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  1. Endorsing licence to Illinois
    I had the same problem. I called for weeks and just got a busy signal. I finally typed up a letter and mailed it to them. A few weeks later the card came in the mail. Very slow process and very...
    May 12, '12
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  2. Has anyone tried Turbo Jam?
    I was entranced one day watching the infomercial... I had to have it... I called and ordered and it was such a hassle - they tried to get me to buy this and that and order this and that. I said no to...
    Feb 15, '10
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. How do your units/hospitals  judge acuity and staffing loads?
    Acuity isnt taken into consideration, only how many patients are on the floor. Its a scary day if they leave us with say a 4:1 or 5:1 because we are either going to get slammed with admissions or...
    Feb 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. OMG! why does everyone HATE NURSING!
    I love being a nurse.. That said - there are so many problems with healthcare today that it makes trying to be the best nurse you can be impossible. Politics, pay (i think were worth way more than we...
    Sep 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Gadsden State nursing
    Graduated RN in 05. Very tough program but i felt that i was prepared well and felt comfortable transitioning into the nurse role. i would recomemend the program to anyone.. it was hard but paid off...
    Sep 7, '08
    Forum: Alabama Nursing
  6. Clarksville - Gateway
    Im moving to Clarksville and was wondering if anyone has any info on or works at Gateway. Im a med/surg/oncology RN - 3 yrs exp. Just wondering about the hospital, pay etc. Any info will help!!
    Sep 7, '08
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  7. Do you need to carry your personal cell phone while at work?
    I carry my phone with me at all times (just like everyone else). My husband is in Iraq and Im not gonna miss a call unless im in the middle of an emergency or something. My co-workers, boss etc all...
    Jul 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What is the dumbest order you ever read?
    Lobster for dinner tonight.... Lobster?? This aint Red Lobster!!! Laughed about that for a few weeks!! :chuckle
    Jun 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Have you ever gone in to find a patient dead? What happened?
    I once had a little old lady go to xray.. A few hours later I saw transport bringing her back to her room. I went down to her room and as soon as i walked in the door and saw her i knew she was...
    Jun 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Stupid Nurse Trick... Don't try this at home... or work!
    Im in a patients room to flush the IV. Somehow when i go to draw up the flush i completly miss the bottle and stab my self in palm of my hand. So Im standing there in shock with the syringe dangling...
    Sep 29, '07
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. Moving to Fort Drum from Bama and have ??
    I will be relocating to the Fort Drum area in February. Im from Alabama so I obviously dont know a thing about NY or even the north for that matter.. Does anyone work in the community's around Fort...
    May 8, '07
    Forum: New York Nursing
  12. Qusetion from an army wife
    Hey. My husband is in the guard but going full active when he gets commissioned next week. We got his orders in the other day and were going to be stationed in Fort Drum, NY. This whole thing is...
    May 6, '07
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. Cure for whiny negative nurses - PET PEEVE game. Always read first post before entry.
    pet peeve - those family members that call 27 times an hour to see how maw maw is doing.. even though they have never stepped foot through the hospital doors to actually see the pt if youre so...
    Mar 29, '07
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. Fear Factor, Nurse Style, Five Stunts... lol
    oh my lord.. im gagging.. colostomy bags make me want to vomit.. thats the one thing that gets to me and i dont know why.. and the last time i ate tuna (for a dumb diet) i gagged and heaved the whole...
    Mar 27, '07
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. liar liar
    Yea.. I would be careful about this whole friendship deal.. My best friend of 15 years is seriously a pathological liar- i feel sorry for her but Ive basically had to cut her out of my life because...
    Jan 31, '07
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. What have other nurses done that have freaked you out?
    How about this... A pt has a low blood sugar and a RN goes to get some D50.. Only instead of grabbing D50 she unlocks the narcotics cabinet, gets out an amp of morphine (for PCA), signs out the...
    Nov 14, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion