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  1. Here is a question for all you LTC nurses. I recently encountered a situation as to where the spouse and power of attorney for health care of a patient was very adamant that she did not what her husband on the medication Depakote. He was prescribed t...
  2. Nursing judgment

    Thanks everyone! I really appreciate your feed back and support:)
  3. Nursing judgment

    This patient was not currently on hospice care but both him and the family have been undecided I believe for many months as to admitting him to comfort or hospice care.
  4. Nursing judgment

    I am not sure why this is bothering me so much but maybe other fellow nurses can give me another perspective on the situation. I am a part time night shift nurse and in charge of 2 floors with over 100 patients during my shift. I recently encountered...
  5. I Will Never Call Myself Just an LPN anymore!

    I am currently working as a RN. I had 7 years of prior experience as a LPN and 20 as a CNA. I would consider LPN's an invaluable asset to the nursing field. I am a floor nurse of 100+ patients on the night shift with no one but myself to fall back on...
  6. What would you have said to this CNA

    In all honesty, I think that your reason for your not taking break sooner is totally irrelevant to the situation. I think the issue at hand is that this CNA not only acted in a totally inappropriate manor, was insubordinate and very unprofessional. I...
  7. The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In!

    Hello, 45 year old male RN here........I was the only male student in all of my clinicals during nursing school....was a bit intimidated but made it through:)
  8. Wondering why I didn't get hired...

    I don't think I can post not being a premium member but wonder if anyone has any similar experiences or input to my situation. I have been working for a state veterans home for 22 plus years. I was a CNA for 16 and a lpn for 5. I recently became a Rn...
  9. Nclex 75 questions: Passed or failed?

    You weren't sure with some of the questions? What is wrong with you....you are suppose to feel like you knew them all!!! Seriously, I can say with much certainty that you most likely passed. Mine also shut off at 75 and I truly felt as if I really kn...
  10. How about.........I really don't care if you take these pills or not....I am a nurse and am directed to follow the doctor's orders, but if it was me I probably wouldn't take them either because I hate pills.
  11. I read all of this and remember back to my 3rd semester clinical instructor that "made" me feel as if I wasn't cut out for nursing even after I had been in it for 20 plus years. I have recently become a RN and have frequently been questioning if I st...
  12. Need your help - trying to change school policy

    I recently graduated from an ADN program in which the college required a solid 80% in order to pass. This was the standard basicaly through all the nursing classes. the over-all sucess rate for graduates that pass the state boards is somewhere around...
  13. Something I wanted to add that one of my instructors said to me and it has stuck in my head ever since. Putting aside working with every discipline in the nursing process, ask yourself if you are treating your patients as you would treat a guest in y...
  14. Need job advice... PLEASE!

    First of all, I want to congratulate you on your accomplishments. I have recently become a RN after years of hard work and I commend you for what you have done. I can certainly empathize with your situation as I was in a similar one many years back. ...
  15. I can relate to alot of what is being said. I was a CNA for 20 years, a medication assistant for 1 year, a lpn for 5 and have recently become a RN. I think that the old verbage about "walking a miles in someone else's shoes" says more than most peopl...