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  1. Refusing a Clinical assignment
    Yep. I chose to have my son circumcised by my OB rather than his pediatrician simply because my OB charged less ;)
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. What is your nurse-patient ratio?
    Ortho med surg 5:1, regardless of shift. Occasionally with low census we'll have 4:1 with total pt care. When all 30 beds are full, there are 3 CNAs but max ratio for pt:CNA is 15:1. I'm in CA.
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  3. Male nurses student and skipping OB/L&D clinicals
    Funny, my aunt in Los Angeles had a male do her mammogram 3 years ago...... just sayin'
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  4. Can anyone help me understand patient ratios?
    Not sure what you're referring to, my CA hospital has not let any ancillary staff go.....
    Jun 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. memorial hospital in medesto, CA
    It's Modesto and no, I haven't.
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. Lessons Learned - Choose Your School Wisely
    Flamming people is rediculous ..... lol ;) (and yes that was intentional )
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. I wrote this for my pt.
    Sam, that is just beautiful .... brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing that, off to hug my babies now....
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  8. Lessons Learned - Choose Your School Wisely
    I'm with you, Brillo!! Call me a BCOB-in-training lol. I'm still on new-grad orientation for another 6 weeks but am eagerly awaiting the day far in the future that I can claim full membership ;)
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Lessons Learned - Choose Your School Wisely
    90% on a med math test? Really? In my program it was 100%, no exceptions.....
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. How much pain medicine is too much?
    This, this and this. Could not have said it better. Pain is pain, regardless of what our personal opinions are of the pt's pain control regimen. Would rather be snowed out of my mind than feel that...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. PCP
    Love it!! This gave me a much-needed chuckle this morning!
    Jun 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  12. Splitting pills outside of nurse's scope of practice?
    Nope, pharmacy splits pills for us too. Had a pt this weekend who was getting 50 mg of Nucynta every 4 hours and they were splitting 100 mg tablets. Pharmacist finally called and suggested Dr...
    May 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. Difference between a graduate nurse & a experienced nurse
    As a new nurse, I don't like this.... I freakin' LOVE IT!!! Wow, I needed that laugh, thanks Gitano! :hug:
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. How did you *know* your specialty and when?
    I knew for ten years that I would be a PICU nurse..... Then I had my peds rotation lol. Kids, I can handle. Parents, not so much. During my last rotation in school, I loved ICU. I didn't apply for...
    May 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. I'll be serving whine at my pity party
    Wooohooo! Good for you!
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Do I have a shot?
    The cc I attended in California is based on a lottery system, not GPA like most programs. I had a C in a few prereqs and still got in, graduated in December. PM me for more info. :)
    May 15, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Refusing the Influenza Vaccine
    FYI -- Merlyn is not the OP, and not in school. He stated just a few posts back that he has over 40 years in the healthcare setting......
    May 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. I'll be serving whine at my pity party
    Sounds like it went well! Thanks for the update and let us know if (when!) you get the offer ;)
    May 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Sex in the workplace.....what do YOU think should be done?
    Can you tell my boyfriend that, please?? It's been two months since I got any and reading this thread isn't helping me any here lol
    May 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. I'll be serving whine at my pity party
    Congrats on the interview! Research the hospital so they know you're interested. Also, if it's s residency program, a good question to ask is how you would go about becoming a preceptor down the...
    May 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. How does administering PRN medications work?
    I usually see orders like this: Vicodin 5/500 mg one tablet every 6 hours by mouth as needed for pain scale up to 5/10 Vicodin 5/500 mg two tablets by mouth every 6 hours as needed for pain...
    May 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. My TCU CPR policy
    Having just gotten my ACLS certification, this greatly disturbs me. Per ACLS guidelines, you do not attempt compressions only if there is a DNR or rigor mortis present. In my facility, we attempt...
    May 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. You know you're a nurse if...
    When you ask your significant other if he gave cold medicine to your son and he replies "It wasn't on the MAR" -- and he's not a nurse lol! True story, happened tonight when I got home from work :)
    Apr 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. One year later as a nurse, what have I learned?
    Love the Android AN app, just wish I could figure out how to "like" posts on it. OP, I can relate to every item you listed and I've only been a working RN for 2 months! I was actually...
    Apr 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. New Grad RN and loving it!
    I love my job, my unit, my coworkers. I'm still in orientation but am progressively taking in more and more of the full load with my patients. My only complaint is that I can't work overtime yet --...
    Apr 22, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure