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  1. "Doing too much"
    I guess I would say, try not to compare yourself with people who have clearly destroyed their lives, and compare yourself with someone who is successful. We can all point to someone who has it worse...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Maryville University Summer 2013
    I just got accepted into the Adult-Geriatric NP program. May 6th is the start date! Hurray!
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. Anyone think I'm crazy?
    Honestly, I think I am in a similar sitation. RN (BSN), with roughly the same amount of time under my belt. Med-surg, LTC/psych, Hospice. I work in hospice admissions so it is also the job that a...
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Just let me be...
    I don't think they missed the mark at all. I believe that the original post DOES sound "wounded, unhappy, and defensive." And, I'm sorry, but clearly the OP feels that there is no difference between...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. It wasn't funny...at the time.
    When I was an On Call nurse for hospice, it was expected that when you heard the phone ring and got your assignment, you were to be on your way within 15 minutes. If it's 3am and you had been...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. Guys, do you take this personally?
    A good friend of my told me she has a male GYN, and said "Well I just wouldn't feel comfortable with a woman looking at me there." I don't think it's discrimination, it's a comfort issue. And what...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  7. A few questions, please
    Again...can't agree more with Tewdles. Also, if your patient has a history of chronic pain and is not being medicated with long acting pain medication for one reason or another, it is important to...
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  8. no provision for continuous home care
    Our hospice uses a care team called: extended care. We are not supposed to use the term "continuous" because our regulations state that Continuous level of care requires a minimum of 8hrs presence in...
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. A Call to Action from the Nationís Nurses in the Wake of Newtown
    First of all, I don't agree that the NRA isn't protecting the 2nd amendment, but even if that were true why are you assuming that an organization protecting "GUN MANUFACTURERS" is so horrible? We...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. New Grad for Hospice
    I agree with the replies. I would also recommend that any time you question something, write it down and call your supervisor, or another nurse on your team who can help. If there general hospice...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. Admissions RN duties?
    Having been an admission nurse for 2 years for hospice, I would recommend that you start out in hospice doing primary or on-call nursing if the field before starting with the admissions team. There...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. Oncall hospice nurse
    Hi...I spent 2 years as an on call nurse before I moved into a primary nursing role with hospice. It was also 7 on and 7 off. My hours were 4:30pm to 8a. My coverage area was huge, and I was...
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. I need help processing my first hospice patient experience.
    I hesitate to use oxygen with patients in active/terminal decline as it dries the mucous membrane and the body's requirements for O2 is reduced. Evidence shows a gentle fan on low hitting the...
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. Admission without evaluation
    In our state (not sure if this applies nationally), a physician now needs to perform a face to face assessment with the pt for certification. I don't know what your hospice criteria is, but if a...
    Jan 16, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  15. Fair salary offer?
    Totally agree with all the posters. I am in a similar on call position that you are going into. I work 7 days on and then have 7 days off (16 hour nights). Starting salary for me was $50,800 +...
    May 8, '10
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. Appropriate for Hospice?
    For the hospice agency I work for, hospice services are appropriate for any person who has been given a prognosis of 6 months or less to live. Most of our clients don't live the full 6 months on...
    May 8, '10
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. New guy trying to fit in
    I've worked in hospital and LTC nursing in my career. At the hospital, LPNs were feeling diminished by the hospital itself (ending the hiring of new LPNs, while current LPNs where "strongly...
    Mar 26, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  18. Some days I just can't take it.....
    This is a telling situation of how much support hospice nurses themselves need. Providing support for patients and their families is an important part of hospice care as I see it, but I think many...
    Mar 26, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. I'm sure this is not the first time this question has been posed.
    Maybe this is too trite to be in a new thread, but reading through these posts I have to ask. When will nursing professionals stop allowing themselves to be used and abused in such a way that an...
    Feb 20, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. MSN, NP interest
    Hi all... I am currently applying for the Adult NP program at Kent State University in Ohio. I was wondering if anyone can give me some insight about a brand new grad student pursuing his MSN in...
    Feb 17, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. Kent State ADN  program, which campus?
    Just as an aside...we get horrific weather in Ashtabula county d/t lake effect.
    Feb 6, '09
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  22. If LPNs are being "phased out" should I forget about taking the LPN Program???
    When I first got out of school, I started my employment at a large hospital on a med/surg floor. I remember that the hospital was trying to get a national award that will gain recognition and great...
    Feb 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. I'm not happy
    Keep in mind that many patience in a LTC facility can begin to feel abandoned or less valuable as an individual. I think some figure if they don't treat you like a nurse, and more as a servant, then...
    Feb 5, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. should i?
    LOL I love what the other posters have to say on this. I totally agree with them. Use your caller ID and if you don't pick up for the slackers who call off then they will be less apt to call you. ...
    Feb 5, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. 30 minutes leeway with PRN meds?
    I don't think there is leeway on prn's either. In fact, some doctors give orders that are expressly indicated that you wait the full 8 hours on a TID schedule. If you feel that the patient is...
    Feb 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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