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  1. Haldol IV?
    In some of my previous ICU jobs, we would give 5 mg IV for severe w/d symptoms. Never had a problem with it. My current hospital seems to prefer ativan, which I personally do not like. I have...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. Tuition Reimbursement in limbo
    I have had problems with this in the past. It seems like it is easier just to pay for it yourself, rather than go thru the hassle. I agree that 3 weeks isn't that long, however. Be glad you get...
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Who teaches essential nursing skills?
    We are experiencing the same thing. Having to give lengthy orientations, for the most basic nursing skills.
    Apr 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Starting salary in MS for a RN
    Seriously, about $19 per hour for day-shift, with several dollars per hour extra for evening/nights.
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Starting salary in MS for a RN
    Not enough, haha.
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. 500 cc of Vanco/Ns over 2 hours via pump via picc line
    It isn't the amount of the fluid the vanc is mixed in, but rather the actual dosage of vanc that matters. Vancomycin can cause unwanted side effects if administered too fast. 250 cc per hr is fine...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. A slightly dishonest question about transfering credits...
    I wonder if you can take a few super-easy classes, just to boost your "cumulative GPA." You could probably knock out quite a few easy classes online fairly quickly. Just a thought.
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Chamberlain Nursing School... Is it worth it???
    I agree with most of the other's comments here~ don't go to Chamberlain, don't take out so much in student loans! Please be aware that many employers will no longer offer tuition reimbursement. ...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Chamberlain College Online Nursing
  9. About paying off student loans
    One thing I have noticed is that "today's student" takes out too much money in loans, and then uses the extra money to live on. I work with new nurses who bought a new car, have a new house with...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How to prove nurse looked up my medical record
    LittleCandles, I think you mis-read my post. I am quite well aware that you do not have to be a nurse in order to use this forum, and I was not talking about anything next to the screen name. The...
    Apr 16
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  11. How to prove nurse looked up my medical record
    I am also wondering just who is the "nurse" here. The title of this is "how to prove nurse looked at my medical record," but I am also thinking none of the parties involved here are actual "nurses."...
    Apr 15
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  12. Loan forgiveness options? Help!
    And I am from the South, haha! Not rude, just honest. Pay what you owe, then worry about starting a family, etc. Also, I currently work in a very rural area. We offer NO tuition reimbursement of...
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Loan forgiveness options? Help!
    Personally, I don't like the notion that the gov't will somehow bail out or forgive loans, because that comes from taxpayer's pockets. I paid for both of my degrees; why should I have to pay for...
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Concerns, asked to resign, etc.
    I am going to say "it isn't age" also. Our older nurses who are new-grads run circles around our younger new-grads.
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Florida Panhandle Agreement
    You will most likely need a BSN; most of the hospitals I am familiar with in the Pensacola/Gulf Breeze area require a BSN. Your best bet is to call Human Resources at Sacred Heart Hospital or...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  16. If you wear Danskos....
    I wear Sketchers exclusively now. As far as how long a shoe should last, well that depends on your weight, how much walking you do, etc. I like the Sketchers because I can throw them in the washer,...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. Would you quit over white uniforms?
    Back in Annette Funicello's day, they were called pedal-pushers, or clam-diggers.
    Mar 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Would you quit over white uniforms?
    I see a lot of younger female nurses who wear thongs under their white pants. (Yes, you can see them.) That said, I think it looks worse to wear those and look like you aren't wearing any...
    Feb 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Would you quit over white uniforms?
    I wear white all the time. I am not required to, I can wear whatever I like, I just happen to like white.
    Feb 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Do Male Nurses Get More Respect?
    Here in the deep south, yes, male nurses get more respect. Tons more, actually.
    Feb 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. No Nursing Shortage
    I have a job, so I really don't have a dog in this fight. That said, there is NO WAY that I would have been able to "just move" for a job. People have families, homes, etc., and it isn't that...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Hospitals Firing Seasoned Nurses: Nurses FIGHT Back!
    One thing we have noticed is that the new-grad nurses are coming in with a BSN, mostly, but they cannot "hit the floor running." They have learned nothing but theory, and require lengthy...
    Jan 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Hospitals Firing Seasoned Nurses: Nurses FIGHT Back!
    I get sick of the newer, younger, inexperienced nurses getting all the promotions. They come running to the older, experienced nurses with questions, help, etc., because they don't know something,...
    Jan 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Healthcare deductables
    You just now noticed? Wow. I pay a $50 co-pay just to see my doctor. It used to be that my labwork, xrays, etc., were completely covered, but now I get bills for those. My deductibles are...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. LVN teacher
    All of my instructors held advanced degrees. Just saying.
    Jan 23
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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