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  • Feb 18

    If you are 57 and overweight you already understand why you can't get a job. It has nothing to do with leprosy.

  • Feb 18

    Did you per chance ask for help? If not, you might consider this the next time. Also, you really have no idea what he might be doing when you think he is "at a cafe."

    And, as a male nurse, I find this somewhat offensive. It has been my experience, after 20 years as a nurse that this behavior, if he is truly not helpful, applies to nurses of all genders.

  • Feb 18

    I would speak to a qualified attorney. Say nothing else, contact no one else. Follow the attorney's advice.

  • Feb 16

    I think this falls into the same infuriating category: On Tuesday we had 35 students absent due to illness, on Wednesday (Valentine's Party day) we had 5 absent!, on Thursday we had 28 absent. Here where that math gets tricky: of the 35 on Tuesday, only 3 were also absent on Wednesday, but 20/35 were absent on Thursday...hmmm. Apparently this particular strain of illness takes a 24 hour break for Valentine's day parties...

  • Feb 16

    Not sure what state you are practicing in, but here in Oregon we have a state mandated requirement that nurses MUST treat patients pain and believe what the patients say about their pain. Nurses allowing personal bias to infuence their view and treatment of a patient's pain is so wrong. We are to listen and treat and in many cases ADVOCATE with the MD for better pain control. There is also much to learn regarding the addict patient and their different needs for pain relief. The addicted patient may already have chronic pain management that is ongoing, and now be suffering with acute pain which requires a different approach for relief. The sickle cell patient will most likely already be taking something for chronic pain. YOU did that patient a favor as your "friend" obviously does not have much of a critical thought in her brain. My guess is that she was upset that it was YOU and not her who made this patient feel better. You made the right choice doing what you did and unfortunately your friend is clueless and immature in her nursing judgment.

    Sujan, MSN, RN

  • Feb 16

    You did the right thing but her behavior makes me think that maybe your co-worker is the addict and has been stealing the patient's morphine for herself (I've witnessed this in previous hospital jobs I've held). She might be furious that the PCA won't require her to get narcs every 1-2 hrs. Just a thought.

  • Feb 16

    I'm pretty sure that we've sealed the OPs determination to become anything BUT a nurse with some of the replies to this thread.

    Walk rural highways in a snowstorm, buy a subaru, take the nonexistent bus.... all for a 20 buck shift. Kinda shows how out of touch a lot of us are with struggles of broke, rural workers, honestly.

  • Feb 16

    My husband once worked about thirty miles (or more, don't really remember the distance) away at a remote location. During winter when snowstorms were possible, it was required that he keep emergency equipment in the trunk of his car for those times that he might find himself stranded. Blanket, chains, shovel, food, etc. were all required and checked (military at the time). After you get some safe tires, also suggest you find a list on the internet of appropriate emergency supplies and keep them in your trunk during winter. You never know.

  • Feb 14

    In most cases I don't like working next to somebody who is playing music. I find it distracting for myself and hard to concentrate on patient care.

  • Feb 9

    I was waiting for someone to post about her video. It was somewhat funny, but I could see how people would be offended and I wondered if she was going to face any repercussions at work. I don't think it was very smart on her part.

  • Feb 9

    In my NURS-299 class I had to take, we learned that homelessness is temporary. I would like to live in a house or apartment, but I would like to be debt free before that. The only two forms of debt I would like to have is a mortgage and maybe a car payment. I don't have a wife or kids or alimony or child support to pay, and if it were possible, I would like to work two RN jobs, then again, I wouldn't have a life, but like I said if it's possible as in if it's safe and people do it or if it's doable, I'd like to do it to help speed up my situation so I can live a normal life.

    Paying for a place to live period defeats the purpose of paying off stuff. When I worked at a hospital in East Tennessee as a sterilization technician, I think I looked into living in my car, but my manager at the time said "NO" in a heavy, southern tone.

  • Feb 9

    Quote from KelRN215
    I wasn't suggesting you were. Just saying that if you search craigslist for roommates, there are other options than living in a van.

    This guy's ad said that his personal assistant would "run errands, keep things organized and post ads on the internet." I did think sexual favors when I read it but technically that's not what he's advertising.

    Another option for the OP would be house sitting. I hire house sitters to watch my dogs in my home every time we go away. Someone I work with (she's per diem and towards the end of her career so does what she wants) seems like she's traveling about as much as she's home and she also always hires house sitters for her dog so if you could find 2 people who travel 50% of the time and need house sitters while they're away, you could get paid to watch their houses and then have access to showers and a kitchen.
    House sitting sounds pretty awesome!

  • Feb 9

    You could rent a Post Office box for < $50 a year in my area. You can rent them at your closest Post Office and have a stable address. Many nurses use a P.O. Box because your address will show on the BON website if someone looks up your nursing license. Because it is so common for nurses to use a P.O. Box I don't think a facility will even notice you are not using a street address.

  • Feb 9

    It's made me much more anxious when my children are sick. I tend to think the worst...

  • Feb 9

    I'm more open minded but also more cynical. You wouldn't think these two states could co-exist, but they do in me.


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