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  1. how do I ignore a participant
    1:39 am
    Forum: How To Use Site
  2. What Docs Don't Understand About Nurses
    The "watch your back" mentality has been around since I've been in nursing, but it's only recently that this "fear of license loss" has entered IMO. When I first read the fear of the license loss was...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. advice re dismissal from accelerated BSN program
    It wasn't rude, it's called reality. All I want to say about that is you really can't afford to too sensitive if you're going to have a long term career in nursing. If I were you I would be doing...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. My Microbiology Teacher told me I can't become a Nurse
    Well; since this thread has been bumped to infinity, I would like to know what ever happened to the original poster...:nailbiting:
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. DEA to reclassify meds containing hydrocode
    It will take effect April 8, 2015...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. At the End of my Rope.
    Oh yes; this is exactly how I learned (except a nurse in one of my rotations in school let me know how to survive the first year). I learned to jump through those hoops as big and senseless as they...
    Aug 25
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. how does having a misdemeanor DUI affect my chances of becoming a nurse
    It doesn't matter what you call it, a DUI is a DUI. I know for a fact that many people have been turned down for licensure in CA for past DUIs. You can go to school and even take the boards but when...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  8. California licensing  with a DUI
    mainecat I am so sorry; hopefully it will happen. I had a DUI in 1986 and I'm trying to endorse my license to WA state. I am currently trying to get a pardon for the DUI because my state does not...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  9. At the End of my Rope.
    The thing is you didn't nip it in the bud when it started. Yes, I've worked with an LPN who told me upfront that my BSN was crap and it meant nothing. I kept a close dialogue with the DON because...
    Aug 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. New grad pay and schedules at a SNF?
    The pay all depends on location. What I've read so far is pretty accurate. A SNF differs from LTC in that the SNF has all skilled beds which makes a big difference in care. Also, the patients in a...
    Aug 22
    Forum: New York Nursing
  11. pharmacology class question.
    Your question depends on your ability to study and retain information. Are you a fast study, what's your GPA, etc... Some people have a difficult time with regular courses let alone a short session...
    Aug 22
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. How long?
    A year is good as long as you can justify it on your resume/employment application. What employers are looking for are people who are responsible and aren't going from job to job randomly with no...
    Aug 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Crazy Night Last Night!
    Sounds like a few residents need to be assessed for fall prevention. There are a few things that can happen to reduce the risk of falls but at night I prefer mattress on the floor or bed alarms....
    Aug 18
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Licensure endorsement headache! Anyone else?
    My state is non-nursy and I am moving and going to a non-nursy state and my state said they sent off the stuff: the new BON state claims they never got anything. That was 6 months ago...errrr ...
    Aug 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Props to Esme12
    I have to agree...with the current trend of some of the older nurses taking posters to task for simply posting, I think it's great you all pay respect to Esme for her ability to never make anyone...
    Aug 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. LTC 101: What To Expect
    A SNF is nothing but med-surg over amplified. Instead of 4 or 7 patients you get 12, 15, 20, or maybe more, depending on the facility. When I worked SNF I had 20 patients and it's almost dangerous....
    Aug 4
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Do you need a doctors order for this?
    Oh; yes, yes...I prefer not to make the posts too long but happy to answer questions. The man's foley had clogged earlier. This was a noc to day shift situation and at report they told me they found...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. New Nurse Mistakes
    The list of posts that GrnTea has put up are for the most part are dated but loaded with good stories and loads of advice. The most recent are 3 from 2013 and than it goes down with the oldest post...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Do you need a doctors order for this?
    I haven't met a foley I couldn't change except in one case. Older very thin man at a SNF with indwelling foley supposedly resting in his room; I was the charge and the RN came and told me she was...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Getting rid of my nursing library at home
    The internet will give you current research on just about everything; as with your nursing books, they are quickly outdated. I know the profs love to tell the students to hold on to the books for...
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nclex invalidated due to cell phone
    Don't sink. What's done is done and all you can do is pick yourself up by the proverbial boot straps and prepare for the next NCLEX. Don't take the phone next time, or if you do, have it sealed at...
    Jul 16
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Surrendering RN Scope!
    Well I don't know where you've been, but where I am, we have always had to have an order for Ensure for at least the last 20 years. It's expensive, and insurance companies hold the MD's feet to the...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  23. Nursing and waitressing/food service industry
    I worked in fine dining before, during, and after school. In fact, I owe my success of multitasking and being able to fly from room to room (table to table) to being a former food server. Only...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Top 5 Do's Top 5 Dont's
    and please for the love of all that's holy..,.if you don't know or are unfamiliar with the drug's dosage and what it's being given for; look it up. Just because it says 10 mg doesn't mean that it...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Nurses who believe in herbal nonsense, alternative medicine, anti vaccine etc
    Me thinks you knew your inflammatory heading to your post would summon many responses since most RNs believe and endorse or are generally OK with alternative medicine. I think you are possibly angry,...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations