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  1. What do we do with an "Imperfect" nurse?

    I don't think tthat there is a perfect nurse and we all do make mistakes-you just get caught doing them.And that you feel terrible about them just shows that you are taking responsibilities for them and ,as you said ,learn from them so you won't do t...
  2. BSN vs. ADN

    I see you must have a lot of problems in the states,in germany it is a little different.I went to school for three years (just like every other nurse)and after I passed the test I am a RN and I am able to work anywhere in Germany if I want I can get ...
  3. Artificial fingernails

    I think if you follow the direction to right washing and desinfection of the hands there is little chance for you to give pts a n infection . If you like to wear your nails a little longer(real or not) make sure you keep them clean and scrub them. If...
  4. Difficult patients and families

    You truely hit a nerv with this topic.I guess we all had pt/families that behave badly,sometimes I think there must be a flyer at the Main Entrence saying:'Leave your good manners at home , if you have it with you make sure not to use it!' But for re...
  5. What is the difference

    Thanks for the answer,it helped me a lot.Over here the training do not differ that much. I went to Nursing School for 3 years,which includes school and training on the job,after 3 years I had to pass an Exam devided into three parts- tests in Writing...
  6. What is the difference

    Could somebody explain the differench in the titles of nurses in the States(i.e.RN,LN,...).I am from Germany and a Nurse,but we don't have this different titles in Germany a Nurse is a Nurse and does everything.How is that in the States? I know from ...
  7. What is the difference?

    I am a German Nurse and we don't have this difference in Nurses like you have in USA(i.e. RN,LN...)Could somebody explain the difference to me and what all different nurses you have in the States?It is kind of confusing for me to know what the differ...
  8. I have to agree with the nurses that said they don't have enough time to safly care for their patient,because nine time out of ten you don't. I have to admit so that ever since I am working on a Stroke/Neuro. ICU things got a little better,usually I ...
  9. Professionalism and Education

    I thought the nurses in the US are viewed as more professionals then they are over here in Germany,but I guess I was way off! Over here we have the same problem and we are fighting the same thing,to get viewed as a profession not as a better waitress...
  10. What they did not teach in nursing school.

    Never try to take a patient to the bathroom if he/she says I'm dizzy without checking the RR,they might be telling the truth instead of being lazy-I learned the hard way, the patient fainted in the wheelchair and took a weez on my leg with which I wa...
  11. A day off

    I too agree with the others-my day off is my day off,and I truely believe if you want to be an afffective nurse and take care of patients you need to take care of yourself and have to have your Off-days.I work in Germany and have to say we are too ca...
  12. Hi everybody, I'm a nurse with a german nursing degree and i'll be moving to the States next year and would like to stay in my Job because I love it.Does anybody know what I have to do to get certified in the States?By the way I am certified since 19...