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  1. The line between med error and crime?

    Zashagalka, That is very interesting that you should bring up Duke. I had a friend who went to work there soon after graduating from Nursing School with a BSN. She was working 12-hr. shifts and made more than one med. error. The staff there was an...
  2. What exactly is parish nursing?

    hdnacres, as one of the previous posts points out, most of the time being a Parish Nurse is volunteer. However, some medical centers and hospitals have programs where they arrange with churches to provide Parish Nurses over a period of time, usually...
  3. What exactly is parish nursing?

    Artis, Just keep in mind you probably will not be able to make a living for a while in this wonderful, fulfilling role. The best thing is to do a lot of reading and get all the information you can on the subject and the role of the nurse in the chur...
  4. Surveys for Congregations

    Emrettig, I conducted a survey a few years ago using these items to address teen and children. Hope it helps a little. Conflict/Communication Peer Pressure Eating disorders Depression/Suicide Sexuality Healthy Choices Home alone awareness 1st aide f...
  5. ANA rec BSN vs ASN

    i'm going to have to disagree with the nonproductive sexist view "it's a typical female-dominated occupational problem: lots of complaining, little to no cooperation, too much back-biting and criticism....." sorry if i offended you tweety. but, as a...
  6. ANA rec BSN vs ASN

    goingCoastal, as an ANA member, I feel I need to respond to your statements about ANA not doing anything for the nurses. The reality is that the few nurses who do finally join simply do not take an active role in the organization, for whatever reason...
  7. 1950s nursing

    Colrainrn, I was a student in a hospital program in the late 50's. The memories are far from all good. We had to live in the nurses' residence. You could not be married. However, I had one classmate whose husband was in the military stationed ove...
  8. 38 too old for school?

    Hello AKANARN, Age has nothing to do with it. 1st, do you really want to be an RN more than anything? 2nd, do you have the ability to finish the education and do the work? And 3rd, do you understand that it is hard work, though rewarding? If all thos...
  9. artifical nails off..angry nurse

    Lady, It is a well-known, much written-about, fact that artificial nails and painted nails carry a lot of bacteria of all sorts. They have been implicated in many incidents of spreading of infection, especially in hospitals and facilities. This is th...
  10. Organization for Retired RNs?

    Hello IL RNs, I am interested in trying to develop an organization in my area for retired nurses. What do you think? If you are retired, would you be interested in meeting with other retired nurses to network, serve as mentors for working nurses, p...
  11. Disaster nursing/International volunteering

    LolaRN, the only experience I have is that I recently took the initial "Disaster Response Training" offered through my church for people in this part of the state. We were given information about what to expect on site of a disaster & procedures...
  12. HELP! New to HHN and sinking....

    lossforimagination, you definitely have a point. I have come to the place where I feel that until nurses see the need to organize and be empowered, instead of complaining helplessly, no progress can be made in any of these work situations. The begi...
  13. HELP! New to HHN and sinking....

    I find these stories to be very distressing. I was in home care for 30 years, so am fortunate enough to remember the "good old days," when there was less paper work, less required at a visit, fewer regulations, and we could really enjoy the work. H...
  14. How old are you?

    When I looked at these results, which is a very unscientific but interesting survey, it makes me wonder if the older nurses aren't responding because not that many are computer savvy. At my last job, it was a b-i-i-i-g problem with older nurses gett...
  15. electronic documentation

    Coral, I found a letter to the editor in the Journal of Christian Nursing, Fall, 2004, that discussed computerized documentation for Parish Nursing. It was titled the SJMM-PNN doucmentation system. Data can evidently be entered on a computer or han...