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SmilingBluEyes has 25 years experience and specializes in Specializes in L/D, newborn, GYN, LTC, Dialysis.

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    Leaving Job - Advice For Giving Notice

    Glad you were helped. I wish you the best!
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    Lost CEUS

    I went through an audit. How it worked for me, was the state I was in required 45 CEU every 3 years---- Well the very first year they put this into effect they audited me. I had 14 days (from my license due date that year) to prove I had the CEUs wit...
  3. I think they meant the site itself, not the thread----if I am not mistaken.
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    Leaving Job - Advice For Giving Notice

    I have left a couple of jobs where I was angry enough to spit nails over how I was treated. I NEVER EVER burned my bridges. Nursing is a small world; you never know where you will see people again. I have come across a few from my jobs WAY back in my...
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    Hearing Aids

    I have an electronic stethoscope that can be turned up and is easy to hear. They are not cheap, but worth it in the long run. I hope you find your solution soon.
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    Two-Headed Snake Bully Nurse

    I agree with the others. Do not give anyone the satisfaction of a reaction. Keep a screen shot of the text and document everything that happened/happens in the future. I am sorry you are being harassed this way. Stand tall and be strong.
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    Let's keep grandma/grandpa alive until after the holidays

    I realize this is a very old thread but.... My grandmother passed on Christmas Day many years ago. Christmas was never the same after that. But I learned to focus on the living around me and try to keep the memories alive, in their place. N...
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    How is Working the 3-11 shift with small children at home

    Agree with this. I worked Per Diem on weekend nights to offset my husband's schedule so that one of us was with the kids at all times. I would go to soccer games exhausted but was there.......then went home to bed. It's sure not easy working wh...
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    What is it like working at a Davita outpatient dialysis center?

    Well said, particularly the bold type.
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    What is it like working at a Davita outpatient dialysis center?

    I would not work inpatient here. The hours 12 hours and and you are on call.....a LOT. For example, you might work 11a to 11p. You are getting wrapped up ready to go and the nephrologist on call rings you and says you have a patient ne...
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    Are You Working Past Retirement Age?

    You're so right. I am glad we are retired military and our insurance is reasonable. It's not free like it was promised to us when we entered,though. But I won't complain.
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    But I Thought Hospice and Palliative Care Were the Same Thing?

    Thank you; very helpful article.
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    I Want Decent Health Benefits! Is That Too Much to Ask?

    OK I see what you're saying. But it still does not justify your premise that having children deservedly nets a person who works in healthcare crappy insurance.
  14. Agree with this in its entirety. Would love to meet you and your nurse wife one day....
  15. You made MINE. I would LOOOOVE to meet you one day. nah I will keep my wild PAC NW thanks. I did love Tampa Bay but would never want to live there......But I would love to meet you one day, Tweety. I would love to meet you. You are a ...