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  1. First Paycheck!
    My first few checks went to getting my head above the water, but today, I just got back from one mall and I'm about to go to another. Congratulations on your first paycheck! :) Keep living like you...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. 4 Los Angeles hospitals closing.
    The patients have to go somewhere, and they will need nurses wherever they end up. I know our HR has hired some of them, but they haven't gone through orientation or made it to the floor yet, so I...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  3. Dreaming About Work
    At least your dreams are exciting, I just dream about IVs beeping.
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Disappointed with my nurse last night
    It sounds like she found herself in a very awkward position and did her best to lighten the mood. Maybe she should have taped your husband's mouth shut, instead. The swabbing should have been done,...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. The island where people forget to die
    I didn't make it past the first page. "Nine doctors" confirmed a lung cancer diagnosis with only months to live, but moving to this island (with no medical intervention at all) cured him. Nonsense. I...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Has this ever happened to you?
    I just laughed so much that my cat got scared. :wacky:
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Respecting patient's wishes or Neglecting patient's care?
    That sounds like a good role for the family to take on. Encouraging people to eat is not something I normally have the time to do. I'm lucky if I'm not close to passing out from skipping meals,...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Unsanitary practice?
    We weren't allowed to wash our hands in patients' sinks on my last med/surg unit.
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Could someone of average IQ become an ADN nurse?
    "If you have to ask the price, you can't afford it." :smug:
    Mar 13, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  10. I got my first job!!! But I am worried...
    That is way too low. What makes it even more horrible is that you have to sign a contract for years! The new grads I work with make $30 + OT after 8 hours (for a 12 hour shift). It's in acute care,...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. cna caught in the middle
    The nurse's instructions should come first, but if there is a "charge" CNA, the nurse needs to notify that person of her plans, as well.
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Training a new RN
    I'm not convinced this is an LVN/RN problem, but there is definitely a problem. Aggressive and dangerous is a very bad combination.
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Ethical Dilemma
    If he wanted to get food himself or ask his family to bring it for him, I would document teaching, but not attempt to stop him. I wouldn't involve myself by hand-delivering a cheeseburger, though.
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. New nurse, forgetting what I learned in school
    I have no problem opening a med/surg book right at work when I need to. And for some things, google works well too.
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Worst orientation luck ever!
    Sounds like you should be wearing a helmet. You're dangerous. Maybe your patients should be wearing helmets, too. :wacky:
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. New Onco RN struggling to adjust
    I was physically ill most of the time as a new grad in med/surg. What helped me was to make friends anywhere I could. Let the RTs, CNAs, senior nurses, etc. know how much you appreciate them. Always...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  17. Overbearing family members
    My strategy is to get on their side- and fast. After that, the rest is easy.
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Do you need a special certification to insert catheters ?
    I wish I could remember. An Australian doc told me once, but it's slipped my mind.
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. Do you need a special certification to insert catheters ?
    I believe that's the case in Australia, for one. (MDs cathing males)
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Nurse Calling In Scripts to Pharmacy Illegally
    You're going to wake up with a kidney missing and find it in a ice chest in her house...and that's if you wake up at all. Ruuuuuun!
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. RN in a Vet's office
    Oh calm down. I've done most of those things, too- and my training was strictly on the job. I was referred to as a technician, but I'm fine with being called an assistant too. The things I didn't do...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Shocked by facial piercings at work
    I appreciate people who don't feel the need to look exactly like everyone else.
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Off the clock
    There are rare days when I have to stay one or even two hours late, and I never work off the clock. On the other hand, I've worked with nurses who stay really late every day despite the fact that...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. It finally happened...crying on the way home
    Five weeks is not very long at all! If you have only cried once, I don't think you're crying enough. Go chop an onion or something. :wacky:
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. RN in a Vet's office
    I've worked as a vet tech before becoming a nurse. I loved it, but there is a huge difference in pay. The role, at least in small animal practices, is more like that of an medical assistant. The...
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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