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  1. I received this email from a professor. I was a little shocked. Opinon?
    Rules is rules, nursing is a profession and asking students to dress accordingly is not anything new. If you are supposed to be in uniform, you should be! If not you have consequences... Email...
    Jan 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Washing patient's hair!!!
    Do you also eat your nursing young???? be nice.
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What are the chances of me being fired?
    Why do you think something will happen? Fall and accidents happen, do they have a zero tolerance and hire only "Perfect" nurses? Relax.
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Can you throw out some career options for the fields i am interested in?
    Education is never a waste is yours one can steal that from you!! :nurse::yeah:
    Dec 10, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. Is it hard to get a job with an Associates degree in Nursing?
    Depends what you want to do and where you live hard to answer. I have an associate degree and Yves gotten every job I ever wanted. I have been a nurse for over 30 years. Do what you need and what...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  6. Odd requests
    Alert, oriented elderly lady in LTC, puts light on, go in to find out what she needs, now mind you she has full use of all of her limbs... she says "please fix my necklace.... I wanted to ask are...
    Dec 3, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Frustrated and need to vent
    There is nothing more irritating than getting yelled at by a doc when the afternoon or day shift has left stat results to be called on midnight shift.... Wowser.... It does happen... received at 5pm...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Is there anything good that being a nurse has taught you???
    I have learned to never be surprised at the human condition, to have patience and respect for each person, because they have their own story behind their situation. I have learned the the youngest...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Which came first?  Chicken v. egg question.
    Have 2 chronic illnesses on top of arthritis it's not easy to cope some days. I liken it to having at least 2 full time jobs on top of your regular 40 hour per week job to earn the money to try to...
    Nov 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. serving alcohol to patients
    When I was working LTC, we had MD orders for alcohol for some residents, wine in particular to help "increase appetite". I have no problem with it.. LTC settings are these peoples homes most likely...
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Questions about abuse...
    Ask them if they feel safe at home. Take cues from there.
    Oct 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Your thoughts/reasons patient is in pain or addicted or what...?
    Amen! and I seriously doubt that, if she has been on it long enough one Vicodin is NOT going to give her a "BUZZ"..... and if it makes her feel better who cares....
    Oct 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How to survive state survey?
    Also if you don't know something just be sure you know where to find the answer, like policies, procedures etc... :)
    Sep 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Controversial new policies at Baylor!!!!
    This is going on in many companies, not just health care related. If you don't comply your insurance copay and cost go up! It is most likely here to stay... more intrusion into one's life by...
    Sep 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. A beautiful thing happened today...
    Thank you for being a loving and caring nurse.
    Sep 18, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Is this in our scope of practice?
    Clean with nail brush soap and water, then file nicely! I would not clip ever. Oh and orange stick to clean is acceptable too...
    Sep 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Patients dying
    Yes, years ago when I was a CNA one lady kept putting on her light, and asking us to close her drapes, we finally closed them all the way and asked her if everything was ok, She said she was ok, but...
    Sep 6, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Ranting!...
    Whoa who pee'd in your Cherrio's ?
    Sep 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. home based triage pay???
    No Lie here... I work for a major Insurance carrier and have been doing telephone triage for 10 years.... do your homework, and research the's out there....
    Sep 3, '11
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing
  20. Multi-state licensure?
    If you can place it on inactive that would be better than letting it lapse. I did that for my Ohio License and all I had to do was turn in the CEU's and pay my money to reactivate. If you Lapse...
    Sep 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. First RN job in a LTC me
    LTC is not the piece of cake some think it will use your skills, you will use critical thinking and you will gain valuable experience. I love it and have never regretted my time working...
    Sep 1, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. I love management!!.....not
    Your family needs you now that's your priority no matter what.... shame on anyone who doesn't get that.
    Sep 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Hipaa violation?
    It sounds like it could be if protected information is transmitted. your Supervisor should see about getting you an in house e mail specifically for this purpose.... I would not trust a gmail...
    Sep 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. NY hospital staff stayed with patients too ill to move during Irene
    Our unsung hero's!
    Aug 30, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. If you won the lottery would you still work in health care?
    NO!! I'd take care of me for a while :)
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion