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Roll Call - Who's Been Around the Longest and Your Accomplishments

Our staff was discussing you, our members. While we all like to remain anonymous, we are all proud of our accomplishments. We'd like to do a roll call of honor. Who has been on AN the longest? Who...

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Administer OTC medications or No?

Good Day All! I'm a couple of weeks into working at a private school and I noticed the previous nurse gave OTC medications if the parents signed a form giving permission to administer. The form...

26 replies
BluebellRN's avatar

Bathroom Breaks

Sprinkle some wisdom on me wise school nurses! I had a parent contact me because the teacher is limiting them to one bathroom break a day. Poor kid ended up having an accident due to this policy,...

14 replies
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Terminated from my PerDiem Job... Need to vent

So, when I left my last job (FT at an outpatient specialty clinic), I was asked by my supervisor if I would like to stay on per-diem. I made it clear to them that I would, but that I would have...

15 replies
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Blood Drive

Has anybody hosted a blood drive at your school? If so, what was your experience? What is expected of the host site/leader? Would you do it again? Pros/cons of taking the lead role? Any feedback...

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Nurse Beth
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Is this a wise plan?

Dear Nurse Beth, I'm a nursing student halfway done with a BSN program. I live in New York State and was wondering what is known about challenging the LPN exam in NYS during a nursing program. I...

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Dealing with quadras

Hey reader! Question: So, I'm working at a ventilation/rehab/LTC and of our daily census, I can only think of two quadriplegics. In my experience as a CNA, they are VERY bossy IF they're alert and...

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First Job: Rehab or Homecare

Hello Everyone, I have applied to several jobs, but the only ones contacting me back are rehabs and homecare. I am an entry level nurse, meaning this will be my first job as nurse. Most hospital...

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Diastat on field trips

Looking for your thoughts on a recent debate in my district. Thanks for any insight!! If a student has diastat ordered to be given in case of a seizure lasting >5 minutes, do you send this on a...

13 replies
themurse133's avatar

Blazer to a nurse extern interview?

Interview tomorrow at a surgical hospital for a nurse extern position. Do y'all think it's necessary to wear a jacket to an interview for this type of position? The HR coordinator said it would be a...

10 replies
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Advice for changing my major. Leaving nursing?

Hey everyone, I am applying to NS, but I didn't look at my other options before I dove into this major 100%. The human mind and human behavior interest me way more than any of this pharm, physiology,...

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emnicole's avatar

Cared for MRSA patient without PPE

Hi everyone, I'm a student nurse on my first placement at a hospital so hoping I'm just stressing over nothing and someone can put my mind at ease about this! I was on afternoon shift today...

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Rdsrn's avatar

Board hearing

How long did it take before you heard anything from board. I was fired for diverting meds in Sept. I have entered monitoring on my own. I have recieved letters from attorney general and know they...

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what would you do - meds w/o labels

scenario: a student brings in a wrapped/sealed med from home, but it's not in original packaging (like zofran, some ADHD medications, and even EPI pens, for example). consent is signed... what would...

26 replies
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Favoritism among staff

Any advice on dealing with favoritism among staff? Especially if it's causing a near hostile work environment...?

8 replies
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new night shift nurse always tired on days off

I am a new grad nurse who is working on the night shift for about a month. I love night shift and prefer it as opposed to day shift. When I am working, I do not feel tired. I also have no problem...

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MomtaRN2B2020's avatar

Am I In or Nah??

Hello Everyone I need your opinions on this letter I received from my nursing school of choice. I need honest feedback because I don't know if it means I am accepted contingent on my grades at the...

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stephrooth's avatar

Being the ONLY medical personnel

How do you feel? I feel anxious everyday. Though, there is an on call doctor I always feel I'm the only one responsible if something happens

8 replies
Glitternurse's avatar

work nightmare

I just need to share with those that understand. I am in California, as you know the state has a couple of big fires burning. I am several hours from the fire nearest fire, but it is extremely smoky,...

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Positive UDS

I tested positive for alcohol. Had a phone conversation with my case manager which was extremely negative. I was trying to be adult about it and own up to my mistake. I was met with her berating on...

8 replies

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