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  1. Professional Continuous Glucose Monitoring in office
    Our clinic has started the in-office CGM. At this point we have not actually purchased a CGM setup, we still have a rep bring in the equipment and he loans the sensors to our pt's for a few days. ...
    May 26, '14
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  2. The 4-Generation Gap in Nursing
    I agree that it is a good article and can be useful information to have when trying to understand people. However, it is also important to remember that not everyone fit's into their generation as...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  3. things said wrong that drive you crazy
    "The Walmart language" makes me cringe every time I hear it. Some of the worst ones for me personally, not nursing related, are the following... "I seen that on the TV" or "I got my hair did."
    Nov 3, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. Pre employment drug testing in Washington state. Urine or hair test?? Providence.
    Providence requires a urine test where I work.
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  5. Is this uniform appropriate?
    My husband wears tactical pants and a polo for his job. I feel he looks professional and his clothing is functional for him. So if you employer has no dress code excluding the pants, I say be...
    Jun 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  6. From PEDs private duty to PEDs in the hospital?
    I moved from Peds PD to Peds in a hospital. Had to have a lot of patience, it took 2.5 years, but I got there. A friend of mine was able to land a job in a children's hospital in a much shorter...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  7. Name your favorite scrub top/pants!
    I love Koi tops and bottoms :)
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  8. Endorsement from TX to WA... Need advice
    Below is the web address to the application page for the Washington State DOH Nursing Commission. I didn't see anything about a refresher course but I only briefly skimmed the information. If you...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  9. No one bothered to call me before my shift
    Well, that stinks. I never went to a home when the client wasn't there, but there were times where I had to call the agency because I knew the client had been in the hospital and no one had called...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  10. How old is too old?
    Go for it! There was an article recently about a nurse who finally retired in her 90's or something similar that made my jaw hit the keyboard lol. So you potentially have 30 or 40 more years...
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. Night shift syndrome
    It may not be for everybody, but running a couple miles 4x/wk has helped me feel almost normal again. Plus I completely cut out caffeine which helps me sleep better in addition to the black out...
    Dec 30, '11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management
  12. Any other WSU College of Nursing Applicants for Fall 2011 out there?
    Congrats on your interview! :yeah: It's been a few years now so I can't remember too many of the specifics. I know they asked me why nursing and one about a confrontation I've had and how I...
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  13. How much did you owe in loans after earning your BSN?
    In-state public university. Total loan debt... zero. :) I had a couple scholarships, worked part time during school and full time during breaks and my family was able to help me out a bit. But I...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Pinning up long hair
    Mine is always in a bun for all of the reasons previous posters mentioned, but mostly because I work with infants to toddlers and any loose hair loves to wrap around those little fingers. Ouch!
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Funniest post op patient: Wish all were like her!
    Was just thinking the same thing :lol2:
    Sep 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. How did you find out about
    Pretty much sums it up for me as well :)
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Feeling Burned Out & Unappreciated!- What else is new?
    Holy c***! I'm exhausted just by reading your post...
    Sep 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Parents - was nursing school worth it?
    I personally am not a parent, but I remember my mom going back to school when I was 12 or so. At the time it was hard because it was a lot of work for her as a single parent and it meant sacrifices...
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Should I renew?
    Will you need it when you're working on your masters? It's probably in your best interest to renew it IMO. Congrats on baby :)
    Aug 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What is your favorite specialty and why?
    Pediatrics. Love peds ER, but anything with kids and I'm happy :heartbeat
    Aug 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Washington State License
    That's the WA license.
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  22. NCLEX help with drug classes and what we need to know
    In a nut shell. The NCLEX is a computer adaptive test. Meaning that everyone gets a minimum of 75 random questions and based on how well you do, the computer decides whether or not you need more...
    Jul 8, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. The "dirty" side of nursing...
    Yes, but some things take longer than others to get used too. And you may find that some things you will never be 100% ok with :spin:
    Jun 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Getting Sick at Work
    Not as a nurse, but I did end up in the ER after an allergic reaction to what I ate during my brake. It was not really how I wanted to spend my New Year's Eve lol
    May 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. This is for all you Trauma/ER-ED Nurses
    Me. Never. Not once. My husband however, a non-healthcare person of any kind, has been in more trauma situations than I can count. I've met one person who's life he saved and I know he's been at...
    Apr 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion