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  1. Need help .... Anxiety at work
    At my job for the last 2 weeks, we've been experiencing a higher than usual acuity level. I can tell that I'm experiencing symptoms of stress. Nausea. Forgetting to eat all day. Left my car on while...
    Oct 25
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  2. is 25-30 too late to want to pursue a nursing degree?
    I was 34 when I became an Lvn. We have nurses who are in early 20s thru 60+ at my job. I don't think you are any older than avg.
    Oct 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Cool & breathable longsleeves to wear under scrubs
    I love love the wonder wink silky It's really breathable. Buy it a few sizes smaller than u normally wear though.
    Oct 24
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  4. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    I hope you get better soon ESME!!!!!!! (((((Hugs)))))
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. White pants concerns
    I'm thinking as a man, if you wore long underpants like the biker shorts style or boxers you would cover all your goods. If a person has a brown complexion, black is the best color to wear under...
    Oct 22
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  6. LTC what's the easiest shift to work?
    1st shift is good if u want administrators to be available to ask for help. 3rd shift is nice because the pace is slower. I actually feel like I can take my time and do almost all of my tasks...
    Oct 22
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. If...
    I wish I would have asked the nurses more about their supervisory duties. My school continued to tell us that "charge nurse" was special type of position we didn't need to concern ourselves with. Not...
    Oct 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Is this crazy?  Nurse to Pt. ratio
    I think that sounds normal for a night shift at an ALF. This doesn't mean you have to be comfy with it, though. I worked in an ALF on PMs. I had 45 residents and the other side had more than I did,...
    Oct 22
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Drug-seeking in prison?  Rx narcotics?
    I'm not saying I'm judging their pain. I do believe pain is what the person experiencing it is. I am saying that if you're in a lock down facility and believe you need narcotic pain meds and...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  10. Should I get a CNA or EMT job
    The scope of a CNA prepares you to assist nurses. I'm an LVN and I use my CNA skills often. Completion of that program has been an asset to me. Working as a CNA helped me to really understand the...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. To lock or not to lock the rooms
    We don't lock doors at either of the in pt units I work in. We will counsel the pt that participating in groups relevant to their needs is a reqmt in some cases to be discharged.
    Oct 20
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. What to do about a low ball job offer
    I think it depends on your locales typical starting wage. Don't look at the high end but look at the low and high. In my area, I had new grad friends making $19-$31/hr. I was offered $16/hr. Then,...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. How many pre-reqs do you have to go?
    None!!! I finished last semester fall 2014. I did a few in the late 90's. In 2010 I started the rest. I completed chemistry, A&P 1&2, micro, psych, nutrition, adv comp English, regular English 1A,...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Girl brain dead part deux
    Unlike. Unlike. I have read the comments made about Jahis family and can't help but to think some of the really mean, nasty comments would not have the same vitriolic descriptions attached had...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Never let them see you sweat!
    I'm a sweater! Hyperhidrosis! I realized today I need to keep calm thru the crazy occurrences in the life of a nurse.
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Another question for students and CNA grads
    I had one teacher use the I clicker. I didn't like it. Don't work well under pressure...even anonymous pressure...even though I earned straight As in most of my prereqs.
    Oct 15
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. Depression is terminal??
    I think the poster who started this thread did not want to distract from the topic of that thread by starting a new debate within a debate. I think that makes sense. I read the original thread.
    Oct 15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. Advice please regarding Dual Diagnosis
    I just re-read your question. So if a client requests meds not ordered, I obviously don't give them. What I might do is do a quick focused assessment of their s/sx. If they don't have a med...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. Advice please regarding Dual Diagnosis
    If PRNs are prescribed, I give them. It's not my business to interfere with the meds that the psychiatrist has prescribed. Non pharmacological approaches that I use include therapeutic touch and...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    Our CDC is not even recommending the types of safety precautions these nurses are taking. So sad.
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  21. Recurring Pediculosis
    Thanks so much for the input. I like the parts about cleaning under the nails as well as treating all their belongings. Unfortunately, we can't force tx on anyone. And we have many Pts who refuse...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Recurring Pediculosis
    Nope! And today I decided to check the body of one of the afflicted and what do you think I found?!?! Living lice. He refused tx at first but after a show of force, he complied. But he went after me...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    You are so kind to notice the plight of the nsg students. I've been a student as well as a staff nurse in the last 12 months. I'd say that while it's wonderful if you were able to affect change as a...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    So.... Um... How do we protect ourselves? Both as citizens in the population and as health care workers. I wasn't scared before, but now I am. )-:
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  25. Choosing a date to die?
    Dementia sucks. It makes me cry. My grandma, who basically raised me and taught me so much about how to take care of kids, and first introduced me to the concept of attending nursing school back in...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nursing News


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