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  1. If you want to work in psych you must be crazy yourself...
    I'm a Psych Nurse with ADHD, a load of personality disorders, and often at the edge of psychotic.
    Jun 19
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Scrub bottoms for tall/fat female?
    I'm tall, 6'4". Cherokee 4701 only top I'll wear. Cherokee Uniforms
    Jun 18
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  3. Buying Scrubs
    Cherokee Style 4701 is a Tall Sized Scrub Top. I'm 6'4" and the only top I'll wear. They have Tall Size pants too. Look at Style 4000. I don't opt in Tall for pants. I like them a little short.
    May 26
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  4. I hate being a CNA
    Tough work for the money or at least it was where I worked while I was in nursing school. I'd rather work in retail than be a career CNA. They should definitely be paid better.
    May 25
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. do you think a degree/ education is ever a waste?
    That's great and it's because other fields aren't as arrogant as nursing has become with their BSN attitude. Nursing continues to destroy itself.
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Why Is There an ASN/ADN/RN Option?
    Because an ADN meets state requirements to be an RN and no hospital should receive any government funding for not hiring ADNs.
    Feb 25
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  7. Do you ever hold Lantus?
    If a patient went to bed at 120 and woke up at 50 and I had the patient the next night and the Lantus order didn't change, there is a case where I would hold it if I couldn't get a hold of Doc.
    Feb 22
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  8. Close & intensive observation sheet behaviors/actions
    We don't even check asleep anymore. We check quiet. Lawyers don't want a dead patient from something like heart attack being charted asleep for 6 hours.
    Jan 29
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. Ratios in acute psych
    Our facility is 1:8 RN and 1:6 Behavioral Health Specialists
    Jan 29
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. Change in Representation - Best Nurses Unions
    We are exploring a change in representation for our union at hospital in Illinois. Any suggestions for good representation?
    Jan 29
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  11. Any RN to BSN programs without a lot of busy work?
    I have high hopes a few schools develop programs without the paper writing. It's the number 1 thing I hear all my ADN classmates complain about on Facebook that are doing completion programs is all...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. Any RN to BSN programs without a lot of busy work?
    Unfortunately, the only other Bachelors degree I know of that has more paper writing than nursing is are degrees in things like journalism / writing / English. I really do hope some schools come up...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  13. Has anyone driven to the IDPFR in Springfield?
    Best of my memory, it takes about 3 weeks after you send to state for your license to be issued. Remember the state processes a lot more licenses than just nursing. The plumbers want their stuff too....
    Jan 14
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  14. Why can't CPI be 2 years like everything else?
    Time to renew my CPI. Why can't CPI be 2 years lie everything else. What a scam.
    Jan 12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. Homeless working the system, multiple admissions
    All right. I was trying to back out of this conversation because I was expecting some different responses, but now I'm in it. I AM NOT bashing the homeless. What we do with them after a while; and...
    Nov 28, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. Formatting programs for papers?
    It's terribly unfortunate that this is what nursing education has become. More like a laughable joke.
    Nov 28, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  17. Homeless working the system, multiple admissions
    No, been in this almost 3 years. Not Jaded at all, in Chicago, big culture of people working the system. I'm not talking about the real psych patients, I'm talking about the ones working the system,...
    Nov 28, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. Homeless working the system, multiple admissions
    See many of my pts prefer to be in hospital to nursing home or group home so they get themselves kicked out of so may places and no one will accept them back, but they are little angels in the...
    Nov 27, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. Homeless working the system, multiple admissions
    Nah, just working the broken system.
    Nov 27, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. Homeless working the system, multiple admissions
    Are you kidding? They leave 1 hospital and march right to another within hours. They are working the system and living like kings! I don't even understand how hospitals are getting paid for this. ...
    Nov 27, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. Homeless working the system, multiple admissions
    What do you do with people that keep coming back every 2 weeks or some that think they are smarter by getting discharged from 1 hospital then going to another and saying the magic words. As a...
    Nov 27, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. Other than BSN
    I will never understand how people associate certain aspects of school with ability. I know C students that passed the NCLEX in 75 and their straight A classmates took over 200 or even failed. ...
    Nov 27, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. Other than BSN
    Only thing I ever cheated on was fluff paper writing. I'm a REAL GOOD person to have nearby when you have to call a code blue.
    Nov 27, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. Other than BSN
    The ability to write papers, which I openly admit I lack, has absolutely ZERO to do with my ability to be a good nurse. I am confident a poll of my coworkers would indicate that I am one of the...
    Nov 27, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. I am fed up with PCT position...
    I worked as PCT through nursing school, not for the money, but just to help with job. I promised myself I would always be good to techs when I became a RN and I think I've held pretty good to my...
    Nov 22, '14
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants


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