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  1. Getting sick over and over again
    One of my co-workers has been going through the same thing. She's on her 4th mutation of the cold/flu virus thing. She takes really good care of herself so it isn't that. But she had taken...
    Apr 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Horrible Death - What could I have done better?
    Sounds to me like you did the right things. It was the family who was in denial. How long was he on service? Perhaps there were other family dynamics that you did not have the time to explore. But...
    Apr 17, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. RN responsibilities at a Hospice House?
    Depends on the facility and # of patients. At ours, if there is less than 4 patients the RN is the only staff there except for 2 hours in the morning we get a CNA for baths and for 2 hours at HS to...
    Apr 16, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. Terminated.. long post......stressed and relieved at the same time
    {{{ HUGS }}} Hope things work out well for ya Lorie aka Nurse Hobbit. No judgement here. Those time sheets for home health are a ***** anyways. Good luck.
    Apr 11, '09
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  5. Home Remedies - Share Yours
    Not a downer at all. I did not use the hot toddy on my kids or give asprin either. Mom says grandma only gave it to us when we were older. Should have specified.
    Apr 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Abandonment
    No flames here.However, I can see the arguement either way for you did clock in and you did not give time to find a replacement thereby putting the patients in potential jeopardy. Do look around your...
    Apr 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Home Remedies - Share Yours
    A clothes pin on the nose works great for gas.:chuckle Ok, seriously my grandmother always made us drink lots of orange juice and chicken soup for any kind of respiratory ailment. If it was...
    Apr 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. How's the job market there in Wisconsin?
    Yikes! I still remember when AllSaints ICU ratio was 1-2 to 1 nurse. That's terrible. On the floors the ratio has really changed as well. Although it differs slightly depending on who I ask. I heard...
    Apr 6, '09
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  9. GA BON no longer accepting Excelsior education; Speak up   Cont. Updates!!
    I have had no trouble whatsoever in transfering my EC credits to a traditional college. I passed NCLEX first time without any difficulty. I have had no issues with finding a job even when asked where...
    Apr 4, '09
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  10. How's the job market there in Wisconsin?
    They are still hiring new grads but AllSaints ( St. Mary's ) in Racine is laying off ( or letting go without replacing )nurses and have a hiring freeze. Kenosha area still seems ok for now but with...
    Apr 4, '09
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  11. Roxanol being pulled from the market by FDA
    So why exactly is it being pulled? Is it just because someone forgot to go through the FDA red-tape? We have had no problems getting our Roxinal filled or even heard of any kind of ban/re-call. We...
    Apr 4, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. why don't experienced lpn's pass cpne?
    I think the stress of the CPNE is what gets most people whether they are an experienced LPN or not. Things you normally don't forget to do like washing your hands may be forgotten because of the...
    Mar 13, '09
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  13. Nclex today- 75 questions
    Take a break and go out, do something to keep your mind off the NCLEX. The test is too hard to predict. Hang in there and wait for the results. Good luck. {{{ HUGS }}}
    Mar 5, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. Thinking of rescheduling Nclex again.........
    Test when you are ready. I tested several months after I graduated. Take a break . Too much stress and you won't be able to retain as much as you would otherwise. Set aside time each day and commit...
    Mar 5, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. Took NCLEX March 2, 2009...hmm
    :clphnds: CONGRADULATIONS!
    Mar 5, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. Took NCLEX today, shut off at 75.....
    Good luck. Try to relax some and do something to occupy your time while you wait. Quick results take 48 hours from the time you tested but a few have gotten theirs earlier. Test is just too hard to...
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. Taking NCLEX-RN - March 3, 2009
    Good Luck.
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. Plano update...I am done with this CPNE thing....
    :clphnds:Congradulations.
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  19. Well the results are in..........
    :icon_hug:
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  20. Well the results are in..........
    Congradulations.:yeah:
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  21. Took NCLEX March 2, 2009...hmm
    Fingers Crossed.
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. My NCLEX PN experience shut of at 85
    Good luck.
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. Passed NCLEX PN
    :yeah:Congradulations.
    Mar 2, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. Received Failed results from NCLEX-RN today...need advice.
    First off, you are NOT dumb. I know and have worked with quite a few excellent RNs who failed their boards one or more times. When I worked in the hospital, our Clinical Nurse Specialist told us she...
    Mar 1, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. I passed after torture...(265)
    :hpygrp: Congradulations.:yeah:
    Mar 1, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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