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  1. Sacrificing church to study instead SMH
    I'd just say the motto of Benedictine monks: "Ora et labora" - "Pray AND work". In the past, they often asked the candidates which word is the most important - and the answer was "AND". Be...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  2. You Know You're a Nurse When...
    You're a nurse if: You eat a five course dinner in a five star restaurant in 5 minutes - happened to me. Any time I'm with some nice guest on a fancy dinner, I'm done, when they hardly start maybe...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. US RN to work in UK
    Hi all fellow nurses on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. I've been an RN really for a while. Originally from Europe (no, NOT the UK), then Canada (Ontario) and since 1991 US (Texas with Compact RN...
    Feb 2
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  4. "The Good Ol' Days!"
    Well, I graduated 1974. That would be a book, to catch all the differences. Let's try just a few. 1. Nurses BEHIND the doctor. NO questions. Doctor said: "20 mg of Morphine" - answer "Yes, Sir" 2....
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Does your facility allow the floor/unit nurses write up other nurses?
    212 mg/dL BS is relatively OK, I don't know patient's big picture. Obviously doesn't look for a DKA. But K+ 2.7 IS very LOW. Patient is significantly HYPOKALEMIC. On my ICU even with patients on...
    Oct 26, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Funny doctor orders
    Several years ago on a Cardiac ICU we had a secretary from another unit (med/surg? I believe). She wrote pt's diagnosis: "Cabbage" - read it loud, yes CABG. Now, we have TOTALLY COMPUTERIZED system,...
    Sep 8, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. Help! How do I sign my name??
    Technically in CLINICAL settings you put the RN first: Jane Doe, RN, BSN In ACADEMIC settings is opposite: RN at the end: Jane Doe, PhD, MSN, CCRN, RN
    Dec 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. You Know You're a Nurse When...
    Many times, when I sign anything, I pull off my pen just before I put an "RN" behind my signature. Once actually happens and it was a check to ... the Board for my license renewal. You're a nurse if...
    Jan 14, '09
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. Adult ICU to PICU
    I absolutely agree with it. Did the same thing and I am NOT regretting. In fact, rarely you'll find kids ALWAYS unhappy, this thing mostly stays wih parents of chronic kids, esp, with development...
    Jan 11, '09
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  10. physical restraint in picu
    So far I found one kiddo (!) - 15 yo, ETOH on board on 4 pt's restrains. In addition our Hospital Police Officers were involved in this case. Otherwise, if we have a pt. e.g. on extubation trial,...
    Jan 7, '09
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  11. Polling our male nurses: What area of nursing are you currently in right now?
    Just stereotype. Typical ICU RN (have you seen my nick?), though I seriously think about changing into education.:caduceus:
    Aug 14, '06
    Forum: Men in Nursing


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