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46oldnewrn

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46oldnewrn has 4 years experience and specializes in LTC.

Life is short, live it..

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  1. 46oldnewrn

    "Have no fear, we're savin' lives up in here"

    Ahhh I work in long term care, and I would LOVE to make a video. Not sure what the hippa codes are for that. But there are a small amount of people whom I could absolutely depend on , who have a great sense of humor, who would do this with me.
  2. 46oldnewrn

    LVN & DUI

    Put your big girl panties on and contact the board. Always go to the source if you can. Just my 48 cents!! :))
  3. 46oldnewrn

    Does an obese nurse set a bad example?

    I have seen obese nurses treat patients with the utmost respect because they know what it feels like to not have any respect towards them because they are obese. I have seen slender nurses being very rude to patients because they have no idea how to reach out to them because they have never been in that vulnerable position. I am not saying "all" I am just saying.....
  4. Third time is a charm!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!
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    How does one cope post antidepressants

    Most importantly like Merlyn stated, do not stop taking your medication because you feel better, it could be worse for you. I stumbled upon that quite a bit in my mental health rotation a few years ago, everyone thinks they feel better and then they end up back in the psycho ward. I can sympathize though, I understand why they quite taking their meds.
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    Why are nurses such back-stabbers?

    Like Rodney King said "why can't we all just get along". I am a very positive person, and I go into work and ignore the negative ninnies. I do my job the best that I can, I have as much fun as I could possibly have in one shift, and I always do the right thing clinically. Life is short, LIVE IT! You need to let the nasty back stabbing wenches roll off of your shoulders :)
  7. 46oldnewrn

    what items could you not go a nursing shift without?

    I work 7p to 7a. Permanent marker, black pen, mountain dew and popcorn for around 3:00 a.m.
  8. 46oldnewrn

    Exactly 2 weeks before NCLEX-RN Exam Day!! Yay!

    Study the CD and know your lab values :))
  9. 46oldnewrn

    Am feeling so sad. I failed my exam 2nd time.

    Do not feel bad, I failed the exam twice myself. I was devastated, humiliated, embarrassed ect...... I put my big girl panties on and studied the cd from saunders and did all of the 4000 questions, and then a few other cd's. I quit studying out of the book just did the questions and I finally passed my third time with 85 questions. I can't even count how many books I read over and over and over again. I am a visual learner and I swear that is what helped me, especially if you got the question wrong on the cd, and they gave you the rationale, that is what really helped me. A lot of the nclex questions were very very similar to the ones from saunders cd. But you have to do all of the questions, at least twice. Hope this helps.
  10. 46oldnewrn

    can my DON force me to work the floor?

    At my job, we are frequently getting calls off, and we need the help to cover nursing positions. We went to computers last year, and since then, not a single office nurse has helped us on the floor. I think you should do the orientation, and get used to it. Also what if there were an emergency and they immediately needed an extra floor nurse. You have had a good long ride of the MDS job, so it will only be maybe two days a month, that is even IF you are called in.
  11. 46oldnewrn

    Just finished NCLEX RN 40 min ago...

    Seriously???? There is no Pearson view trick. You either passed the darn test or you didn't. Don't mean to be so cynical, but really.......
  12. 46oldnewrn

    Why I LOVE night shift

    Have been working days for about three years now. Just recently switched to nights 7p to 7a. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Such less stress working nights!!! I was always proud to work days, because so many silly people strive to get to that shift , like it is a premium shift:)) Less stress, Less drama, Less patients families, ect............. will not ever, ever go to days again:)))))
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    Patient Surveys..vent.

    I actually like patient surveys!! It shows the hospital what a bunch of miserable nurses that I work with who are so negative and mean are really like. And it shows that people appreciate me, as a kind and helpful nurse.
  14. 46oldnewrn

    I Love My Job Because...

    I work in long term care,and every day I come to work it is like a comedy club. The residents make me laugh so much!!
  15. 46oldnewrn

    When will I stop dreading going to work?!

    I am glad to hear that I am not the only one who went through that. Hang in there!! I have been a nurse for 3 1/2 years and I am still learning things every day. It does get easier, it really really does.
  16. 46oldnewrn

    Increase abuse of Bath Salts

    WOW, Calgon takes me away has a new huge meaning to me!! WTH??? REALLY??