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Joined Oct 9, '04. She has 'Ten plus' year(s) of experience. Posts: 7,772 (38% Liked) Likes: 7,776

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  1. Just today I caught a patient videotaping my colleague placing her IV, because she missed the first time. The reason I was...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I have encountered this on a unit I worked on... not with myself, but one of my coworkers. She was very uncomfortable about...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I would immediately call my charge and ask what to do and depending on what they say I may call the House Supervisor. This...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Someone is a pot stirrer ... ask your manager if she could meet with you and the oncoming nurse to clear up this...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Patient was stable, you gave report. You did NOTHING wrong. When you left you had no idea how long it would take for...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. OP you are now an external applicant. Internals are plentiful and they are facing challenges with finding work. Apply to...
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    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  7. I paid 36,000 in student loans and saved enough to buy my first home within 3 years. The night differential really helped as...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. For me, unless the need is dire (rent, school, loans) I do not work OT. It just isn't worth the hit in my sanity at the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Three attempts for Canadian nurses is the maximum. After that, the candidate is required to repeat their program. The...
    Fiona59
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. At my place of employment, insulin is ordered to be given prior to the meal. I am only covering what the pt's blood sugar...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. If I can give you a really realistic advice as a LTC nurse of 3 yrs experience now working in subacute and acute care, is to...
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    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  12. I am 62. I planned to work until 66, continue to add to my retirement fund. Over a year ago, it became abundantly clear to...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  13. Honestly, nursing school is incredibly stressful and draining, and being a new grad even more so- assuming you could find a...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  14. Age does not matter in nursing school. But when you are ready to work, you will have a stiff hill to climb. Employers won't...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  15. Can a 58 year old succeed in nursing school? Yes. But knowing what I know after doing it myself, would I do it at age...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  16. I do think that is too old to start nursing school, unless you have a clear goal in mind. For example, you have a job lined...
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    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  17. I'm 58. I personally wouldn't waste one minute in school at the exorbitant price they charge, on a degree that I'd only use...
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    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  18. I really wasn't speaking to anything you said, actually I got distracted part way through that post and forgot to finish...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  19. and the employer will divide the years you may have left working by the cost of employment... 60 year experienced nurse is...
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    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  20. I would not do it. I'm 60 and retired five years ago. Nursing school is much tougher than I think it needs to be but it...
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    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  21. I will be 59 in a few months. I'm also an RN. However, I've been an RN since 1979, so including college, I've been...
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    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  22. As someone who is 57 and completed RN Licensure last year I can tell you that age is INDEED a factor in the workforce. When...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  23. WE did not have a pinning event. I was just glad to get outta there and get back to less chaos at home. My kids were...
    Fiona59
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Do you worry this much with all patients? Think about the patients you treat that don't know they have HIV or don't...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Why wouldn't they hire PSWs for this purpose? I literally don't know of any RPN that would go for that.
    Fiona59
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  26. Getting hit, kicked, slapped, and getting body fluids on you are routine in nursing. Edited to add: Getting cussed at is...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. It happens and I would guess those who are overly concerned by this likelihood will probably have a large amount of anxiety...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. We also believe it's not great to have another person's bodily fluid on us, but it comes with the job. You don't treat open...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. I worked in the service industry for years before I became a nurse. Even as a lowly call center rep, I was not expected to...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. The other night I was let into by a family and the pt because I wouldn't let him drink and eat 2 hours before his surgery. I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. We have a situation in our hospital in which specialized nurses are the only ones who can complete a particular nursing...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. We just discussed this kind of thing at a retention conference. I am lucky that we have charge nurses and doctors that won't...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. It doesn't help that hospital admin. (often people who have been far removed from the reality of nursing for many years),...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. I work in an oncology inpatient unit. It's funny how the sickest of patient's and families hardly ever act in this demenor....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. Being yelled out because you are trying to politely and professionally enforce a policy is not OK and your charge should...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. I hear (and have said) that pts and their families seem to think they are at a hotel instead of a hospital. The truth is,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. I had something happen today that really bothered me. l lost my voice. I lost it in the name of patient satisfaction. I...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. You may be making a huge mistake in believing your previous education will meet requirements for admission. The university...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  39. My cat is very sick right now and is in a pet hospital. I visited him today and was amazed at what I saw. The vet techs did...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. Thank you😍😺 We have 2 or 4 year degrees and must pass a board exam for licensure. I currently hold the job title ICU...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. Paragraphs are your friend. I say this not to be the grammar police, but to help you obtain more views/responses. Some...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. Nor chide.
    Fiona59
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  43. Isn't 2.6 your GPA? It's a sign!
    Fiona59
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  44. I love my RSVP pens in Fine point either blue or black ink. I've been using them since middle school and will continue to do...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. I'll use whatever pen I can steal from you!
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. I found the best pens at Dollar Tree, of all places. Three to a package, they write smoothly and don't blot. Bought 10...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. Also for a stocking-stuffer last year I got a pretty "seven year pen" which is supposed to be able to write continuously for...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. Definitely switch the 02, but a foley is not going to save him. All it would do is delay the life saving measures (NO wait!...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. I'm not giving anyone Lasix without an order, let alone without the doctor even acknowledging the condition. What would...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. Wow. Firstly NEVER SETTLE!! Keep trying until you find a job you like. Keep in mind that as a new Nurse everyday wont be...
    Fiona59
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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