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  1. sports bras?
    Sports bra or the Genie Bra. It's the same concept but with a little more stretch.
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  2. You aren't imagining this . . . "RNs Are Delaying Retirement. . . "
    I worked with one nurse who was let go at age 74 after she'd been hospitalized and had used all her PTO and FMLA time. She passed away less than two years later from complications of a surgery...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. CEUs
    Huh. English, math, a basic computer course, intro to psych, med term, A&P, intro to healthcare, and Spanish for Allied health were all required pre-reqs for ours, plus a PCT course (16 hours...
    Jul 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. too much sick leave?
    I had a difficult pregnancy and HR automatically started FMLA when I'd missed my 3rd consecutive day for the same illness. I had intermittent FMLA for my pregnancy, but I still got negative marks...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. too much sick leave?
    Ask HR how much time you have left. Did you get FMLA or short-term disability for your injury and surgery?
    Jul 25
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  6. Word crimes! (No txtng)
    To/too/two, your/you're, lose/loose, tots adorbs, and if I hear "jelly" for jealous one more time. . .I have a FB friend who is always posting about not taking life for granite, and it's all I can do...
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. CEUs
    Didn't you already take med term for LPN school?
    Jul 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. LPN/LVN Clinical Questions
    My school had rotations in LTC (3 different ones, one subacute facility), hospice (inpt and home), hospitals (OB rotation, ER), psych facility (with adult mental health units, developmental units,...
    Jul 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. Is anyone else bothered by this?  You should be
    I don't see how a hospital in one state can refuse to hire a newly relocated nurse because the nurse followed the guidelines for her previous state. Once she's licensed in her new state she'll have...
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Leave jobs?
    Where are you to make that money in an office setting?! That's amazing plus benefits! If you're not content then consider looking at a children's hospital. (I'm making just under $18/hour for a...
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Nursing vs. Teaching
    Stick with what you know for the time being. I went to nursing school with a woman who had gotten her degree in teaching, then went to nursing school and did that. She was a nurse for two years...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Do you attend patient funerals?
    My uncle died after 9 weeks in CCU. Not only did his favorite nurse from his cardio's office come to the visitation, two of the nurses from the hospital came by also--one still in scrubs after...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Let's hear about your worst shift ever!
    Last week. One nurse was off and the other had an appt, so I was the only nurse until about lunchtime (the nurse's appt ran late). Our new system upgrade had crashed, the other system wouldn't let...
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Do you work with a cold sore?
    I worked with a fever all last week, and even one day as the only nurse in the office! The provider knew I had a fever and URI sx but I still couldn't leave!
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Was I in the wrong to try to call 911?
    Always call 911 if someone's having a seizure. If they're "faking" them let them explain that to the paramedics and foot that bill.
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I hate cancer
    Cancer sucks. My dad's mom died before my parents met, so I obviously never knew her but heard what a wonderful person she was. My FIL died from mesothelioma 11 days after his dx--because the first...
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Which inhaler needs to be given first?
    Is the ventolin supposed to given daily or just PRN? I have asthma pts who swear up and down their albuterol is daily and the others are PRN, and they are wrong in that assumption. If the ventolin...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  18. Anyone mixing antigens for allergy drops?
    SLIT, sublingual immunotherapy, is NOT a medication that would involve pharmaceutical intervention. I mixed SLIT and SCIT at my ENT/allergy practice. True, SLIT is not FDA approved and it's an...
    Jul 2
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  19. Literacy:  A good quality in a unit secretary
    Not quite a unit secretary, but I had a front desk person, completely literate, but refused to tell pts, when they called to schedule an allergy test, not to take their antihistamines 7 days prior to...
    Jul 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Unsure of wanting kids
    I have two boys, 12 and 2, and can't imagine life without them. I wasn't one of those kids/teenagers growing up that always had dolls and goo-gooed over new babies. My now-ex husband and I were in...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. ABC TV:NY Med shows ER nurse fired due to social media post
    I agree that she shouldn't have used the hashtag "man vs. #6 train" but maybe man vs. machine. I also agree they made an example of her to show how serious the facility is about social media...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. License expiration date - how does your state handle it?
    For my state all licensed professionals in the same category expire at the same time, on the last day of the month of odd or even years. Example: all LPNs expire March 31 of odd-numbered years,...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. Drama...drama....drama....
    Two theories on this (and they both probably apply). 1: nursing is predominantly a female occupation, and any time you have more than one female working closely together there will be drama (not to...
    Jun 30
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  24. Intrusiveness and unwanted touching of pregnant bellies
    Have you ever been pregnant? Nobody wants random strangers coming up to you, touching/rubbing your protruding belly, asking all sorts of questions. It's rude but people do it every day without...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. nursing, but not bedside nursing?
    I've only worked in the clinic setting for my entire nursing career and love it. I have two young kids and it's more important to me to be at home evenings, weekends, and holidays right now. Yes,...
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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