Search Results

Search Results Type: Posts; User: multi10

From Date
  1. San Francisco general RNs testifying about appalling staffing in their level 1 trauma
    Is SF General Hospital unionized?
    May 7
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. The Case For Job Hopping
    Hospitals are not nice places to be a floor nurse in 2014. I graduated with a BSN in 1978 and worked for 1 year on a med-surg floor, rotating days, evenings, nights, every other weekend, holidays,...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  3. When an employer asks 'what's the lowest wage you are willing to accept'...
    In LTC, there is always the wound care, which can take 20 minutes to a half-hour, per patient, per nurse. Wound-care nurses are so important. They know everything about pain relief, etc. ("Give...
    Nov 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. When an employer asks 'what's the lowest wage you are willing to accept'...
    This makes me sad. A Registered Nurse in USA is making $23.00/hr In 2013? In an LTC/skilled facility with trachs, IVs and feeding tubes? Something is wrong. We all know that the work-load in...
    Nov 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Family is trying to kill me!
    I always considered myself a dog person. Then I took a private duty case, working nights. There were 2 cats in the house and I liked those cats very much. They were smart, curious, and...
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. ICU Nurse needs advice
    Focus on an area that you find interesting. For me, it was pulmonary. I was fascinated by ABGs. We drew them ourselves, sometimes by stick. Every day was exciting because I learned so much. This...
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Help with Pharmacy issues paper
    OP, Why do you believe it is appropriate to denigrate another profession? "...there are too many lawyers in the world." People love to complain about lawyers...until they need one.
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  8. Domestic Abuse Assessment
    We should educate the next generation about the signs of an abuser. Is the person excessively jealous? Is the person so possessive as to make you uncomfortable? Does the person try to isolate you...
    Aug 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Domestic Abuse Assessment
    This happened to me as well. My abuser was a very prominent man in the community. I had grown up in a stable and loving family, with parents always together, and uncles, cousins and brothers who...
    Aug 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Lateral violence
    Newldrn, The answer is "Yes." I have overcome the whispers, et al, and had a positive outcome. You are finally in the specialty you always wanted. That's a goal you set for yourself and you are...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I need your advice on dealing with people who try to treat me like I'm stupid
    Zaggar, You've been a nurse for 8 years and you still love it. That's fantastic! You should be proud. It's not easy, and 12 hour shifts are so long, especially when you get that 11th hour...
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. How much poop/puke/cleaning of bodily fluids is there in nursing school?
    OP, you will be amazed at how things like bodily functions won't bother you so much as you encounter them more and more. Things that you may find revolting and/or disgusting today just won't bother...
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. How did you choose your agency? What should I ask?
    Get everything in writing. The thing about sites is that usually the people who are unhappy post. The vast majority of nurses, the happy ones, just do their job and enjoy seeing new places. ...
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  14. Registered Nurses: Do you like your jobs?
    Nursing is fantastic. There is nothing like it. I was fortunate enough to be a pulmonary ICU nurse at a major university hospital, just when the AIDS crisis was arriving in our unit. Some of the...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Telemetry to ICU.... To stay or not....
    VANurse2010, I'm sorry to learn that you are working among a toxic nasty group of people in the ICU. Are you able to care for your patients? Are you learning every day/are you excited to learn?...
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. There no crying in....nursing school
    ixchel I just got back from Hawaii and was able to read this. Such slander: To insinuate such evil to me. How dare you accuse a nurse (me, BSN) of kicking a patient when down? But, even...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Drawing the Line: Shutting Down Verbal Abuse
    canesdukegirl, You are absolutely right. Abusers and bullies will scream at people they deem "underlings", then turn around and smile in the faces of their bosses. (Sometimes the bosses have...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. There no crying in....nursing school
    There is a song by Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders called "Stop Your Sobbing." My favorite line in the song is "...makes me want to take you in my arms and tell you to stop all your sobbing." ...
    May 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. There no crying in....nursing school
    Some people just don't like a hint of tough love. I have no dog in this hunt. Do not throw me under the bus. I am not kicking the can down the road. At the end of the day, here is my message: ...
    May 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. There no crying in....nursing school
    Sadala, I love your post I've examined the reasons nursing school is stressful. I attended nursing school and it is stressful. But it isn't "unduly" stressful. I am a happy BSN graduate of...
    May 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. There no crying in....nursing school
    I am ignorant about OP's situation. I can only respond to the information provided. My comment was based on the original post. I couldn't imagine gaining 40 pounds in one year, and I wanted to...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. There no crying in....nursing school
    I didn't know the 40 pound weight gain in a year was because she (OP) was pregnant. She didn't mention that she just blamed her weight gain on nursing.
    May 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. There no crying in....nursing school
    You initially blamed your weight gain on being a nurse. But you were pregnant and gave birth to a child. That explains the 40 pound weight gain. I'm happy for you.
    May 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Telemetry to ICU.... To stay or not....
    My advice: Go to the ICU. It's a whole new world where you, as a nurse, get to know and manage your 2 patients and all of their systems (cardiac, pulmonary, renal, etc.). You will save lives in a...
    May 15, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. There no crying in....nursing school
    Forty (40) pounds you gained in one (1) year? That's almost a pound a week. How can you carry all that extra weight? How did this happen? I can only surmise that you changed your eating habits...
    May 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student


Top