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  1. Racism in the workplace
    Unless she moved to Australia, where it's very rare to see African Americans, she will have to deal with the "black" nurses. If your hospital is making this accommodation, they're in for a rude...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. I don't want to work in LTC... Will someone change my attitude?
    You don't know what you will and will not like. Everything you have heard about LTC can be said about acute care. There is a dream job, I would like to correct that statement. But, the dream also...
    Feb 23
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. is nursing really worth the debt
    That explains it. Are you working 55h every week? I make $69hr & my pay doesn't come close to the 200k mark. Give me your secrets, if it's not requiring me to pick up an additional 2 shifts a week...
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. is nursing really worth the debt
    You obviously work 2 to 3 jobs 160hrs a week. I have been on both sides of the nursing field, and find it hard to believe any nurse is making $109 an hour in any part of the country. But, that's just...
    Feb 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. is nursing really worth the debt
    You should consider retaking the courses. I believe you will find yourself using more of that debit to pay off that debt if you go with schools that are willing to take the unwanted crop. Most of...
    Feb 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Show Me the Money
    It's funny this thread was brought up. My coworkers ask all the time how could I leave the corporate healthcare setting, which was well paid and highly respected, to go back into nursing? I chose...
    Feb 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What would you say?
    I would choose "Seeking new challenges and learning opportunities". If asked in person, I would state I became comfortable within my position ,and felt I could use a change of pace or new learning...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Stop it!
    Oh, what about when you call down for the Ferritin at 1930 that's due at 2100, but they tube it at 1945 and forget to call.....Sure I'll run it( insert sarcasm)
    Feb 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Stop it!
    I concur with this post! While I appreciate our wonderful pharm techs, they have a habit of coming a little after 1900 here.
    Feb 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Stop it!
    Stop making up abbreviations and becoming upset when I do not understand that OOBTTC means, out of bed to the chair. urrggghhh! LOL
    Feb 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Transition from BSN/ADN
    I am not an ADN graduate, but I believe the assessments, pharmacology, and management components are the only missing parts of the program. It's been so long since I've been in Nursing school, they...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. What would you have done? *urinary retention*
    I would have walked the patient to the toilet or bedside commode, if this is an option for this patient, and palpated the bladder( lightly tapping on the bladder could induce the urge to void). I did...
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Transition from BSN/ADN
    Limited attempts to pass the course. I would assume "exits" is the politically correct term for those who did not pass the course. "Limited attempts" could also mean students of their program who...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. Stop it!
    She isn't dating the doctor, which I could care less about. Accompanied with not dating him, I have to be subjected to the sex stories. I wasn't asking advice on the subject, it's more a vent post....
    Feb 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. understaffing
    The only thing you can safely do in this situation is to walk away. Reference a previous thread where two nurses were terminated for stating they were understaffed. Does your facility have a...
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. My new job in nursing home
    No matter what facility you are in, ADL(s) are also apart of your job. To be more exact, maintaining patient's hygiene and skin integrity is part of your scope of practice and is defined in the nurse...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Personal Death as a Nurse
    *Hugs* Thanks for sharing your story. At some point we will all have to deal with death and illnesses. Being a nurse does not make you immune to the grieving process, that's a lesson I try to teach...
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Stop it!
    It only affects me when I have to listen to the passionate love making stories throughout the night. I mean, I only asked you to help me position the patient. I didn't ask for the position dr.*** had...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Stop it!
    I laughed so much at this one. I have a coworker who says verbatim "all fat white women do not look alike" ( this is in no way to be offensive to anyone). But, we have a couple of nurses who are...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Stop it!
    I haven't asked her yet. I am sure it's an Audi or a BENZ!!
    Feb 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Transition from BSN/ADN
    That's more than likely not going to happen. But, you may want to call them yourself. Normally ADN courses are designed with mini courses imbedded into them and are much more rigorous than BSN...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. Transition from BSN/ADN
    You can't transfer from BSN to ADN. To answer your question, you would essentially have to complete the other half of the requirements for a bachelors. Consider an ADN to BSN matriculates into Junior...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. Being a NP and Chiropractor
    The route to become an NP would be a step back for you. I would encourage you, at the very least go on for your DPT. A Doctorates and Physical therapy would allow you maintain your patient base, and...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  24. What's in your nurse bag?
    TYLENOL, MIDOL, MORE TYLENOL: cashews, a lunchable, a bottle of water, a binder with dividers to separate each of my patient's data, sharpie, dry erase marker, calculator, pen light, scissors,...
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Raises after annual review where you work
    Raise? What's that?
    Feb 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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