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by CareerSmart Learning - Medical providers may often ignore the sexual orientation of a patient, for a variety of reasons, but doing so can cause a patient’s comprehensive health to also be ignored(1). Whether the topic is...

New Grad:  How can I get experience if nobody will give me a chance?

New Grad: How can I get experience if nobody will give me a chance?

by Nurse Beth - I am getting rather down and frustrated. I am aware that they want experience but how can I get any experience if no one is willing to give me a chance to show that I want to work hard for them and...

New Nurse Having Bad Experience with Nursing - How can I get on track to ED Nursing?

New Nurse Having Bad Experience with Nursing - How can I get on track to ED Nursing?

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I have been a nurse for 8 months and haven’t experienced the best of nursing. Prior to being a nurse I had been a phlebotomist for 13 years, six of which I worked at one of the best...

Becoming A Mental Health Nurse: A First Hand Account

Becoming A Mental Health Nurse: A First Hand Account

by allenmrtux - Mental illness is an equal opportunity illness; it affects persons of all races, ages, and income. Mental health nurses take care of patients who suffer from mental illness; they help in the process...

My currents issues with my course as a 2nd year BSN student

My currents issues with my course as a 2nd year BSN student

by AvaVermillion - I've only recently started community service and clinicals and I swear to god I am close to begging my parents to allow me to take up Journalism. Now Nursing wasn't really my choice since I have a...

What do you think? My mother is told she is a drug addict by her primary care physician

What do you think? My mother is told she is a drug addict by her primary care physician

by lhome - Recently, it has come to my attention that MDs have been targeted for over prescribing narcotics for pain control. My mother has become one of the victims of these new laws that have made it...

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  • 21

    what about rolling the stretcher to the ice machine and tell patient's to open his/her mouth? That's direct entry without cross contaminating!

  • 20

    A lesson we all have to learn:

    Yes, we are nurses, we are professionals, we know how to deal with anxious patients and/or family members.

    HOWEVER, when the patient IS a family member, all bets are off. We are allowed to get upset, cry, worry, snap on occasion, and totally forget everything we know about being a nurse.

    We SHOULD be able to act like a civilian without feeling guilty about it. I'm not talking about being out of control or a full on *****, but being human is ok.


    P. S. Glad the fur baby is doing better.

  • 18

    I would have said no without a second thought.

  • 16

    She expects you to tutor her during finals week, and thinks she can pass? can you spell delusional? Asking you to learn her material for a class you aren't/haven't taken is ridiculous, especially on a day you have a final of your own. As nurses, we HAVE to learn to say no, politely, firmly, definitively. Now is as good a time to start as any.

    "I've tried to show you my study habits, since that isn't how you want to learn, I can't help you any more than that. I'm not taking this class, so I can't help you with material I haven't studied." and if that doesn't do it: "NO, I DO NOT Have time to take your class for you."

  • 16

    You are not responsible for your friend's academic success. Suggest she discuss this with her academic advisor and get a tutor.
    Disgusted that friends and family are laying a guilt trip on you. They never went to nursing school. Nursing school will take all that you have. Focus on YOURSELF.

  • 14

    I was going to guess that you are very young, and then saw in your tag line that you're 18. This isn't high school anymore. We're talking about your future CAREER here. You need to worry about YOU and if your friend can't understand that, then she's no friend. This is a great time to grow a spine and just tell her that you have to focus on your studies and don't really have the time to help her with hers. If she feels she has ADD, she needs to take it upon herself to be evaluated. Do not let her guilt you into doing for her what she needs to do for herself


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