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  1. School nursing is demanding. I don't know about you but those kids suck the life right out of me. It is OK to take a little...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. We are nowhere near any outbreaks. My teachers would be happy if we put them in space suits and breathing apparatuses. I...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. If this is your first job you should have at LEAST 12 weeks orientation. First week or so you should do nothing but observe....
    Tina, RN
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Try finding a spare commode. LOL
    Tina, RN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. This weekend I had a patient tell the PCA that she paid her salary. The PCA (a mature woman) held it together without...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  6. You told the mother to take her daughter to get looked at. She did that. The doctor found a laceration, which I'm sure is...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. Ask the administration to "help you understand" how this goal is attainable and measurable. Tell them you want to be able...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. From a Standard First Aid viewpoint, the Principal was correct. That's a standard response about what to do when blood soaks...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Oh dear . . . your principal must be kissing-cousins with MY principal. One of the hazards of this job is people who...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. I probably would have washed it out but if his parents were taking him in right away it probably didn't make that much of a...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. I don't either but this person called the school secretary who told the principal . . . . and the rest is history. ...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. Run as fast and as far as you can from stuff like that. It's a slippery and dangerous slope on which you have no...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. My instinct would be to respond to Mrs. Busybody by letting her know that you (as the school official or nurse) are unable...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. I do not wrap. Period. What if you don't suspect there is a fracture BUT there is? I just don't take the chance. I send the...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. I know you meant busy ED doc....but the thought of the busty one having issues was comical in my mind. Many facilities...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  16. Check out the current editions of these classics, all available for free 2-day delivery at Amazon. Recommended more or less...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  17. As for the faculty, I would try to find a polite way to beg them not to send kids down for every little mosquito bite and...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. 500 words? Oh heavens NO! :facepalm: I am humbled by the affection and respect. Allnurses does far more for me than I...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Mybiggest stresoor..well, its a tie.Parents and staff. Parents who need to complain about their health issues and staff who...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Not being able to get in touch w/parents because they have a new cell phone every other month and they never update the...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. I agree with others, ask for an orientation extension and hang on there for a few more months. Jobs are hard to find these...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. It sounds like you have an incredibly supportive, fair work environment. Med/surg nurses where I am take 7-8 patients...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. As this is a med/surg position, I would wait a little bit -- like maybe 6 months before leaving, if you really can't stand...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. I found paper quicker if the flowsheets are well-designed.
    Tina, RN
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. I am in MA and I was offered a position making 5k more a year than I am making at the hospital where I work 32 hrs/week...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: School Nurses
  26. My organization once had to send out a memo stating that thongs are inappropriate.... because of whale tail sightings on the...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  27. I have had GREAT jobs, that made me VERY happy, and they paid decently. As long as you stay in a job that does not pay...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: School Nurses
  28. I did, or called on phone, because the one time you did not, you would get a parent screaming like a banshee, and the...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: School Nurses
  29. I know you got that $67k figure from Indeed.com, but that is not accurate. People self-report bloated salaries on Indeed. ...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. About a month ago, the results of a feasibility study on Boston hosting the Olympics was released and they determined that...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: Nursing News
  31. The first year of any type of new nursing is overwhelming. You will get your groove. You need to learn to close the door...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. Exactly...might as well work at McD's
    Tina, RN
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  33. No stickers (except for health screenings) - the kiddos are "sticker junkies" and will eat you alive for stickers!
    Tina, RN
    Forum: School Nurses
  34. I've given 5 minute reports on ICU patients who were intubated, 2 stacks of pumps, balloon pump, yada yada yada .... and...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  35. When you pull ted hose off of a patient's legs and they snap back at you with a trail of dusty skin flakes. ...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. I equate opening glass ampules with opening a can of biscuits... They both freak me out, but I can do it if I have to...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. Antiseptics/Topical Ointments 1 bottle of Bactine 4 packets of Hydrocortisone Cream 1% 4 packets of Triple Antibiotic...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: School Nurses
  38. Hopefully, if the student was really unconscious, they'd call 911 and then call the school nurse. There are 11 campuses...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: School Nurses
  39. Can you think of another profession that would consider, even for a moment, such an agreement? A nurse who works hard for...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. I've been saying this for years. Actually, in my current department, I find the ratios are generally well-balanced (I...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. If this is a for-profit facility I would have to ask if management would also be taking a comparable pay cut Or would the...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. No. I don't think that is a fair trade. A paycut to do the same job. A paycut to get proper working conditions versus...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. When did parts of nursing become a weird cult? That somehow, there's a lot of nurses drinking kool-aid at a party where you...
    Tina, RN
    Article Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  44. Sigh. Only Americans can move to a foreign country and get mad they don't speak English. I would learn the language and...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  45. Score a victory for OP!
    Tina, RN
    Forum: School Nurses
  46. They make some poly-vinyl hall runners. Maybe that would work if you laid it down on the 'main trail' in your office?
    Tina, RN
    Forum: School Nurses
  47. It probably wasn't the social worker's responsibility. In 30 years of nursing (in 2 countries), I've discovered that hardly...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  48. Yeah, the patients in the adjacent beds should have had a lot to tell the Press-Ganey people about what kind of hospital...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  49. What if you work for six months to one year as a nurse, and then try to start a family? Since pregnancy is around 9 months...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  50. Also you can work part time and sometimes even prn. But if you want to work as a nurse, then you will need experience. Being...
    Tina, RN
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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