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  1. CHPN certification
    I think the whole point of having a speciality certificate is to show that the nurse has both the knowledge and the experience to earn those letters after her name. There are no shortcuts. I took the...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. WHY OH WHY? Every year-------competencies!!!!!
    My company has a annual skills which takes a couple of hours or so that everybody has to do. The day shift gets paid because they are on duty anyway but night shift doesn't get paid because we are...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. How long have you been at your current facility?
    I have been with my present company for seven years. I like having an office job with RN wages. The only down side is I have to commute 60-90 minutes each way. I plan to stay until I reach full...
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Do Nurses Get Traffic Tickets?
    Of course! Any one committing a moving violation can expect a ticket. Often the cop will give a warning but I don't think nurses should expect that every time. I heard sometimes the deputy will give...
    Jul 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. The Dark Side of Working Nights
    No, I don't work in hospital. For 12 hour shifts whatever shift you start with then that is what you are paid for the whole shift so if you start on the evening shift then you get no night shift...
    May 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. The Dark Side of Working Nights
    Recently my employer starting using Kronos and it is being used to cut our pay. My first pay was cut severely. I got a letter that stated that now I will receive the evening shift differential for...
    May 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Can nurses collect unemployment?
    You certainly have a future in nursing! Being fired is not uncommon & nurses obtain another position afterwards all of the time.:laugh:
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Two questions...one may be stupid  :)
    As rebnelsonh mentioned the prerequisite classes can easily add two years to any degree or diploma. It all seems a way for the colleges & universities to make as much money as possible from students....
    Jan 19
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. Why did you decide to be a nurse?
    I was living in Australia in 1988 and there was an opportunity to get my RN in two years for free. I also worked as a student nurse during this time in a major teaching hospital so I had an income...
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What nursing habits do you take home?
    Since nursing school I make my bed with hospital corners.
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  11. Why do I even bother anymore?
    I never ever post anything about work on Facebook. It gives me the shudders when I hear about people who get fired for posting stuff about their job on fb. That can happen to anyone not just...
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  12. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    PTO is either scheduled or unscheduled so an excuse is not needed or required.
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. Unbinding books?
    The idea of tearing up a book gives me the shudders!
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Thought I would have a job by now. Getting depressed
    Forget that, we are not retiring any time soon.:cheeky:
    Jul 10, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Nurse refused to give CPR
    The article does not mention a DNR which is the most important aspect of the story. CPR seldom works anyway, it just prolongs the inevitable. Death comes to us all no matter what.
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Male Nurses on the rise and they make more money
    It has been my experience that male nurses are promoted more quickly & consistently than female nurses.
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Does your hospital ID badge have your first AND last name on it?
    Our ID badges have our first name and surname. But I never wear it except special occasions.
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Where can I actually help people??
    Hey, AlphaPig, Don't give up on all nurses.com. We are here for you when you want to vent. I enjoyed your post and felt much the same when I worked in the hospital. People can be a pain in the neck!...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. What is the one thing that turns your stomach?
    Colostomy care makes me dry heave. Stuff coming out trachs is pretty awful, too.
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Obese inmate execution??
    It appears Ohio has not been in any rush to execute this killer. He has been hanging around death row almost 30 years! If there are more delays he is likely to die of natural causes anyway.
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. CHPN Exam
    Congrats, LookUp2Sky! I am so happy for you! It is such a relief when it is over.
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  22. Patient refusing Hospice
    Almost everyone with a terminal illness will benefit from hospice services. Death cannot be stopped but hospice can improve the quality of life that is left.
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  23. CHPN Exam
    I am so happy to report that I passed the CHPN exam. It was very difficult. Praise the Lord, it is over!LookUp2Sky, I am pulling for you on 9/18/12. You are going to pass, I am sure.
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  24. CHPN Exam
    Hi LookUp2Sky, Thank you for your encouragement. Best wishes to you on your exam day. I will be so glad when it is over! I don't exactly have any pointers but I hope we both are studying the relevant...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  25. CHPN Exam
    I am scheduled to take the exam on 9/12/12. Mostly I have been studying CHPN Exam Secrets & Study Guide for the Generalist & Palliative Nurse & also Core Curriculum which is awfully dry. A co-worker...
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing


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