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Joined Aug 4, '08 - from 'Midwest'. Aurora77 is a RN. She has '4' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med Surg'. Posts: 888 (60% Liked) Likes: 2,257

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  • Nov 18

    Quote from Been there,done that

    Do your research on the efficacy and adverse effects of the antidepressants that make big Pharma even richer.
    I will happily line the pockets of "Big Pharma." Lexapro has saved me and allows me to live like a normal person. I'll take the weight gain and whatever long term effects over the years of depression I dealt with.

    I'm sorry you've had such a bad experience but it has literally been a lifesaver for me.

  • Nov 3

    Quote from Anoetos

    Yeah, "how dare you" is a bit dramatic, but I was struggling to capture my utter disdain for nurses who pass judgment on their patients. I'm not a 22 year old kid, I am a new nurse yes, but I am looking down the barrel of fifty and I can say with absolute certainty that I will never do this.

    Yes, this makes me better than you.
    No you can't. Everyone (even we saintly nurses) pass judgments on others. It's human nature. Anyone who says they don't is lying.

    It's what we do about those judgments that matters. Every practicing nurse has those trigger diagnoses or patients that aren't their favorite or that they simply don't like. We then make a choice, do we treat them badly or do we act as professionals and do what we need to to care for them.

  • May 23

    Quote from Balzac

    I have a cousin who failed his PT (Physiotherapy) exam first and second attempt and when he tried to take the PTA (Physiotherapy Assistant) exam he passed it first try. That a good example that the RN-PN can be compared to.

    I will not listen to the people saying if you cant pass RN exam it will be unlikely you will not pass the PN exam - thats total BS. .
    I usually stay out of the NCLEX threads but I can't let this pass. Being an LPN is not second prize for not being able to be an RN. The LPN is not an assistant. They are licensed nurses in their own right. If someone can't pass the NCLEX RN (after 4 tries!!!??), I doubt they could pass the NCLEX PN. I've taken both and found the PN version to be harder. After 4 failed attempts, perhaps it's time rethink careers.

    ETA--I just realized the penultimate post was a year ago. My point still stands.

  • Apr 19

    Nursing is one of the few occupations where coming upon a naked guy results not in an "OMG, I'm being flashed" reaction, but a "So, whatcha doing?" The correct answer: "I'm looking for my pants." Um, OK. How about we sit down first?

  • Apr 19

    Quote from SnfRn
    You had a knee replacement, not a hand replacement; so no, I will not wipe your butt for you.:icon_roll
    The other day I had a pt on the commode who called and said "I'm ready to be wiped." No. Not happening.

    Also: If you don't want to be woken up to have vitals taken, assessments done, labs drawn, and post op meds administered, maybe you shouldn't have had elective surgery. Just sayin'. Go ahead and fill out that survey.

  • Apr 18

    Quote from SnfRn
    You had a knee replacement, not a hand replacement; so no, I will not wipe your butt for you.:icon_roll
    The other day I had a pt on the commode who called and said "I'm ready to be wiped." No. Not happening.

    Also: If you don't want to be woken up to have vitals taken, assessments done, labs drawn, and post op meds administered, maybe you shouldn't have had elective surgery. Just sayin'. Go ahead and fill out that survey.

  • Jan 28

    Quote from emmy27
    we exist in a constant state of manufactured crisis due to chronic understaffing.
    This is such an astute observation. Each shift is the same crisis and its not due to the patients. It doesn't matter the unit, it's all the same. We get told it's due to the nursing shortage, that there aren't applicants applying. I would think that would trigger discussions as to why nurses aren't applying. Hopefully it is. All I know is that nursing, and healthcare in general are very dangerous places to be right now. It's scary.

  • Dec 13 '16

    What always amazes me is that the actual Really Sick People and their families tend to be the nicest, easiest to work with, while the not so sick can be PITAs.



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