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poppycat ADN, BSN

pediatrics; PICU; NICU
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poppycat has 43 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in pediatrics; PICU; NICU.

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    Blast from the past!

    I finished my program in 2009 & recently shredded al the documents, too.
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    Aveanna Takeover of Maxim

    I work for Aveanna & today was informed that I’m getting a raise to$28/hour effective 11/1.
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    What's the nicest compliment you've gotten as a nurse?

    This came from the family of my private duty patient: nurses are the heart of our home.
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    Business + Marketing for NursePreneurs

    There's already a separate forum for this.
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    Fairly new RN with newly diagnosed RA

    I was diagnosed with RA just over 6 years ago at the age of 54. The rheumatologist first put me on methotrexate but I had bad side effects from it so I was taken off it after only 3 weeks. At that point she put me on Plaquenil & Enbrel. Currently I take Plaquenil & Orencia as well as Meloxicam. My best advice is to listen to your body. I still have a lot of fatigue so I rest when I need to & don't push myself to try to get everything done at once like I used to.
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    Autonomous Jobs out there?

    Private duty home care. You're the only nurse there for the whole shift.
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    Here's a new one I've not considered until today...

    I know a product that can help your kitty. It's called Calming Collar. It's an aroma therapy collar for the cat. They work wonders for my scaredy cat.
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    Alabama nurse killed...

    According to one article I read, the hospital did have metal detectors & they haven't figured out how the person got the gun into the hospital.
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    Did you contract anything from a patient?

    I played several games of "Cootie" with my grandson this weekend!
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    Did you contract anything from a patient?

    I got influenza A from my patient in January.
  11. My dog loves our life. I work nights & my husband works days so there's always someone for the dog to sleep with.
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    Well on My WAY!!!!

    I'm not going to argue when you have your facts wrong. Good luck with your schooling.
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    Well on My WAY!!!!

    Associate degree in nursing is an AAS. I know this for a fact because that was my basic nursing education.
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    Well on My WAY!!!!

    AAS & ADN are the same thing.
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    Healthcare insurance

    My husband's employer doesn't deduct anything for our insurance & we pay almost nothing for doctor visits & $0 for meds. The benefits of being in the Teamsters Union.
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    Crusty Old Bats Will Remember... (part deux)

    Who sent you my graduation photo?