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  1. I'm not flaky, lazy, or stupid...
    THIS!!! ^^^ My inquisitiveness has gotten me very far in nursing and often I'll even be the first to figure out a problem simply because I MUST FIGURE IT OUT or it will drive me batty. Thinking...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  2. Returning to work from psych hospitalization
    I just spent a week in the psych ward and am still in the partial hospitalization program right now. I'm going through with filing for short-term disability but ultimately I'd like to go back to...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  3. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    I would "like" this a million times if I could. Inappropriate behavior and poor expression of thoughts and feelings is more than likely a result of personality and previously permitted behaviors. ...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Suicide by antibotics ?
    Neurotoxic effects associated with antibiotic use: management considerations Fluoroquinolones: The Deadliest Antibiotics in the Market? Obviously the second article might be biased, but a high...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Being married to a nurse...
    I've been known to talk about labs and needing to get charting done in my sleep, according to DH. I never remember these things and they've decreased in frequency since I've been in management, but...
    Oct 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Dealing with a new, difficult boss - tips on staying sane?
    Weights are indeed delgatable and it takes multiple attempts at delegation for it to happen, not just for me, but the other unit managers as well. One of the other issues is that the dietician is...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Dealing with a new, difficult boss - tips on staying sane?
    She does not *require* me to say "yes maam" and it's not in my nature, but she makes you say yes enough times to confirm that you actually mean what you're saying that it's the easiest thing to do...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Dealing with a new, difficult boss - tips on staying sane?
    I work as a unit manager in a nursing home. Our ADNS recently left and we have an interim ADNS who serves as a "mobile ADNS" for corporate and has done this "interim" thing before. She is the polar...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Eating for one - SO works opposite shift
    I'm in management and he's in retail. My schedule is 7-5 and his is 2-10. I'm usually awake when he gets home and sometimes we'll go to a diner for a late night date, but that's becoming harder...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Base pay of RN BSN in LTC
    BSN does not matter in ltc/snf. I couldn't tell you which of the RNs are ADNs and which are BSNs. Nonetheless, I started at $27.50/hour a year and a half ago. I'm in management now and am salaried...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. My patients would be horrified...
    I'm no longer in nursing school (27 y/o BSN working in management in a LTC/SNF) and I like My Little Pony. There are various pony figurines in my office, as well as a cupcake shaped tape dispenser...
    Aug 31
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Reasonable accommodations - working from home in management?
    I would never want to telecommute every day. I love my patient and colleague interactions but sometimes enough is enough and I feel overstimulated and unable to accomplish anything. I would even be...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  13. Reasonable accommodations - working from home in management?
    I do not have a work issued laptop but this access is fully endorsed by the facility, including my boss. The website is all on a secure "https://" site. I highly doubt that I would be able to have...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  14. Reasonable accommodations - working from home in management?
    I have bipolar disorder, attention deficit disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, migraines and possibly nephrogenic diabetes insipidus from the lithium to treat the bipolar disorder. I work in a...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  15. Commute 1 1/2 to work
    Just my $0.02, but "post acute" sounds like "sub acute" which sounds like "rehab" to me.
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Psych Nursing Interview for a new grad
    Know your psych meds, or at least a few from each classification (anxiolytics, antipsychotics, antidepressants, mood stabilizers, etc.). Be prepared for "scenario" questions - like "tell me about a...
    Jun 13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. Therapeutic Lying, Ethical? Or not?
    I don't consider it "therapeutic lying", but it is something that I do on a regular basis (probably why I don't consider it a lie). I call it "jumping on the boat". If it can't be verified (like in...
    Jun 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. First externship in a psych floor, what to focus on?
    Your school instructor was right. When I worked psych, the skill/task I performed the most was simple wound care. I can almost guarantee that you'll never see a trached patient on a psych unit,...
    May 27
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. HELP! 2nd Interview not so good....
    I'm not a new grad but it can seriously take at least a week for a decision to be made and sometimes even weeks! Monday was a holiday - do you think management was in the building to make plans...
    May 27
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Does drinking more water make you thirstier?
    This makes perfect sense! It's a little annoying though. Like, gee body, thanks for being happy but can't you just be happy for a bit without pushing for more?
    May 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Does drinking more water make you thirstier?
    I agree with you on this! The worst part for me is that when you drink, you pee it out at some point, right?. Almost immediately after going to the bathroom, I get thirsty and drink my way to the...
    May 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. 6 1/2 weeks into first job, when to edit my resume
    Why wouldn't you have already added the RN job to your resume? If you were to get fired tomorrow, I assume you'd want to apply for another RN position and your current RN experience is relevant, no?...
    May 8
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  23. Pediatric Home Health as a New Grad?
    What specialty is the position you were offered in the hospital?
    May 8
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  24. Giving Report
    If they're long-term residents, I report changes such as falls, fluctuation in mental status, agitation and if any meds were held (wonky BP, resident refused, etc.) ABT is a big thing to pass on in...
    May 8
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. HELP! LTC clarification about charting and assessment
    The interviewer is not blowing smoke up your butt about who you have to chart on. We typically chart on new admissions Q shift x 3 days, Q shift for anyone on antibiotics, and then there's special...
    May 7
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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