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  1. Should I join a teachers's union?
    Our school RNs have their own bargaining unit in the teachers unions with their own district governor and faculty rep. I wouldn't ever work without a union or in a right to work for less state.
    Nov 5
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. Phasing out Unit Clerks???
    Do nursing stuff in a "pinch?" The last time I checked, the "N" meant nurse. Even if they paid me LPN wage to do the clerks job, I wouldn't do it. I went to school to be a nurse. What an...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Adult ICU nurse transitioning to PICU
    I know you asked for RNs who made the transition, but I'm an LPN who made the transition late in my career from adult MICU to PICU and NICU. I hope that my contribution is welcome. Yes, kids...
    Oct 13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  4. Injured Nurse, Can I still teach?
    I am an old broken down retired critical care nurse who's knees no longer allow me to work in the ICU setting. I have been retired from critical care for 5 years now. I am still active in nursing as...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  5. Charge nurse taking patients in ICU
    I've been retired from critical care for over 5 years now, but I can't imagine having a Prisma patient paired with another one. I recently returned to the unit for a retirement tea for a friend and...
    Sep 27
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. nursing home vs hospital
    I've been retired from the hospital for five years now so I'm out of the loop. I can't imagine an LPN working as a CNA. An LPN trains for 1-2 years, passed the NCLEX and maintains her/his license....
    Sep 23
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. Chicago Hospital Jobs? (LPN)
    Many times, LPNs who work in acute care in large cities have been there for sometime and they generally no longer hire LPNs. However, there are exceptions to the rule. If that LPN is working on...
    Sep 23
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. LPNs in Children's Hospitals?
    How it is in an insult to her education? I don't even know where to I won't.
    Sep 23
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  9. Looking to become LPN and specialize
    Get your BSN if this is possible as it will give you the most options. In my day, LPNs could work in many areas. These days the options are more limited and with the number of for profit nursing...
    Sep 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    At one time, elementary school teachers didn't have degrees. (My mother is a retired teacher...still very much alive at 102..still bosses me around). They trained at what was called a Normal School...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. Lots of experience in critical care a must?
    IMHO, advanced practice nursing is for experiences nurses who have learned their craft from being a nurse in that area for years and years. I'm not sure why you would want to jump from floor nursing...
    Sep 14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  12. Full Moon
    I was too busy howling at it.
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    Evangelicals of any path are annoying to me. Good, I'm happy your path works for you. I'm not so happy you feel the need to put others down who are on a different path than you are. I wouldn't try...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    I was raised Catholic and went to a Catholic nursing school run by nuns. Religion was part of our training back then. We prayed before class and clinical. We prayed with families and patients. When...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    That's what I did 25 years ago when I was told that I needed my RN or would be put out to pasture and have to leave the MICU where I had been working since the early 1960s. I ended up taking the slow...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  16. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    When one is close to retirement and has a lifetime of experience, a BSN will not make them a better nurse. I see you are very proud of "putting the time in" and everything else you say to earn...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. chamberlain university
    Chamberlin is a for profit school. This means that the school exists primarily to make money for its shareholders. I would definitely research your local community college which will be much more...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Chamberlain College Online Nursing
  18. Early Fashion...remember this?
    The old diploma schools were something special. You were proud of where you trained, because they weren't easy, despite what modern nursing faculty may say about them who never trained in these...
    Sep 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Early Fashion...remember this?
    I still wear my whites AND my cap, proudly.
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    I had a similar situation with a nurse manager who was so awful she was border line abusive to her staff. She would staff the unit short on purpose to save money and made a policy stating that no...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  21. How did you feel when you got your first nursing paycheck?
    My first paycheck was so long ago it was probably a live chicken.
    Aug 30
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  22. LPNs in Children's Hospitals?
    An incredible insult to her education to force her to work as a CNA, because she's a nurse, not an aide and is legally held to the standards of the license that she earned. I only hope she is paid as...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  23. LPNs in ICUs titrating drips
    I never taught myself how to titrate a drip, I was trained on the job. Part of that includes in service training, reading and learning on your, asking questions, and putting the information into...
    Aug 26
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. Do we need a union? Management is taking advantage of us.
    Good old Lindarn needs to be form her own nurses union and serve as president.
    Aug 26
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  25. LPNs in ICUs titrating drips
    It was in my scope of practice in the state and facility where I worked to titrate my own drips and to do my own pushes. Nowhere in my state scope of practice does it mention that LPNs can only take...
    Aug 26
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner

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