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  1. 10 Things You Should Know About the First Semester of Nursing School
    Wow...this completely captures all of my thoughts re: nursing school/this post. While I understand that some people head into nursing school with more on their plate than I had, I have to say that...
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Simultaneous admissions (vent)
    Hmmm...I don't really understand this. On my unit, you just take whatever admissions come to your rooms after your original patients are discharged. It can be difficult when you have 2-3 admits in a...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. i HATE my job. Does anyone else feel the same?
    Thankfully I wouldn't say I'm completely to the point of HATING my job, but recent (and rapid!) staffing cuts have made me like it a lot less. With literally 25%-30% more to do each day (combined...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. if you could do it over again....
    Ehhh, to be brutally honest it is hard to recommend a particular area at this time for RN practice...with all of the changes in healthcare/reimbursement, things are even getting harder at the "good"...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What is the worst hardship/story you have ever seen/heard in your nursing career?
    Young Asian patient (late 20s if I'm remembering correctly) who had been in the U.S. for about 3 years; her ex-husband back in her home country had caused TERRIBLE chemical burns to her face by...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Can i still be a nurse if i am too emotional?
    You may well find that you just naturally learn to stem your tears at work. I would never say that I cried *really* easily before becoming a nurse, but I definitely cried far more easily than I do...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What nursing habits do you take home?
    1) Definitely dated some of my cosmetics/makeup when I opened them so I don't keep them longer than 3 mos. - all I can say is at least I didn't put the time opened on them as well! 2) Forgetting...
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  8. Would you commute an hour to a job you wanted?
    I probably am a little biased in my answer because I've never been very far at all from work BUT I would only accept an hour-long commute under a few non-negotiable conditions. First, I'd definitely...
    Oct 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What Baffles You?
    Patients who stand outside of their room (or in an even more annoying/baffling twist - their family member's room) awkwardly hovering and then just randomly asking ANY person wearing scrubs who walks...
    Oct 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. You know you are going to have an interesting day when you get report that . . .
    -Their mother/father/sister/etc. has been at the bedside since the patient got here and they're REALLY anxious. Like, really. -We've been alternating milk-and-molasses and kayexalate enemas for the...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. How do you talk to patients with weight issues?
    This is amazing, and I think the best thing about it is that it is something that any nurse could say in almost any setting. Yes, you might not always have time for it in a busy hospital setting, but...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Corporate "doesn't believe in" Nurses Week
    Ehh, I'm pretty lukewarm about Nurses' Week. I overall am content about my work environment, have some wonderful coworkers, etc, so I don't particularly care about the fact my employer didn't do much...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Advice to the Younger Nurse Me
    LOVE the original post - such a relatable story at the beginning too :-) I also have a few things to add-- 1) If you have time during your shift - even just a few minutes - offer to help other...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. When did nursing caps go extinct in the wild?
    I have never seen anyone wear them...and can imagine that they would be kind of impractical...but as someone who loves hats, I think it would be fun in a way :-) I also think a part of me would...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. *Desperately need some advice - I hate my  new job*
    First of all, I'm really sorry about your whole ordeal and your terrible first day. But I'm wondering if it might be wise to give the new floor (the one that is not your dream floor) a little more...
    Mar 12, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. That awkward moment when....
    I'm not going to lie...had the best laugh I've had in days when I read this!
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Do you ever correct people about medical stuff?
    Pretty much never...sometimes I'll pass along little educational tidbits to immediate family members when there is something that totally relates to them, but the rest of the time it's either 1)...
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How do you deal with these types of patients?
    I think that in theory it makes sense for this type of pt to have the same nurse as often as possible-BUT in practice I think this sometimes may be unsuccessful. While it may be disruptive for the pt...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Night shift better for shy personalities?
    Some of your shyness will improve/disappear with experience. I'm naturally an introvert and am reserved in new situations, but after doing the nursing things that require you to be more extroverted...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I'm seeing a lot of unprofessional posting here related to venting about patients
    Ummm, maybe you should get a little more experience before nitpicking about something like this. It is natural to want to vent about work, and especially in a field like nursing (which can be filled...
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Precepting for my first time...
    I haven't been a nurse for too terribly long, and was in a similar precepting situation to yours. I was nervous that I technically had less experience than my preceptee, but things actually ended up...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Did I help the nurses or did I do nothing?
    Sounds like you did well. After working with a few subpar aides who truly don not manage their time well and are generally sloppy, I have to say that if you are clearly so concerned about doing your...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Call in sick, or risk getting patients sick?
    This can be so tricky sometimes. Right at this moment, I have practically no voice-can literally say two words before I'm forced to whisper. Other than this, I feel okay. Part of me really wants to...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. Silly random nursing thoughts, one sentence, NO JUDGMENTAL FOLKS ALLOWED
    That huge abscess looks like it would be strangely fun/satisfying to drain...can't wait until I can do that as an NP someday ;-)
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  25. what did you get for Christmas from your employer?
    Shift differential. And I guess they're paying for part of my masters, too :yes:
    Dec 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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