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  1. No Silly Questions?
    Oh, I teach a CNA class for teenagers! I have heard some very stupid questions - not this one yet though!
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Online BSN - Is it taken seriously?
    I earned my BSN from the University of Phoenix online. No one has ever even asked where it came from and my current boss was very supportive when I was taking classes and graduated. The classes are...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. How much personal info do you share with pts?
    I tell my patients I'm in the witness protection program! It makes them laugh and usually puts an end to their questioning. :roflmao:
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Clinical Failure
    Wow. As an instructor, you would already be out of my class. Our students are not even allowed in clinical without having a TB test done. And it is THEIR responsibility to get it and since they know...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. I feel like everybody hates being a nurse!!!
    I have loved being a nurse for almost 40 years now. Seriously. I can remember one horrible day in the OR where I was ready to give up, but felt better the next day.
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. A no good, very bad day: a vent, a rant, a plea for laughter.
    Prayers and hugs to you. What a horrible day you have had to endure! We sure picked an interesting profession, didn't we? Just know that you and the teams you were working with did the best work...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Disgusted - wipes for bathing
    I teach CNA classes. I was told by our Infection Control nurse that my students are not to give basin baths because of the infection risk. She even followed up with written documentation. I am an...
    Sep 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. When you were a new RN...
    Yes, and I still do it sometimes after 39 years! There is always something new to learn and a good nurse will always seek new knowledge. Welcome to the wonderful world of nursing!
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Broken spirit....
    Oh my gosh! You sound just like me 30+ years ago! My house sup made me call a doc for a SHOWER order at 3am because a patient was threatening to leave AMA if he didn't get a shower. Of course the...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nurse might not report incident
    I think you could get written up, but not for failing to write an incident report. When a resident/patient falls. it is up to the CNA to call the nurse BEFORE you help the resident up. The nurse is...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Certified Nursing Assistants - The Nurses think we have it so easy.
    I totally agree with what you are saying, and I am also that type of nurse. I am sure there are a lot of us out there, but there are also a lot that would call a CNA to clean that messy bed, toilet a...
    Jul 14, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Funny things patients say !
    I was in the dining room at our LTCF and all of a sudden heard an elderly woman yelling. I turned and looked and she was waving her menu in the air screaming " Son of a *****, is that all I get paid...
    Jul 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. New to USA and HIPAA..I know this is a violation, why did my NM not back me up?!
    Oh brother! You did the absolute completely correct thing! Home Health is a completely different entitiy than working in facitlity and the staff has to be trustworthy. I wondered as I read this if...
    Jul 14, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  14. Certified Nursing Assistants - The Nurses think we have it so easy.
    I have worked as a nursing assistant, LPN, and now an RN. I am now teaching CNA classes. While I don't agree with the OP when it comes to comparing all entities without having been in each other's...
    Jul 14, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. Patients you will NEVER forget.
    You made me cry! That was so very touching and you showed such sensitivity towards their private situation. Bless you!
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Documentation question, need opinions on this one
    As a nurse that has been a patient, I can only say that we have to learn to change our roles when it happens. No, I don't feel a nurse as a patient has any right to interfere with the chart, aside...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Lunch Break
    Typical and funny!:rotfl:
    Jun 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  18. Dietary policy- vent
    I haven't read all of the comments yet but want to add my 2 cents. Sometimes the people that come in to ask those questions are dietary aides - they are not dieticians and are in no way trained or...
    Jun 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Am I being overly sensitive?
    I am sincerely questioning the integrity of your program. Aside from that, I am glad you have decided to call the Ombudsman. It's the right thing to do. As for your instructor being afraid of...
    Jun 26, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. A nurse's favorite song?
    When I was working in Ortho surgery - "Digging up Bones" by Randy Travis.
    Jun 26, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  21. Am I being overly sensitive?
    I'm sure Mrsharris2011 was afraid to cause a scene as a student and was not sure what her "place" was in the facility. If I read correctly, your instructor was not in the building? First of all, that...
    Jun 25, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. "No nurses of color....."
    We had a reverse issue at our facility a few years ago. A patient said she would not alllow anyone taking care of her unless they were black. Well... I live in a small Midwestern town. Sorry honey -...
    Jun 25, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. New Grad Needing Advice
    Begin the job with an open mind. I took a job at an Ortho office once, just because I didn't like where I was working and I thought it would be a way out until something better came along. I found a...
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Jokes By Kids - Free book to share with your pediatric patients
    Thanks Brian! I am always looking for clean, corny jokes to tell my high school students!
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  25. Working home health care as a new grad?
    I would not recommend a new grad working as a home health nurse. Your assessment skills have not been used on enough patients on you own yet, and in home health you are responsible for assessing by...
    Jun 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance


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