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  1. Relocation
    I'm temporarily on hold with moving forward on this. This weather has my arms & back so sore from shoveling (snow blower wouldn't start) & I'm so frazzled from trying to drive to & from Chicago in...
    Feb 19
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  2. Relocation
    Christina, You ARE lucky!! My sister lives 2 hours from Vegas & has been trying to convince us for years to move by her. The problem has been worrying about income (she lives in a rural area where...
    Feb 10
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  3. Relocation
    Yes, I remember the summer from the year I lived in Vegas as a young teen! My classmates at school had to train me to not stay in the sun for longer than a few minutes at a time. Honestly though,...
    Feb 7
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  4. Relocation
    Thanks for the input. If we were able to leave Illinois NEXT year, then I'd only need to work full time for 2 years until my hubby can get his pension. But I'm really feeling self pity at the idea...
    Feb 7
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  5. RNs Relocating to Las Vegas
    Well, this thread has been very interesting & informative. I am an LPN living north of Chicago Illinois for the past 6 years. I raised my 2 children in Chicago. I can tell you for SURE that Chicago...
    Jan 28
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  6. Relocation
    Thank you too :) Now to research long distance interviews. Sigh.
    Jan 28
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  7. Relocation
    Thanks! I wish we could go right now! Just got done shoveling (again!). High on Monday is supposed to be -5 F. I lived in Vegas for a year as a kid (early 70's) & wish we'd never left!
    Jan 26
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  8. Relocation
    Hi. I am an LPN currently living & working in northern Illinois. My husband & I are seriously considering relocating to Las Vegas within a year. I've checked out the requirements for transferring my...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  9. New LPN in LTC. Time mgmt tips/tricks? Med pass advice? etc....
    I can't get the link to post, but try to look up this article in Nursing 2000 March issue;" Better time management: A matter of perspective" by Sharon Cox, RN, MSN. It is not at all what the title...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. I'm a real nurse!!! Thank you!
    Good luck to you :) ..but please don't think as I did (& was told by many, many people) after completing over half of an RN program & dropping out due to my sons illness; The Practical Nursing...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Wound Care Certificate... WHERE???
    NAWC (National Alliance of Wound Care) offers courses for WCC certification. Some employers will pay for the course if you agree to continue to work for them for a specified period of time. I chose...
    Jun 2, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. suture left in?
    We once had a pt in a correctional facility who had a suture migrate to the surface. The poor guy was frantic that we come immediately & remove it while it was still visible, because it kept going...
    May 19, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. HIPAA question - The Neighbor
    I actually had this happen to me, almost word for word, not 2 weeks ago! I said something similar to "Why don't you stop in & ask her?" These people (a couple) just repeated the question. So I...
    May 19, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  14. visiting nursing
    Hi there. Do you have any hospital of SNF experience? I'm not sure if things are different in Ontario, but here home care has something called a 485. It has the plan of care on it, & we follow that....
    May 1, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. Closed face book account with photos of patient & comments
    Thanks so much for the excellent links. You guys are great. This site and feed back from other nurses makes it easier to deal with troubling things like this. I'm grateful you are here.
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  16. Closed face book account with photos of patient & comments
    Thanks for the replies (& the correction too!). I didn't post the links because, well, I guess I was afraid of being accused of trying to "politicize" the situation. I know that this happened in...
    Apr 27, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  17. Closed face book account with photos of patient & comments
    I don't even know the best way to begin this. It is without a doubt the most bizarre nursing related thing I've ever heard. I have a "liked" face book page to a Native American page. The page...
    Apr 27, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  18. White and grey wound
    Can you get orders for NP (WCC or WCON) to eval & Tx wound in his home? The one I often use bills under Medicare part B so there's no conflict with home care. They can usually perform sharp...
    Apr 23, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  19. A New Nursing Grad Witnesses a Death
    It really is very sad how few people do this. Sadder still, I think, were the number of nurses & CNA's who mocked me when I did it. Several made statements in the room, with the patient, such as "Why...
    Apr 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  20. Hourly per diem pay?
    I worked for a home health company (I won't name) where I was full time "salary". Minimum quota of 8 visits/ day but it was supposed to be ok because all of the visits were between 1 or 2 buildings....
    Apr 6, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. Peds is NOT easy!
    Wow. Your comment made me go back to a BAD time, 20 years ago when I almost lost my son (now age 28 & doing really well.) Also to when one of my closest friends lost her 3 year old grandson. Peds...
    Apr 6, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  22. Easy job??
    TiddlGwink, my car is ABSOLUTELY "home healthed out" LOL! I just can't bring myself to look for any other work outside of home health! The mileage on my car & the cost of gas are really putting a...
    Apr 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Easy job??
    TiddlDwink, as an RN in home care you not only have to have strong clinical skills, the patience of a saint, great communication skills, but also be able to deal with completing a MOUNTAIN of...
    Apr 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Where do I get LVN malpractice insurance?
    When I was in school we had to show proof of malpractice insurance, along with current CPR certification. I don't remember how much it was at a student rate. My current malpractice insurance as an...
    Apr 5, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. Am I the only one
    Years back I had a military veteran as a home health patient. I saw him on a Monday & was told by the live in care giver that he'd been given an Rx for oral ABT at the ER over the weekend. (Dx...
    Apr 4, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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