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  1. The Healthcare Bubble and How to Survive It
    If my wages got cut in half I would go back to security or bench tech. I love nursing but will not be responsible for some ones life for 14.00 an hour. Health care is expensive because of demand...
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Budget cuts..... State nurses earn minimum wage?
    I would be back to security at 14.50 an hour or anything but. I love nursing but will not watch the patients die from minimum wage relief nurses.
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Does any body know where can I find ....
    Does any body know where I can find Playtex gloves in the Dallas area? I do not want to have to order them online if I can get them at a brick and mortar.
    Apr 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Haunted by a shadow
    As a nurse no matter how horrid my day is going odds are it is much worse for some one else. It kind of puts things in perspective huh!! I really do enjoy it and feel like I am doing good every day....
    Apr 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  5. How Do I Toughen Up At Work? Part 1
    Change the voices in your head make them like you instead. Pink says it well. If you do not like yourself then sure as heck no one else will. Acknowledge mistakes (if only to yourself) and fix...
    Dec 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Oxygen Question
    Nah don't titrate at night unless this is a long term patient and you know how they will react. What if you had titrated and he just stayed down? I also agree with AJPV "If you can't astonish them...
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Ethical (?) Dilemma?
    Would you ask for special favors in her position? I bet you would not. You are not responsible for her problem. Take the job.
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do you think marijuana should be legalized?
    Party at my place the day it is legal!!!!! Not until then though. I have promises to keep. Ahh let the liberals win one or two or they will stop playing.
    Aug 24, '11
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  9. Contagion?
    Diseases have always been really dangerous for extremely short periods for first exposure. Look at pt zero mortality for Ebola. Viruses adapt quickly and if you kill your host to fast the virus...
    Aug 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nursing = Tough stuff!
    First time you lose a patient was hard or handle a code is scary.
    Aug 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Calling all pen aficionados...please report here
    Bic Atlantis beats more expensive pens for smoothness and non smudging. I hate smudging!!! pretty nice width of writing also.
    Aug 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Medical Staffing and Home Health
    Insurance depends on the size of the agency. Home health can make more at first but I believe that certs and experience can really up total salary. Home health salary is usually determined by...
    Aug 11, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. Need your opinion/advice
    I agree that you should go in and talk to the boss work your way up the chain. Figure out who you have to complain to this was supposed to be a student job so there should be a way to break the...
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Why is there so much turnover in home health? Esp. mgmt
    I have worked HH for 5 years tried different companies twice for more money. If you do home health ask if you can speak to some other nurses. It is extremely important to find one that you like and...
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Hospital will not hire tobacco users
    Even iff 99% of the people in this country decide that they have the right to control what I eat, where I live Or what I do when I am off duty, they are wrong and I will oppose them with my last...
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. why is LVN jobs is hard to find?
    Make sure your resume is letter perfect and have two persnickety grammar Nazis proof read it for you. Try nursing homes and hospice care and try VA hospitals. It is easier to get first job if you...
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. Part-time LPN sitter job, what is the protocol?
    If patient coughs out trach and you can't put it in. Remember your obdurator and make sure to do a trach change with other care giver so you do not end up with patient who has a special way to put it...
    Jul 10, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. Too lazy to adjust your alarms? or Don't know how?
    If it is going off frequently your mind will automatically reduce the priority of the alarm no matter how concientous you are.
    Jul 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Starting Rank
    Talk to your recruiter you should be able to go to ocs for a very short period and start out as an officer in any service.
    Jul 8, '11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. Job Satisfaction Declining for Nurses, Survey Says
    Not every one has the time inclination, ability or funds to become a BSN. Why shouldn't nurses be respected no matter what education level they have? If there was a nursing organization that was...
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Unpaid jobs: The new normal?
    Not all home care is equal. I have been working for one in Dallas for 5 years. Pay is good for an LVN but no benefits. I have never had a shortage of night work and most day shift folks have not...
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Is being a Male nurse weird?
    I had a lot of old army buddies give me heck when I decided to become a nurse. I just smiled and said I would be hanging out with 90% women instead of 98% men so which one of us was gay? There are...
    May 19, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  23. Facebook almost cost me my job
    Make a second page for friends you trust using misspelled name. I would still not put anything on it you could not shout at a crowd of all your "friends".
    May 19, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. My Microbiology Teacher told me I can't become a Nurse
    Count this one up as experience. In nursing you will meet some truly foul people who will try to tear your soul out. Pity them and move out. Most of the people you meet will be either ok or cool. ...
    Mar 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Tattoos
    The military has become much more lax on tattoos these days because they are not so distinctive any more. I know several people in the army who have visible tattoos. Let your recruiter know and...
    Mar 23, '11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing


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