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  1. Do you ever plan on leaving the bedside?
    Soundofmusic, You put that so well, all management needs to read this. This is the problem with nursing everywhere. They have unrealistic expectations that we can never live up to because it is...
    May 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. help! a confused RN
    I started in home health almost a year ago. For me it has been a catch22. I love the flexibility,hate the hours and hours of paperwork that I bring home everyday and really hate the low pay. But,...
    Feb 4, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. Jersey Shore Medical Center or Kimball Hospital
    Congrats on landing a job in these tough times. I have worked for (and did my clinical at) both of the health systems that each of these hospitals are a part of. I generally found the health system...
    Jan 7, '11
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  4. Obtaining Urine Sample in the Home
    Recently I tried to straight cath an obese woman for ua/c&s and was unable to. I just gave the live-in a sterile cup and a peri wipe especially for clean catches and told her to do her best and...
    Nov 9, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. New Grad Home Health
    If you can tough it out for a year it will look better on your resume and you will def be prepared for home health.
    Nov 9, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. Calling all HH Nurses, roll call
    You are working for the wrong agency. My agency would never expect that of any nurse. That is ridiculous.
    Aug 7, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. What is your biggest nursing pet peeve??
    haha. it sounds stupid to me too but somewhere on one of these threads where the subject came up, someone proved that "orientate" was actually a legit word and not just someone pronouncing it wrong.
    Aug 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nurse Indicted in Toms River Man's Death
    Me too. Im glad she got her license back but will she ever really want to work as a nurse again? I wouldn't.
    Jul 24, '10
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  9. How does hourly vs per visit work out?
    I am full time. I do 6 visits/day & I make a little over $200/day. The per diem RN, doing the same 6 visits would make $50/visit = $300/day. But, I get PTO and I get the same if I do 4 visits or...
    Jul 11, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. Wages after being in the field for a while
    That is good for a new grad. Unfortunately, you will never get rich doing HHN (or any other kind of nsg) but it is my favorite kind of nursing so far.
    Jul 11, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. How well do you get along with your coworkers?
    Up until recently, I thought I had a stellar relationship with my coworkers but it seems that they are all a bunch of backstabbers after all. I am disappointed but I still need the job and so I...
    Jul 4, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. To nurses, do you wonder what might have been if you became a doctor?
    I agree with your Aunt. This might not be a popular opinion but here goes. I have been a nurse for 17+ years. I now work in home care and love it, however; After all this time I still only make...
    Jun 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Am I Babysitting or Supervising?
    Sadly, nothing in your story or the op surprised me one bit. Long term care is a very broken system. If I ran a LTC I would pay the CNAs and nurses substantially more than the going rate and only...
    Jun 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What do patients say that irks you?
    Eeow, Does that happen often? I would have to jump off the table and slap him, or if I was the nurse, a knee to the groin would be in order. That is so obnoxious.
    Jun 7, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. More Americans Should Skip College
    That whole "taking a year off after hs" never works out for anyone from what I have seen. For me it just gave me more time to concentrate on partying and the only thing I learned was that I needed...
    May 23, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Scared Of Poop!!!!!!!!! Help!!!!!!!
    Just a quick poop story... I was transfering a pt from toilet to wheelchair after they had a bm when my worst nightmare came true. They started to fall and I had no choice but to lower them to...
    May 22, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Whats the worst that can happen?
    I did it one summer and the worst was one day a girl went into a severe asthma attack and had to take an ambulance ride to the hospital. The other major injury was a boy who broke his arm playing...
    Apr 21, '10
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  18. pre-nursing mom of 3 needs advice
    I did an LPN program full time when my 1st one was an infant. I dont recommend it. I started doing prereqs for RN/ADN program when my little guy was 3 and in preschool. I would run to class for the...
    Apr 21, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Need some feedback
    I just started in HH a few months ago and I am loving it. I just started case managing a case in which the pt is a 62 yo, lives alone in a 2nd story walk-up apartment and just had the whipple...
    Apr 21, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  20. What is a REAL Nurse?????
    This is off topic but are you sure you want to leave that medispa to go to subacute? Please think this one through. Alot of people would kill for that job and I hope you are not doing it on...
    Apr 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Calling all HH Nurses, roll call
    Mijourney, I like what you said about HC being a spiritual experience. I feel the same way, I am new to HH and loving it. Although the pay is way lower than the hospital, I am finding it so much...
    Apr 19, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. What have other nurses done that have freaked you out?
    Haha. This alone doesn't make someone a bad person or nurse. Sometimes I have a little bout of narcolepsy in the afternoon while charting. I chart on computers and sometimes I doze off for a...
    Apr 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Too Smart for Rehab Nursing
    I have worked in both med/surg and acute rehab. You use alot of the same skills. Last week in acute rehab I was monitoring a heparin drip, drawing type&cross and hanging prbc and ffp. You do have...
    Apr 17, '10
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  24. Merit Technical Institute* NJ
    thanks for the link. this is what i have been trying to tell people. these types of technical schools have thrived during this recession for these reasons. they admit anyone as long as they will...
    Apr 10, '10
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  25. MY Employer Would NEVER Do That:  Nurse wage-fixing settlement
    Is it nice in your dream world?
    Mar 24, '10
    Forum: Nursing News


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