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  1. Trying to find a job
    I know the feeling! I've been out of nursing for the past year and couldn't find a job in ANY field. It's strange---you'd think nursing would have a lot of transferable skills, but it doesn't. I...
    2:14 am
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  2. Justify this nursing diagnosis
    I sense a disturbance in the Force.....
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. A Good Nurse Manager...
    As a former DNS, I tried very hard to embody these lovely attributes, but let me tell you that middle management is one of the most thankless jobs in the universe. You basically catch crap all day...
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. accused of drug diversion,i do maintain my innocence  however i cant afford an attorney
    You can't afford NOT to have an attorney. There are some that specialize in nursing issues and can be found through a network whose name I can't recall at this time, hopefully someone will come along...
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Dwindling faith in this profession
    A lot of the care has been taken out of healthcare. It was one of the myriad of reasons why I left nursing a year ago. It's all about the Benjamins, at every level. I don't know what it will take to...
    Dec 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Go ahead laugh. Laughter keeps you from going crazy.
    Like sirI, funerals are humorous for me as well. I remember one very well. I was fine until a woman got up to sing "Wind Beneath My Wings". She was loud and OFF-KEY. Now, the one thing that...
    Dec 15
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. The Importance of the Need for Early Vascular Access identification
    I'm so glad to see this subject addressed. My sister was in the hospital a few months ago and had to stay for eight days. During this time she had to have her IV changed at least once per day, as her...
    Dec 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nurse.com Magazine Subscription
    They used to be very negative about Allnurses in their discussion forums. They even had a special section where members with an axe to grind were basically encouraged to bash us. I hope that's...
    Dec 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Negotiating the Holiday Off
    I remember one time when I had to work Christmas Eve night, and feeling rather resentful about it. Then I drove past a 7-11 where one lone clerk was ringing up a half-case of beer for a customer, and...
    Dec 15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. lovenex
    I had to give my husband Lovenox BID when he had bilateral PEs late this past summer. I was pretty consistent with giving it to him at 1000 and 2200. It's supposed to be given q 12 hrs, but I think...
    Dec 15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. My favorite med:
    To receive: Versed (I call it my happy medicine!). I'm also rather fond of Zyprexa because it helps me keep my head on fairly straight and thus enables me to live in polite society. To give:...
    Dec 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Ever accepted a job you knew was a mistake?
    Twice. Both times I was lured by the promise of high wages and better benefits, and both times I lasted less than six months. Never again.
    Dec 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Nurse Surveyor for Dept. of Health and Human Services TX
    Hello there! I live in Oregon so I don't really know how things go in TX, but here's what I know about surveying. It is A LOT of paperwork. Well, it's mostly done on the computer, but you also...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. NIU FNP Program
    Hello there, and Welcome to Allnurses! We're glad you're here! I wish I could be of some assistance in answering your questions about the FNP program, but this post will "bump up" your thread so...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. My favorite med:
    Strange as it sounds, I liked giving IV Lasix to my CHF patients. Fortunately most of them had catheters so they didn't have to get up and pee every five minutes, and seeing the improvement in their...
    Dec 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Looking for advice for LTC
    Sad to say, this is pretty much the norm in LTC. Some facilities are better than others, but almost ALL of them are understaffed and the working conditions less than desirable. It makes me angry...
    Dec 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Is there an Entity that assist Nuses who have been fired?
    There is no all-encompassing organization for nurses who have been fired. It happens to almost everyone at least once in life, and we either recover and move on or we don't. What we have is each...
    Dec 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Should I have to deal with this?
    That whole scenario sounds like a nightmare. One nurse and a tech for 16 patients?! What kind of hospital staffs like that? It's very dangerous for all concerned, and the fact that the patients...
    Dec 10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. Why are we against suicide?
    Here are a few thoughts from someone who was recently inpatient for suicidal ideation: First, most people who are thinking of suicide don't really want to die; we simply want our pain to stop. If...
    Dec 10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. What are the stress level ranking for these units?
    Ortho is very stressful physically---lots of lifts and transfers. However, I would be a nervous wreck with the other specialties listed, so I can't really rank them in order of stress levels. They're...
    Dec 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Dialysis
    Wow, that's a lot to have to process all at once! I am so sorry you are going through all this. Per the site's Terms of Service, we cannot offer any sort of medical advice, but I'm hoping someone...
    Dec 10
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  22. IV pushes
    I've never "slammed" an IVP drug except during a code. Some meds, like Phenergan and Ativan, are very viscous and need to be diluted, and even then they should be pushed very slowly to avoid...
    Dec 10
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. difference in degrees
    I wish I had some answers for you there, but hopefully someone will come along soon who does. I just wanted to say Hello and welcome you to Allnurses. If you haven't already, I suggest you jump right...
    Dec 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. night shift and health
    I had to leave nights years ago. I loved them, as I am not a "day" person by any stretch of the imagination, but nights didn't love me back after about the age of 40. As I recall---or as my family...
    Dec 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Have you travelled to Africa is a invasion of privacy?
    I'm leery of the government myself, but this is not the hill upon which I would choose to die. Asking if you've been to western Africa is NOT an invasive question---a little absurd, maybe, but...
    Dec 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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