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  1. Lynda Van Devanter - A True Hero
    Another good read, although not Vietnam era is "And If I Perish: Frontline Army Nurses of World War II". I read this for my BSN bridge program. It told stories that would make one's skin crawl,...
    Sep 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Best way to get into NICU?
    I don't know about those 2 specific certifications, but most require a certain amount of time in the area of certification. If this is not the case for these and you can afford them/have the time to...
    Aug 28
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Do you "tell" Facebook where you work?
    I only have FB due to craft sites. Other than that, I stay away from that stuff like the plague! If I want people to know my life, I will type up a statement, press "print" and post around work. ...
    Aug 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. New nurse just doing screening, frustrated!
    Me​ too!
    Apr 8
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Is lying the new norm?
    Amen, thats why I gather my things and leave. I'm just shocked because its so blastant AND has happened more than once!
    Apr 8
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. Is lying the new norm?
    Its bad considering that I'm about 45 min-1hr away from everywhere. I even specifically ask before going after the first incident. The lady yesterday grabbed my arm and tried to force me back into...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. Is lying the new norm?
    I have applied for a couple of DON positions at local home health companies and have been called for interviews. At 3 of the interviews, I find out that the DON position doesn't exist, they are just...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
    Awesome and amazing! Congrats to you and your team. You are all lucky to have each other
    Mar 30
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Launch of New Responsive Mobile Design
    I like it!
    Mar 17
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  10. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    what did her regular preceptor have to say?
    Mar 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How to become a case manager
    Where I live, no insurance or other CM jobs exist, except in hospitals, and they hire internally only. I don't like acute so that leaves me out of something that I think would be a great fit for me
    Mar 7
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  12. Are you good at charting in "real time?"
    LTC, still doing paper, slowly integrating to computers, supposedly by end of year
    Mar 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Nurses and 12-Hour Shifts - How to Make the Best of Them
    If my 12s were only 3 a wk, it would be great. But we currently go 4-6 shifts a wk. Just hired some nurses though. Hopefully will get better soon...3 nights as wek would be amazing. Now if we can...
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. med pass
    Depends on the shift, too. I work nights, know residents pretty well, generally good communication. Takes me usually 2 hrs if no major issues arise during the pass. I have 23-25 at any given time,...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Resentment Will Destroy You
    Beautifully written
    Mar 1
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. Hospital or Nursing Home?!
    Keep the prn option open. Look to see what hospital offerings there are for new grads in your area. There may not be many, or there may be some. Scope out your options before you make a limiting...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. Too much snow! Getting to work late again.
    My facility does this as well. I have a nice air mattress with blankets etc in my trunk for emergencies. Not perfect, but I won't die getting to work or going home if I can help it. Ice storm...
    Mar 1
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  18. I am a good nurse, just in a bad rut that I so badly want to get out of
    I can afford to do 3 nights a week easy! We are just down a few nurses so we are being scheduled that way right now. 1 nurse to come back from 3 week vacation next week (she's foreign, went to...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  19. Unemployed New Nurses Would Be Wise To Remember These Equations
    You hit the nail right on the head! None of these jobs are beneath anyone, they establish a work history + they pay. Good luck recent and future grads!
    Feb 25
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  20. I am a good nurse, just in a bad rut that I so badly want to get out of
    I'm in a rut, too, but thankfully, 2 docs say not depression or any other mental health issues. It is rest/sleep for me. I am working 4-6 12 hr nocs/wk. So run down, but nowhere else in town hiring...
    Feb 25
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. The Top 10 Things I Loved About Nursing
    As of late, I've been so burnt out due to horrible scheduling where I work. Thanks for reminding me why I love this career!
    Feb 22
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  22. Show Me the Money
    Delicate Flower, working that much can definitely take its toll on your passion for life. I work 12 hr night shifts, 4-6 a week. Not by choice, but due to the fact no one wants to apply where I...
    Feb 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    I agree, it's not always about money, sometimes it's patient care, sometimes better conditions, hours, or ratios. Nurses ( RNs and LPNs) need to start thinking about all aspects of our practice if...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  24. Sutter Health - Union needed?
    Facilities of all types, sizes, and locations had best start listening to their employees. I think it sounds like for healthcare, esp nursing, unions are coming back in a big way. I hope the unions...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  25. Resident abuse on cna on the uprise?
    Good luck JJ. Most facilities will hopefully turn around from this mentality soon. You can only have so many staff injured and/or quit before you get as bad name as a facility
    Feb 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing