoon/early evening, but tolerable/comfortable at other times of the day? [more inside]
posted by bingoes on Mar 25, 2011 - 17 answers

Are EKG Technicians flatlining as a profession?

Are you now, or have you ever been, an EKG Technician? If the answer, please tell me about your education, how you got a job, and what helped you succeed in the position. [more inside]
posted by princesspathos on Mar 14, 2011 - 3 answers

I'd like there to be an app for that

Are you now, or were you recently in nursing school? Did you use the Davis's Drug Guide app? How useful was it? [more inside]
posted by kjars on Jan 19, 2011 - 7 answers

Nursing education as a mature student in the UK

US citizen, settled in UK. If I want to study mental health nursing in the UK, will I need (or should I get anyway) an access to higher education course, or can I just submit my old high school good grades from the 1990s? I'm 31. [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Nov 27, 2010 - 2 answers

How to get over guilt at not breastfeeding?

They say breast is best, but... after 8+ weeks of constant pain and struggling, I don't know what to do. Breastfeeding isn't working for us, but I'm strangely conflicted about giving it up. How do I reconcile these things? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Informed on Nov 17, 2010 - 61 answers

Giving it the old college try

Can a high-school senior overcome middling grades and hope to get into college and become a nurse or psychologist, or is it too late? We've known a girl, whom I'll call Lisa, since she and our son were in first grade. We lost touch for a while, but we recently reconnected. She is the youngest of four and lives with her mother. None of her siblings nor her mother graduated from high school. Until this year, Lisa was thinking of joining the military after high school, but now she is interested in becoming a nurse or psychologist. My wife and I want to help her get into college. How can we best do that? We are meeting with her school counselor soon. We live in the Denver area. [more inside]
posted by lukemeister on Nov 10, 2010 - 38 answers

Balancing dreams and happiness.

Have you given up on a dream of being a doctor, but continued to work in the medical field? Tell me how you handled it and how you avoided the "I wish I'd gone to medical school" woes. [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Oct 17, 2010 - 14 answers

Will I be able to find a RN job in Portland, OR in 3 years?

Considering nursing school (RN) in Portland, OR. Will there be jobs for me in the area when I'm done? I'm leaving a good job now. I'm really excited to do something new, but want to be sure I'll be able to find a job when I finish school. [more inside]
posted by krudiger on Oct 15, 2010 - 17 answers

55years old and looking for a career change. I've been a nurse for the last 30 years

55years old and looking for a career change. I've been a nurse for the last 30 years. Possible ? [more inside]
posted by hopefulmidlifer on Oct 15, 2010 - 21 answers

Which nursing education provides the best career opportunities?

Am I limiting my career options in nursing by choosing pediatrics as a specialty? [more inside]
posted by Rewind on Oct 13, 2010 - 8 answers

Where to advance to an RN from an LPN (nursing degree) via distance learning?

Looking for distance learning program to advance from an LPN to an RN [more inside]
posted by misformargaret on Oct 5, 2010 - 5 answers

New new career. Considering nursing program. Appreciate ideas, advice, reality checks.

I'm bored and need a new, challenging career. I think I want to become a nurse practitioner. But, I can't start a program for 1.5 yrs. I REALLY can't do what I'm doing now for the next year and a half. I would appreciate some ideas/inspiration/reality checks, whatever you have to offer. [more inside]
posted by stewieandthedude on Sep 27, 2010 - 8 answers

Creative ways to find a job as a newly graduated Registered Nurse in New York City?

(recession-is-over-yet-no-one-is-hiring-filter) Creative ways to find a job as a newly graduated Registered Nurse in New York City? [more inside]
posted by 5lbauthority on Sep 22, 2010 - 18 answers

Help me decide

What have your experiences been with the combination birth control pill (or the progestin-only pill) while breastfeeding? Did it affect your milk supply? [more inside]
posted by trillian on Jul 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Are employees protected by workplace harassment when the harassment is not an employee?

Are employees of nursing homes and group homes (nurses, management, counselors) protected under the realm of workplace harassment laws when the harassment is from the family members of the residents? [more inside]
posted by jasonspaceman on Jul 6, 2010 - 3 answers

My girlfriend's father can't care for himself - how do we get help for him?

What resources are available (specifically in the state of Iowa) to assist elderly/disabled persons who require full-time care but lack the funds to be able to afford this on their own? [more inside]
posted by khelvan on Jul 5, 2010 - 12 answers

Is this watch to flashy for Nairobi?

Is this watch to flashy for Nairobi? [more inside]
posted by 5lbauthority on Jul 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Breast is best . . . and exceptionally painful?!?

I can't take it anymore - is breastfeeding always going to be this painful? [more inside]
posted by lilgoyl on Jun 10, 2010 - 39 answers

What are the options for residential care for a senior in the north of England?

