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Red Kryptonite has 3 years experience and specializes in hospice.

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    Doctors Don't Always Listen: Bridging the Communication Gap

    The more doctors I meet, the more I hate them. Honestly. The few decent ones stick out like sore thumbs.
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    It's not my job to pray with you.

    Go to a Catholic university and then complain it's too Catholic? I just can't even...... You chose to be there. You knew it was religious. Either pull up the big boy/girl pants and deal, or transfer. And as to prestigious.....when it comes to nursing Joe Six Pack from State U. has just as good a chance as you at basically every job once you both have your BSN.
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    How do you get to Blue from the mobile app?

    Sorry. Prayers/good vibes/well wishes for your time of grieving.
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    RN Starbucks side job?

    My daughter, who will be leaving for college in a couple weeks to study aerospace engineering and physics, is actively looking for stable hand jobs. The area of her university is fairly rural and the town boasts the oldest continuously running rodeo in the world, as well as trail rides for tourists, so there are lots of horses around. She actually really enjoys mucking out stalls and grooming horses, and if she gets to ride them for exercise now and then, she'll consider it a top level perq. I told her I think that's awesome because her focus is going to be so cerebral and high-level that something physical and down to earth like that will be a nice change of pace. Having a side job you like and that relieves a little stress sounds like a great idea.
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    Wage for STNA or CNA

    Fly by night 3 week (okay 6 weekends) crash course graduate checking in. I'm an excellent CNA and just finished my first semester of LPN school. What was that you were saying?
  6. Ugh, I don't even want to think about it. The first semester of this 2 semester program was challenging enough with my teenage daughter doing a lot of driving her siblings around. Now she's leaving, and underneath being sad that she's all grown up and leaving me, I'm wondering how I'm going to manage without her! She covered a lot of gaps for my husband and me. Then there's also the problem that I'm not feeling all that motivated by the idea of being a nurse right now. I know I'll be fine at it once I start, I just remember how tired I was all the time and how my kids felt like they never saw me between school and work. Another semester of that does not look appealing. And then there's the work itself. This program is called "fast track" and so much information gets thrown at you that retaining anything feels like a miracle. I know I'm whining.....it's just where I'm at right now. I have a month to get out of my funk.
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    Nursing and the supernatural

    Just because something might sometimes be happening does not mean it always has to be happening. I don't hold any strong position on the supernatural, but I think some things are possible. "There are more things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio."
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    Noncompliant diabetic patients

    What a sandbag! Follow P&P and end up written up?! For any nurse managers reading this, that kind of crap is what makes your floor staff hate and you and see you as completely unsupportive and out of touch.
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    Ridiculous medical mistakes on TV

    Boy do I think the folks over at mortuary would be irritated if we tried that! And no, KY doesn't always work, unfortunately. Some of them dead eyelids are just stubborn.
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    California Vaccine Bill Eliminates Personal Exemption

    Amen. I have a friend whose baby recently got her first MMR. She was posting all over Facebook asking for prayers about the baby's "terrible reaction" to the MMR. Baby cut four teeth together the same week and had a fever of 103, and was fussy. *facepalm* What really lit my fuse was one of her other friends posting, "You know I'm here for you. This is what I do, heal vaccine injury!" It took everything I had not to call them both blithering idiots. I saw baby Sunday....she's perfectly fine. Mom told me about how her older twin sons reacted to the MMR as well, because they complained their legs hurt and laid on the couch for two days after getting it. I don't know how someone who's been a mother for almost 8 years doesn't realize the probability that they were playing on her fear and anxiety (they were preemies) and milking it for all it's worth. She's nice but she drives me a little nuts sometimes.
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    But all the Nurse is doing is sitting down. Why cant the help?

    What the? Dear Lord, that little piece of work needs an attitude tune up. I can't imagine any workplace that supports behavior like that. If yours does, I'm truly sorry for you. I refused to speak like that to a nurse even when a wussy charge nurse told me to. All I could think was, "Honey....that's why they pay YOU the big bucks. I live in the bottom of the valley and I know where crap rolls." Have you talked to anyone in authority about this? She should not be allowed to continue that behavior.
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    cnas and end of shift med. count

    Arizona allows CNAs to be trained as med techs too, in certain kinds of facilities. But a CNA who does not have such training is violating scope by being responsible for medications in any way except assistance with self administration, like reminders or help opening difficult packages for a client who then takes the med themselves. OP did not describe him/herself as a med tech, only a CNA.
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    cnas and end of shift med. count

    No way in hell would I allow my employer to make me responsible for medications I can't even legally touch. I actually had to do battle with my boss about a similar issue regarding scope. When your butt ends up in a sling with the BON these people WILL NOT be there to defend you! I think you need to find another job. This place sounds like a disaster waiting happen in about ten different ways.
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    Too old to do NP program?

    Where do people get this idea that you have to achieve everything before 35 or you're a failure? I mean....what do we do after 35? Decline, shrivel, and die?
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    Family issue..Thoughts?

    Mine too.
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    My first dump and run

    Some people really can't handle being there for the actual death. Usually when we see that, the family's been through a LONG HAUL with years of disease process, or several weeks or days of a sudden onset and decline, usually with ICU stays and ER trips, and they just have nothing left.