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  1. The culture of AN
    As a shameless member of the grammar police, I wish I could like this more than once!
    Sep 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Dealing with the sad parts
    The opposite side of the coin here is that while younger folks dying is sad because they never had the chance to live a full life, older folks are often missed because they did. The old are known...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  3. The culture of AN
    What I really wish could be more moderated is the atrocious spelling, text-speak and grammar exhibited by certain members. It truly makes me cringe when I see self-proclaimed professionals confusing...
    Sep 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Difficult people
    Shutting her down isn't your job either.
    Sep 27
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Difficult people
    What JustBeachy said. There are no "techniques" to "crack" people. Not everyone you meet will like you, and you have to get to a place where you're OK with that and able to work with them...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Some of Us Are Trying to Help You...
    OP, for all your good intentions, you are putting your students in a tough spot. There are good reasons that many nursing programs require the instructor to be present when a student is doing...
    Sep 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. US Hospitals unprepared to handle Ebola waste
    From what I've seen, absolutely true.
    Sep 25
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. WHY OH WHY? Every year-------competencies!!!!!
    If you think civilian competencies are bad, try a DOD/GS job. It takes days to complete annual competencies, and that's just the annual stuff--not including those classes/in-services that are due...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. If I hear this one more time, I'm going to lose it!!
    "That's how the hospital down the street is doing it" and "because we've always done it that way" are the mantras of my current duty station. They're upheld by a small group of powerful people who...
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Oncology Clinical
    Is the patient alert and oriented? The daughter only has power of attorney if the patient is in some way incapacitated and unable to make decisions for herself. Otherwise, this is a scenario you...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  11. How Many Night Nurses Attend Meetings?
    We have mandatory training that cannot be missed or there's hell to pay. It's invariably held one day of the month at 1300, and I'll be darned if that one day isn't smack dab inbetween two work...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. online classes for cna to lpn
    Google is your friend. There are options out there that will put as much as your LPN education as possible online. However, clinicals are still required.
    Sep 21
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Colleges, Universities
  13. Do You need to be in a good Health before starting nursing school?
    Develop good sleeping habits. Get used to going to bed early and getting up early. This will not only help you through nursing school and clinicals but through life in general.
    Sep 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. VA Boarding of BSN Nurse with 10 years experience
    Sounds normal to me--I was counting at 400-some days and have known the day count ever since! Now I'm heading rapidly toward double-digits...here comes freedom again!
    Sep 21
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. Patient Abandonment
    Do you have malpractice insurance? This is one of those times you're going to want someone on your side in the legal arena.
    Sep 20
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  16. Army Nursing: All Good Things Must Come To An End
    Actually, even us 20-something "babies" mind!
    Sep 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. Is per diem nights fairly manageable for non-night owls?
    One of the worst things you can do for your health is vary the time of day that you sleep. If you don't do well with nights to begin with, taking a PRN night job where you'll never actually adjust...
    Sep 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Pregnant Oncology Nurse
    I had a coworker who became pregnant while working oncology. She was granted charge nurse duty and took care of the (clean) med-surg patients that occasionally landed on our floor. It all depends...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  19. Too physically weak- scared to do nursing?
    The thing to keep in mind about the physical demands (especially if you're petite) is that you never go it alone. The act of lifting or transferring a patient alone is not only a hazard to your...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Hello!  New oncology CNA.
    Welcome! Even before you start asking questions, feel free to peruse this board's old threads for information. I recall a CNA previously asking questions about what to expect and pay attention to...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  21. Hypoxia? Besides raising head of bed & giving O2?
    What disease process are we talking about here? Do you have standing orders for O2 in an event like this? Are there PRN orders for nebulizer or inhaler treatments? Of course, if you have folks...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. How Do I Become a Military Nurse?
    Well, my username should be a strong hint... OP, the only branch that doesn't have a medical corps is the Marines. They use Navy personnel (corpsmen, nurses, etc) for all of their medical needs.
    Sep 15
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. IV's
    Are there actual clinical indicators that the IV is bad? Does the patient want the IV re-started regardless? What are the surrounding details to your scenario?
    Sep 15
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  24. How Do I Become a Military Nurse?
    1. Your age is fine. You're nowhere near the upper limit. 2. The physical requirements are doable, period. If you're in any way athletic, you should be fine. The standards for each service are...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. YES! Nurses Rock! BUT...
    This is a reality in any workforce, nursing or otherwise. Welcome to the adult world. However, the poor attitudes of some nurses don't diminish the overall excellence of the profession. I'd...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nurses Rock


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