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  1. Purchasing a gift for your nurse?
    Gifts to single nurses are often frowned upon. Even a single nurse operates/functions as a team member and is reliant on peers for his/her ability to do a good job. Some nurses do feel...
    Nov 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What do you love about nursing?
    Commuter just about said it all for many of us. I, for one, DO NOT have that altruistic calling to help mankind. Yes, that someone has benefitted from my contact is good, but not why I entered nsg.
    Nov 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Student doing a project presentation on Nursing Informatics
    Have no info on your informatics specifics, but I do have 2 suggestions/recommendations for your project. Keep your presentation direct & focused - not wandering. A tendency is to keep on adding more...
    Nov 26
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  4. Nursing Malpractice Insurance?
    You are a wise one, OP. It's hoped you won't ever need it, but it's there if you do. And you'll notice on the postings here how many times the respondents advise the posters to contact their...
    Nov 26
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Forensics and Law Enforcement
    I also watched an autopsy in nsg school. It was an opportunity not to be missed if one can attend a post. The decedent was a woman who must have lived a hard life. I remember 2 very distinct things: ...
    Nov 26
    Forum: Forensic Nursing
  6. Entire card of narcotics missing!
    I had thought of another response and then I read your second post. That does change my point of view. To me, the fact that multiple nurses must "share" a med cart during a shift means that...
    Nov 26
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. Tattoos in the workplace
    SOFT Tea? Wet and squishy, maybe. I guess one could presume that liquid tea would be soft. :roflmao:
    Nov 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. State Calls Floor Nurse at Home?
    This was a couple of years ago and the phone call was in the presence of my DON. DOH surveyors have to present their ID when they show up at a facility. I got dressed and went in to work - there were...
    Nov 25
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. State Calls Floor Nurse at Home?
    I too have taken a phone call from the State (who was in the facility on an investigation) while I was home on a short term medical leave. An incident occurred and they were asking info. I...
    Nov 25
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. What is My Family Thinking?
    Oh, honey!!! Just say NO - loud and clear, and run far, far away! You are not the family's private nurse. Don't even entertain the thought for one second. For your family to think that way ... ...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. How to handle a verbally abusive MD
    To Op - you might want to change your screen name here. While you have a right to voice your concerns, some people who know YOU and YOUR FACILITY, may be able to put you 2 together and it will paint...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Very Strange Interview Experience
    Want to bet that the first interview was scribbled in on the calendar for the interviewer TWO weeks later (hence the 1 pm time)? Not entered for the next 1 week Friday, but the second. And then...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  13. Good nursing or learned dependence?
    To Fiona59 - It's a 'capital H'- I think THEY think it's for 'the Hilton".:cheeky:
    Nov 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What is the proper way to address an RN?
    Did anybody callout "Yo, Adriane". "I'm from Jersey, are you from Jersey"? - Joe Piscopo
    Nov 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Nightshift woes
    I'm not being smarty, but there was the SAME kind of post here not too long ago. It was very interesting as so many of us all agree that odd-shift nurses are all but forgotten for food service needs....
    Nov 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nursing home as a new grad
    To TeflonNurse - I know what they did on the day shift. They were always checking the Bowel & Bladder Book. Who pooped and who didn't- time for the laxatives!!!l :roflmao:
    Nov 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. What is the proper way to address an RN?
    I used to work with a CNA who emigrated from Africa somewhere. He used to call me "Sister". It was the weirdest thing and I was uncomfortable with it. I would try to subtlely correct him, but no go....
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Nursing home as a new grad
    To OP - take my word for this but all other posters have been 110% correct with their answers. As a newbie, it will be different working in real situations that practicing as a student. And nursing...
    Nov 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. What is the proper way to address an RN?
    Back in the dinosaur days, some old time doctors would use the "Nurse amoLucia" route. Always sounded funny to me. And then we were always expected to properly address our elders as a sign of...
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. grandmother with dementia
    Best wishes for you and your family as you go through this difficult time with your Gram. Like others have pointed out, reality orientation pretty much hits the pt over the head and is more...
    Nov 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Help me list MPH/MSN and PHNL/NP programs
    I really hadn't heard much about crowdfunding until the other day and it was here on AN. Wouldn't you know it but there's an article in my local newspaper this morning requesting funds.
    Nov 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Good nursing or learned dependence?
    I may be cynical about this, but I've known where families resist discharge because THEY will again be pulled into the discharge/home care of the pt. While the pt is in hosp/LTC, the family can go...
    Nov 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Rectal Medication
    I've learned some very interesting things here. I'm thinking - could there be some kind of emollient/lubricant thing in the supp that has some heretofore unknown second use. One the FDA hasn't yet...
    Nov 20
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. Starting pay for an RN in south jersey?
    North Jersey is different than South Jersey. Pennsylvania side is different than coastal. Where might you be looking? And in what setting?
    Nov 20
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  25. Care plans in the LTC setting
    In many places, all licensed nsg staff are expected to contribute to the care plans and they were TO BE STARTED on admission with SOMETHING. As staff RN/supervisor, I liked to do care plans. But...
    Nov 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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