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  1. The Patient I Failed
    tragic-all the way around. we can wonder where were the siblings??? this daughter had obv. not made peace somewhere on the road with her mom and felt she could be the woman her mom raised. so sad...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Obese inmate execution??
    this is pushing death with dignity-just a bit. double the execution med according to weight and be done with it.
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Preceptoring a new grad...
    having precepted many...more exhausting than a tough day if u take the responsibility seriously. i found that-depending on the school new nurses graduated-that their self-perceptions could be quite...
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. SIDS Pediatric Code
    incredible experience--may u always remember the power and skill u had and the power and skill god has. when i was getting my master's and had to take a course in death and dying, the instructor-a...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Have you ever witnessed this situation?
    can u say privacy and hepa????
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. 60 visits a week quota ?? sound possible?
    did vna for a few years and our daily quota was 7 pt.s..any more than that-and it was your choice-u got perdiem pay. 60 visits-sounds like an open door for confusion and errors. all u need is to...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. The Little Things....
    as a past d.o.n for long term care facilities----c.n.a.'s are the backbone of each nurse and the facility and are under-appreciated. they are the best:) thank u:)
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. This is a beautiful story....true or not
    look at the nurse responses..then why do people think we are so thick skinned-how did that happen???
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Little Brother
    i cried as i read this-not only for this pt. and all of u, but, for my dad who was diagnosed and passed 4 months later. i cried because of my anger as a daughter and as a nurse. now on the other side...
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  10. I get worried about my career choice....
    that is a tough question. though i am still not old enough to get my-even-early s.s. i do not think based on seeing the economy and the trend health care is going that nursing would be the right...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. The education requirement for nursing is changing
    busy work to pass class time-i wish:) had none of that in my bsn program. leadership nonsense....to think that is nonsense is nonsense. look beyond the class schedule and the cum. booster courses-get...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. The education requirement for nursing is changing
    it is a profession that can hold life and death in it's hands, it is a profession that works with complicated equip., it is a profession that deals with the public more and more-from families to...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Being an ugly nurse
    who is bringing u down???? a good nurse is a good nurse is a good nurse. a smile and soft touch is there to open the door. think better of u and then others will. fyi-if i had a drop dead gorgeous...
    Aug 25, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Advice on other RN specialties/careers due to health problems
    i was a school nurse in mass. alot of walking-to the play ground for falls-if little ones- up and down stairs. if multiple schools-in and our of car...think about that one. and in mass.-u must have a...
    Aug 25, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  15. All you wonderful LPN's
    i was an lpn for a few years before i went for an rn. i went 18 months and to date-with a masters' and a bsn-the best program,teaching staff and hands on experience i ever had. the director of the...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. "Why does a nurse have to go to college?"
    i would stress in many areas of nursing-in and out of a hospital-the nurses' educated call on the situation can save a life or make a life better with intervention. in order to do that-you must be...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. New to nursing field - got fired after 2 months
    so tough for a new nurse. i think you do have to put it on your resume-however-i would write it up as a mutually decided on termination as the ltc facility did not offer me a 3month preceptor-i took...
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Why are Nurses so mean to each other?
    perhaps the mean-ness is actually fatigue, quota responsibility, paperwork and poor staffing. new people anywhere-have to be figured out so to speak-change is tough for some-esp when it just might...
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Help! I really messed up and don't know what to do
    did vna for years and mentored new vna staff-happens all the time. just try to learn your way to do things in an organized manner. i used to have a manila folder for each pt and brought only that in-...
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Do You judge and treat patients differently depending on who they are ?
    by definition-we are judged from the start of time and therefore we judge-BUT- we should be able to separate and give the care and concern we need to. alas, sometimes easier said than done.
    Aug 16, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. "No nurses of color....."
    ridiculous and hurtful. i am not 'of color' but treasure my co-workers and friends that are.perhaps pt. should have been told all blood is red, all tears are salty but-not all people are that rude.
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Trying to re-jumpstart my dream
    hi- abs. do not include your negative experience on your resume. in interview-u can always say something like u were in a personal life situation that took so much of your energy-has resoved and...
    Jun 18, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Can anyone help me understand patient ratios?
    any facility u work in should watch out for satff and pt populations. u may have to find another job in another faclility to save your own sanity and skills. we all develop a short way of doing...
    Jun 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. Trying to re-jumpstart my dream
    hi- abs. do not include your negative experience on your resume. in interview-u can always say something like u were in a personal life situation that took so much of your energy-has resoved and...
    Jun 18, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. My first patient death
    this is soo tough and it is imp for u to have support and vent also. i have been a nurse for many years and this exp will never leave you. think u did great--always remember-death with dignity, give...
    Jun 18, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing


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