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  1. Do you think too tight pants causes abdominal problems?
    If my waistband is too tight, I get the worst gas. Hope that helps. :)
    3:10 pm
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. advice re dismissal from accelerated BSN program
    OP, nursing is bandied about in the media as a "caring and compassionate" profession. Yes, we are caring and compassionate, but Nurses in general are often very blunt and direct. We have to be in...
    2:46 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Any CM's doubling as floor RN?
    The line of what is possible is continually being pushed in dialysis. This does not surprise me. For-profit monopolization of the dialysis industry and the market (including declining...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. Pearson Vue: Bullies?
    That's so sad! Did you eat cold oatmeal when you got home, or hard boiled eggs?
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. PVT IS DEAD! Don't try the "new" trick
    I wish you guys could go back to paper tests, too. Not because it's necessarily better or more accurate, but because you miss out on all the fanfair. It's a last hurrah for all your classmates at...
    Aug 27
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. Help! Not understanding A&P
    Learn it like you mean it. There has already been a lot of great advice thus far, but I'll add that Khan is fantastic for chemistry material. Most importantly...learn your own learning style!...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. PVT IS DEAD! Don't try the "new" trick
    leeshe and ez-rn, you guys will be fine. Embrace the moment. Just getting to the point of sitting the NCLEX is a worthy cause to celebrate. What will be, will be.
    Aug 26
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  8. PVT IS DEAD! Don't try the "new" trick
    What do you mean by "it's changed?" No, it has not. The new grads today are as dumb as I was as a new grad. Because nurses took their tests on paper not so very long ago, does not mean the...
    Aug 26
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. Pearson Vue: Bullies?
    Dang. Sitting the NCLEX was a damn party back in the day (the 90's). We ate together, traveled to the exam together, drank together, and sat this exam together for two full days. Walking out...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. PVT IS DEAD! Don't try the "new" trick
    Some people are actually calling PV to complain? Really? Good glory, it's only a couple of days. Reminds me of some patients when they don't get their sammiches in 30 minutes or less.
    Aug 26
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. Second Semester Nursing Student Educates Staff
    Great blog. Especially liked the sandwich error.
    Aug 26
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  12. The loss of PCPs from hospital setting
    That's some scary stuff right there.
    Aug 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. deferred sentence
    A two year sentence for stealing...music? That must have been a lot of songs. As for your question, I don't have a clue. I only know that State Boards can be ruthless (and slow) in determining...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  14. More Examples of posting on Facebook and getting fired
    The post said mow them all down with machine guns. I am assuming she meant the machine guns were to be loaded with bullets, not Nerf balls.
    Aug 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Starting to find some aspects degrading
    The feeling of wanting to go home, close the blinds, turn off the phone, and lock yourself in the closet with a can of tuna is nothing new in nursing.
    Aug 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Signing Off......
    I don't usually pop into this forum, but I do hope you report back! Remember, there are tons of people half your age who have trouble with the NCLEX, too.
    Aug 20
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. Nurses Being Made to Tech?
    Back in the day, it was only nurses that did "tech" work, plus managing the overall care. Not long after that, it was a nurse and a tech that teamed up to oversee four to six patients for each...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  18. DaVita Village
    Mr Sacdiff, The glaring flaw in your argument is that there is no where else to go. This is the whole point of any monopoly: eradicate the competition.
    Aug 17
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  19. is alteplase EVER contraindicated for central line occlusions?
    As far as contraindications, refer to your policy. If it's not in the policy, start asking around...a good resource is to call the guys and gals at your hospital's Interventional Radiology...
    Aug 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. So Frustrated I Could Cry..
    Could your parents move it to another weekend? I think this situation sucks donkey feet. I'm really sorry.
    Aug 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. We are Looking for Talented Nurse Writers
    Ha ha is right! :) I'm afraid my cynicism would be far too apparent. :)
    Aug 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. We are Looking for Talented Nurse Writers
    I bowed out at the last minute. AN wants a lot of personal info, including a link to my FB site. While I have nothing on my FB page that is even remotely eyebrow-raising excepting maybe rogue...
    Aug 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
    Methinks that OCN is attempting to drive home a point. :)
    Aug 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
    Wait, whut???? Is this a test? :)
    Aug 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How do you handle inappropriate touching from patients?
    Get one of those Phaser doo-hickies like they have on Star Trek. Set it to stun. Works every time.
    Aug 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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