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  1. so confused!
    I have been in practice for over 23 yrs and went to a Diploma program in Phila, Pa-have never gotten a degree BSN or otherwise. If you can get into the ADN program go for it, get your education,...
    Jul 29, '09
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  2. I can't handle it when kittens die...how can I be a nurse?
    I have been an RN for over 23 yrs, probably some of the hardest deaths were the pediatric pt's who died in my ER when I was doing ER. I also worked almost 7 yrs with Oncology pts(5 in a big teaching...
    Jul 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Arizona question...
    With your experience you will not see the kind of money you currently making, I lived out in Phoenix and have over 20 yrs of experience in nursing and wasn't making that kind of money. If you do go...
    Jul 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. CHF and HTN
    Lasix can lower BP so maybe they wanted to see how the pressure responded to the Lasix dose, then decide on anti-hypertensive therapy. As far as NTG- was the pt having chest pain/pressure? That...
    Mar 3, '08
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. Most stressful moment as a nurse: spouse on vent + decision making
    Just a quick note to everyone regarding my wife. Life support was discontinued at 5:30 PM on Wed(01/23/08) andd my dear wife and best friend slipped quietly into that good night at 11:50 PM surround...
    Jan 25, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Most stressful moment as a nurse?
    My ordeal to my current stressful moment as a nurse continues on. I am now with faced continuing on agressively with a trach/PEG and long term vent(nsg home for weeks to months and possibly the rest...
    Jan 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Most stressful moment as a nurse: spouse on vent + decision making
    My ordeal to my current stressful moment as a nurse continues on. I am now with faced continuing on agressively with a trach/PEG and long term vent(nsg home for weeks to months and possibly the rest...
    Jan 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Can I get opinions please?
    Unfortunately some of my older nurse compatriots will always believe that GN's don't belong in specialty areas, however they forget that they too were once brand new nurses as well(none of us are...
    Jan 11, '08
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. Most stressful moment as a nurse?
    Right now is my most stressful moment as a nurse. All my wife wanted for Xmas was to go and visit her mom(she has Alheimer's and lives her older who relocated to SC within the last 18 months or so)...
    Jan 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Most stressful moment as a nurse: spouse on vent + decision making
    Right now is my most stressful moment as a nurse. All my wife wanted for Xmas was to go and visit her mom(she has Alheimer's and lives her older who relocated to SC within the last 18 months or so)...
    Jan 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Is Nursing your Passion
    I have been a nurse for going on 22yrs now, all of it hospital based and everything from M/S to ER and now soon to be ICU again. When I started out in school in 1982 and first did patient care it...
    Nov 1, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Med/Surg - Case Study Help!
    Also would want to check his PT/PTT and D-Dimer(if elvated could have PE which could explain SOB and CP)-then would need CT chest /angio study, and did he have a CT of head/brain, the BP (150's/90's)...
    Oct 29, '07
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. Interview for school
    1. Paul 2. Diploma nurse, never went back to complete a degree as I was already doing what I trained to do and was not looking to management or anything. 3. Originally Phila, Pa; have spent 2...
    Jul 1, '07
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  14. He Made My Day
    Great story, to me that is what nursing is all about(doing our best possible care for our pt's) and it's what got me to decide to go into nursing in the first place 28 yrs ago... I strive to be the...
    Jun 24, '07
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  15. I am a male and I feel that I am being discrminated :(
    Sorry guy, but I am also male and have been an RN for over 21 yrs in 4 different states now all hospital based in a variety of positions and I have never seen any male(either RN or LVN/LPN) ever...
    Jun 24, '07
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  16. I am Sooooo upset right now..
    I am an RN with over 21 yrs of hospital based practice and when I went to school we were taught to never get attached to our pt's too. Well since we work with real people who have real issues and...
    Jun 19, '07
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Your Favorite one liner used with patients
    Whenever I tell a patient that I need to start an IV and they tell me, "I'm a hard stick". I give them my best devilish smile(aka Jim Carey's Grinch potrayal) and reply, " OOO, I just love a...
    Jun 19, '07
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  18. Banner Healthcare???
    I live in the state of Florida and am applying to work at Good Sam Med Ctr, I am currently in ICU and have over 8 yrs ER experience prior to that(20+ yrs of hospital based nursing experience). Any...
    Dec 21, '06
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  19. Guess I do okay.....
    I am an RN with 20 yrs of hospital based experience in a variety of settings and have worked every shift there has ever been. I currently work 7P-7A in a 15 bed ICU at a community hospital in...
    Nov 19, '06
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  20. New to site--Question 4 school
    This something I have to agree with, I have been an RN for over 20 yrs and before pyxsis and accudose was the old reliable "narc" drawer but whatever it's still stealing first of all and violation of...
    Nov 11, '06
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  21. Nursing is very stressful
    THis kinda sounds like something a lot more serious was going with this nurse than just a stress reaction(ie CVA, med reaction etc) but yes there is stress in nursing. There is stress in life from...
    Nov 11, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. So..You're going to be a MALE nurse?
    Hey guys, Way back when I was school I had met a lady who I told her what I in school for and she asked me, "so, when you graduate will you be "Male" nurse??" I merely looked her in the eye,...
    Nov 11, '06
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  23. Why are emergency nurses not considered critical care nurses?
    I fought this question for the 8 yrs that I was doing ER and never received what I felt was an appropriate answer. During my time in the ER I had ICU nurses work in my unit that had total meltdowns...
    Jul 31, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. i know this happened to you.....
    Hey, I just smile at them and say, "nope-I work for a living, I'm a NURSE" flaerman:spin:
    Apr 21, '06
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  25. How to get specialty certification
    HI there, There are a variety of certifications available out there, first you must decide what area you want to work in and then have gain considerable in that field. Some certs require a...
    Dec 28, '05
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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