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Liddle Noodnik

Alzheimer's, Geriatrics, Chem. Dep.
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Liddle Noodnik has 30 years experience and specializes in Alzheimer's, Geriatrics, Chem. Dep..

RN, writer, div. mom of adult child

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    Brian Short News

    I did have the privilege to meet Brian in person a few years ago; a sweet man. And he has done so much for our community. My condolences to everyone who loved him
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    We'll Have A Farting Contest If You Let Me Put An IV In You.

    LOVE IT!
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    Finally able to tell my son "yes"

    that is so great! A double reward!
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    Lpn or RN

    It IS crazymaking. And not knowing the staff it can make it feel like a huge responsibility! Ultimately we SHOULD be looking at all our patients. I remember working in a hospital where I had a nurse assigned to a patient of mine, I was charge nurse. Back then LPN's could do their own IV's and I trusted this nurse to monitor his IV - lo and behold at the end of shift he calls me to come look at a patient, and the guy's arm is HUGE from infiltrating. I felt so horrible! Like you are saying, you can't be everywhere at once. But I could just about have shot myself after this happened. After a while of course you will get to know which staff you can trust and which need a little extra monitoring. You still have to keep an eye on all your residents but you'll be more confident about who will be the best pair of eyes and hands for you. Welcome to allnurses and keep posting!
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    Buying Books!

    Hi, welcome to allnurses! hope you find what you need! Just make sure that the books you buy are the same as what you would use, programs are notorious for changing the book list.
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    frustrated with transition to icu

    That is a HUGE lot of change in one bite. I wonder if 2 months was enough. This doesn't say anything about you being a good nurse or having skills, this is just saying you have had a lot of changes that are not easy to just jump into. how is your relationship w/ the charge nurse or nurse manager? Do you think you could share some of what you've said here and ask for more orientation/preceptorship? In my experience orientation is often rushed and there is a sink-or-swim feeling. Or is there a particular nurse you feel comfortable talking to there? Do you need some validation or encouragement as to how you're doing? You don't necessarily need to "move backwards" but I can see why that might be a temptation. Venting is DEFINITELY necessary and I'm glad you found a safe place to do it. Keep posting, would love to see how things are going. In any event don't give up - and I'm glad you know that you're not a bad nurse. It's just a big change that anyone else would be struggling w/, not just you.
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    "For Profit" MSN Programs

    Hi icunurse, wanted to say hi and welcome to allnurses! I am not familiar w/ the topic but it's a good question, try Search Results for for profit msn programs. You can search any question by clicking the button at the top right of the screen. Good luck!
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    Chamberlin Online FNP Program

    Hope you get some good responses! Wanted to say hi and welcome you to allnurses. I did a search (see the search button top right of the page), see if these results will help! Good luck! Search Results for chamberlin fnp online
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    Capital regional memorial center in Tallahassee

    Welcome to allnurses! Wow I am envious of you, just starting out :) Hope you get some good responses, if you don't, try some of the other forums or do a search on the site (see the search "button" top right?) good luck!
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    Methegine and migraines

    Must be awful for her!! I am not familiar w/ the meds but I hope they find what works. Meanwhile welcome to allnurses and keep posting!
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    Favorite patients...

    Do you mean in general, or home health related? One of my favs was a lady in a nursing home. She called herself "Kathleen the Irish Queen." She had some form of dementia, so every time you'd see her, she'd have forgotten all your interactions in the past. We had worked together several times. But she'd introduce herself by that moniker. She'd try to make people feel at home, smiling and welcoming whoever passed by. You could not help but feel loved, I know that wasn't HER job but mine, but I still enjoyed her tremendously! Welcome to Allnurses, by the way!
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    Southwest TN CC Fall 2015 Applicants

    I'm not familiar with it but I hope you get some good responses! Sounds exciting! Just wanted to say hi and welcome to allnurses!
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    Quinnipiac accelerated nursing 2015

    Sounds exciting! I am not familiar with it but hopefully you will get some good responses. Just wanted to welcome you to Allnurses!
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    Any MS-RN's willing to share their job searching experience?

    Hi, welcome to allnurses! I would wonder too. I guess I'd go by the curriculum and also job descriptions. Depending on what you want to do. I have thought about it myself. (Not much help, am I?) Good luck!
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    UNC DNP 2015

    Hi, welcome to allnurses, I don't know anything about it, but I wonder if these search results will help in some way: Search Results for UNC-Chapel Hill BSN-DNP
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    Honoring a nurse in my new book - deadline extended to Jan. 2

    how is it coming along? excited for you, I have always wanted to write! I've been out of the field for a while and haven't any names for you. Will write if I come up with someone. Welcome to allnurses!