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  1. Man with Law Degree Considering Nursing
    Dear Prospective Nurse: I agree with most of the comments already written. I wonder, however, if you have thought about how you will approach real life nursing with your background in law. That is...
    May 3, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  2. Home Health Care in Colorado Springs
    Sounds like you have good plans! Your husband will survive and your career will be off to a very good start. I can tell you that the hospitals in the Springs are not the best from a nursing point...
    Feb 28, '12
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  3. Home Health Care in Colorado Springs
    You probably made a wise choice. I worked for a while in home health care and the routine visit -- even if it took 1 hour or more -- always required paperwork that was time consuming. Many nurses...
    Feb 28, '12
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  4. Don't come to Colorado Springs....please!!!!!!!!
    Thanks, Sammi for understanding. I happen to be a military wife and know the choices we have to make. Best always, LuLu
    Feb 26, '12
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  5. Nursing Job Forecast In Colorado
    Yes, and the stockbrokers projected great returns on my portfolio back in 1999!
    Feb 13, '12
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  6. Home Health Care in Colorado Springs
    Did you get the job? I knew a nurse who worked there about a year ago, who was unhappy because of some scheduling conflicts. Good luck.
    Feb 13, '12
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  7. Don't come to Colorado Springs....please!!!!!!!!
    Hello, fellow nurses....Yes, I wrote the comment about not coming to Colorado Springs "tongue in cheek" --and of course did not mean it in a rude or audacious manner! Naturally, I know that...
    Feb 13, '12
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  8. LPN home health and wages..
    Hi, CNA1991 -- It doesn't make sense that you work for a home health company that does not use nurses. The only way I can see that happening is if you are performing so-called "unskilled" tasks that...
    Feb 13, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. Don't come to Colorado Springs....please!!!!!!!!
    Attention new grauates, military spouses and nurses thinking of relocating to Colorado Springs. We have a surplus of RN's here and it is difficult to get a job. Please stay away so those of us who...
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  10. My nursing program was terrible and I was too incompetent but I still graduated
    Just another thought for you to chew on: Take the nurse refresher course, because it will include clinical experience and will put you back in the mindset of anatomy, medications, procedures, etc. ...
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Rant
    Here is what I keep running across as I approve OASIS's, 485's and re-visit notes that the nurses don't seem to "get"-- 1. If a patient is a fall risk, why do you not teach fall prevention, and...
    May 11, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. Most horrific interview ever !
    This doesn't sound like a good fit for several reasons, but you did well and the interview really was not that horrific considering all the cards were laid out on the table. I don't think that...
    May 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. The correct way to send a patient out to the hospital...
    NO! If the patient has certain medical conditions the oxygen should never be above 2.0 lpm because of acid base imbalance. Poor nursing judgement and possibly dangerous. Know the diagnoses first!
    Jan 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. homesolutions.net/sansio charting, scantron charting
    Barbie, I share your sentiments. It is tedious and sometimes feels like arts and crafts to be "bubbling" with the special pen after doing most of the charting in regular pen in the client's home.
    Jan 6, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. Older nurses taking forever to computer chart
    OK... so we are at a standoff. Let's just determine some basic competencies as a baseline for a job and until they are learned, a person is not eligible for a raise or promotion. This could refer...
    Jan 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Obtaining Urine Sample in the Home
    :uhoh3: Honestly, it sounds like a perfect storm for superinfections.
    Nov 8, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  17. Is this a Bad Evaluation?
    I think it was very good. You are a keeper! And you will continue to improve.
    Nov 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Obtaining Urine Sample in the Home
    What if the client does NOT have an infection, but based upon the contaminated urine sample our health care system uses resources to culture the bacteria that actually was in the urinal. Then the...
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  19. Obtaining Urine Sample in the Home
    How do home health nurses obtain urine cultures when an infection is suspected? In my mind, it has to be via a clean midstream catch or a catheterized sample. Some nurses disagree and are adamant...
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  20. Why such a difference in pay????!!
    Maybe I am missing something, but couldn't find your previous post so I have no idea what you are talking about!
    Oct 2, '10
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  21. "You cannot have BSN or MSN on your nametag?"
    Thanks for explaining that. Somewhere I got the idea that BSN nurses were paid more at Magnet hospitals.
    Aug 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. "You cannot have BSN or MSN on your nametag?"
    For those who think a BSN should be the entry level of education to be a R.N., let's just grandfather everybody into this policy starting in 2 years (so those in school can prepare for the change). ...
    Aug 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. "You cannot have BSN or MSN on your nametag?"
    In my company (home health care), HR wrote up a complaint about my performance from a client's caregiver. The complaint was that I instructed the client to use insulin as directed, not according to...
    Aug 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Cleaning Suction Canisters in Home Care
    I have my first home care patient with a trach, ventilator, oxygen and a humidifier. There are many cords, tubes, buttons to push, etc. and it is a bit overwhelming, but a respiratory therapist...
    Jun 26, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  25. National Nursing Shortage Reform and Patient Advocacy Act (BOXER)
    It is in direct contrast to the skilled nursing functions we are taught to embrace as professional nurses during our education, it is the dumb-ing down of nursing, it is taking advantage of the...
    Jun 13, '10
    Forum: Nursing News


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