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  1. First Choice Nurse; Second ???
    Nat. Geo. Photo journalist. If still in med profession Physical Therapist.
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Lyme Disease in Camp Nursing Practice
    OK so I do have chronic Lyme/Tick Borne diseases and the info as usual is mostly incorrect. If anyone really wants to know about this horrid disease - don't follow the CDC protocols. Check out ILADS...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  3. Would You Stop to Provide Medical Care?
    Yes, I carry first aid supplies, I live rural so I might be the first on the scene. Decades ago I also lived rural and took an EMT class and road along a couple of days a month. I've also taken some...
    Mar 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Your opinion on degrees.
    One size doesn't fit all, it will depend on your finances, time, age and a lot of other things. Look at all your options, what's available in your area, sit down and run the numbers. Only you can...
    Feb 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Why do you think nurses leave the profession?
    After 20 years I had major burn-out. Also as an LPN trained in bedside nursing we were being tossed from the hospitals and I had no desire to become an RN. I did find another area that I liked and...
    Dec 4, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. Lessons from a night as a Patient Companion
    Thanks, I'm a retired LPN and now work as a Patient Sitter, it's a hard almost thankless job. But someone's got to do it.
    Sep 24, '14
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Early Fashion...remember this?
    Class of '72 and proud member of the crusty old bat club!
    Sep 2, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Jobs in Athens, GA
    I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this but there are Jobs in Athens GA at Athens Regional Hospital. Several are for new grads and most require only an ADN. I work there, I'm a...
    Aug 19, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. LPN Job in Athens GA
    Just wanted to give you guys a heads up there is an LPN job listed at Athens Regional for an LPN wound care/hyperbaric nurse 8-4:30pm M-F if anyone is interested. Don't see these to often. Athens, GA...
    Aug 19, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. What do you think of 12 hour shifts?
    I graduated when dinosaurs walked the earth in '72 and worked 8's, I did try a few 12's, but now at my age forget it. We recently lost a nurse who fell asleep on the way home. I really do not think...
    Jun 2, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  11. Help with solving a Patient Sitter Staffing problem
    It continues to be a problem, staffing is VERY low, often NO techs. By the time the RN comes around the first time it can be as late as 9:30 or 10. So that's 2 1/2 hours to 3 hours before the patient...
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. LPN Job in Athens GA
    I just saw this on the ARMC web site there is an LPN job at the hospital as an MEDICATION RECONCILIATION nurse. Not sure if I've posted in the right area but for all those GA LPN's it's worth a...
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  13. Help with solving a Patient Sitter Staffing problem
    I did go to staffing and got a less than positive response, since then I've not gotten any shifts even though there is a patient.
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Help with solving a Patient Sitter Staffing problem
    The problem is some of the units are short staffed and they have no unit sect'y or techs. I do understand that it is a busy time, but we do need to get out of the room away from these pt's and I NEED...
    Mar 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Help with solving a Patient Sitter Staffing problem
    Right now I'm working as a patient sitter and we have 4 or 8 hour shifts, I work the 3-11 shift and all other staff works 12's. The problem being that the middle of my shift is 7p. I understand that...
    Mar 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nurses Protest Dress Code Changes
    I graduated from nursing school during the dinosaur era and as a student it was a really ugly light blue dress, hose (pre-pantyhose) and cap. After graduation it was all white, I was thrilled when...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. That Dreaded 3-11 Shift
    I LOVE 3-11:30, I can sleep in if I need to, have plenty of daylight hours to do things and then go to work. I can't do nights, I've tried and it's not me, it actually made me physically ill.
    Dec 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Has anyone tried team nursing? Opinions?
    OK so I''m old enough to have worked in a team nursing environment and I loved it, we only had LPN's and RN's no aids,techs etc. The new grad LPN's did the patient care until they could take their...
    Dec 25, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  19. National Nursing Licensure v. State Licensure for Healthcare Professionals
    Medical Technologists are nationally licensed.
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. National Nursing Licensure v. State Licensure for Healthcare Professionals
    I'm all for a national licensure and have been for years, however, I doubt it would happen anytime soon, it's a money maker for the states.
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. If a phlebotomist corrected you on order of draw, what would you do?
    I worked in clinic's for years and we always checked with the lab as often they would change tube colors on us. About 2 years ago I took a pleb course and took a national exam...that order of draw is...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. RN's forced to do CNA work
    What a rare opportunity you had, to sit and observe the patient for a whole shift. I worked as a patient sitter for a year. Often when I needed a break it was the RN who filled in and they were glad...
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Are there any LPN's not going for RN?
    At my age 61 nearly 62 I have no desire to go back. The areas of nursing I enjoyed most were clinic nursing and rarely do they hire RN's.
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. Uniforms
    Hmmm sounds like my school...I guess were showing our age...LOL.
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. The 'De-Skilling' Of Nursing
    I agree with the OP, I've watched this happen over the last 40 years. First they ran us (LPN/LVN) out of the hospital setting and replaced us with CNA or Techs who've had a minimum of 4 weeks of task...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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