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  1. Has anyone worked or heard of Brightstar?
    I have worked for several different BrightStar offices. Most positions are prn or part-time. I've never been asked to have anything done before an interview. My experience is the better the office...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. Home health to CM?
    What you have heard is correct. They are totally different types of CM. Instead of working in the field and interacting with patients in person, providing hands-on nursing care and education, I now...
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  3. Paramedics rank higher than LPNs?
    What is a MICN and a PHRN?
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. VA clinic
    Nursing school emphasizes hospital employment, but there are so many other places to work. I work for a physicians' group M-F 830a-530p with no nights, weekends or holidays. I don't think I'll ever...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  5. BrightStar Home Health Care- thoughts??
    I have worked PRN for a BrightStar office in my city for about 9 months now and have had only one bad experience. I started off doing patient assessments for long-term health care companies, then...
    Aug 11, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. Do you regret clinic nursing?
    Sounds like a fabulous environment to work in. I'm just curious, what state were you in?
    Jul 22, '10
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  7. What to wear to job interview?
    I never wear scrubs to an interview! It is best to wear a professional outfit, like slacks and a blouse or a business suit (ex. something you would wear to church). This makes you look professional...
    Jul 20, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Are You a Member of the allnurses.com Grammar Police?
    I have heard this many times spoken by educated professionals. In my experience, those who say "on yesterday" or "on today" are members of a certain race. It bothers me, too, and I've always...
    Jul 20, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. Can a home health nurse specialize in neurology?
    Some home health agencies have psych nurses and some don't. It just depends on the agency whether or not you'd get to see psych pts. Also, in my experience, home health agencies specialize in...
    Jul 19, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. recerting too many times
    NRSKarenRN...Thank you for posting this information! :)
    Jul 19, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. 60-day recert calendar
    How much did the wheel cost? It reminds me of the pregnancy wheel, that OBs use to determine due date.
    Jul 19, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. Are You a Member of the allnurses.com Grammar Police?
    The one that bothers me the most is when someone says, "Where are you at"? Also, I'm not sure it's really grammar, but saying, "My bad" makes people sound stupid! Can't they just say, "oops"?
    Jul 13, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. Are You a Member of the allnurses.com Grammar Police?
    Interesting! I did not know that it was different. Thanks for sharing!
    Jul 13, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. If you are a parent, what type of schedule do you like having?
    Right out of school, I worked 7p -7a three shifts a week. After getting adjusted, I enjoyed night shift. Like someone else said, there is less traffic, no dietary, less visitors and mist patients...
    Jun 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Do your family members "get it"?
    As a former night-shift worker, I can relate to people waking you up. The worst part is the solicitors (phone and door). Put a "DO NOT DISTURB....SLEEPING" sign on the door and turn off the phone. ...
    Jun 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What is the purpose of requiring white shoes?
    REALLY??? The only time we had to wear all white was in nursing school...and that was within the last 5 years. Most hospitals in my area are color coded by job (i.e. nurses = royal blue scrubs,...
    Jun 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Patient Frequencies
    It is set up like this... The first # is the number of visits per week. The second # is the # of weeks you are doing that # of visits. Example: 3wk1 = 3 times a week for 1 week. A...
    Jun 25, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. Boston Med-new TV show, will you be watching?
    I never heard about it but saw it on tv tonight. Unfortunately, I only saw the last few minutes, but it looked realistic, and not like a "reality show". It's something I will watch again.
    Jun 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How long it took you to complete your first few admissions?
    When I first started in home health, it took me about 4-6 hours to complete a computer-based admission, which included visit time. This was due to the length of the admission "paperwork" and the...
    Jun 21, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  20. Reducing Test Taking Anxiety
    The only thing that really helped me beat test anxiety was hypnosis. Try it!
    Jun 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Best app's?
    I have an iPhone and just got ICD-9 Pocket, ipharmacyFREE, iconnect-NE. These are all free apps. The iconnect-NE is for storing patient contact info/notes/pictures/etc.
    Jun 19, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. Have you ever felt unsafe while in HH?
    WOW! I am shocked at some of the posts I just read. Erroridiot- I can't believe how much you've been through! You are truly brave to continue to work in HH with such experiences. The worst...
    Jun 19, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. To nurses, do you wonder what might have been if you became a doctor?
    At one time, I did think that if I had realized I wanted to be in the medical field at an earlier age, I might have gone to medical school. Not because of the perception of being a doctor/nurse but...
    Jun 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How many times do you try to start an IV before calling in reinforcements?
    Usually I try 2x then ask someone else to try. If the patient tell me beforehand that they are a hard stick or have rolling veins, I may only try once before enlisting help. As a patient, I would...
    Jun 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. If you graduated between 2008 and 2009,how long did it take to find a job ?
    I graduated in May 2008. I received a job offer in March 2008 and started as a GN intern June 5. Received passing NCLEX results June 26, 2008. Twinpumpkin (TX)
    Jun 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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