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  1. Second Class Citizens
    Wooo... I work night shift. I feel this way a lot. Yeah, the Day shift nurses are busy, but no busier than I am. I have a lot of adminstrative tasks that only get done on nights. I check charts,...
    May 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Why do I feel so horrible.
    Ack! 4-5 12 hour shifts in a Row? With few breaks during the shift? I worked in a hospital once where I had a difficult time getting bathroom breaks let alone a full lunch. I was routinely...
    May 7, '09
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  3. Crushed Med Dust
    Mostly I was just curious when I asked this question. I read the package insert to a dry inhaler. It talked about the effects of the med, the length of time and the route of excretion. So when one...
    Mar 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Crushed Med Dust
    I work in a long term care skilled nursing facility. I crush an awful lot of meds. I mix said meds with apples sauce or pudding or water or juice. I have learned how to avoid getting the dust up...
    Feb 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What are some key traits a person should possess to have a successful career?
    Flexibility. Compassion For the Patient and Family. AND for YOU!
    Dec 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. depressed
    Amen!
    Oct 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. depressed
    So like one of my negatives would be that I intensely dislike being treated like a child, and that can some times translate into cranky or snarky behavior when people do not consider that I have a...
    Oct 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Calling in sick (question)
    Ooooh Godd Point!
    Oct 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Oklahoma Is Sued Over Required Ultrasounds for Abortions
    I am not for abortions. I am for a safe environment with competent Healthcare professionals to perform invasive life threatning procedures. I am firmly against abortions except in the cases of...
    Oct 14, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Calling in sick (question)
    Good For You! Be prepared to get crap from other people about calling in, but in the long run you are being Good to YOURSELF, and protecting your license. Who would they blame if you made an error...
    Oct 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Bipolar Disorder and other Psych DX
    I have read in other posts that if you have Bipolar Disorder that you should not disclose that to your employer, supervisor or co-workers because it could put you up for scrutiny and attack from...
    Oct 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Okay, I was wrong...
    Okay, I was wrong. I have made some mistakes. Now, I would like to get past them and find a job for which I am suited. I want to be a good nurse, being good at what ever job I end up in. I am...
    Oct 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. new grad w/ precepting problems _what to do now?
    Wave, I have had a similar experience with the bedside nursing. Only thing is, I have been out of school for 2 years. I was a CNA and an LPN before I became an RN. I went into long Term Care...
    Sep 29, '08
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Pay to cost of living ratio
    Thank you for the reply. This is a good start. This gives me an idea of how much I may need to make in my new area. I was looking for somethng more along the lines of a Government type tool but...
    Aug 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Pay to cost of living ratio
    I am considering relocating. I want to figure out if I can make enough to cover my expenses in the new area. Does anyone have any resources that might help me figure this out? Thanks for the help. ...
    Aug 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Spin off of dating patients.   RN's dating docs?
    The romance went kaput. We were both working too much. I needed more than he could give at the time. Oh well, I enjoyed it while I could.:D
    Jan 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. So, how many of you have had MRSA
    I would have thought that at some point, I would have come back positive as I am always the one who is changing the dressings and helping the doc with *icky* I&D's. So far though, I have had one...
    Jan 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Who's gonna admit it that they went into Nursing b/c of the salary?
    As I said earlier: Let them come for the $$ they will earn every cent of it. Nursing is hard. Not just physically but psychologically, mentally, emotionally. It is hard on your family, on...
    Dec 31, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Pimples, blackheads and acne
    LOL! OMG! OMG! OMG!ROTFLMAO! I never imagined!
    Dec 31, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Aides and Nurses - Different Outlook, Lack of Understanding
    I have had my share of difficulties with aides. When I first became an LPN, I found my *friends* not doing their jobs. So I followed the advice of a more experienced nurse. I documented it and I...
    Dec 31, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. starch?
    Starch is not a bad thing in my opinion. I like a light starch that isn't too scratchy when you iron it out. I like the idea of the ironing water. Personally, I find the cleaners too expensive and I...
    Dec 28, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. resume
    Excellent! Thank you!
    Dec 27, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. resume
    ...And Cover Letter.... Could You all critique this and tell me what you think : Dear HR rep, NM, DON, Thank You for taking the time to review my resume. I am searching for a professional...
    Dec 27, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. VA Nurses Salary?
    I was looking at jobs in the federal prison system, and the website for them actually gives the criteria for the wages. That is also listed under USA jobs. Good luck! Incidentally, does anyone...
    Dec 27, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Who's gonna admit it that they went into Nursing b/c of the salary?
    I started out in healthcare as an Ultrasound technician. I initially did that because fo the money and the job security. But then, I loved it. I felt like I could spend forever learning about the...
    Dec 26, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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