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  1. Floating? I need your comments!
    i was assuming that you were talking about a nurse who is employed by the hospital and just happens to get pulled somewhere else. however, the hospital where i used to work as a nurse intern had...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. Is magnet status hospitals shutting out all LVNs
    there used to be LPNs in the hospital where i work, but not anymore. they stopped hiring them and the ones who worked at the bedside either left, went back to school, or took other positions in the...
    Jul 5, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. RN vs. BSN
    after seeing how you jump on every bsn thread and get so personally offended by any statement that implies getting a bsn in this job market would be wise.... quite frankly, i don't believe you. ...
    Jul 5, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  4. The New Grad & Charting
    i know it's the technology age and everything, but you're the most advanced two week old i've ever seen! :lol2: sorry, couldn't resist.
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. I GOT  A JOB!
    congratulations....i hope you like it!
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Floating? I need your comments!
    i would think, "oh, great. i'm going to get stuck with the load nobody else wants." i used to work on a unit where one of us would have to float pretty much every shift. NOBODY ever wanted to be...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. RN vs. BSN
    uhh....requiring a bsn in order to practice is raising the standard. who said they shouldn't have a voice? don't take one part of what i said out of context (literally) and twist it to fit...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  8. Obamacare Survives, Supreme Court Rescues ‘Big Health’
    sure you can. just choose not to have a life!
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. RN vs. BSN
    my guess would be because there are too many ADN educated nurses who have a voice and they are more worried about their pride so instead of raising the standards they keep them the same. some people...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  10. Leave nursing job to be stay-at-home mom?
    you said your pay doesn't cover much more than childcare, but you work part time. wouldn't the solution to that be to work full time in a job that you actually like. it sounds like you want to...
    Jul 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. I'm hoping for advice or ideas concerning a coworker who has body odor
    why don't you take her aside and be very kind, but straight forward about it? maybe the manager addressed her needing to iron her scrubs, but wasn't able to address the odor. it's not an easy thing...
    Jul 3, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Nurses reusing vacutainer hubs, tourniquets & blood-soiled trolleys for blood draws
    good news! i've never understood why anyone would do something like this when it's not like they are paying for the supplies out of their own pockets anyway.
    Jul 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. CNA getting negativity from other CNAS because of acceptance in nursing school!!
    some of them might be jealous and your acceptance is a reminder of them being stuck where they are. it's nothing personal and there's not really anything you can do about it. i used to ask some of my...
    Jul 3, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Termination is so bad - will I be able to go on in nursing?
    whatever you do - don't badmouth your former employer and don't make excuses. i know it's hard bc it's natural to want to defend yourself, but the best thing to do is to explain that you made a...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. Nursing and sexual abuse history
    this may be the case where you are, but i doubt that it's typical. i have given many baths and inserted many catheters alone. i stated previously that i doubt the OP will have an issue while giving...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Vocera & other equipment
    i don't personally use vocera, but i've been to units that do. from what i've seen...the nurse checking out gives their vocera to the charge nurse (so the charge nurse has like 10 at the end of the...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Really don't understand the mystery of LPNs not able being able to do certain things
    same here. there were some IV meds i could push, but NO critical care meds...and NO meds to pregnant women period.
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. Is it me? What happened to nursing?
    exactly....MANY of these patients are on medicaid. not that i'm against medicaid, but isn't it enough that you're getting your care for free without asking the nurse to order something else because...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  19. Dietary policy- vent
    one time when i was working as a (new) tech on a med/surg floor there was a patient who asked me for peanut butter and graham crackers. she asked me to spread the PB onto the crackers for her which i...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Really don't understand the mystery of LPNs not able being able to do certain things
    that would be like a surgical tech (who i actually mistakened for a doctor once) wanting to know why the MD had to be there to make the incision? when i worked as a tech, i wasn't even allowed to...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. IV help
    no! incompatible meds can't be given through different ports in the same site. do you mean different lines? maybe this is a difference in semantics, but one line can have several different ports....
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. Obamacare, what could go wrong?
    :yeah::yeah::yeah:
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. Is it me? What happened to nursing?
    i agree! one time i went running around the hospital trying to find a red popsicle for a patient. i told one of my co-workers, "wow...when i was in the hospital after i had my children, i didn't even...
    Jun 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  24. What exactly is so bad about LTC??
    everyone is different. you might love LTC. plus, people often come here to vent. you don't get to hear all the positives. you get to know your patients and they get to know you. sometimes, you're...
    Jun 30, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Physical Violence Against Nurses
    i wonder how many assaults happen that aren't reported? i had a friend who had taken a CNA class with me. she had been a CNA before, but let her certification expire. she was so friendly and you...
    Jun 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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