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  • 24

    what about rolling the stretcher to the ice machine and tell patient's to open his/her mouth? That's direct entry without cross contaminating!

  • 22

    It's a recurring theme because some posters do not know that 'nurse' is a legally protected title and some do not read allnurses terms of service before agreeing to them.

  • 19

    Quote from DelaneyB
    I was reading a post earlier. Normally I love to do that, when I get some downtime I am entertained/educated by posts here and I enjoy it. However I saw something on here that bothered me. It is a recurring theme.

    A user said that since a poster was a nursing student and not a nurse she should change her username. I see that a lot here, other users telling posters to change their name because they are students, or CNAs, etc. Does that really bother you??? It's not like it's that big of a deal. If I was a culinary student I would call myself DelaneyBaker and it would be fine. If I was an engineering student I would call myself DelaneyEngineer. It wouldn't be a big deal. Y'all act as if there aren't millions and millions of nurses in the world and are so prideful. It's not that hard to be a nurse. People from dinky little schools are "nurses". People who did things completely online are "nurses". It isn't a big deal.

    I don't know why this riled me up so much but it did. Sorry for the rant.
    I'm going to excuse your ignorance about what it takes to get through nursing school, pass NCLEX, and work as a nurse. You obviously don't know what you don't know.

    But perhaps you can understand this sentence from the RULES of this message forum:

    8.You agree NOT to use titles that you have not earned. (RN, Dr, LPN, LVN, Nurse, etc)

    http://allnurses.com/terms-info.html

    So when people tell nursing students to change their screen names, that is because they have violated the terms of service that THEY AGREED TO when they signed up. This is a privately owned web site, and they can make the rules.

    So basically, if this bothers you, TOUGH.

  • 18

    She expects you to tutor her during finals week, and thinks she can pass? can you spell delusional? Asking you to learn her material for a class you aren't/haven't taken is ridiculous, especially on a day you have a final of your own. As nurses, we HAVE to learn to say no, politely, firmly, definitively. Now is as good a time to start as any.

    "I've tried to show you my study habits, since that isn't how you want to learn, I can't help you any more than that. I'm not taking this class, so I can't help you with material I haven't studied." and if that doesn't do it: "NO, I DO NOT Have time to take your class for you."

  • 18

    I would have said no without a second thought.

  • 17

    You are not responsible for your friend's academic success. Suggest she discuss this with her academic advisor and get a tutor.
    Disgusted that friends and family are laying a guilt trip on you. They never went to nursing school. Nursing school will take all that you have. Focus on YOURSELF.


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