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  1. MN RNs!
    It is never a good idea to name the facility that you work. And it is against the TOS of AN. However, if you are feeling underappreciated and are looking for a change, perhaps relocation, then do...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Mild irritation at our lab tech.
    Sounds as if he is following policy and procedure to a "T". That he is there to do only what his job description states he is to do. Period. To sign for a package means you are responsible...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Please share your "calling"
    I find the parts of nursing the best when I have to think on my feet. So the ER is a natural for me. With that being said, my career I have been gravitated towards the "undesirable" parts of...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Step pay effect on older nurses getting hired?
    Oh, and a PS that is a little more on topic-- Union contract language often has a blurb in it that new HIRE nurses regardless of experience can not come in higher than a step ____. Additionally,...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Step pay effect on older nurses getting hired?
    I find the EMR to be a bit all over the place--doesn't leave a whole lot of room for embelishing, however, it literally is checking a box and a new screen pops up. This is not rocket science. ...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Student Nurse to CNA
    If they do not, you can take a CNA course and get certified--there's usually many available, do not take a really long time, and then you have the certification. But I would call directly and ask.
    Jul 22
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. What are the REAL limitations between an RN AND a LPN?
    Depends on your state, depends on the facility. Just because a scope of practice may allow it, doesn't mean a facility will. If you go to your state's BON website, it will give you an LPN practice...
    Jul 22
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. views on overweight nurses
    I find morbidly obese to be subjective. If one's weight interferes with their ability to move well, then it is an issue. But that also goes for tiny, thin people who do not move well. It is a...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Am I Being Bullied?
    OP, this person is your preceptor, and not your friend. There should be no "I hope they all like me" in this, it is "are my patient's satisfied that I am practicing well". You state that this...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Denial of financial aid for previous associates degree
    Just throwing it out there--if you have an associates to begin with, OP, is there a reason that you can not find out from your financial aid person at the school as well as your academic advisor what...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. The Irony of Nursing
    I don't think there is any post that you have made that comes off as if you are not motivated. If your school is not to your liking then research others, and see if your credits so far transfer....
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. The Irony of Nursing
    In my opinion, the best NP's are the ones who are practiced nurses first. Additionally, it makes it an applicable clinical for your NP when you have the basics of practicing as a nurse first. ...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Hard Time Dealing With Patient Rights
    First off, a head to toe assessment is one of the MOST important things you will learn as a nurse. Get really, really good at them. I can not stress to you enough how important this is. ...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Wound Irrigation
    UGH, allergy season!! If you are feeling like your nose is a bit more runny--and when I am over a wound, never fails....wear a light mask while cleaning the wound. That way the secretions are...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. "Floating" IV
    The best advice I can give is to really feel for your veins. Know what a "good" one feels like. Some are deeper than others. Don't be afraid to look or feel--especially when you are in school. I...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Suspended until further notice
    It may be matter of medications such as ativan are usually not medications that renew automatically month to month. They need new orders and sometimes, depending on the facility, that can be every 3...
    Jul 20
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. LPN/LVN Clinical Questions
    3 different hospitals on M/S, LTC, ER, Skilled facility, school, daycare and OB/post partum and assisted living. The LTC and skilled facility were the longest, 3 shifts per week for 4 weeks each....
    Jul 20
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. Sure to get flamed for this
    Not to completely get off subject, however, with a child who is about to become a teacher (and I just can't help it...me the "white trash" with a master's prepared kid...WOW who would have thunk...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Stop the (Deskilling) Merry-Go-Round, I Want to Get OFF!
    There are any number of facilities who will do just about anything to retain a fully BSN staff. BSN prepared nurses may have some clinical experience, but for any number of them it is a means to...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. Sure to get flamed for this
    AH, judgemental much? I find that a number of traditional, youthful BSN's can and do often have the attitude of "I am soooo much better than you ever will be cause I went to ________(insert some...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Difficult co-worker
    OP-- I am so sorry this happend to you. Please keep us updated.
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  22. Giving Notice?
    Yes, agreed, to your immediate supervisor. Don't discuss with coworkers until you have given your notice to your supervisor. And I wouldn't get that in depth with reasoning. "After much...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  23. I asked one simple question...
    Ok, so a wet prep can also detect gonorrhea as well, no? Which if your ever so helpful co-worker is touching the specs....with her bare hands....and it can be spread by not washing one's hands and...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. When the bad seems to outweigh the good...
    Make it a pact that you will NOT think one bit about work the moment you walk outside. Deep breath. Get into your air conditioned car, (or heated if it is winter) radio up--favorite tunes, sing...
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Sure to get flamed for this
    Here is what I continue to fail to understand--It is 100% obvious that Andrea has some significant psych/social problems that she chooses to bring to the workplace. And infect the entire unit with...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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