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  1. Should I Go to Med School?
    I have worked in many roles in my 38 years of nursing, including being an adult nurse practitioner for 15 years. I have loved every one of them because of the challenges they presented and the...
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Marketing a business
    Instead of going thru the docs, see if you can network with any nurses or nsg organizations in the area. Offer to speak at public events so the general public will find out what you do. Make sure...
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  3. Nurses and elves have a lot in common
    Elf to nurse: At least you don't have to wear those funny caps anymore like we do!
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  4. Marketing a business
    Please describe better what services you would provide to what population.
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  5. What Type of Nursing is Right for Me?
    Here is an article I wrote about this subject, called, "3 Questions to Ask Yourself to Help You Decide On Your Next Career Move" As a nurse, you have the opportunity to work in several...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. Assessments every shift?
    Are you saying that nurses that don't carry stethoscopes are not doing physical exams? Maybe they get the stethoscope when they need it instead of wearing around their neck. (That's what I like to...
    Dec 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Assessments every shift?
    Each patient should have had an initial/admission nursing assessment. That is the time when a head to toe assessment is critical. Then diagnoses were made with accompanying goals and...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Behaviors and Failing to Chart Them
    Don't let the behavior of other nurses affect your own. Keep charting. Meanwhile, you can help solve the problem by being proactive. First, ask yourself how you would like to be treated if you...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. So, who LOVES LTC??  I need inspiration!
    I agree that one of the rewards of working in a LTF is the long term relationships with residents and their families. There are other advantages, too. Although CNAs often do much of the hands on...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. To break the contract or not....that is the question
    Congrats on juggling a full time nursing career and being a mom! Both can be stressful. Both can bring joy! I have read all your and the others' comments. To summarize: Sounds like the biggest...
    Jan 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Would you do it all over again?
    In college majoring in speech pathology I spent six wks in the hospital recovering from a bad car accident. Through this experience I decided to become a nurse because I wanted to make a difference...
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. nurses that are willing to answer some questions regarding their career!!!!!!
    -what role do the areas of communication, argumentation and debate play in the job? As a nurse manager it is important that my staff and I have 2 way communication. They tell me what is going...
    Oct 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. nurses that are willing to answer some questions regarding their career!!!!!!
    Did you get a response? If not I would be willing to answer your questions. Let me know how you are defining argumentation.
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Amoxicillin and Mono?
    Go to this website and read page 333. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1237570/?page=1
    Jul 22, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. When enough is enough - attitudes on the floor
    Good for you for standing up for yourself! You cannot change this kind of toxic environment alone. You need help. Your supervisor either doesn't realize this kind of behavior is going on or more...
    Jul 21, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. What are the major issues you have struggled with as a nurse?
    What are the major issues you have struggled with as a nurse? Mine: Unrealistic demands from patients and families Doctors and nurses who treat you poorly Unsupportive nursing management and...
    May 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    Mama Shoes Maybe an African name misspelled?
    May 18, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    New and seasoned nurses alike, men and women, let's keep working on a mentoring culture in nursing and strive to guide, encourage and yes, even inspire, each other to Be the Best Nurses We Can Be!
    May 18, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. How do you guys feel about shadowing?
    Depends on the nurse. I am hoping we will be continuing to develop a mentoring culture in nursing. All nurses would guide, encourage and inspire other nurses and potential nurses. My neice...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Outpatient Nursing
    Not to worry. If you love where you are now, stick with it until you find something else you love more! That is my motto. I always stayed in an area until I solved all the problems I could. Then I...
    May 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Outpatient Nursing
    Blondie, I agree with Kitty Hawk. The job choices you make depend on what your goals are. My first two years out of school I worked inpatient psych. I switched three different shifts in a wk and...
    May 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How do you "bond" with your patients?
    Not to worry. You don't have to have a bubbly personality to be a good nurse or "bond" with patients. When I hear the word "bond, I think we are talking about establishing a good working...
    May 15, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Restorative Care Program
    Look at getting this book to learn about restorative nursing in long term care: The Long-Term Care Restorative Nursing Desk Reference By Barbara Acello Ask the DON what the issues were with the...
    May 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. want a change. PACU? heart clinic? advice?
    Here is an article I wrote that is on my website. Hope it helps. 3 Questions to Ask Yourself to Help You Decide On Your Next Career Move As a nurse, you have the...
    May 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Tele interview Tomorrow. Need your help!
    1. i like a suit myself. skirt or pants does not matter. make it neutral. you can't go wrong with navy or black. be conservative with shoes, makeup, jewelry and fingernail length and color. 2....
    May 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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