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  1. How much info can a roommate get?
    Where I work we still have 4 pts in a room. I did have an instance where someone tested positive for flu. We had to notify MD's of the other 3 pts and they came and told the other pts that they were...
    Apr 19
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  2. Not good at mental math
    I second Khan academy, it is free and helped me as I never properly learned multiplication tables as a kid, so I went back to basics with Khan. Very helpful, also helped with placement testing.
    Apr 16
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. #1 on waitlist
    I was on a wait list and at least one person dropped out just before the start of classes, so I got in one semester earlier than I had planned. It can happen.
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Commuters- study time saving tips?
    I traveled an hour from school to work 4 days a week and I did best when I listened to recorded lectures. Text to speech is ok but has difficulty with nursing terms at times.
    Apr 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Esme Needs Your Prayers
    Oh Esme my thoughts and prayers are with you, hope you get great nursing care and wishing you a speedy recovery! (((Hugs)))
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Nurse Clueless
    Years ago, I worked as an aid at a LTC facility. My DON came to introduce a new employee that I was to precept. Stated his name was Max*, only problem was that I knew him previously from high school...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. It's going to take me six years to get my ASN.. Frustrated! Not sure what to do until then
    Also, remember one thing, these years are going to go by anyway, so use the time to your advantage!
    Apr 1
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. It's going to take me six years to get my ASN.. Frustrated! Not sure what to do until then
    Regarding the question from dorky panda, I do an online RN-BSN program at a brick and mortar school within 45 min just in case I need to go there.
    Apr 1
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Favorite Vacation Destination?
    Aruba...beautiful beaches, nightlife, (if you want it) snorkeling, lots of water activities. My favorite is watching the planes come in from all over the world from the beach at night.
    Mar 31
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. It's going to take me six years to get my ASN.. Frustrated! Not sure what to do until then
    I took 5 and half years for my ASN, I had to work full time to pay my bills, so I took my time. Now I'm in an RN-BSN program. I was 37 when I graduated. You have plenty of time.
    Mar 31
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. Fired for following orders
    In MA where I worked as a PCT, we had classes on phlebotomy and ekg's but we never touched IV's or NGT. Again it was in policy and procedure manual.
    Mar 12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  12. Fired for following orders
    Well, I will put in my two cents here. There should be a policy and procedure manual on your unit that has clear instructions on who is allowed do this procedure. If you had never done this procedure...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  13. current job dilemma
    We have hired people from dietary and transport and housekeeping into the CNA role before at my place of employment. Not that crazy to try to get into a system in any capacity. Go for it!
    Jan 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. skeptical of another nurse
    Some schools don't pick up everything in a student. I have a coworker who still tells me "the o2 stat was ..." After one year in of a two year degree. I have corrected her before too.
    Jan 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Cardiac tech
    When I was an aid we had a classroom day for ekg training, it was about 4-6 hrs. Not hard, just something new to learn, which always caused me anxiety.
    Jan 3
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. So glad I'm not the only one!
    I went from a long time CNA to RN and I felt awful about my choice for approx 8 months. Now I'm glad I made the leap, I now have the time to do what I want in regards to actual hands on care and am...
    Nov 30, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. white boards in patients room
    So I find that I need more space for plan of care, specifically...ivf, iv abx, pain meds, PT etc. I feel I need to write for the layperson, so it is not as easy to abbreviate. Also there is only one...
    Oct 26, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Wishing you a speedy recovery... And of course (((hugs)))!
    Oct 25, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Mantra?... Whats yours??...
    "I cannot change other people, I can only change my response to them".
    Oct 21, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  20. 2nd health care worker gets Ebola at TX Hosp
    Watching CNN now too. CDC is having an over the phone interview with different news outlets. The second HCW travelled on a commercial plane after caring for initial Ebola pt. One of the HCW is being...
    Oct 15, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  21. GED and Nursing
    RN here, GED in hand, high honors in ASN program and well on my way to BSN, again honors student. The only thing that can get in the way of your success is yourself. Good luck!
    Jul 29, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Writing counts! Funny video!
    I saw this approximately 15 minutes ago and the first thought in my brain involved Allnurses and the grammar police on here. I love the grammar police, it seems to me more and more people are using...
    Jul 15, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Need a seasoned nurse's advice
    I know how you feel. It stinks, but I agree with other posters to work on another floor if possible. I worked as an aide for 17 years and I went to other floors for my orientation, then was hired on...
    May 28, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. are mandatory scrub color-coding in hospitals the wave of the future?
    Where I work, we have an old outdated color system. The CNA wears a specific color and transport has a specific colored shirt. Nurses and resp wear whatever, but so does housekeeping. Hmm, how...
    May 7, '14
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  25. Middlesex community college waitlist
    Hi I'm not on the waitlist but I did attend the day program there. They send out letters in June and December for admissions. You will hear either way. I waited 1.5 yrs for days, but was doing my...
    Apr 22, '14
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing