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  1. Online classes: Who? What? Where? Why?
    I am in my last class for my RN-BSN on line and it has been great. I have had to stay very motivated to do it but it has been worth it. I am considering an on line Masters but wonder how much more...
    Feb 1
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Cartoon Series
  2. How old is too old to become an APRN? I am 57. is that too old?
    Wow, there is hope for me then I will see how I feel after I finish this BSN program. I would love to do an MSN and then be a FNP. I am 53.
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  3. The Patient I Failed
    Beautifully written and this happens more often than it should. And yes , this is the type of family that will "sue". The poor patient, when my parents became too ill to have a meaningful quality of...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. One RN alone on Unit
    We are exeriencing low census now and have similar situation but not tele patients. I still think it is unsafe practice for only one nurse on a unit no matter the census.
    Mar 13, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. “From a single candle…” Words from an RN Pinning Ceremony
    Wonderful articl brought tears to my eyes. I find it inspiring also and it reminds me of why I also became a second career RN.
    Jan 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What Precepting Means to Me
    I was asked to be a preceptor by my manager and at first I was unsure of whether to take on such a responsibility. Did I have the skill? Was I proficient enough? Did I have the patience to do this...
    Dec 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Losing patients you are close to...vent
    Thank you for all that you did for the souls you lost and for what you continue to do. I know your compassion and caring for these very special patients is a wonderful gift from you to them. You are...
    Feb 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Medicare Observation vs Inpatient
    The observation vs admission problem causes a great deal of problems where I work. It is a constant battle to get it right. And "RAC" audits are dreaded, and we are expecting to have to pay money...
    Jan 30, '11
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  9. Helene Fuld School of Nursing Closing
    Many people have expressed their opinions on the subject of Helene Fuld closing. Yes, it is true that the phila/SJ area does say "BSN" preferred in their ads but do you really think all of the ADN...
    Jan 12, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. The Paws That Refresh Us: A Series of Unfortunate Events
    What a great story! Animals do make such a difference in our daily lives, I know first hand because I have a trio of my own. I have seen the way faces brighten at the sight of therapy animals and...
    Jan 11, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Who's in violation of Hipaa?
    Sounds like homework to me.................
    Nov 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Bedside reporting
    Patients due tend to feel more involved in their care and more satisfied as a result. We have been seeing more positive results when patients are more involved. :)
    Nov 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Was This a HIPAA Violation?
    If she did it where I work she would be suspended or even at risk of losing her job, it is a Hippa violation . and should not be brought up in a public situation.
    Nov 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Would you question this order?
    WHere I work we are written up if we do not call critical labs to the doc even if he writes an order not to call! He of course can say to leave the patient go without any type of intervention as long...
    Oct 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Would you question this order?
    Question the order, and defend your license! If it is policy to call all critical values call them. You are the RN, if the MD gets mad, he will get over it. He had poor judgement in not ordering a...
    Oct 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I got the JOB!
    Wonderful news.Good luck!!!!
    Oct 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. maybe I wasn't being nice.....
    Doesn't rapid response include a doctor of some kind? even a resident? in my facility it does and also just because you accept tele patients doesn't always mean you have ACLS, not required on some...
    Oct 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Which Nursing Jobs are the Least Stressful?
    I think the least stressful unit is the one that you are happiest in. I am happiest when I am working at the bedside, I am not doing that now so I am stressed. But, I am working to get back to...
    Sep 24, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. What type of nurse does this?
    Work as a floor nurse for awhile first and then pursue your NP. Your eyes will be opened up to many things and you may find a new direction interests you before you specialize. Good luck, you'll be...
    Sep 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. am I wrong?
    you should have toileted the patient and let the CNA finish what she already started.
    Sep 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. As an RN do you have your own pvt malpractice insurance?
    YES, invest in it. You can't depend on the hospital to cover you in all situations.
    Sep 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How many inpatient case managers work 7 day schedules as exempt employees?
    If you can find a place that is hiring PRN case managers, you can work per diem. It may be a good way to see if you like it or not.
    Sep 7, '10
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  23. What would you do if you left Case management?
    I can't wait to bet back to bedside nursing myself, I just do not enjoy Case management. If my interview process had been more honest i would have declined the job to begin with, What about you?
    Sep 6, '10
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  24. Bully nurse question
    What about bully bosses?
    Sep 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Stressed out and I need a new job
    Thanks for all of the helpful posts. I do have feelers out with the recruiters within my facility. They now me well and have been instrumental in my career moves from my previous dept thru nursing...
    Sep 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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