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  1. Left Speechless
    Please think about referring to hospice for a Pt like this. We would have made sure his pain was well controlled so he could live his life fully till the end. Methadone would have been the best drug...
    Feb 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Opioids for cancer pain
    We prefer methadone in our hospice for several reasons. It's a small easy to take pill that can be crushed. It is long acting (most long acting opioids can't be crushed) It helps nerve pain. It's...
    Dec 8, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  3. Medical marijuana, role of the nurse, professional organization
    In hospice, I've seen pts get much benifit from marijuana. Our mds do not prescribe it though we can prescribe Marinol. Our pts are usually pretty upfront with us as we dont judge and want whats...
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. New L.P.N. Very disappointed!
    Look at hospice.
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. "You *Have* To Start in Med-Surg"...fact or fiction?
    It depends on what area you want to work and what training they will give you. I wanted to become a hospice nurse and getting that year of med/surg was very important. It made me so much better...
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  6. Higher Paid Nursing Jobs
    If you can do it, look at travel nursing. ICU is always well paid, housing is paid. I know what area you live in makes a big differance. I can tell you jobs here in California pay far more...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. coping with sadness
    Call your local hospice and ask about their bereavement services. Nothing wrong with talking to professionals that understand loss and grief. As a hospice nurse we always make sure staff are aware...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. afraid of online nursing school...
    Unless you have a clinical background and have experience work with patients, do a tradition program. You want the best clinical experience you can get in a structured setting. You also want hands...
    May 8, '13
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  9. California RNs given prescriptive authority!
    Fox News loves to distort the truth. RN's can't prescribe the pill. This bill in no way allows that.
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. California RNs given prescriptive authority!
    Here's a clear understanding of the bill. Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. - Newsroom Assembly Bill 2348 by Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) allows registered nurses (RNs) to...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Please help on obtaining  a Colorado License!
    The application for licence by endorsment is pretty straight forward. There is nothing about giving up your florida licence. The temporary license is issued so you can work until your permanent one...
    Apr 29, '12
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  12. Fired for giving Med late
    I'm sorry to read you resigned. You should have waited and talked to them. Explain your day to them, give them an action plan on how you would avoid this in the future. They might have given you...
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Fired for giving Med late
    Best thing that helped me make sure I was on time with all medication was setting timers on my phone. I would stop all paperwork and go do the med when the timer when off.
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. iPhone  app for work schedules
    I use pocket informant. Make a template of what you want. Then enter it on the first day and copy it do the rest of the days.
    Jan 21, '12
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  15. Can a NP (or PA) provide emotional support to patients? How so?
    I work with an amazing set of nurses practitioners in Hospice and they provided wonderful emotion support to both patients and their families.
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. CPR instructor as resume builder?
    No one cares where you get your card. It's a mandatory requirement to have CPR cert for most jobs I know. Don't take ACLS until you are almost done with your nursing program. It wouldnt make...
    Oct 15, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. alternatives to caffeine for night shift?
    Eating is important. I eat a good evening meal around 530pm, then lunch around 12-1am, then I have a light meal before going to bed (usually have a bowl of cereal). Besure the first two meals have...
    Aug 28, '11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. How do I get nurse recruiters to call me back?
    I would email and not call again. Don't be upset by generic replies. You have to remember that right now there are so few jobs for new grads and competition is high. Hundreds applying for just a...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  19. Let me have it!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Wages vary greatly depending on what state/area you live in. My first job was in small down and I started at $25/hr. Friends in the city were starting at $30. Right now jobs are so hard to get as a...
    Apr 22, '11
    Forum: South Carolina Nursing
  20. What kind of Nurse does administrative work?
    Look at going in to research.
    Apr 17, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Are you a "Bonified" Nurse?
    At my old job everyone had their own color. nurses:green, CNA: blue, unit secretary: purple. It wasn't posted who was who, so I always wondered how Pts actually knew who was who.
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. nursing school in Idaho, initial license in California?
    I agree with Tokyo. Stay put, get your license and a year of experience under your belt and then move. New grad positions are hard if not impossible to get here in California.
    Apr 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Help needed prioritizing NDx.  Progressive dementia/hypernatremia
    I would start with pain as my priority. First thing I would do is get better orders for pain meds so you can pre-medicate prior to every turn.
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Considering leaving nursing b/c of low job market for new grads
    You can defer the student loans usually for hardship. Check with your student loan company.
    Mar 17, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. Considering leaving nursing b/c of low job market for new grads
    Try to make yourself stand out. Send thank you cards after interviews. Take extra training classes. Get your IV certification. It took me over 8 months to finally get my first RN job and it was 130...
    Mar 17, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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