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  1. worth the debt? Im stuck on this decision...)
    My opinion is complete opposite. You already have a debt of $45k. You say the program will cost you additional $35k even after getting financial aid. And then you still need living costs. When...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. Should I go to school to become a nurse or PA?
    Whether you pursue nursing or PA depends on which model of care you want to provide -- nursing model or medical model? Don't settle on one or the other because of convenience or cost or prestige....
    Jun 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. False Facebook Health Messages
    Problem is, even the perfectly intelligent people will believe the stupidest BS when they are desperate. And hearing stuff like "eating this fruit every day will cure cancer" seems like a certain,...
    May 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Scrub the Hub
    This is why I suggest developing a more mature perspective. I have no intention of going tit for tat, so I'll just stop there. OP, none of us meant to make you feel worse about making that one...
    May 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Scrub the Hub
    Sorry, I work BMT where patients walk the fine line between recovery and fatal sepsis daily with zero neutrophil count, where nurses absolutely have to be neurotic neat freaks so that our patients do...
    May 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Scrub the Hub
    How funny, I was going to comment how I don't forget to swab just as I never forget to put on my pants before walking out of my house. You beat me to it with the "pants" analogy! Yes, it should...
    May 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Blood clots & IV/central line tubing...When does this become a hazard!?
    Do you know the reason? We are taught to draw from PICCs using vacutainers. I once had a pt who was an RN working in another state request that I draw her labs using a syringe. I wondered if she...
    May 19
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. drug computation.. help!
    If you're certain you copied it correctly, then the only explanation is that you've got a crappy book full of typos. For the first question, maybe option D is supposed to be 4/3 tabs instead of...
    May 2
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Are 24-Hour Open Visitation Policies a Bad Idea? (Yes)
    In our hem/onc floor, many long-term stay transplant patients have a family member or a friend camp out 24/7 at the bedside. It does get cramped in the already small room, and I do get tired of the...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  10. Evolution and Nursing
    At the risk of stirring the pot even further, this news came out just in time for this discussion: Poll: Religion Trumps Belief in Big Bang Theory for Most Americans - NBC News
    Apr 22
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  11. Floor nursing making me question....
    I know what you mean. But I really hope you try different specialty before denouncing floor nursing altogether. I started as an LVN working tele floor and SNF. At some point I swore I've had it...
    Apr 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Medication administration vs Patients wants
    I can never find the right words in confrontational situations. I'm saving this script so I can use it when I get belligerent patients. Thank you SoldierNurse!
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. No more glucose checks by CNAs/PCTs
    Actually, I do re-check BP myself, sometimes manually even, before holding routine BP meds or giving PRN BP meds. It's not that I don't trust UAPs, but I just want to make sure the original number...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Career help!
    I don't have any advice to help you... It does sound like a very difficult decision to make. But I just wanted to comment on your feelings about not being a "real nurse." To me, it seems like...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. Medication administration vs Patients wants
    Ditto that you shouldn't leave meds at the bedside. Most often, the admin time printed on MAR is an arbitrary protocol per pharmacy. A physician just orders, "Amlodipine 5mg PO once daily." They...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Triage Call Bell?
    Maybe it depends on the setting. In ED where patients are often frustrated and tired of waiting, they might tend to misuse the system? It hasn't been an issue on our hem/onc floor at all. After we...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. The face of LTC is changing????
    It's not unreasonable for reimbursing entities to require certain services to be performed and documented to justify the payment. The real problem is the staffing -- the de facto "normal" ratio of...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Triage Call Bell?
    If all calls come to RN's phone regardless, that's ignoring the full potential of those dedicated buttons. Why not have the call directly go to CNA if pt is calling for water or bathroom? It sounds...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Triage Call Bell?
    This simply does not happen with our system. Whoever answers the call light at the central phone at the station will page the appropriate nurse or aide on their cell phone. No more "it's not my...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. Do you read hospital Yelp reviews?
    Thanks to the OP, I looked up the yelp reviews for the prominent hospitals including mine. These are the "best" hospitals in the area. Sadly, 99% of the negative reviews are complaints about billing...
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Why nursing?
    Nursing is a good, stable, well-paying job that also provides me with continuous challenges to keep motivated. I started as LVN and I was just looking for a fast track vocation. I felt burnt out...
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Anxiety and Anxiety; 1st RN hospital job
    After only 6 weeks, I would say this anxiety is very normal. Also, good news is that you'll find night shift a lot less hectic. From what I've seen, new grads who struggled with day shift did a lot...
    Apr 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Oncology or telemetry?
    I have worked in tele as an LVN years ago. If you start out in tele and build solid experience there, you'll be ready for pretty much anything. You learn tons. Almost all cardiac patients have...
    Apr 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Lpn program compared to rn program
    I agree with the general consensus that it's easier for LPNs than those with no prior nursing education. I didn't do a bridge program but I can tell you that my prior education and experience as LVN...
    Apr 10
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  25. Describe your 10/10 pain. Piggybacking off of recent pain discussions.
    We all should also keep in mind that chronic pain sufferers do not exhibit the typical response that we expect with severe acute pain. None of the sickle cell crisis patients I've had showed moaning,...
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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