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  1. new nurse, navy spouse, and possibly new mom. help
    Have you done NCLEX yet? If you have your license, you can start the process for licensure in Virginia by checking with their BON. Get that step out of the way. In and around the Naval base area...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Understanding accents as a new nurse
    Part of your problem may be that as a NEWBIE you don't quite have the fluid easy familiarity with terminology that is like a native language to many of us. This comes with time and experience. But...
    Jul 29
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. ALF for low income
    If she's over 65 y/o, it is prob that she has Medicare, which is a federal sponsored insurance program. It helps to defray costs for hospitalization, doctor visits, and short term skilled NH/rehab...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. nursing school pins
    There's a current thread about whether OP should go to her school's pining ceremony. And comments vary including the purchase of nursing school pins. I didn't want to hijack the thread, so I will...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  5. Fall Action Plans
    Homework?
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. Sentinel Events
    I don't know is anyone else has recommended this, but if you have your own malpractice insurance at this time, call them for advice.
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. serious bad karma, and yet...
    Comments by PPs make salient points. Other than your wanting to relocate to be with family I don't see any benefits. I will concede that FAMILY is truly, truly important for many, so I can't fault...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  8. Just Finished Orientation - Miserable :(
    Am not into maternity nsg, but how old is your little one if you're still breast feeding? Could there be some post-partal let-down/hormonal issues? I can see where not being able to spend as much...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  9. progress notes
    I'd bet the nurses who chart extensively (like OP's example) are newbie grad nurses. Like charting for nsg school. Wonder how there's any other time left over for other things when so much time...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Reality shows!! What's your favorite show?
    Uh, is that your favorite or least favorite? :roflmao: Or is it all three? Like a car crash, you just can't help but watch it!
    Jul 27
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  11. Narcan
    Narcan was also just used by police in Riverton or Riverside (?) in Burlington County. But I believe it was used in the field. Didn't read the article.
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. new grad registered nurse starting two jobs I
    The fact that they're offering you one month orientation at the NH is a GIFT. That would be difficult to pass up for many.
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  13. What do they know about nurses?
    I like the high heels!!! Yeah, right!
    Jul 26
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  14. Reciprocity
    Righto! Rule of thumb in NJ - hurry up and wait!!!!!! :yes: After a while, you just get used to it!:roflmao:
    Jul 26
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  15. CNA or Healthcare Assistant?
    Some career doors open ONLY to CNAs. And as stated, what is a 'healthcare assistant'? Is that like a 'medical assistant' or a 'personal care tech'? A fancy sounding title with an expensive...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. Fed up with this RN
    I'd love to zing this response --- "Wow! If you're forgetting all the simple CNA things, I wonder what important critical RN things you've already forgotten". Yeah, I know 2 wrongs don't make a...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. The promises....they do happen...if we work....
    To OP - congrats on your successes. To others out there who still struggle - wishing you all the best also.
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  18. Nurses and Deaf Patients
    ASL is a language that I was always interested in. I found hearing-impaired pts among my most difficult pts, because of ME (not them). I always felt super frustrated with any pts with whom I could...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. "The calling."
    No Florence Nightingale or Mother Theresa here!!! No calling either. Back in 1972 when I started nsg school (back in the dark ages), I decided on nsg. At the time, it was considered a...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. ages and schedules
    You're 31?!? I'm old enough to be your mother! Good luck to you (from an ancient one!).
    Jul 25
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Need help with this medical abbreviation.
    When I see Pac Man, I think of trichimonas (sp?)on a slide under the microscope. The look just like they're biting!!! Just like Pac Man gobbles! Boy! What a flight of ideas.
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. new RN on orientation
    A Twilight Zone moment! Good luck!
    Jul 25
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. new RN on orientation
    PP gave you very good suggestions. There's something called self-fulfilling prophecy. Like if you think you're going to fail, you most likely will. If you think you'll succeed, then you'll...
    Jul 23
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Health occ classes for high school students
    DO IT!!!! Give yourself a change of pace and teach a class. You might really, really enjoy teaching. They surely must already have a developed curriculum so all you would need to do is...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Most Frustrating Thing ?
    If it's any consolation to all you school nurses out there, the same phone problems happen to us in LTC.<br><br>Family contacts and employee staff are both equally at fault as y'all comment.
    Jul 23
    Forum: School Nurses


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