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  1. Why do you like home care? What are the advantages?
    No its not "more profitable" but it is more enjoyable. Also, it depends on the agency you work for. I get 55 cents a mile and pay per patient due to MEDICARE. I hear Oregan has different laws. You...
    May 6, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. Why do you like home care? What are the advantages?
    I have been in Home Health nursing for appox. 18mths now, after having done 10 plus years of clinic and other nursing. I love home health. It has its stresses and one is that it is definitely NOT a...
    May 6, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. One of the most frustrating things about nursing
    I have to say that the most frustrating thing about nursing is the Insurance restrictions at cause us to second guess our patients needs. OR our having to make things work to get something covered...
    May 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Clinic Job Hunt Question
    Not sure what its like in other areas of the country, but I worked in clinic in California that is associated with the hospital in the area. Generally, clinics don't hire RNs because they don't need...
    Mar 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  5. Vent. Should I feel bad about not picking up shifts?
    You'd think that if every time they call you refuse, not to call any more?
    Feb 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Medicare admittable diagnosis for SNF
    Hi, I am wondering if any one can tell me some admittable reasons for some one to get directly admitted to a SNF? I have a relative that is declining, will be starting on hospice soon, and needs to...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Where do I go from here?
    I am in my dream job as a home health nurse. You may want to look into that:)
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Another low staffing - am i being a baby- new nurse post!
    I am wondering, are you a new grad? I was and had less than 2weeks training in a LTC also. I was then put in an alzhemiers unit that was being treated for scabies. I was expected to pass meds on 35...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Any online RN nursing schools
    FYI a friend is taking an online RN program and it is costing appox. 17K
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. Does your facility allow the floor/unit nurses write up other nurses?
    AMEN!:nurse:
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. NS at 125 ml/hr is not an ER order
    This is why the cost of medical care is skyrocketing because of lame orders like that. :nurse:
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. I failed my patient
    Most of us at one time or another have felt the same way you do now. Just remind yourself that colostomies can be reversed and children rebound better than adults.
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Please help pt with leaking colostomy
    :nurse: All the replies are good except I'm not sure what Beastmaster RN was talking about. My only suggestion would be to try benzo tincture to make the area as sticky as possible AFTER you...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  14. Do home health (visiting) nurses usually work on holidays?
    :nurse: I am a LVN working as a home health nurse. I love my job. I hope you love it too. I worked in a clinic for 10 years before this and had all holidays and weekends off. Now I work one weekend a...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. LVN vs RN
    Hi, I'm an LVN and have been for several years. If you want to work in a hospital plan on getting your RN because its the wave of the future. California hospitals don't hire LVNs any longer.
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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