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  1. 9th Nursing Caption Contest - Win $100
    When I reminded her to punch out for her lunch break, this isn't what I meant!
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  2. FAILED Hesi----Bummed out
    I'm sorry that you had that experience! I am a first year RN student, and we have HESI exams every term at midterm and final. Last midterm I got an 86, every other score previous to this term I got...
    May 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. First Case Study! Please Help.
    based on this information i grouped the significant symtoms and with the help of my nursing diagnosis handbook, came up with the possible diagnosises of ineffective airway clearance, imparied gas...
    May 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. Why can't I let go?
    I think I understand where you are coming from. I am currently picking up shifts left and right at a job that I both love and feel I am ready to move on from, and am trying to scrape pennies to make...
    Jun 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Grace and Love
    Tears here! Wonderfully written. You sound like a great nurse. :)
    Jun 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. how will i remember all of this..
    See if you can make a few laminated cards (maybe each side of one = one floor w/departments?) and hole punch them and clip them onto your nametag. I have done similar for frequently used phone...
    May 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. BOLC Week Seven: Gas Gas Gas!
    I love reading these :) thanks for sharing!
    May 11, '11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. Admissions and Privacy
    I am not a nurse yet, but work in the ED with mental health patients. It is standard practice for our RNs to do a basic domestic violence screen, alcohol/drug abuse screen, ask if pts have thoughts...
    May 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Tell me I'll be okay...
    Hey punky, I'm not sure how you should handle the situation, but definitely TAKE THAT SLOT in the program! It is clear that you respect what has been invested to hire and orient you for your...
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Parents Sue EMT Who Posted Murdered Daughter's Photo on Facebook
    Facebook isn't the problem. Camera phones aren't the problem. Lack of common sense and disregard for morality evidenced by a chain of beyond poor decision-making is the problem. W. T. F.
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. What To Do After You've Made A Mistake
    Great post! When I first started working as a ward clerk on my hospital's busy med/surg floor a few years ago, I had the pleasure of being trained by a very competent coworker who taught me a couple...
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Question re: ED and mental health
    Hello OP :) I am currently employed as a mental health tech in a smallish ER in Oregon. While we don't have nurses that specialize in psych, our staff nurses sort of take turns working the "psych...
    Jan 31, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. B.C. nurses call 911 to deal with collapsed man
    What are workplace accomodations? (apologies if this is a dumb question)
    Jan 30, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. No jobs or nursing shortage-- Nursing isn't in demand!
    What was the opportunity you expected as an LPN new grad? I'm sincerely curious to know.
    Jan 30, '11
    Forum: New York Nursing
  15. No jobs or nursing shortage-- Nursing isn't in demand!
    I am actually surprised to see that I will be the first (and only) person to question both your apparent attitude towards nursing responsibilities and your expecations of what nursing is. Congrats...
    Jan 29, '11
    Forum: New York Nursing
  16. State license (Oregon)
    Hi, OP! I couldn't help but respond, as I lived in Wisconsin for my first 20 years and have been here in Oregon for my last 10. Although I am not a nurse (I have been a caregiver/CNA pretty much...
    Oct 11, '10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  17. Am I too young?
    Marie, I am 8 years older than you and am not even in a nursing program yet. If I were your CNA, all I would be concerned about is you knowing your job and being respectful; just like I would about...
    Sep 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Showing empathy?
    I work as a tech in an ED, primarily with mental health patients, and try to acknowledge their feelings of panic, fright, sadness, fear of the unknown, etc. I try to say things (and mean them!)...
    Sep 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. why is the pay so low?!?!
    Is there a possibility of an online LPN>RN bridge program that you could do in your little spare time while continuing to work cable?
    Sep 1, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Back to work after a loss of pregnancy...
    Elvish, I do not know the right thing to say to help you through this, but that I am very sorry for your loss. You sound like a strong person and I am glad that you are able to come here and let us...
    Aug 25, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Contact Isolation: Do YOU always gown up?
    Okay, this might be diverting a bit from the original topic, but I see a few people who say "regardless of contact precautions, I glove up any time I make contact with the patient". Really? So...
    Aug 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Faulted by aides who want help with incontinence care
    I know that some places do hourly rounds, but I wasn't clear about exactly what the OP meant. If the above is the case, then I don't see how the OP can be expected to put off her morning rush work...
    Jul 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Faulted by aides who want help with incontinence care
    I want to make sure I understand the OP. Are you saying that the aides put off even checking/cleaning/changing pts until the last hour and a half, and THEN expect you to help them? If so, that's...
    Jul 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Oh dear.
    The hospital system I work for has wait times listed for our two hospitals in the area, but they are kind of buried on the website and hard to find. They aren't really "advertised" (no billboards...
    Jun 9, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Quirky Habits?
    Wow..and here I thought I was the only one :D I don't shave my legs every day, but about every 2nd or 3rd day...all my friends are like, "You shave your legs in the winter? and you are single?...
    Jun 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion