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  1. Bed Bugs!!!
    I'd be so worried about taking them home to my beds and other stuffed furniture! Don't know much about them, just the scare stories. My grandmother used to tell some stories about them; I guess...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. What will happen with all of the ASN programs now BSN is the norm?
    Interesting SuburbsGirl. Please explain what is bad to have a BSN? Not hiring BSN?
    May 13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  3. Trying to select a program as an older male
    Hi OldNavySS! I retired and entered nursing school for my ADN at age 55! I graduated at age 57, am now working on my BSN and may possibly continue to my MSN. I actually had no plans to get BSN at...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  4. WWYD: Caregiver not home at end of shift?
    I have a parent who is sleeping when I arrive. I just write that caregiver unavailable for report, in another room monitoring child with baby monitor. One time parent wanted me to leave child with...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  5. Please explain why a nurse is needed...
    It is a mystery I don't understand. Another thing I don't understand is the attitude the family gets that they will not provide anything for the child unless they can get someone else to pay for it....
    Mar 21
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. Craziest PDN/PDN Venting Thread
    My agency will supply the gloves and soap if the client does not.
    Mar 8
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  7. VENT: other nurses doing things "above and beyond"
    Hey it is a possibility that Nurse Nancy doesn't do those things either but is being told that Nurse Nightowl does them, I work PDN and corrections. Hearing Nurse so and so gives me this or does...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  8. Do private duty LVN/LPN ever get a pay raise?
    Yes, the LPNs got a large raise also. We were told it was the result of an employment survey which revealed the dissatisfaction with the current rates. It was pretty surprising!
    Feb 15
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. Get your BSN or "Get Out"
    What is happening here is that some of the hospitals have had BSN required for quite some time and have stood by that without wavering. Other hospitals are beginning to say that and issue ultimatums...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  10. APA Rant by RN
    Same here. We're also required to have sources to relate to in our posting, not just spout off all our own experiences and opinions. And if you are using those sources you have to cite in order to...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. Do private duty LVN/LPN ever get a pay raise?
    All the RNs in my agency just got an across the board HUGE pay raise. Not sure about the I LPNs but I think they got one too.
    Jan 29
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  12. Good Excuses for Missing Work
    Your angels must have been watching over you when you got that job!!
    Jan 25
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  13. Good Excuses for Missing Work
    This reminds me of my daughter's story of when she was pregnant and worked in a customer call center. The boss came up to counsel her about excessive absences during her pregnancy and she threw up...
    Jan 24
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  14. Anyone working Pediatric Home Care?
    I work for a very good agency and they do hire new graduates. New grads get two days or more of orientation on their cases. Also, our clients are classified by Levels. Level 1 has nothing but a...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  15. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    These were legitimate excuses from fellow employees: One got her eyelashes dyed and was allergic to the dye. Her eyes were so red and swollen she had to go to the ER. Another got a tattoo, which...
    Jan 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    For all of those whose bosses ask why they are calling off, I will give you the advice my cousin gave me about getting out of any social occasion you don't want to attend: "Tell them you have...
    Jan 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Do you ever feel like you have to defend your position as a PDN?
    Some people and nurses seem to think that anything but acute care in a hospital is not "real" nursing. That's just ignorant. The more you learn about nursing the more you will realize what "real"...
    Jan 9
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. Help, concerned about new job
    My cousin worked in the NICU for years and toward the end of her career she found she was not immune to several diseases in spite of repeated immunization. Turns out she has a problem with her B...
    Jan 9
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  19. Fort Morgan Community College-Long Drive
    I say you should move closer to Fort Morgan if at all possible. I believe there is housing in that area that is more affordable than Denver area. I think this could be a dangerous situation because...
    Jan 9
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  20. worked for one month after graduating
    I'm sorry you had this experience. You were very smart to walk away from that! I think it was very poor planning to throw you onto all those different floors. I think you should have had the...
    Jan 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. PSA to our colleagues conducting research on Allnurses
    I never thought of the "articles" as scholarly. I think of them in the same way as entertainment "articles." I classify my time on AN as entertainment or social time. It isn't scholarly time. I...
    Jan 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Am I Too Old?
    I started nursing school as a second career in an ADN program when I was 55. This was the best thing I have ever done in my life. I'm just a late bloomer! I will graduate with my BSN in May. ...
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Trying not to step on toes
    I instructions are to always call the doctor for any change in condition. My current client has expressed the wish that I not "bug" the doctor office because she feels he is doing her a favor by...
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. Anyone else offended by this radio commercial?
    BSN ha! If they are mini anything it is mini P.A. l I couldn't believe the things my daughter did when she worked for a Internal medicine practice as a M.A Good training but it really wasn't fair...
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Anyone else offended by this radio commercial?
    I wonder, why anyone who was a CNA and thought the best part of their day was stocking shelves would go to nursing school?
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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