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  1. What kind of car should I get?
    Just bought a PT Cruiser. Love the milage, back window are lightly tinted for privacy, and the hatch is covered so I can put all my equipment back there without worrying about everyone seeing it.
    Mar 12, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. Do you raid the patient fridge?
    I'm a fan of the rainbow sherbet.
    Nov 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. i'm 18 graduating from an alternative school. Want to become an RN?
    I never graduated high school. I have my GED. And I'm set to graduate with my ADN in December. The only limits are the ones you set for youself. Good luck!
    Nov 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Do YOU answer call lights in a hospital?
    For 7 long years I toiled as a CNA in LTC. I cherished the nurses that took the time to help me turn or clean residents, and tried to be understanding when other couldn't or wouldn't help. When...
    Oct 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Would you come in during an epidemic?
    Nope. Family and friends first.
    Oct 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. This is awful.
    Was reading the DSM Register online and came across this. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20081004/NEWS/81004039
    Oct 4, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. nurses and doctors dating each other
    Scrubs seems more accurate in my setting.
    Sep 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Grossest Thing You've Ever Seen
    This is pretty tame compared with the other posts, but it's the grossest thing that's happened to me yet. A few months ago one of our residents had a peg tube removed. The site was still...
    Aug 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What you get for nurses week
    Hmmm... I was given a pen, hand sanitizer, lotion, a small candle, and a thank you. Also, we worked short too! But that is an everyday gift at our facility. Tuesday I had clinical at one of...
    May 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Needle Phobia
    Have you already tried it, or are you nervous about your first stick?
    Mar 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Accel BSN programs around Des Moines
    And I'm pretty sure U of I's distance program is accelerated... http://www.nursing.uiowa.edu/academic_programs/undergrad/rn-bsn/major-req.htm If you're in Omaha, UNMC has an accelerated...
    Mar 20, '08
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  12. Accel BSN programs around Des Moines
    I think Grand View has an accelerated program. http://www.gvc.edu/aspx/audience/audience.aspx?pageid=158
    Mar 20, '08
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  13. Shortage of nurses pressing, Iowa panel says
    I am an Iowa nurse but I am in an area where saturation is actually an issue... we have two hospitals and 4 schools with nursing programs. A lot of people leave, but in this area most people want to...
    Mar 9, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Staff to patient ratio IA
    Thank you kindly. So.... Unless I'm reading something wrong, there are no actual laws for staff to patient ratios in the hospital on in LTC. What a shame. Thanks again.
    Mar 5, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Staff to patient ratio IA
    Does anyone know where I can find information about laws regulating staff to patient ratios in Iowa? Our facility is getting out of hand... I know I can't keep up with the load anymore. I want to...
    Mar 5, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Can I put my hands in your hair?
    Boundaries...some people need 'em.
    Mar 3, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. drug testing in school
    We weren't tested in school, either. And I've been to several hospitals for clinicals in the area. None have made me test. To be honest, I expected it and have been surprised it hasn't happened.
    Feb 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. New nurse here...slapped today by patient.
    Just this weekend I was slapped by a resident with dementia at my facility while I was trying to give meds. She caught me just right against the ear - my head was ringing for at least an hour. Now,...
    Feb 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I don't want to be a CNA anymore.
    http://thumb16.webshots.net/t/58/558/4/49/9/2812449090096962556YECNmQ_th.jpg sorry - I meant for this to be bigger. But I'm sure you all still understand.
    Feb 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I don't want to be a CNA anymore.
    for the OP, I do not wish to seem cruel by making the following statement. However you do not seem to understand what we are saying and you seem to be taking it as a personal attack. Your...
    Feb 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I don't want to be a CNA anymore.
    I am an LTC nurse. I have only been licensed since August 2007. But I was a CNA in LTC for 7 years before I took my boards. 2 things I can promise you: 1. Never would I dress anyone before 5...
    Feb 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Palpating blood pressures?
    Thank you all so very much - I'm learning a lot by listening/reading.
    Feb 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Palpating blood pressures?
    Hello all! Okay, so yesterday my friend was orienting a new nurse. She asked if VS were completed for one particular resident. This client's BPs are always low, as in 90/60 for example, and they...
    Feb 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Best-smelling liquid meds!
    We have liquid dilantin that smells just like oranges.
    Feb 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. how many nurses did not like being a CNA?
    I was a CNA for 7 years, and I enjoyed the patient care aspect of the job. But my body is trashed. Long hours, short staff, heavy lifting... My back is still sore most of the time, and both my...
    Feb 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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