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  1. Uncomfortable waistline
    You can also buy the appropriate width elastic and feed it through the drawstring casing with a safety pin, stitch the ends to gether and you're good. If you're careful you can thread it behind the...
    Jul 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Working RNs and the CNA are to blame for new graduate RN program shortages .
    Considering the OP's location I think CNA is referring to the California Nurse's Asociation. Upper management usually blames all they can on unions.
    Jun 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Michigan License?
    on their main page: lara - nursing near the top of the page is the sub-section "nurse licensing forms and applications" the 8th thing on the list is the lpn & rn endorsement packet. that is all the...
    Jun 16, '12
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  4. Background checks for parents
    Most of your points of concern would be discovered in a routine background check. And it's doubtful at least in my area of experience that a RSO would be in a household with a child, Level 2 & 3...
    Jun 16, '12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  5. Narcotics
    Changing a leaky cath isn't life or death, it can wait 10 minutes. I'd have finished pulling the last couple of meds, given them, then changed the cath.
    Jun 4, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. BSN program for $18,000... does it exist??
    Assuming he already has his RN: Linfield is a brick & mortar school with an online RN to BSN, it cost me around $12,000. It's located 140 miles from Madigan Army Med Center. (If it matters/helps...
    Jun 4, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  7. Least painful injection site
    And from this patient's perspective I'd rather have a more painful injection in a safer site. I've experienced nerve irritation from a DG injection, the pain can last for weeks, I'll never go through...
    Jun 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. Not sure about bipolar and declaratory order for Board of Nursing
    If you were not actually diagnosed as having bipolar disorder then you do not have to fill out the declaration stating you were. If the person you spoke with truly believed you needed follow up with...
    Jun 3, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  9. Why did/are you getting your BSN?
    I did it purely to buff my resume.
    Jun 3, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  10. repetitive injury due to compression wraps
    Receptive injury to who, a patient or the nurse applying them?
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  11. NM jinxing my job referrals??!
    It may have nothing to do with the reference from your former employer and everything to do with a terrible job market. In the last eight months I've had a dozen very positive interviews that left...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. HR lied to Unemployment!!
    It's going to be very difficult to prove you didn't just up and decide to resign and worked out a typical 2 week notice. If you never saw actual termination papers from HR it's very possible that...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How safe are these practices? Help, new grad RN in LTC
    In situation 1 there is nothing wrong with the nurse not calling. The patients blood sugar was 400 not greater than 400. The patient very likely got her 10 units and had eatten something just before...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Maybe I Shouldn't Have Asked This...
    Many if not most facilities have a policy that bars employees from discussing their wages with other employees. In a round about way you asked her what she makes (or made as a new hired) it's not...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Odd looking stethoscope
    You can buy it as a 'Trio' that comes with adult, ped and neo heads. It is an excellent scope for adults but I prefer my Littman Cardio III for kiddos.
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  16. Handling the "R" word
    I think MUCH less of people when I hear them use 'the R word' offensively, I think less of anyone when I hear them use any pejorative. To me it's as foul as any ethnic slur.
    May 26, '12
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  17. How is the job market for nursing where you live?
    1) Alabama 2) BSN with 20 years experience. 3) I'm on my 4th (and final) federal extension of my unemployment benefits. Jobs are so scarce where I am that unemployment no longer requires I look for...
    May 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Do you have family members who are nurses?
    I'm a special snowflake, none of the poll choices fit my answer. My mom was a RN (as was an Aunt). It only influenced my career choice in that my mom told me she'd pay my rent if I went to...
    May 25, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. dilemma regarding antipsychotics
    To put it simply, if you don't agree with the standard treatment modalities utilized by a specialty, it's NOT a "good fit" no matter how much you want it to be. Going to work in psych nursing when...
    May 25, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. I'm tired of it!
    I'm probably in the minority but I really don't want anyone messing with my beeping anything. If it's beeing there is a reason for it. Someone wandering in doesn't know that the feeding pump is...
    May 25, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Education of nurses
    One of the things I've struggled to grasp (and my instructors were no help) is how improving my "professional performance" make me more professional than my ADN counterparts? Our job descriptions and...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. Help with attaching documents on online apps!
    Unfortunately most likely what you saw is what they will but I'm pretty sure HR departments are used to wonky formats happening. Assuming you're using Word some ways I've found to circumvent the...
    May 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  23. Port-a-cath question
    I'll defer to others with regard to sterile gloves because I've worked under policies that differed. I will say though that the cap should be removed before drawing blood and replaced with a new,...
    May 21, '12
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  24. Documenting on patient falls or what looks like one in LTC
    duplicate
    May 21, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Documenting on patient falls or what looks like one in LTC
    I don't think this is anything new, I was told years ago to chart observed by a State surveyor, the implication of find/found is that the resident was somehow lost or missing. It became the expected...
    May 21, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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