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Joined May 18, '10. Posts: 429 (46% Liked) Likes: 566

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  1. I could be wrong but part of the problem may be a lot of us go into nursing because we're big ol' bleeding hearts. Very...
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. "NETY!" is also the rallying cry for the perpetually aggrieved, and it annoys the heck out of many of us who don't shoot...
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Some students are incredibly sensitive and the "culture" of nursing is a complete shock for them. However, let's not act as...
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. I never implied that, but the common thread seems to be the lack of a co checker...two checks and still a drug error is not...
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Ruby -- wow. WOW! Your words literally carried me back to that moment when I made my first med error. To that deep, dry,...
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I thank the Lord I haven't made a fatal mistake. I've come close though. I once gave Thorazine for a migraine too fast. ...
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. A former colleague of mine, a lovely woman I'll call Lauren, made an enormous and fatal medication error on her first night...
    MedChica
    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Most of the Nurses that I have worked with over the years do not like Nursing at all. Sadly, most are stuck. They can't...
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What difference does it make whether we're actually miserable being nurses or not? No college student I've spoken with since...
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Yeah, its pretty terrible. If you are going into nursing because you think theres a shortage, well there is none. And if you...
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Transitioning from a nursing student to a nurse is one of the most difficult role transitions youíll ever make. Itís right...
    MedChica
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Too many people these days look to athletes, actors & singers as being heroes. I remember reading an article on the sports...
    MedChica
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Nursing school is cake compared to actual nursing.
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. OK folks. Do you think it might be time to show the professionalism that goes along with being a Nurse? I know you've...
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Well I dont have one of those names but me personally think its utterly ridiculous especially for this site! No one is...
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. And then in my school, we have students having physical fights with injuries in the parking lot and fighting over who sits...
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Sad he was let go over sterile technique. All that money towards his career is down the drain
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. While in a perfect world the person who removed it might be replacing it, are you saying that the aide had any right to...
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Good grief. I just can't stand stuff like what I'm reading here. I remember a nurse that I used to work with treated the...
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. She's sitting there looking at you because she knows you will go answer the call bells. This is why *some* (not all) nurses...
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Not that it is anyone's business...and I rarely speak of it....I do not have a nurses salary any more. That stopped over...
    MedChica
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. My 401K, my life's savings, tanked with the economy. The rest of it went supporting my family while I FOUGHT for SSDI...
    MedChica
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. I currently pay $800 per month for my employer's second-cheapest plan, which is $25 per week more than the catastrophic...
    MedChica
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. I beg to differ...I just looked up my family....my monthly payout would be from $1,300.00 per month to $3,000.00 per month...
    MedChica
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. Um... where are all those valiant defenders of ObamaCare that were here a year ago? Totally flaming anyone who dared to...
    MedChica
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  26. Give the little darlin's a handful of syringes to play with... problem solved! (But the dummies who brought their groin...
    MedChica
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  27. Problem is that just as with the Tea Party in Congress "power players" in nursing often are beholden to how things are...
    MedChica
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  28. Siri apparently doesn't care. It's fairly clear you understood the content despite the grammatical error, so do you have...
    MedChica
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  29. I believe experience is the great equalizer...I've worked along side LPNs who are more knowledgeable and competent than any...
    MedChica
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  30. I think the hospitals know they can pay the BSN the same salaries as ADN's. A more highly educated staff for the same...
    MedChica
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  31. I think the hospitals are more worried about keeping a steady stream of cheap labor than anything else.
    MedChica
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  32. While I agree a BSN should get paid more, there isn't necessarily more experience implied with a BSN. I know there have...
    MedChica
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  33. This thread is interesting, and many have brought up good food for thought. Does anyone have any knowledge of...
    MedChica
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  34. I think we need to get to one level of entry education because I am tired of these discussions. I don't believe a BSN...
    MedChica
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  35. I wouldn't say that adns have no value, but in our society higher education should (and usually does)=higher pay. The people...
    MedChica
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  36. I'm only getting my RN> BSN so that I can pursue a higher degree from there. That's the only reason.
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. One of my residents last night told me "You're so good to me." Cue the waterworks!
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. When someone (sick, tired, weak, near death, etc) makes the effort to express "Thank you". For some reason, it always...
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  39. Nursing is NOT for the faint of heart. It it a very tough job......whether you love it or not. Nurses have immense...
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. I've misplaced my crystal ball, and I I don't know anyone who has a working one. But you make your own happiness in life,...
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. Unfortunately, you get what you pay for. What does a CNA get paid? Crap. Why? Because anyone can pass the single class...
    MedChica
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  42. Brace myself indeed, I almost dropped to the floor hearing that. Honestly if it was me, I would quit and wait tables before...
    MedChica
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  43. This is the first blog I've read from this nurse. Thought this could brighten someone's day as I was laughing to myself...
    MedChica
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  44. Have you ever tried to convince a confused patient to please stop trying to smack you across the face as you try to get her...
    MedChica
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  45. There have been Master's a Doctor Prepared nurses since the 60s and 70s...If that was the case, I believe it would've...
    MedChica
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  46. First it was the ADNs now the BSNs - position for Master's now to meet MD shortage. Still have to have the supportive...
    MedChica
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  47. Always remember that "Do Not Resuscitate" does not equal "Do Not Treat." When I worked in LTC, we sent out residents...
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. You really shouldn't stick a diabetic patient's toe. Some diabetics already have a decreased sense of feeling in their...
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. they don't do immediate lab draws in LTC for they usually don't have a lab. HUmmmmmm .......ear lobe.........here is...
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. When I have a good day I can actually enjoy being a nurse, but the difficult patients (morbidly obese) and violent dementia...
    MedChica
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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