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  1. Are we experiencing mass burnout in healthcare?
    I have just quit my job of 10 yrs., and it was b/c of the harrassment from my immediate boss at the corporate level. If I can do so, I may never work as a nurse again. For 26 yrs., I've been the...
    Nov 17, '09
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. found ANOTHER one :(
    I had to try and help deal with that years ago when I was in nursing school and was just an aide. That wail is unbearable to me. I remember that we could hear her all the way down the hall. And...
    Nov 13, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Do you carry personal liability insurance?
    I carry my own professional liability insurance. Costs $99 a yr and it is well worth my peace of mind. I went years without it, but I am seeing more and more lawsuits. Most suits seem ridiculous,...
    Nov 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. relocating
    Thanks for the response. I have the LL Bean catalog out thinking I might should invest heavily in it. I'm thinking the warmest boots they have, lots of wool, layered clothing, good warm hat, etc. ...
    Nov 11, '09
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  5. set up for failure
    I had never been a DON before when I was handed the job 4 yrs ago. It was certainly not my dream to be one. But I did the best I could with it. Dearly loved my residents, and the staff and I...
    Nov 8, '09
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  6. relocating
    I am looking to relocate in Cook County, Mn. We presently live in the deep South. My husband will be going there for his job. Does anyone know of job opportunities on the Grand Portage Indian...
    Nov 8, '09
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  7. If you could build your perfect Nursing Home......how would it be?
    Sounds like some of us need to start our own nursing homes! Great ideas. I have just resigned from a nursing home where I have worked for the past 10 yrs, most recently as the DON. We have had...
    Nov 8, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. is nursing theory important to nursing practice
    "Let's hope the caring ideal continues to seem like common sense to you -- and to many others. But don't forget the fact that it seems like common sense to you because somewhere along the line, you...
    Jul 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. is nursing theory important to nursing practice
    I agree...and we had a RN here one time who was about to change a treatment order on a resident's bottom b/c "it doesn't look too good. It is purplish!" The resident had expired...and she didn't...
    Jul 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. is nursing theory important to nursing practice
    Here is my problem with nursing theory. Some nurse comes up with a "new theory", write books, teaches on it, lectures, etc. I look at this "new theory" and think, well good grief, who doesn't know...
    Jul 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Questions on patients with Anthrax
    Do you actually have a patient with respiratory anthrax?
    Jul 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Health Care pay decrease with new health care plan?
    I'm with 3boysmom3, if I don't have the money to buy it outright, then I do without (Except for my house).That has been my motto for many, many years. I was raising 6 kids, and I could not afford to...
    Jul 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Things that leave you stunned.
    My son, when he was 11...I thought he had the measles. His MMR had been ineffective. He'd had the mumps after the shot, which is how we knew. I failed to revaccinate. So I thought the rash, the...
    Jul 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Do you ever feel guilty about....
    No, I don't feel one bit guilty. I do what feels theraputic to me when I am off. If I don't, I'll never survive when I get back to work. You can't keep emptying the glass and expect there to still...
    Jul 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. You should NOT become a nurse if...
    if...there is anything else you can think of to do! Yes, I've had a bad day.
    Jul 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. "Twins By Surprise"
    I would love to have given birth at home, but if I had I would have bled to death with # 1 and # 6. And then # 5 would have died b/c of some comps. My bleeding was very questionable with # 3. So...
    Jul 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I am a nurse.  Venting about how I feel.
    Sometimes, I feel like I spend my days on the front line so to speak. Feels like I am fighting a constant battle. Corporate wants to cut back on my staff, then says there is a wage freeze. They...
    Jul 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. criminal records and nursing
    I just hired an RN who has an old felony charge of aiding and abetting. She had gotten attached to a prisoner when she used to work at a prison, and did something wrong where he was concerned. But...
    Jun 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. help please
    I have seen one DON who was an LPN. She was exceptionally good. She'd been an LPN since Noah, and kept going like the energizer battery. Almost all DON's that I have known (Tennessee) have been...
    Jun 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. RN's, what would you like to see from Student Nurses?
    I argued hard and long to get nursing students to come to my nursing home. Corporate didn't want them there...liability issues they said. But I love the students. I also hire them when I have an...
    Jun 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Things You'd Like To Tell Visitors . . . . and get away with it
    The "tv remote in the vagina" story reminded me of the time a resident's son walked down to find a nurse rather than push the call light. He couldn't find the call light. We had to tell him where...
    Jun 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. The "Big Think Tank" question!
    Guess you could get a bachelor's in a science and then teach...biology, chemistry, etc.
    Jun 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Can you PLEASE be quiet...
    You would think, but I swear I have seen adults less mature than my 8 yr old grandson, and I do not exaggerate. Some people, perhaps the OP, are just not comfortable disciplining other people, esp...
    Jun 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Required Nursing Uniform
    My corporate office is telling me that soon we will be required to wear specific colors at the nursing home, different colors for different departments. They are to give us 2 uniforms each. Colors...
    Jun 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Things You'd Like To Tell Visitors . . . . and get away with it
    And then every now and then, we have a visitor or a family member who just makes our day so much better. 1. The daughter who is crying b/c her father just passed...and she takes the time to see...
    Jun 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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