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  1. November 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!

    Thanks for giving me your seat Mr. Jones. If you hadn't I might have passed out when the doctor actually respected my opinion on your case!
  2. What can I do with my BSN?

    I am expecting to graduate from Winston-Salem State University next month with my BSN. I have been a nurse for 20 years now and thought it was time to get my BSN. I have been attending online now since January of 2010. Now, I am really stumped abo...
  3. Hours

    I have worked two different types of schedules..... Five 8.5-hour shifts per week = 40 hours per week Three 12.5-hour shifts per week = 36 hours per week (but more often than not, I end up working 13 hours/day on these shifts)
  4. When a baby is born....what does your hospital do?

    At my last place of employment, they played the lullaby also. It was very soft....barely noticeable. But when we did hear it, it was a wonderful thing to know that life was brought into this world instead of all of the pain/death. I never did think...
  5. Has anyone ever been assaulted by a patient?

    I used to work in a state institution for the developmentally disabled. Most residents were profoundly MR. I have been assaulted more times than I can remember. Everyone who worked there had scratches, scrapes, scars on their hands/arms/legs becau...
  6. Questions about going back into hospital nursing

    I think that you won't know the job availability unless you try. There really is a nursing shortage....worse in some areas than others so your chances of getting hired are pretty good as long as you are in good standing w/ the BON. I would say that ...
  7. Report Sheet

    I have one that I made up. I would be happy to email it to you if you wanted me to. I have one for day shift and one for noc shift. Just let me know.
  8. I Am Now An Lpn!!!!

    Congrats!! :balloons: :cheers: :smiley_aa :icon_hug:
  9. Nursing Uniform Policy

    There are a lot of threads on here re: color coding. My opinion has (and always will be).... #1 Pts don't know the difference. Anyone (housekeeping, dietary, PT, OT, CNA, RN, LPN, lab.....)who enters a pt room is "my nurse". #2 It is my opinion tha...
  10. Prayers needed please

    My prayers are with her and her family.
  11. your very own personal crusade

    After moving from the north to the south, I have seen a huge cultural difference re: how to address other people. I once had a pt complain about me for being rude and "overly professional/abrupt". They complained that I never used the "terms of end...
  12. Unsuccessful IV stick.

    I went to the ER 1 1/2 weeks ago. Had a nurse (with at least 21 years ER experience) who stuck me. You can still see the bruise. It's not as purple anymore but it's still there. She REALLY nailed me hard. My point in sharing this is that we all ...
  13. Med error,I'm suspended,I need advice,please!

    After spending the last ~2hours reading through this thread I have just a couple of comments. I agree w/ the OP who said that you were courageous to share your story with us. Even though I have been nursing for over 12 years now, reading your story ...
  14. your very own personal crusade

    Nothing bothers me more than seeing an elderly person w/ terribly dirty eyeglasses. Even when visiting at a nursing home, if I see dirty glasses, I wash them! Not only is it a safety issue, it shows the owner of the glasses that you care! Another h...
  15. Please help with this question on my transfer application

    I am looking for an opportunity to expand my knowledge base and skills and I believe that I would be a positive part of the team.