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  1. Hostile work environment - Violent Doctor
    Actually this doesn't happen as much as it use to. Drs throwing instruments etc. I use to hear a lot of stories. One story I will share as I was there, we had a urologist who would verbally abuse...
    Feb 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. 46 year old new nurse - Should I get a BSN?
    I think you are going to find differences in many states for awhile. I will say that here in Dallas at Baylor they will not hire anyone who doesn't have a BSN...I have a friend who graduated about 3...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  3. How to Find My Passion - Which Specialty is Right for Me?
    This is something so very needed so I wish you well to get there. I have been a Nurse almost now 39 yrs and Dr.s are terrible at giving the true story of a code and what happens. I am very much...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  4. We were all wrong about nursing home nurses
    I have never thought of Nurses in Nursing homes as anything other. As an LVN(38 yrs) who has worked about 7 of mine in Nursing Homes I know that they look for very versatile nurses. A little...
    Jan 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Should I take the HUGE paycut to switch from ICU to a clinic?
    I think this is the absolute solution. You will be much happier and still stay up in ICU. If you can afford the cut see if your clinic will give you a 2 dollar higher salary. If not it is still a...
    Dec 4, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. The holidays and legal issues
    I will say do what you do best. I am also not politically correct and am so over that. Say your Merry Christmas. If you know of any Jewish add Happy Hanukkah. As to baked good stick to chocolate...
    Dec 4, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Gave 2wk notice, then taken off the schedule early... Really?!!
    I will tell you a little FYI to always keep in mind......If you have another job opportunity to take and you let them know you need a 2 wks notice, Make sure they also know if they let you go...
    Dec 4, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. Hourly Rounding--pushing back
    Hr Rounding!(Worthless,interrupts pt.care,doing your job in a timely manner). 38 yrs. as a nurse. After I learned to organize I would go in q2h to check my pts. This I did faithfully barring in a...
    Dec 4, '15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. I fear for the future of Nursing
    My unit ended up losing quite a few nurses, which prompted management to hold some meetings with us to find out why nurses were so unhappy. Since they've implemented some new changes things have...
    Dec 2, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. 2015 Current LPN Pay
    FYI NYC is one of the highest Cost of living in the Country.
    Dec 1, '15
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. I want to be a nurse with a 9-5 job w/ weekends and holidays off
    I looked this up and they seem to want a BSN.....I am in Texas.:o))
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  12. I want to be a nurse with a 9-5 job w/ weekends and holidays off
    Sounds like cheap skates!
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  13. Doctors disrespect Male nurses.
    I think it is mostly the personality of the Dr. The different culture of many of the foreign Dr. are reserved. It takes a long time to get warmed up by them. I don't think that any Dr has a...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  14. Wrote up a CNA, but I was the one who got the boot!
    In a NH the CNA is the backbone of the group. Hopefully you will have a good group. One thing that always worked with me is to praise your girls/guys as much as possible and help them when they...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Home Health RNs: mileage reimbursement?
    LOL yes on this I agree get milage up front!!!!..when I was doing full time HH I put 12-16,000 a/yr on mine and just take ALL of it off at the end of the yr.
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. Home Health RNs: mileage reimbursement?
    You also have one other option. Negotiate your salary with 1/200.00 more than offered to cover monthly expenses. I was doing home heath for the 5/9 yrs here in Dallas. I am an "agency nurse,travel...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  17. Help!! What's wrong with my resume?
    Ok if you would like to contact me I will give you a sample of my resume.....Yours is like mine was. For 30+ yrs I used mine but finally got called on it by a recruiting outfit and how the employees...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. My Breaking Point!
    I am a 35 yr LVN and have worked 6/8 yrs in NH. One thing I have never doubted is the CNAs are very over worked. They are also the backbone of any Hospital/Nursing Home. You will find burned out...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. Hospital bullying?
    Oh my could I tell you some stories on this subject. Have no fear there is a silver lining!. I am an LVN for 35 yrs. Approx. 30 yrs were spent in the hospitals at various times. I have done...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. salary of RN-BSN/MSN
    It sounds like you need to leave Georgia. I truly did not know they paid that badly. They start LVNs with experience out with more than that here. Agency is another option but it sounds like poor...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  21. I've made medication error and my mind and confidence is completely shot.
    It's good that you bit the bullet and then learn from any mistakes.... I have done mostly hospital my 35 yrs as an LVN. I have done Clinic on an off over the yrs with Immunization,allergy etc. But...
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. Floating? I need your comments!
    LOL that's funny to still see that attitude. I know when I was full time before going agency you had on occasion someone like that where you worked. The majority of the time we are thankful that...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. NPO for surgery
    That being said, I was a patient recently and was waiting in pre-op when I heard quite the commotion (well not really commotion but discussion between multiple people for a while), an older man's...
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. Did I do the wrong thing by holding my residents coumadin dose?
    This is where nursing judgement comes in. Standard protocol for INR is 2-3- no change. The Dr always has a protocol. Do you not have a copy of that? If you do not, have him send you a copy. This...
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. Fired for writing a nursing order?
    I hope you have a job all lined up before you move out to Ca. I just came back from there on a VA Contract after 11 mos.(LVN). I would not want to be out there with no income for very long. For...
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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