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    I just want to thank you hospice nurses for all you do. My spouse recently passed away after a long battle with cancer. As hard as it is, it would have been much tougher without the support of the hospice team. I was assisted along the way with getting everything prepared in advance. I cannot imagine getting thru it all without the help. Thanks to all of you from all of us you've cared for along the way.
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    Jean Watson Caring Science

    My school used Watson's carative factors too. It did encourage us to look at our patients as people and not just disease processes; and to realize our priorities were not necessarily those of the people we cared for. Now, having said that, as seniors we HAD to go listen to her live and she did seem a little airy-fairy much of the talk.
  3. Seems like we are good at lip service about caring for kids and the elderly but unfortunately we seem to fall short on actually delivering many times.
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    HELP...2 wks left of orientation and I'm still SO slow!!!

    Make yourself a to-do list and follow it; make sure you prioritize things on the list. And THE most important piece of advice I can give you is to learn to do it right, then learn to do it fast.
  5. 3 weeks. Hired at a SNF that sounded good...but wasn't. Phones turned off because of unpaid bills, no supplies for the same reason. I could go on; I gave my notice 3 days after I started. Never looked back.
  6. Took a class on death and dying in nursing school and read several of Kubler-Ross' books. They were very informative.
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    How far did you or are commuting to and from work/school?

    I drove 85 miles, one way, 5 days a week for 4 years including summers to earn my degree. Now I wonder how I did it but at the time I just did what I had to do to get where I wanted to go. Now I grumble if I have to drive over 10-15 miles to work. Go figure.
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    What color do you wear?

    Eggplant, dark purple here. I am sick of it; anyone in any color scrubs is thought to be a nurse by most of my patients.
  9. llg made a really great observation. I am a pre-computer, msg board nurse. We did indeed work together. My class consisted of 17 students. We didn't all like each other but we helped each other out, watched each other's backs, studied together, laughed and cried together. And learned alot from each other as well.
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    Hugs to you floor nurses

    sarjasy, I very much understand how the OP felt. And this IS the place to vent. Only those of us in the trenches really understand the stress and frustration that goes with working med-surg. If our vents have you so incensed, then scroll on to more pleasant posts.
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    The Problem with Nursing

    Will this be another new nurse who doesn't know what she doesn't know ? Just my casual observation.
  12. I voted yes. Yes it will cost, but because I have health insurance it already costs me. I { my insurance carrier } am charged more because I AM covered. Easy to look the other way unless you are one who cannot afford coverage and make too much for Medicaid. If we don't do something this healthcare burden will break our backs but I admit I am worried about how the costs will be spread out.
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    To the RN I just had hospital orientation with today....

    Just the tech Please lose the word " just ". CNAs are just as vital to patient care as nurses. I too worked as a CNA while in school and worked with nurses who looked down their noses at CNAs; and then and there I decided that that would NOT be the way I conducted my nursing practice. You can learn from everyone; in this case you have learned to respect and appreciate the entire team.
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    Pay Scales

    Where's this sit at a desk job ?? Count me in !! Seriously, there are times we get paid for what we know. And ultimately the CNAs are always working under some nurse's license.
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    SO am I the only one who loves LTC?

    I love my elders too. Right now I'm back in med/surg but make it known that I will always be glad to take the older, confused, fragile ones. I miss LTC just no job in a decent one open at the moment.