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Joined Sep 8, '09. Posts: 61 (39% Liked) Likes: 45

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  1. Being a new nurse is freaking scary. All the time you spent binge drinking coffee, cramming for tests, memorizing lab values...
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    Article Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. The first year of nursing is miserable. Everyone is miserable during the first year of nursing. You go from being a...
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    Article Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Not every long-term care nurse chooses LTC as a profession. Sometimes, it chooses us. But no matter how you've arrived at...
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    Article Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. I spent the first 9yrs of my nursing career in LTC/skilled... I cant speak for all LTC facilities obviously but I can tell...
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    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  5. I love when patient's family members in the ED stand in the doorway and stare at you. Yea, that's going to hurry things...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Currently one behavior comes to mind, and it's from a doctor: Asking me a question that requires I look at the paper chart...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. I'll start with people who say "I went to nursing school" Okay, but are you a nurse? I need my meds today. Also I can't...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Have you ever noticed that Nursing is full of no-win situations for nurses?
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. A few months ago one of my coworkers casually said, "I'm going to punch out and finish up my charting. I don't want...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. We are told it is our time management skills that are lacking and not the workload. Also, you will be written up for...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  11. Amen.
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. In some facilities, if you raise a fuss about it, you will be fired. It's a sad situation. That is one area where a union...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. Perhaps this is just the 'guy' in me; but you are allowed to stick up for yourself in ANY situation/job. If you can...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. If they refused it, I would go back circle my initials and write "ref" below the signature. Then on the back of the...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. I sign for it as I pop it in the cup or else I don't know if I pulled it or not.
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Many healthcare workers also swear by the quality and comfort of Dansko shoes, especially the clogs. They're a bit pricey,...
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    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. Now that I am on the job, and have been in two different facilities, at both places the nurses I shadowed told me that 30...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. I think I must not be explaining myself clearly, because people keep misinterpreting me re: the whole "can't stop to pee all...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  19. This sort of angers me, mainly because I've "played the victim card" myself. I've postponed bathroom breaks to chart...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. Yeah, this also made me think of the article about nurses not taking their potty/meal breaks. I know I ruffled a few...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. How can this be done, if, as you noted in your previous thread/article, nurses are not being given the opportunity to void,...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  22. According the the unwritten social contract, "each individual in a society has an underlying obligation, to the best of his...
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    Article Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  23. Hang in there. I have to say, I hated my current place of employment as well when I started, but now I'm strangely having...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. I feel the same way, 1st job in LTC 18-24 pts. Same problems working 7p- 7a usually im out by 830a, ya no lunch break. ...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. "Doing skilled nursing in a nursing home a.k.a Medicare wards/Post-acute is like signing a death warrant for your nursing...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  26. I don't agree. Time management is the key. Things are never going to be perfect. Nursing in any place is going to have...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  27. Sorry to break this to you but when that nurse said "not gonna happen", she/he means it. Doing skilled nursing in a nursing...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  28. Here we go, I can feel one of my long posts coming on.... I hate to say it but your coworkers are right. You simply do...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  29. I work afternoon shift. I get 25 patients to pass meds on, do breathing treatments, and wound/skin treatments. I also have...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  30. I spent the first 9years of my nursing career in LTC and skilled care.... i loved all of my patients and tried to make their...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  31. I am not a nurse yet, but I did have a family member in LTC for a long time, and I did see the working conditions for the...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  32. I want to let you know that no matter how bleak the job market looks right now, how many "no"s and rejections you get in...
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    Article Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  33. This past weekend I have had several family members come and complain about basically ( they didnt use these words)...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  34. I agree with most of whatyou said in the above post. Particularly about being involved and active in the solution. Yes the...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  35. Here's a hug. ((((((HUGS)))))) You're in California, according to your profile. Back in 2004, when I was living in CA, I...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  36. ((((((((((abbaking))))))))) I hear you, hon. I just posted something along a similar line, because I too am fed up with...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  37. Nurses work many hours ... it's understandable that they come home tired. Any zombies out there? Click Like if you...
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    Toon Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  38. Thanks for all of the encouragement guys. It's so hard to see the bright side of things sometimes, so just hearing all of...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  39. Wow....I'm sorry you are having such a difficult time in your new job. It sounds like there's three distinct challenges: ...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  40. When I got to go, I got to go. I tell my patient's, co-workers etc I ll be right back if I need to go. I aint gonna be the...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  41. Yes, I start school in July at Garnet in WV. I agree with what someone said below, any specialized information may not...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  42. Welcome to AN! :p I would suggest you not worry about studying over the summer. You will learn what you need to know in...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  43. So superman+Darth Vader+Wanda Sykes=kick ass nurse? Love these responses! Keep 'Em coming!
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. Wow! If I ever have to go to the ED, I want YOU to be my nurse!
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  45. I had a super miserable shift yesterday. I'm a new grad, barely off orientation, in a crazy busy ER with a difficult...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  46. hello kurious rn, :wavey: you are not alone in this situation, and it has very little to do with your being a new nurse...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. Hello there, is there a particular specialty you want to work? If not, flexibility of any nursing job including nursing...
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    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  48. because, nursing is a health profession. it would be the same way in medicine, and probably even more so. why? people's...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  49. Good for you! Welcome to the ranks of the insane! :bugeyes: Congratulations! :yeah:
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    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  50. i started my first nursing job in may 2011. graduated in december, took the boards in march, then started my job in may. i...
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    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing


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