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  1. Medical Assistant as school nurse
    We don't even have a school nurse in our school district and the one nearby has one for the entire school district. I know this as a parent of an insulin diabetic child it was a royal pain in the...
    Feb 11
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. michigan Psych RN jobs??
    Kalamazoo area has lots of RN jobs. Everybody seems to be hiring right now. As far as psych nurse that might be a little more narrow, but I still think you will have no problem finding a job here. I...
    Feb 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Does Percocet make someone itch?
    I have Davis drug guide as part of Nursing Central app and it wasn't listed there. Can you recommend your favorite drug handbook.
    Jan 31
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. Does Percocet make someone itch?
    This is what I was thinking. I didn't think Motrin was going to cover this lady's pain. By telling her this the patient wanted me to list it as an allergy and not give her any more. I thought trying...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. Does Percocet make someone itch?
    I'm still a newer nurse, but the nurse that told me this is also a newer nurse so just wondering if itching is a common side effect of Percocet. I had a patient the other night that was itching...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. First job as a new grad RN
    I say take the job. It's experience and a paycheck. In 6 months to a year start applying to the hospitals again. I have been working LTC/skilled rehab for the past 6 months and just started applying...
    Jan 26
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. How do you get out of the room politely?
    I usually say something like "I'm in the middle of my medication pass right now. I'm going to come back around later to catch up with you. Are you having any pain right now? Is there anything I can...
    Jan 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Fitness Nursing
    I interviewed someone in my area when I was working on a project for school that did something similar. She started her own business and she works as a consultant for corporate health & wellness...
    Jan 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. How long should one grieve after losing job?
    Do you have any idea how many new nurses this happens to? Me, for one. I didn't make it past 6 weeks at my first job. I'm still not quite to the year mark as a nurse, but I decided to take a break...
    Jan 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Feeling clueless
    Well, I was hesitant to vote because I feel the same exact way! I hate it. I keep thinking I need to redo school, but the thing is I *DO* remember what I learned in school for the most part. It's...
    Jan 5
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Which way to go?
    Okay, I'm confused as to whether you are currently an LPN or currently in LPN school? Can you clarify that please? From reading your post it sounds like your biggest problem is indecisiveness and...
    Jan 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Cya basics
    1. Don't just document in the chart. Call people and notify them of the condition or put it in the doctors book. Call your DON and docs on call and document in your charting that you called them....
    Jan 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Distant heart sounds?
    So I bought a spiffy new stethoscope and was testing it out last night because I really struggle sometimes hearing lung sounds. I was so happy with my purchase I could hear lung sounds clear as a...
    Dec 19, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. We were all wrong about nursing home nurses
    I agree and the idea that this attitude is not found on AN is hogwash. You can go search through the threads here (particularly on the LTC forum) and see there are plenty of nurses that think LTC is...
    Dec 17, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. WGU Prerequisites for BSN Prelicensure(Need Help deciding what to take)
    I would CLEP humanities and growth and development. The humanities one you'll really have to study for if you've never done any humanities, but I used SpeedyPrep to CLEP both of those classes and WGU...
    Dec 16, '15
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  16. Getting a head start
    I agree with TheCommuter you really can't study ahead for any of the classes. What you could do though is see if there are any gen ed classes that you would need and start working on knocking those...
    Dec 8, '15
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  17. Night shift for new grads.
    Here's what I do that's working for me. I have a 1 year old that naps every day at noon until like 3pm. So every day whether I work or not I take a nap between noon and 3. I work from 6p -6a or 11-7....
    Dec 7, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Can you recommend a medication?
    Um the people you work with obviously haven't been taught SBAR - Situation, Background, Assessment and Recommendation (SBAR) technique. I'd get them some reference material on that. Here's a link for...
    Dec 4, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. Want to move from LTC/skilled rehab to subacute/inpatient rehab
    Thanks. I'm going to have to get just a little more time under my belt for either of those certifications. I was aware of the CRRN, but was not aware of the stroke certification one. I just feel like...
    Dec 4, '15
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  20. Want to move from LTC/skilled rehab to subacute/inpatient rehab
    If you wanted to make a move to inpatient rehab nursing from LTC/skilled rehab what things would you recommend to spruce up your resume and make you a more viable candidate? I was already planning on...
    Dec 2, '15
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  21. Plantar fasciitis, just curious have you had it?
    Tried 4 different shoes and a couple orthotics before giving in and finally heading in to a podiatrist. I am currently wearing a removable air boot/fracture boot and done spending money on new shoes....
    Nov 28, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Plantar fasciitis, just curious have you had it?
    I've been a runner for years and never had an injury. I've developed PF actually noticed it after 3 13 hour shifts in a row with no break working LTC and it hasn't gotten better since. It may be a...
    Nov 28, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Licensing Dept in MI
    I don't think you can speed them up. Believe me I called and you get not much from them. All they seemed to do was look up the same info that I could look up online by myself and repeat it to me....
    Nov 28, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Does your facility have 12 hour shifts or 8 hour shifts?
    Most of the places I go to have both, but some only have 8. I like to work 12s whenever I can.
    Nov 27, '15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Call bells
    Um, no. I think they actually ignored her, but an ambulance sure did when I called them and said I agreed with her that a trip to the hospital might be a good idea. I got a 4 hour break from the call...
    Nov 22, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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