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  1. Nurses' Unions
    Studies have shown time and again that institutions with unions have better patient outcomes (and isn't that the most important thing!?!) and more satisfied nurses. Read history and you'll see what...
    Nov 27, '07
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  2. Letting CNA pass your meds, bad idea?
    Just think of 3 "strikes" as 3 dead pts... it changes your perspective...
    Oct 18, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Is 26 too old to go back to school?
    I went back to nursing school in my mid 40s. I was unhappy with my career and needed a change -- and nursing was it. Never let anyone tell you you are too old. 26 is a baby! Lets say you stay in your...
    Oct 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How many people actually have PDA's?
    I used one in clinicals all thru school. I found it very helpful. I had several things loaded. I used Davis' Drug Guide most frequently. I noticed more and more students/RNs/Docs/PAs using PDAs. For...
    Aug 8, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Am I a loser? I couldn't keep up....
    you are not a loser. the loser is the nurse that didn't help. the bottom line is teamwork that yields quality patient care.
    Apr 19, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. How many pregnancies are too many?
    It is a completely personal (you and hubby) decision. I don't know about your health but that should weigh in. What about your ability to care for and love future children? How would additional...
    Apr 19, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Nursing school vs. nursing shortage
    I'm a very-soon-to-be-graduate from Phillips Beth Israel SON in NYC. I was one of 100 or so selected out of over 700 applicant 2 yrs ago. Our attrition rate is very low -- nowhere near the 50% you...
    Apr 19, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Diabetic Pet Peeves
    You may have rebounded from a BG that crashed (you ate little all day). There's probably some website for carb counting. Your local bookstaore proably has something on carb counting. You may want...
    Mar 16, '06
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  9. Diabetic Pet Peeves
    I imagine its possible for type 2's to use a pump (like in pregnancy when oral meds are contraindicated) but I suspect the insurance companies don't like it. The pump is expensive ($5000) and there...
    Mar 16, '06
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  10. Diabetic Pet Peeves
    I'm a student nurse (just a few months and the NCLEX away from RN) and I use a pump. The RNs I've encountered are always curious about my pump. I have found it reassuring to find that experienced RNs...
    Mar 16, '06
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  11. Meds you hate to give....
    Prevacid via peg tube. Those little hyprophobic balls never go down. Why they don't use a liquid substittue in my hospital baffles all.
    Jan 5, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Religion Needed to be a Good Nurse?
    So God looks down on my Associates Degree? Uh-Oh.:)
    Nov 4, '05
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  13. Teacher pulls out insulin pump
    Clearly, the teacher should have been disciplined. As for the child, I don't understand why it took all weekend to regain(?) BG control (was it under control in the first place?). I'm a "pumper" and...
    Oct 22, '05
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Poll: Male Nurses in the OB? Ok or No Way???
    On a related topic: I'm a nursing student in my final year of school. This past summer I worked in our local VA hospital. I was trained in and had done many EKGs. For obvious reasons all my pts were...
    Oct 5, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Suits to scrubs: Professionals turn to new careers in nursing
    I'm a suit to scrubs nursing student in an AD program. Its 2 years but many people take a 3 year track to get the bio, chem, etc. pre-reqs done. Fortunately for me (and many of my fellow 2nd career...
    Sep 20, '05
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. New Male Nursing Student in NYC
    Welcome, Richard! I'm a male nursing student at PBISN (you'll never be spelling out the whole title) entering my last year. Some things about the school: If you are taking A & P (you probably...
    Jul 22, '05
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  17. what should i do while waiting?
    I took an EMT-Basic course. I was out of school for awhile so it helped ease me back into academia and some of the stuff I learned helped a little in various classes (plus you may be able to pick up...
    Jul 22, '05
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  18. Weeding out of nursing students
    don't say things like "..a seasoned nurse or even an md". drs don't do nursing and they're not our bosses. nursing is its own profession. we work with drs (and nutritionists, pts, ots, etc.). sorry,...
    Jul 22, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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