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  1. HD orientation?
    5 weeks is not enough time for someone new to HD! I had 3 months and that was not enough! It took me about 5 weeks just to learn the machine and I am a fast learner. Try to hang in there if you can....
    May 6, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. I was yelled at by my nurse yesterday
    OP this is your learning experience and you are in charge of it. You ask as many questions you need in order to learn! That nurse was out of line yelling at you! That is one of the many problems...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. I Love being a Christian Nurse
    WOW Merlyn, why does the OP's comment sound "bloody condescending" to you? I believe in God of heaven and serve and work people that do not. I try to respect everyone regardless of what they beleive,...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  4. Been a great year for me!
    Congrats! Great News...God Bless as you make your choice!:nurse:
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. Nashville pay
    Of couse this is not set in stone and depends on experience: SNF/LTC= $24-26 Dialysis= $24-28 Vanderbuilt= $18.75 Good Luck!
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  6. I want to curl up in a ball and cry
    OP, something like this happened to me. Went on interview, got call from manager, I called manager back (nurse), but she never returned my call after calling me! To this day never found out what...
    Mar 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I want to curl up in a ball and cry
    OP, sorry, but all things happen for reason....keep your chin up, something better could be just around the bend!:nurse:
    Mar 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Does a CNA have to wipe butts?
    Oh, and you have to wipe not only the butts with poop, but the poop you have to wipe off of YOURSELF when the patient throws it at you or explodes on your leg LOL...this is Soooo true!!!...
    Mar 26, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Does a CNA have to wipe butts?
    Does an RN/LPN have to 'wipe butts'? Yes, at some point in your nursing career. That is really a bad way to look at helping others. I am sure if they could do it themselves they woull. Yes, as a CNA...
    Mar 26, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. Think im in big trouble!
    Really, I totally agree mellzie!
    Mar 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Rant
    OP, if you can't beat "em", join "em"...LOL
    Mar 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. You know its a seeker when . . .
    Pain is what the patient says it is. I know that ppl are drug seekers, but I have been in ER with 2 family members who really were in pain but treated like drug seekers. My was in a car accident and...
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. rights of POA vs resident
    Some families are like that no matter who talks to them or what is said...the joys of LTC!
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Developing Steady Hands
    Thanks "awheat", glad to know that I'm in good company & that it will get better. Are you still in orientation? I am almost done orienting with CCHT, next will be with RN. May God continue to bless...
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  15. Why were the nurses give me a hard time when I was just doing my job?
    Policy is great, but in the "REAL" world it doesn't always "fit", for lack of a better word. Was there enough staff on duty that night for there to be 1:1 with a patient? Would you have been sitting...
    Mar 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I miss my patients.
    That's nice...maybe you could go back for a visit.
    Mar 18, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  17. lasix and kcl
    When you see an error or something that dosen't look right, ask questions. check original order. If something needs to be clarified say something even during orientation. Do not give meds that you...
    Mar 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. leaving my first job after 3 months due to bullying
    OP I am so sorry that you are experiencing this type of behavior, esp as a new nurse. I recently left a job in SNF because of crazy nurse managers. It is not uncommon esp. SNF and LTC. Get out of...
    Mar 15, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Is a $13,000 LPN program worth it?
    OP I really agree with advice "mazy" has given you. Sometimes nursing home will train you in house to be a CNA and pay for you to take state certification exam and you get a paycheck. Look into being...
    Mar 15, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. LVN DIALYSIS NURSE?
    You have to work 2000 hours/2years as dialysis nurse before you can take certification exam. Check out ANNA website, lots of great information. Good luck!
    Mar 11, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  21. Older applicants having an advantage?
    30-35 is not older, that's my age group...:rolleyes: LOL I don't think it matters. It all in presentation and preparation. Good luck!
    Mar 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. What jobs did you do before nursing?
    Social Work for 3 years right after college
    Mar 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. almost got written up at clinical
    [color=#ffff00]:crying2: i miss paper charts 2, guttercat
    Mar 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. almost got written up at clinical
    OP, don't beat yourself up. Take it as a lesson learned and don't do it again. :) I wish your instruction had have asked you why you left the computer up 1st instead of just jumping all over you. But...
    Mar 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Recently interviewed: I said: "No, no, no, no...."
    [quote=diligent-trooper;6237194] eight patients to one nurse that is plain unacceptable, and if you think that you are providing even the mininum standards of care, you are deceiving yourself. ...
    Mar 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help


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