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BlueRidgeHomeRN specializes in Home Care, Hospice, OB.

Army Officer to Home Care Nurse

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  1. BlueRidgeHomeRN

    NCLEX: How many times is enough?

    sorry, i have switched over to the congressional record. go find a little friend to play with, dear...
  2. BlueRidgeHomeRN

    It's Hard to Live with a Nurse because....

    my husband says he'd just once like to hold hands without my taking his pulse, .....or.....tell me his back hurts without me asking him to rate the pain, decribe what makes it better/worse, and throwing ice packs on him while shoveling advil down his throat.:redbeathe
  3. per the cdc, vets are more heavily colonized than human healthcare personnel, but are rarely infected or symptomatic. at this point, pandora is out of the box, and we can only hope that doctors, especially pediatric docs, have enough backbone to stop handing out antibiotics and slow the progression of yet more and "badder" resistant bacteria that may make mrsa look like a rhinovirus.
  4. BlueRidgeHomeRN

    Hospital Scrubs on the Subway?

    ..and how many people wearing scrubs are nurses?? around here, its also techs, vets, vet techs, day care workers, cna's, ma's..etc. they are also popular gardening gear here in the warmer months. if a new yorker is worried about germs, i can think of a bunch of demographics that i'd be more concerned about than health care professionals.
  5. BlueRidgeHomeRN

    NCLEX: How many times is enough?

    you could always do a retrograde analysis to find the answer, after defining your parameters and definitions...or you could look back to the question posed by the op.
  6. BlueRidgeHomeRN

    NCLEX: How many times is enough?

    gee, i don't know. how many tries did you need?
  7. BlueRidgeHomeRN

    NCLEX: How many times is enough?

    yeah, well, that and having a 3.97 average, the clinical leadership award, and aggresively continuing my education (board certified in three, soon to be four areas) i make no apologies for busting my fanny to become and remain a good nurse.
  8. BlueRidgeHomeRN

    NCLEX: How many times is enough?

    that's very nice...and meaningless. has it changed their knowledge base or their ability to deal with highly stressful situations? at this point they have been out of nursing school for at least two years, losing their minimal skills. and "deemed competent" by the agency emplying them?? you are either joking or terribly sheltered. there are all sorts of agencies who would hire any primate with a pulse and "rn" after their name, give them no training, and turn them loose...
  9. BlueRidgeHomeRN

    NCLEX: How many times is enough?

    i'm not interested in being "in that person's shoes..". i am interested in the patient lying in the bed being cared for by miss or mr. passed-on-the-ninth-try, rn.
  10. BlueRidgeHomeRN

    MCC (FL) raises bar for nursing program.

    i can only applaud any means employed to increase knowledge in entry level programs. i continue to be taken aback by the shear number of threads about flunking the nclex multiple times! good grief!!! i graduated in 1991 and only one person in our class failed boards....and she wasn''t very bright or organized. what has happened that allows all these people to graduate without basic nursing knowledge??
  11. BlueRidgeHomeRN

    Nights or Days? What say you?

    love the atomosphere on nights, but can't do it physically. nights literally almost killed me, but i'm a bed by 9 up at 5 sorta farmer's hours person. depends on your biological clock..
  12. BlueRidgeHomeRN

    Hispanic patients

    yup..but these aren't "visitors"..
  13. BlueRidgeHomeRN

    Nurse as a Patient, treated badly, wanting to rant

    i had a horrible episode in my own hospital years ago which culminated in my signing out ama also. i was on the phone to the insurance company and my md the next morning at 0900, and sent a long letter to the vp of nursing, and cc'd everyone i could think of. within six weeks, the unit had a new manager and a bunch of new policies. (there wasn't a joint commission website back then.) if you don't report, how will they treat the next poor patient who doesn't know any better?????:argue:
  14. BlueRidgeHomeRN

    What is the best thing to put on diaper rash?

    another vote for air..i lined a playpen with newspaper and let the little guy hang out bare-bottomed for as long as possible. when one of mine got a nasty yeast rash (from my antibiotics) we had to layer a&d over nystatin for a month to get it cleared. poor kid looked like his butt had been scalded!
  15. i have never seen this in a staff rn's job description, nor have i ever written it into one as a manager. precepting is an additonal duty, and not all nurses are good at teaching....and mentoring is by definition voluntary.
  16. sadly, all it takes is one arrogant and unprepared student from the xyz school of nursing, and nurses don't want to work with any students from xyz. some nurses are awful to everyone, no doubt there, but even the nicest nurse gets put off by the bad apples in the group.

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