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  1. What do you say when a patient asks you how old you are?
    I don't usually have patients asking me my age. They all assume I am alot YOUNGER than they are! I LOVE that! ha. But if they do ask, I have no problem telling them, but then most of them FIRST ask...
    Aug 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Gay Boomers and nursing attitudes
    BSNnursejlcads, I am so sorry to read of the way your friend was treated in rehab. Obviously we still need a lot of education on the treatment of all peoples, not just the homosexual. Nurses can...
    Oct 21, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. RN's that graduated before 1980...I need your help!!
    1. Why did you go into nursing? I wanted to be a nurse from the time I was a little girl. 2. Where did you receive your education? I was an LPN for 21 years. Became an RN in 1989 (sorry, but...
    Oct 19, '07
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  4. Gay Boomers and nursing attitudes
    I don't treat a patient any different because oh their lifestyle. Homosexuality is only ONE lifestyle we deal with. We have the DRUG problems, the non compliant Diabetics, and on and on. ALL of...
    Oct 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. backstabbing co workers
    For me , I would call them VERY DIFFICULT co workers....luckily the one I have dealt with is NOT my co worker, but on the day shift. She is an LPN (getting her RN) But she is difficulty with all of...
    Sep 10, '07
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. Whites or Colored scrubs?
    Haven't been here in simply ages... we have been dealing with this issue... seems alot of hospitals are.... we simply have to STAND together to defeat the people over us, and continue to have OUR...
    Sep 10, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I Passed!!!!!!!!
    Guess I am confused. What is a PRE TEXT for the NCLEX???
    Apr 5, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. state is threatening to go after license over precharting
    I guess there is something to be said for computer charting which we do where I work. You CAN'T prechart as you CANNOT chart ahead with the computer. Now MED sheets that is another thing. I have...
    Apr 5, '05
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Medication error
    Where I work, we emphasize TWO forms of ID for the patient BEFORE we give the meds. ALWAYS check the ARM BAND, ASK the patient their name (if they can give it) . Our other form of checking is the...
    Apr 5, '05
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. "Are you saved?"  How do YOU deal with these types of questions
    So far, the best I've come up with is, "It sounds like Christ is important in your life. Tell me more about that." Thoughts? Opinions? You have had a GREAT PSYCHOLOGY teacher!!! That is exactly...
    Apr 5, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Funny things you have said but wish you didn't
    The Middle Wife, By an Anonymous 2nd grade teacher: I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own ...
    Feb 6, '05
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  12. "Just an LPN"....does anyone else get discouraged?
    Denise, do NOT be discouraged, you ARE A NURSE.... a nurse takes care of people. I was an LPN 21 years, and NEVER felt LOWLY and treated like I was not as good, that I remember.... I HAVE seen...
    Feb 6, '05
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. Atkins diet....
    [B]Hi here is a web site I have found very helpful on this program http://www.atkinsdietbulletinboard.com/index.php You will find a BUNCH of help there. How old are you? Have you been...
    Jun 21, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Smoking
    I find that MORE nurses smoke now than ever it seems.... I work the night shift, and they go for "breathing treatments" at least 4 times a shift, for anywheres from 20-45 minutes each time.......
    Apr 22, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Your worst mistake
    Insulin med error.... That sort of error is WHY it is ALWAYS the best idea to have another nurse check critical medications. Where I work , we must double check with another nurse that we have...
    Apr 22, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Would you assist in abortions?
    I am currently readin a book titled BLOOD MONEY, written by an EX abortionitst.... her description of HOW many FINGERS AND TOES were put down the GARBAGE disposal made me want to VOMIT.... FINGERS...
    Apr 7, '04
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. RN "refresher classes"
    I live in Tucson. I had been in Home Health for 12 years, yet when I went to apply to work in a hosptial, I was told I couldn't keep up!!!! They forced me to take an RN refresher course. I was the...
    Apr 7, '04
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  18. Any one from rural AZ
    [SIZE=2]I lived and worked in Douglas , pretty rurual compared to Tucson where I live and work now! Got my RN at Cochise College, which is primarily in Douglas, with a campus in Sierra Vista. ...
    Apr 7, '04
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  19. moving from MA to AZ
    well one thing for sure, you will not make that sort of salary in the hospital setting here in arizona... i am in tucson, and i know that health south pays really good like that. but if you want to...
    Apr 7, '04
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  20. Tucson Neighborhoods
    I have lived in Tucson since 1982. The BIGGEST thing to consider when moving here is the traffic flow. It is HEAVY coming west in the morning, and just the opposit in the eveing. I know from...
    Apr 7, '04
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  21. Thoughts on Flu Shots
    I have not had a flu shot in years . I don't even remember their being offered last year at the Hospital I work at, yet THIS year they are pushing it. I got them when I was in Home Health, but...
    Oct 18, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. would you recommend nursing as a career
    I am very concerned that we will not have enough nurses to take care of ME when I might need it 20 years from now. After the article in the Sept. Readers Digest about the average age of nurses, I...
    Oct 4, '03
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Needle Sharpness
    [B]Good grief!!! :eek: I have worked for 34 years as a nurse, and have drawn solutions from the med vials all that time, and the mere THOUGHT of changing the NEEDLE AFTERWARDS is NUTS.... I am SO...
    Oct 4, '03
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. Are new nurses adequately prepared?
    That is so true, Cory, I really don't remember doing ANY wound care as an SVN, OR as an SRN. Course did my SHARE of wound care OUTSIDE of school.... I KNEW technique.... it was DRILLED into me my...
    Nov 16, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Are new nurses adequately prepared?
    [SIZE=1]Well I for one have to say ON THE JOB experience is superior to schooling experience, however I will NOT knock those "dummie" demonstrations. I was in an RN refresher course, and the only...
    Nov 16, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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