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  1. Ethical question...give their alcohol back or not?
    If there is no written policy there needs to be. Then all staff knows what to do in this situation! Good luck.
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I can't believe that I made such a stupid mistake and am kicking myself!!!
    I have been an RN for 41 years and if a nurse tells you they have never made a mistake, they are lying to you! Learn from this, have a good cry and move on! Thank God he was OK. I had an experienced...
    Sep 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. To the nurses: What do you want NA to do at night shift?
    If I were the patient and you woke me up to bathe me, I would be speaking with administration ASAP. How ridiculous! If people are awake, fine, bathe them if they would like. Does your facility not...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What would you say to this shocking patient statement?
    If I said anything I would say "good luck with that!" And smile of course. Remember it is her hate and she is eaten up by that. Look at all her medical problems. She truly is a sad woman. Sadly I...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Serious Role Confusion
    Good luck with your new career. I must remember, your feelings are your feelings, whatever they may be.
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  6. Serious Role Confusion
    Get over yourself! I graduated from law school but never, ever forgot that I was an RN first! Excitement is OK, feelings that your job functions are now beneath you, no. Interesting post though. Good...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  7. Need advice- 9 month temp position
    Stay there and enjoy your time there. Nothing in this life is guaranteed so relax and enjoy the ride. In the 70's there was also a slow down in hiring nurses. I had a job offer in Boston but also had...
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. 9th Nursing Caption Contest - Win $100
    Is that really the Head nurse?
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  9. NCLEX in two days....prayers please...
    Best wishes for a successful test. Keep the faith!
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. What you wish you knew before starting nursing school
    That nursing is the best and the worst profession. Good luck. For me, it was the greatest. I am older now and went from nursing to law school. I will tell you working in a facility before graduation...
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. NCLEX in two days....prayers please...
    If you can think critically, have basic nursing knowledge, and set priorities, you will be fine. One question has nothing to do with another so don't go there! Deep breathing and self talk of...
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. Medication Mistake
    All of you younger nurses please tell me how often new grad RN's are hired to do Home Care.It worries me but I have been a nurse 41 years and worry about you younger nurses. Thank you.
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. When calling in are you asked "what's wrong with you"
    That is not true. If you are ill, you may choose to tell them but you don't have to do so. If you come in, and want to speak to health nurse or management you should do so. As a responsible person,...
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Handling rude or dishonest patients
    Don't argue with patients, you will never win. Report the incident to the Charge nurse or Nursing Supervisor so they can become aware of the problem. Are others having this problem? Document,...
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Please Help - I have no where else to turn
    Find some professional help immediately. You do need help. Hugs to you too. I am a "dinosaur" in nursing. 41 years to be exact. I have learned over the years that when a person throws things, calls...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. 2nd attempt on Tuesday
    Awesome you passed! Congrats.
    May 11, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. Name a stupid policy/idea your facility thought would fly
    I did not want you to think I was denigrating nurses today. I agree the their are more machines, more sick patients, etc. I am sorry so many people are unhappy with nursing. I know it is one of the...
    May 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. When calling in are you asked "what's wrong with you"
    It is illegal to do so. You are right it is a HIPAA violation.
    May 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. The Five Patients You Meet In Heaven
    Happy Nurses Week. You are all wonderful in your own way. You care for the helpless, alone, young, old, varying ethnic groups, infected, rejected, unprotected, dejected, homeless, abused, mentally...
    May 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. When calling in are you asked "what's wrong with you"
    To ask you is a HIPAA violation. This practice should be discontinued because it is not legal.
    May 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. The Five Patients You Meet In Heaven
    Great job. Great story. Well written. Keep writing, you have a gift. Happy Nurses Day to you. Keep up you good work.
    May 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Name a stupid policy/idea your facility thought would fly
    This is not a nursing story but I hope you will appreciate it. My former employer had a policy the if there was a "tornado warning" the Engineering Dept. would send someone onto the roof of the...
    May 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Trick to submit your resume and have it SEEN
    Call the unit where they work or call the facility or find it online.
    May 3, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. First code
    Feelings are OK. If it continues to trouble, get professional help. We need debriefings, but often don't get them. Sounds like you did what you were supposed to do (without DNR you have to) and did...
    May 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Man with Law Degree Considering Nursing
    Go for it! I went the nursing route first, went back to school to become a lawyer and now own my own seminar business. Loved nursing but I wanted more. My recommendation for you is to become a...
    May 2, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing