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  1. Feed me, Seymour! When patients want forbidden food...
    Oh, you all didn't know that RN stands for Refreshments & Narcotics? I sometimes think I spent thousands of dollars to become a waitress. It bothers me a little bit when patients ask for food upon...
    Apr 9, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Ob & Peds test out through excelsior
    A lot of times you can check out Ebay for the College Network study modules instead of buying the texts recommended by Excelsior. Just a thought. I'm all about saving money on books I don't plan to...
    Aug 10, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  3. Jan fcca
    I'm starting too! Taking both at the same time... really nervous because I see so many posting about failing the courses. And that there's not a whole lot of info on what is included. All I can...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  4. LPN-RN school online?
    Sissy!!!!! Congrats on getting into Nursing School!!!
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning Tips
  5. FCCA Finals
    I'm in the same boat! I'm pulling a couple all nighters this week to bust out LS 2 (Wednesday) and LS 3 (on Friday). I'm hoping I can register immediately after passing LS 3. I am really confused...
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  6. Chronically late patients...
    I dealt with a lot of this when I worked in a Family Practice Clinic. Here is how I ran my ship: Appt times were every 15 minutes with a 5 minute grace period. For instance, if the 0900 pt didn't...
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  7. College Network/Excelsior Advice
    I am also in North Carolina, enrolled in Excelsior College LPN to RN program. I am using The College Network material to study with. So far I have taken 2 exams and got A's on both of them. I do...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  8. needle stick injury
    I think it would still be the original hospital's responsibility to follow up. I had a blood exposure once (large amount of blood in my eyes/nose while working at a blood bank). I started the...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Need help with a Developmental paper!!!
    Start with doing most of this work yourself. Then ask specific questions if you get stuck. I already went through nursing school. Now it seems to be your turn.
    Oct 31, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. Be a nurse or not?! HELP ME PLEASE!
    Stick with being a dental person. Rarely, if ever, will you have to deal with poop. Vomit, maybe more so, but still not often.
    Oct 28, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. Weird question about interview (re:overweight/ not needing insurance)
    I don't think in an initial interview with the nurse manager would be the appropriate place to mention health insurance. They don't really care... but like other posters mentioned they worry about...
    Oct 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. best type of gloves
    Non sterile is fine. My favorite type are the ones that have no holes or rips after a particularly messy clean up.
    Oct 22, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. Question about strep throat
    I worked in Family Practice for a few years, and smelled it quite a few times. Not every person has that distinct smell when they have strep.... it's one of those things that when you smell it, you...
    Oct 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Accommodations in nursing school- are they good?
    I agree with you. Despite what a person truly desires, some people are not cut out to be nurses. I went to school with a person that got extra time on tests, got to go to a quiet room to do the...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Giving a flu shot to patients without a signed consent?
    I don't recall ever signing a consent form for either of my 2 kids (now 5 & 6 so it's pretty fresh in my memory). Nothing wrong though with giving the parents an info sheet on the immunization, then...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Working as an RN in a GS Position overseas
    Take it and run with it! Your salary is only base pay - since you are OCONUS, you will get more money for allowances. PLUS, once you get into the GS system you will move up in salary on a slow but...
    Oct 11, '11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. gained alot of weight as a nurse
    I bought myself a bodybugg - same as what they use on Biggest Loser (so I've heard, haven't actually seen the show). It's a small device on an armband; not too noticable under my scrubs. I also...
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. "Losing my license!"
    I just clicked on a few random ones; by no means did I go through them all. I only found one that seemed like a mistake (failed to transcribe some stuff to MAR). The rest I checked were drug...
    Oct 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. No more smoking at work
    while i understand that smoking is still legal in this country, and people have a right to smoke if they want to, i have to say that i love this policy. i really hate the smell of cigarette smoke on...
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. Patient dies under care of fill-in nurse in Oakland, CA
    Tragic ending for all involved, but medication errors can happen to ANYBODY. Not just because the nurse involved happens to be there under strike conditions. Don't blame the strike - blame the...
    Sep 25, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. handcuffed or arrested
    Some states have separate proceedings for things like this. My brother was busted for DUI (He was completely 100% guilty BTW). His court date (with the judge) kept getting postponed, but he still...
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  22. If you won the lottery would you still work in health care?
    I would pay off all my loved ones' debts and laugh at all the aunts and uncles who think I would give them a dime. Then I would continue my education, maybe become a midwife. And work for fun...
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What reason is used for call offs!
    I worked with a girl who left her shift mid-way through because she was constipated. She was about 3 or 4 months pregnant at the time, and wanted to go home and take some MiraLax. I was livid - she...
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Can an OB/GYN nurse answer questions for a report?
    I think this is the third time today you've posted the same question. Gotta give it some time for people to respond to some very specific questions. If you are on a deadline, might want to figure...
    Jun 16, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Rules of the
    Rule: Don't lie to me. When I ask "what brings you in today?" and you tell me knee pain, I believe you. I really dislike documenting all my standard knee pain questions (what started it,...
    Jun 14, '11
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing