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  1. My Reasons For Avoiding The Acute Care Hospital
    Like all people...nurses have preferences on the type of practice they wish to do and what type of care facility they want to work in. Some because it fits with their knowledge, others because maybe...
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I am Afraid.  Please Pray for Me.
    I'm not particularly religious, but I have my own beliefs. I've said a few prayers with patient's when asked to pray with them, and I will admit that I'm not good at it, but it comes from the heart,...
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  3. How to handle lazy LPN's on the team
    I'm guilty...but I use that term in a respectful and caring manner, specially for the ones who are hard workers and put forth the effort, and it makes me somewhat proud to call them as such as we are...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. How to handle lazy LPN's on the team
    Sounds like she has a "superiority complex" with a "chip on her shoulder" and she's not even a nurse...God help the patients. I'm "just an LVN" and my self esteem is quite high. I love what I do and...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. How to handle lazy LPN's on the team
    Very difficult subject indeed. Here's my take...let them do as they do, eventually it will get noticed, either by them making a mistake which can cost them their job/license or a patient complaining....
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. What are the best shoes for nursing?
    Like most have posted..you just need to find what works for you. Myself, I have flat feet and most new balance shoes have arch supports, so I wear those and I also use the dr. scholls inserts, the...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. Total Disregard for Visiting Hours
    While your quote at the end is mostly true..but if you add on to that with, something like, I know you have questions, I will answer them and explain the treatment (provided the patient allows you...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Total Disregard for Visiting Hours
    Dylan...you are oh so right! Seems most patient family members leave their common courtesy and all things nice one they visit..or maybe they just always lacked proper judgement and manners. The way...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Total Disregard for Visiting Hours
    I'm not really in to being watched..but if there is more than 2 people in the room, I will usher them out, and if there is a spouse/partner or an older child, I will allow them to stay, but friends...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Total Disregard for Visiting Hours
    peeing in cheerios! Anyway..I'm pretty sure you've come across many people in here (or in the place of work) who try to paint themselves as a "perfect nurse" and have to contradict everything..those...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Total Disregard for Visiting Hours
    Typically my family members obey the visiting hours where I work. Sometimes the charge nurse will have the courtesy to allow one member to stay overnight depending on the patients condition, and if...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Random drug tests
    But he does bear some responsibility if he loses his job...he's choosing to keep hanging around this person knowing there can be some repercussions for doing so. The old adage "actions speak louder...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. Random drug tests
    sho nuff!
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. Random drug tests
    I look at it this way...if you choose to let him do what he wishes and continue to hang out with him knowing what he does, then you're not as concered as you sound, and with him "walking all over...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. Day shift vs Night shift
    Well..I like the night shift because..you don't have to deal with much/if any, of the patient's family, if the facility is in survey mode, you don't have to deal with the state inspectors (they come...
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. 2nd Nursing Cartoon caption contest - win $100
    after all the years of climbing ladders and scaling mountains to reach the top in my nursing career...this is what i look like?
    Mar 13, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  17. jobs & no jobs
    Try psych/behavioral health facilities. They seem to have a high turnover of nurses and usually are always hiring because of that. With no experience, you will probably get in pretty easily because...
    Jun 17, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  18. A real nurse
    I too, work in a mental health rehab hospital. I'm an LVN in California and I am a charge nurse, and the only NURSE, on my unit which has 45 residents who have illnesses that range from all levels of...
    Apr 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. jobs & no jobs
    There is something out there!!! and it found me!! I am working as a psych nurse in Highland, Ca. Is it what i want to do? no...but, i took the job. The DON loved my resume and military background and...
    Apr 9, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  20. Navy Hospital Corpsman to RN?
    A Corpsman..also known as "Doc" is the best trained healthcare professional in the US Military. We are the doctor, the nurse, the surgeon, the mom & dad. If you're a Doc serving alongside the US...
    Mar 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Is a phone call a good sign?
    a phone call is always good..means they saw something they liked..but it also means that they are calling others as well...meaning, someone might be just as good/qualified, have said all the right...
    Mar 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I got a job!  :-)
    Congratulations!!! I'm still waiting for that little glimmer of hope:-( Well...i do have a little hope..I'm going to do the agency thing..tho many here say that's dangerous water for a new nurse (Im...
    Mar 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. A real nurse
    I like the bedside nursing..I'm only an LVN, but I'm content and very happy. I haven't really given much thought to pursing my RN...Like in the military...the higher you go..the more BS & paperwork...
    Mar 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. A real nurse
    I'm an LVN as well. Even my parents say..why didn't you become a 'real' nurse? I ask, what do you mean..the reply was that a real nurse is an RN. I didn't know what to say. So i said, well, I'm a...
    Mar 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. To ask or not to ask: Approach manager about a possible poor reference?
    Hmm..Just go to your manager and say...I was offered this position in CTICU...everything was flying colors and going great..now I am no longer offered the position..They deferred me to talk to you as...
    Mar 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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