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  1. Typical day for a Home Health nurse...
    I have never worked as much as I do in HH, and it remains my favorite job in my 10 year nursing career. I didn't like the type of stress a coding patient brings, I'm not an adrenaline junky. HH...
    Dec 6, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. Would you take a Salary position?
    I am salary and usually fine with it. I think it balances out. For example, Wednesday between a meeting, visits, and documentation I worked 14 hours straight. Due to this I adjusted my friday...
    Aug 15, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. home or back to the office?
    I am salary and only go to the office weekly for a meeting. I use that day to get anything else I may need to get through the week.
    Jun 15, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. PMV question
    I am a visiting nurse and the other day my pt who has a shiley #4 cuff less told me that when she put on her white PMV her breathing sounded magnified. She removed it and applied her purple one and...
    Mar 26, '14
    Forum: Pulmonary Nursing
  5. LTC Charting: A Beginner's Guide
    We are also required to report all new medications- not even kidding, I have had to call and report increasing senna to bid. The family thanked me but still.
    Jan 16, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. umass grad school nursing
    I don't know about Worcester, but I was accepted into UMass Boston with pretty low math GRE (141) and average english (151). My GPA was excellent from under grad which likely helped.
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  7. How to pay back your student loans
    So are you all saying that crying at the bill and tossing it is a bad idea? Damn.
    Jun 9, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  8. Hilarious maternity nursing sayings/pics
    Those are hilarious and a lot apply to anyone who has ever been a nurse anywhere!
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. Do you work at Hilton?
    I was referred to as "the waitress" two separate times today. I am the supervisor of nursing.
    Dec 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Should I feel guilty?
    I have to do this too- you made her smile and 20 seconds later she forgot. Had you said no, you would have made her feel badly, and she still would have forgotten it. I think you did the right thing.
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Sometimes it's impossible not to giggle...
    In a LTC I once worked in one of my patient's was a bit crazy, but looked "normal". Anyways, she tended to act as a parrot of sorts and overheard us talking about CXR's for PPD + workers. One day a...
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  12. What to do about refusing Dr. orders?
    Prudent nursing sometimes involves questioning orders. A PICC is likely something I wouldn't question as it is easier for patients in the long term. However, in the hospital, a doctor wanted me to...
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. My Nursing License Is At Risk - Or Is It?
    I love the nursing home and hated the hospital. Yesterday, to honor the veterans they had someone come sing old timer songs. I watched patients that never engage with the staff dance, and thought...
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. Angels Children's (Part 2: Little Miguel)
    Once again, very good. Please keep em' coming!
    Nov 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Angels Children's (Part 1)
    I love these stories, keep writing please!!
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. DNP Requirement
    Thank you! I had read those, it is just confusing. I originally heard that requirement from somewhere else but can't remember where. Thanks for clarifying!
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  17. DNP Requirement
    i thought I heard that starting in 2014, all NP students would be required to get their DNP. From reading around on allnurses, I can't tell now if this is true, or just the ideal. I checked the Mass...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  18. Yes, I'm in pain!
    Interesting point you make. I am definitely guilty of saying " they ask for pain meds, but then I have to wake them to give them the pills, how much pain could they be in?". Of course, when I had...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. NICU experience useless for FNP program?
    I think one year NICU would be good experience for an FNP program. Many students that apply, and are accepted, have never even practiced as a nurse. You have practiced as a nurse, know how act and...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  20. You Don't Belong Here (a nursing ghost story)
    That was a very engaging, and creepy, story!
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  21. My Nursing License Is At Risk - Or Is It?
    I think the point was to show these nurses that it takes a very serious offense to lose your license , not missing a B12 injection. Even a serious med error probably wouldn't cause you to lose your...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  22. Would like some opinions/advice please?
    My husband almost went into respiratory failure when he quite smoking. It can be very dangerous and there is very little literature about it. Maybe your neighbor should just go to the ER , my husband...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: Pulmonary Nursing
  23. Be careful what you wish for on Halloween!
    Very creepy. It seems a lot of the old TB hospitals are haunted.
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What's your specialty?
    Geriatrics for me, that is all I want to do!
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. Is this what night shift really does to us?
    First of all, it took me a full two years to get used to the night shift, or maybe to forget it is not normal to feel like that... I don't know. Second, try and get off the night shift!! After...
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management