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  1. I knew it wasn't right while I was doing it...

    :deadhorse
  2. Jobs worked to get through school

    With crappy credit, loans were out of the question so I worked full-time from the day I started the LVN program, until I graduated with my ADN. I continued working as a level two computer tech for a craptacular local internet provider, and after earn...
  3. Many hospitals do offer different shifts. We have 8 hour shifts, we have 11-11 shifts, we have the 7-7 shifts, we have 7-3am shifts, etc. I know of hospitals with 10 hour shifts as well as regular 8-or 12 hour shifts. 8-4 to me doesn't solve childcar...
  4. Oddest things found in a patient!

    :beer: Did we work together?! I had a resident that had similar bowel habits with a similar reaction to them. She'd come wheeling herself out of her room asking WHO LEFT THAT THERE. :roll
  5. Inventions we'd love to see....

    I'd like to see non-slippery sterile gloves. Why, you may ask? So when a 35-weeker decides to be born like a torpedo out of the chamber, the med-student catching her doesn't give her her first bungee cord experience..... Can't the gloves have some so...
  6. Inventions we'd love to see....

    We had jumpsuits like that with velcro fastners in the back, for our stripper residents when I worked with Alzheimer's folks. It was a life saver. If you can't get your clothes off, you can't poop your neighbors' bed and wipe with the curtain dividin...
  7. How many pregnancies are too many?

    This is such a personal choice, that it can elicit a broad range of responses. I'm the oldest of ten. I have 6 children. My opinion is, if one can provide for their family, is in good health, and desires more children, power to them!! The only time I...
  8. I knew it wasn't right while I was doing it...

    In Texas, LPNs (LVNs as they're known down here) can take verbal/telephone orders. And write them out themselves. It's "medcations aides" who can not take verbal/telephone orders. I find that very strange that in other states it's not allowed. We all...
  9. Work While In School?

    I worked weekends, 32 hours in two days, to keep my insurance etc and get bills paid while I went to nursing school. I did that for 3 years until I got all my pre-requisites and my ADN. The last year of nursing school, I managed to squeeze in having ...
  10. Diabetic Pet Peeves

    I think that was a rhetorical question.. :)
  11. Salary question??

    Wow.. that's an awesome offer! Not only for a new grad, but I have found that working in a magnet hospital offers a nurse more voice in the care of one's patients. IMHO, I'd say go for it! I work for a magnet hospital here in Austin, and am not a ne...
  12. Ever had a nurse or doc as a patient?

    Of all the nurses and doctors Ive taken care of, not one ever gave me a hard time. I just went in, and did my usual thing, and I sort of pride myself that no matter who you are, you all get the same care from me. I was a patient last January, having ...
  13. I think I made my post too general and broad. I wouldn't dream of offending or implying that someone who chose to abort due to reasons such as genetic abnormalities or multiples were lacking in love for their child. I was focusing on women and their ...
  14. First of all, if the parents chose to abort, then there wasn't a hope in their hearts for this child in the first place, and there wasn't an attachment, bonding, already developing to this child. Therefore why would they want to see it, and make thei...
  15. Reglan IV

    Do you mean Reglan works great for migraines? Ive never heard of Reglan used for that. Im not saying I doubt you, just saying Ive never heard of it and as a migraine sufferer, I just might have to look into it! *new hope*!!