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  1. Will there ever be a surplus of nursing jobs again?!
    And not just in the Hill Country. We had an opening for a night LVN for over 4 months. We are finally getting a new grad from a nearby CC class that graduates next week. All occupations have...
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. stethoscope for nursing student
    You're right, my bad. That's what happens when I try to type in my sleep.
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  3. stethoscope for nursing student
    AllNurses.com has a nice selection at decent prices. I used a Littman 3000 because I spent too many years working in noisy environments.
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  4. Small Hospitals
    Exactly how do you define "rural?" If a 75 bed hospital were located in a urban area I don't see how you could call it rural. And yes, I can think of several small acute care facilities in the...
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Forced canceling/calling off question!
    You need to check with your state's employment commission about unemployment. The rules vary from state to state but I do know in some you can receive UI for excessive numbers of call offs or send...
    Nov 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Those Darn Diabetics
    I picked up my wife's diabetic supplies for the month today. Lantus Flex Pens - $60 co-pay Novalog Flex Pens - $60 co-pay Flex Pen Needles - $60 co-pay Test Strips - $60 co-pay This is every...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Those Darn Diabetics
    Families need time to adjust as well. You can't expect an entire familiy to make drastic changes to their lives because one member walks in the door and announces "I have diabetes and things have to...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Which states do LPNS push IV meds?
    I wouldn't be too sure. On the TX BON website under the FAQs they specifically state there is no master list of what an LVN can't do. About the only thing I found the BON restricts to RNs only is...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. "Alphabet Soup" After Nurses' Name?
    In my previous career I could have put the following after my name - BSME, MSMM, EIT, CMfgE, CQE, and Six Sigma Black Belt. First, why would I want all of that following me around and second, who...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Insulin tips for no bubbles in syringe
    I was giving my wife insulin for twenty-five years before I became a nurse. I agree with those who say inject the air, draw a little insulin into the syringe and shove it back in hard. Then draw a...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Those Darn Diabetics
    So we use financial blackmail to coerce pts into doing exactly what we say, how we say, when we say, and where we say? Given the cost of healthcare that isn't giving the patient freedom of choice. ...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How does the study of sociology relate to Nursing?
    Had a engineering prof some years back who gave us individual assignments for our capstone project. Turned out he was doing some consulting on the side and we were his unpaid research assistants....
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Are 12 hour shifts going extinct?
    No way my hospital would do this. It would mean adding a couple of more shifts. While the total amount of pay would be close to the same it would mean the hospital paying for more employee benefits....
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Duct tape anyone?
    I got a nastygram in my mail slot for agreeing with a patient who was complaining the cable sucked. Why not? The system is a bargain basement, watered down basic package with 18 channels of which...
    Nov 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How to deal with mean old men
    That's pretty much my tecnique and one well seasoned nurse I know calls this her "come to Jesus" talk. The secret is to let the person in charge know what is going on and document, document,...
    Nov 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Top three patient complaints?
    "The TV channel selection sucks." Yep. Be grateful for what you have. It some members of the board had their way we'd be picking up television via a coat hanger on the roof. "The TVs get lousy...
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. CPNE in Lubbock??
    You forgot to mention the difference between the high point in Lubbock and the low point is about 4 feet. Once I get to the CPNE I'll probably try for there myself. It's only a couple of hours...
    Nov 1, '11
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  18. HELP PLEASE !!!!!!!! MICROBIOLOGYw/LAB ONLINE FAST
    You have to buy a lab kit and a microscope. Figure three or four hundred bucks for those plus your book plus course fees and tuition. Check out this link. ...
    Oct 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. If I see one more post titled....
    Let's add "which of the multiple job offers I am considering should I take?" If you are so good you have multiple offers then you out to be smart enough to figure out which one is right for you.
    Oct 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Does this make me an "RN snob"?
    Actually in Texas there are very few specifics regarding what an LVN can or can't do including IV pushes. It's pretty much up to each facility's comfort level. Nursing boards only regulate the...
    Oct 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Pot Smoking and Nursing
    I was walking out the door for work the other day when I saw an item on NBC news that talked about one of their polls showing that for the first time ever, 50% of Americans believe pot should be...
    Oct 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. If I see one more post titled....
    Like, how do I give like, notice? Like, how do I like, quit my job? Like, do you like, think they'll like, be like, mad at me? Maybe like, my mom could like, write like, a note or like something.
    Oct 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Passed 2nd Excelsior Nursing exam, now what?
    Check out this link. http://www.excelsior.edu/fees-and-tuition FYI, the enrollment fee has gone up to $975.
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  24. Using PTO to make a full pay ck
    At one time, in some states if you were carried on the books as full time and were scheduled for less than a certain numbers of hours for a week you could claim unemployment benefits for that week. ...
    Oct 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How do you pick your vein for an IV?
    Not so much that but I have had coworkers actually run a finger up and down the ropes I have in my forearms and hands and say "OOOH." A couple of time nurses who were starting IVs on my wife, who is...
    Oct 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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