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  1. What is the worst hardship/story you have ever seen/heard in your nursing career?
    Sorry but for me a depressing topic. I have been in acute care hospital nursing 30 years and I have a harder time now then ever with the pain of caring and watching people suffer and the effect on...
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Vanderbilt Medical Center to have nurses cleaning up
    Does anyone here realize that by having nurses do this housecleaning, jobs are taken away from people who do this for a living?
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Vanderbilt Medical Center to have nurses cleaning up
    Let me get this straight. I do not think I am any better than janitors and housekeepers. Not one bit. By having nursing do their job, we are not only having more work to do that is not "taught" to us...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Vanderbilt Medical Center to have nurses cleaning up
    Sorry but I can't believe anyone here would actually do this. How can management change our true roles as RN's when we are expected to be housekeeping? Are you all ready to start cleaning the...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Vanderbilt Medical Center to have nurses cleaning up
    Our CEO made over 5million in pay and bonuses 2011. Just saying.
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. People think I am stupid
    #63 that makes no sense what so ever. Never heard of hanging zozyn over four hours at 12.5 ml/hr. Other fluids are there to hydrate the patient. Hydration is not dependent upon such a small amount...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Why do nurses clean off their shoes at work?
    I have several pairs of work shoes and not one has ever touched the floor in my house. The only time shoes are allowed in my house is when I have a party. So why does my house still get dirty?
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Medical marijuana, role of the nurse, professional organization
    I live in Ca and they seem to move the clinics around. I am a RN in an upscale acute hospital. Maybe it is different here in Ca? Or maybe people are more upfront with their marijuana use? I have had...
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. Medical marijuana, role of the nurse, professional organization
    Did we forget something here? This is not about dispensing meds. There is no way a RN is needed in a medical marijuana store. Eventually, maybe not in my life time, but eventually this herb will...
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. Has anyone ever been careless and gotten stuck?
    I think this is possibly a first. I was very careful as always, and when I did a blood sugar stick with one of those tiny hidden lancets and when I pricked the patients finger he moved and it went...
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Time for a vacation!!  Where do you want to go?
    Plans are San Diego to see niece in August. Portland Oregon to see son in Sept. And end Nov. two weeks in Honduras to get certified in diving. Then Feb 2014 Bonaire for a few weeks to dive. Last...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  12. Calculator at work?
    Personally, I would just take my calculator and do my job as best as I can. I don't ask permission for items like this. About 3 years ago we had to sign a paper that we were not to carry our own...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Greetings!
    As Vishwamitr says, welcome to the "club", a "club" like no other I can think of esp if you are a hospital nurse. Hard to explain but you will understand when the time comes.
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  14. Greetings!
    Never ever be afraid to ask a question even if you think it is stupid. Staff will trust you more with the "stupid" questions. I have been asking "stupid" questions for 30 years! Never think you...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  15. Calculator at work?
    Just carry a calculator if it makes your job better. It is doubtful that you will have to use it these days. Where and what do you do where you need a calculator? There ought to be on on the...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Has anyone ever been careless and gotten stuck?
    I was once getting rid of tons of sharps used in a procedure and always put them one by one into a needle box using these long clamps. Lo and behold, one slipped out (I must have tossed thousands of...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Has anyone ever been careless and gotten stuck?
    I would say that we have gotten rid of 90% of needles these days. Few places use needles for insulin now that those pens are used. No more needles going into IV tubing, etc. Of course, lots of sharps...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Kinder pooping pants
    Ok Now for my 3 cents worth. I have a friend who's daughter had this problem. Child was checked out at Stanford and there was nothing physically wrong with the child. Parents had to take child out of...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. Kinder pooping pants
    Ok guys, here is my 2 cents. This child has emotional issues and this is his way of "controlling" what he can. He is getting attention. Perhaps he is a child that needs more attention at home than...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Take big paycut and work more hours for possible better job?
    Harley the truth is I do not love my job. I just deal with it the best I can and of course I vent a lot. What keeps me going there is the high pay, the benefits, and most of all my co workers who are...
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Take big paycut and work more hours for possible better job?
    That is great. I guess in my situation I just do not want to work full time. I work 4/wk (8 hr shifts) and they will not let me cut back. So I look at it as needing more time but I do agree that...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Take big paycut and work more hours for possible better job?
    I must be the only one here who would not take a "huge paycut" and add two more days/week to enjoy a job. I would rather stay at 3days/week at a much higher salary, use my vacation days here and...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. New Nurse can't eat lunch
    We have a "break nurse" who takes our pager for the 15 min break and 30 min dinner break. Since they are only "breaking" for that nurse, the "break nurse" is fine with giving a med or doing a...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Angry Nurse here!
    Do not let him get away with this **** poor behavior. I see you have two options. 1. Put your name, date on it. Then on another part with loud letters put "to the float person, and you know who you...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Comparing a nurses' salary
    Pay will always be dependent upon whether one has a union, what state one lives in, and years of service. It is the nature of the job. Of course I am speaking of mostly hospital/clinic/type jobs. I...
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series


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