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  1. Any ADN-BSN programs without ridiculous papers?
    I know that you are frustrated with the assignment, but I think it will help you in the long run. Just start by taking a deep breath and define the word, then tell what it means to you and give...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  2. Advise on Communicating With family members
    Since I have been on both sides as a nurse and a "hovering family member", lol, I will give a little advice. Always come in and introduce yourself, look professional, no winkled scrubs or long hair....
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Dialysis nursing - New graduate
    Please have a sense of humor with the patients! Talk to them about various things, movies, their families, etc. It makes them feel so much better. Don't lecture them all the time, they usually know...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. Mystery Baby
    I would look into cardiac problems or she might be more immature than you think and it just wears her out to suck. Some need more time than others and do get that limp limb look when feeding. I have...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. No, I'm Not a Beauty Shop!
    ???? what if it was your child. I would just put the earring back in, really.
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Is this what being an RN in dialysis is like?
    I think this is what all new nurses feel like. It takes 6 mos to a year to become comfortable. It did me many years ago. Many a time I wanted to quit, then I got experience and the doctors would...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  7. Abusing staff nurses to do "presentation"-- can they do this to us?!
    Have them taped, then everyone can hear them when they can. Maybe the educator can do this.
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  8. Are student loans haunting you?
    Be sure to tell your co-signers that if you can't pay for the student loans that they will have to pay them for you. The best advise is DON'T co sign anybodies student loan! unless YOU have lots of...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  9. Depression with psychosis student
    You need to ask yourself, if you handle stress very well. Nursing school is very stressful and being a neonatal nurse can be extremely stressful with life and death decisions of tiny babies and...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. lantus -does it matter evening or night?
    Lantus can also be given in 2 doses, 12 hours apart. So you can do it am and pm. One of my relatives does this and is better for them.
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  11. PICC Line with TPN going, How to give Benadryl IV?
    I was taught never to infuse anything in a TPN line. We always had a separate line for anything else.
    Oct 5, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  12. If I hate being a Cna, should I stop pursuing Nursing?
    How about being a surgical tech in the OR? They are right at the surgical area and don't deal directly with patients. I think it is a not too long course. I too, after a while did not like being a...
    Oct 4, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. Should I take AP2 and Micro together?
    I did that many years ago, very hard with both. I would separate them and take one at a time, esp. with a family. Lots of studying.
    Jun 14, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Can you throw out some career options for the fields i am interested in?
    Good luck finding a job with a psychology degree. I know too many that did and they can't find jobs. You need a masters degree to get anything even with being a social worker and be working on a doc....
    Dec 10, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. i cursed somebody at work, somebody overheard and filed a complaint. what can i do?
    This happened a few months ago and they are just now complaining? Don't they have anything better to do? Tell the boss that you will apologize and that you won't do it any more and continue on. If...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Break from nursing?
    When I got burned out of nursing, I would go down in hours, work part time. Enough to maintain my health insurance (had to work 20 hrs a week) or I would switch to evening or night shift. Finally,...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Ethical (?) Dilemma?
    Take the day shift. New nurses don't get everything. They have to work their way up also. That's my opinion and that's what we had to do and your boss should see that. I'm sure there's others who...
    Sep 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Giving resident hot water??? Is it safe???
    My father had this same thing. He had to have coffee. We would go get it and pour half out and fill with water. It was still hot to him, but not enough to burn him. I would get mad at the people...
    Aug 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. He// to the NO!
    Just a suggestion: I would write down everything that you do for a day and how long it took to prove that you have to stay over to complete everything. That way they can see what you do and you can...
    Aug 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Saline flush without a physician order?
    Poster, when you get the order for a saline lock that includes the saline. The floor or hospital has the protocol for how often to flush and PRN as needed to maintain it or we use too. Sometimes...
    Aug 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Have a question for all nurses.
    List everyday on paper things that she does that is unsafe, then give it to management. You need proof. Personally, I think that is a little too old, but i have a mother and mother in law that age...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Grunting baby...
    After working in a nursery for a few years, I think that you did just fine. Baby probably retained some fluid, we would have done some chest percussion to get rid of the fluid, give flow by O2,...
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Doctor needs to perform surgery but with charity care, seemed unhappy
    Yes, you can get it paid by charity. (some of my family has done this), This pays the hospital--not the radiologists or other doctors involved, including the surgeon, But you can arrange to pay...
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Need MORE help with a decision! :-)
    I say go with him. Put him first and enjoy your time over there. Nursing can wait. You might not be over there long. Find some other job for a while. Marriages need to come first I believe.
    Jul 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Advance my career or make my family happy?
    I think that you should put your family first and not yourself at this point in your life and take the telemetry job. Remember, i think others come first then yourself. Just my 2 cents. You can...
    Jun 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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