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  1. Robin Williams RIP: Coping Mechanism?
    So many say that suicide is selfish. It is not. It is about feeling that the world is better off without you, and it is a way of ending the pain of self-hate. I am cannot believe how much Mr....
    Aug 13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. What do they know about nurses?
    M*A*S*H was pretty good, IMHO (for the time,) and ER was pretty good. I HATE House (where the docs do everything) and any shows where all nurses do is flirt. But reality would scare people....
    Jul 30
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  3. Medical Assistants being called nurses
    Add Ohio to the list of states who restrict the title of nurse to licensed nurses (LPN or RN). Medical assistants and STNAs and nurse aides MUST identify as what they actually are. It is illegal to...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. A thief named Alzheimer's
    My grandmother had Alzheimers and my mom died of Alzheimers (it is hereditary in our family) and when my time comes I plan to "solve the problem." But there were days when I looked into my mom's eyes...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  5. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    NP easily making over 6 figures depends on where you live. Around where I live, new NP makes about $65,000-$70,000/yr. I am experienced, do better but am salary and work (on average) 60+ hours/wk...
    May 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    Yes, you must put money away. I have been saving for retirement since I started working, I have deferred comp (similar to a 401K,) a 401K, a Roth IRA, and qualify for Social Security and PERS, and I...
    May 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Can a nurse survive on several per diem jobs?
    I worked for 3 agencies at a time once - keeping track of who I was working for and when so nothing overlapped, and I was wearing the correct name tag required a calendar, but I paid the bills and...
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. How to deal with angry doctors
    I am an NP who takes my own call24/7/365, and my nurses who call me NEVER apologize for calling me, and I wouldn't want them to. I worked the floor for 23 years, and I know I will not be called for...
    May 19
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Can a LPN delegate to RN?
    I worked as an NP in a practice where an LPN was placed in the position of COO, and she delegated to MDs as well as NPs and RNs.
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. How many patients are you expected to see daily?
    I have never gotten paid for my charting, and usually see 16 - 30 patients/day. With EMR (which I STILL hate!) it takes me about 15min (with a template) for an established pt and 30 min for a new pt...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Letters after name? FNP, APRN, etc
    Frankly, I have multiple degrees and DETEST the "alphabet soup" that most nurses with more than one degree use to make themselves seem impressive. I use CNP (even though my certification is ANCC)...
    Feb 19
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. "State's Here!": Demystifying the Long-Term Care Survey
    Viva, you may be that type of surveyor, but most that I have met are unpleasant and think they "walk on water." They are condescending and think that you have all the time in the world to wait for...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. "Essential Personnel"
    When I worked at a hospital 30 miles from home, there were times when the state highway patrol closed the roads between where I lived and the hospital, I just called and told them. But I only missed...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  14. Medical marijuana, role of the nurse, professional organization
    When I was working in oncology I had patients who smoked it to relieve nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy (marinol wouldn't work for the obvious reason of vomiting it back up - smoking it bypassed...
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. NP vs PA vs CNS
    I work as an NP, and have colleagues that are NPs and PAs. Frankly, I feel that we are pretty much equivalent in knowledge. I did a "diploma to Master's" program. They "suggested/recommended" that we...
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  16. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    Family I grew up with, last name Coon, Kids named "Ric,", "Rac," and "Ty". (raccoon, tycoon?) Another boy I went to school with, Frankie Weiner (no I'm not kidding.)
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. What do you do about doctors who don't write scripts for narcotics/sleeping pills etc
    When someone is admitted, I ask "would you like to write for this now or at 3AM when I call you?" I believe in being pro-active and having pain, bowel, and sleep meds already ordered - you KNOW you...
    May 29, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Fired After Fifty: Redux
    Have you considered becoming a medical scribe? They are used at some hospitals here in the ER, and my employer is looking for several to round with the providers. Pay is not great, but better than...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  19. I hate LTC- How I want to fix it!
    In Ohio (at least it was when I did some agency a few years ago) it was considered okay for one nurse to pass meds on 50 (yes fifty) residents) in a LTC facility. I had two (yes two) STNAS to help. ...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Do you (Active NP's) feel respected by MD's/DO's/PA'S
    In general I am respected. There are occasional MDs who don't care for NPs, but some who have seen my work have changed their minds (hurray for them keeping an open mind.)
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  21. How to resolve a "Letter of Admonition"??
    A DUI, possession of marijuana, grand theft. etc.
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  22. Patients destroying pain meds?
    Dissolve the meds in water and pour over clumping kitty litter.
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  23. Dear British "Hoaxed" Nurse:
    In my state she would have been "thrown under the bus" by the hospital. She was humiliated worldwide. How could she have ever gone anywhere without finger-pointing and comments? We who do not...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Confused and scared...I need advice...
    Be EXTREMELY careful whistleblowing. A medical office employee in this state reported medicare fraud (in the millions) which was found to be true, and while there were no OVERT repercussions, she was...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  25. Deep In The Dark
    That's why I always loved oncology nursing - everything you do for the patients is SO appreciated and they are such lovely people.
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing


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