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  • So I had this patient ask me are you an RN or LPN I said LPN ,she said why don’t you go back to school you would make a good nurse

  • Tetanus shots hurt a lot. As long as you used proper technique you should be fine. I remember when I was about to take my finals I had to have a tetanus shot and I was also getting a flu shot. The nurse told me that the Tetanus shot would hurt and asked me which arm I wanted it in. I am right handed, so I told her to please make sure that you put…[Read more]

  • Holly RN started the topic Injections in the forum Group logo of General NursingGeneral Nursing 2 months, 1 week ago

    I gave a patient a Tetanus shot IM in her deltoid muscle three days ago. She called me today and told me that her upper arm was hurting her at the injection site. I am afraid I did something wrong. Do I need to be worried?

  • If you find your niche then you’ll never work a day in your life. It’s a very exciting career and my daughter just decided she wants to become a nurse and I am thrilled because I know that no matter how bored she gets in one job she can move to another. You can do trauma nursing, ICU nursing and ER nursing to start. These specialties are very…[Read more]

  • Yankee Nurse replied to the topic Am I in trouble? in the forum Group logo of General NursingGeneral Nursing 3 months ago

    I’m sure you did fine with the procedure. You just need a little more confidence in your skills and that will come with time.

    Deltoid muscles do hurt when you give IM injections and the length of time they hurt depends on the person and their makeup. As long as there is no swelling at the site or redness then it’s not infected. Loosen up a…[Read more]

  • Bling Nurse replied to the topic Am I in trouble? in the forum Group logo of General NursingGeneral Nursing 3 months ago

    Tetanus shots hurt a lot. As long as you used proper technique you should be fine. I remember when I was about to take my finals I had to have a tetanus shot and I was also getting a flu shot. The nurse told me that the Tetanus shot would hurt and asked me which arm I wanted it in. I am right handed, so I told her to please make sure that you put…[Read more]

  • I think you should stop complaining. For a med-surg nurse that’s great money. I don’t think many med-surg nurses make that, even in California. The healthcare system is already in such a mess, that increasing nurses’ salaries would only drive costs up further…not a good idea. Be happy with what you have or go get a PHD

  • I think it depends on where you live. I live in California and the cost of living is way higher there. I know a couple of nurses who live in England and they don’t make jack. I make closer to 150K, but I have an extremely stressful job, with crazy hours and no, I don’t feel like I am compensated enough. But I really can’t imagine doing anything…[Read more]

  • When you’re a new nurse there are so many things that can throw you into anxiety. Your skills are not honed in yet and you don’t know your coworkers very well. It can be really frightening to not be under the wing of your clinical instructors anymore but instead, rely on yourself. That can be a daunting feeling.

    The whole time you’re in…[Read more]

  • Awe,

    Nursing can be difficult, especially when you’re a newbie. I would try to pinpoint exactly what you hate about it. Sit down and get a piece of paper. On one side write positives and on the other write negatives of the job. Maybe this will help you figure out what you may be better suited to. The great part of nursing is that you can hop on…[Read more]

  • Wow,

    You sound really miserable hon. I wouldn’t stay in a job that I hated that much. Since this is your first job it’s hard to say whether it’s just that you hate the job you are working or you hate nursing altogether. Nursing isn’t for everyone.

    But I have a feeling that you just need to switch to a different specialty and you may find…[Read more]

  • Nope and I wouldn’t have a problem telling him that I loathe him. The man (if you can call him that) is a psychopath and I would refuse to care for him. He knew exactly what he was doing. He was not mentally insane when he killed all those people.

    I couldn’t live with myself if I did help him. I would lose sleep thinking about how I helped a…[Read more]

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