What are the options for residential care for a senior in the north of England? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Jun 3, 2010 - 5 answers

How can I work as a registered nurse in U.S.?

I really would like to get some help from somebody who knows about the regulations for international nursing in U.S.. I have ten years of nursing experiences as an registered nurse in Japan. I just graduated from a nursing program in the U.S. and would really like to work as a registered nurse. I am not a U.S. citizen and have only a student visa (F-1). I would like to apply for H1-b visa if I can find a hospital that is willing to become a sponsor. However, I have had a hard time finding a hospital and some say it is almost impossible with current immigration situations to receive a working visa for nursing. [more inside]
posted by Yasu on May 26, 2010 - 4 answers

Lots of nursing school questions

Help, we need a nurse! Or someone who hires them or teaches them or is learning to be one. My 18 year old, HS senior niece wants to study nursing...lots more situational stuff and numerous questions after the jump. We're in the US, Colorado. [more inside]
posted by BoscosMom on Mar 23, 2010 - 10 answers

What resources exist to help pay for post-grad nursing education?

What resources exist to help pay for post-grad nursing education? [more inside]
posted by supercrayon on Mar 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Should I take a risk and be certified as a nursing assistant or not?

Massachusetts nurses help please! I'm planning on leaving my job to go back to school for nursing. Should I work as a CNA beforehand or would it be a waste of time and money? [more inside]
posted by kmavap on Mar 3, 2010 - 8 answers

How to disclose HIPAA violation in nursing school application?

In the early years of HIPAA, I was didn't take it as seriously as I should have and was fired from a clerical position when I looked up a co-worker's date of birth. I was wrong and a total dumb ass for doing it. Now, I would like to know what I should say about it in my nursing school application since clinical hours include hours at the hospital I was fired from. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2010 - 5 answers

How do you act around kids?

I'm starting a pediatric rotation next week for nursing school, and I have pretty much no experience with children. Do you have any tips for a nurse dealing with kids of any age between 1 and 18? [more inside]
posted by vytae on Jan 13, 2010 - 33 answers

Help me help her

How to help an elderly family friend with homecare, meals, transportation and other general stuff? What services are available in Ontario, Canada and how best do I navigate them? [more inside]
posted by yawper on Dec 1, 2009 - 5 answers

What should I get my Grandpa?

You: a man in your mid eighties, in a "nursing home"
Me: Granddaughter visiting for just a day.
Question: what would be the most awesome gift that I could leave with you that would provide amusement or happiness? [more inside]
posted by smartypantz on Nov 12, 2009 - 35 answers

What kind of nursing school to go to?

Career change filter. I'm interested in becoming a nurse. How do I pick what degree to go for? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2009 - 16 answers

How can I find a school nurse to let me shadow her for an article?

How can I find a school nurse to let me shadow her for an article? [more inside]
posted by rinosaur on Nov 4, 2009 - 8 answers

test out of nursing school?

I'm a nursing school student and I'm interested in testing out of as much school as I can. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2009 - 5 answers

Tips on adjusting to nursing

My daughter just had my grand daughter. The entire process was amazing and I haven't fallen in love this hard in nearly 20 years. (when my daughter was born) She has decided for the health and benefits of the baby to nurse. I nursed and I remember how hard it is the first 2 weeks. A great deal has changed and I was wondering if anyone had any practical advice on how to get through the rough beginning of nursing an infant with a barracuda grip. Are there any products, herbal remedies etc...
posted by gypseefire on Oct 7, 2009 - 24 answers

Cat, I don't like it like that.

My kitten is dry nursing me at night. She won't let me pick her up or pet her during the day. What can I do to strengthen our bond while preserving my sanity? [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao on Sep 12, 2009 - 20 answers

Nursing clothes

I need breastfeeding tops. Please tell me where I can find some that won't cost a ton of money. [more inside]
posted by LittleMissCranky on Sep 4, 2009 - 19 answers

Travel Nurse in UK?

As a registered nurse for 2 years now in the U.S., I’m thinking about going to England for a temporary nursing job for a year. I’m looking at this company Continental Travel Nurse. Anyone familiar with this company or other reputable programs. What are the benefits or pitfalls of such programs?
posted by mrmarley on Aug 27, 2009 - 1 answer

It was a world of tears and ouch. Need it be again?

Nursing mother alumni filter: Question about breast feeding a second baby, when you had trouble breast feeding the first. [more inside]
posted by lottie on Aug 9, 2009 - 15 answers

Longer periods between nursing/pumping sessions?

Breastfeeding filter: I'm breastfeeding a 5 month old, and pumping at work full time. Is it ok to sometimes go 4-5 hours, maybe 6 without pumping or nursing? [more inside]
posted by hollyanderbody on Jul 31, 2009 - 9 answers

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