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  1. Clinical Instructor Dilemma
    This instructor needs to be setting a better example of professionalism and RESPECT. It's obvious she is being unreasonable with threats and a poor facilitator of meaningful group discussion. Quite...
    Jan 28, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Is anyone else having trouble getting a F2F interview at a hospital?
    I have applied online for about 7 part-time med-surg positions at 3 nearby rural MI hospitals and all that I've gotten back is the standard "we're sorry but....please feel free to keep applying for...
    Jan 28, '14
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  3. overwhelmed in first rn job
    Yes, this will get easier each week into your time on the job. Absorbing all the names/faces of the residents is what I found to be the greatest challenge and the second was learning the routine....
    Jan 27, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Help with resignation letter
    Leaving a position is like going through a divorce. Never easy. I've thought of it as 1 of 2 choices: 1. You can focus on the life lessons you learned in that time, visualize and describe your...
    Jan 27, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. My sleeping pattern is messed up...
    I was able to function on nights for a little under a year on a med-surg unit about 30 miles from home and a parent of a toddler at the time. I averaged about 5 hrs/24 hrs of sleep with occasional...
    Jan 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. 11-7 meds
    I recall changing the Nitro, Duragesic, and Lidoderm patches on the 6-7 med pass. Also drew up the scheduled insulins and gave valproic acid syrup.
    Jan 25, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Written Up 4 Weeks into First CNA Job- feeling discouraged
    Mistakes are so hard to get past especially when it involves actual/potential injury. You sound sincere and empathetic, which are helpful qualities to have in LTC but your manager may be calling...
    Jan 24, '14
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. ADN's being pushed out
    I've enjoyed the many viewpoints on this thread. However, I feel this boils down to one simple thing.... "restructuring". This happens so much in the business world and that's what managed health...
    Jan 17, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. The Top 10 Things I Loved About Nursing
    : I can relate to this so much. There is a time and purpose for everything under heaven... Congrats on such an engaging and articulate piece!
    Jan 15, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  10. Hanging It Up
    Congratulations on your new position! I admire your self-awareness and poignancy displayed through the transition :up:
    Jan 3, '14
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  11. What do you do after getting lab results in at a LTC
    Usually the ordering physician automatically gets a copy of the labs, but it's best (as pinkiepink said) to ask someone in the know to be sure of the steps. Critical lab results have priority and...
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Lab draws off PICC
    You may want to assess the gauge and size of all blood collection devices (especially if it's a new shipment of equipment) used and the lumen of PICC, presence of any extension sets, etc... make sure...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  13. "Preliminary Obituary for My Nursing Career; A Personal Dramatization"
    Get's a little serious (and long) but I had to laugh when I wrote this to cope with the stress of job hunting....:) As I sit in the kitchen of our home, I have a wave of sadness mingled with...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. The weird part of hh
    One of the hardest parts of HH is remembering you are in a person's home. They will usually act how they feel at the time and initial visits are usually the roughest. It's so hard to tell at the...
    Sep 17, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. Nursing first career; now at home...what next?
    I've been enjoying a year off from any professional obligations after 13 yrs of full-time clinical nursing. Needed a radical change to work on family issues. I really miss the priviledged...
    Sep 7, '12
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses