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  1. The culture of AN
    I am biased, I admit. I love this place and wish something like this had been around in my first years as a nurse. I spent a lot of time brooding over things and thinking I was the only one who...
    Sep 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Goodbye...
    Bye ♪♫ in my ♥ -I've enjoyed your participation around here, too. Hope you return but if not best wishes to you!
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. patient for clinical tomorrow is a retired physician?!?!
    Retired doctors are usually great. Glad you had a good experience, mollysaunt!
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Home Health...good option for RN with bad back
    I agree with Patchouli. Case Management is a good option. If you work the Private Duty side of home health, meaning providing care for an entire shift I personally have found it pretty risky due to...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. I just lost my mom...now what? Seeking program advice.
    So very sorry for your loss. I lost my mom to breast cancer in 2010. You are so right in saying that we don't know enough about you or emotional make-up to say for sure. I do feel comfortable in...
    Sep 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. How do I report fraud and neglect?
    That was really fair of you, Cloudy Sue. I will just say that Ashley seems to be a person of above-average intelligence and already has a bachelor's degree according to her posts, but you're right. ...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  7. While You are In Here..I May As Well Try To Go To The Bathroom....
    Gah. Can't add much to what has been said already but ((hugs)) not.done.yet.
    Sep 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. How do I report fraud and neglect?
    The issues with her nonprofit and grants are really none of your business. You are not an expert on that and I wonder why you even have knowledge of it. If you let someone else fill out your...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. Am I Being Too Sensitive
    Most people love it when co-workers do things like that. My favorite supervisors/managers were always those who were willing to do what needed to be done without getting all territorial about it. ...
    Sep 18
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  10. Mourning
    You've been out of nursing school for a year. People always say that the learning starts after graduation, which has some truth. The "emotional" learning takes place after graduation, too. There...
    Sep 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. MEN, dont come into nursing
    I love it that more men are choosing nursing as a career. Diversity makes for a healthier "whole", and that's a fact, not a Paxil-Ativan fueled delusion....
    Sep 14
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  12. fairly new grad in private-duty nursing, question about orientation
    Hi Flatlander - my experience was that I took a two-hour vent class and supposedly a 2 hour orientation but the agency didn't seem to have a different orientation option depending on the nurse's...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  13. Warning----Fashionista in the House
    Hahahaha! I think hospital gowns have to be godawful...it's like a law or something!
    Sep 13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  14. First full week done!!!
    Sounds like you're off to a great start! Your attitude of doing what you need to do to succeed even if your teachers aren't the best will serve you well throughout nursing school! Best wishes for...
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Purposeless Ranting just to make myself feel better for a second.
    First off, I totally hear the rant and understand. Second.. Wow, you have so much to be proud of!!! Forget about the comparison game. I know it sounds old-fashioned but it is pointless and...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. nursing shortage
    I hope a nursing shortage does recur if only because it will mean so much new talent (and yeah even rainbows and unicorns idealism) won't be wasted as it is now and we won't have to read any more...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. nursing shortage
    I'll preface by saying I think anyone and everyone who can earn their BSN no matter what stage their career is in should do it. Simple self-preservation is the reasoning there. I think the...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. Re-introduction
    Hey Donster, welcome back! Congratulations on officially "tying the knot" too!
    Sep 10
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  19. Oh you're a Nursing student?
    The IOM report is a biased report whose conclusions were made before they started. There are some good points in it, but the point of it is basically to promote BSN entry-to-practice and...
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    No, you shouldn't be forced to go back to school when retirement is right around the corner and be expected to foot the bill yourself. Nobody has the right to tell you that some dollar number of...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  21. Oh you're a Nursing student?
    I think it's a good idea to explain briefly. There's a pretty good chance they won't believe you anyway. There's a really funny Youtube video about that. We're not supposed to link to outside...
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. When being a patient...
    I don't ever say anything but it seems like I give myself away describing symptoms as I slip into medical jargon without quite realizing it. It gets the point across so very much more...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. ANA petitions Feds (educ. funding) for 1.1 million more RN's within 8 yrs.
    The ANA/union issue is really murky now mostly over the issue of nurse-patient ratios. The ANA is against ratios for reasons I never really understood. A number of state affiliates have broken away...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. rainbows and unicorns
    One of my private duty (vent-dependent) adult patients had married and moved out of her parents house. I had last worked a Friday evening shift and arrived on a Sunday morning to find her dressed in...
    Sep 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. ANA petitions Feds (educ. funding) for 1.1 million more RN's within 8 yrs.
    That new grads are facing difficulties being hired isn't disputed. The most the AACN could do about this report by Annalyn Kurtz of CNNMoney . . . For nursing jobs, new grads need not apply ....
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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