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  1. Work schedule?
    What are shifts like? I dont even know to answer that question. Too much to go into. Even in the hospital, some depts do 8s. Beyond this everyone works 12's. In LTC, theres more variance. ...
    Sep 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Frustrated LVN in DFW area!!!!! Is anyone hiring!?!?
    DFW is saturated from what i hear...with transplants and new grads. Youre new. It doesnt help. You shouldve held onto the first job a bit longer. If you've been on several interviews, there...
    Sep 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. Would you like your job more if you were paid more?
    Nope. I honestly wish that I were one of those people who could work for money. It would make nursing so much easier to deal with. I could earn more NOW, far as thats concerned. Money just...
    Sep 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Unhealthy Habits of Nurses
    Meh. Of course, there's credibility. Most nurses know that they're wreaking havoc when they overeat/drink to excess/smoke/take drugs. They do it ANYWAY. That's not strange. It just makes...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. Being Asked to Come in and Work as CNA...
    We have this going on, though, management doesn't make a big thing out of it because they don't actually want to pay nurses to work the floor. It's not 'mandated';if it were, there'd be problems. ...
    Aug 12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. How guilty do you feel?
    I just tell them, 'No'. I don't feel guilty at all. I envisioned it being different, with me pulling shifts all week. I did in the beginning but, nah. For one, work is stressful and I don't like...
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Does anyone else have nursing nightmares while sleeping?
    Yeah. I dream of call-lights that won't shut off, phones that won't stop ringing and I'm yelling under my breath, 'What the he -- I just answered it!" I dream of pt's chasing me. I work psych,...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. Fitness and nursing
    Yes, I run. It's cheaper than therapy, booze and drugs.
    Aug 6
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. Do LPNs use stethoscopes?
    Weird question. You're not just pouring formula & meds down the g-tube. You have to 'check placement' and pull residuals. You can't assess a vomiting pt without checking bowel sounds. You...
    Jul 30
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. I asked one simple question...
    This post has me laughing. I used to work with a nurse like this. It's almost like they're 'one-upping' you, isn't it? It didn't just end with nursing related issues. I've had her deny...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Bullying - What is it?
    (1) A nurse grabbing a sheet from her orientee's hands, stating in a raised voice that "its too sloppy, give it to me" so that she can fold it herself over a patient. Could be perceived as...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Thoughts on CPR?
    I recently did CPR on one of my pts and have come to believe in the effectiveness of compressions first(or only) CPR. Like, 4 to 5 compressions (and they were slow - to the tune of 'Mary Had a...
    Jul 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Help....I Can't Take it Anymore!!! - Nurses Coping with Stress
    I handle nursing by 'detaching'. I talk about my work situations with friends who find these interactions hilarious. I don't think about nursing when I'm not there. I think about the money that...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  14. Help....I Can't Take it Anymore!!! - Nurses Coping with Stress
    shrug Whatever poster said that detachment is necessary wasn't lying. I function well and do my job. I've been called a 'kind' and 'caring' nurse. I hate nursing. I am in the WRONG...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  15. The mean nurse coworker
    Just don't speak to the woman, at all. Listen to whatever she says and go on about your business. She's not in the chain of command. You don't have to have actual dialogue with her. I sympathize,...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. What's a "difficult pt" to you?
    - A cursing, fighting 'eloper' who won't take meds or allow bs checks + insulin. - Anyone who rides the call light. - A needy, whiner c 0 psych issues. These people will grope/fondle staff,...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Lazy CNAs, New Nurse
    This is half the reason why I want to go to the hospital. I need a job where I don't have to be bothered with aides. I manage the same aides that I worked with when I was aide, too. So, I don't...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. How to deal with angry doctors
    I first entered healthcare at a time when they were allowed to throw temper tantrums. Yelling and throwing things. Saw it in the OR suite. Never directed towards me. Just those around me. Left...
    May 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Transgender student nurse
    You speak/type with a lot of absolutes. Always surviving...and devastated...disheartened...and 'everyone's cruel and abusive'. ??? What's really going on? I don't know what to make of this...
    May 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. LVN/LPN to RN...What's your schedule like?
    I got in late so my schedule has lots of late starts but at least I get to sleep in: Mon:10-12; 1-3 Tue: 8-12; 1-3 Wed: 10-12 Thur: 1-3 Fr: 1-5 We haven't started clinicals.
    May 7
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  21. should a new LVN do LTC PRN
    Sometimes, you've gotta piece your experience together. LTC facilities work like this in my area, too. There usually aren't any F/T spots unless the facility is new or 'cleaning house'. There's...
    May 7
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. You know you're a nurse if...
    Most of my embarrassing nurse moments happen when I'm out in public. - When you're in the freezer section of the convenience or grocery store and you knock on the glass before opening it. If...
    May 5
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  23. Do you think eating in the classroom is rude?
    - If I see a 'don't eat/drink' sign, I don't. - I wouldn't be reporting the eaters. That's just unnecessary. - Other people eating in class? I wouldn't call it 'rude' but I'm very anal about...
    May 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. CNA 'tudes
    Yeah, some of my aides are older. I learn from them. They're the good ones. Maybe they think the nurse in question is an idiot. It's disruptive to morale but...this isn't a battle worth waging....
    May 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. rude nurse
    @ OP Be respectful to the woman. Be efficient and do your job. ...but people know who they can and cannot mess with and that's a lesson first learned in 'the sandbox'. You don't have to 'get...
    Apr 30
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)


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