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  1. Mary Eliza Mahoney: America's  First Black Woman to Complete Nursing Training
    What an amazing woman!!
    May 19
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Relocation
    I live in the southwest of Las Vegas and we love it (moved here in August). I work in home health per diem (private duty) with Maxim Healthcare, and they are often hiring. You can apply online,...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  3. Food Insecurity and Child Malnutrition in the United States
    In most places there are food banks and churches willing to help, if families don't qualify for food stamps. But most of them should, if they're really low income (although the program is getting...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  4. How much is too much when you catheterize
    I had vague memories of hearing this too, that 1000 ml out was the max. But then last year we had a patient who had severe retention, and a urologist finally managed to catheterize him. He drained...
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Passed cpne at grady!
    Awesome!! I did it in 2007 and was so mentally and physically exhausted I really couldn't appreciate my victory for days... but it's worth it!! Prepare for the boards, but know that they are "just...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  6. Excelsior Graduates/ Students Support Excelsior Maryland
    Sad situation. I was one of the last Excelsior grads licensed in Maryland in 2008. I recommend the program regardless of what certain BON's think. Although future students certainly need to...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  7. The Excelsior College Distance Learning ADN Program: Facts, Answers, and Links
    Oh my, thinking of that CPNE six years ago still gives me chills... I was so horribly stressed I felt like I was in the twilight zone. And everything that could go wrong did- I locked my keys in the...
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  8. Transfer of Excelsior credits to BSN program
    I've noticed that too, and finally decided to just stick with Excelsior for my BSN to avoid the problem. I'm not far into the program, so I'd be curious what others have to say.
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  9. Why is CA BRN too picky?
    Angela, I'm wondering if you've found any further information on this. I am an Excelsior grad working in Maryland, and I now have 3 years experience in Med-Surg/Oncology. I'm possibly getting...
    Feb 10, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  10. Hourly rounding signoff sheet
    I feel your pain!! They are so absurd... not to mention the script about "excellent care" that was supposed to go with them (which we've all basically ignored at my hospital). Frankly, I think it's...
    Jun 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Norway's answer to MRSA
    I wonder which particular antibiotics they are referring to that tend to lead to MRSA infections.
    Jan 1, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Would you switch to nights to make alot more money?
    I already did, and have no regrets. However, I had experience working night shift, so the staying awake part wasn't a problem like it is for some people. Why make less for the same number of...
    Dec 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Taking a break from Nursing
    Schmoo, not sure if you've tried private duty but if not, consider it. I did it for years and the money made is significantly lower than in a facility, but so is the stress! If you find the right...
    Dec 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. So sick of this attitude....
    A little off topic again, but it saddens me so much that things are still this way in the south. One of the main reasons I would never live there, no offense to you southerners. I'm so glad you...
    Dec 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Why would I NOT help?  I'm confused.
    Jeez... I cannot imagine a physician cleaning a patient, or anything of the sort!! It must be different in teaching hospitals, but in the small community ones it would not happen!! An NP seems more...
    Dec 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. lawsuit - But don't most RN's work through breaks/lunch w/out pay all the time?
    In private duty, you generally don't get away from the patient to take a meal break. But, there's usually plenty of "down" time, so getting an actual break is fairly easy. It just needs to be...
    Dec 2, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. Air Force RN Found Not Guilty
    Wow, what an ordeal for him. He'll be lucky to ever get another job... but at least he won't be in prison. I too have watched people linger and suffer, and understand his feelings about them not...
    Nov 24, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Anyone attending MSU for FNP?
    I did a search but haven't seen any comments about this program... I would attend the Martinsburg campus, but I'm interested in either one. Opinions, experiences, recommendations, complaints? ...
    Nov 24, '09
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  19. I work in a hell hole!!!
    You are correct, this load is NOT safe! You are absolutely risking your license every day. It's fine for the previous poster to say ask for help (I'm all for that) but it sounds like everyone else...
    Nov 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Stupid (or impossible) things Joint Commission has required
    Uggghh, JC burns me up. What gets me is- why the h*ll do we care what they think?! Their standards are absurd and INTERFERE, not enhance, patient care. I think if the general public knew about...
    Nov 17, '09
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. My preceptor hates me (need advice)
    Night shift will probably be a whole different experience. I would never work day shift at my job- too chaotic! You didn't mention whether you worked up to having multiple patients, like taking...
    Nov 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Report says hospitals are rebounding from recession
    Great, now we'll all get raises, right?!?!
    Nov 10, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. How long before you were a charge nurse?
    I was at my job (hired as a new grad) for a year and four months before being made charge. It's a rite of passage, sort of like RNperdiem said, something I accepted with resignation. It pays $0.75...
    Nov 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. RN's with kids
    I work Fri, Sat and Sun night shift. I drop off my daughter at her dad's or my sister's on Friday afternoons, then pick her up Monday mornings and take her to school. I'm a single mom so it's hard...
    Nov 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Caught in the web of a workplace romance.
    I was in this very situation a little over a year ago, except he was a very flirtatious lab worker. I even knew it was JUST a physical attraction, but that didn't stop the thoughts of him running...
    Nov 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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