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  1. End of the (Med) Error: or, How NOT To Bomb Your Survey
    All of that would be wonderful and all well and good if people actually had time to do all of those things. I know that the facility I work in we do end up taking shortcuts but it's not because we...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. 1 year out, no job. Throw in the towel?
    I can definitely understand where you are coming from. I can tell you that it is taking several of my classmates quite awhile to get a job. I am freaked out because I am pretty sure that it will be...
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  3. Vent about psych admit of 12 yo boy
    Wow PetsToPeople, that was really nasty. You actually had some valid points but they kind of got lost in the hateful way you came across. That nurse came on here to vent from a situation that was...
    Dec 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What is with a second interview?  What that all about?
    Yeah multiple interviews are kind of the norm for a lot of jobs now. My nurse tech job required 2 interviews. Unless it was a mom and pop location, the jobs I interviewed for before nursing school...
    Oct 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. 2 step TB skin testing every year?
    When I started school we had to get the 2 step TB skin test done to start. I had to get it done at my doctors office and I kid you not I had to fight with the doc's asst (this one happened to be an...
    Oct 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Having trouble with a difficult situation
    Talk about a cryfest there. I pretty much can hardly see now. I am still a student and I haven't been through all of these things so I can't give any words of wisdom. I can say that your posts and...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. LPN or Medical Assistant
    I absolutely say LPN hands down. With MA you can only go so far and your education doesn't help you if you decide to further your education down the line. With the LPN you can do a bridge program...
    Oct 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Any tips for learning in clinicals? Nurses don't like nursing students
    Wow, I certainly don't think it's the dumbest idea I have ever heard at all. Also, nursing homes/rehab facilities are excellent places for first semester students to start. While I did not spend my...
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Any tips for learning in clinicals? Nurses don't like nursing students
    You know I never thought about it. The city that our college is in has a state prison and we don't have the option of having students there. I hadn't thought about it before but now you have me...
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Any tips for learning in clinicals? Nurses don't like nursing students
    I have read all of these posts about nurses not liking students and I just thank my lucky stars that I have been blessed. The majority of the nurses I have come across have really been great...
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Do you think they/employers are watching what we post?
    I definitely try to be very careful about what I post because online because it just doesn't go away. That being said it's not just because it may get me in "trouble" but because the words you...
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. apparently, peri care is optional
    Oh my goodness!! That poor C.N.A. That had to rank right up there on the most embarrassing days of her life.
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I'm a nut case and about to apply for licensure in Texas
    I really don't know enough to give advice but I love your title heading :) Love to see a nutcase with a sense of humor lol I haven't been hospitalized but I am quite sure that my husband would tell...
    Oct 3, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  14. California Sympathy Strike
    That's just fine Merlyn. I have been known to get mixed up once or twice myself :lol2:
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  15. Salary for clinic position?
    Absolutely not. I would be thinking lets double that and maybe we can talk.
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. California Sympathy Strike
    My comment wasn't in reply to yours. Sorry if it appeared that way. I saw another post regarding "anti-union" and people thinking that nurses made too much money. I was just saying that the...
    Sep 24, '11
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  17. California Sympathy Strike
    That is the sentiment toward unions in general lately. My husband works in aircraft in the middle of the country and anytime contract negotiations come up and a union considers a strike there is...
    Sep 23, '11
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  18. Difficulties Defining Scope of Practice
    I don't know that the OP's intention was to say that LPN's aren't capable of all these things. I understand the frustration in not understanding the legalities of it all. I have had the same...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Job Predicament- Need Advice!
    I have to agree that you should stay put for now. If they are interested in you now they will likely have interest in you again in the future. It would say a lot to them for you to honor the...
    Sep 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Health insurance ahhh...
    Most schools do have some sort of minimal policy to get you by. Ask administration or your college health department.
    Aug 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Treating pain/anxiety in patients with drug history
    I have personal experience in this area. My mom had problems with addiction and alcoholism. It took me many many many years to get her to admit she had a problem. Even when I was able to get her...
    Aug 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Do Chiropractors Hires Nurses?
    I believe that chiropractors can do good but it is difficult to find one that doesn't have it in their head that they can cure all. Honest to goodness I can only think of 1 in my area that just does...
    Aug 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Things that nobody tells you - what was your first
    I am interested in hospice nursing myself. I first became interested during my first semester of nursing school. My father-in-law was under hospice care and I saw how much the nurses really loved...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  24. wonder how rumors work in a nursing facility
    The part I forgot to add is that it is certainly not just women. My husband works in a primarily male workplace (manufacturing) and the rumor mill is just as rampant there if not worse. I hear all...
    Aug 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. wonder how rumors work in a nursing facility
    I really think the biggest reason for it is boredom. When you think of it, most of the people who are involved in the gossip aren't bad people. They just talk for something to do. It's a way to...
    Aug 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion