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  1. New grad-friendly hospitals?
    The one in Santa Fe, but then , there is a strike notice and vote going on just now
    Jul 26
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  2. How does it work???
    Get a nanny or an au pair. Or, what I did when hubby and I overlapped, was find someone willing to do child care for just a few hours. I'd drop her off on the way to work, he'd get off a couple of...
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. HELLP!!:(
    Your boss doesn't get "to take your license". At most she/he can call the BON and file a complaint, which you then go to to defend yourself. If she does and she's not just blowing smoke to either...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. How long have you been at your current facility?
    This time, 22 years. Last 17 or so in the ER. Also worked here for about 5 years before that, with a 3 year hiatus while my hubby was in school in another state.
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Double Dip CE Education Credits?
    You are right, but what I meant was, why would a BON care if you used the same CEUs, for more than one state. My BON simply says I have to keep records for a specific number of years, and we have...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Double Dip CE Education Credits?
    CEs are CEs, why would they care? or even know?
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Sigma Theta Tau
    There are many threads about this, try a search and you'll get lots of previous replies, both positive and negative.
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Nursing School and K-12
    I homeschooled my kids, after kindergarten and a few years in a public school for the oldest two, even after my husband died and I was working nights, and I started my masters program. Depends on...
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Slamming in IVP meds and Running Incompatible Meds Together: Is it as bad as they say
    Just because someone else doesn't follow the safety guidelines, doesn't give YOU permission to do so. You won't always see crystallization or precipitates, why risk the vein? Speed pushing does...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. Who is eyeing the job boards, frustrated with your job?
    I've been offered some attractive full time faculty spots, but I haven't worked an 8-5 day job in a very long time, and that was volunteering overseas for a period of months (not in hospital). I like...
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Advice to the Student Nurse
    "Fake it till you make it" does NOT refer to skills (such as sterile procedure for cathing)! It means present yourself as confident to patients no matter how much you are quaking inside; and humble...
    Jul 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Not using an Alcohol swab before injections
    The moisture and rubbing action is what is getting rid of surface dirt, (and the alcohol dries quickly). I often look at the pad after "cleaning" a site, and see plenty of dirt on the pad itself...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. June 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    I don't care if you can't tell us apart, you still have to pay BOTH of us!
    Jun 16
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  14. Nurses Who Talk Too Darned Much
    When I was a young, naive new grad, I caught a pt's new MI starting, couldn't get the resident to buy in. He did order an EKG, and admitted to me "gee, she really is having an MI". I went around...
    Jun 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. RN's what was your occupation while in nursing school?
    I was a catalog clerk for JCPenney. NA pay was $1.23 before that.
    Jun 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Polio Vaccine
    Some of the kids in the orphanages I volunteered at overseas were polio victims. I cannot imagine being told it was eradicated! I agree, do the titer, then the series if needed. It shouldn't be a...
    Jun 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. "I'm not the doctor!"
    I was getting to DC a pt, when her boyfriend asked a question about what the doc had been in saying; the pt said "don't ask her! she's just the nurse". I stood straight up from the BP cuff I'd been...
    May 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. I just want to say Thank You!!
    welcome! Blessings on your nursing journey!
    May 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Nursing License # on CE certificate
    very few of mine do, as long as your name is on it you should be good. In my state, you only have to declare that you did them, and keep them on file for a few years. They do random audits, if...
    May 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. UNM FNP program in Albuquerque?
    I did my MSN in ed online with UNM; except for one class that the professor seemed to not have time for, the courses were really good. For the distance learning you have to find your own clinical...
    May 11
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  21. Love to Teach - Masters?
    I did my MSN online through UNM; the field work was local, just needed a contract with a local nursing program. I took it slowly, one class at a time, over 5 years. Worked nights, single mom-med 3...
    May 7
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  22. Night Shift Snack
    You guys are too danged healthy :cautious: Diet coke, chips (love that salt), fruit snacks that have very little to do with actual fruit, and.... beef jerky.
    May 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. is it nurse's week?
    For the first time: a banquet at a local 4 star hotel, with awards, door prizes, an insulated lunch bag with the company logo and a wallet that protects cards from being scanned and a "kudos" bar in...
    May 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. if you hate nursing, what would you rather do instead?
    Be independently wealthy with my own space yacht, with an artificial intelligence computer system to run it, and just wander among the planets and stars visiting all the different colonies. Or,...
    Apr 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Current and former sacred cows in nursing
    Also bedrest/very limited activity. Bedpan or BSC since shouldn't walk alllll that way to the bathroom. Strict bedrest for hepatitis. My Merck in the 80's made a point of "strict bedrest is no...
    Apr 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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