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  1. What would help you love your job?
    I love my job, but I would love it even more that instead of the "let me tell you what you need to do..." bullsh*t over a phone call, I would like some actual support in certain instances (ie: drug...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Advice please: Withdrawal of feeding tube
    Oh wow... I agree with all of the above... Talk to the DON, the Medical Director... a health care POA is only viable if the person is not capable of making her own decisions... sounds to me as if she...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. afraid of failing nursing!
    Go talk to a counselor, first and foremost. I handled a home, children and worked weekends while in school... It's doable. Hard, but doable. I went from CNA, to LPN, to ASN to BSN... I had 4 children...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. If you fail a nursing course twice...
    Ours was if you fail two classes, out for three years...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Standard med orders for dyspnea
    If he was alert and oriented, he could have been started with Roxanol 20mg/ml at 5mg q4PRN and titrated up. I think the dose mentioned was a bit overboard, but then again, I don't know the...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. Employer resonsibility?
    Oh my goodness! I would call his Dr, explain the situation and have him sent off immediately!
    Jun 27
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  7. Got written up
    Could be a vindictive co worker, could be an honest mistake. Since you don't remember, state just that along with the patient not knowing what you were talking about.
    Jun 27
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. no luck so far
    Yea, you sound burned out. I understand how you are feeling, but honestly, how do you know where they got their tattoos and piercings? I have a beautiful tat that I received free by a friend, and I...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. Orientation over... Now what?
    Hmm... that's interesting... Is there any one else you can call first thing in the morning?
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Silly nursing license question
    Indiana hasn't sent licenses for a few years now...
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What goes inside a patients or residents medical chart
    TheCommuter is right. There is so much information about the patient in the chart. When I worked and had a few minutes down time, I liked to read up on the folks I was taking care of... to give me a...
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Georgetown University application process
    I applied to Indiana Wesleyan... scared to death... hope I hear something soon... my BSN GPA was pretty good, but overall brought me down some (not serious enough, I guess)... Im sorry you weren't...
    Jun 22
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  13. Indiana Wesleyan online
    Anyone trying to or has been successful in getting into the NP program at Indiana Wesleyan? Tell me your experiences... the good, the bad, the ugly.
    Jun 19
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  14. When do you get Narc orders?
    Anytime one of my patients takes a turn, I get end of life meds ordered. I would rather have them ther and not used than to not have them when they are needed.
    Jan 16
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  15. hospice covered med question
    What is the Cipro treating?
    Jan 16
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. Hospice...hostile and toxic work environment!
    Oh wow... I worked for two years in a small hospice where I was the "target" by the clinical director. Other nurses saw it, I was written up because she said, "I wasn't where I said I was." (She...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. Am I too old to go back?
    I currently have my BSN, and have feeling antsy to go back to school and do something different... I would love to become a NP and work with the elderly. (I'm not much with working with little ones)....
    Jan 11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Laws Regarding Training
    I have been training with this tech pretty much since I started. I meet this person in the morning at whichever hospital our supervisor sends us to (we work acutes) and the tech tells me what I am...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  19. Laws Regarding Training
    I have been told by two other RN's that the dialysis tech (in Indiana) is not supposed to be training me (I am a RN), unless there is another dialysis nurse on the same floor. Not in the hospital,...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  20. Phone Interview with DaVita today
    Be yourself! Explain the situation... Good luck!
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  21. Be a renal nurse and not work a day in your life
    I am still fairly new to the whole process, but I do love my patients... so I voted as being "quite fulfilled"...
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  22. Travel dialysis nursing
    I do too.... So that's what I was thinking... Keep working for Fresenius, just in a different capacity...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  23. Travel dialysis nursing
    I am also looking into traveling... I want to have a bit more experience under my belt first though. I would feel safer (for myself AND my patients). I think I've always been a traveler at heart......
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  24. Not Sure What to Do...Fresenius Nurses?
    Im fairly new to dialysis at Fresenius, but I really like it so far! It changes daily, as to what patients you have or where you are going that day.... its a new adventure every time you walk in the...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  25. Should I look for a new job in this situation?
    I am in agreement here. My manager took me in her office frequently with plans to improve my performance, even though I did (and had been doing) things the way I was taught, and the way the other...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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