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  1. Looking to become LPN and specialize
    Get your BSN if this is possible as it will give you the most options. In my day, LPNs could work in many areas. These days the options are more limited and with the number of for profit nursing...
    Sep 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    At one time, elementary school teachers didn't have degrees. (My mother is a retired teacher...still very much alive at 102..still bosses me around). They trained at what was called a Normal School...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  3. Lots of experience in critical care a must?
    IMHO, advanced practice nursing is for experiences nurses who have learned their craft from being a nurse in that area for years and years. I'm not sure why you would want to jump from floor nursing...
    Sep 14
    Forum: Trauma ICU
  4. Full Moon
    I was too busy howling at it.
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    Evangelicals of any path are annoying to me. Good, I'm happy your path works for you. I'm not so happy you feel the need to put others down who are on a different path than you are. I wouldn't try...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    I was raised Catholic and went to a Catholic nursing school run by nuns. Religion was part of our training back then. We prayed before class and clinical. We prayed with families and patients. When...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    That's what I did 25 years ago when I was told that I needed my RN or would be put out to pasture and have to leave the MICU where I had been working since the early 1960s. I ended up taking the slow...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  8. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    When one is close to retirement and has a lifetime of experience, a BSN will not make them a better nurse. I see you are very proud of "putting the time in" and everything else you say to earn...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. chamberlain university
    Chamberlin is a for profit school. This means that the school exists primarily to make money for its shareholders. I would definitely research your local community college which will be much more...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Chamberlain College Online Nursing
  10. Early Fashion...remember this?
    The old diploma schools were something special. You were proud of where you trained, because they weren't easy, despite what modern nursing faculty may say about them who never trained in these...
    Sep 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Early Fashion...remember this?
    I still wear my whites AND my cap, proudly.
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    I had a similar situation with a nurse manager who was so awful she was border line abusive to her staff. She would staff the unit short on purpose to save money and made a policy stating that no...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  13. How did you feel when you got your first nursing paycheck?
    My first paycheck was so long ago it was probably a live chicken.
    Aug 30
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  14. LPNs in Children's Hospitals?
    An incredible insult to her education to force her to work as a CNA, because she's a nurse, not an aide and is legally held to the standards of the license that she earned. I only hope she is paid as...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  15. LPNs in ICUs titrating drips
    I never taught myself how to titrate a drip, I was trained on the job. Part of that includes in service training, reading and learning on your, asking questions, and putting the information into...
    Aug 26
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. Do we need a union? Management is taking advantage of us.
    Good old Lindarn needs to be form her own nurses union and serve as president.
    Aug 26
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  17. LPNs in ICUs titrating drips
    It was in my scope of practice in the state and facility where I worked to titrate my own drips and to do my own pushes. Nowhere in my state scope of practice does it mention that LPNs can only take...
    Aug 26
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. Patient age limit?
    I can remember only one patient that we had who was over a year old. Came in as a 23 weeker with the typical problems associated with micro premies....and this was about 20 years ago when we didn't...
    Aug 24
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. Too old for school nursing??
    You are not too old to enter a different area of nursing. IMHO, school nursing is a good fit for experiences nurses who have strong clinical skills. Many of our school nurses are former critical care...
    Aug 24
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Do we need a union? Management is taking advantage of us.
    That's breaking the law. A union would not wait for the audit, they would never have allowed such a thing to happen. Unions allow for a voice in the work place. Its not illegal to force one to work...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  21. Do we need a union? Management is taking advantage of us.
    I worked in a union hospital for many years before retiring and now work in school nursing where the teachers and school nurses are unionized. The "guilt" card is played by administration...either...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  22. Wearing PJ's to Work?
    There are a few of us old timers in this country who still wear them too. I tried the scrubs when the cap started to go out of fashion in the early 80s and I never felt right in them. I like to...
    Aug 16
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  23. To be an RN or not to be an RN.. That is the question
    As far as the expense part, there are facilities that have tuition reimbursement which helps off set the cost quite a bit. Large teaching hospitals often have these programs. The online and for...
    Aug 14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. Fired for being an LVN!
    The NERVE of them asking you for help after your were tossed aside like yesterdays garbage. I just felt my blood pressure shoot up to!
    Aug 5
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. Cardiology III vs. master cardiology stethoscope
    I am old fashioned, but I love my Littmann cardiology II that I've had for years and years and I would never give it up. It's no longer available, but they do appear on ebay from time to time and are...
    Aug 5
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac


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