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  1. Cubby

    NCLEX Pass Rates in OK

    God forbid you should learn something from a LTC facility. Everyone knows that LTC nurses don't know a thing :angryfire :angryfire
  2. For about two years after I got out of school I was petrified about IVs-I looked for jobs where there would be the least amount of starting and maintaing IVs. Finally my dear husband said to me one day-"Junkies can start IVs" I got over my apprehension and started really trying-practice makes perfect (almost). If a junkie can do it-By God so can I. You will get there, I promise. Just don't quit.
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    Puerto Rico anyone?

    My husband and I are thinking of moving to Puerto Rico late next year. We are just now beginning to investigate our newest hairbrained idea, so if anyone has any info we would appreciate it. Housing costs, jobs (only want to work a couple of days a week). Things of that nature. Thank you in advance for any help. We gotta get out of this place!!
  4. Cubby

    Real 911 calls.....

    Sounds like we have a bit too much chlorine!!! :chuckle
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    Your first example sounded like my behavior prior to getting "SOBER" I know there are a lot of chemically dependant nurses-maybe that is the source of some of these problems!??
  6. Cubby

    Recovering RN seeking to re-enter practice

    I know-first hand how hard beating an addiction is. Now that you have started on the right path, the right decisions will be easier to make. I am so proud of anyone who can beat something like this. I have clean and sober for 4 years now, and I know if I can...anyone can. Best of luck. Your on the right path. :)
  7. Cubby

    Classmates that leech

    No one will be able to take their Boards for them! They get to do that one all on their own. Then you will find out. Cut 'em loose
  8. Cubby

    What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    It was the middle of the Month of April 1995. I was working at a LTC facility, and had gone outside to smoke a cigarette with a coworker. Being the middle of April in Oklahoma you tend to see some strange cloud formations. My friend and I saw these clouds that looked like the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and they were headed toward OKCity. We thought nothing about it except it was a very strange cloud formation. The 19th of April (which was about 3-4 days later) we had the bombing of our Federal Building. Coincidence? I don't know. But like my heading says-this is the first time I have ever told anyone except my husband. I don't know if Sharlene told anyone or not. I'm not sure if any one would believe me or not!
  9. Cubby

    Distance Learning ?

    I have thought about continuing my education on-line. I am currently an ADRN, and am wanting to get my BSN or go another route to get my Bachelors Degree. Has anyone had any experience with Phoenix? They seem a bit pricey to me, but I know nothing about Long Distance Learning. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
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    Nurse doing cocaine HELP

    You stated yourself, you know what you need to do. I know that when I am up against something like this, the decision that is the most difficult for you to do-is the right thing to do. Follow your conscience-you know what you need to do. It is never easy, but the patients deserve an unimpaired professional to take care of them. Hope everthing comes out ok for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  11. If only I could remember them all. All I can say is-a call light in the hands of an Alzheimer's patient is both a source of joy and endless frustration! Use your imagination :rotfl: :balloons:
  12. Cubby

    Care Plans an Exercise in FUTILITY??????

    I have worked LTC for most of my career (close to 34 years) and the ONLY time I see a care plan is when I have to update them. They have no useful purpose as far as I can tell. I know my residents well enough to be able to treat what ever is going on with them without a care plan. Phooey on care plans. :angryfire
  13. Cubby

    Understanding Alzheimer's

    Thank you for your sentiment. I have always felt that however "Out-There" they seem to you, that is their reality. I am not going to be the one who says it isn't. You have to accept these gentle souls as they are and TRY to get their attention focused on something besides what they are obsessing about at that time. It does no one any good to try to reorient them,they are oriented, only in their world.
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    Cute Groaner

    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: My favorite form of comedy is the ever so humble pun,that was funny. Thanks for the laugh.
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    Thank you for the post. All this **** about Janet jackson's boob, and in the meantime we have fat disgusting men running around without their shirts. That should be illegal!!
  16. Cubby

    Why al the negativity in LTC???

    I work 2:30-11:00pm. Just as I am getting ready for work, everyday-it is the same thing "Elder Abuse" commercials back to back. If we really could 'Kill all the lawyers' things might improve. I have worked in LTC for 33 years and in all that time, I have worked in ONE home that was deplorable. The rest of them have had their problems, but none of the others would ever tolerate abuse in any form. I HATE LAWYERS. :angryfire :angryfire

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