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  1. Contract Work
    Do you already have an agency in mind or would you be doing this all on your own?
    Sep 26
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Don't tell the manager about your second job
    Some employers will strongly discourage you from working for their competition. Some may even make it part of your employment requirements. I feell that as long as I do it on my own time, and it...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Please stop! Little things that are just bad practice.
    We had a patient who would steal the unused rolls of toilet paper from our bathrooms. They caught said patient on camera going into several bathrooms each time they came in to be seen, and leaving...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. Please stop! Little things that are just bad practice.
    * Stop leaving all of the new admit stuff for the next shift. We all get busy, but if you have the chance to get a jump on it.. PLEASE do. * Don't leave empty IV bags, feedings, full foley bags,...
    Sep 23
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. What's your part time job?
    Teaching.. It had hours that worked around my full time job. I am finding that I like this a lot more than my full time job..
    Sep 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Anyone ever said something completely dumb because they were really nervous?
    :roflmao: I love this thread!
    Sep 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What is the largest wt gain you have seen in your career
    I had someone gain 80 pounds with pregnancy. The OP's patient has to be holding fluid all over their body.
    Sep 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. best i quit or fired story
    I have one were someone SHOULD have been fired, but was not.. When I worked at an outpt facility we had an employee who was stealing money working at the front desk (when she took cash payments)....
    Sep 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Biox vs. Pulse ox vs. whatever else?!
    I've heard it called a biox, pulse ox, and 02 Sat. It's commonly referred to as a biox my MD's, Nurses, and other healthcare staff. I'm surprised at how many have not heard of the biox term before.
    Sep 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Help me feel better about this - Full time 8 hour nights
    I cannot imagine doing 5- 8 hrs 3rd shift. I did 5- 8 hr 2nd shift work for 3 months when I was childless. I hated it because I missed EVERYTHING. I would try to find a 12 hr shift elsewhere. Nights...
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Would you like your job more if you were paid more?
    I wouldn't "like" my job anymore than I do now, but I might stay a bit longer than I plan to if I made more. My work load (like everyone elses) is becoming unbearable. I don't make dirt here either....
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Joan Rivers' doctor snapped selfie, may have caused death with unauthorized biopsy
    So she was having a different surgery done and he decided to biopsy as well?? Maybe he saw something he was concerned about? He's an idiot if he took a "selfie" with her. Other than that I would like...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Are Nursing Programs harder to get into?
    I am also taking an easier class than I would have liked due to the fact I want to keep my GPA high for the transition program I want to get into. I see both sides of the fence. Especially since...
    Sep 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. How to find a sponsor
    We typically refer people to talk to lawyers who specialize in this. Good luck to you.
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  15. The Worst Nursing Job You Ever Had
    An LTACH. The staffing was downright dangerous. We have often only 1 RN working. We were expected to run our own codes, but we were lucky to have one staff memeber ACLS certified. We could NEVER get...
    Sep 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    :roflmao: They should have this posted in the on call room, break rooms, empty rooms in the basements, supply rooms.. you know all of the hook up hot spots.. I think it's disgusting the way...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Giving a placebo in PACU?
    What a mess.. I would refuse to comply with this order. When the patient finds out they might sue. I wouldn't want to be named in that lawsuit. Protect yourself.
    Sep 15
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  18. What's the furthest you had to travel for a clinical?
    My farthest away was 30 minutes. That sucks that you have to drive so far away.
    Sep 13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  19. Clinicals plus working Midnights?
    I worked full time when I was going for my LPN. I am hoping to be in the RN program next year (and while I will have to change jobs) I plan on working full time. I am the provider for my family so I...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. That feeling you get when...
    How about when you check 3 times to make sure you list items in a sequence from the start to finish, but after you realize it was supposed to be from end to start.. Still kicking myself over that one...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. bargain shopping for books!
    My only advice is to make sure if you rent a text that you won't need it for another. I know several students who rented a text, needed the book again later in the program, and paid more than if they...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Graduating HS with all of my nursing prerequisites done
    What a great start to your career! My advice is call the school and meet with the admissions staff/ nursing dept staff. They can tell you what their requirements are. Good luck!
    Sep 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Kodak Moments - Just When You Think You've Seen it All
    I spit my water out at this.. :roflmao: Sorry for the patient, but what a way to start the day..
    Sep 11
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  24. rainbows and unicorns
    I had a family member ask about my child (she rememebered from when I had been pregnant). I had an MD sincerely tell me how much he appreciated what I do every day for his patients as he recognizes...
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. National Suicide Prevention Day
    This is a good reminder for health care staff and for us personally. I know plenty that suffer or have suffered from severe depression (myself included). Sometimes we need to be reminded that there...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101


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