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  1. Should I get a nice car as a new LPN/LVN?
    Have a 2001 toyota truck from when I was still a bartender. Paid in full. I could afford a nicer car but it fits all my needs and it's just not so....flashy. That beemer makes a statement for sure...
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. ABSN at Cal State San Marcos
    Hi, I work at a hospital where the BSN students from UC San Marcos do their clinicals. This is a great program from what I can see. Several of their graduates have been hired by my hospital after...
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  3. You know you are going to have an interesting day when you get report that . . .
    Oh, family has already started posting signs in room and on door with things like... "Please do not disturb, patient needs rest". Wha???
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. You know you are going to have an interesting day when you get report that . . .
    "You were hand-picked for this one", or "They've had about six BMs, so far".
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Wound Callus (?) on nonhealing wound
    I think you mean maceration, not laceration - which it may be. It could also be epibole if the wound edges are rolled under which would require sharp debridement or silver nitrate.
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  6. BE CAREFUL on social networks
    I am constantly surprised on this site when people have their photo pop up with their posts! Even if you are a student, you still are dealing with the public during your clinicals.
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Sitters/CNA's: Thank you for "doing nothing"
    Your timing is so interesting. We all got an email today saying that due to budget cuts, we need to call our manager at home, day or night in order to get approval for a sitter. Our aids and unit...
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  8. Vital Information about BSN and MSN online Programs
    When will this knitpicking stop? I'm so sorry, I just can't let this go..it is nitpicking. Don't mean to be picking nits with you!
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  9. wound care certification ?
    Thanks so much for the link! I'm going to get the manual and see how comprehensive it is before dropping more cash on the review. Thanks for your input!
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  10. wound care certification ?
    Have any of you done the review that was given at the last WOC conference? It is $75 for each specialty. You can download it as an MP3 off of the website. I have completed the online course given...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  11. Experienced Nurses Should Leave Legacies to New Nurses
    New grad RNs need proper precepting with staff that is willing, and compensated. We are already so busy. It is not fair to ask RNs to take a full load and take on a preceptee. This movement needs...
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. MRSA screening of staff....
    Good luck! We probably all would screen positive. It would be an interesting study but like the previous poster stated, what would be the consequences?
    May 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Shift differentials?
    $2.80 for weekends, $4.00 for nights. Southern Ca, Union, Magnet.
    May 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Patients overstaying their welcome in hospitals
    It would be cheaper to pay a family member who could be assisted by home health nurse than it is to keep these folks in acute care. TPN feeding seems to be one factor that makes a pt difficult to...
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. I love being a Satanist nurse.
    Oh...so this is where the funny nurses hang! Thanks for the laugh guys!
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  16. The Case Against Med-Surg!
    Perhaps the person who wrote this article graduated at a time when you could choose a specialty and there would be a job available. When I hear of new grads looking for their first job for months to...
    Feb 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. So we want to be respected as educated professionals?
    Funny thing is it is not just "text speak". I saw a post the other day and the person kept saying "of coarse". This was repeated several times in the post. It may seem like nit picking but it really...
    Jan 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Chefs, Butlers, Marble Baths: Hospitals Vie for the Affluent
    Sadly, this type of facility caters to pts w/ insurance. In other words, the bills will get paid. There is very little incentive to provide care to the un or under insured. Often the hospital foots...
    Jan 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. What phrases do you use?
    "T" to "T" ratio. Teeth to tattoo as in if they have more tattoos than teeth, probably a meth user.
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Need some opinions on my dilemma
    You may want to use more discretion w/ your posts. I would never mention specific hospital names. You never know who is reading. Could be your manager at Gaylord.
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Starting in a CCU LTAC from a SNF wound unit
    Worked at another "chain" LTAC as a new grad. Great place to work if you ultimately want to do ICU or even ED. You will see everything and every possible intervention (vents, feeding tubes, TPN,...
    Dec 3, '11
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  22. Obvious violation of hippa
    This girl also needs to learn the consequences of posting personal info related to others as a matter of ethics, not just HIPPA. Is that something to LOL about? Sad. Thanks for doing something.
    Oct 25, '11
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  23. Using PTO to make a full pay ck
    They can do this if you are not union.
    Oct 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Saying "Goodnight" to patients
    Just curious...how many of you make it a point to say "goodnight" or "good-day" to your patients at the end of shift? I know that most of us are so busy and soooo ready to go home at the end of shift...
    Oct 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Do you think they/employers are watching what we post?
    Could be an employer, coworker, or even a patient who recognizes you from your post, user name, or state affiliation. Don't forget that if someone wants to, they can see all of your previous posts...
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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