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  1. Tired of unpaid OT
    I fail to see how ANY nurse in a PDN atmosphere (other than management) could be considered exempt from receiving overtime pay under the federal rules, let alone the state rules. How many...
    3:32 pm
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. Nursing school student loans.
    Yep...complaining that there were no immediate, same-day responses = attention-seeking behavior to me. (Or a sign of immaturity, or a lack of understanding that the world doesn't revolve around any...
    12:11 am
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Nursing school student loans.
    Wow, you expect instant responses? You posted on the 19th and are complaining that you don't have responses yet on the 19th....entitled much? Sorry, I don't reward attention-seekers, so I won't...
    Apr 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Got myself stuck out west
    Also, most only require you to get the BSN within 5-7 years, and offer at least partial tuition reimbursement. Definitely dig around on the hospital websites to see what's out there....assume m...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  5. an oldie but goodie
    And don't even get me started on the fact that Dixie McCall was a "hot babe" back then, but would be considered an overweight cow by today's standards. :angrybird1:
    Apr 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Never, never pick a nursing diagnosis
    I think we're thinking the same thing, but interpreting it differently... or at least interpreting it a lot farther than I think a nursing student would understand when told that they must use an...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. an oldie but goodie
    When Emergency! came out in syndication, I think they changed the name to Emergency One for the syndicated shows because the original series was still on the air. I guess the FCC figured the public...
    Apr 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. an oldie but goodie
    And did y'all remember that Dr. Joe Early's actor (Bobby Troup) was married to Nurse Dixie McCall's actress (Julie London) in real life? And their private affairs weren't splashed all over the...
    Apr 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Never, never pick a nursing diagnosis
    My problem with care plans requiring "citing sources" is that it doesn't allow nurses to do what I think of as one of our specialties in healthcare: thinking outside the box. I had a friend...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. Night and Made my Day
    How wonderful to hear! Always nice to feel appreciated and loved! I recently found out that my client's mom told my supervisor that they are thrilled with me and the way I care for their child. ...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. Well, don't come back
    Wow... so a family that has coverage seven days a week is ticked off that they have to care for their child for ONE shift??? What if she came down with the tummy bug today and so didn't meet their...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  12. Best credit card for travelers- most rewards
    If you have a smartphone, there is an app (probably more than one!) that you can use to scan in all your various reward / frequent shopper / whatever cards. Then you just pull up the card in...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. Got myself stuck out west
    Where have you looked at hiring in for $23/hour with a decade of experience? Most facilities here are paying more than that to new-hires!
    Apr 16
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  14. Michigan Endorsement
    That would depend on whether you want to work as an LPN while going for your RN. Are you working now? If so, do you make more or less than what you'd make as an LPN? Do you already work in...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  15. The Infamous Cab-ulance
    Everything is different there -- 1. College is "free" (paid for with taxes), so doctors (and nurses and administrators and everyone else involved in healthcare) don't have huge student loans to...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Who went straight for ADN?
    Second career in my 40s involved going to school for my ADN part-time while still working my office job. Biggest downside was getting a job after I graduated....people who had been CNAs (or who...
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. "Wasteful Nurses"
    I, too, am skeeved out by reusing suction catheters. Fortunately, while not enough to use a fresh one every time, we do have enough extras on hand that on particularly nasty days, I can pitch one...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. What's in your bag (and/or car) -- the PDN version!
    Just realized that I forgot to include my FLASHLIGHT in my (already too long) list! It came in mighty handy when we lost electricity that one time, lemme tell ya!
    Apr 12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. What's in your bag (and/or car) -- the PDN version!
    Have you considered consolidating and getting an e-Bible? I have one that I can access on my smartphone, Kindle, and tablet... one less thing to tote around (because I'm already toting way too much...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. What's in your bag (and/or car) -- the PDN version!
    Exactly! I absolutely *hate* to be somewhere and not have access to something I wanted. And since I'm the one schlepping it all over the place, I figure I only have myself to blame if the bags are...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  21. How Not To Bring Germs Home...
    I cannot believe I'm the first person to mention this word in this thread: FOMITE! (Sorry, couldn't resist.... lordy but I miss that crusty old bat thread!)
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I'm sorry, honey.  Mommy is a nurse...
    His mom's a redhead... there's not much this kid hasn't heard and won't repeat! ;)
    Apr 11
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  23. "Wasteful Nurses"
    I do wonder how many of these kids never feel human skin over the course of an entire day. I understand that the risk of infection/cross-contamination is higher for "home health visits" where you...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. "Wasteful Nurses"
    Lily Tomlin is amazing to this day! "One ringy-dingy..."
    Apr 11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. I'm sorry, honey.  Mommy is a nurse...
    My kid plays hockey. He now tells his teammates to "rub some dirt on it, princess!"
    Apr 11
    Forum: Nurses Rock


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