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  1. has anyone done the WGU online RN to BSN program?
    thank you for that. I too was called by U of P many many times. I told them I was looking at a few different colleges and had not made my decision yet. One college even called me at work one night,...
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  2. Missed fingerstick
    Hmmmm, Diabetes is not caused by bad choices. When I was 6 and lying in bed in a coma, it was not my choice. Type 2 may be caused by (overweight, no exercise and such) but I still think " caused...
    Jul 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Missed fingerstick
    hey everyone, it's me again the T1 Diabetic. Definately definately do the fingerstick, especially if the Pt is on a S.S. Call the MD, it's an honest mistake. These are the ways we learn.
    Jul 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Question about holding Lantus
    I LOVE that! lol
    Jun 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Question about holding Lantus
    This still bothers me. Sorry, but as a Type 1 Diabetic for 38 years, and now a registered nurse, Lantus is not an insulin to hold, it has no peak, it is a basal insulin and works like a regular...
    Jun 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Can a new graduate be a hospice RN?
    HI FIREBALL, My first job out of school was with Hopsice. I loved it. I don't think it mattered whether I had M/S experience or not because the RN's I worked with taught me what I needed to know...
    Jun 10, '10
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. WGU?
    Has anyone taken courses from WGU online. It seems like a very interesting way to earn a degree. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks:)
    May 20, '10
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  8. What do you do when telemetry calls?
    wow, I am just amazed that many of you have had Tele Techs. I have never heard of this. We monitor our own tele's9 sometimes 5-6 at a time), but we have alarms that go off when something is askew. I...
    May 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. HH and the new HC bill
    Hello Home Health Nurses, I am from Massachusetts and will give a little info on my experience before I ask my question if that is ok. I worked as a Hospice RN in an inpatient house (which I...
    May 18, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. Heparin injections
    Hi all, I saw a query on Lovenox injections, what about Heparin injections? Does anyone give a Hep inj anywhere besides the abd, for instance the arm? Just curious thanks. :)
    May 18, '10
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. What is the maximum number of patients per nurse?
    Maasachusetts here. Days: 5 max mostly 4 with most of the D/C's Eves: 5 max with most of the admissions Nights: 6 sometimes 7 we are a tele floor as well charge nurse on eves may or may not...
    May 18, '10
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  12. confused, stressed and scared.
    don't ever be ashamed or embarrassed to ask questions, That is how we learn. I have benn working for only 1 year on a M/S tele floor and ask questions every day, especially if I have not done a...
    May 18, '10
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  13. *Weird* Patient Allergies
    I've had pt's tell me they're allergic to water and can only drink the bottled stuff. hmmm I wonder if their bodies are made out of the bottled water as well.
    May 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Lantus insulin question
    yes but being a Type 1 diabetic myself, (38 yrs) you do not hold Lantus insulin. It has no peak, if a person without diabetes is sick they're pancreas still produces their basal insulin. Even of...
    Apr 27, '10
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  15. Caught a major med error today!
    Holy cow! Thank god you noticed. As a Type 1 Diabetic I would have been down and out. Thank you for being a responsible Nurse who checks. Diabtes is a quick lecture in school.
    Apr 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. How long of a commute do you drive
    I only have a 12 minute drive to work. Would I travel 1.5 hrs for the experience, and or money, yes BUT would I want the aggravation of traffic, delays,etc No. I also would not like the drive home...
    Mar 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. pertussis question
    Hello, I would like to know how long after a person starts coughing will the nasopharingeal swab test stay positiver? I have had a cough since the beginning of January, so much that I was wearing...
    Mar 29, '10
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  18. Memo to All Hospital Staff
    LOLOLOLOLOLOL If I can print this and show it, :lol2: I will.
    Mar 26, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. home health care on the Cape
    Hello to everyone, I would like to know if anyone can give me info on HH nursing on the Cape. Why did you choose it, how far do you travel each day? what is your typical day like, How many Pt's,...
    Mar 25, '10
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  20. Happily Addicted to Allnurses.com
    all I can say is.......AWESOME! I am too.
    Mar 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. A Letter to Hollywood: Nurses Are Not Handmaidens
    I have to admit I watch reruns of Gage & Desoto, and Nurse Daisy. " start a line, give d5w, and transport" No gloves, no PPE, lol. You are all wonderful, intelligent, nurses. Thanks for the letter...
    Mar 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Reasons for nursing always epic?
    Why worry about other peoples reasone, sounds like you have a pretty epic story of your own. You know why you want to be a nurse, that's enough. You already hit it on the head, by saying "how" they...
    Mar 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. A Letter to Hollywood: Nurses Are Not Handmaidens
    Awesome! I worked as an EMT-B for 8 years, and when I decided to go to nursing school was scoffed at. "you can't do anything without a Dr's orders, (we can we have protocols) you'll be wiping butts...
    Mar 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Loooking for others in my area
    Hi All, I am looking for others in my area (cape & Island/plymouth) who do HH. How is your day planned, why did you choose HH, likes/dislikes, perks or benefits, etc? Any help would be appreciated....
    Mar 25, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  25. Typical day for a Home Health nurse...
    WOW what a great thread! I am considering HH and am happy to see how the days go. I work in a Hospt. med/surg tele floor, but since starting have never felt so stressed, and have been sick more than...
    Mar 25, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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