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  • Apr 11

    A code situation

  • Apr 11

    Quote from OldDude
    Monday thru Friday, no weekends, nights, or holidays. A week off at Thanksgiving, 2 weeks at Christmas, a week for spring break, Good Friday, and 2 1/2 months in the summer.
    Yep.
    Add to that that my daughter is in the same district, has the same schedule, and I am walking-distance from my house, so I lose no time commuting. Honestly, even my worst days here are way better than when I worked at the hospital (and I've worked at several of them, with some really great people).

  • Apr 11

    This forum!!!!

  • Apr 11

    I may have told this story before here, but it's one of my favorites...when I was a school nurse, my favorite part was (as some have mentioned) the adorable ridiculousness of little kids. One time, I was giving one sobbing first-grader the "oh, you're such a big girl, this is no big deal!" encouragement while cleaning up a scraped knee, and she stopped crying just long enough to look at me and declare, "I am NOT a big girl, I'm only 6, I'm just a little kid, and I HURT MY KNEE."

  • Apr 11

    I am not a school nurse but I am a nurse who can cheer you up.

    School nurses make an impact on lives of children
    Studies show schools with school nurses have http://www.rmc.org/wpdev/wp-content/...school...2.pdf :
    1. Higher immunization rates
    2. Less sick call ins
    3. Better nurse to student rations revealed smaller percentages of teen moms study also showed increase in earlier prenatal cares
    4. Decline in absentee with greatest impact form 3rd to 5th grade
    5. Parents gained more information about their little snowflakes (yes you all taught me this word and meaning)
    6. Students who received specialized education had reduced anxiety symptoms when having anxiety attack.


    In my book you all are worth your weight in Gold and I am grateful to you all.

  • Apr 9

    Besides the schedule, my favorite part is the silly little kids! This 1st grade class is soooooo needy, but also super adorable. I just gave a girl a unicorn bandaid and when she asked "How is this supposed to help my cut feel better?" I said "Magical unicorn powers" and she replied "It's better already!" and skipped away...seriously, where else can you find such joy?!

  • Apr 9

    The schedule and life style, the autonomy, having my own office, this forum!

  • Apr 9

    Quote from OldDude
    Monday thru Friday, no weekends, nights, or holidays. A week off at Thanksgiving, 2 weeks at Christmas, a week for spring break, Good Friday, and 2 1/2 months in the summer.
    Ditto!

  • Apr 1

    I don't do little jokes, pranks, etc; I'm just a boring person. I dunno.
    Just never enjoyed that kind of thing.

    I will tell about a funny prank that a coworker played on me once.
    In my younger years.. and still sometimes to this day... I would get
    calls from collection agencies. So one day at work, my friend gave
    me a slip of paper that said "Please call Mr Lyon", and a phone
    number.

    I called the number... it was the Louisville Zoo.
    Mr Lyon.

  • Mar 28

    We have a saying where I work that goes "There's a right way, and then there's the _______ ________ Medical Center's way!".

    When a coworker complains of the way something is done, then makes and appropriate suggestion, I reply with, "Stop making sense!"

    Rooty Payne, my work brother in arms, has a couple:
    "It's only (8 or 12) hours."
    "I don't run the train, I only shovel the coal."

    Got any?

  • Mar 22

    Quote from Tenzee1992
    I graduated salutatorian of my class and received my license a month ago but still haven't started the job process. Do I go through an agency? Seems only LTC facilities are available that pay well. I'm tiny and I don't think the CNAs would be cooperative at all. Plus don't think I know much about nursing.
    Many insight or guidance would greatly help!
    As a new grad, agency work is probably not the best choice. You'll want to get a good orientation on a floor where you can get to know the staff, figure out where things are, understand and develop a routine, learn the protocols and procedures . . . all of that is difficult (if not impossible) to learn if you're randomly popping in and out of this floor or that. So apply at LTC. You'll learn an awful lot there, and you'll make the transition from student to nurse. Speaking as a preceptor, no one expects you to know all that much about nursing -- a license is more of a "learner's permit" than anything else.

    Treat the CNAs well and as the important team members they are, and you'll have no problems getting cooperation.

  • Mar 22

    Quote from Been there,done that
    I will stick with the FIT test, don't think I could handle that prep. You are a brave man.
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  • Mar 22

    Quote from Davey Do
    Hilarious! I will stick with the FIT test, don't think I could handle that prep. You are a brave man.

  • Mar 22

    Quote from GrumpyRN
    Hope everything was OK and nothing found.
    Oh, everything "came out" okay, Grumpy.

    Like a thundering herd of cattle!

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  • Mar 22

    Quote from Fiona59
    Let's leave it at, I knew my bowel was clean.J
    Got any pictures?

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