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  1. Should Healthcare Be Funded As A Basic Human Right?
    My ! How this thread and topic has caused such a wonderful expanse of thoughts since its arrival !!! The area that I seem to be missing is the lower middle class. Being a 'single' mother when my...
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. A Place for Mom: Staffing Concepts and the Role of the Nurse in Assisted Living
    This is an area of nursing that is so dear to me. After years in acute and critical care I had to modify my activity for health and physical reasons. Begrudgingly I began nursing in an ALF. I have...
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. The Unemployed RN
    Always a day late ! Or, in this case a month...... As sad as it is, I am glad to see that other competent nurses are in my position. At least I know it is not just me ! I started nursing school...
    Apr 1, '12
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  4. Deer in the headlights pain assessments
    I have not read through the entire thread either, but hope this isn't too redundant. We all learned in nursing school that not only different cultures, but also, different generations express...
    Apr 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Retired, now what?
    I so much relate and am empathetic to your concerns. I, along with -I'm sure - many others who have similar concerns share with you right now. We loved being a nurse. We loved the hands on care,...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  6. What do you consider to be nursing's biggest setback?
    As usual, I am a bit late to respond - which probably isn't a concern. What is nursing's greatest setback? Well, many of you seem too avant guard for me. I may be old, but I am not particularly...
    May 13, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Am I Babysitting or Supervising?
    First of all ~ let me say that I am soooo sorry that you {or anyone} have had that experience. That would sure be a way to turn you off nursing in a hurry ! Now, I am an older nurse and have been...
    Jun 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do you think the job market for nurses will improve by the time you graduate?
    Hey worldtraveler - - so am I ! (born in Panama, kindergarten in Japan and high school in France) Long time ago because I'm 61 now. Ugh.... Still travel when I can [a month in Peru a couple years...
    Apr 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Do you think the job market for nurses will improve by the time you graduate?
    Not to worry ~~~ Good nurses will always be needed. It just may not be where or how you had in your plans. I know everyone comes through and out of school with 'their plan' and preference. If you...
    Apr 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Dementia care - altercations
    Thank you so much for your concern and direct response. Like the old movie said "Let it be said. Let it be done !" All those concerns have passed. Yes, one was sent to another facility - the most...
    Feb 24, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Dementia care - altercations
    Surely you jest ! ~ A psychiatrist at hand ! No, I know you are not. But surely must be accustomed to a different environment. As mentioned before, our first resource is the county psyche specialist....
    Jan 2, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Dementia care - altercations
    Thanks to all that wrote with your responses. I appologize for being so tardy with my return. Just dealing with holidays, work and illness has kept me away. I couldn't agree more about staffing. I...
    Jan 1, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Dementia care - altercations
    OK ~ I had been in acute and critical care for 20 years. But since 2004 I have been in assisted living. Currently I am in a 'memory care' facility. All residents have significant dementia along with...
    Dec 19, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. High fall risk
    Gosh~ I'm going to jump right in here! Not that I have any great wisdom to contribute...... I work in assisted living and falls are one of the greatest concerns. I always wonder how to deal with a...
    Mar 20, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Insulin
    So good to see such a discussion. I am new to this forum, so this is my first post. However, I have been an RN in acute and critical care for 20 years and insulin and heparin always required 2...
    Mar 20, '06
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner