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  1. trying to find my niche in nursing....
    Hello, I work in HH as a staff educator for a mid sized agency. I work mainly with nurses new to home care. I have worked full time as a field nurse for about 3 years. I love HH because it...
    Aug 3, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. Getting Your Desired Position 101
    Very good article. I work in staff education and see some horrible resumes from time to time. They really leave a bad impression and leave me to think that if they are this bad in expressing...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  3. Normal Saline Question
    Hello All, I was looking for references regarding the use and storage of normal saline once opened in the home care setting. I know that ns was only "good" for 24hrs in the hospital setting. ...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. Medical Terminology
    Med terminology was my first class for my nursing school pre-requisites. I found it extremely useful. I use the terminology everyday. I'm very surprised when I run into people who never had the...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Why do the unit nurses treat the students like this?!
    Great points. How I wish some of the seasoned nurses I worked with could understand. Why drive people away? These folks will be our coworkers and maybe one day our own nurse. The golden rule still...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. To BSN or not to BSN
    I am in NY, but I have heard much of what you are hearing in CA. Our hospital is interested in BSN prepared nurses. I work in home care and my agency only accepts RN, BSN nurses as well. I had...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  7. Career change...need input and opinions please!
    Sounds like a good deal to me. Sometimes bedside or hospital nursing is not for everyone. Thats the beauty of the profession, theres so many ways you can go. Good luck!
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Hey Everyone, New RN Here!
    Welcome aboard and congratulations on passing your boards! I remember my first weeks on orientation and thought how much I didn't know. Find yourself a mentor on the unit and don't be afraid to ask...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Why do some nurses guess on BP?
    Totally agree! You HAVE to look at the gauge to get your reading. I, too, hate the auto cuffs. Technology is great, but I just never like them. When I teach clinicals at the hospital I always...
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Preceptor Training Program - Home Care
    Hello Everyone, I am a home care RN and MSN student working on my final capstone project. I currently work in Staff Development and am focused on education. For my capstone project, I have...
    Mar 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  11. need help on research paper
    Hi smallboat, Good luck on your degree! I am an RN working for a managed Medicaid insurance company. I work in staff development and train new nurses on our computer system. This includes...
    Mar 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. bedside nursing vs case management pay
    Hi Ria, Welcome to the Profession! Community Health and Case Management are great fields. Because you are a new grad, however, I would recommend that you "get your feet wet" in the hospital...
    Mar 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. The Cultures of Nursing
    Thank you for your observation on the cultures of Nursing. I thoroughly enjoyed your description of that hospital in Scotland.
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Need Helping
    I agree with the previous posts. An LPN program is usually a year and many community colleges offer this program - which has the added benefit of being less expensive than a 4-year college. Many...
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. bedside nursing vs case management pay
    I work in the NYC Metro Area. I worked as a floor nurse for about 1.5yrs following school and went into Home Care. I got tired of all the travel and paperwork and went into Case Management. In my...
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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