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  1. Whatever "professionalism" is, it's driving me nuts.
    It is what it is. You either have a place in nursing or you don't. I define it as a "FEEL GOOD" job. If it makes you feel good most of the time.....then it is a good job. The cudoes never come...
    Apr 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Help?  Broken hearted & sad...
    If you are meant to be a nurse, you will be one! Funny thing is, after that...it will never be about you again. It will always be about the pt. So, if you intend to think only about what you want and...
    Mar 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I need some professional advice on this situation
    What did you think nursing would be? I have worked in hospitals and nursing homes. I never knew what it would be like. No matter what job you look for, all will have some of this in it. You have...
    Mar 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I HATE CHANGEOVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    The best way I have seen it done was to have a nurse from each unit come in for a night and just work on Mars. Pay the extra hours and have some one do them! We have tried giving assignments to...
    Mar 12, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. Med pass..rant
    please define the term "charge nurse"? you have someone to help? or just supervise
    Mar 12, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Med pass..rant
    LTC...Long term care= one nurse for 44 pts. You are kidding me?
    Mar 12, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. SALARY QUESTIONS!!!!!!!
    As I said, it is a loaded question. As a nurse in Ohio we had a union, as a nurse in S.C. we do not. But, that aside, I have a friend who has been an LPN and just got her R.N. She thought all the...
    Feb 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. "putting the whole picture together"
    You got thru nursing school, you got thru the test. Now you are on your own! Use what you have learned! If you where a Med student..there would be a time you had to cut into a real pt! NOW IS...
    Feb 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Mistakes at work.
    Best thing I can say......DO NO HARM....and you did none. Some will laugh...by memory of what they have done...or what they have not done yet! After 20 years of nursing..the thing I know best is...
    Feb 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. My back is against the wall... what should i do now?
    Please check out the state laws within your own licensure. What do they say about nurse to pt. ratio? Even here, in S.C. it is 1/44 for a long term/dementia unit. Stay if you have to, but look...
    Feb 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. SALARY QUESTIONS!!!!!!!
    WOW, loaded question....IT DEPENDS..on a lot. We always think we ae worth more than what we are...and it will be defined by how they judge new hires. Keep asking around, but be prepared to start...
    Feb 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. managements new idea for call-lights
    It comes down to One-on-One...they can't offer it, but they want to make it look like they have it! I am all about making my company (hospital, acute care unit) look good, but in the reality of...
    Feb 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Do you personally know someone who has lost his/her license?
    Hard Question! I have known many who come into question and have not been in the line of fire. Others...who have been ..very open...and still not been questioned. I am really sorry to say it may be...
    Jan 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Here's another one for all you unemployed new grads. Get a load of this!
    the nursing shortage is not about the nurses working...it is about the leaders and teachers in nursing! It was never about the one on one nursing! LPN's and RN's with less than a 3 year degree! We...
    Jan 15, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. reason to be here
    This site allowed me to see that I am not alone! I love my job and hate it at the same time! No judgements and a lot of laughter! No edges here..all scopes of practice...best place to be.
    Dec 13, '09
    Forum: allnurses Testimonials
  16. New lpn in need of help!!!!!!
    You need a mentor! If you work alone on this shift..then there are other people working on other units. Ask for help! If you ask and no one helps....then hang around after your shift in the a.m....
    Dec 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Unreasonable family members in the nursing home?
    They all think they are paying for HOTEL HILTON!!!! And when Mom,Dad, Sister,Brother,Child or Friend.....goes home? Who Ans. the call bell then?
    Nov 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. the lpn /rn thing
    As an LPN who is now going for my RN on line (please don't laugh) I know about the world you speak of. I have found my world (long term care-converted to rehab) a very challenging world. I know...
    Nov 18, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. How Old Are You?
    I am 55 years old with 20 some years experience as an LPN. I went back to school at 32..to get my LPN. Now going for my R.N. at 55. I make a good living and can pay all my bills, so why do this?...
    Sep 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. have you ever had a pt that you cant tolerate!???
    Agreed....but when long-term are was started and the powers that be decided the we need this many nurses and this many adies to take care of this many people......they were thinking ."long term...
    Sep 15, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. Venting about BON involvement in DUI
    I have read thru 6 pages of text....and it all come down to personal responsibility! Nothing or no-one changed anything for you. You made a choice. You had a moment in time when you thought it...
    Sep 15, '09
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  22. have you ever had a pt that you cant tolerate!???
    WOW.. We have both long-term care and short term rehab-acute care. Before you all start laughing...Yep! one side of the facility is long term care and the otherside is rehab-acute care! Yes we take...
    Sep 15, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Worrying about what may or may not happen as LVN
    You already know what to do! Just do what you are taught. I know you do not believe this, but just keep going! You will do great and no matter how you feel about co-workers.....just do what you...
    Aug 22, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. What does State look for?
    "STATE" will look for "text book". You already know how to do that. Just do everything by the book. That sounds hard, but it is not. Do what you have been taught. One thing to remember. If you...
    Aug 22, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. If at first you donít succeed, add another drug ... or two
    I am not on the front line......but I see this every day. Acutecare/rehab. Multiple drugs with multiple side effects. Admits with over 30 meds. is more than usual. The pt. and family usually have...
    Aug 22, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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