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  1. ITT Graduates
    If your school is not accredited, can you even sit for the licensing exam?
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  2. hey guys
    Congratulations on going to school! You have a tough job now that is often under-appreciated and certainly underpaid. The experience should help you in school and eventually employment, though! ...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  3. Do I have any options?
    If your children are ADHD, ASD, or other then they may be eligible for social security benefit or other. As women we are strong and committed to keeping our families together. Check with the...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. New Graduate Residency versus a regular Full time RN position
    Sounds like the new graduates are jealous. If I'd had a choice many years ago, I would've taken the residency because the longer you can be trained and oriented in something, the better prepared...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  5. LPN program
    You will need to fill out a FAFSA, which you can google and then go to the site. Also, the school you are going to attend should have a financial aid office--call them for help.
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  6. Disposing of medication rolls with patient names
    We had a "burn box" where the empties were placed and then taken to incinerator once a week at least.
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Need advice for getting a job
    Thanks! Hadn't thought of that!
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  8. Need advice for getting a job
    Ooops, I think you may have posted in the wrong heading! But I will answer Q#1: Apply away now, as for some new grads it is taking awhile to land that first job. Good Luck!!
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  9. New Grad / Difficult time
    Many schools are touting the "nursing shortage" and "nurses are in high demand" in order to get students, and their money. Because of the economy, many are putting off retirement, cannot afford...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Need advice for getting a job
    Thanks. I am unfortunately, without med-surg experience. My last 2 jobs were doing nurse manager at Assisted Living and Specialty Care (Dementia unit). Before that, office nurse for pediatrics. I...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  11. Need advice for getting a job
    Thanks! I'm going to check this out!
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  12. Need advice for getting a job
    Thank you all for your responses it really has given me some ideas!!
    Aug 24, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  13. Need advice for getting a job
    Viva--that's sounds like something I could do. I don't know of any facility in my area that does that though. I will have to ask around. Thanks for the input.
    Aug 24, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  14. Need advice for getting a job
    Thank you for your reply!! I know that it will be extremely difficult, but I'm not good at thinking out of the box!! Maybe I can tutor nursing students!!
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  15. Need advice for getting a job
    Hi, I am 53 years old and currently on disability due to back injuries, DDD, sciatica and some other stuff I can't remember. I went back to work for nearly 2 years, but I ended up having to go back...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  16. Happy nurses week
    Thank you and same to you! I am disabled now, but I will forever remain a nurse. My career had its ups and downs, and even sometimes I wish I had done something completely different. But still, I...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  17. So I have this rash... What do you think?
    Yep, can definitely relate. I get asked questions all the time I know nothing about. I've worked mostly L&D and some office pediatrics, but my own family will ask me about all kinds of issues such...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  18. Coworker having access to my password and charting
    This doesn't sound like a good system at all. If passwords can be changed so easily I would be afraid anyone can do it. Yikes, I hope you have HR, Legal, and IT attention for this.
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. New nurse with severe osteoarthritis and a bad knee
    Viva---are you going to resign from your position? I had to resign at the direction of my doctor and due to the fact I couldn't physically manage anymore with my DDD, fibro and BP. I hope you have...
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  20. So the boss says "When a call light goes off, consider that an error"
    I can honestly say that it was stupid, impossible ******like this that made me leave bedside nursing. Bless all of you that manage to do it day in and day out.
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Resident Care Coordinator
    I did not work for Brookdale, but a friend of mine did. I think alot can depend on the individuals you work with. I had a great group of folks where I was (I had to quit due to health reasons, but...
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Are Assisted Living Facilities required by law to have a nurse on staff?
    In Alabama Assisted Living Facility does not require nurse oversight, but Specialty Care Assisted Living requires an RN for admissions, careplans, monthly assessments and other items, but they do not...
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Bachelors Degree requirement for Mickey D's!!!!!!
    I worked McD years and years ago. Our managers treated us like dirt. I knew I wasn't going to be there forever. I hated it!
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. doctor's office accessing of scripts
    HIPAA was also designed for medical records to be accessible to those who need them in giving you care. It's not just about keeping things hidden. I would love my meds to be accessible to my...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  25. New to LTC, does signing off MD orders mean something different here?
    I am the DON and take orders over the phone and will put that I received the order. I then pass it onto the LPN to take off the order if I don't do it myself, so there are times when you will have a...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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