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  1. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    I"m retired now but was a nurse when white was the only uniform color, dresses were the only uniform and caps were mandatory. That was way before AIDS and lap surgeries.
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Nursing: Then and Now
    Castor oil preps for barium enemas. One part castor oil, glass of orange juice and some baking soda. Drink swiftly.
    Aug 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Nursing: Then and Now
    Oxygen tents that patients put the tent portion back, smoked their cigarette, then put themselves back in all the time with oxygen flowing. No phones in the rooms but pts could pay for one. ...
    Aug 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Financial Independence And Nursing
    Being able to support oneself is one thing. Being able to retire at 45 or 50 is a totally different thing. I believe many nurses support themselves and children on a nurses salary and have a...
    Aug 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Does Everyone Actually Hate Nurses?
    Was in nursing for 45 years. Nowadays there are sooooo many opportunities once you have your RN. I don't think family and friends can appreciate the opportunities that degree can open up for you. ...
    Aug 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. In Dire Need of Advice / Help.
    All jobs have their ups and downs. Utilization review, office nurse, informatics. You have nursing home experience so admission coordinators something to do with care planning. Put your resume...
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. this is why people still think there's a nursing shortage!
    Totally disagree with your mom. And this from an old person. Nursing was apparently what your mother wanted to do and is good at but your brother is apparently good at languages. Why try to make...
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. 1st time dui... Any advice will help..
    Just go figure that if boards of nursing took everyones license for every dui charge employers would have a MUCH harder time staffing than they now do. Not saying it is good to have dui but looks...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  9. Nursing Needs To Get Back In The Hospitals
    I don't think the comment has much to do with nurses education but more with those educators being away from the bedside for so long they have little clue what the low guy on the totem pole(bedside...
    Feb 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Absolutely ridiculous... You can keep your 4 hours
    If you don't have a union you have to either live with it the way it is or opt out possibly of a job. Most states are at will states and employers can let you go anytime. Since the advent of budget...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Dealing with Death...
    Many deaths behind me. Hardest ones are the ones no one expected to die now(otherwise healthy person who codes, came to hospital for some simple procedure and doesn't make it). Others you adapt to....
    Feb 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. New nurse feeling incompetent
    Three weeks in nursing is no time at all. Don't be so hard on yourself. It takes awhile to get it all down and then it changes so you always have to learn. Regarding the med, was it a new order...
    Feb 9
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Rapid Response VS Code Blue?
    If your patient is still responding but is deteriorating call a rapid response (thank God for them because back in the day you had no option except to call the doctor which was generally someone on...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Is it really necessary to learn to read an ekg? anyone really use it?
    We have 3 med surg floors that have tele. Pretty soon all our units will probably have tele. I think it will be time well spent though it is a skill you have to use to get good at.
    May 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Got first nursing job but can't afford loan payments
    Sounds like it is time for some professional advise from Suze Ormon or somebody like her. Options seem to be 1. get a second or third job 2. cut expenses to the very minimun 3. cook at home (eating...
    Apr 15, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Nurses and exposure risk
    Have worked in hospitals for 45 years now and have never picked anything up from patients. That was even before the advent of gloves for anything and everything. Obviously our immune system must...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Edematous after 3 shifts???
    Definitely let pcp know. Most healthy people will not have these kinds of problems. Pregnant maybe.
    Mar 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Is your Hospital requiring a copy of your diploma or transcripts?
    45 years after graduating and the school closed couple of years after we graduated. Hope the hospital corp that took the hospital over still has that information. Likely in some dusty old file...
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Retirement in the nursing field.
    Interesting topic as I am currently 64. Have been healthy all my life and still am. Take no meds. Glasses to correct my vision. Husband is retired. Don't feel like retiring yet. Not the most...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Haven't found my "place" in nursing.
    You need to read SO many threads on here about SO many new grads who can't even pay to get a job much less a hospital job. Yes, as a new graduate you have a lot to learn. Maybe you thought you knew...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Do you take your work wherever you go?
    No germaphobe here. When I think of the ways people live, some in this country and almost all in less developed societies, who don't die from the millions of germs they come in contact with I figure...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  22. LPN Volunteering at Senior Center- Need Advice
    Sorry, but I don't think you are asking the right people. I think you need to look at your states nurse practice act or consult an attorney familiar with the ins and out of this kind of situation. ...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Thinking about Leaving Nursing
    Sounds like you have never really had a job that allowed you to develope the skills you need. You have not been in an environment where you can learn the multiple skills nurses need to function. ...
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Co-complainers. Is anything good enough?
    As long as the slackards are allowed to get by with being slackards that is exactly what they will do. I don't know how long you have been a nurse but it doesn't make sense for you to be doing their...
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. my first NG tube insertion
    If patient has false teeth, have them take the top plate out. The hard surface seems to increase the resistance you find in the nasopharynx.
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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