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  1. Nursing School Situation, Does this Sound Right?
    The problem might be that she has to compelete the entire program before she can become any type of nurse- neonatal, manager, anything. Employers do have to make some accomodations under some...
    Nov 20, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. working on Christmas?
    So you didn't work all those Christmases years ago as a future trade, but the nurses junior to you must give up their Christmas with their family because you did it before and now have kids? No one...
    Nov 20, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I need to take a test to register for pre-requisites!
    I think their response to that would be that they expect you to have a certain competence in biology in order to keep up and be successful in A+P. If you can't pass the screening test, you really...
    May 3, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. I need to take a test to register for pre-requisites!
    What kind of test are they asking you to take? If it is the "can you read? Can you add and multiply?" kind of test, then asking them to waive it based on your having passed college classes is...
    May 2, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Required to wear girly scrubs
    "Consider, hypothetically, if someone had decided, "Let's choose a color men won't want to wear, so we won't have to work with men." I'm not saying anyone actually did, but if they had, that would...
    Apr 30, '05
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  6. Required to wear girly scrubs
    I'm glad I read the whole thread before responding. My initial response was "Deal with it. I have to wear the same color as the boys at work and I've never heard a female complain yet that people...
    Apr 30, '05
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  7. Why do RN's with ASN and BSN make the same?
    add diploma grads in there also. at least we can not only argue about the merits of each of 3 entry levels, but also about who graduated from the best schools. poor mds can only argue about who went...
    Mar 1, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Why do RN's with ASN and BSN make the same?
    I don't know if I would agree that this is a good topic- it comes up every couple of months, gets heated, gets very off topic, people get insulted, etc etc etc. <g> BSN and ADN grads are both RNs....
    Feb 27, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Woman refuses discharge for one year
    Thanks for finding the details that I couldn't! She could have a hotel room and a private duty CNA for a lot less than $3200 a day- but she'd have to pay her own way. Obviously she has no...
    Feb 20, '05
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Woman refuses discharge for one year This one takes her side: This one has the...
    Feb 20, '05
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Annoyimg
    I just posted a thread in the "About the Forum" (or something like that) section. The window must be new- I haven't changed my settings. My computer allows "for this session only" cookies and has...
    Dec 1, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Post Op. Nurse Escorts.
    I never worked in a PACU with that system- wow! Great for PACU! The PACUs that I worked in had transporters/orderlies pick stable patients up to go to OR and bring them back to the floors. Report...
    Nov 29, '04
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Reglan Reaction?
    Reglan can cause some odd neuro reactions but this sounds more like a TIA to me. Reglan doesn't cause facial drooping. You also gave a small dose and didn't see a problem for 2.5 hours- Reglan...
    Nov 27, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. On-call position
    You're a per diem. Everywhere I have worked that meant you had the right to say "I am available these days but not these days." Once the schedule is out, they shouldn't be adding you in without...
    Nov 25, '04
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. Any hospitals out there using discharge lobbies/lounges?
    I actually like the ideas of discharge lounges. If a patient needs a nurse to look after them, they are not ready to go home. If they are ready to go home, they should not be in a room preventing a...
    Nov 21, '04
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Keep an eye on those Rx pads!
    One hospital I worked in wanted nurses to keep rx pads in the PACU for doctor convenience. I didn't like having them lying around but beyond putting them in a drawer, there wasn't much I could do. ...
    Nov 12, '04
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Anyone fax report?
    I'm with you. :) I've gotten a couple doozie reports- "fixed, dilated, unresponsive, and combative." Ummm, to quote a song from kiddy TV, "one of these things is not like the others, one of these...
    Nov 7, '04
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Holiday schedule strife, AGAIN!!!
    If we actually used our therapeutic communication skills, I suppose you could have said "Ummm Nancy Nurse, let me see if I'm hearing you correctly. You want me to pick up Thanksgiving night for you....
    Nov 5, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Chronic Sinusitis - Suffering!!
    I have chronic sinusitis, too- not as bad as you, though. My gosh that sounds awful. With me it's sudafed or afrin spray around the clock for 3-4 days at the first sign of congestion, then...
    Nov 4, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What is appropriate?
    At one of my past jobs, I gave sedation for colonoscopies and recovered the patients afterwards. We frequently had problems with doctors office staffs telling people "you need a ride home" when what...
    Nov 3, '04
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. Backorder form
    I emailed them complaining about and cancelling my order. They did not respond so I emailed them again threatening to report them to my bank for fraudulent activity if they charged me for anything....
    Oct 31, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How to go about resigning, please help
    I agree that at least 2 weeks or whatever your contract requires is enough. If you've been out on disability or FMLA leave, I would check your contract or (anonymously) with your HR department to...
    Oct 26, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Looking for new Shoes...
    I'm in love with my shoes. I've done: Dansko Professional Clogs (HEAVY, not enough padding, I trip over them.) Sneakers- I get New Balance or Reebok- neither last very long but are both OK. ...
    Oct 25, '04
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. PACU nursing
    No, I do not recommend that a new grad start in PACU. Some of the patients there are going to do just fine, some are going to go bad on you very quickly. I don't know a PACU nurse who does not have...
    Oct 13, '04
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  25. question about ba vs. diploma restrictions
    You have to complete an accredited educational program to be eligible to take boards. LPNs and RNs have different boards, but diploma, ADN, and BSN grads all take the exact same RN boards and have...
    Oct 11, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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