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  1. RN-BSN:  two nursing classes at once?
    I worked full time but doing home care so I had more down time to work on my studies then a full time hospital nurse. yet I was able to get straight A's taking 2 classes at a time. It can be done.
    Jul 17
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  2. Med Passes
    There are no lids for the most part. All blister packs.
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Want to become a CDE
    You can only use hours that you are actively teaching someone about diabetes = care for themselves, understanding diabetes, etc. You can't count hours you work as a nurse with someone who is diabetic...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  4. Is this what nursing is? 30:1 patients with quality of care seems to be impossible.
    The ratio is right but the training is very wrong. I have a new grad at my facility and he is getting a full 5 weeks in addition to 3 types of classroom training (IV, assessment and cardiac). I'm a...
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Med Passes
    I could only dream of this. I tend to work much better with organization but not in my facility. Every cart is different and some just messy vs really messy. What makes med passes even more difficult...
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Med Passes
    Do they get any easier???? This blister packs are from hell. Do all LTC use them and if not what do you use? I spend what seems like have my shift shuffling through hundreds of blister packs trying...
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Second career Nurse moving up?
    I'm pretty sure that some of that might be part of the game where I work. I plan to have a heart to heart with my ADON as I know she is a second career nurse. And try to figure out how to get...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Second career Nurse moving up?
    18 months as a nurse. I'll never "know more stuff then staff" for a very long time. So, I'm hoping that my need to be a leader can help me over come that at some point.
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Second career Nurse moving up?
    I'm a second career nurse. In previous lives I have been a project manger of construction firm, and I ran my own cleaning business. I just got a job with Genesis. I'm trying to figure out how I can...
    Sep 1, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. orienting:  have different "opinions" on holding insulin.  who do I listen to?
    Dosing or not dosing of insulin one of the many things regarding care of type 2 diabetics that drives me crazy withholding long term insulin is crazy. These people rarely get enough insulin on their...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. ADN-BSN, working full time, have a 5 year old, is it realistic
    I've fallen off the belt and am lying underneath.....Got my ASN in 2011 and my BSN in 2012....I'm 49 currently....LOL
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. job relocation not working out
    I did find something back in my home area.
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. Want to become a CDE
    Definitely depends on where you live. The Mentors available for mentoring are few and far between. I live in Philly area and last I looked (just a few months ago) there is only ONE mentor in my area....
    Jul 21, '13
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  14. Resident dies and nurse is to blame
    The fact that the Doctors orders for insulin regiments made the patient bottom out when he took insulin no wonder the patient refused. The constant rollercoaster of blood sugars very horrible...
    Jul 2, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Telephone screening interview for Dialysis
    I'm a second career nurse. I was in home care for 1 yr and relocated to hospital med/surg ini February away from my family. But due to health issues of my daughter back home and the time and distance...
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  16. Contacting current employer?
    If you say "yes" are they contacting your manager or just HR? and can you ask? If you say "no" will they never contact your employer you said no about if it is your current employer.
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  17. job relocation not working out
    [/FONT][/LEFT] Fortunately, my kids that are on my insurance all have state medicaid because they have chronic illnesses and my when they first one was diagnosed the hospital social worker pushed me...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  18. BE CAREFUL on social networks
    Which is why my FB is locked down as tight as a drum and I'm not friends with anybody from work and there is absolutely no chance they are friends with any of my other friends. Not that I have said...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. job relocation not working out
    Hubby is working at some consulting jobs bring in some income just nothing like the past. He is totally stepping up and taking care of my daughter. It's just very stressful for me because she has a...
    May 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  20. job relocation not working out
    i relocated temporarily for a job to gain experience but due to some serious health issues of one of my children who now lives 2 hrs from me back at my house with me husband. i'm finding the stress...
    Apr 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. Want to become a CDE
    I am working as a nurse and only doing very limited interaction with people with diabetes. National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators wants a 1000 hours of verifiable teaching/education. I...
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  22. Want to become a CDE
    I can't find anywhere to get a job to accumulate the 1000 clinical hrs I need as a diabetes educator. I'm so frustrated. Anybody have any suggestions creative ways to gain these hours in a paid...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  23. Hospital Bans Black Nurses From Caring for White Baby at Father's Request
    An African American nurse is suing a Michigan hospital for folding to the request of a racist parent. The nurse was reportedly reassigned when a father with a swastika tattoo said that African...
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Second guessing job exceptance
    That is so funny you wrote this...as I was opening this thread just now for the up-tenth time I realized that I misspelled the word "Acceptance" LOL Then I see your post. I"m usually very anal about...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. Second guessing job exceptance
    Ok...I have jumped in with both feet....I think a lot of my trepidation was the fact I was waiting to hear about another job (still a transfer but better fit 12's and near family so no housing cost)....
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism


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