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  1. Do any of the nurses here working 40 hr weeks and going to school, have children?
    I did it. But my kids were older. Oldest in college. Youngest in high school. I worked a 36 hour weekend at the hospital and 20 hours a week teaching clinicals. The last semester I worked 36 hrs +...
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Nurses work enviroment better at Magnet Hospitals
    Magnet hospitals in this area do not have a good reputation amonst nurses. This has got to be one of those studies twisted to meet the needs of what the management wants.
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Dear Vocera
    Water and electronics do not mix well. Just a suggestion. They will get tired of replacing them.
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Obama Orders FDA to Zero In on Drug Shortage Crisis
    Years ago when I worked in a pharmacy the pharmacist showed me an article in a journal from a pharmacy organization he belonged to. Basically it said that company A had bought all the raw...
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. No breaks (class action lawsuit)
    I can hear management/administration's argument now... something to the tune of "If you didn't get a break there must be something wrong with your organization. If you can't get organized then you...
    Oct 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. LVN to RN - What did you do with your LVN license?
    I keep it for sentimental reasons. I worked very hard for it. It was a very important goal in my career. I was just as important as an LPN on the health care team as I am today with my MSN. And I...
    Oct 8, '11
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  7. Unhappy With Current Position One Fourth of RNs Move On
    I am one of those nurses. I just took my 29 years of loyalty and experience out the door. Why? The current administration does not have a clue about patient care. I was so tired of not...
    Aug 30, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Ordering aspirin tied into a part of ER MD salary ??
    This is one of the core measures. If the any one of the standards are not met then payment is not made. We have one person responsible whose only job is to check all of our charts just to make sure...
    Aug 19, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. e-MAR headaches!!!!!
    I'm not sure of the name of the program. And I'm not sure why it takes pharmacy so long to turn around the meds. We were instructed by nurse manager and supervisors to stop calling because...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. e-MAR headaches!!!!!
    Recently started using eMAR. It had been a few weeks now. Nurses have encountered all kinds of problems. Some problems listed below: 1. Font size too small to read. (My guess is a size 8 font. We...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. Registered Nurses Claim Patients Not Getting Proper Care
    I am a RN represented by a union. We have filed grievances on this same issue and the administration keeps coming back with the same response: "There is no problem here." Yes, there is! Who is...
    May 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Employee Engagement survey
    Engagement survey time again. Past experience tells me what a huge waste of my time this is. Fill out the survey, a third party bundles the results, and wonderful changes will be made in the...
    Apr 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Policy on WOWs
    We are switching over to eMARS with WOWs (workstation on wheels). Policy is to take the workstation in the room to give meds. Then wheel it to the next room. Problem: We get a a lot of patients...
    Apr 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Are YOU terrified to be a patient (and your loved ones, too!)
    I do not trust the hospital I work in. It is not because the staff doesn't try. It's just the bean counters have made it so supplies run out, equipment breaks down, and there just aren't enough...
    Mar 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How much MONEY do you make? (questionaire)
    1. what is your degree in? bachelor of science in nursing (bsn); will have master of science in nursing (msn) in august 2. what state do you live in? michigan 3. what is your job title? staff...
    Feb 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Sorry, Milwaukee nurses and patients
    Sorry Milwaukee nurses and patients. Our GAIN is your LOSS. This CEO is headed your way. Look out for major changes.... and not for the good of nursing or patient care! If you have supplies you...
    Jan 23, '11
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  17. Hand Sanitizer and Asthma
    The same thing happens to me when I use or someone near me uses hand sanitizer too! And it isn't any better in nursing education if you are at a clinical site where the students use it. ...
    Jan 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. APA format software vs. Free Downloads
    PERRLA is the best money I ever spent!!!!!!!! Go to the site and take the tutorial. You will be amazed!!!
    Dec 7, '10
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  19. Nursing Unions...what are the downsides?
    Downside: 1. dues 2. politics 3. seniority rules which are unfair to the lower senior people Upside: 1. Better staff/patient ratios 2. Higher wages 3. better benefits 4. administration can't just...
    Dec 2, '10
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  20. anyone actually graduate and employed from Baker College
    According to the Michigan Department of Public Health Task Force on Nursing all nursing schools will need to be accredited through one of two accrediting agencies soon. As I understand it, they are...
    Nov 8, '10
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  21. Spiritual Beliefs
    I don't know if this will work for you, but I am an atheist and I am a RN. 1. I do not have a "spiritual perspective" on healing. Most of the patients I care for believe their prayers will be...
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. My RANT on the state of Nursing in my neck of the woods
    Oh my!!! I could have written your post!!! Everything you wrote has come out of my mouth at one time. We must work in the same place. Where I work the administration is so he!!-bent on getting...
    Sep 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Funny doctor orders
    I don't have any funny ones. I do remember a Dr who was very upset with a nurse who did not give a med the Dr did NOT write an order for. He put it in his progress note but forgot to write an...
    Sep 1, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. Dating someone from within ???
    Yes I did! I was in the nursing department and he was in the bio-medical equipment department and on different shifts. We were introduced by 2 fellow nurses who worked with me and were on a bowling...
    Aug 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Are nurses becoming more negative on Allnurses?
    Nurses are one of the most oppressed groups of people. Perhaps there is negativity because this is one of the few safe outlets to vent the frustrations of the profession.
    Aug 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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