Why do you come to All Nurses? - page 3

Why do you come to All Nurses? is it for the information? the camraderie? to waste time? the jokes? relaxation? What reasons? I come for the info and to get a feel for what the different... Read More

  1. by   NRSKarenRN
    Sitting here in allnurse headquarters with Brian enjoying your responses!
    Thanks for the feedback.

    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    my google made me do it....way back when I was doing some online searching related to nursing and accidentally wound up here....addicted and unable to leave. go figure! at nearly 10,000 posts, you can see how allnurses is my drug/substance of choice--->
    Great response---also found it from a web search.

    Stayed cause you guys and gals will listen to me rant about nursing AND the REAL REASON is I'm.........


    addicted to :chuckle :hatparty: smilies.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jun 27, '04
  2. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from RN34TX
    Forget about all of that mushy stuff stated above!!
    Am I the only nurse who comes here to read the heated, inflammatory, opinionated stuff from:
    1. The CNA who thinks that nurses are all lazy?

    2. The new graduate who thinks that they know everything and believe they are already ER and ICU nurses and don't need any more training?

    3. The old crotchety nurses who want the white hats to come back?

    4. The RN who thinks that LPN's are only nurse aides who can give Tylenol and put in foley catheters?

    5. The BSN RN who believes that anyone with less than a BSN should be on bedpan duty only?

    6. The Excelsior College vs. traditional RN school debates?

    7. The testosterone filled male RN's who used to be paramedics, addicted to code blue, and only ER/Trauma/ICU are considered to be real nurses in their minds?

    8. The power and attention hungry RN/LPN who loves to find med errors or other mistakes that their co-workers made in order to feel better about themselves and show the world what a great nurse they are?

    This is the stuff that I like on this website.....at least I'm honest.
    You forgot 9. The pompous poster who routinely fails to respond to the substance of a post because s/he is too busy dissecting the message for spelling or grammar errors.
  3. by   mercyteapot
    I come here for all the reasons you listed, although lately it seems I've been responding more to posts from the break room than in any of the other forums. It is just a relaxing place to visit on the web, and I like the fact that it is moderated. People can speak their mind without threads becoming so inflammatory that people leave en masse and the forum ends up being reinvented every couple of months.
  4. by   CCU NRS
    The reasons are numerous and varied. I like to read responses like the one I was just purusing earlier about different pulses bilat radial, that is one funny thread. I like to make responses like I just did to this thread and I like to read all the current topics and see what people are thinking I also like to read what newbies write and people that are just in school telling veteran nurses how they will do it differently and how veteran nurses tell newbies how they will learn the hard way and how some get angry and some get sad and how some get happy and some rad, I like to check my user CP and see if there any good responses to posts I have written I like to just come to allnurses.com for relaxation and amusement.
    I also really enjoy how when someone from allnurses has a problem or a death or an illness in their family nurses pull together and offer support prayer and comfort. Amen
    Enjoy all CYA
  5. by   RN34TX
    Quote from mercyteapot
    You forgot 9. The pompous poster who routinely fails to respond to the substance of a post because s/he is too busy dissecting the message for spelling or grammar errors.
    Yes!! But that usually happens when someone is losing an arguement so their last resort is "Well, you have incomplete sentences and can't spell, I must be more educated than you so therefore I am right and you are wrong!!"
  6. by   teeituptom
    I just like to have fun
  7. by   RN34TX
    Quote from mercyteapot
    I come here for all the reasons you listed, although lately it seems I've been responding more to posts from the break room than in any of the other forums. It is just a relaxing place to visit on the web, and I like the fact that it is moderated. People can speak their mind without threads becoming so inflammatory that people leave en masse and the forum ends up being reinvented every couple of months.
    But they DO end up being reinvented every couple of months!! Nurses love the contraversy (sp?) It never fails, one nurse always posts "Are we talking about this tired old subject again?" and I always think to myself "Are you living under some rock? If this subject wasn't commonly being talked about at nurse's stations across the U.S., would it not be brought up here time and again?"
    Some people can't get enough of the contraversy associated with the nursing profession, like myself!!
  8. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from RN34TX
    Yes!! But that usually happens when someone is losing an arguement so their last resort is "Well, you have incomplete sentences and can't spell, I must be more educated than you so therefore I am right and you are wrong!!"
    I've noticed that, too. I have also noticed that they never respond if someone else points out the errors in their posts.
  9. by   FutureNurse2005
    I still remember finding this site by accident, and then waiting almost a week to be approved! lol I read probably every post on here while waiting to be able to post! lol
    Why do I stay? Because of the wealth of information, the diversity of people and personalities and the fact that there are other people in the same boat as me on here. This site is invaluable to me!
  10. by   Energizer Bunny
    The more I think about it, the more I realize that this place is really my "outside world" since I am a SAHM. With the three little ones, I don't get out much (though that will change in a week when classes start). I find my CPR class is my big "night out" so being here with all of you is my socialization. It is also very hard at my age to make new friends. Most people already have long term friendships established and don't want to let newcomers in. That isn't the case here. Makes me feel very welcome and cared about. I can sit down here and know that there will be someone to chat with and I won't be alone with my crazy kids anymore! LOL!
  11. by   SugarMagnolia
    I'm quite new here. I come here for most of the above mentioned reasons. Seems like a cool group of people gather here. Pam
  12. by   mom and nurse
    During nursing school, I came to allnurses to take a break from studying. Now that I've graduated, I come to allnurses to take a break from studying (for the NCLEX). Sometimes it seems there is no end to the studying and allnurses provides a welcome break.

    I've learned useful information from this site. During nursing school teachers would say "has anyone heard of the recent (fill in the blank with a recent nursing topic in the news)". The only reason I would have heard of the topic is because it would have been in the news section of allnurses or individuals would have been discussing the topic on allnurses.
  13. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from CNM2B
    The more I think about it, the more I realize that this place is really my "outside world" since I am a SAHM. With the three little ones, I don't get out much (though that will change in a week when classes start). I find my CPR class is my big "night out" so being here with all of you is my socialization. It is also very hard at my age to make new friends. Most people already have long term friendships established and don't want to let newcomers in. That isn't the case here. Makes me feel very welcome and cared about. I can sit down here and know that there will be someone to chat with and I won't be alone with my crazy kids anymore! LOL!
    trust me kimmy, all of that is about to change. after 7/5, you will no longer be the sahm and will be creating so many more friendships, relationships and experiences...truly something wonderful and exciting for you and your family.

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