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  1. Missing meds & I'm getting the blame
    The OP said it was a missing BOTTLE of lortab. All the hair follicle tests in the world would not prove she did not sell the pills. Proving she did not use the drug does not prove she did not...
    Aug 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Can't sleep anymore!
    I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who has been through this. I worked night shift for 10 years - LOVED IT. Then, one day, it was like someone flipped a switch. I would get in bed by about 8 am...
    Jul 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Going from a career in nursing to med school
    I guess the grass is always greener - many physicians I know have told me if they could do it over they would be NPs instead of going to med school. Not for nothing, unless you go for a...
    Jun 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. If you could do it all over again, would you choose nursing as your career?
    No way. I would stay as far away from any career in healthcare as I could get.
    Jun 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Over worked Nurses
    always true
    Nov 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. High contact sports and nursing?
    Legal and ethical issues? What kind of sport are we talking about here? :eek: Seriously, though, what you do on your own time (disclaimer: as long as you are not participating in some illegal...
    Nov 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. how to read a nursing schedule/time shift
    The circled C likely indicates who is Charge for the shift
    Sep 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Public Health and birth control
    It seems the OP has Plan B confused with RU-486
    Aug 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Is this ever acceptable?
    Spoken like someone who's never worked in a NICU ;) We never, ever waste blood. When drawing labs from a UAC/UVC, we always give the blood back. I was horrified the first time I saw a "big people"...
    Dec 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I'm probably nuts for asking, but....
    Non-partisan nonsmoker
    Oct 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Need advice from FNP or PNP Please
    That isn't a question that can just be answered as there is no "starting wage for NPs" - NPs all start out at different wages. It depends on what type of work you will be doing, call/rounds...
    Sep 26, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. A physican where I work called a patient a "FAT PIG!"
    Gastroenterology is a subspecialty of internal medicine. It is not a surgical specialty. Gastroenterologists (GI docs) do not perform abdominal surgeries. They do endooscopies, liver biopsy, polyp...
    Sep 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Get to OR as nurse or PA?
    PAs and NPs that work with a surgical group will sometimes first assist in surgery, close the wound, harvest the vein for bypass, assist with joint replacements, etc.
    Aug 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Get to OR as nurse or PA?
    What do you want to do in the OR? You can work in the OR as a nurse, a PA, a nurse practitioner, a surgical technologist, a CRNA. They all have different roles, so the best path for you to take...
    Aug 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nursing Student
    I think you will be fine. I didn't take chemistry in HS and still did fine in college chemistry.
    Aug 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Do nurses have a right to privacy?
    If the PD is handing out reports containing ANYONE's SSN, something really needs to be done. SSN is not public record by any standard whatsoever.
    Aug 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Comprehensive 100% Online FNP programs...
    University of South Alabama also has required campus visits for the FNP program
    Jul 17, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant?
    Finding NPs in the OR is not that unusual - at least not more so than finding PAs in the OR. It largely depends on the preferences of the local surgeons. In my area, the cardiovascular surgeons tend...
    Jul 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant?
    it depends on what they are trained to do. neither can perform surgery. nps do not deliver babies (only certified nurse midwives), i do not think pas do either, but i don't know. both can work in a...
    Jul 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. "If you sit down and chart for more than 15 minutes, that's considered a break"
    Unlike the 30-minute lunch break, 15-minute breaks tend to be paid breaks, so the employer, by the letter of the law, would not be requiring the employee to work unpaid. While most states require a...
    Jun 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Replacement Nursing Pin
    The bookstore handles the pins at some schools. Couldn't hurt to try there.
    May 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Most Humorous Call-In Excuses
    Surely there were at least a few that were quick enough on their feet to come back with "too much to work = too much to drive"
    Apr 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Grandfather clause for DNP?
    Does anyone know what the plan is (there probably isn't one), for masters-prepared NPs who wish to change specialties. Currently, there is the post-masters certificate, but I'm guessing that will be...
    Apr 10, '09
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  24. Name pins???
    Like this one? http://www.allheart.com/af500.html
    Jan 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Can an Employer Penalize You For Calling-In Due to Illness ?
    When did I propose one cause problems for their employer?? When did I suggest that people should call off every day or at the last minute?? Not once did I suggest such a thing. What I SAID was...
    Jan 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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