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  1. Do you have (or are you) a bully queen of the ICU?
    Only because everyone keeps handing him the ladle.
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Do you have (or are you) a bully queen of the ICU?
    "She's loud and outspoken. Markedly unattractive and overweight, in her mid 40s, she describes herself as having been in the ICU "forever." She's large and in charge, and everyone knows better...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Do you have (or are you) a bully queen of the ICU?
    Oh, for Pete's sake! RNdynamic wasn't talking about anybody on this board! Why is everybody making this about themselves? Come on! The descriptors painted a picture of this nurse... and it...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Shady Nursing School Abruptly Closes Its Doors
    That's what I was saying. Not everyone knows about accreditation and The Slick Shady School of Nursing is counting on that. They are also counting on those individuals not to realize how much more...
    Sep 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Shady Nursing School Abruptly Closes Its Doors
    I think you have to consider to whom these colleges are advertising. I suspect they prey upon individuals with limited knowledge of how higher education works or resources in general. These people...
    Sep 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Is this how med pass is supposed to be?
    We have a Pyxis, a pharmacy and we also have an eMar and scanner. Yes, it is much much easier than you describe. Back when our MARs were paper, we still wrote home meds on there... why the heck...
    Sep 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Pearson Vue: Bullies?
    Oh, my lord!!!!! Wooh, I laughed so hard... my body made weird noises :eek: Then I started thinking about the avatar you made (soooo long ago) for Fomiiiiiite!!!! and I lost it even more...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    I'm so sorry, Klone. Yes, someday, you too will find yourself being the Grand Prize for the lucky nurse that gets to have pancakes with you! Yesssssss... someday, they will print your face on...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    Oh, please stop! Maybe a wee bit arrogant of administration to even think anyone would be delighted to have breakfast with them... :cautious: They must not not realize we spend most of our time...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. PDN shot and killed
    Has anyone worked for a home health agency that utilized bodyguards on occasion? I think that it's justified, especially if the nurse is heading into a sketchy area. My husband used to get hired...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. Pearson Vue: Bullies?
    I'm GLAD they killed the PVT!!! Now, maybe... just maybe... we'll stop getting constant posts asking if it really works! :dead:
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Any other nurses with poor quality fingerprints?
    I do fingerprinting from time to time and it's part of my husband's business. People who do manual labor over many years are notoriously hard to read. Years of wearing down the prints, diabetic...
    Aug 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. 1 month into being a Med/Surg nurse. Help!
    WOW!!! What's this? A new nurse... overwhelmed... BUT IS WILLING TO HANG IN THERE AND NOT QUIT???? That's a breath of fresh air around here! Good for you to know you just gotta tough it out...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  14. Does anyone else have nursing nightmares while sleeping?
    Yep! I one had a dream where I worked a whole shift. That was it. It was truly like I had been working. I was distressed when I woke up because I felt like I had gotten no sleep! More often, I have...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  15. What do you carry with you/bring to work as a psych nurse?
    Yes, I do. I'm on a geri-psych unit and we get enough dressing changes, IV's and whatnot that carrying scissors and alcohol wipes is justified. I bring my own stethoscope and cuff because of all...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. At my wit's end...
    You've got some people "being stupid throughout the whole class". I'm not sure what you mean by this. If they are people who are not paying attention or putting forth effort to learn, well, it's...
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. What do you carry with you/bring to work as a psych nurse?
    Stethoscope, cuff, pulse-ox (kept on my COW) Bandage scissors, penlight, highlighter and pen in my pockets Gum, coffee and water Some days I come in and I have all the dang finger-sticks, alcohol...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. Divorce?
    I started nursing school as I was going through a nasty divorce. My ex had the kids with him most of the time so I could get through school and he paid me maintenance, which I hoarded into an...
    Aug 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. The dumbest thing you've ever heard...
    My brother-in-law (who's a wee bit slow): He was in the hospital recently and I have to tell you, I felt sorry for his nurses. Anyway, he complained to the nurse that his "kidneys hurt". The nurse...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. redirecting to old threads
    You made me choke on pizza.
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. New Grad/Hate My Job/Life is Miserable!
    Oh, that first year is brutal for most. You have to tough it out. That's the only way it gets easier. It's "trial-by-fire"... your abilities are being pushed to the extreme limit during new and...
    Jul 28
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. terrified about my new job
    I would also work on building a good rapport with the nurse on station 3.
    Jul 25
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. How long have you been at your current facility?
    Main job: 10 years in January. Seven as a tech and almost 3 as an RN. Other job: 1 year in September. I know you didn't ask about prior jobs, but... CNA in LTC: 11 years (left to be a STAHM,...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Student Nurse to CNA
    Even though they may say you need your certification, sometimes a hospital will accept a nursing student who has completed at least one clinical rotation. You can always call and ask if they do this.
    Jul 22
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Discouraged is an understatement! (CNA)
    Do not stay there. The culture of the workplace will not change. Your facility sounds a lot like the first nursing home I worked in. I left within a few weeks. I never forgot what I experienced...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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