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RN4NICU has 15 years experience as a LPN, LVN.

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  1. Missing meds & I'm getting the blame

    The OP said it was a missing BOTTLE of lortab. All the hair follicle tests in the world would not prove she did not sell the pills. Proving she did not use the drug does not prove she did not divert. I'm absolutely not suggesting that she did, I'm...
  2. Can't sleep anymore!

    I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who has been through this. I worked night shift for 10 years - LOVED IT. Then, one day, it was like someone flipped a switch. I would get in bed by about 8 am and would wake up about 11 am and could not get bac...
  3. Going from a career in nursing to med school

    I guess the grass is always greener - many physicians I know have told me if they could do it over they would be NPs instead of going to med school. Not for nothing, unless you go for a high-dollar specialty, the money may not be quite as awesome a...
  4. No way. I would stay as far away from any career in healthcare as I could get.
  5. Over worked Nurses

    always true
  6. High contact sports and nursing?

    Legal and ethical issues? What kind of sport are we talking about here? Seriously, though, what you do on your own time (disclaimer: as long as you are not participating in some illegal activity) is really your business and no one else's. You are...
  7. how to read a nursing schedule/time shift

    The circled C likely indicates who is Charge for the shift
  8. Public Health and birth control

    It seems the OP has Plan B confused with RU-486
  9. Is this ever acceptable?

    Spoken like someone who's never worked in a NICU We never, ever waste blood. When drawing labs from a UAC/UVC, we always give the blood back. I was horrified the first time I saw a "big people" nurse waste 10 ml of blood! Some things depend on yo...
  10. I'm probably nuts for asking, but....

    Non-partisan nonsmoker
  11. Need advice from FNP or PNP Please

    That isn't a question that can just be answered as there is no "starting wage for NPs" - NPs all start out at different wages. It depends on what type of work you will be doing, call/rounds responsibilities, working hours, and the local market for N...
  12. A physican where I work called a patient a "FAT PIG!"

    Gastroenterology is a subspecialty of internal medicine. It is not a surgical specialty. Gastroenterologists (GI docs) do not perform abdominal surgeries. They do endooscopies, liver biopsy, polyp removal, and things like that, but not abdominal s...
  13. Get to OR as nurse or PA?

    PAs and NPs that work with a surgical group will sometimes first assist in surgery, close the wound, harvest the vein for bypass, assist with joint replacements, etc.
  14. Get to OR as nurse or PA?

    What do you want to do in the OR? You can work in the OR as a nurse, a PA, a nurse practitioner, a surgical technologist, a CRNA. They all have different roles, so the best path for you to take depends on what you want your role to be.
  15. Nursing Student

    I think you will be fine. I didn't take chemistry in HS and still did fine in college chemistry.