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  1. Is it time to leave Arizona?
    I miss it so much - stuck here in Iowa I would really love to come back.
    Mar 12, '11
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  2. Dubuque, IC, CR, Davenport Hospitals?
    SLH is a nice place to be a patient- no staff. MMC is better for staff but still a lot of politics and kowtowing to have longevity. Mercy IC is a nice little hospital for both staff and patients -...
    Mar 12, '11
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  3. Should second-hand smoke be illegal in a home with children?
    Originally Posted by hiddencatRN http://img.an-file.info/buttons/viewpost.gif If you're that sensitive to cigarette smoke, maybe you should wear a gas mask? No, I should have the right to...
    Mar 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Should second-hand smoke be illegal in a home with children?
    NO!!! Why don't you just have big brother ban trans-fat, plastic containers, roller skates and cover children's rooms with pillows instead of wallpaper. Better not have beer in front of those under...
    Mar 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Rusty skills/burned some bridges. what to do?
    you can do a lot of nursing jobs that have nothing to do with patient care- look into part time work for insurance companies (I have done temp medical record review jobs that pay really good and...
    Mar 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Antibiotic + corticosteroid?
    I thought your answer was great!! K.L.C MSN, RN-BC
    Mar 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Looking for a MSN program specifically for nursing education
    I have an MSN in nursing ed from U of IA and have looked into California State University at Dominquez Hills cert program because it has an apprenticeship semester that would really help land a job....
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  8. Hired as Dialysis nurse
    I would try really hard to negotiate the trip into the training - don't know the job market there though. If they don't then I would not plan on working for them for very long - not more than 3 years...
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. OR to Dialysis Nursing
    All things fluid & electrolyte is a good starting point. I hope that you will be given orientation for at least a couple of months (6-10 weeks) to learn the machines and dialysate washes. Medications...
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. Acute dialysis nurse/patient ratio
    Interesting, I worked at a facility where inpatient acute dialysis was done in a room set up for 4 clients with 2 nurses. For ICU or more critical clients it was 1:1 (no tech to set up or anything...
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  11. cost of foley catheter replacement (no insurance) estimate
    It's a pretty simple procedure - if he's bringing the kit couldn't a family member do it or I suppose you could go to the ER.
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  12. cathlock heparin
    I did dialysis from '01-'04 and the facility policy was change the heparin with every dressing change. If you don't and it gets plugged they it is useless. The only reason we kept them was during the...
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  13. Updating Care Plans
    Wow! Been a long time since I did Med-surg nursing and they were updated every month :)
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. There is no nursing shortage!
    I've been looking for a new position since January. I have been an RN for 17 years, have an AAS (nursing), BSN, MSN in nursing ed and have been looking for everything from ed jobs to dialysis (have 3...
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Forced to come into work on day off
    I'm inclined to think that the facts of this policy got muddled in the translation from administration to employee. The way it is explained here will not work - just try getting a hold of me when I...
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Drunk in Public supposed RN
    nothing special that doesn't happen to other people. Your employer might not like seeing their employees act like this if you are in a customer service position and a right to work state. Even nurses...
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Question from LPN Moving back to Arizona
    guess you'd better check the want ads.
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  18. New entry-level Masters program at U of A!!
    The only bonus that i see is that you could do a post-master's certification program for your APRN. There are few schools still providing these programs [U of IA just stopped, Rush in Chicago is...
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  19. how do i become a dialysis nurse
    I got hired by a hemodiaylsis provider and they trained me to set up and use the machines after I proved to them in the interview that I could recognize and react to emergency situations involving...
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  20. anybody move to TX and regret it?
    you have to look at these posts are from people who moved from liberal CA to conservative TX! Don't just look at the jobs that are available - you have to look at your own personal value system and...
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  21. Civilian nurses under contract to military?
    Take a look at the information that can be found at USAJOBS website. There are plenty of openings both stateside and abroad.
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Medically restricted from night shift?
    There is so much research supporting a ban to rotating shifts and yet employers continue to enforce these shift agreements in order to fill the lower desired evening and night shifts. When are they...
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. How can I get a job as a psychiatric nurse?
    I work in a community based psychiatric care company. When I go into the home of a client with schizophrenia to assess their mental status and medication compliance it is not always 'easy.' And many...
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Would you leave a new job for a better offer??
    The problem might arise if you are ever laid off or terminated from the one employer and then went to ask for a position at the place you left after a short time. They might not be interested in...
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Am I expected to give medicine from unlabeled home cassettes??!!
    We have had a couple of problems with clients getting pulled over by police and having their unlabeled cassettes in the car - quite a tangle with the cop thinking they were hauling drugs - if they...
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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