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saltwaterstat has 20 years experience and specializes in pedies and er.

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    Come On People, How Stupid Are You??

    Oh Dear God.
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    Being called a baby nurse

    to me, the term "baby nurse" means Pediatrics.---Where I spent the majority of my career and loved it! So, it's a term of endearment to me. Don't let ANYONE belittle you if you take offense at this name. You are a NURSE, PERIOD! I don't give a fly...
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    I NEED A JOB

    Thank you. I tend to agree. There are no longer any LPN refresher courses in Wilmington NC area; but they are still offering an LPN degree course @ CFCC (cape fear comm coll), go figure? Those nurses have no idea what's in store for them down the ...
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    I NEED A JOB!

    here's my deal.... I worked for 18 years in pedies in Upstate NY....loved it, but got tired of the snow. Loved to Va Beach..........ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT THERE, but married a guy who didn't want big city traffic...he's in sales and lived in a beautiful...
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    I NEED A JOB

    here's my deal.... I worked for 18 years in pedies in Upstate NY....loved it, but got tired of the snow. Loved to Va Beach..........ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT THERE, but married a guy who didn't want big city traffic...he's in sales and lived in a beautiful...
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    I NEED A JOB

    here's my deal.... I worked for 18 years in pedies in Upstate NY....loved it, but got tired of the snow. Loved to Va Beach..........ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT THERE, but married a guy who didn't want big city traffic...he's in sales and lived in a beautiful...
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    Correctional Facility Nurse

    I had applied for a job at our local prison. Day of interview, as soon as I drove in to the area, I knew it was not for me, but I still proceeded. Was an interviewer(s) of 3...I felt as if I was in "Flashdance", LOL. I had been out of work a w...
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    usual retirement age

    wondering what the average retirement age is for nurses. At what age do the hospitals and offices stop looking at you and recruit the younger nurses. Also, what's out there afterwards, say if you don't want to retire and feel you have more in you.....
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    LPN refresher

    Looking for an LPN refresher course in wilmington nc... SEAHEC & CFCC no longer offer. Checked w/ NCBON site....looks like south piedmont cc may have an online course but haven't heard back from either yet. any ideas out there?
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    Patients who "cheat" and drive home

    why not make it mandatory that they are discharged, via wheelchair to car. put this notice in the pre-op package. if this fails (once you get outside & then find "no driver"), have them sign an AMA. It should, at the least, reduce the # of times...
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    lpn to rn

    I agree w/ beck. if you have ANY pre-requisites...do them at a community college. them if you are looking at lpn to rn (as degree), ...distance learning...go w excelsior. ...or.......if you are looking at bsn...again, locally w a community college ...
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    Further my hands on skills (IVs, phlebotomy, ekg)

    wilmington here. same boat as you. skills labs?, really?..lol...j/k. I would LOVE to find a skills labs sort of thing here. I have been told repeatedly, we're still working out of the good ol' boys network tho, so local hospital is a loss. the bes...
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    I hate being a nurse

    what made you decide to choose nursing to begin with? I have viewed only a few of the messages here, so please excuse me if this has already been asked.... there are sooooo many avenues to choose from w/in nursing... , I'm speaking from experience h...
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    opthalmology

    ouch ma'aam. too funny.
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    Excelsior College Question (newbie)

    SO, if you've been an LPN for a zillion years.....you DO need health differences? It's only if you have graduated w/in 5 years, that you DON'T NEED IT?
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    ePatient

    has anyone used this program (ePatient) offered thru TCN? if so, did you find that it helped? ..& could you please explain how it works? thanx.