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  1. Nursing Roles
    I work at a large teaching hospital, and I have met with a few nurses in some of the more unusual jobs such as transplant coordinator, staff nursing education, and diabetic patient teaching, and the...
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Joint Commission is a Joke...
    If the hospital could play the Darth Vader theme music from Star Wars over the intercom, now that would be closer to reality!
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Are humans poisoning themselves and the planet?
    When I saw the title of the post, I first thought about all the smoking, alcohol and drugs which people willingly consume to the detriment of their health. If it feels good, people will poison...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. Joint Commission is a Joke...
    When I worked in food service, every day was a potential inspection day. There was no "cleaned up and buffed for the inspector" and "normal operations". The things inspectors were looking for were...
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. the value of a good attitude
    For me it is gratitude. I am grateful that I have a well-paying, meaningful job. Lots of people don't have that. I have my good health. Look at the patients, some have some very sad stories. However...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Can a Nurse Punch a Patient in Self-Defense?
    Can a nurse punch a patient? Sure. Can a nurse get away with punching a patient? Well that is dependent on lots of factors. If I have a reputation as a gentle person, my patient was really out to...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How long have you been at your current facility?
    Current facility: 15 years. I do like it here. I work with reasonable patient loads, accessible doctors on hand, plenty of supplies, working equipment, and a good manager (who I worked with for years...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What are the REAL limitations between an RN AND a LPN?
    In my area, the job opportunities are very limited for LPNs. Long term care, the occasional doctor's office, home health. The RNs have a wider array of jobs to pick from. I would call that the...
    Jul 22
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. Is Bedside Nursing Really for me?
    Can you be a parent without doing any childcare? I like to think that a bit of drama makes a job more interesting. Consider also numbers. Of all the nursing jobs available(especially for a new...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. reasonable orientation for an experienced nurse?
    I found paper quicker if the flowsheets are well-designed.
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Plans for After Graduation?
    Personally I would go ahead and take the test while your memories of school are still fresh and enjoy your vacation without having to worry about testing. Why not start reviewing your NCLEX testing...
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Is it realistic to go into nursing with the ultimate goal of specializing?
    Some specialties are more in demand by nurses than others. Psych is something my nursing classmates either loved or had no interest in. Out of a class of 66, we had one nurse get a job in psych. If...
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. When the bad seems to outweigh the good...
    I can't ignore something that is upsetting, and some things are upsetting, especially if you feel you did not perform your best. I find that a good long walk gives me time to think, mull over the...
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Specializing as a new grad
    Your chances are better in the unit you are working in now. A new grad in a trauma/surgical ICU is a dream job for a new grad. If later you still want NICU, it will still be there. A lot of new grads...
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Getting older...feeling forced out
    If you are feeling older at 45, then it is time for some changes. The days of valuing seniority are long gone. If there is a younger, energetic nurse who can take any assignment, work overtime,...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. Only in New York
    He reminds a bit of "slim". When that homeless man, so well known to the ED, came to our unit. His most frequent visitors were the nurses and doctors who knew him so well. All the get well wishes...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  17. how to support yourself through nursing school.
    It can be done. I moved in with my parents, went to the local community college and worked every weekend and a couple of afternoon shifts a week. The job paid for all of my tuition, books, insurance,...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. young and ambitious
    With a compressed 2 week course and a state exam, I became a CNA. The work can be done full time, part time or per diem. I worked more hours on summer break and less while in school. Evenings and...
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Percussion
    Vintage skill. If a doc is concerned about fluid collections somewhere the patient gets and xray or an ultrasound or a CT scan.
    Jul 13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Surrendering RN Scope!
    I agree with the others. I think it is a billing and reimbursement issue. Hospitals are big these days on getting anything they can billed for and reimbursed. Doctors' orders provides a clear place...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. Could you ever see youself being a classroom teacher
    A lot of the teaching at work involves simple commands about not getting out of bed without assistance, how to use the call bell, not ripping off all your lines and clothes etc. I couldn't see...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Nursing vs. Teaching
    Your life sounds very full now. Are you sure you are ready to go back to school? See if you can shadow some nurses and learn about what nurses really do. Without real knowledge, it is easy for a...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Working and school full time??
    I do know a couple of people who did work full-time and go to school. My sister was one. She made it work because she was single without kids or family responsibility. Her job was on weekends with a...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. child safety
    I think there is the power of habit. What if the dad involved usually didn't have a child in the car and went about his ordinary day out of habit?
    Jul 10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. ADN Nurses Being Forced to go Back to School?
    Maybe the baby boomers won't be quick to retire. They will be busy paying off the student loans they had to take out to get the degree required to stay marketable in their same jobs.
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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