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  1. Destroyed by previous experience. Should I try nursing again?
    Just FYI, many states will let you sit for the CNA exam once you have finished your first semester of nursing school. :-)
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. I asked one simple question...
    Oh Dear. I haven't heard the word "Johnny" in a looooong time. We are a different breed, for sure. On behalf of my fellow m*******s, I am sorry. I promise we aren't all like that. ;-) ...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Male patient refuses Female Nurse
    No, Its YOUR right to dictate who gets to provide your healthcare. The nurse should have stepped out, unless a second person was needed, in which case you would need to be given the opportunity to...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  4. Um... Can you hit before you get hit?
    I am trying to see the logic in becoming a nurse, getting hired in an ER, and inquiring as to whether it's acceptable to hit a violent patient before they have the opportunity to hit you. Why...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Health Care and Contraception: Did the Supreme Court Get It Right?
    Y'all know babies cost more than birth control, right? The last thing this argument should be about, its money. I admit, at first I was like "what's the big deal?", and I still think it's...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Health Care and Contraception: Did the Supreme Court Get It Right?
    The other thing is, the reason they don't want to allow the IUD is because they believe it leads to spontaneous abortion, it's not because they don't believe in birth control. What I would like,...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Um... Can you hit before you get hit?
    Just to be clear, you are asking if it is OK to hit a patient because they might hit you?
    Jul 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Health Care and Contraception: Did the Supreme Court Get It Right?
    It may not be the point, but having all the facts helps when arguing about something. I don't think it's nearly as big of a deal as people are making it out to be, aside from the issues regarding...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Health Care and Contraception: Did the Supreme Court Get It Right?
    Y'all know that they're only refusing to cover the morning after pill and IUD's, right? They cover all other forms of BC. Not that I am really on either side here, but it seems many people are...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Vaping as opposed to cigarettes?
    Propylene glycol is used as an additive in foods, is recognized by the FDA as "generally safe", and is in anti-freeze to make it less toxic. Just saying. Not to mention that the ingredients in...
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Let's hear about your worst shift ever!
    I had been a CNA about 8 months, but had never had a patient pass away on my shift. I came into work one afternoon to find a hospice patient of mine actively dying. I was not given report (CNAs at...
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What do I have to do to get a CNA job!!!?
    Certainly LTC is the place to begin, but I am wondering what your availability is. If you aren't available for any shift you will have a much lower chance of being hired. Also, many employers don't...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  13. Do you think MacBook 11inch would be good for Nursing School? Or is it too small?
    Just wanted to say that I have a surface and I freaking love it. It's not my primary computer, but Its so perfect for class. You can take hand written notes with it, read ebooks and it functions...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Vaping as opposed to cigarettes?
    I started vaping a few years back, before anyone knew about it. The ingredients are propalene (sp?) glycol, veg. glycerin, flavor and nicotine. I asked our pulmonologist about it and he was all for...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Is there a legal way to do this...
    I would have called before I batted an eye-lash. Career be damned.
    Jun 29
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  16. Question about "stories"
    To your friends/family in passing conversation, it's fine as long as you don't give away identifying information. Keep in mind though, that extremely unique situations are identifying in and of...
    Jun 29
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  17. is this a Hipaa Violation?
    My question is, would the fact that someone has staples really be a HIPAA violation? I mean, certainly the conversation is utterly inappropriate for the middle of the dining room (not to mention the...
    Jun 29
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  18. Do you have to be licensed to work as a Caregiver?
    I'm not sure about CA, but in SC you can work at a hospital as a nursing assistant without being certified. Also, you can usually sit for the exam once you have finished your first semester of...
    Jun 29
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. Is it OK to say no to a nurse?
    Here is what you say "Sorry (insert name here), I am with a patient right now. If you can't do it the patient needs to wait". If it were me, I wouldn't have answered my phone. Next time,...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Obamacare? what are your thoughts
    It makes me sad that there are healthcare professionals who think some people don't have the right to health insurance. Regardless of how the system is set up, it seems there are many people who...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. What I Would Love To Send to My Hospital's Inpatient DON
    YES! I have flubbed up a few orders as a unit secretary. (EEG instead of ECG, BMP instead of BNP etc.). I wouldn't have put those orders in wrong if I understood more about the patients dx and...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Breast pumping in an ICU
    No outside food or drink? I don't get it. Is there a risk that a patient is going to drink the visitors breast milk? My immediate thought (because I am not yet a nurse, so I'm unsure how this...
    Jun 19
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  23. Biting Your Tongue
    The nourishment room is right down the hall to the right. Help yourself, I am here for the patients, not the family members. Why do family members ALWAYS want me to wait on THEM too? I know I...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Charge nurse
    It really depends on the aide, and if you feel she/he truly neglected the patient or if they were just so crazy busy they just didn't get to it. Either way, there is no reason to lie, especially when...
    Jun 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Critique of nursing school
    From what I understand, it's the system. I often hear about "real world nursing" vs "nursing school". What I can say, is that from what I've seen, no nursing school is anything like the "real...
    Jun 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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