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  1. Long shifts = Higher levels of burnout
    Lot's of people seem to be fond of 12 hour shifts, I am not one, because let's call it what it really is, a 13+ hour shift, with inadequate breaks. Add a commute to this and your looking at a 14-16+...
    May 20, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  2. I want to do well in nursing school...any advice
    Nursing school is easier than you think it is. Spoken like someone who has never been. Guarantee this troll isn't licensed for anything. Nursing school is easy, tell that to the 26 people in my...
    May 20, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. I want to do well in nursing school...any advice
    See if you can transfer into an RT, OT, or PT program. Seriously. You'll make TONS more money, not have to know half as much, and probably won't suffer a life crisis in the process. I remember when I...
    May 20, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. So, when are you going to get your RN?
    I think, the problem is primarily a legislative one. I watched sooo many good people, who would have made great lpn's, rn's, even NP's, fail out of nursing school, because of the barriers to entry,...
    May 20, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. So, when are you going to get your RN?
    In Ohio, every hospital I know of will only hire BSN graduates OR an ADN graduate only if they sign a contract stating they will get their BSN within so many years (usually five). Not true at all....
    May 20, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. Too soon to feel burnt out of LTC?
    LTC can be a new grad's worst nightmare. It is hard work and is certainly not for everyone. I've worked in both the hospital and the nursing home setting and let me tell you, there are nurses at the...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Is it OK to give baking soda and water to LTC patient without a doctor order?
    You absolutely need an order to give baking soda and water. Your unit manager put their job and license on the line doing so without a doctors order, and I would report it. The only exception would...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Blood after foley insertion
    18Fr? Seems a little large unless the pt has had an indwelling for sometime. None the less I have a pt that is straight cath'd q 6 with a 14Fr. We tried an indwelling initially, and he pulled it out....
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. 5 Months with my LVN license & still NO JOB
    Alot of nurses, RN or LPN have trouble finding a full-time position after graduation. It occurs to me that those who have the most difficult time have the least amount of experience in the field....
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. New Grad Quitting After Less Than a Year (advice!)
    Honestly, do not worry about it. Before I became a nurse, I worked in the wonderful(sarcasm) field of business management. Turnover is common in EVERY industry, ESPECIALLY health care. As long as you...
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Horizontal Violence - EMT's and Paramedics VS LPN's and RN's
    As for education, I did all of the core classes for nursing prior to paramedic school. That was two years. Plus a year of EMT school and a year of paramedic school. I have an associates degree and I...
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Horizontal Violence - EMT's and Paramedics VS LPN's and RN's
    Thank you LVNbayarea. This is the exact point I am trying to make. First if I give report to the dispatcher, it is the dispatchers responsibility to relay this to the medic, which apparently they...
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. What do you think about nurses and PA's being called "Doctor"?
    Devil, I apologize. Your state is different from mine. From the Ohio Board of Nursing - "In Ohio, the term "advanced practice nurse" refers to someone that is a certified nurse practitioner,...
    Nov 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. What do you think about nurses and PA's being called "Doctor"?
    "You should be sure you know what your are talking about before calling someone a liar." From the AAFP - "Current Academy policy on NPPs stipulates that these providers should always function...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 3
    The Pearson Vue trick is legit. The computer knows if you pass the exam or not immediately. Actual licensing status is pending through the state BON, because they don't get the results immediately,...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. What do you think about nurses and PA's being called "Doctor"?
    Devil, please do not take this the wrong way, BUT you just said "I earned my title, I have my independent autonomous practice, and I'll fight for both. Why won't you?" Last time I checked, NP's...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. The Political Nurse Speaks
    "so how did this make you anti-choice? you know that abortion isn't "anti-baby" right? lots of people that support a woman's right to abortion understand the majic and beauty of birth and life." ...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. DSD certification?
    I've never heard of a DSD other than dry sterile dressing. I think it may be one of those unique specialties with a small market at best. I had a DON years ago in a SNF whose title was "BSN, DON, C"....
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  19. The Political Nurse Speaks
    I always considered myself pro-choice, but it was my OB rotation during clinical that changed my perspective. Not only did I get to see a live birth, but care for the same mother and baby in the...
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. What do you think about nurses and PA's being called "Doctor"?
    "I think someone has never stepped foot on a university before. You really need to look into the history of educational titles and the use thereof." I beg your pardon... How many degree's do you...
    Oct 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    "Me too. It baffles me that people wouldn't want a universal healthcare system. This discussion has also highlighted to me how individualistic the U.S as a whole is with an "every man for himself"...
    Oct 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    "I believe that you are correct- Healthcare is a need. I also believe it is a human right. I believe for too long now in this country it has been a privilege and therein lies the problem." I could...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. What do you think about nurses and PA's being called "Doctor"?
    "I am completely serious (and kinda curious about why someone in healthcare wouldn't already know this). A Master's degree is the minimum for licensure in PT, OT, and SLP in all fifty states (and has...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. What do you think about nurses and PA's being called "Doctor"?
    "Educational achievement has little to nothing to do with licensure." I'm going to give you this opportunity to withdrawal that statement."Educational achievement has little to nothing to do with...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. Horizontal Violence - EMT's and Paramedics VS LPN's and RN's
    I think your example demonstrates exactly why EMS seem to think SNF nurses are "clinically dumb". Normal, is a no-no in the nursing realm, especially in relaying report to other modalities. However,...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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