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  • Aug 7 '15

    There are some great videos on YouTube that breakdown the best way to read nursing textbooks.

  • Aug 7 '15

    Oh, so textbooks are boring? Really? I suppose screens are less so. Lucky for you that the NCLEX -- which tests for a lot of stuff in those boring ol' books written by experts-- is done on a computer screen. I'm sure that will make up for not having done the reading, right? Let us know how that works out for ya!

  • Aug 7 '15

    As the stress level and liability increases, so does the money (read: chief nursing officers, advanced practice nurses, directors of nursing services, etc).

    Likewise, as the stress level plummets, so does the money (read: school nurses, home health nursing, etc).

    Therefore, pick your poison. If you want high earnings, you will grapple with more than your fair share of stress. If you want to decrease workplace stress, the result typically entails a drastic cut in pay. Again, pick your poison...

  • Aug 7 '15

    I take it you're looking to make a lot of money with very little stress? Sorry. I got nothing.

  • Jul 26 '15

    One more and I'm done on this subject.

    Blind blind blind, danger danger danger...

    Haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate
    So I'm just gonna shake shake shake shake shake
    Shake it off!
    Shake it off!

    TSwift comes in quite handy sometimes.

  • Jul 26 '15

    Quote from WellThatsOod
    how about posts that are typed like this without punctuation or capitals letters and they spell help like heeeeeeelllllllllllppppppppp and then were expected to try to take them seriously but half the time cant hardly understand what is going on because it is one giant run on sentence and oh my goodness it is so hard for me to type like this i cant handle it my fingers are freaking out my brain ahhhhh

    ::heavy breathing:: So hard to do that!
    your stifling my creativity and trying to make me fit into your narrow view of write and wrong! waaaahhhh! NETY! if you can't say anything nice and give me the answers i want to hear then just go sit down and don't say anything!!!!

    I can't believe I wrote that with a straight face lol.

  • Jul 26 '15

    Sometimes I want to know what led people to nursing, their favorite parts of their job, etc. I don't ever ask though, because it sounds like homework. Really I'm just interested in people, especially the ones I speak with on a regular basis.

  • Jul 26 '15

    Do your replies always fall under 150 words? Maybe you dont get your thanks because youre a victim of your own discrimination

    And isnt there a like button ? I feel like thats an adequate "thanks". People on here wont hesitate to let you know when your reply sucks haha

  • Jul 26 '15

    Quote from aramiz
    This post is so catty! I thought the purpose of this site was to be supportive of one another and offer help. If you are going to reply to a post, I would think you are doing it because you want to help, not because you want recognition. Come on, you people are nurses (or going to be) and you just spent 10 pages criticizing people. Offering constructive criticism of the site is one thing, but that isn't what's going on here, you're talking crap.
    What exactly were you expecting when you clicked on a topic called things that annoy me? Were you expecting flowers and rainbows?

    I'll add one to my list. Post like this. Yes, we are nurses and should be professional. That doesn't mean we are perfect. Things annoy us and get on our nerves. We should be able to say what they are.

  • Jul 26 '15

    I have all the Cherry Ames books and all the Sue Barton books!
    I love to go back and re-read. Its esp fun to see how much treatments have changed since the 1930/40s when these books were set!
    I always liked Sue Barton better.

  • Jul 26 '15

    Quote from Mavrick
    I want to climb through their wireless router, sneak into their basement apartments and shred all the Cherry Ames books, Nancy Nurse comics and little Precious Moments nursie nurse curios sitting around gathering dust. STOP with the lecture on what kind of nurse I should be.

    One of the best comments I read once was that nurses aren't paid to be compassionate bleeding hearts 24/7 on public forums. Well, it wasn't exactly that but the point is I have a professional persona that is separate from my personal one.
    Thank you! I remember that post, and I thought it was spot on, although I didn't do "^^THIS!"

    You forgot to mention "Sue Barton," although she had some spunk. If she were around today (and if she were a real person), I'm pretty sure she would be a "Crusty Old Bat," or a "batling" in the making.

  • Jul 26 '15

    Quote from realnursealso/LPN
    One of my biggest irritations lately is the threads that say" I passed with 75 questions, let me tell you how I did it". Well yippie skipee, what makes you think that how you did it is going to help someone else. Contrary to some posters beliefs, when you take the test, it's all on you. I know this is a foreign concept to many , but it's personal responsibility time!
    Another one is I've taken the NCLEX 6 times and I still failed, help, or I finally passed after 5 times, YIKES! I have to slap my own hand to keep it off the keyboard, you don't want to know what I really want to say.
    As far as the articles lately, let's just say, I scroll on by. In my defense, I have written two articles and both were very well received, the last one I wrote won a prize, I was totally shocked. I enjoy reading personal experience articles the best, ones about shoes and achy feet aren't very interesting.
    My most annoying posts are the ones who have HELP, as the subject, only to find out it is just a nonsense question. As the achy feet articles, I just scroll on by.

    I know I am going to get flamed for this, but the ones that say you need to pray to God, and He'll help you pass. I'm sorry, but with famine, pestilence, natural disasters, etc., I think there are more pressing issues for God to deal with than someone wishing to pass NCLEX. Praying to have a calm spirit during the test, praying to do your best...sure. The other thing is, not everyone believes in God, so telling them to pray to a deity negates their experience here.

    I don't spend a lot of time in those forums; I seem to stick my foot in my mouth there, no matter how hard I try to say the right thing.

  • Jul 26 '15

    Quote from ixchel
    Do you remember that one guy not forever ago who came on here after a hospitalization asking how we are able to do our jobs with such sexual arousal being exposed to so many genitals?

    Eta: here it is! THIS guy might be a number one pet peeve. http://allnurses.com/general-nursing...ty-941808.html
    I still have nightmares about that one. I felt like telling him that our name badges are secretly outfitted with a microcamera that takes pictures of how well endowed our male patients are...or are not. The problem is, he would have likely believed me.

  • Jul 26 '15

    The PVT thing really does get old... I wish there was a way to filter the "what's new" page. I appreciate the fact that this site is for all nursing professionals including students- but the students seem to overtake the forum.

    The ones that annoy me are the sob story ones, or the ones who just don't seem to have an appreciation/reality of what nursing IS! Just a few minutes ago I read a student posting about hating med/surge- and stated her reasons for becoming a nurse and literally said the biggest factor was financial stability. I'm sorry but I get a little offended by that and actually am scared for her future patients! And besides that- how can you hate med/surge but think you'll love nursing? The foundation of nursing school is MED/SURGE!!

  • Jul 26 '15

    I wish, like Caliotter posted, that the state forum was separate from an endless school forum. I want to go to the California forum for California specific Nursing topics not threads all about getting into the the school programs.


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