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  1. Highest blood pressure ever recorded
    My personal best was 260/140 when I had my last stroke. I was impressed with that & never want to see it again!
    12:25 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. MI nurse looking for HPRP advice
    I just sent you a pm with my email address.
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  3. Miss Manners for Nurses
    I know that I, personally, hate being called Mrs. Poppycat. However, when I first meet someone younger than I am, I think it's appropriate for them to address me that way until I tell them it's ok...
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Labs/Blood Gases
    Everyone who wants a copy, please pm me with your email address & I'll send it to you.
    Oct 12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. CAREER PATH?
    It seems like this is an easy choice, then. If you don't want to do bedside nursing, don't take the telemetry position.
    Oct 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Prerequisite Courses While Working
    I think that would be really difficult. The science classes are hard & require lots of studying. It will affect your social life.
    Oct 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Miss Manners for Nurses
    If we meet and I ask how you're doing, don't tell me about every ache & pain. Manners are easily taught if you just take a little time with kids. My grandson who's only 2 1/2, says please &...
    Oct 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Please help!
    If you're on the OIG exclusion list, chances are you will lose your job because you aren't allowed to work anywhere that accepts Medicare or Medicaid.
    Oct 11
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  9. Application denied by California BRN
    I don't have any advice for you but wanted to send you ((hugs)) & tell you how sorry I am you're going through this.
    Oct 11
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  10. Meetings?
    Veronica, I know several people who journal during meetings for the same reasons you do. It helps them focus & organize their thoughts. One lady I know writes down quotes of things she hears in...
    Oct 10
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  11. How/when did you know which nursing specialty you wanted to get into?
    I knew before I started nursing school that I only wanted to work with kids. I went straight into Peds after graduation & I've also done PICU & NICU. I don't like working with sick adults. I...
    Oct 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. escaping hprp
    When I was in HPRP, I was not restricted to working days. I've worked nights since 1975 & there is no way I would make it on a daytime schedule. I made sure my attorney made them drop that...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  13. Subacute care. cant challenge lvn boards
    Thanks for the information, commuter. I didn't know this.
    Oct 7
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Subacute care. cant challenge lvn boards
    You have no nursing education which is what you need to qualify to take any boards.
    Oct 7
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. escaping hprp
    Mcm79, I don't know about other people's experience having an attorney when working with HPRP. I can say that, for me, having an attorney definitely helped. HPRP wanted me to sign a 5 year...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  16. Can NCLEX decline your application because of Bipolar disorder
    Viva, until recently, my bipolar 2 was managed well with just a low dose of Cymbalta. When I had hypomanic episodes, I was put on Abilify for a few weeks & then tapered off and went back to just...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  17. Labs/Blood Gases
    livefully, I just sent you a PM with my email address.
    Oct 4
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. Labs/Blood Gases
    OneDimpleDoll I sent you a PM with my email address.
    Oct 4
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. Meetings?
    I get serenity from going to meetings. For example, last week I had a problem with a supervisor that had me really upset. I went to a meeting & unloaded. I talked about it & cried a little and...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  20. Can NCLEX decline your application because of Bipolar disorder
    This is just my opinion but I think if you were diagnosed 7 years ago you should not disclose it. If you do, it's likely you'll be placed in your state's monitoring program for several years. This...
    Oct 3
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  21. PAWS
    I agree with seanzilla about these episodes getting fewer the more sober time we have. I've come to the conclusion they may never go away completely. I have almost 26 years sobriety and every once...
    Oct 3
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  22. Just letting you know ...
    I survived 2 abusive marriages & continue to do what I can to get the word out that it still is around.
    Oct 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Finding a new niche
    Have you thought about private duty Peds? I have a patient (8 years old) who's ambulatory; never have to lift him. A lot of Peds private duty patients have barrier-free lifts in the home. Might be...
    Oct 3
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. How involved a patients school work should be expected?
    My client goes home bound during RSV season. Everything is spelled out in the IEP his parents agree on with the school district at the beginning of the school year. His regular school teacher comes...
    Oct 3
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. College Major Help!
    You first have to become a nurse. When you start working, you can specialize.
    Oct 2
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing


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