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  1. Experienced nurse moving to Plano, McKinney, Frisco Area
    Hi, You have all the right qualifications so I'm assuming you won't have that much difficulty getting a job here. I think Frisco and Plano have good school districts and good residential areas....
    Jul 4
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  2. Strange CoWorker Stories
    Ha! I worked with an aide kinda like that when I was an aide myself. This resident, a man, was asking me for me a milk shake and I told him to give me a few minutes so I could ask the kitchen for...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Report:  Where do you work and what do you want to know
    On getting reports, I like them short and sweet. Give me information that is important to the first couple of hours of care, the rest I can sort when I have a chance to open charts (I work med-surg),...
    Jul 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Let me be clear......insert bolshy thread title here
    This is so not fair! July started well with me taking walks for badonkadonk reduction and less jigglitis. If I knew my will power was going to take a hit, I would not have clicked this thread. Snack...
    Jul 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Students claim they underwent vaginal exams at Valencia College
    Strangest thing I ever heard...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Dallas area RN jobs...
    Update: Finally, my applications are yielding fruit. I have interviewed with THR, have an upcoming one with a HCA facility and Baylor. Of all three, I haven't heard from Baylor regarding pay but of...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  7. Current employment situation in Dallas area
    I'd say they are hiring as I've just had some calls, now I don't know if it's because I have the BSN or because I have some experience. Either way, there are jobs to be had here. I wish I had insider...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  8. Mispronunciations that drive you nuts
    I've also heard "Virginia" when this pt was asking me to tell the doctor about the pain in her vagina.
    Feb 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Mispronunciations that drive you nuts
    "Testes" for tests; example "Are they going to do more testes on my mother today?" "Prostrate" for prostate; example "he has a history of prostrate cancer "Dilala" for dilaudid; for example...
    Feb 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Police Holds
    On my unit, we had the same issue. Used to be that it was passed down in report to call the police department when the patient is getting discharged so they can send officers to pick their prisoner...
    Feb 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How do you feel about professors locking the door?
    My school had the closed (not locked) doors when I attended and everyone knew that once the double doors were closed, you just hung out and waited for break time before making an entrance.
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Medical Center of Plano
    Congrats on the job! I applied there sometime last year, never got a response. Sorry, I don't know anything about the hospital other than I applied for positions there.
    Feb 11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  13. Tolerance and acceptace of gay nurses and patients
    Thanks for saying this, I was going to mention it too as it didn't appear right to me at all.
    Jan 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Dealing with drug seekers without alienating them
    For PRN pain meds, I always write the time for the next dose on the white board and let the patient know that I'd be there about that time or a few minutes after it's due but I will be there with...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. What to Do When the Doctor Throws the Nurse Under the Bus by Lying
    Not to derail the original thread, but we do this at my hospital too. We and the patient sign after the doc's gone over the need for transfusion including risks and benefits, and then we can place...
    Dec 8, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. LOOOOOK into my eyes!!
    I would love some tips, JDoug. I'm a med-surg nurse and most times my pts are maxed out on their scheduled and PRNs and still are screaming for something. I usually provide heat gel packs as an...
    Dec 4, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  17. Who punches a cancer patient?
    I'm sorry your Dad got punched by a random teen, it's crazy out there these days. I hope you and your family get to have your Dad home for thanksgiving.
    Nov 26, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. I lied...a story of how I outright LIED to patient's family.
    Very moving, you made it so we felt we were there. That was a great thing you did, OP. God bless you and be your peace.
    Nov 20, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Why is Med-Surg so hated?
    @OP, many people crinkle their nose at med-surg nurses/nursing because of the less than positive experience they've had or heard about. As a med-surg nurse, I can tell you that I've had about all I...
    Nov 19, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  20. Dallas area RN jobs...
    Again, I thank you, I really do not mind the non-hospital jobs as I've done the acute care dance. I just sort of went with what I know and what I could find online. However, I can't seem to find...
    Oct 30, '14
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  21. San Jac Campus
    No, you would take I before II. They used to not let you even register for II unless you've done A&P I but I don't know about now.
    Oct 27, '14
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  22. Dallas area RN jobs...
    Thanks for that tip. Will keep my options to the other hospitals then. Is it a tough job market out there or does the fact that I live out of state deterring them? I've heard from 2 recruiters and...
    Oct 27, '14
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  23. Dallas area RN jobs...
    Thanks, TheCommuter for your reply. No, HCA doesn't mean anything to me, do they have a bad reputation or what? There are none in my region so I don't know jack about them. I do have acute care...
    Oct 21, '14
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  24. Dallas area RN jobs...
    Hi Dallas nurses, I'm looking for a job in the Dallas area and have some experience, mostly med-surg,but I'm looking for other specialties besides med-surg. How is the job outlook there? I've...
    Oct 20, '14
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  25. Is it fair for the media to blame the RN in Texas for contracting Ebola?
    This Ebola epidemic started in West Africa since December 2013, if people over there were inclined to take flights to Europe/US/western world for better care, Mr. Duncan's case wouldn't have been the...
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding


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