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  1. San Marcos
    That's a shame you can't make it to San Marcos. I live just outside San Antonio but went to school in San Marcos (SWT!). Since you don't speak English, your services would be of use in Texas because...
    Oct 29, '03
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  2. Fingerprinting Texas Nurses
    I took my boards for my LVN license back in 1995 and I was required to give my fingerprints when I went to test. So was everyone else that was testing at the same time. I think the state is...
    Oct 29, '03
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  3. NPR story on RN's in California
    WOW! I just heard a story on NPR about the nursing shortage in California. The reporter stated that California has passed a law that requires all hospitals to have one RN on duty for every 6...
    Oct 29, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. question about charting
    The questions aren't dumb at all! It's great you are making an effort to educate yourself and find out more about charting. In all the facilities I have worked (nursing home, dialysis, hospital,...
    Oct 21, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. But I have little kids!
    At one of my employers, they would post a list. Each nurse for the unit would write their choice in order of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and the DON would then assign the holidays. If you got Christmas one year,...
    Oct 21, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. LPN assessment in LTC
    Rustyhammer, I think it's wonderful that the NM BON recognizes the abilities of the LVN and don't just see us an "assistant" to the RN. I'm not devaluing an RN's knowledge but it's time the States...
    Oct 21, '03
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Does anyone recommend working as a patient care technician?
    i recommend taking the job if you can handle the hours along with going to school. At our area training hospital, one of the best in the country, the PCT's are taught not only basic skills but also...
    Sep 19, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. TEXAS--baylor plan facilites
    Do any of you know of facilities in San Antonio or the surrounding areas that offer the Baylor Plan? any info would be great! Thanks!
    Jul 23, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. LVN in hospice--expectations?
    Hi everyone, I interviewed yesterday and was hired, for a hospice agency in town. They actually do supplemental staffing to the main hospice agencies in town (Vitas, Vista Care, etc). I am really...
    Jul 18, '03
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. Thinking of changing my mind......
    wannabnurse...alot of it has to do with the area of the country you work in and the area of nursing you choose. Fortunately, as another posted wrote, nursing gives you the option to move into...
    Jul 16, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. getting out of my stundent loan
    amen to that Colleen! I went community college as well and paid less than $3K for the whole program including books and uniforms.
    Jul 16, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. i need your help
    veedot, I'm not sure about your state but in Texas no one is allowed to sit for the NCLEX without completing the required number of hours and graduating from an accredited program. There are no...
    Jul 16, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. DUI's & Licensure
    Wow, that's pretty sad. I am not sure that California will be so understanding as to let the 3rd violation go by with a fine, some classes, etc. I know the laws here in Texas are tougher but there...
    Jul 10, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Help design new nursing uniform
    I took the survey without any problems. I agree with Zee_Rn. We need to look more professional. I hate being mistaken for a dental assistant or some other healthcare worker simply because I am in...
    Jul 10, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How much should nurses be paid?
    I'm an LVN, not an RN, but I know I didn't get paid enough for what I did while nursing, except when I worked agency. I was paid a flat rate of $19/hr (in some facilites as much as $22/hour) for a...
    Jun 27, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Select Specialty Hospital
    I worked at Select Specialty through a local nursing agency. I loved it there. The nurses were so great. The nurse to patient ratio was low. None of the nurses I talked to had complaints. The...
    Jun 26, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Religion and Nursing
    Just don't say anything. Easier said than done, right? I can't remember if you stated what you believed in your posts but it's not important. Here's a funny story....I am a Christian but I worked in...
    Jun 26, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Defeated
    i meant to say alot of US suffer...forgot the US...guess i am challenged in more ways than one... :)
    Jun 25, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Defeated
    Renerian gave you great advice. don't give up! alot of suffer from being mathematically-challenged. You've come so far. Have a good cry then straighten your shoulders, shake it off, and get to...
    Jun 25, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Should nurses strike?
    Spacenurse, yikes, nurses like the one you worked with are wretched. I always disliked those who wouldn't get their hands dirty. That's why I loved scrubs. 9 times out of 10 I was changing linen,...
    Jun 24, '03
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. Monitoring the med. pass
    Been there KTWlpn. and totally agree with you. Same with disablednurse. You are right. If things were kept up all year, there wouldn't be a hurried rush when inspection time rolled around.
    Jun 24, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Rediscovering Professionalism in Nursing
    JulieLPN and AngelBear, I too feel your pain as an undervalued underappreciated LVN. There is hope at the end of the tunnel! Take heart my sisters in arms... Continue going to school. More...
    Jun 24, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Should nurses strike?
    Wow. I read through each and every post to get a clear understanding of the viewpoints presented. First off, let me clarify, I am one of those "highly educated" LVN's (whoever said that in an earlier...
    Jun 24, '03
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. new grad needs help with documentation tips
    Western Schools has a CEU course available to teach documentation skills. Always chart thoroughly. It's the best protection you have in case of litigation or questions regarding your care or the...
    Jun 24, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Monitoring the med. pass
    The facility where I worked had the pharmacist come in one year to watch the med pass to prep the nurses for state inspection. Because the pharmacist sits in with the other department heads for the...
    Jun 24, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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