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  1. German nurse kills 30 patients
    Read the 'The Good Nurse' by Charles Graeber, which is about Charles Cullen. No one really knows how many people Cullen killed during his 16 year reign of terror. Ultimately the story is one about...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. Sick Call costs
    $5.00 for medical kite;no charge for chronic care disease, no charge for psych, not charged for same issue in 30 days. $1.00 per dose for OTC meds, no one not seen due to lack of $$ on books. I...
    Nov 20, '14
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  3. Drug-seeking in prison?  Rx narcotics?
    Oh my, it is amazing having to have this conversation over and over. Why you can't have your oxy and benzo? Well, you're in jail and we don't allow that medication here. Yes, really. No marijuana...
    Sep 13, '14
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  4. Inmate, Detainee, Patient???
    Our company is changing everything to patient, so I hear. There is a move to shift to saying anything but inmate, offendor, etc. I would think we could even use "resident."
    Sep 8, '14
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  5. Bed Bugs!!!
    I'd be so worried about taking them home to my beds and other stuffed furniture! Don't know much about them, just the scare stories. My grandmother used to tell some stories about them; I guess...
    Jun 16, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. What will happen with all of the ASN programs now BSN is the norm?
    Interesting SuburbsGirl. Please explain what is bad to have a BSN? Not hiring BSN?
    May 13, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  7. Trying to select a program as an older male
    Hi OldNavySS! I retired and entered nursing school for my ADN at age 55! I graduated at age 57, am now working on my BSN and may possibly continue to my MSN. I actually had no plans to get BSN at...
    Mar 27, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  8. WWYD: Caregiver not home at end of shift?
    I have a parent who is sleeping when I arrive. I just write that caregiver unavailable for report, in another room monitoring child with baby monitor. One time parent wanted me to leave child with...
    Mar 27, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. Please explain why a nurse is needed...
    It is a mystery I don't understand. Another thing I don't understand is the attitude the family gets that they will not provide anything for the child unless they can get someone else to pay for it....
    Mar 21, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  10. Craziest PDN/PDN Venting Thread
    My agency will supply the gloves and soap if the client does not.
    Mar 8, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. VENT: other nurses doing things "above and beyond"
    Hey it is a possibility that Nurse Nancy doesn't do those things either but is being told that Nurse Nightowl does them, I work PDN and corrections. Hearing Nurse so and so gives me this or does...
    Feb 17, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  12. Do private duty LVN/LPN ever get a pay raise?
    Yes, the LPNs got a large raise also. We were told it was the result of an employment survey which revealed the dissatisfaction with the current rates. It was pretty surprising!
    Feb 15, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  13. Get your BSN or "Get Out"
    What is happening here is that some of the hospitals have had BSN required for quite some time and have stood by that without wavering. Other hospitals are beginning to say that and issue ultimatums...
    Feb 12, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. APA Rant by RN
    Same here. We're also required to have sources to relate to in our posting, not just spout off all our own experiences and opinions. And if you are using those sources you have to cite in order to...
    Feb 12, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  15. Do private duty LVN/LPN ever get a pay raise?
    All the RNs in my agency just got an across the board HUGE pay raise. Not sure about the I LPNs but I think they got one too.
    Jan 29, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. Good Excuses for Missing Work
    Your angels must have been watching over you when you got that job!!
    Jan 25, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  17. Good Excuses for Missing Work
    This reminds me of my daughter's story of when she was pregnant and worked in a customer call center. The boss came up to counsel her about excessive absences during her pregnancy and she threw up...
    Jan 24, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  18. Anyone working Pediatric Home Care?
    I work for a very good agency and they do hire new graduates. New grads get two days or more of orientation on their cases. Also, our clients are classified by Levels. Level 1 has nothing but a...
    Jan 19, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    These were legitimate excuses from fellow employees: One got her eyelashes dyed and was allergic to the dye. Her eyes were so red and swollen she had to go to the ER. Another got a tattoo, which...
    Jan 19, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  20. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    For all of those whose bosses ask why they are calling off, I will give you the advice my cousin gave me about getting out of any social occasion you don't want to attend: "Tell them you have...
    Jan 19, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. Do you ever feel like you have to defend your position as a PDN?
    Some people and nurses seem to think that anything but acute care in a hospital is not "real" nursing. That's just ignorant. The more you learn about nursing the more you will realize what "real"...
    Jan 9, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. Help, concerned about new job
    My cousin worked in the NICU for years and toward the end of her career she found she was not immune to several diseases in spite of repeated immunization. Turns out she has a problem with her B...
    Jan 9, '14
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  23. Fort Morgan Community College-Long Drive
    I say you should move closer to Fort Morgan if at all possible. I believe there is housing in that area that is more affordable than Denver area. I think this could be a dangerous situation because...
    Jan 9, '14
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  24. worked for one month after graduating
    I'm sorry you had this experience. You were very smart to walk away from that! I think it was very poor planning to throw you onto all those different floors. I think you should have had the...
    Jan 9, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. PSA to our colleagues conducting research on Allnurses
    I never thought of the "articles" as scholarly. I think of them in the same way as entertainment "articles." I classify my time on AN as entertainment or social time. It isn't scholarly time. I...
    Jan 9, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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