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  1. Nurses as primary breadwinners?
    I have one of those. My husband does not make much money. He could make more but he doesn't. He doesn't care about my health. He only cares about how many hours I work. I am walking out tonight. I...
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Agency nursing
    I didn't do all of the shifts. I did the 3 12's and that was it. They magically found someone when I told them I could not physically do it. Thank u all for you advice. I have since found out they...
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  3. What happens if you don't pass the med calculation test during orientation?
    I have recently taken two med tests since I signed up with agencies. I brushed up on my basic calculations. That was the biggest concern for me since all of our meds usually come to us precalculated....
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Agency nursing
    I have recently signed up for agency nursing. I thought it would be better for me. I have found that it is not what it used to be. I did agency years ago, and I was able to tell them when I was...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  5. Night shift. I can sleep during the day the first night. Anyone else?
    Thank u all for your advice. I made it but it was tough. I am not doing anymore though. I work for an agency and I am going to Oklahoma for a 7a to 7p shift Saturday and Sunday.
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Night shift. I can sleep during the day the first night. Anyone else?
    I am working a string of night shifts because I am desperate for money at the moment. I cannot sleep at all the during the day the first night. Does anyone else have this problem? How do you cope if...
    Jul 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I need helping finding a nursing job that will allow me to sit once every 2-3 hours
    I don't really know of any hospital jobs but you could become an MDS Nurse in a nursing home. They are usually willing to train you.
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  8. Staff acting like mean girls what do you do
    I was not in a position to write her up. She was the Charge Nurse. I went to human resources as well as talked to our boss. She was good at being a staff nurse but horrible as a Charge Nurse. That...
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Retirement from Nursing to Employment of Another Type
    Hi RNtr, It is the administrative side. I totally agree. I love nursing in general. I love my patients. If I could just do that the way it should be done. I would be a happy nurse. I am trying...
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  10. Retirement from Nursing to Employment of Another Type
    I can totally relate. I just quit my 6th job in a year. It was all the same no matter where I was. This last job I was new and the DON gave me a killer schedule while my son was in from Japan. 11-7...
    Jul 3, '11
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  11. Staff acting like mean girls what do you do
    I have not seen much of this until recently. I worked on a med/surg unit with a nurse who was awful. There were several of us in orientation. She was a new charge nurse who freaked out over...
    Mar 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Rethinking nursing
    You are not alone. I have been a nurse since I was ninteen. I am ready to throw in the towel. I love nursing in general but with the economy being what it is I feel that we are treated worse then...
    Mar 3, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. RFID sounds the alarm when doctors, nurses don't wash up
    LOL:yeah:
    Aug 25, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. RFID sounds the alarm when doctors, nurses don't wash up
    I am a fanatic about washing my hands, but I still think this is a great idea.
    Aug 25, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. "Momma, who are those children in my room?"
    That was a beautiful story. I have been with some of my patients. I could swear I felt the presence of someone else in the room. I once had a near death so I believe in angels.
    Aug 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Idea of hourly pay rate for RNs in Tulsa
    I am a nurse with 27 years of experience, and I have made around 25.00 per hour. The pay is alot less here. I lived in TN and made 30.00 at least. I am not a hospital nurse though. My speciality is...
    Aug 25, '09
    Forum: Oklahoma Nursing
  17. almost finished with refresher course, have job offer, still scared
    You will be fine. It will come back to you very quickly. I feel lacking in knowledge at times. I think that we all do. It's the overconfident people who scare me. Goodluck!
    Aug 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Elders Say the Darnedest Things!
    They are funny. I had one patient who told me, "Look, I am a big boy, I wear pull ups now!"
    Jul 11, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Anyone worked at/had clinicals at Meadowbrook Speciality Hospital?
    I have never worked there. I will tell you though that LTAC's are really hard work. It is a good place to learn though.
    Jul 11, '09
    Forum: Oklahoma Nursing
  20. 75 Questions on NCLEX, pass or fail?
    Mine stopped at 75 and I passed. You can tell by how hard the questions are is what I was told. If they continue to get harder and harder then you are doing good!
    Jul 11, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. Being a Nurse  vs. Being a Pilot: the job hunt
    My daughter is supporting her husband since he is out of work. It is really bad right now. He is 27 and the 18 year olds are hired first at fast food places. There are struggles everywhere. My...
    Jul 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    It is a very sad thing but you are right. There are nurses who are really mean to newbies. I can remember it and it's been a long time ago. The communication issue may not have anything to do with...
    Jul 10, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    Oh geez, you are right. I didn't work at a hospital but I can remember family members bringing their family into the nursing home with lists of things to be done that were ridiculous. "A footrub...
    Jul 10, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Witness to Goodbye
    This was one of the reasons I went into geriatrics. I applaud you for writting that story. I can remember being a new nurse in the early 1980's. I took care of several young people with terminal...
    Jul 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I do not care anymore
    You sound like you are exhausted. I don't socialize alot either. I never thought much about it until you mentioned it in your post. I talk to my family and that is about it. I think thats because we...
    Jul 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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