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  1. BSN to PhD Nursing Programs
    I have gradually made my way through the nursing stepping stones. As a CNA for many years, then a LPN, and now a BSN. It took me 32 years to do this working full time and raising a family. I'm a...
    Nov 19, '09
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  2. Whats the deal with all the crying?!?!....
    When I was in my BSN program which I would not recommend to anyone, My tears came from anger. Anger do to the cheating that was going on under the instructors noses. I still think they knew who and...
    Nov 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Burnout
    I have been in the medical field since I was fourteen as a Candy Stripper. Those were the good old days when you did not see the bad parts in nursing. Then I grew up to be a Nurses Aide, not so bad...
    Aug 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. A few observations about the nurses I work with from a new CNA...
    I was a CNA in the very beginning and found it waaayyyy back in the days of old before becoming an RN. I have been a nurse for 30 years and each time I work with someone who was never a CNA in the...
    Apr 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. A Loving Pair
    A Loving Pair Having been a nurse of some type over the last 30 years. I have had many patients who have endeared my heart to further my education in nursing. I have two particular patients to...
    Sep 3, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. In Bed With Dying Patient
    I worked with nurses aide who did this with an elderly couple and he saw me at church and praised all that was involved with it. I make sure my nursing students touch their patients and know their...
    Feb 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Medical Terminology & Abbrevations Game :)
    FLK = funny looking kid (we always called the geri's gomers in the pysch unit I worked in) GP
    Apr 15, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What is ur average 2 week take home pay?
    RN BSN 36 hours a week 15 years experience 52.000 ayear 3 7p to 7a Quincy Il Remember I didn't start out at that!!!!!!!! Thai is a long way from $11.95 an hour.
    Jul 8, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Atheist or Agnostic?
    OK Let me put a scenario in front of you. A patient is dying and his family isn't there or he has none and it is 2 am in the morning, no chalpin around and this patient wants you to pray with them....
    Apr 5, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nursing is taking over my life!!!!
    Poop on the not taking something for what ails ya. After 28 years I would have hurt someone and it would not have been a patient.:wavey:
    Mar 17, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Burned out Nurse or just need a change of environment
    Trauma Nurse I have been working on my NP in Peds. Had to take a break for Family medical problems. I just think something different after 28 years might work. Believe me I don't get bored. I...
    Jan 15, '06
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  12. Burned out Nurse or just need a change of environment
    I know we arre not the only place to do what ever is going on. rumor has it That people can afford to get care anymore and are staying home. I know that the peddies are treating in the office more...
    Jan 15, '06
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  13. Hospital makes Fortune list of best employers
    Maybe this article should be sent to all the "CEO"s in the USA. I know of one in Ill who needs it and I may just buy it
    Jan 15, '06
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  14. Burned out Nurse or just need a change of environment
    Calling all nurses who can help this burnt nurse to pheonix. I have been an RN for ten years and these were to be the happiest years of my life.7 years til retirement. As an LPN I could talk with my...
    Jan 15, '06
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  15. Burned out Nurse or just need a change of environment
    Calling all nurses who can help this burnt nurse to pheonix. I have been an RN for ten years and these were to be the happiest years of my life.7 years til retirement. As an LPN I could talk with my...
    Jan 15, '06
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  16. toenail fungus..
    I get out of the shower and use a cotton ball soaked with generic listerine and it has worked now waiting for the regrowth. I thought it was crazy but guess what. We always don't need a RX
    Jan 14, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. NP w/no desire for RN?
    Good Luck and God Bless I'm sticking with experience. It has got me through some tough time in codes and life experiences. Just make sure you have good Malpractice insurance.
    Nov 23, '05
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. NP w/no desire for RN?
    I may be old fashion,BUT I don't want a green NP taking care of me as a Patient who has not had any experience. I have been a Nurse for 28 years 18 of which I was a LPN,10 as a RN. I have 2 years...
    Nov 23, '05
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. NP w/no desire for RN?
    I may be old fashion,BUT I don't want a green NP taking care of me as a Patient who has not had any experience. I have been a Nurse for 28 years 18 of which I was a LPN,10 as a RN. I have 2 years...
    Nov 23, '05
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. What punishment should this nurse get?
    Ok Guys and Girls He who has no faults can throw the first stone. She made a mistake She Didn't kill anyone. With as short as we are I feel lucky to walk out with a safe noc.
    Oct 23, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What punishment should this nurse get?
    Ok Guys and Girls He who has no faults can throw the first stone. She made a mistake She Didn't kill anyone. With as short as we are I feel lucky to walk out with a safe noc.
    Oct 23, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What punishment should this nurse get?
    They just be glad she was there to calm the patient. i have been in this for 28 years and I'm tired of nitpicking from the uppers. Yes someone should have gotten her up before the time, BUT as tired...
    Oct 22, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Feeling Betrayed and Cheated
    I need to get this out. Our "hospital" just closed our floor which contains pediatrics. Most of the staff will be sent to a floor that has no feeling or caring as we do on Peds. There is about 2O of...
    Aug 26, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Should BSNs be paid more?
    I assessed IMC patients Monitors and did aterial lines as an LPN. I LOVE MY PATIENTS. They make it all worth it with soft touch and Thank You
    Aug 5, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Should BSNs be paid more?
    I was a LPN for 18 years and had so much fun with my patients. money was not good. Get this My last wage before being a weekender was 6.66 and hour. now that was awhile ago,but Now all I get is Susan...
    Aug 5, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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