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  • 35

    Quote from SleeepyRN
    Yes. You have to have a BMI of 20 for women and 22 for men. Studies show critical thinking and task performance are directly related to weight. I personally refuse care from a nurse who is overweight, as he/she cannot possibly care for me safely.
    I believe Illinois also requires shiny, well-oiled hair.

  • 22

    I like how they can smash a beer can with their head while they're giving a blood transfusion.

  • 22

    Yes. You have to have a BMI of 20 for women and 22 for men. Studies show critical thinking and task performance are directly related to weight. I personally refuse care from a nurse who is overweight, as he/she cannot possibly care for me safely.

  • 21

    One of the best nurses (that I know) for psych situations, combative patients, etc is a former prison guard in a mens prison. She decided that wasn't what she wanted to do for the rest of her working life so went to nursing school. She is fierce.

    One of my classmates became a NICU nurse. You should see him handling those tiny little babies. This is a big hulking man, who has the most gentle touch. And he is very good at what he does.

    My point: Every nurse, regardless of gender, brings something to the table. Gender shouldn't have anything to do with it. Skill should.

  • 21

    Quote from TheCommuter
    Use 'I' statements...

    "I am feeling threatened whenever you resort to name-calling..."
    "I feel a hostile environment is promoted when you refer to nurses as monkeys..."
    "I feel you are behaving in an uncivil manner when you hurl insults. Please stop."
    Or "You" statements. "You better knock that crap off in a big hurry."

  • 20

    I think they are common and boring. Show me a dolphin who's a nurse and then I might get excited.


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