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  1. Don't listen to the nurse
    ignorance is hard to reason with
    9:17 am
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Nurses Enabling Substance Abusers
    It is not up to the nurse to determine medication therapy. Surely you know how dangerous it is for someone to come off a high too quickly. If his vital signs were ok and the order was valid I say...
    9:16 am
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Not paid for working past your shift?
    no, it is not legal, even if "we have always done it that way".
    Dec 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Charting Issues
    I worked in a hospital years ago in which a patinet had come in for surgery, had complications, went to ICU then downgraded to a medical unit. In the hospital 5 weeks and her skin assessments were...
    Dec 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Chances of Graduate School?
    I think your changes are good. Like sslamster said - it will depend on other factors. For instance, my program required an "A" in statistics from the BSN level.
    Dec 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Inquiring Minds
    You have to learn a new language and a new culture. There is a LOT of information to learn in a reasonably short period of time. It has to be your major focus till you graduate. But then you are...
    Dec 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Which way to go?
    it really depends on the market in your area. For sure, all hospitals and most MD offices are having to convert to electronic documentation. The IT people are leery of nurses moving in to their...
    Dec 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. ACLS Classes in Dallas
    you have to arrange in advance with the insturctor to do the skills test, as not everyone will include an online person in the skills lab. We charge $275 for the live course, but if someone brings...
    Dec 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. My NCLEX story
    Congratulations and welcome to nursing!
    Dec 18
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. In light of the recent NETY thread that was closed...
    what does NETY mean and why do people expect everyone to know EVERY acronym out there?
    Dec 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Acronyms: Where's the COW?
    had a patient get upset when I claimed she was bi-sexual. No, I had written BS (blood sugar) in her chart. Glad they cannot read what we put in the computer!
    Dec 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. ketones and drug testing question
    i doubt the facility would go to the trouble and expense of having a test that would yield "false" results (non-alcoholic related).
    Dec 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. New Grad Feels Nothing When Offered Position
    whilie in school we have an idea of what to expect next. But once we go to work we face lots of unexpected twists and turns in life. So maybe you are feeling a little unsure. Good luck!
    Dec 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. RN to BSN Online
    states have varying requirements on what should be offered in the program. However, once you are licensed, it may not matter. At any rate, I would ask someone at the BON to give you their impression....
    Dec 18
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  15. ACLS Classes in Dallas
    call or go online to teh American Heart Association. They may know of some scheduled in your area.
    Dec 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. NPO after midnight
    I would not question the route, as long as it is not PO. But I might question the meds. In this case there does not seem to be an issue, but some meds should be taken with food. Check before you...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  17. I pushed my call light 3 seconds ago, what took you so long?
    we are trying to get into the habit of telling patients that, since we make rounds hourly, the call button is only for emergencies. Does not work on everyone of course, but we have changed their...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  18. Depression from nursing?
    I don't think you have given yourself a real opportunity to adjust to your new career or to your medication. You will never know if the medication is helpful if you don't take it. Thinking it will...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  19. Remodeling the department
    you will need a large storage area that locks. Mannequins are helpful even if you don't teach CPR. You want to store outdated things for class use - such as urinary catheter kits. They can be used in...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  20. Meds?!!
    the problem with starting too soon is that your instructors may focus on classes of drugs or give tools to help you remember, and then you will have to unlearn what you have learned already. In class...
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Declining a position after accepting it.
    tough spot. I agree with Elkpark. Talk to HR again.
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Christmas gifts for my coworkers..
    gift cards sound nice. I am giving pretty candy in glass decorative jars.
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Transfer or continue where I am at?
    I would attempt to transfer. You might be done by 2016.
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Making friends during nursing school / losing friends?
    I grew apart from some friends during nursing school. Or they grew away from me. Anyway, I added nursing friends. I assume that is life
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. RN License Renewal CEU Requirements
    are you in Texas? The T-BON website is self-explanatory, but I will try to help. If you work with the elderly you need a minimum of two contact hours every license renewal. If you work in ER you need...
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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