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  1. An RN friend being set up at her job, are even threatening her license; need advice
    A psychiatric nurse told me that Ambien definitely comes up as a benzo on a urine drug screen. I know it is a sedative/hypnotic, but other people have told me that too. When I said she passed her...
    Apr 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. An RN friend being set up at her job, are even threatening her license; need advice
    Ugh. In response to the meds being their business question, most health care facilities in our area do a drug test upon hire and random ones they feel as necessary. I know Ambien and Xanax would...
    Apr 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. An RN friend being set up at her job, are even threatening her license; need advice
    Well, I know she takes Ambien CR and they've given her static over that in the past. I think the place she works wants healthy hearty nurses on NO meds at all. I know another nurse who used to work...
    Apr 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. An RN friend being set up at her job, are even threatening her license; need advice
    I just got off the phone with her; she is already notifying an atty who is a friend of her parents'. She says she has never had any action taken against her license of over 20 years and cannot...
    Apr 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. An RN friend being set up at her job, are even threatening her license; need advice
    I have a friend who is an RN who just got out of a psychiatric hospital. She has problems sleeping and today was supposed to work and did try to go to work although she was very groggy. She tried...
    Apr 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. UMKC's RN to BSN program, anyone?
    I'm a Missouri licensed ADN/RN interested in an online BSN program...ultimate goal of being a nurse practitioner. I am thinking maybe I can do it all at UMKC. Has anyone else here attended UMKC? ...
    Feb 27, '10
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  7. Sex offenders
    One facility I worked in a couple years ago had a sex offender as a resident whose crime was molestation of female children...his own granddaughter being just one of his victims at the age of 6. He...
    Feb 19, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Advice regarding termination
    Ditto what CapeCod said in our state too (Missouri). One facility fired me for excessive abscences. I did put on the next application that I was fired, but never asked why. Claiming you were...
    Feb 19, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Want to hear your pet peeves in LTC nursing
    The DON that used to be a staff floor nurse that when she was a floor nurse, used to cut up with you and joke and laugh and was a great person to be around. But once she got "DON" behind her name,...
    Feb 18, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. should I complaint?
    I wouldn't complain. The staffing sounds adequate to me. 3 CNA's and a nurse to 30 residents? That is approx. 7 residents to each staff person. That for LTC is really not bad. Anxious to hear...
    Feb 7, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Student nurses do the darndest things
    I had my RN clinicals at a big teaching hospital notorious for the nurses playing practical jokes on the students. My patient was just out of OR for a hip replacement and was cold. The only blanket...
    Feb 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Very disappointed in treatment by fellow co-workers
    I was placed on a wing last night that I had never worked before. 45 residents. I told my boss I wasn't comfortable working without at least one shift of orientation. I don't even know where half...
    Feb 6, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Worried about a couple fellow co-workers and what this may mean for the rest of us
    Well, I hate gossip/rumors etc. so I'm going to let this drop. If the nurses in question want me to know, they will surely tell me...or tell my hubby since he works with them. I was just worried...
    Feb 5, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Share your story: How did you land your first nursing job?
    Well, I took a CNA class when I was a senior in high school and worked in a LTC facility while going to LPN school. I stayed on there after graduating and worked several years as an LPN before I...
    Feb 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Selecting malpractice insurance provider
    Was interested in hearing how much liability amount you get...and who is the provider? I used to have this back when I was full time through NSO I think it was but when I went prn I let it lapse. ...
    Feb 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Worried about a couple fellow co-workers and what this may mean for the rest of us
    I never worked the wing the patient was on, but she was on my wing upon initial admission for about a week. I don't think back then that she was a DNR, but that very well could've changed. My hubby...
    Feb 5, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Worried about a couple fellow co-workers and what this may mean for the rest of us
    So as many of you know, my hubby and I work in the same facility. He is a CNA/CMT going to nursing school. He works full time nights and through the grapevine, I am hearing so many good things...
    Feb 5, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Am I too old to go back to school?
    I only work every other weekend right now. Our youngest we adopted and I envisioned myself being as close to a SAHM as possible while he was young. I think I will wait until he starts full time...
    Feb 5, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Am I too old to go back to school?
    I've been a nurse 18 years now, mostly in LTC. I have been an MDS/Care Plan Coordinator and did work for a year in home health/hospice. My desire is to become an adult NP. However, when I think of...
    Feb 4, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Things I have learned in Nursing
    Things I have learned in nursing: Compassion is key. Blessings, Michelle
    Feb 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Taking and registering for nclex with criminal background. HELP
    You are good to go. My hubby is a nursing student right now with a felony for forgery. He has tried several times to get a pardon, but no success. Our state BON will accept criminal backgrounds,...
    Feb 3, '10
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  22. Want to hear your pet peeves in LTC nursing
    Right now I'm having an issue with the night shift LPN. She is always crabby when she comes in and criticizes almost everything I do or say to her. Supposedly she has a bad home life, but she...
    Feb 3, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. What could have been done differently?
    Morte: Yes, the hospital personnel ran some tests on him and he came back positive for illicit drugs; they didn't say which ones and he is not allowed any visitors alone in the room with him per...
    Feb 2, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. What could have been done differently?
    I worked this past weekend. I took report from the day nurse on Saturday about a resident who had developed a UTI. Someone overlooked the pending C&S and the lab I guess never did it so the day...
    Feb 1, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. How many deficiencies does your facility have?
    Sorry, nursing only had one deficiency where I work. It was for documentation. Blessings, Michelle
    Feb 1, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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