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  1. How to Take Care of Me When I Am Old
    I HATE the word non-compliant!!!!!!!
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Shaking my head
    Quite a common reaction unfortunately! What does your nursing program do to combat ageism?
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Question from a third shift nurse....
    It is very sad that there still seem to be so many facilities NOT putting resident rights first! This is their HOME! Let them get up, shower, and eat when and what they want! Lord I hope more...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Gerontology Certification
    I took it as a part of a requirement to teach in a BSN program. So I was on my own for the exam costs. I did however get a $5000 per year bump in salary. And yes my exam is ANCC. I now have the...
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Gerontology Certification
    I just have to let everyone know that I took and passed my certification yesterday! Studied for about two months on my own. It was tough but it can be done!
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. 1st Nursing Cartoon caption contest - win $100
    Dr. Jones, I think our hospital is going to the dogs!
    Feb 26, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  7. Service Learning
    I am back to teaching again in January and I am so excited. I came across the term service learning and wondered if any of you have used this in your classes? I will be teaching in a LPN to ADN...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  8. First job out of nursing school in LTC...any advice
    My advice is to get out of LTC and into a hospital setting as soon as possible.
    Aug 14, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Describe your dream LTC
    i feel so fortunate because i can say "check" by a lot of these statements because that portion is already present in our community. my ideal facility: carpeting on all of the floors with...
    Sep 24, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Omnicare Pharmacy-discuss
    Omnicare . . . . AKA Omnivore because they ate up all the little mom and pop pharmacies that truly knew what customer service meant!!! They have by far the WORST customer service of any company I...
    Feb 4, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Catheter Bag Best Practice
    Wise Woman RN, Do you keep the leg bags attached to their legs? Do you have skin issues because of this? What size leg bags do you use?
    Oct 28, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Catheter Bag Best Practice
    I am looking for "best practice" protocols for changing from a bedside drainage bag to a leg bag on a daily basis. For instance, what do you wipe the ends with? How do you store the bag not being...
    Oct 27, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Do you carry liability insurance?
    Unfortunately, I have "been there, done that". I was the DON of a facility where a resident died. Two years later I get pulled into a lawsuit. The plaintiff's lawyers did the old pizza number . ....
    Oct 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Kindred Hospital
    I have an interview there next week. Has anyone worked there or is currently working there? What is the good and the bad? How is their pay rates for RNs with 10 years? Oops, should have...
    Jun 13, '08
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  15. What is the best way for an older nurse to get into the ER?
    Hi all, I have been a nurse now for almost 11 years. I have done a little bit of several types of nursing: small community hospital (where we did it ALL), mother/baby, med/surg, LPN instructor and...
    Jun 10, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Do the state inspectors ever show up on noc shift?
    Are you a state surveyor?
    Jun 25, '04
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Do nursing schools actually conciously REALIZE they are being ridiculous or is it a..
    I have never assigned 2200 pages of reading nor have any of my colleagues. And you are right, an average text is right around 1000 pages. Where this figure came from is beyond me?!?!?!? I also...
    Feb 8, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Do nursing schools actually conciously REALIZE they are being ridiculous or is it a..
    "Virtually"????? If the school in question is similar to ours, and I am sure it is, they are not "saying" anything other than "nursing school is hard, we won't allow 'anyone who is not qualified' to...
    Feb 7, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Do nursing schools actually conciously REALIZE they are being ridiculous or is it a..
    Oh, so you now think that it is understandable for someone to take the life of another just because they weren't being "treated" fairly in school. Give me a break . . . everyone is always trying to...
    Feb 7, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. RN Students
    Weren't we all students at one time ??????????????? Let's stop eating our young!!!!!!!!!!
    Feb 6, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Do nursing schools actually conciously REALIZE they are being ridiculous or is it a..
    Ok, I am a nursing instructor and no, we do not try to fail a certain percentage of students. And actually each state board of nursing closely monitors each school's attrition rate. If the number...
    Feb 6, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Sanford-Brown Grads?
    Maybe you should look at SBC's LPN pass rates now! And if you know someone who flunked out at SBC it is because they weren't smart enough and that is their problem.
    Feb 6, '04
    Forum: Kansas Nursing
  23. Advice for School Consideration
    I just graduated from Sanford-Brown in KC and I am now working with 4 new grads from PVCC. They don't have a clue. Sanford-Brown is a hard program and their board pass rates are showing it.
    Feb 6, '04
    Forum: Missouri Nursing


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