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  1. what is an admissions nurse?
    That's what our hospice coordinator does.
    Nov 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Morphine vs Dilaudid vs Oxycodone
    "do you guys know why Dilaudid was d/c and Morphine took place? Morphine was switched to Dilaudid again due to my pt's hypersensitivity to Morphine. But I don't see why Dilaudid was switched to...
    Nov 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. what is an admissions nurse?
    i don't know what this companies job description entails, but where i work they do the admission paperwork/documentation, the initial skin assessment, and ask a few interview questions. that's about...
    Nov 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What are some of your benefits and how good are they?
    ramz i work at the va. another nice perk is that once you're employed at the va you can work at any va in the country with one license. worth looking into! :)
    Nov 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. having to tell your manager you're quitting....the good, bad, and ugly
    I gave my notice about 2 weeks ago. I was so nervous because my boss was new to the unit herself, we just went through an inspection which she was VERY stressed about. So I didn't want to add to her...
    Oct 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Undecided LPN/RN?
    RN for sure... far more opportunities. And BSN if you can swing it. Good Luck!
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Have you ever felt defeated?
    one of my patients gave me this passage from a book to read. it touched my heart and hopefully it will touch yours. :heartbeat you need not fear the future, for i am already there. your future is...
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Drug Calulation Problem
    This is the way I do it when it's not obvious: 0.4cc/1cc * 5mg = 2mg Simplest way I've found.
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What are some of your benefits and how good are they?
    Those do sound bad. Where I work we get: 26 vacation days per year, 8 hours per pay period 13 sick days (which you can accumulate), Double pay for 10 holidays We do have 401K match Salaries...
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. when you cant let it go (long vent after a crappy day)
    I couldn't agree more!! OP: I could have written your post myself! I have only been a nurse 1 1/2 years now and I worry about everything too. Part of it is inexperience and self doubt which will...
    Oct 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Please Help A New Nurse!!!
    If the area of nursing your thinking of applying to prefers/requires ACLS certification it would definitely help. It may even help if they don't because it shows initiative. I just got a new job and...
    Oct 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. To all LTC and ALF staff:  Thank you
    Thank you for the wonderul post. My co-workers and I love our residents and it really is a pleasure taking care of them. But it means a lot to be appreciated for what we do. :up:
    Oct 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Really disappointed with the reality of nursing.
    Nursing, like anything else in life, is what you make of it. If you truly love nursing then stick with it... find that new job/hospital, set limits for yourself and the people around you. I have only...
    Oct 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. "That's why I don't like working with women"
    I forgot to mention women tend to insult other people when they disagree with them. Thanks for reminding me. I have not read "all" the posts here so I have no idea. Not even sure what this...
    Oct 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. "That's why I don't like working with women"
    Women are a pain in the gluteus maximus some times!! They take everything so personally, they don't like to be bossed, they're back stabbing, insecure, and oh don't forget moody! I have never in...
    Oct 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Staff nurses and their bad attitudes
    i have the same problem with the unit i'm on. i work with these day nurses that think they know everything and that the night nurses are incompetent and lazy. they don't think twice about rolling...
    Oct 11, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Anybody really love your job?
    Isabelle... I could not agree more!!! :yeah: My experience thus far is that management is so far removed from that actual work of nursing they can no longer relate to the staff they manage. I'm...
    Oct 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Anybody really love your job?
    Our profession is like any other. You're going to get bad managers, office politics, unhappy employees, etc. The great thing about nursing is you have the option of changing specialties, hospitals,...
    Oct 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Could Inserting a Suppository Do This?
    Thank you for your responses. Deep down I figured it had to be something more significant than my administering the suppository; I was hoping for some reassurance. As a new nurse it really shook me...
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  20. Could Inserting a Suppository Do This?
    Well that was my first inclination too. But I thought that would only slow the heart... not stop it. Especially so abruptly like that. I suppose if your heart is diseased anything is possible.
    Oct 9, '10
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  21. Could Inserting a Suppository Do This?
    This may seem like a stupid question but... When I was a new nurse, about a month out of nursing school, I was caring for a 87 yo Hospice patient. He had an order for a rectal suppository which I was...
    Oct 9, '10
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  22. workplace disorganization, mental torture and bullying
    I began nursing 1 years ago. The unit Im on is so terrible that it consumed my life in the early months. I would worry about things that happened at work 24/7. I would even have nightmares and...
    Oct 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. HELP!!!!  Need to interview CNL
    If you want to find a CNL to interview try your local VA.
    Oct 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. 2 job offers...  now what???
    I would take the job at the VA, hands down. Not only does the VA have great benefits but you can use your current license to practice anywhere in the US once your a federal employee. And you would...
    Oct 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Dreams of Becoming an ER Nurse Fading.
    I would be willing to take an ER position in another hospital and have applied but I haven't gotten any interviews. The way the market is right now only experienced nurses are getting the jobs....
    Sep 19, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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