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By brandy1017

Joined Jun 30, '02. Posts: 1,295 (60% Liked) Likes: 2,372

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. The med will not expire until the last day of 9/14. So you are good!
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  7. 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
  8. "Nothing new; have a good day. Bye!"
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. 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
  10. "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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  15. 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
  16. I'm a singer, and can play a mean cowbell! More cowbell?? :cheeky:
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Hehe! I would like my job more if it was not my job!
    brandy1017
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Three to five dollars an hour more to bring me to the bottom of the pay scale that someone with my license, education,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Yes! Get paid more -work less hours.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. This thread inspired my idea for my final writing assignment for the Online RN to BSN program from which I lack 2 weeks...
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    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  27. What I usually do is put the call light one and start the process of getting them to the BR and then let the CNA take over...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  28. I cannot imagine doing 5- 8 hrs 3rd shift. I did 5- 8 hr 2nd shift work for 3 months when I was childless. I hated it...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. :yes: I used to feel bad that my house isn't as clean as it "should be." Then I took a look at my life, everything I do...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. You really are still adjusting, and it takes a while. I've done nights for nearly 30 years; it is doable and none of my...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. Haha I just ran FAR FAR away from an 8 hour nights position. It was the best decision I ever made! Took a day shift unit...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. Sleep when they're in school. Make sure you have someone to watch them when you work weekends. Eventually you will accrue...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. I did 8 hour nights for a very short period of time. I took a 3 12's position as soon as possible as that schedule was...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. I am currently working in a very affluent area. Many of our patients, and their families, seem to view us as servants...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  35. I'll have my people call your people!
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  36. You sound perfect. Let us know when you're schedule opens up!
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  37. Is be interested but I'm too busy doing Jell-O shots and eating the young. Maybe next time around
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  38. I'm disappointed. I thought that the title of this thread was going to be the name of a new girl rock group :)
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  39. I think for the general public, nurse = mom. Mom gets lots of public praise and a set of angel wings, but underneath the...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  40. They've already given me three days to "decide." But it doesn't matter now, I just declined the position without a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. Some patients simply want the NURSE to assist. They don't want the CNA. I used to deliberately time my assessment, minutes...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  42. I don't have any answers for you, but I feel your pain. I actually got into trouble with my manager once because the CNAs...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  43. To notdone yet, Nip this in the bud by giving the CNA clear expectations. These pts will need you to help them to the...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  44. Argh. I had a shift from HELL yesterday and it has left me in quite a funk. I am on a PCCU floor and the patients are...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  45. As someone who has a close friend in IT who also wanted to leave and come over to the medical side - make sure you don't...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  46. If you find a position that's offering 90K/year for an ADN please let me know where that is! ;-) I agree with the above...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  47. Because you took report on the patient and are "responsible" for them. Because leaving under these circumstances is...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  48. A preceptor doesn't have to prove they're smarter than you because they know more than you. Going for a long lunch and...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  49. I also do think there is a higher percentage than before of younger people who can't take any criticism without perceiving...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  50. And they are in every field too! There are good cops and bad cops, good docs and bad docs, good tax accountants and bad tax...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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