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  • 20

    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.

  • 17

    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.

  • 16

    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.

  • 15

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

  • 11

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

  • 11

    Purple-Roses . . . I learned that the young woman taking care of my son while he was hospitalized was not a seasoned nurse yet but a nursing student and she ROCKED. My son was very impressed by his care at this hospital.

    I learned that it is very hard to sit across the room and just "be the mom" and watch someone who looks 16 years old care for your son. I also learned that the stereotype about cocky surgeons held true for the man who did my son's surgery. And I already knew that I can exchange a good bedside manner for superior surgical skills.

    I learned that pathology departments (in some places) are closed on the weekend. That can change the plan for surgery.

    I learned just now from Farawyn's mom about how to read while out in the sun and needing to keep your sunglasses on! Eureka! I've always put my reading glasses OVER my sunglasses, which my kids tease me about. Now I can put my sunglasses OVER my reading glasses!

    I learned that many of the friends I've made here on AN are real, true friends.


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