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  1. Calivianya - that is how my current job is too. Nurses stay in their rooms mostly and it is not uncommon for no one to even...
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    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. My first job was like that. That job had more beginner and novice nurses than my current one, but I actually thought it was...
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    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. I see no problem with either label, "baby nurse" or "seasoned nurse." Neither is derogatory. Now "nasty old biter nurses"...
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    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. Perfectly said. I agree 100% but hospital administrators do not care what you think.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I just came back to this thinking that I had over reacted. I re-read the entire thread and have decided that my post is...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. I personally think it's a fantastic and wonderful idea to go onto a site with almost a million nurses and tell them about...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Watch out! We are straying into the land of ratios. :nailbiting:
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. i'd like to add to this list: 10. the union doesn't write my pay check. right on! why should i rely on a union contract...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  9. Results are in......I failed! So apparently, the pearson vue trick does work on failing so far! :crying2: Now on to...
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    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. I think one of the problems with the lack of support might be satisfaction based reimbursement for services. If you know...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. It's all about the patient satisfaction surveys.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Advise from the hood : Raise your eyebrows, put one hand on your hip, slightly lower your head, curl your lips, put your...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. I would document, tell managers, call labor union if needed, or contact medical board. As far as when it was happening: ...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. I'm painting with a broad, anecdotal paintbrush here-- but in my experience many MD's/psychologists drawn to the psychiatric...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. What a great post! You are very welcome. I have to admit, when reading the title of this thread, I was thinking this was...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. In my experience, no, you cannot "make" the receiving nurse more accepting. People either understand that different...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. The one thing that patients do not see is the triage nurse informing the charge that "This person needs a room now." The...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Dry shave with a disposable razor, or use clippers if your facility supplies them. Good skin contact is essential for...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Thanks so much to all!!! I've been in nsg soooo long, that I thought , weeellll, just maybe....... But this just caught...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I think it was last season that they just finally pushed me over the edge. Something about they were treating hyperkalemia...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Shocking asystole drives me insane as well! Lol, the pp who mentioned that shocking asystole can cause damage to the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. No, it's done on bare chest. And justbeachy, the shocking asystole on tv drives me insane. I quit watching hospital dramas...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Now I question everything I learned on ER :(
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Not your problem. I used to be very accommodating for everyone, until I noticed that certain people were always requesting...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Different places have different policies. Only one hospital that I worked at had that same policy, which is ridiculous. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. Please don't apologize for writing from the heart....some of my best work comes from the same place. You have a powerful...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. I worked in LTC for 6 years. This is familiar and touching. You have a beautiful way with words.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. Slightly OT: Years ago, my baby sister contracted a horrible UTI on her honeymoon camping in the backwoods of the Upper...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. the link given by a previous commenter mentioned that tryptophan, building up in the body, could cause blue urine- ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. As a manager...I don't discriminate.....I call and beg everyone. I exhaust every avenue before I have to mandate someone to...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. I have to disagree with the comments that nursing is more stressful than school. Not because I don't think nursing is not...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. Working as a nurse doesn't consume my entire life the way being a student did. So in that sense, it is less stressful. I go...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. With an RN and a JD- why would you want bedside nursing?! Why not just go into representing nurses in malpractice cases and...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  34. Try skipping in and out of their rooms. No one looks tired when they're skipping.
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    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  35. The only thing I've ever heard out of a BSNs mouth regarding the degree is this: we are just glad we got it out of the way...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  36. I'd hate to be near you when you're trying to offend someone. I know nurses with BSN's who are awful, and some who are...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  37. It's on the name tag ;)
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  38. I do believe this was said tongue in cheek. The LPN/RN debate has gone on for years as well.
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  39. All of a sudden, OP? I graduated with my undergrad (BSN) degree in 1983. They were talking about "phasing out" ADN as...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  40. I have to be honest; I too am tired of the ADN vs BSN debate but I even more tired of the older people speaking poorly of...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  41. So many things that I could say, but I'm too busy trying to figure out what's so special about OP's penlight that it's...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  42. I see what you're asking...I think, Brandon. LPN to RN programs are few and far between up here. For the ones that exist,...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  43. Since when it is "us vs. them"? I can't even tell you which of my co-workers have a BSN and which ones don't. And it doesn't...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  44. And then there are the LPN's ..............
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  45. Nursing is the only profession I have encountered that mocks and looks down upon its colleagues for having a higher...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  46. Wow, I'd hate to be around when you INTEND to offend......
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  47. Brilliant. ;) Learning technical skills such as dropping NGTs, inserting IVs, irrigating foleys, is very simple as these...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  48. I'm pretty sure most of those nurses got an advanced degree so they don't have to hold anyone's penlight, and possibly some...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  49. It actually seems like you DO mean to offend..... Sorry you're so angry about life right now.
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  50. To be fair, I'm sure those BSNs will be just as good at those skills as you after 15 years.
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN


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