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  1. When do they get a return on investment?
    I retire in 23 days. Once in my career I had a job that I knew from day 11 of orientation (my first day actually on the unit) was not a "fit" for me. So I went to the charge nurse and told her. I...
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. HELP!!!"How do I make Lemonade out of this Nursing Profession?"
    One area of nursing that requires little hands-on care is Psychiatric nursing. Lots of talking/listening, and occasional medication administration, but mostly just using your communication skills.
    Jul 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  3. "Loosing" my license
    This thread piqued my interest, so I went to my BON website to see how many people lose their license in Alabama, a relatively small-populated state. WOW!! I was surprised. The BON meets every...
    Jul 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Obamacare Survives, Supreme Court Rescues ‘Big Health’
    I wish everyone would quit comparing health insurance to automobile insurance. In the USA we are required to carry auto LIABILITY insurance. This is to pay for the OTHER car, in case we're in an...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  5. Once again.....I'm a "nurse".....
    Thanks! I too am an RN of over 40 years, and I'm thinking, like you, it's more of an ethical question. I do know that someone can't apply for an RN job without an RN license, or an LPN job without an...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Once again.....I'm a "nurse".....
    I was wondering something... Several people have said that "nurse" is a "protected title" in their states. I'm not sure if it is in Alabama or not, but RubyVee (I think) said that her venipuncturist...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Being Naked Where I Work:  A Nurse With Cancer
    I too was nekkid in my facility for a vaginal hysterectomy. With the our best MD, best anesthetist, and best nurses, I made it through the process, and it didn't even feel like an "ordeal"! My...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Southern Nurses Better Off Than The Rest?
    I'm in Alabama. It's a Right-to-Work state. I've lived and worked as an RN here for 20 plus years, at 4 different hospitals and 2 different home health agencies. I've never even heard of a union for...
    May 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. Advice from someone who hires
    Well yes, I'm old. And yes, I'm old-fashioned. But yes, I did hire for both a Home Health Agency and a LTC before I landed this piece of cake job to breeze into my retirement. Some of the "deal...
    Apr 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  10. Sorry Nurse Recruiters/Nurse Managers!
    That's exactly what I was going to say!
    Apr 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  11. Easy job??
    In the "home health" business, shift work is usually not called "home health"... it is usually called "private duty". And let me clarify: I'm no longer a home health nurse. I did love the...
    Apr 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Easy job??
    i just have to vent a bit here... i read a lot of allnurses posts, and i see a recurrent theme regarding home health nursing. sometimes it's regarding nurses who couldn't "cut it" in hospital...
    Apr 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. FINAL WRITTEN WARNING, first ever med error
    I lived and worked in a large urban hospital in Texas in the 1990s. I was "counseled" because the mother of my 2-year-old patient complained that I wouldn't let the child have water before she went...
    Mar 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Top three patient complaints?
    Probably not. I see the same thing.
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. If I see one more post titled....
    OMG!! Best thread evah!! Thank you ALL!!!
    Oct 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. My Nursing Career In Six Words
    Reading "No I don't just wipe asses" made me think of my personal 6-word message, which (sadly) is: Nursing Is Mostly Just Kissing Asses
    Aug 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. The "perfect" job...aimed at students & new grads
    Yep!! You might want to narrow your list down to one or two that are REALLY important. I doubt you will find more than that many in one place... Unless, of course, there happens to be a workplace...
    Aug 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. The Top Three AN Red Herrings
    HAHAHAHA!!!! Yep. Good one :yeah:
    Jun 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. second thoughts
    Hmmm... you've been fired from numerous jobs?? Why? If it's for absences/call-ins, then nursing isn't for you. If it's because you don't get along with bosses, or with coworkers, then nursing isn't...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. need more responses to my survey: Staffing adequacy
    I did it too. And yes, the second part was quite confusing. Wish it hadn't pertained to JUST my last shift worked. My last shift didn't happen to be a "typical" shift for me, so my answers would...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I cannot work there!
    No-brainer. Move on!
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Overworked nurse
    Thanks for this posting. Ironically hysterical!!!
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. might be a stupid question...(job related)
    Of course, this is situational, but I'm gonna give my 2 Cents: First, you've worked at your present per diem job what... 2 months? Hardly enough for a reference... Second, the work you do in...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Mixed Emotions About Nsg School
    Well, I have to say I don't know what it's like to be in nursing school and have young children. I finished before I had my children (who are now 27 and 30). I WILL say this, though: While I love...
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Medical words that make you cringe.
    yeppers! I usually do OK with words (except smegma and purulent)... it's odors that make me gag. Infected, draining pressure ulcers, a GI bleed, and pseudomonas... all odors I have to drag out the...
    Mar 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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