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  1. I confess...I'm a nurse who doesn't want to work in a hospital again
    I felt the same way you did. Some people call it burn out, others just call it tired. I was tired. I found a good job working for insurance companies, but there are so many choices out there. Don't...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. CPUR o CPUM certification
    Thank you. I will try there.
    Jun 25, '12
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  3. CPUR o CPUM certification
    None know anything about certification in Utilization Management? I've worked in CM and UR for 20 years. I was a CCM at one time but I let my certification lapse. I am now looking to fulfill a goal...
    Jun 23, '12
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  4. Death of Jail Inmate, Big Settlement
    I am very sorry for your loss. She should never have died. Hopefully the changes that are made will assure that this never happens a again to another person. She was a beautiful young woman. What a...
    Jun 23, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  5. If has helped you please provide a quote
    Allnurses has helped me get through the most difficult times of my life, from the breakup of my marriage to the carreer choices I have made. I know a place where everybody is a friend. gr8rnpjt PA
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Funny things lay-people say...
    My ex husband told me one time that he threw up so hard that his pee came out of his mouth:eek:
    Jun 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Nurse burnout/Moral distress/Compassion fatigue
    If you are a caffiene junkie, (coffee, OR tea, OR caffeinated soft drinks) I would suggest you stop the caffiene right away. Nothing interferes more with a good nights(days) sleep than too much...
    May 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Guilty for pursuing a nursing career
    You're being too hard on yourself. We all had doubts in the beginning, that's understandable. You need to work through those fears and remember what you did all the hard work of nursing school for....
    Apr 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What is it like going from med/surg to UR (no case management)?
    I left bedside nursing after 8 years of solid Medsurg/Tele experience. I have always worked for insurance companies, but have done every imaginable type of UR/CM nursing. I worked onsite at...
    Feb 27, '11
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  10. Nursing in the US Virgin Islands?
    When I graduated from nursing school (in 1980) I married a month later and took a 2 week honeymoon to Nassau, Bahamas, and St. Thomas. I stayed at the Frenchman's reef in St. Thomas and we took in...
    Jan 17, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  11. I keep getting hugged
    Wow! That is a horrible story! Thank God his son spoke up. That is a sobering alternative to the hug debate.
    Dec 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Starting nurse internship but discouraged due to an old write up...
    First, Congratulations on graduating and obtaining an internship so quickly! Don't be discouraged, it happens, everywhere! Be glad that the unit that said they didn't want you did so because that...
    Dec 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How did you choose your nursing specialty?
    Back when I was in bedside nursing, my specialty chose me actually. Or the staffing people chose my specialty. They kept floating me to telemetry. I was afraid of the monitors. I didn't know what was...
    Nov 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Young mother faces long recovery after rare embolism
    I had a patient recently that had one as well (not this one) and hers went to her lungs. She was on a vent for a few days and recovered completely after a couple of weeks. Very scary, and...
    Nov 1, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Devastated - What would you do?
    I'm so sorry this happened to you. It must be hard to have to walk away from your dream job. If you were to have another job,what would you want to do? Can you type well? Do you want to work from...
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. A patient made me cry.....
    afrocentricRN, You did a great job advocating for your patient. I know how it affected you. I too was at my grandmothers side when she left this earth. Her pain was very well controlled in the...
    Oct 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Missed diagnosis - just a vent
    I can understand your concern about calling the insurance company, however, chances are the bill will still be paid, but the hospital will be flagged for a quality issue. Too many quality issues and...
    Oct 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Charge nurse who doesn't give a rat's patootie.
    I would agree with everything that has been suggested already, with a little tweaking. I would warn admin of her plans to call the admin on call every time she is unable to locate the RN in charge....
    Oct 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I'm seriously starting to doubt that nursing is right for me!
    I started nursing school with a girl who was so squeamish, she actually fainted at the sight of blood the first time she saw a blood draw...down on the floor, fainted. She continued through nursing...
    Sep 21, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. nurses health study
    I was an original participant in the first Harvard nurses health study. The nurses who have participated in the study have contributed invaluable information to the study and it takes very little...
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Can a nurse report a MD for being rude?
    Agree, you can and should report it. Will it go anywhere? Probably not. But it may be something that will make him less apt to do it again to YOU. Don't be afraid of any doctor. Just becaue they...
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. LTC Nurses Bottom of the Barrel
    Keep your chin up. I work in managed care and I can tell you, patients are spending less time in acute and our medical directors are pushing for more patients to go to skilled care if they cannot...
    Sep 12, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Follow-up advice/recommendations
    First of all, congratulations!! you're almost done! That is a great accomplishment, and you deserve kudos! Regarding your question, I believe letters of recommendation are saved for after the...
    Sep 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I've had ENOUGH (vent)
    Keep trying. Not every employer is like that. I know the shortage is over but there are still good jobs to be had and employers who respect staff. Look at it this way, if they would treat a...
    Sep 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How easy is it to get TB?? Help!
    Exposure to TB and taking care of a TB patient are 2 different things, IMO. Exposure would be evident with a positive TB test. Not everyone who cares for the patient will go on to have a positive TB...
    Aug 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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