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  1. Thinking of leaving LTC
    Nursing homes are the epitome of exploitive capitalism, slashing costs to the bare minimum and taking advantage of the fact that people can't complain. I don't blame you for leaving.
    Mar 14, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Will things get better as I get educated?
    Not to sound vain, but so far in life, I've usually worked in environments where I've been smarter and more edcuated than many of my coworkers (retail, CNA, waitressing). Even if I try to simplify my...
    Mar 14, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Do you regret being a nurse
    I don't know. I'm working as a CNA in LTC, and I'm having second thoughts as having a career in nursing.
    Mar 14, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. nurses vs. dental hygenist salary
    This might have something to do with dentistry being less of a necessity than medical care, so people are willing to shell out more.
    Mar 14, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. A Poll of actual CNA wages in the U. S. working directly at the bedside
    I work at a nonprofit LTC in Houston and make $6.90/hr. At hospitals, pay is about $10/hr. I've been trying for months to get a hospital job, but with no luck whatsoever.
    Mar 12, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Getting hit!
    THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! I wish that people would look beyond superficial pity and black and white perspectives to realize that restraints are necessary, yet people will always blame the caretaker for...
    Mar 10, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Getting hit!
    1) I'm a CNA, and I can't talk to doctors, and I work in a Catholic facility that opposes treating residents like animals, never mind the fact that it harms thae staff 2) I don't talk to resident...
    Mar 10, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. do you feel like the CNA's run the floor?
    I swear, with some of the residents' families, what they choose is what they get. Too many people see nursing homes as a guilt-free way to solve the problem of an elderly parent. They don't have to...
    Mar 10, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Getting hit!
    While we're on the topic, what constitutes unlawful restraint when defending one's self? When someone swings at me, my first reaction is to grab their hand or arm, or break their grip by bending...
    Mar 10, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. do you feel like the CNA's run the floor?
    Yeah, I'd also rather commit suicidal euthenasia than get put into a nursing home. In fact, one day, I called up my dad and told him that I'd rather shoot him and mom than put them in nuring homes....
    Mar 9, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. "but doctors are better than nurses"
    Today, someone gave me the "You're too smart to be a nurse," line after I told him the difference between mental retardation and cerebral palsy. I raised my eyebrows, stated that EVERY nurse knows...
    Mar 9, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Judge Judy disses nursing
    Judge Judy's ratings are based on how caustic she can be, not on her actual knowledge. People love Schadenfreude, especially if it's abject humiliation. How do you think Dr. Laura got her 15 minutes...
    Mar 9, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. do you feel like the CNA's run the floor?
    This sounds like a cynical, know-it-all attitude as well as problems with authority, mixed in with a bit of an entitlement complex. I hate my boss and my working conditions and can't wait for her to...
    Mar 9, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. do you feel like the CNA's run the floor?
    I am working as a CNA while I wait to get accepted into nursing school, and I work with a few wonderful aides who love their jobs, love taking care of people, are sensible, have great work ethics and...
    Mar 8, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    Huh? What happened? Uterine worms?
    Mar 8, '06
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. St. Dominic Village or Belmont Village?
    I'm a CNA, and I have a job interview tomorrow at another nursing home (Belmont Village on Holcombe in Houston, TX). I've had a bad experience at my current nursing home (St. Dominic Village on...
    Mar 7, '06
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  17. Nursing Home job questions
    I'm a CNA, and I have a job interview tomorrow at another nursing home (Belmont Village on Holcombe in Houston, TX). I've had a bad experience at my current nursing home (St. Dominic Village on...
    Mar 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. "but doctors are better than nurses"
    Haha, amen to that! Only in dramatized fantasies... I also consider it insulting when told that I'm "too smart to be a nurse" or "If you're studying to be a nurse, you might as well be a doctor,"...
    Mar 6, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Good hours and good pay anyone?
    Wow, thank you for the reassurance. I'm waiting to get into nursing school (UTHSC, TWU, HCC, or HBU), and I've been hearing all sorts of horror stories fromt he forum and seeing all sorts of stuff at...
    Mar 3, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Z-coil shoes
    I wear these shoes with an extra pair of insteps, pressurizing knee socks, and an extra pair of thick socks over the pressurizing socks for the best results.
    Mar 1, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. "but doctors are better than nurses"
    Pfft as wonderful as doctors can be, most MDs wouldn't know a healthy situation if it bit her in the butt and stole her wallet. Nurses see the patients over extended periods of times, through good...
    Mar 1, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Z-coil shoes
    These are the best darn shoes ever. I paid over $200 for them and they were worth every penny. I no longer have severe calcaneus and ball-of-foot pain from pinching, and my back doesn't hurt anymore....
    Feb 28, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Confront and risk drama or stay silent and hold the peace?
    Good news: She started nitpicking over the "Yo" thing, and I simply replied that it's a idiosyncratic colloquialism and socially conditioned jargon due to my regional and multicultural upbringing....
    Feb 24, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Confront and risk drama or stay silent and hold the peace?
    Does anyone here consider, "Aye" or "Yo?" to be offensive? Just asking.
    Feb 23, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Confront and risk drama or stay silent and hold the peace?
    Due to a tattletale war and the fact that my shift is understaffed to the point where you can't get anything done without severely cutting corners (read: not wipe anybody down), I'm reorientating...
    Feb 23, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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