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  1. Nature's Classroom?
    I wanted to talk to someone who has worked for Nature's Classroom. Looks like a lovely operation. There are 13 sites in New England and New York, and other "associated" sites around the US. If...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  2. Phlebotomy training
    I don't remember how long the course was in Mass, but I think it was longer than that. It wasn't cheap, either, but it was excellent. It included a 100 hour practicum, which I had to wait a month or...
    Oct 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Medical marijuana, role of the nurse, professional organization
    I really don't know how these dispensaries are set up and presumably that would differ from state to state. So, the way they are run (e.g., staffing requirements) and perhaps even what they are...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Medical marijuana, role of the nurse, professional organization
    It would be nice if we could have an intelligent and professional discussion about this topic without a whole lot of judgement going on. I tried to find an appropriate topic before stating a new one...
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Alzheimer's patients get more freedom, less symptoms
    I moved my comment to a new topic in Geriatric nursing.
    May 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Compassionate care for dementia at Beatitudes, Tena Alonzo
    May 16 on NPR's On Point, host Tom Ashbrook interviewed Tena Alonzo of Beatitudes in Phoenix AZ. Beatitudes was written about in a New York Times article Giving Alzheimer's Patients Thier Way, Even...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Alzheimer's patients get more freedom, less symptoms
    Well, I must have missed it the first time around but it's in the news again. Yesterday on NPR's On Point, host Tom Ashbrook interviewed Tena Alonzo of Beatitudes. There's also an article about...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. LMA in assisted living
    How do you do it? The question really is, how do you do it in a timely (and safe) fashion? My understanding is that a med cart cannot be used because this violates the regulation that disallows...
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  9. The New Grads I Know...
    Yes, but the gold standard for the experience required for 98% of the jobs I see advertised is acute care experience, i.e., hospital.
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  10. Partners in Health, other resources to find volunteer opportunites
    Unfortunately, no. I have no appropriate nursing experience. Graduated almost 4 years ago and have only worked at a couple of seasonal jobs and a couple short term stints in assisted living.
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  11. Old new grad: take UHMS intro course?
    You have a point. But for any nurse who is unable to find employment as a nurse, hyperbarics seems/seemed like an option. I am still on the fringes of elder care, but I'm in assisted living and in my...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Hyperbaric Nursing
  12. *UNEMPLOYED NURSES*
    On the topic of RN working at LPN level, I have done this. As a new grad RN and then a (stale or) lightly experienced one, I have occasionally applied for LPN jobs. If the ad is for LPNs only but...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  13. How Do I get a Camp job for next summer?
    What a wonderful entry. Can you say what part of the country you are in? When I did the camp nurse job, it took me awhile to learn to relax when I had the opportunity. I found it difficult to...
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  14. Have you ever been a suspect in a crime at your place of work?
    I don't know if I'm smart, but I'm following the lawyers advice: don't talk. I have the desire to be helpful and know that I have done nothing wrong (in this instance), so it is difficult to refuse...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Have you ever been a suspect in a crime at your place of work?
    Has anyone had this happen? I got a call from the police in the town where the facility I USED to work at is located. They are talking to all the employees (all the employees? all the direct care...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. *UNEMPLOYED NURSES*
    I'm unemployed, too, and have had a dismal experince working. Moving to California sounds exciting though, and I hope you find work. From my experience trying to volunteer, nurses are not used as...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  17. Can this nurse be saved?
    Thank you blondy. I will read and heed.
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Can this nurse be saved?
    Some of you old enough to recognize the structure of the title (Can this ... be saved?) might be amused. Maybe not. I come from a family that makes jokes when the circumstances are dire, and mine are...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. New RN needs advice asap
    Actually, Jim Sokolove is looking for a nurse case manager at the moment...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. How Do I get a Camp job for next summer?
    I liked it a lot. It wasn't perfect, but I would do it again. I was one of two nurses -- I'm an RN and the other nurse was an LPN. We were each on duty 6 days out of 7, had 2 hours off each day, and...
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  21. Old new grad: take UHMS intro course?
    Hi, NewRN2008, For better or worse, I did not go in that direction; I got a job in assisted living and elder care is where I'm at now. But if you want to get into wound care, have the time, money...
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: Hyperbaric Nursing
  22. False documentation... more common than you think.
    Really, is this common practice? I'd like to know.
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. False documentation... more common than you think.
    Interesting topic. Kind of old, but I have a reason to be here reading about it. In the 2 places I've worked where there was charting on a MAR, at the end of every month, one of us nurses checks...
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. IV Therapy Certification/Training
    Hi, CP1983, I don't think the phlebotomy training did anything to help me get a job. On the other hand, if I'd gotten a job that required me to do venipuncture, I'm sure it would have proven...
    Aug 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Overuse of antipsychotics in nursing homes
    "It sounds as if you are advocating death by Haldol as a reasonable alternative to living with end stage dementia." It does sound that way. I've already told my husband that if I ever get to...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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