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By brandy1017

Joined Jun 30, '02. Posts: 1,302 (61% Liked) Likes: 2,398

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  1. Since I was a little girl, I have always wanted to be a nurse. I wanted to help people. I wanted to heal. Now 4 years out of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Love it! Why by the way are we always giving 110% when normal people seem to happy just giving 100%? Sigh...nurses are such...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Should have added the word WELL to the 'just pay me'.:)
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. I'd start by heading to your local library and getting a book on telephone triage to prep yourself. Also, get more familiar...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. It seems there's a disconnect between the way you perceive yourself and the way your employers see you. I think you...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Back in the day, I was shopping at Woolworth's for Christmas decorations with my husband. In the checkout line behind us was...
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  7. Wishes for A Happy & Healthy New Year to all..... I'm off to services :)
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    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  8. Happy New Year to all of my Jewish friends here at AN! May it be filled with everything (and everyone) you love. :D
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    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
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    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  10. We have to do these competencies (we call them CHEX web) all the time too. I think some of them are irritating, and some...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Easy -- 27 annual competencies. :)
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Well, judging by the sheer number of threads entitled "Is this a HIPPA violation?" (and YES, the misspell is mine, I DO know...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Yup it never ends. I just finished my last round of 27 competencies, only to leave that job. I wonder what the next place...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Actually, I appreciate that my employer makes the questions on the competency quizzes idiotically simple -- makes it a lot...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. So, is it true or false? I just can't seem to remember!:geek:
    brandy1017
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. This year, my hospital added a competency about being a team play and how to make and participate in positive changes at the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I have been at the same place for 10 years, I have unintentially memorized all the answers on all the computer mandatory...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Plus I get tired of the "communicable disease" training we have to do every year. "True or false…you can catch HIV from...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Well, you could look at it like this: you are getting paid to sit at a computer. You aren't running your legs off, and you...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Of all the annoying things I have to put up with at work, the annual competencies are so far down on the list that they're...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Ugh, every year we have to do yet another annoying, repetitive, HIPAA or some other Gawd awful online inservice. Is there...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Evidence shows that nurses with certifications have better patient outcomes. FYI: I have held a LPN, AASN, and BSN in...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. Amen brother.
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. What an excellent thought! I'm currently studying for my med/surg certification, but I don't think anyone has even...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. I'm curious to know why people don't seem to think that a nurse with an ADN or a diploma is capable of reading research...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  26. Quite a few times, but they've never acted like that. All the nurse family members, especially the ones that work at my...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  27. Let me be clear...I have my BSN. My employer paid for it I took it. I had a very successful career without it. But what...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  28. Let me tell you a story or two. I got a job in the cath lab where they were the second invasive lab for hundreds of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. Yes, lack of staff and time is a universal nursing experience. I had 25 years in my most recent hospital job and I struggled...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  30. I could hear the complaining all the way down the hall as I clocked in for my shift. "Will somebody tell me again why we...
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    Article Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  31. The med will not expire until the last day of 9/14. So you are good!
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  32. I knew that I wanted to step away from active service. This decision was underscored by my last day on my compound in...
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    Article Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  33. "Nothing new; have a good day. Bye!"
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. I've gotten report before from a nurse who waited until five minutes before I got there to make calls to several physicians...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. "Everyone was asleep when I got here, and slept all night. Otherwise, you worked days yesterday, so you know what's going...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. I was working nightshift with a bored goth girl CNA who got up off her chair at around 9:30 and said "that's it,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. This isnt mine personally. The administrator pulled the housekeeper in her office to let her go. Apparently when the boss...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. Somehow I tend to doubt that it could come to the point where people would be behind us; some mistakenly think that nurses...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  39. I have seen twice, and first hand, what happens to a good nurse who tries to bring in a union. One had called the SEIU...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  40. Yoiks, I didn't even consider any other option until I read your comment. Now I'm thinking of those instruments that are...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  41. I'm a singer, and can play a mean cowbell! More cowbell?? :cheeky:
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  42. I can sing (like Carol Channing)! And play drums (like a chimpanzee on crack)! Can I be in the band (noise makers in...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  43. This reply is partially a vent, partially an honest question with a longish preface. To be clear, I am working on my BSN...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  44. Everyone organizes their day differently but I would suggest you introduce yourself to the CNA, get the first and last...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  45. I get a better response with some PCT's if I make it clear to them why I asking them to do something. "Can you take Mrs....
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  46. Part of the problem is that this is a new job for me and I am still learning the culture. We use walkie talkie things to...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  47. I may be reading things into these posts, but I hear a lot of learned helplessness. "But so-and-so won't do this, my manager...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  48. Hehe! I would like my job more if it was not my job!
    brandy1017
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. Three to five dollars an hour more to bring me to the bottom of the pay scale that someone with my license, education,...
    brandy1017
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. Yes! Get paid more -work less hours.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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