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  1. I never, ever went to ER when I was a kid
    Poor mom indeed. The visual had me laughing out loud though.
    Aug 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. I never, ever went to ER when I was a kid
    Never went as a kid, even when at age three, I got a 3rd degree burn from a fire place screen on my face. Of course there was a blizzard at the time and no way for me to get there! I brought my...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. 4th Chance after Bad Advice. Follow Up Letter Redemption Help Anyone?
    Eris- I don't have a lot of advice for you as in my 42 years on this earth, I've never written a thank you note to a place I have interviewed. I just wanted to reply and let you know I would hire...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  4. Honesty is NOT the best policy...
    Perhaps it differs from state to state, because it's LAW in Texas, they can only ask specific "yes" or "no" questions, such as "Did The Real Nurse Jackie work for your company as an RN from this day...
    Aug 12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. Nurses Being Made to Tech?
    Is there a wage difference? Most "tech" work is nursing work, so I'd say as long as you're being paid your nursing salary, it's fine.
    Aug 12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  6. Would you ask a current employer for a letter of recommendation ?
    I'm not sure I would have the balls to do that. This job has invested money in you, and knowing that you're wanting to move on (even if it is only PRN) may not sit well. On the flip side, if you...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Omnicare pharmacy says "We never got the faxed orders"
    Do you have the omnicare software on your computer? Refill from there, you'll get it by the next delivery, if not that one, the following one. It's rare that you'll get your meds if you fax. If you...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. LTC 101: What To Expect
    Because they are normal. Perhaps the better question is why we put up with it? I think we put up with it because most of us entered this profession because we want to help people, and in spite of...
    Aug 8
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Trouble with MAR
    I agree the supervisor was wrong firing you. If you documented your note wrong, education would be the course of action, not dismissal. I think you're right, the MAR was unclear and it appears as if...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Affecting Change in Care of Geriatric Population
    Thank you for replying. I am still trying to think of ways to raise awareness. It's an overwhelming task. :(
    Aug 6
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Harris County Jail?  UTMB-Carole Young?  Galveston County Jail?
    I've applied for UTMB correctional jobs, a lot of them. There always seems to be openings, but I've yet to get even one phone call. Good luck, UTMB is hard to get your foot in the door at.
    Aug 2
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  12. nursing home or urgent care?
    I think if your goal is to work in a hospital, the urgent care clinic will give you the more acute care skills..
    Aug 2
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. LTC facility trying to fire me over refusing to take on 50 residents
    Maybe after 9 years it'll be doable for me too... hopefully sooner. I think for a relative newbie, it's too much to expect.. I know one of the nurses at my facility can do 50 pts in her sleep- but...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. LTC facility trying to fire me over refusing to take on 50 residents
    I've worked 2-10 shift with 24 pts in ortho/rehab LTC and between 6-10 I had admissions, discharges and med passes-- I was there until past midnight and still had hours of paper work waiting for me...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. RT vs. RN? Is RT a useless profession?
    RT's have extensive knowledge in the respiratory system- that is their main focus-- while LVNs and RNs are learning about every system some, RTs are learning everything about one system in depth. ...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. RT vs. nursing?
    MA's can't do the same thing. Most RNs in doctor's offices triage calls and perform physical assessments, which MAs aren't trained to do outside of vitals parameters. The scope for nurses is a bit...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Postpone LVNschool = Pregnant
    You're not going to find many nursing schools online for initial licensing.. most online schools (the legit ones) are for bridge programs for those who have already gone to school and got a license. ...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Been Working 2 Months, Just Got Called to Interview Somewhere I applied Months Ago
    Well, I interviewed and was offered a position, better hours, better money (over $3/hr more), closer to home (A LOT), and much better benefits. At this point, I don't know how I can turn it down!...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Been Working 2 Months, Just Got Called to Interview Somewhere I applied Months Ago
    Thank you all for your advice. I'm going to go to the interview and will definitely be interviewing them at the same time. I'll let y'all know how it goes!
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. Been Working 2 Months, Just Got Called to Interview Somewhere I applied Months Ago
    After months of searching, and with the help of a former classmate, I was able to land a job in a SNF back in mid-may. The facility pays decent, I like my co-workers and the facility in general, I...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. 2014's Best & Worst States for Nurses
    Which is strange considering we have the biggest and best medical center in the world. Of course, Texas is huge and spread out... I'm sure Houston would rate high on cities with lots of medical...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. RN-BSN
    That is in Texas, isn't it? I think it's on par with the other for-profit online/weekender type schools-- (even though it might technically be considered a private- not for profit) overpriced and...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. So, as a nurse it's my #1 priority to serve your narcs on a platter...
    I've been on the ortho/rehab floor of a SNF for about 6 weeks now, and I've had patients (many) who expect their PRN narcotics q4hours from the day they come in (24-72 hrs post-op) to the day they...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. How difficult would you personally rate your RN to BSN program?
    I went with a traditional B.S. in nursing (not a bridge) and it seems like two very different programs at my school. Some of the classes were the same, like the intro to research, geriatrics,...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. Does your hospital or facility badge include your credentials?
    My guess is this person subscribes to the belief that Obama (or liberals in general) want to 'equalize' everyone.
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism


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