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  1. Starting Perioperative Nursing Program in January, Need Advice
    MAYGABUCKS, thanks for info! I will be in that same program January 2014! I am so happy to hear the program was successful for you. I am very excited, can't wait to start.
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Starting Perioperative Nursing Program in January, Need Advice
    Hello All, I am currently an RN with ADN and working in LTC/Post acute care. I am very unhappy doing this type of nursing. Although I enjoy the residents and love giving care, this type of nursing...
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Nurses Share Your Empowering Scriptures :)
    KJV, pg 612, Matthew 28: 18-20: "And Jesus came unto them and spoke saying, " all power is given unto me in Heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore into all nations, baptizing them in the name of the...
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  4. sometimes this is so hard!
    Everyone has given such great support and advice here. I am also a very new nurse (4 months in) working in very busy med surg post acute care facility. I am still feeling so overwhelmed and...
    Dec 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Reports between nurses and CNAs
    At my facility it depends on the nurse who is coming on duty. Most experienced professional CNAs sit in with the nurses as they give report to one another. Other nurses prefer a one on one report...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Is it hard to get a job with an Associates degree in Nursing?
    I have an ASN and it was fairly easy to secure a job in post acute rehab/LTC. However, I planned ahead and started working for the company as a CNA while I was in my last year of school. They hired...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  7. What career did you have before nursing?
    I was a floral designer for 15 years and owned my own business for seven of those years while being a full time mom. I started nursing school at 39 and became an RN at 43. While in school I worked...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. How UTIs affect older patients
    Thank you everyone for your responses. All this information has helped me to understand how UTIs affect older adults. The majority are also women which makes sense because of anatomy. I just...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. How UTIs affect older patients
    Hi everyone, "newby nurse" just have a quick question. After being a nurse for 4 months now at LTC, I have noticed that patients who are exhibiting "changes in mental status" almost always test...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Agitated terminal agitation or a hospice nurse's worst nightmare
    Just wanted to chime in...have been caring for a patient now for over a year. Patient has been growing increasingly aggressive and violent as the months pass by. She kicks, punches, bites, spits...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. Nurses eat their Young
    Leaving notes for other nurses correcting them can easily be misconstrued as condescending. I suggest that you respectfully speak to coworkers directly when you have issues. If the coworker...
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What's the task you like doing most on the job?
    I love wound care, and spending time getting to know my patients (their concerns and feelings, their health history), and assessments.
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. OA vs Rheumatoid arthritis
    I was just diagnosed with RA back in May (crp and sed rate to confirm). It is a genetic autoimmune disease that can affect not only the joints (mainly toes, knees, hips, hands, wrists, shoulders,...
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What is in your opinion the best shift for new nurses to work?
    I am a new nurse (2 months) and work at a post acute/rehab facility. My husband and I thought that the 3pm to 11pm would work out best for us since he leaves for work at 6am and is usually home btw...
    Oct 15, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. helppp, i think i hate nursing
    I understand exactly what you are feeling. I am 2 months into my first nursing job. I've made a medication error, thank goodness it was slight and my patient did not get hurt, but I cried so hard I...
    Oct 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. New Nurse Stressed & Need Advice
    Thank you so much for all your great advice. I really appreciate all of your support. I work at a post acute/rehab nursing facility. We have four floors, 2 med-surg units, 1 cardiac care unit and...
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. New Nurse Stressed & Need Advice
    Hello All, I am a new nurse, just graduated in May and got my license in July, 2011. I started my new job in August. I am having a tough time transitioning from student nurse to registered...
    Oct 3, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. blood pressure spikes and drops, help please
    I agree with previous posters. Just had a patient not too long ago that had normal BP's and VS stable from time of admission (5 days) and one evening on my shift she experienced continuous BP...
    Sep 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Nursing Television Show "HawthoRNe" Cancelled
    No more dramas with nurses!! When I think about my patients and all the "crazy" things we all deal with everyday, I think comedy, comedy, comedy! Who else do you know that can tell the funniest,...
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. what's it like working at a LTC facility ?
    Hi, new to this site but heard so many wonderful things about it. I am currently precepting at a post acute care/rehabilitation facility. We specialyize in cardiac care, ortho, med-surg, and...
    Sep 2, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing

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