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  1. The math doesn't add up
    When my then-13 year old received his thank you card, his reaction was along the following: "Thank you for getting appendicitis, have your incompetent ER nurse miss my veins, and getting emergency...
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I'm not a nurse but hope to be one day and I have some questions for you all.
    Have you considered looking into if ant community colleges in your area have agreements with 4-year colleges as far as transferring? Where I'm at, the local CCs have it set up so that the vast...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  3. Does anyone like night shift?
    I love love love my night shifts! I was a wreck when I worked days. Getting up with (or even before) the birds is just not right, I'm sure there's several natural laws that breaks. Plus all the...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Breastfeeding and 12 hour shifts...
    I breastfed my oldest until he was 10 months old while doing LPN school full time & working nites. He did fine with formula every once in a while so my supply waxing and waning a little wasn't a big...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Can I include my parents in my health benefits at the hospital?
    The only way to know for certain is to ask your HR dept. Be sure that you speak to someone who specifically deals with insurance benefits. I was able to get my hubby and step-kids on my insurance...
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Primary Nursing is for the BIRDS
    In my neck of the woods, "primary nursing" means no techs...so the nurse does all with no real assistance. ALL of the ADLs, code browns, feeding, blood draws, I & O's etc. on top of nursing duties. ...
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Head Lice - Protocol at camp
    I don't have anything to offer as far as the camp situation specifically...but I do know a remedy for lice that nearly always clears the nasty buggers the first time. I have no idea if you could use...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  8. Nursing school + working - WWYD?
    You're going to need to have a frank discussion with your hubby about expectations. I work full time (3 12's) and am in a bridge program. We're scraping by with hubby being a SAHD. He and the kids...
    Jul 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Fainting... so dramatic
    As far as the *dramatic* fainting goes.. We had a patient who was apparently the matriarch of her family who was expected to pass any time. While her approximately 40 family members (no...
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Fainting... so dramatic
    On my first day of first grade, I fell during recess and split my chin open. Even at that young age I knew my Mom could not handle the sight of blood. We were at the urgent care, and she insisted...
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Whats the point of a LPN license
    Because I couldn't support my family at my job at the time and couldn't afford to be in school for that long or wait the yearsit would take to get into the RN program. Also, I've only worked acute...
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. something to think about
    For years I've tried to use the mantra "There are others worse off than I" to put things in perspective. My cancer patient's family is being needy and demanding...deep breaths and be glad it's not...
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Shift Work Disorder
    I've often wondered if those of us who are "natural" night owls see less of the health detriment long term than those who fight to adjust. I do nights at work (3 in a row) but then have to bounce to...
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  14. LPNs: Myths and Misconceptions (Part III)
    Sadly, in my area at least, LPNs are no longer found in most hospitals...I was one of the lucky ones who was "grandfathered" in at my facility and able to keep working acute care while working...
    Jul 6, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. Need input from NIGHT SHIFT nurses
    Night shift friendly thing my unit has done.. It used to be that nights was solely responsible for the weekly or semi-weekly stuff..wound measurements and photography & central line dressing...
    Jul 6, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. Need input from NIGHT SHIFT nurses
    A thousand times "Yes!" to the above! Also, nights (at my current place under current management) is expected to run short staffed if days was over to "make up for it" in the budget. Days does...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  17. Really don't understand the mystery of LPNs not able being able to do certain things
    I don't think the OP was aiming towards all the critical thinking, education, etc that many of the responses have been, instead more of a head-scratching at the whims of BONs (at least that's how I...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. Thanks, Commuter!
    Long time fan here as well. :) I am especially enjoying the articles about LPNs. Very well written, enough so to give me hope that some minds may be changed by them.
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Really don't understand the mystery of LPNs not able being able to do certain things
    I think the BON threw a bunch of different papers with nursing activities in a hat and randomly drew a few out. It's the only logical explanation. I can titrate a cardiac drip, but can get my...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. LPNs: Myths and Misconceptions (Part II)
    I've been a LPN for 12 years now, all of them in acute care (the last eight woring tele in a large community hospital). I'm one of the go-to people when the crap hits the fan, despite my lack of...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. This is the "new" policy..denied admission based on low compass math score
    Does your local school district offer math classes for aduts? I don't know what all the TEAS involves, so not sure it would help. My kids' school district offers "brush up" classes for returning...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Dressing question
    Gotta love those vague doctor orders, don't cha? We have one who's famous for saying "I don't do wound care..do whatever you want." I'm always tempted to put that as an official order, but we all...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. My classmates dropping like flies???
    I think because the nursing curriculum is so structured we notice it more as well. I can't think of many otger programs (especially at the associate's level) where classes MUST be taken in a...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Share your tips please
    Talk to your OB about how to keep up your suply...mine had me take Fenugreek supplements and eat oatmeal. Not sure if it actually helped, but I managed to exclusively breastfeed for nine months and...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Post-code debriefing?!
    We've never had any where I work at either. It might help if you talked to one of your chaplains...they're there for you too if you need them.
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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