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  1. Should ICU get more pay than floor nursing?!?
    I actually get paid more in the ICU than I did on Med/Surg in the form of a "specialty bonus."
    May 30
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Racism in the workplace
    I tell them that holding on to all of that hate is terrible for their health. What's worse is when you have co-workers who actually defend their behavior..."Oh, they come from a different time....
    Mar 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Colleagues who always need help, but never reciprocate...
    I have often wondered if that was the motivation...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Colleagues who always need help, but never reciprocate...
    What gets me is that she IS the experienced nurse in our small ICU. I am relatively new to critical care and to nursing in general by comparison. She's got 15 years on me at least. I am usually more...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Colleagues who always need help, but never reciprocate...
    You know the one. They have fewer patients, fewer tasks, lower acuity patients, and still every small hiccup is a disaster. They routinely stay hours after their shift to wrap things up even though...
    Feb 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Able to finish all tasks in ICU?
    Another voice here recommending staying on top of your tasks and charting throughout your shift. I am relatively new to critical care and I notice that many of my seasoned colleagues are the types...
    Feb 24
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. PICC line blood draw
    You use 3 mL syringes to draw on PICC lines? How many PICC lines have had to be replaced after you've had your hands on 'em? OP - Did the patient have saline running when you drew your labs and...
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!
    If you'd stop making excuses for why you can't do your job and just do your effing job, it'd be done by now, you'd have developed a sense of organic confidence because you surpassed your own grossly...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Note from a new nurse to all the preceptors out there
    I'm not certain where you work or why the situation is so dire there. But where I work, preceptors are paid a $2.00/hr differential for precepting and are not responsible for any more patients than...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. What draws non-nurses to AN.com?
    Ewww...The cesspool of the internet.
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Why are some nurses so miserable?
    I believe that happiness is not in what someone else can give a person. If I waited around for someone else to MAKE me happy, I'd probably be miserable too.
    May 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Why are some nurses so miserable?
    I think it was pretty clear that the OP didn't mean that ONLY nurses are miserable....She was just identifying the context of this forum....This NURSING forum. Miserable nurses are easy to...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Awful Doctors
    I think at least part of the reason why what is widely considered as abuse is changing is because with the passage of time we are beginning to more fully understand the real physiological and...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Awful Doctors
    Nursing is not an easy job. There are a lot of knocks to take when you're first starting out. The trick is to learn to take your knocks, reflect, and move on. This too shall pass.
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. You are not my only patient
    It's as simple as the laws of physics which dictate that a person cannot be in two places at once. Unless each nurse cares for one patient and one patient only, SOMEONE is going to have to wait...
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. April 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "I'm going to need a bigger tongue depressor..."
    Apr 15, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  17. Work is Hazardous to My Health
    I wouldn't necessarily blame the medic student for distracting you... But he/she should have been quick to supply you with a mask if he/she were actually paying any attention to what the hell was...
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. A Plea to Nurses Everywhere
    SarahLeeRN, You are a gifted writer and it impresses me that you would use that gift to express this particular point of view. I have engaged in many discussions here on AN reflecting this topic...
    Mar 13, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Male Nurses on the rise and they make more money
    Wage inequality does exist. Maybe not everywhere. Maybe not in every profession. But it does exist. My second job out of college (about 7 years ago now), the company had two identical positions...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Clinical Nursing Student Needs Advice 5 patients
    It seems that some of the folks who are talking down nursing programs that don't give their students opportunities to take on more realistic patient loads are lacking in scope a bit. When I was a...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Why Do People Bully Me?
    I've got a better question... Why do organizations, co-workers, managers, and other spectators and members of a team working toward a common goal continue to let bullying go unchallenged and...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. New nurses wanted.
    Yes, there was a pervasive "everybody wins" indoctrination of children at one time. Some of this still exists in varying degrees. However, so seldom do the people who rally cry against the...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New nurses wanted.
    Hmmm.... Perhaps it truly is a very rare nurse indeed (or person in general) who is skilled at not only prioritizing their patient's needs, but also managing the rigors of mentorship with grace...
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. New nurses wanted.
    I don't remember ever saying that anyone had to be overly friendly or hand-holding. I do remember saying that I can see how having to contend with that expectation could be frustrating. When more...
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. New nurses wanted.
    Let's not try to cast too many generational stones... I'm old enough and learned enough to know that the Boomers were termed the "Me Generation," characterized by self-involvement and a "me first"...
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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