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  1. Bathing Pts Question
    Baths! Ugh. Hate them with a passion. We bathe all of our vented patients at night as well, and that is usually when shtf around here. Patient is doing fine, I'm getting the vasopressors titrated...
    Oct 4, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. younger generation of nurses and blackberries?
    I guess I fall into the Young'ins with phones category, though I don't see any problem with it under certain circumstances. Nurses station at 3 a.m., charting and patient care work done? I'll take a...
    Mar 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. 40yr old guy needs advice on STNA
    Hiya my4helpers, I graduated from Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences last May. It's an associates degree program here in Canton, Ohio. Aultman hospital provides the clinical sites and...
    Feb 27, '10
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  4. What to do about pay?
    I realize some consider it crass to discuss/compare wages, but if you don't know what others are making, its tough to determine if you are being fairly compensated. I live in Ohio, outside of any...
    Feb 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. If nursing is your second degree/career...
    Caliotter3 makes a very good point here, if you can afford to work as a CNA or patient care tech, you will have a big leg up over other job seekers on your resume. I really wish I would have listened...
    Feb 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. If nursing is your second degree/career...
    I had this same problem transitioning from the military, with a career focused on mechanics and engineering. I had no other experience to include on a resume, so I used my military positions. I...
    Feb 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Do you agree that Nurses are on the Worst Driver List?
    Ya, my humor tends to run to sarcasm, but its all in good fun. For the record, my wife is an RN as well and over the same 10 year period, she had 1 ticket for not buckling her seatbelt (while driving...
    Feb 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. 40yr old guy needs advice on STNA
    I'm sorry to hear your plight Grumpy. Sadly, the manufacturing jobs are all leaving our state and many people are feeling the pain. I don't know what your educational background is, or your...
    Feb 20, '10
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  9. Do you agree that Nurses are on the Worst Driver List?
    I can't believe no one has connected the dots on this one.... From Minoritynurse.com (I cannot vouch for accuracy of statistics, but the ballpark numbers sound about right), there are @ 2.9...
    Feb 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. 3 medication errors in 7 months!
    I realize this thread is 4 years old, but since it was getting bumped and this topic was on my mind, I figured I would chime in. I'm a recent grad lucky enough to have found work as an RN. I...
    Feb 20, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. What to do about pay?
    /rant I realize you have been poked at by multiple people in this thread, but I just want to drive home the point so you don't continue running around spouting this anymore. There is absolutely...
    Feb 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Accepted a charge position...now a little nervous!
    Certainly doable, I took pretty much the exact same position as my first nursing job. I've only been doing it 3 months, and kind of got defaulted the charge position since there is only 1 RN per...
    Feb 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. feeling guilty, anxious about wanting to advance myself...please advice
    I don't know how to answer this without seeming like a jerk, so I'll just go for it. You don't owe anyone anything. I know it may seem like a cynical outlook, but you'll only be unhappy and resentful...
    Dec 13, '09
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  14. Does anyone know how long the waitlist is as of now at Stark State??
    You are correct in the hourly cost at Aultman, its a tad over $400 an hour. You do all nursing classes and clinicals at that hospital and all academic course work at Walsh University. I can...
    Nov 14, '09
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  15. Does anyone know how long the waitlist is as of now at Stark State??
    Hiya, Hopeful! I don't know how long the waitlist is, but in 2006 when I was looking for a school, the wait list was 2 years. This was when the economy was still pretty decent. In a down economy, a...
    Nov 13, '09
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  16. Retire by 30, thanks nursing!
    The amount of negative and hostile commentary coming from some folks on this board is astounding....and disheartening. It seems a lot of you naysayers are just bitter that you weren't focused or...
    Dec 13, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Bringing Massage Therapy Back into Nursing
    I must admit when I first saw the title of this thread, I thought :p ppffffftttt....how is it my job to massage someone? I shall qualify that thought with the fact that I'm still a nursing student,...
    Dec 12, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. mother dies after refusing blood transfusion
    lol, I never meant to imply that anyone was affiliated with a whorehouse by the use of the word madam. I was only thinking of it as a polite title like miss, mrs., ma'am. I didn't think of any...
    Nov 28, '07
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  19. mother dies after refusing blood transfusion
    SharonH, You're right, this stuff does get to be tiresome and I'm sure we both have better things to do. However, allow me to address a couple of your concerns. Please forgive me for paraphrasing...
    Nov 27, '07
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  20. Poll: As a male in Nursing school, my goal/desire is to work in this area....
    Put me down for the ICU==>CRNA route. Hopefully I can stay motivated to do the extra schooling beyond my RN licensure.
    Nov 26, '07
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  21. mother dies after refusing blood transfusion
    Heya SharonH, Don't make the mistake of thinking youth = lack of knowledge/intellect/experience/wisdom. I've spent time in Europe, Caribbean Islands, Canada, South America, and the Middle East,...
    Nov 26, '07
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  22. mother dies after refusing blood transfusion
    Stevie, I gotta give ya credit for making a good point. I did make a bit of an ginormous generalization by painting all people of faith with the same brush, my bad.:) I can freely say that I...
    Nov 25, '07
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  23. mother dies after refusing blood transfusion
    lol, I'm about as open minded as they come:trout: I'm willing to believe that anything is possible...even God and creation by a benevolent force that cares...or maybe aliens as the progenitors of...
    Nov 25, '07
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  24. mother dies after refusing blood transfusion
    Wow, this is lovely, a week later and this tired old debate meanders on down the path of foolishness. Oh well, since I have a couple minutes to spare, I must thank the people who have kept it...
    Nov 25, '07
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  25. mother dies after refusing blood transfusion
    It has been interesting exchanging ideas with you txpixiedust;) and to be absolutely honest with you I don't want to change people's ideas about religion. I've done that before and felt really bad...
    Nov 18, '07
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom


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