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  1. Press Release - allnurses Survey Says Nurses are Bullish on the Industry Outlook
    There isn't a nursing shortage, but a shortage of how many places hire ENOUGH nurses. A new nurse will probably have trouble finding a job now.
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Biting Your Tongue
    Other things I would've loved to say or have said to people (Long Term Care): 1. No you can't smoke AND use oxygen. 2. You abused your kids the whole time they were growing up, & you can't...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. A difficult initiation to nursing in tornado affected area
    I know the feeling! Shortly after graduation--before I even took the NCLEX--Joplin, MO was devastated by tornadoes. My daughter is a Paramedic. She called the Red Cross to see if they could use us...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Didnt attemp CPR to a rigor mortis patient
    I work at a Long-Term Facility. We were told that if the person is a Full Code, even if they are "stiff as a board", we are required to do CPR until EMS arrives. We can call someone that is a DNR...
    Jun 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. "State's Here!": Demystifying the Long-Term Care Survey
    The state stayed an extra day "because we couldn't find anything, yet".
    Feb 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. "State's Here!": Demystifying the Long-Term Care Survey
    I totally agree with you! We've had more falls due to residents being able to un-velcro those stupid lap buddies & fall before we can get to them. Seat belts that can't be unfastened for dementia...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Hanging It Up
    I look forward to a time when I can either retire, or find a job outside of LTC. I've never worked with such a rude, back-stabbing bunch of people in my life.
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  8. What do you tell parents when...
    Just tell them the complete truth. As a mother that watched her infant die from a life-threatening illness, I can tell you that they want to know EVERYTHING no matter how devastating.
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  9. Top 10 reasons we get fired!
    Our DON has 2 drinking buddies/best friends that work with us. They are always causing trouble, snitching on the smallest things while they get away with anything.
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. JCAHO Requirement
    We have 1 pill slicer for about 25 people. We've never had a problem with residue being an issue. I think this is just another example of someone sitting at a desk trying to come up with ideas to...
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. A feeling of impending doom
    We have the same problem. The few cocky ones that are also fairly new are doing the training. They train the new nurses to pass meds & that's about it while they sit back & do nothing. Then the...
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What is the worst hardship/story you have ever seen/heard in your nursing career?
    The elderly resident's SON was drugging her & having sex with her. She was confused & didn't know any better. For some reason, they let him take her back home to live.
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Would you accept this call out excuse?
    Some of the excuses I got: 1. "I have a hangover." (At least they were honest.) 2. "My sister is in the hospital" Me: "for what?" Them: "I don't know." Supposedly this employee went to the...
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. How to Survive Nursing Profession: A Psychological Approach for New Nurses
    Nursing is the hardest job I ever had. Plus there is a LOT of back-stabbing, cliques, & competition. I look forward to retiring to get away from all of this. However, I love the residents. I...
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. If Nursing were a Male-Dominated Field
    There would be a strict limit to how many patients a nurse can be given.
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nurses dressing up for Halloween
    Working in LTC, we are all dressing up on my shift. The residents get such a kick out of it! One stipulation. I told staff they just can't dress up as the Grim Reaper, LOL. The Aides are...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Would love to hear your stories of rewards of long term care nursing.
    I work in a LTC facility. Pluses: you can usually get more hours than in a hospital, & you get to know all of the residents. You can get pretty close to some of the residents. Minuses: some of...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. 10 Questions New Grads Would Love to Ask a Recruiter
    It's VERY hard to get a job in a hospital if you are an older (over 45) grad. This group is much more loyal & do less job jumping, so it really doesn't make much sense.
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Break the Silence Report Bullying
    I graduated from RN school with our last DON. She had it out for me from day 1 when she took the DON position. She wrote me up for the tiniest things & would point out mistakes at our meetings &...
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. Break the Silence Report Bullying
    Our DON has 2 RN drinking buddies/best friends. Those 2 RN's seem to think they are better than the other nurses because they've brown-nosed their way into being buddies with the DON. So the RNs...
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. RN Salary Survey 2013:  Post here!
    1. Missouri 2. 2 yrs 3. LTC 4. 19.24 5. After 6p .30/hr 6. No. Cost of living not bad, though. (Rent $500/mo includes cable, all utilities including trash total $100/mo.)
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. It's never too late!
    Fifty is NOT too old to start going for your RN! I graduated at 53 & passed the boards the first time! I had absolutely no experience in the nursing field, either. Some places still use LPNs, but...
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. It's never too late!
    The RN program that I went to had senior citizens that have graduated from it. Also, I graduated & got my RN license at 53. It was worth it, too! My kids have more incentive to continue their...
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. New grad RN, freaking out, is this normal??
    Working in a LTC facility is hard work. BUT, after about 2 weeks things WILL get easier. LTC facilities change staff a LOT & usually welcome ANY new nurses to ease the burden of those already...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Depression and anxiety in the NICU
    One thing I learned quickly. YOU CANNOT SAVE THE WORLD. Just do your best, know that if not for you many of those kids wouldn't become adults one day.
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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