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  1. Who loves it??????
    I love my job. I work part time at a LTC facility and I love to spend time with these wonderful people that are sometimes forgotten. There are hectic days, and there are days where I wonder what...
    Aug 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Texas schools that don't require an entrance exam
    San Jacinto Central ADN program Alvin Community College ADN (I think)
    Feb 24, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Question for OB nurses
    My friend had that happen to her in her second pregnancy. The abdominal muscles were divided right down the center of her belly. She would complain that no matter what abdominal exercises she did,...
    Feb 21, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. It's finally MY turn to say...
    What wonderful news!!! Be sure to celebrate thoroughly this weekend.
    Feb 9, '07
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. How far do you live from work?
    6 min. drive if I hit the light green. 7 min. drive if the light is red.
    Feb 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. TPN thru a peripheral line?
    This is what was drilled into our heads in school. I guess I'd never given it much thought since then as it was very clear what we were to do... :uhoh3:
    Feb 5, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Respect
    I am so grateful to be blessed with the CNA's that I get to work with. So many of them are dedicated individuals who are proud of the work they do and care for the residents like they were family. ...
    Feb 2, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. Scrubs Musical- Everything comes down to Poo!
    Just passed it on to all my former nursing instructors and nurse friends. Awesome!!!
    Jan 19, '07
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. San Jac / Alvin CC Clinicals
    I graduated from San Jac Central May 2005. The clinical sites range from the Medical Center to UTMB to East Houston RMC and I'm not sure how much further west and north of town. Good luck and...
    Jan 12, '07
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  10. Lowest blood sugar you have seen
    I thought my yesterday at work was impressive. BS 30. Recheck after 6 oz of oj and 6 sugar packets - BS 28. No order for glucagon, so had to keep on with the oj and sugar. MD was unable to be...
    Jan 12, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. San Jac Uniform Question
    I found some New Balance that filled the requirements and lasted forever. I graduated in '05 and have been wearing them to work since. I think it's finally time for some new ones.
    Jan 4, '07
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  12. Yikes!  Another bad observation at an LTC facility
    I still wonder what happened with the OP situation... How did it all turn out?
    Jan 2, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. San Jacinto College - Applicants
    Congrats kmbridges!!! I didn't realize they had a night ADN program. It would seem that school would be all you would be able to do - study and read during the day, classes and clinicals at night. ...
    Jan 2, '07
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  14. can you be a mom and nurse?
    I have three kids aged 5, 6, and 7 when I started my pre reqs for nursing school. I waited to begin until my baby was in school full time. I was very fortunate during nursing school (I've learned...
    Dec 30, '06
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. does your facility have 8 or 12 hr shifts?
    We have 8's. It used to be 7-3, 3-11, and 11-7. Last Friday it changed to 6-2, 2-10, and 10-6 to provide more staff on site when residents are being awakened and gotten out of bed. My first...
    Dec 3, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. What's your holiday bonus?
    No bonuses except for being able to continue working. Also, if you get lucky, you'll be working when family members of our LTC bring in food for the staff. That's it. Whoopee!!!
    Nov 29, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. boundary violation?
    Our residents have assigned smoking times and our aides take them to an outside location to smoke. If the aide smokes, he/she can bring his/her own and smoke with the residents. Under no...
    Nov 4, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Anybody else hate the time change?
    I do love it in the fall when we "get" an extra hour. Sometimes it doesn't really make a difference in my day, but today, it seems to be significant for some reason. I keep looking at the clock,...
    Oct 29, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. New name - old disorder
    "I have CDO. It's like obsessive-compulsive disorder, only it's in alphabetical order as it should be." Just got my new Readers Digest in the mail and laughed out loud at this one. I always said...
    Oct 18, '06
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. San Jacinto Clinicals??
    It depends on the rotation. Fundamentals, M/S 1&2, and ICU will be at various general area hospitals - Memorial Hermann, Park Plaza, Clear Lake RMC, East Houston RMC, and Bayshore. I'm sure there...
    Oct 18, '06
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  21. San Jacinto College - Applicants
    So, what's the good news??? When do you start? Amy
    Oct 16, '06
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  22. HIPAA violation or not..?
    one, it doesn't depend on what kind of student she is. all nursing students are well versed in hipaa before attending clinicals, as other posters have mentioned. lpn/rn makes no difference in...
    Oct 16, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Heparin injections
    This is how I always gave it. One particular time, my instructor was observing my med pass. I was thrilled when, after the shot was given, the patient asked it I was already done because he hadn't...
    Sep 23, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Question about what you can bring in room with you
    We couldn't even chew gum!!! It helps me to relax and has been proven to stimulate memory (I read somewhere), but it was left in the trash at the door.
    Sep 22, '06
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. Common raise amounts?
    To summarize my current situation, I graduated nursing school in May 2005, passed boards June 2005, and began working part time Sept 2005 at a local LTC facility. Apparently after one years time,...
    Sep 21, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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