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  1. Lantus (Insulin Glargine): Scratching The Surface
    Very informative! Thank you for sharing.
    Jul 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. Never Argue With Dementia (and Other Nuggets of Nursing Wisdom)
    Thank you for sharing what I believe to be true about not needing re-orient our patient's to a reality that is terrifying for them. I hope you continue to enjoy your travels and time with your...
    Jun 23, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. No needle nursing?
    You can get past this! It is SO better to give than receive. I still don't care for having needles pointed in my direction but I've learned not to watch if I'm on the receiving end.
    May 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Thinking of Making a move to St. Louis Missouri
    You might get better replies on the Missouri forum. If you want to move a little farther east we have a lot of openings.
    May 7, '12
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  5. Nurses Day Gifts
    Right. Sound like the mythical food brought in by pt's families as a thank you. Oh wait, that food isn't mythical it's eaten by day shift. :D
    May 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Why is it important to know patient's insurance info?
    That is what I was thinking. If I have a pt that looks like they will need assistance of any type after d/c I will make sure they are put on the list for case management.
    May 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Upcoming interview, should I mention...
    My thought was that she knows about them and I wanted to tell her what changes I've made to help correct the problem. I've been wrong before though! Thank you.
    Apr 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Upcoming interview, should I mention...
    absences? The interview is for a different position at my hospital. I've had three absences (one was lengthy r/t pneumonia) in a year and I don't want it to hurt my chances. My instinct is to...
    Apr 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Lakeview Collge of Nursing
    I was at the EIU campus. No roommates other than my family as I am a "townie". I don't know if anyone can say that they liked nursing school. It is one of the most difficult things I've willingly...
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  10. Anyone ever tell you, you would never be able to become a nurse? Proved them wrong?!
    Yes, several people. Some of them were family members. I would like to say I succeeded to prove them wrong, but really I did it for me.
    Apr 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. bsn...Excited, but now starting to feel depress...
    Focus on your schooling now. Show up for each clinical prepared and looking professional and be ready to learn new skills. The job market is different in each area and it will change by the time you...
    Apr 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. night shift help!
    Ideally I stay up late and plan on getting a nap in the next day. Sometimes that works and sometimes life gets in the way. You will have to see what works for you. It may take a little bit of...
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Tonight I walked in on my pt...
    Fortunately for me, or rather unfortunately I was rounding on my pt's and was beating feet out of the room when the tele tech called me freaking out about my pt going into vtach. Oh the things you...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. feeling bad practising IV insertion
    You know how to get to Carnegie hall? Practice, practice, practice. The same goes for IV starts.
    Apr 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What you love/hate about your assistants
    I don't consider them my assistant's but I'm not going to lie to you I love it when they say that I'm their nurse. I'm fortunate to work with a great group of men and women. They are my eyes and...
    Feb 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. When care equals Torture
    Thank you for sharing.
    Feb 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. for those in LTC..what songs do your residents like?
    Don't forget Johnny Mercer! I know you mentioned music but some of my fondest memories of LTC was watching my residents as they enjoyed the Lawrence Welk show.
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. This wait may kill me.
    If I'm remembering it correctly you won't be listed on ILDPFR until after you have paid your licensing fee. I paid the money for the 48hr results and the wait was awful. Kudos to those who walked...
    Feb 15, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. Can stupid people pass nursing school?
    As good ol' Forrest said, "stupid is as stupid does". There are ways to improve your grades. Look at your study habits, talk to your instructor, join a study group, get a tutor, and get going.
    Feb 13, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. CNA question?
    Speak with your Fundamentals instructor. Once we completed that course we were given paper work where we could apply to take our state's exam for CNA.
    Feb 11, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. wearing makeup to work?
    I feel more confident when I wear makeup but I don't always feel like painting the barn before work. I wear light makeup and neutral eye shadow and no mascara. I have yet to find a mascara that truly...
    Feb 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Disheartened
    I'm a new nurse, a second career new nurse so some of the more experienced nurses I work with are younger than I am. I wouldn't lose any sleep over what you read about. Your experience w/ nursing...
    Feb 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. feeling like a failure as an Rn.
    Keep on swimming! Asking for help/tips/pointers doesn't show weakness it shows you want to improve your skills. I hear ya!
    Feb 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What do you say when calling out sick?
    I have anal glaucoma and I don't see my heiney coming in! Ok, sorry I just couldn't help myself. We do have to give our sx when we call in as the information is tracked.
    Feb 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Night nursing
    I work 12 hour night and if the night is going good I have a light snack at about 2300. I prefer to have my dinner break at 0300 as it helps break the shift up. I'm not going to lie to you I...
    Feb 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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