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  1. Nightmares!!!!
    I actually think most of the nightmares have come from me learning to be assertive with my patients and their families, also the short staffing issue on our floor. I am so used to being sweet, nice...
    Mar 17, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Nightmares!!!!
    I have been a nurse now for nine months now and finally feel like I can "handle" my title. My main problem is having a hard time sleeping, and when I do sleep, i wake up every hour until it's time...
    Mar 16, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. do you feel like the CNA's run the floor?
    You guys have aides? I can't believe there is a world out there with such a thing :lol2:We've been begging for some help on our busy stepdown unit and there has bee someone "hired" for the job. If...
    Mar 8, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Aarrghh!!
    Thanks for the replies and trust me, I do have Ensure on the way home!! oh my four year old pt is actually 63. I had the same two today but add on another crazy, medication addicted RN, who walked...
    Feb 22, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Aarrghh!!
    Is there any one out there that can relate to living off Ensure for nutrition and skating by using the restroom maybe once? I considered inserting a foley on myself and had to laugh off such a crazy...
    Feb 21, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Are You A Type "a" Nurse Or Type "b"
    Thanks forthe post!!! I've learned "in the real world of nursing," it's either patient care or charting!! I'm totally Type B and I spend most of my overtime charting in the end :chuckle. I'm not sure...
    Feb 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. telemetry for new grads
    I have worked Intermediate Med/Surg for almost five months and it can be very overwhelming and scary at first. I agree with everyones advice on this post, become familiar with the bp meds, lasix and...
    Oct 30, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do you carry your work home with you?
    I tend to come home and vent to my husband, who is a detective, which drives him crazy because "he deals with people and problems all day." Thankfully he will listen and offer some of his wisdom to...
    Oct 20, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. America's view of the nursing profession
    Amen to that!!!! I don't see myself as Blue collar trailer trash nor am I treated that way. It starts with us (nurses...ASN,BSN,MSN,Phd) respecting each other and valuing each other as a profession....
    Oct 20, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I really need help!
    Hang in there and don't give up!! I too work in a stepdown unit and can't tell you how many times I have gone home crying, literally feeling like I was loosing my mind and was I really cut out to be...
    Oct 20, '05
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Stress and Nursing
    Everyone has pretty much summed up everything!!! You should be proud of yourself for questioning your decision and I agree that if you're not sure why you want to be a nurse, go no further until you...
    Oct 18, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Was there a full moon this week...
    I think there is something going on in all 50 states!!!!:chuckle I've had one hell of a week and one more day to go. I love reading your posts, it's like a new chapter unfolding.:rotfl: This would be...
    Oct 15, '05
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. When does it all start to come together?
    I went to school for my ADN and everything came "together" for me in my very last semester, critical care. I've learned alot more though just working on my unit. I think it usally takes about six...
    Oct 15, '05
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. should i give up on my dream
    Oh my God if you can quit girl, quit!!!!! I worked full time through nursing school but with support from my husband. We had no kids and that helped but I felt like I never had a moments peace. I...
    Oct 15, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. my sad nursing story
    As others have stated previously,there are going to be ups and downs to the profession! I've been a nurse four months and nursing school broke me down to my last nerve!!!:uhoh3: I made it and I too...
    Oct 15, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Rude Family Members: Just Venting!
    This sounds like my day yesterday and today!! I thought i was going to rip out my hair, cry and leave the floor (forever). I guess we have to deal with things like this but some of these family...
    Oct 15, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Jay Leno slams nurses!
    Boy are you right!!!! I love House also, but i've never seen an MD do so much research. I mean going to the patient's home to collect specimens? They could've called CSI :rotfl:!! Maybe this is why...
    Oct 15, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What punishment should this nurse get?
    Sure it may have been wrong but in the state we are in for good nurses, this is a bit harsh. :angryfire I feel if anything she should get some counseling on her decision to sleep, it was an accident,...
    Oct 12, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. change to other department or not? please give me advise!!
    Everyone is right on this post !!! I work on a stepdown unit also and have now been there almost four months and things are making some sense. If you can get down time management and critical labs,...
    Oct 11, '05
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. I was FIRED today!
    I think we all agree that everything happens for a reason. Yes, you did pass your boards and Yes, you are an RN. God takes care of us all and this probably wasn't the place for you, you felt that...
    Oct 11, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Do you give up your seat for a doctor?
    Amen to that!!! :yelclap:
    Oct 10, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. The new AMA TV propaganda drive me nuts.
    So True!!!! It is us nurses who are there after the MD gets his 15 minutes of fame to pick up the pieces or reexplain what the MD meant by cholelithiasis. :)
    Oct 10, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Ode to Preceptors from a new RN..
    In reading alot of threads from new students and experienced nurses alike, i wanted to thank all of those nurses out there who have made a difference for us new nurses...like my preceptor has: ...
    Oct 9, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Is this new grad a nut or what? Opinions please !
    Don't give up and learn as much as you can from your supervisor and practioner. Ask all the questions you can and see if you can get a new preceptor. It really does take a while to get the swing of...
    Oct 9, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Bipolar nursing instructors
    This lady sounds crazy and shouldn't be teaching!!! She doesn't know if your cut out to be a nurse or not. She is not GOD and shouldn't be bringing the bible up as a reason to fail you!! Don't get...
    Oct 9, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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