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cherryames1949 has 27 years experience and specializes in Oncology&Homecare.

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  1. Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired: Sleeping on duty

    I worked 12 hour night shifts in an oncology hospital while in my 30's. We only got paid for 12 hours. No overtime! I never ever left on time. Driving home was dangerous and it was only by the grace of God that I wasn't killed behind the wheel. More ...
  2. Visitors/family with bad odors

    I agree with the above suggestions. It cannot be healthy for any of you!
  3. Centimeters Away From Brain Death

    I just finished wiping the tears off my face. Isn't it nice to have a victory? So many times it doesn't work out that way. It's such a great feeling!
  4. Why I Cannot Sleep

    As long as healthcare is "for profit" these horrors will continue to happen. Corporate greed, not death panels, should be our fear. As long as these facilities are understaffed,neglect will persist and good caregivers will cry all the way home becaus...
  5. The Top 10 Things I Loved About Nursing

    Viva, I agree with you. I still love my job and I'm grateful that at 64 I am still able to do it. Cherry Ames was my inspiration as a child but in my profession it has been my fellow RNs and patients that keep me motivated. I'm never bored. You have...
  6. Hanging It Up

    Merry Christmas Viva. Here's wishing you all of the best as you embark on your new adventure. Best of luck in the New Year and beyond. I hope you know that you are a treasure!
  7. Received my 3rd rejection today.

    Do not give up your dream! These rejections will make your success all the sweeter. I agree with those that are advising you to think outside the box. There is a way forward for you.
  8. I can't believe the MD did that

    I live in fear of a doctor like this. We need nurse advocates but we also need a nursing administration that supports them. Nurses are expected to advocate on the patient's behalf but are often in danger of recriminations. In this economic climate lo...
  9. How much is too much?

    I would never make it through nursing school today! Don't give up! It may be hard but it's worth it.
  10. Is it covered under Obamacare? - Cartoon Contest Winner

    I moved south 20 years ago and it still has me shaking my head! People here will vote against their own self interest. Obama care is only the beginning of reform. It will take many years to catch up with Western Europe.
  11. Six weeks out - never been so happy

    Best of luck in your new job. You will never regret your decision to leave a job that was robbing you of the life you deserve!
  12. Quo Vadis?

    Viva, I was so sorry to read this article. You are obviously in distress. You are a bright, talented, can do nurse. I think that the universe and your body are sending you a message. Enough is enough. I don't have to tell you that stress can kill. I ...
  13. Always thank your nurse...

    Truer words were never spoken!
  14. ADN plus a previous 4 year degree

    It certainly can't hurt!
  15. Wish me luck!!

    I congratulate you for jumping at an opportunity for a complete change. It is a good thing to challenge yourself. Good luck!?