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  1. Any ER to Dialysis RN's out there?
    Hospital/home health setting...eh? These two realms (no matter the specialty) are entirely different animals. Dialysis is more focused, yes, but you will still run until you can't run no mo'. ...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. Solutions for Acutes?
    Westie, I've had those nights of getting called in as soon as my head hits the pillow (after a 16 hour day of flat-out running), where simply finding the on-button on the machine takes a great deal...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. Solutions for Acutes?
    Dang. Losing both Westie and Frans from the dialysis ranks--and at the same time-- makes me sad. :( You both have impressed me as very talented and conscientious over the years. My best to both of...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. Solutions for Acutes?
    I'm so sorry to hear this. :( Renal used to be such a great field in nursing. The (dialysis) times they are a' changing....
    Aug 30
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. Pearson Vue: Bullies?
    Ah. Yes. I agree. But some snowball fights are good therapy for all. Just because a snowball hurts, doesn't make it any less funny. :)
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Pearson Vue: Bullies?
    Drat. And I was just getting my roll on.
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Pearson Vue: Bullies?
    What???? You got your scores? I sat the NCLEX in 1992, and I still don't have my results. This is taking too long. I want a refund. :) Seriously, though. I really would like to know my...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Pearson Vue: Bullies?
    You know what really disappoints me? The fact that NCLEX test-takers still can't get their scores. Twenty years later and I still want to know how many of those damnable 800 question I answered...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    I remember one day after I had just finished discharging two, very busy patients home; from out of a room where I had just performed lengthy, complex procedures on them simultaneously. I went to...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    Well, it's not working so far.
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Goodbye, fellow nurses
    I've been an R.N. for over twenty years. Rarely have I met any colleague that wouldn't do something else given a do-over. Most say it's not that nursing sucks, because it doesn't. Nursing blends...
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Solutions for Acutes?
    Are there enough patients to justify two shifts? I know large inpatient units often run round the clock, and schedule shifts similar to the outpatient unit. The other option would be to hire a...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  13. Goodbye, fellow nurses
    Wow. Best wishes as you slip into a different pair of shoes. I hope it goes well for you!
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Do you think too tight pants causes abdominal problems?
    If my waistband is too tight, I get the worst gas. Hope that helps. :)
    Aug 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. advice re dismissal from accelerated BSN program
    OP, nursing is bandied about in the media as a "caring and compassionate" profession. Yes, we are caring and compassionate, but Nurses in general are often very blunt and direct. We have to be in...
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Any CM's doubling as floor RN?
    The line of what is possible is continually being pushed in dialysis. This does not surprise me. For-profit monopolization of the dialysis industry and the market (including declining...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  17. Pearson Vue: Bullies?
    That's so sad! Did you eat cold oatmeal when you got home, or hard boiled eggs?
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. PVT IS DEAD! Don't try the "new" trick
    I wish you guys could go back to paper tests, too. Not because it's necessarily better or more accurate, but because you miss out on all the fanfair. It's a last hurrah for all your classmates at...
    Aug 27
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. Help! Not understanding A&P
    Learn it like you mean it. There has already been a lot of great advice thus far, but I'll add that Khan is fantastic for chemistry material. Most importantly...learn your own learning style!...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. PVT IS DEAD! Don't try the "new" trick
    leeshe and ez-rn, you guys will be fine. Embrace the moment. Just getting to the point of sitting the NCLEX is a worthy cause to celebrate. What will be, will be.
    Aug 26
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. PVT IS DEAD! Don't try the "new" trick
    What do you mean by "it's changed?" No, it has not. The new grads today are as dumb as I was as a new grad. Because nurses took their tests on paper not so very long ago, does not mean the...
    Aug 26
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Pearson Vue: Bullies?
    Dang. Sitting the NCLEX was a damn party back in the day (the 90's). We ate together, traveled to the exam together, drank together, and sat this exam together for two full days. Walking out...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. PVT IS DEAD! Don't try the "new" trick
    Some people are actually calling PV to complain? Really? Good glory, it's only a couple of days. Reminds me of some patients when they don't get their sammiches in 30 minutes or less.
    Aug 26
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. Second Semester Nursing Student Educates Staff
    Great blog. Especially liked the sandwich error.
    Aug 26
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  25. The loss of PCPs from hospital setting
    That's some scary stuff right there.
    Aug 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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