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  1. Transgender Nurses - experiences/opinions
    It's all going to depend on where you live. Where I'm from it wouldn't be first page news to say the least. Here, no one cares as long as your real. I thought all this bull about LBGT went out a long...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Resignation Letter Question
    4 weeks notice as recommended by ANA for professional nurses; FYI. Other advice is very good. Good luck to you.
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  3. Are research nurses considered authors of papers?
    Why in the world wouldn't your paper be published under your name if you wrote it? Go small at first. Pick something that you think is worth publishing and submit for review. Some people write like...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Research Nursing
  4. What constitutes "comfort care" at your hospital?
    Comfort care is always discussed with the family as usually it means that someone is passing on. A DNR is initiated and I will usually recommend O2 prn, suction prn, pain/comfort/antipyretic meds...
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Wrong patient. Wrong narcotic.
    Doesn't the system you document the meds in have a protocol for where the patch was placed on the patient initially and each time it's changed (to avoid placing multiple patches and also to not keep...
    Mar 31
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  6. Wrong patient. Wrong narcotic.
    How did this nurse "order" another patch under that patient's name when they never had an order to begin with? Also, with narcs you can't "order" patches willy nilly; they must show the Rx that they...
    Mar 29
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  7. OHSU Ashland & RCC Fall 2014 Applicants
    Yes...that's the one. I know if I was told to wear formal to an interview I would feel real silly showing up in tails.
    Mar 29
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  8. OHSU Ashland & RCC Fall 2014 Applicants
    I've been thinking about this "formal dress" and I would take my q from the picture on the mock interview pic. She's wearing business attire (IMO) and I think that a nice suit qualifies for formal....
    Mar 28
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  9. Narc count
    ooh....this is why I was stern with you about the narc count. It's very serious business. I hope the investigation takes into account you are the one who pointed the finger (so to speak) aren't you?...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. Mistakes are Inevitable: No one is perfect.
    Great post! This brings to light something that was drilled into my head by a professor at my school. If you have to break open or use several vials, pills, whatever it is, you're probably making a...
    Mar 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Narc count
    It's a problem. I don't want anyone counting my narcs...period. It's true, I don't trust anyone with the narcs but myself (been there, done that). The problem is, you haven't done anything to get...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. 3rd shift nursing assessments
    You need to assess your patient head to toe q shift. It's the hospital, not their home, they expect that someone is going to check on them at night IMO. You don't have to wake them up to look at a...
    Mar 23
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. OHSU Ashland & RCC Fall 2014 Applicants
    To tell you the truth, I don't know about the same outfit thing. I would research it online and take advice from the others. Something suit type, navy blue (grays are nice), skirt or pants suit type;...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  14. OHSU Ashland & RCC Fall 2014 Applicants
    OK ladies; when you get into OHSU please feel free to contact me about any concerns you have with the program or the professors. I know them all very well and can give you insight into things. Be...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  15. OHSU Ashland & RCC Fall 2014 Applicants
    I graduated from OHSU Ashland campus in 95'. I had a few girlfriends who put in their apps to RCC as well as OHSU. The ones who applied to RCC never heard from them...just saying, don't hold your...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  16. RN with a misdemeanor
    If you have no money to clean up your name get a pardon from the state you have made the offenses. I had a DUI in 1982, it was simple; had 2 beers blew right over the limit; no excuse...anyway, since...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  17. You're Hired!......Then......
    I've never heard of wait listing; is that something that is routine; how long has it been around? What's next...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  18. Wound Nurse Workload in SNF's "We'll let the wound nurse know"
    It seems that is doesn't matter what the house load is that most places have 1 wound nurse if that. I was put in charge of doing the wound care team thing at one place. The wounds are more involved...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  19. Surveyor: The First Week
    Don't forget to advocate for the nurses as well...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. LTC is making me hate nursing!!!
    There are LTC facilities out there that are good to work for but unfortunately they are exceedingly few and far between. I, in fact, worked for one. When I went in for the interview I was skeptical...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. General question
    Yes, it's nice to have a driver but when cultural differences are so great I want all nurses from the United States to not romantise it too much. That means your freedom to drive isn't just cut off...
    Dec 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. General question
    Are you allowed to drive a car?
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Terminating
    May not be your first rodeo but is it the first time you have directly fired someone? If you've fired people before it then sounds like guilt. Either way it's like anything else...let it eat at you...
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  24. Fired from my first nursing job, before one year
    Well, I can say I told you so. I mean the reaction you got from the other members on this site. You say don't take your expert self as arrogant but that's exactly how your post comes across. I'm...
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. how are med passes possible on time?!?!?
    Look up all the old threads on this site about the nurses who have the time machine... You think the noc shift is something; try doing that med pass during the day. I promise you your dropped jaw...
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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