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Joined Aug 23, '12 - from 'Tennessee'. tnmarie is a Private Duty LPN/RN Student. She has '10 in medical field' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'geriatrics, hospice'. Posts: 246 (40% Liked) Likes: 188

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  1. Absolutely ... because we are human. A test administered by humans will always contain -- surprise! -- the human element. It...
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    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  2. I failed my first PCS as well, because I left something off of my care plan. I had it written EVERYWHERE except where it...
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    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  3. Your best bet is to speak with academic advising (if you are enrolled) or an admissions counselor to get the most accurate...
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    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  4. Almost there, and I'm ready to be finished. Tests down are Health Safety, Health Differences, Lifespan I, II, and III,...
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    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  5. I've taken care of convicts, gang-bangers, gang-bangers victims, victims of family disputes, victims of police shootings,...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. I'd care for him as I'd care for anyone else. I don't know my patients histories unless they tell me. For all I know I have...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Kitkat... GOOD LUCK to you! I am so glad you're doing it again. I'll be watching for your post saying you passed!! I...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  8. Depends on the person, really.
    tnmarie
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  9. Yep, totally depends. The first step is to write ones that work for you and practice writing them as much as possible.
    tnmarie
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  10. Well I broke down out of desperation for a date and took Northside Hospital. There was nothing else available and in...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  11. Your calm presence, "in the moment" with the grieving family members is sometimes all they need. Listen to them, find...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. Many hospitals have wound care clinics either in the hospital or in an adjacent building. My husband went to one after a...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  13. Do you guys not have wound care nurses? Maybe it's a Canadian thing. Some hospitals around here have an RN (or more than...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  14. With all due respect, in order to go through EC for the RN program, one has to meet certain criteria. One is hours of actual...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  15. I don't recommend it based on the cpne alone. the classes are great for those who like the online, self-paced method.
    tnmarie
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  16. Hi there. Don't worry, you will be ok. I am an Excelsior graduate and have been through it all...the tests, FCCA, CPNE and...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  17. I wouldn't let a psychiatrist operate on my heart, so it makes sense not to take mental health advice from a heart surgeon.
    tnmarie
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. Ohhh, yeah. I'm sure gonna go for a run and eat my veggies when I'm so depressed I don't even bother to brush my hair or...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  19. This needs to be clarified with the doctor as it could mean anything.
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I knew an experienced nurse who was hanging a cardizem drip. It had 125 mg in 125 mL D5). For the dose, rather than...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. Take a deep breath. I have made a pretty bad error as well and I know how you're feeling. It's a lonely, guilty, sick to...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. I guarantee you will always double check your infusion rates from this point on. Don't be too hard on yourself, everyone...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. Your life is not ruined, and you WILL recover from this. EVERYONE makes one of these high-stakes errors sooner or later....
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. (((hugs))) I've also made a huge, humiliating mistake. It's the loneliest feeling in the world, even when the people...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. Everyone makes mistakes. It sounds like you've learned from yours. So move on. Always double or triple check drip rates.
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  26. We all grow up learning colloquial phrases. Most of us carry them as moments in our hearts of those we love, while other...
    tnmarie
    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. My allergist and pulmonologist recommended a home with as few carpets as possible. Swiffer is my friend.
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. Its not opinion, its a fact that carpets harbor allergens and should ideally be removed for people with allergies. ...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. I have a child with allergies our allergist recommended hardwood floors and frequent dusting/cleaning.
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. I have to wonder if the OP is in any debt and what on earth is his wife doing? Sounds like she needs to get a J.O.B if she...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. Just a guess, but maybe the new person is getting the hours because they cost the least to the owners as far as hourly pay.
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. what is "regular nursing"... as a psych nurse, I plan, I give meds, I assess, I prioritze, I delegate, I document, I...
    tnmarie
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  33. In order to bill CMS for hospice care, hospices must be able to provide care according to the CoPs, which includes GIP,...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  34. I just finally passed my CPNE and will be sitting for boards next month. What I tell my LPN friends is that Excelsior is in...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  35. make sure you clean those dummies really well before I have to use them...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. What a precious picture!! As a CPR instructor, I have never had such adorable students. :)
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. Nurses are getting younger all the time :)
    tnmarie
    Photo Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. It depends on your area and what you want to do. Search LPN job advertisements or even LPN job statistics in your area. If...
    tnmarie
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  39. I am in middle TN and there are lots of LPN jobs here. LTC, corrections, clinics, public schools, etc. I have a friend...
    tnmarie
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  40. I was told the same thing, but then I did a job search for LPN in my area and a TON came up. I am confident I will be able...
    tnmarie
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  41. Hello I'm an LVN (same thing as LPN ;)) in California and graduated in December 2012, and personally since I was already...
    tnmarie
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  42. In my area LPNs are in demand in LTC, hospice, home health, clinics, in some hospitals on med/surg floors, as medication...
    tnmarie
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  43. In my area, an LPN will basically find work in LTC and that's about it. LPNs are being phased out of hospitals. If LTC...
    tnmarie
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  44. Apparently they have said LPNs would be fazed out totally long time ago, and that still has not happened. They mostly have...
    tnmarie
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  45. I live in Florida & it took me exactly like 1 day from the time I started lookin to find a job...I think the hardest part is...
    tnmarie
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  46. I am a new grad and it took me 3 months to land a job. It is hard and frustrating but you have to be persistent. The job...
    tnmarie
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  47. It depends on your situation and also the area where you live. I chose to go to school for LPN because I could start right...
    tnmarie
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  48. I feel poor now, 60k is rich to me! I only have one kid, and don't own a home or anything else I'd need to make payments...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. Nightshift weekends. THAT is where you make money. And then overtime. Incentive overtime.
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. I think a lot of people live on credit. I know, despite my husband having a great job, we are still putting things on credit...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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