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    sevensonnets likes this.

    Quote from AJJKRN
    Try your best not to let that interaction take up space in your head. People like that usually have major insecurity issues and unfortunately this one just happened to be a nurse.

    Learn the lesson even earlier of how not to treat others when you pass your NCLEX when the time comes!
    Or maybe that "rude" person is dealing with a serious personal health issue; has a family member who is dying; had to deal with a her car breaking down and was just frustrated;had just been reamed out by a doc for something else and took her frustrations out on OP. We'll never know. The point is, episodes like this are not necessarily indicative of psychopathology.

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    TriciaJ likes this.

    Quote from SuziQ63
    Should I have told the new job the truth? I was afraid it would hurt me
    Yes, you should have told the truth. The fact that you're stressed out about whether or not the new job will find out about what happened at your current/old job should tell you that you should have been up front.

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    Yeah, having cancer is so much better than having to work. I'm so glad I got sick so I don't have to work.

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    Ruas61 likes this.

    Quote from ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    I think before you go on and on about how you go to one of these prestigious schools the OP is talking about (which they are talking about those in Nursing school going on about their prestigious nursing schools) and it's known to everyone in the country, so prestigious that people come from all over the world just to attend, and you argue that your school is going to be a huge asset to you after you're done with nursing. You should clarify that you're not in the US and haven't even applied to or been accepted into a nursing program yet, and the earliest you think you'll be starting is another year and a half away.

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    macawake likes this.

    Quote from Rose_Queen
    Can I just say the title makes me think of this? Hyperbole and a Half: The Alot is Better Than You at Everything

    Also, the companies making patient and OR beds need to consider making them longer. I shouldn't have to go steal a piece off an OR bed in another room to use as an extension for my patient who is 6" taller than the bed is long.
    Love that book!

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    ~Mi Vida Loca~RN likes this.

    Quote from ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    We often had "afew" tall people. My Dad is 6'3", I am "alittle" over 5 foot.

    One time I asked my patient how tall she was, she said "4 foot 12". So I said "5 feet?" She said "no 4 foot 12" she paused for a minute and it clicked. I told her "congratulations, you can now tell everyone you're officially 5 foot" read my mind.

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    Quote from Danawright
    Join ONS.
    Exactly what I was going to say.

    ONS | Oncology Nursing Society

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    Quote from tmaloney58
    I wouldn't consider asking a caregiver to cover me up after I had been exposed for over a half an hour after assessments had been done while multiple people (not related to my care) wandered in and out of the area I was in to be a "there, there now attention seeking behavior". It seemed like a simple request. And one that I had to make multiple times in multiple locations. Maybe that's the "there, there now attention seeking behavior" you are referring to? Having to make the same request multiple times? Because my, I thought simple, request wasn't being honored? And because of my condition at the time I was unable to do it myself? Unfortunately, I received the same dismissive behavior/attitude from my "caregivers" there as you seem to display. That's makes me kind of sad. For you.

    I'm guessing, actually I know, that you've been doing your job for a very long time. Maybe too long. Because when you forget the "care" part of "patient care" maybe it's time to find a different career.
    You really know nothing about the people who have replied to you.

    The purpose of this site is for nurses to talk to nurses. We learn from one another. We support each other. We laugh together, we cry together. The point is, this is a nursing community, not a site for the general public to ask for information nor to lecture us on how we should provide better care for our patients. People who aren't nurses do join sometimes to vent their spleens about one issue or another. We listen and provide feedback, but please...don't presume to know any of the people, many who have been here for years, after just a few posts.

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    NanaPoo and NotAllWhoWandeRN like this.

    It's always darkest before it goes completely black.

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    Mavrick likes this.

    Quote from Andymae
    Nurse Ratchet
    If she's going to be your favorite, you should know how to spell her name. For the record, it's "Ratched."

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    Avid reader and Nurse Leigh like this.

    What a wonderful, heartfelt tribute to the nurses who cared for his son. As a PP said, we usually get lumped into "the rest of the staff," but Jimmy took the time to make sure he knew the names of the nurses who helped care for his son.

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    Quote from jobellestarr
    I had a coworker and her husband commit suicide over allegations of drug use. Please be careful of accusations. It was a tragic experience for all of us and the daughter they left behind.
    That is just horrible. I'd be willing to bet their accusers don't even have a scintilla of remorse over their destructive claims that turned out to be false.

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    If you're not actually regularly using the skills for the exam you want to take, then it's too much. Certification says that you are able to perform to the level of that particular skill/specialty, so you're legally liable should you choose to try to put that cert to work.

    I used to feel the same way but then I decided it was wiser (at least for me) to focus my certs on my specialty.

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    Quote from NursingInChaos
    I definitely wasn't going for hits, I didn't want someone to click on it and get upset about the content. I know if I had personally lost a child to drowning reading my post would be upsetting. The last thing I want is to cause pain to another mother.
    Don't pay that remark "no never mind," as my Dad sometimes says. Most readers understood why you put that advisory in the title, and that you weren't trying to use click-bait to get more readers.

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    " beyond bedside practice."
    We need strong, smart bedside nurses to care for patients. If everyone leaves the bedside for advanced practice or management, the patients will suffer.