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  1. Would you be a nurse if you knew then, what you know now?
    i would absolutely be a nurse again. i've been doing this for nearly 33 years and have never done the same thing two days in a row. i've had to move (my husband was in the usaf) and never had to...
    Oct 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What do you say when a patient asks you how old you are?
    Good "old" Miss Manners has a great answer for questions like this from anyone: "Why do you ask?" That gets more to the meat of it, right? Are they concerned about their perception of your lack of...
    Aug 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Nurses and Organ Donation
    Absolutely am an organ donor, have been as long as it has been an option. Have encouraged this with all of my family and most of them whole-heartedly agree. My parents and I were recently talking...
    Jul 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. The Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Examination
    thanks for the great info vicky. i'm currently in the msn-educator program. i am already bc through ancc in nursing professional education and am hoping this experience will also be helpful when i...
    Jul 24, '09
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  5. "Fired for NO Reason"
    re: FMLA, it applies to illness or providing care for an immediate family member and sister/brother in law would qualify. There are some conditions, i.e.: FT employment for one year, but after that...
    Jul 7, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. "Fired for NO Reason"
    Re: Case Manager 1 getting fired: This situation is why FMLA exists...it is illegal for them to do this, you just have to go about it the right way!
    Jul 4, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. No More Fingersticks for Techs!!
    the key here is knowing the knowledge level of the practitioners and everyone working as a team! it's not supposed to be about egos or letters after your name, it's about using everything you know...
    Jun 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. No More Fingersticks for Techs!!
    i have never thought this was a good idea. in missouri we have certified medication technicians who can also get insulin certified so they not only do the fingersticks but give the insulin too, all...
    Jun 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Real Nursing
    great post angie. you say so well something i try to teach all our employees...all nurses are educators even if it doesn't say educator on your badge! we all do it in large ways and small ways...
    May 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. So Many Students!  Will Shortage Now End?
    i'm also one of those baby boomer nurses. been doing this for 32 years and have seen the job gluts come and go but the need for nurses does not change. i personally do not plan to continue working...
    Apr 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Nursing Future
    been a nurse for 32 years, seen the ease of getting a job ebb and flow but one thing is for sure there will always be a need. every estimate i have seen in the literature says that unless there is...
    Apr 15, '09
    Forum: Hawaii Nursing
  12. Nursing, the field of medicine or customer service?
    all the more reason for you to get involved!
    Mar 9, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Nursing, the field of medicine or customer service?
    until we all realize that the politics of nursing is important then nothing is going to change. the docs, the hospitals, the insurance companies have each had a powerful lobby in dc and the state...
    Mar 9, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Nursing, the field of medicine or customer service?
    it makes me very afraid when a bedside nurse is not interested in finding out about research based nursing care. this is evidence based practice in action. if you don't think it is pertinent, you...
    Mar 9, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Nursing, the field of medicine or customer service?
    for anyone who cares to read it there is a very timely article in the current issue of ajn on this very topic. i would encourage anyone who has strong feelings to read it. i would also refer...
    Mar 9, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Nursing, the field of medicine or customer service?
    i do understand. but things were no better "way back when", just different. we had more patients jammed into smaller spaces plus family members camped out in chairs. we were trying to manage iv...
    Mar 6, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Nursing, the field of medicine or customer service?
    this is not a personal criticism of you but my own experience with nurses on all shifts, all days in the hospital i was in. thankfully i did not personally need a cardizem drip. what i did...
    Mar 6, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Nursing, the field of medicine or customer service?
    in fact it is what my family members did, in addition to monitoring my medications, my respiratory status, my pain status, and making sure my iv didn't run dry. oh wait, isn't that all what my...
    Mar 6, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. From a happy and lucky Nurse
    what a wonderful article! i've been reading one of the other threads all day off and one and was feeling really disheartened about the attitude of nurses in general but your article has cheered me...
    Mar 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nursing, the field of medicine or customer service?
    wow. i guess i am just some kind of dinosaur or something. i too remember doing pm care and giving backrubs but i remember it a bit differently. i remember how much all of my patients appreciated...
    Mar 5, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Nursing, the field of medicine or customer service?
    catherine- brava, well said. i've been where you've been (na to rn, started as an na in '71) and you are right on! it is all about professionalism, something that seems to be in very short supply...
    Mar 5, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Nursing, the field of medicine or customer service?
    if more of us in the nursing and medical professions behaved that professionally, there would be far fewer unhappy patients/family members! (imho)
    Mar 4, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. MD ordered placebo for pain PRN~would you give it?
    as with any other patient, someone with alzheimer's must be assessed for pain. just because they cannot tell you with words about their pain does not mean you cannot assess them for heaven's sake. ...
    Mar 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Nursing, the field of medicine or customer service?
    wow...i don't have time to read through all the responses but what strikes me is the negativity here. have none of you been in the hospital? have you never had a loved one in the hospital? each of...
    Mar 4, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Need Honest Opinion -- Would You Recommend Nursing?
    :igtsyt:imo, this is mostly speaking to a larger issue. if you look at any survey of "trusted professionals" including the latest, nurses are right up there at the top. yet it is only now becoming...
    Feb 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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