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  1. My NCLEX RN Journey....Finally made it!!!
    God bless you for sharing this story. I loved it!
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  2. "Difficult" Patients
    Some patients will only beat up on you more when you try to be "nice" and placate. Sometimes it is better to call out the white elephant in the room. I had a difficult patient that told me she...
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Is your Hospital requiring a copy of your diploma or transcripts?
    Yeah, I just don't always get it with the lab stuff. You can graduate HS in this country and not know how to read at all, so what proof is that really that you can perform a complex test? Better to...
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Treating fever with acetaminophen
    I still think of my uncle who had his PhD in Pharmaceutical Science and said all the time how useless Tylenol was. Though I guess if you have a patient that can't take Aspirin or an NSAID it has...
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. any rags to riches stories
    I just want to say thank you for starting this thread. I have two small children and am struggling through school. I am married, my husband works and I am thankful for so much...so I won't talk too...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  6. I apologize..
    It didn't happen in nursing, but I have definitely worked in a situation that left me with a similar feeling. I am so sorry that you have gone through this. I really admire how you have opened up...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Hesi Med-Surg exit exam
    Take practice quizzes as much as possible to simply get used to the "types" of question and way you need to think. This really helped me get into that mode of several right answers, but one is BEST....
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  8. Can i  qualify as a cna/pct once I enter nursing school?
    Where I live all of the local hospital offer nursing assistant or care partner positions to nursing students who have completed to a certain point in their curriculum. I am in a BSN program and you...
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Newbie with mileage
    What is sad is that I believe you and I guess I was hoping with this post that experienced nurses would reply with responses that no, not everyone becomes jaded or there are ways to cope, prioritize...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Crusading for Better Mental Health Care: Mental Health Education in Schools
    I think I get it. It should have been a part of general health education all along really. Basic coping, we are not all the same, this is what mental illness looks like and generalizations on...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. Newbie with mileage
    I guess it is hard for me to answer that Roser13. My most recent experience was on a Cardiac Stepdown unit in a Level 1 Trauma hospital. Nurses are assigned 4 patients at most, 3 if one is on...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Crusading for Better Mental Health Care: Mental Health Education in Schools
    I am not sure what is out there either, but from the research I did on sex ed it is probably the same. Grossly inconsistent and not being wholly taught to the individual or community's best...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. Feeling like a servant
    I will have to admit there are limits. I was a little put off when one patient, elderly CHF severely overweight, who was on fall precautions wanted me to hold her 2 week old grandbaby while she was...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Feeling like a servant
    When I was in my 20's I had emergency surgery and had internally hemorrhaged over 4 pints of blood. Had I not drove myself into the ER instead of staying home sick in bed I would have slowly bled to...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Crusading for Better Mental Health Care: Mental Health Education in Schools
    I am not sure where you start, but am in COMPLETE agreement. It may even do a lot to deal with bullying issues which are usually related to mental health issues as well, not just the person...
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. What will be your New Year resolution?
    I want to continue working towards being a better person. Basically that means eating healthy and exercising. Being the kind of friend I want and need. Being the best mommy and wife I can be. ...
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  17. Newbie with mileage
    You make a good points dudette10. I don't think the way the system is set up is always ideal for nursing and I imagine it could be a source of huge frustration to feel powerless to change that, even...
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Newbie with mileage
    I agree completely Florence. I probably have annoyed some with my "rainbows" in the hospital. Which is funny, because outside the hospital I prefer to be a loner with very few but close friends. ...
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Newbie with mileage
    I want to share some thoughts and hopefully get some back from all of you about how a nurse ideally wants to practice. I will be graduating with a BSN-RN in less than a year, but have 15+ years...
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Lost my job, my husband went off the deep end, and I can't stop crying
    Depression is a selfish animal and it has the tendency to make us very selfish in turn. It seems to love this time of the year as well so you might find you are in good company. None of us will be...
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. Feeling really down in the dumps and friend-less in nursing school...advice needed
    I can definitely sympathize. I have had my struggles and thankfully have what appears to be the beginning of some great friendships with others that have had their struggles. Besides remembering...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Indiscriminate Empathy?
    I think it is more about respect than empathy. You don't have to empathize or agree with someone to respect them as a professional. I also think statements like "I wouldn't want you as my nurse"...
    Jul 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. 7th Nursing Caption Contest - Win $100
    Well Dr., this patient came in like this and we believe it might be a "Bath Salts" reaction or it could be PMDD, we won't know until the labs come back.
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  24. Yes, Bad Job References Are Legal!
    I agree Commuter RN, good behavior goes a long way. The team you work with makes all the difference. The healthcare field is not a "Dilbert Cubical" job. Depending on your specialty the emotional...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  25. Yes, Bad Job References Are Legal!
    People talk and there is little you can do about it. Most of the time you won't know anything bad was said. You simply won't get a call back from the potential new job. The sad part is you are...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance


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