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  1. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    I've been a nurse since before Daisy my cat was born. I've been a nurse since before my favorite team went to the Final Four in '05. I've been a nurse since before smart phones. Before Obama was...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I used to love home health..
    Sounds an awful lot like where I work, which is why I'm getting the heck up out of there.
    Aug 2
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. I quit my Home Health Nursing job!
    I really wish I could quit my job. Unfortunately I'm the breadwinner. I feel like my choice at this point is: keep living like this, because it really has become my whole life... or go back to...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. How long have you been at your current facility?
    Almost 11 months. I've been a nurse for 11 years and have worked for about 8 companies so I'm a chronic job hopper... not always by choice unfortunately. :( I'm very hopeful that in the next few...
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. leaving HH... am I doing the right thing?
    I've read so much about people in here who love HH so much... heck I work with people who love HH... I loved it at first too, but in almost a year that has really changed. I am required to see at...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. Time spent on charting
    Wow my day generally consists of 7 to 8 visits, usually at least two of them are oasis visits, one of them may be a SOC. A SOC does not bring my visit number down. Whomever works for the company...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. Declining new patient soc
    You did the right thing. Kudos to you. I don't envy you. One good thing about my HH agency is that we do not see peds and I am glad.
    Jul 17
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. home or back to the office?
    We have to go in in the morning, but we get to go home after seeing all of our patients.
    Jun 17
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. is it nurse's week?
    Well, right now I love my patients and I love what I do so much that it doesn't bother me that much, my company not acknowledging nurses week. I've just worked for companies that have done so much...
    May 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I was fired today
    I'm so sorry. I am the breadwinner and I've been fired twice. I now have a, well, pretty good job that pays well. You will be fine, keep your head up. Nursing is a very very hard job and...
    May 5
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. if you hate nursing, what would you rather do instead?
    I have given up... hating nursing. :) After 11 years I have come to realize that I'm kinda stuck. But, I've always wanted to do something artistic; write children's books, be a cartoonist. I...
    May 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. is it nurse's week?
    I saw an old coworker of mine post "happy nurses week!", on Facebook, addressed to other former coworkers. I'm just interested to see if my company even bothers to acknowledge nurses week. I like...
    May 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Unrestrained pittbull
    I agree, I feel like it is certainly reasonable to ask the patient to restrain their dog, especially a dog as territorial as the pit bull. Most of my patients' dogs are delightful but I dread...
    May 2
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. please outline for me, a "good" home health agency
    I have no real flexibility. I'm expected in the office at 8am sharp every day. I'd like to find a better company but don't know where to look.
    Apr 29
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. please outline for me, a "good" home health agency
    It doesn't seem like I really have the option to get my patients independent; my company keeps them as long as possible and we have little to no real input as to who to keep and who to ask for...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. please outline for me, a "good" home health agency
    ... because I'm so new to home health.... I'm not sure if the home health agency that I want really exists. I have discovered that I truly love love LOVE home health. I love being a field nurse...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  17. home health nurse, feeling burned out, depressed
    Okay so when I started doing this I loved it... long story short, I've grown to hate it. I work on average, 10-11 hours a day, five days a week. I rarely ever get a real break. When I get off...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. Do you have both nursing home and home health experience?
    It's rather hard to compare the two. =) I guess I'll just say, I've worked nursing home and home health and hands down, no question, I prefer home health.
    Mar 3
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  19. When the weather gets really bad.....do you still go out and see patients?
    Well, if we call in on a day that the agency has decided to stay open.. it's counted as a call-in just like any other call in. So I guess unless the whole agency closes due to weather, we really...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  20. Morehead University in Kentucky
    I didn't go there for my nursing degree... having said that, I LOVED it there!!! It was a bit of a culture shock at first, being from a big city... it's a small, small town. But, I absolutely...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  21. Would you consider a company car a HIPAA violation
    You know, I work in some pretty bad neighborhoods and I have not had anyone accost me. Of course, I've only been doing this for almost six months now, plus the bad neighborhoods in the city I work...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. What bag/attire/organization???
    Oh yeah, sometimes when I'm on call I'll just wear whatever; a pair of jeans and a shirt. I usually throw my lab jacket on over top of my clothes, though.
    Jan 25
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. What bag/attire/organization???
    We are required to wear Royal Blue scrubs. I would never wear any of my good clothes into some of my houses. :no: We are assigned bags, Royal Blue bags to match our scrubs. Some houses I do NOT...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  24. What do you love/hate about home health nursing?
    Well, I've been doing home health now for about 4 months. I LOVED it at first, but in the past couple of months I've had a bit of a love hate relationship with this job. My input: Pros: I...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  25. Getting a meal break
    I'd just as soon eat alone, myself..
    Jan 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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