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  1. Euthanasia. Murder or Mercy?
    Amen to this! Dying with dignity is NOT a selfish choice. Wanting your family member to be in excruciating pain so YOU can have moments with them "lucid" is cruel. And if your family member is in...
    Feb 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Police Holds
    What she said. If they want to know when the person is discharged, they need to provide a guard. In our county, they don't really want to pay to have a guard stay with the patient so they expect...
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Nursing Pins
    Having just gone from LPN to RN, I wore my pin only while I was waiting to pass my boards since my name tag still said LPN at that time. I don't think that many patients are aware of the differences...
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. NCLEX Yesterday
    Where are you that you could get results the next day?
    Feb 8
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. LPN job vs RN school
    Could you convince someone to switch shifts with you given the circumstances? Also, have you talked to the instructor?
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Am I being investigated?
    I am very much in need of my own personal malpractice insurance. What companies do you all use? Years ago, I remember one called Nurses Service Organization. Is that still a provider?
    Jan 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Pay rate for new nurses in the south
    Columbia area for new nurses is about $19/hour. Not sure what part of MO you're looking in. Good luck in your search!
    Jan 25
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  8. Nclex-RN Experience 2015, will I make it
    Sorry I forgot to come back and post. I got the quick results at work on Sat and then when I came home, I had a letter from my state BON saying I officially passed. Congrats to you!
    Jan 20
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. for those who work 12 hour shifts, how long is your lunch break?
    We get a 30 min unpaid lunch and supposedly 2 15 min breaks but the breaks never happen. As far as going a whole 12 hour shift without a lunch break, ain't gonna happen. I refuse to give that up. ...
    Jan 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. do you wash your hair every day?
    I have naturally curly hair that tends to be dry. I use conditioner instead of shampoo much of the time and never have had a greasy problem. Helps my hair not be so frizzy too. I wash or condition...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. Anatomy of a Code
    With staffing changes, it scares the heck out of me that we really don't usually have enough staff for someone to answer lights on the floor. Yet another minus for tight staffing
    Jan 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nclex-RN Experience 2015, will I make it
    Honestly, I went in feeling confident as I had been an LPN for 20+ years. But I had so many SATA type questions, I'm not sure. I want to say I'm pretty confident, but don't want to be too confident.
    Jan 16
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. Refuse to Renew Status
    Does your state not ask on your license renewal if you have had any convictions? In my state, it's asked with every renewal.
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  14. Nclex-RN Experience 2015, will I make it
    I keep looking at Nursys for my state just in case they post that I have a license too LOL
    Jan 16
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. Nclex-RN Experience 2015, will I make it
    Took mine yest and am right there with you waiting on results. It's maddening! lol Good luck!
    Jan 16
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. 75 questions
    Does anyone know why in some states we can get quick results in 48 hours but then we're told it could be 6 weeks before we get the paper results in the mail? Seems like a long time in between.
    Jan 16
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. 75 questions
    According to NCSBN "These item formats do not affect candidate pass rates. These items have a calibrated difficulty level as do standard multiple-choice items, and, as such, are counted like...
    Jan 15
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. I wish RN schools would quit teaching the RN students LPN's can't do anything!
    My facility allowed us to do those things as well for the first 25 years I was an LPN. Then it all changed when we were bought out. I had to do a paper on LPN duties and RN duties in my ADN...
    Jan 14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. I wish RN schools would quit teaching the RN students LPN's can't do anything!
    According to the Missouri Practice Act, LPNs cannot do teaching, including discharge teaching, cannot do admissions and cannot do the initial assessments. I was an LPN in a hospital for 20 + years...
    Jan 11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Can I still apply to NEW GRAD Residency?
    I would think you might need to contact individual hospitals to see if you still meet the criteria before you start applying to those programs. Good luck!
    Jan 6
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  21. How much trouble am I ? Scale: 1 to super fired
    I'd say you did nothing wrong. Your boss says you're not fired, so you're not fired. I'd let it go.
    Dec 19, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. RIP Betty Ackley RN - Nursing Diagnosis textbook author
    Sorry to hear this. I found her nursing diagnosis book to be the easiest to navigate and I used it more than any other.
    Dec 18, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I think I'm going to quit during orientation
    The OP contained the statement "However, I finally know now why they say nurses eat their young."
    Dec 18, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. I want to be a neonatal nurse, help pleas
    Not sure why you would think going through a community college would take 6 years unless you're only planning to take a class or 2 per semester. I also wouldn't recommend medical assistant school. ...
    Dec 15, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Prospective Nursing Student but need some advice!!!!!!Please!!
    Even if you could land a position like that, how are you going to deal with direct patient care in clinicals throughout school?
    Dec 10, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice

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