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  1. The Infamous Cab-ulance
    Here we pay for the ambulance, free if you get hospitalised, but you have to present your discharge letter from the hosptal. Road accident, the car insurance pays, but you have to get a police...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Having a celebrity as a patient
    I took care of a former president, former prime minister, former chief justice, can't remember who else. Their privacy was sacred, no one allowed to visit except close family, and they hardly came so...
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  3. Shocking story of the day
    I wouldn't like to be your patient, that's certain!!! Also some of the other nurses after reading their comments!!! Never heard of aseptic methods????
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Did you keep your nursing books?
    Find someone who can use the books you don't want to keep. They could be helpful to someone who is short on money. I left mine on the ward library when I retired. i used them at work because I also...
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. An all time low for a new night shifter
    Looks like you're not made for night shift, some people aren't, including me. I just told them if they didn't put me off night shifts I should have to go. It helped,and I never worked nights again....
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Should a gay male LPN reveal his sexual orientation...
    Your sexual orientation or sex life is nobody's business, it's your private life, and if anyone asks you, tell them it's private, not public information. Also personal questions if you are married,...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. Being Naked Where I Work:  A Nurse With Cancer
    For me it's my second cancer, had thyroid cancer 25 years ago but didn't have to be naked except in the operating theatre. Now I had breast cancer so of course I was naked, but I was asleep before I...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. I almost made a stupid nursing mistake and now I can't stop thinking about it. Help!
    Very sensible of you to have it double checked and good for you and the patient. That's why certain medications have to be checked by another person, to prevent mistakes. And you did it by the rules....
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. For Those Considering A Career In Nursing
    Ruby, I've been in nursing since 1967, I'm retired now, but reading your article brought back memories of the good old days in my nursing career. I was never sorry I went to nursing school or worked...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Could I be the only reformed misfit in nursing school?
    I admire you. Wish you best of everything in your nursing career
    Jul 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Getting overpaid. Should I tell payroll?
    Twice in my 40 years'career I was overpaid, and twice I reported it to payroll as soon as I saw my pay check. If I hadn't, they'd either think I was too stupid to understand the pay slip, or...
    Jun 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Huge Wave of Baby-Boomers Retiring? Not So Fast!
    Glad to say I was born 1947, retired in 2005, and get a pension which is higher than what my pay was when i was working. I'm glad I'm retired and can do what I want, enjoy life. But.. I do know of a...
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Older nurses taking forever to computer chart
    You really make my blood boil after reading what you wrote!! You are so rude and arrogant!! For your information, I was the oldest nurse on the unit (I'm retired now), but I knew ( I still do) how...
    Jan 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. At what age did you decide on nursing?
    I was 17 when I went to nursing school, no university studies in those days. I finished my RN studies when I was 20 and worked till I retired at 58.5 (yes, early retirement!!!) Went for my Bachelor's...
    Jun 5, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. Help!  Dealing with Alzheimer's!
    I feel for you, I know what you're going through. My younger brother has advanced AD, he's only 61.He used to teach at the universities. He's going downhill like a free fall. He can't read or write...
    May 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Pregnant in Nursing School....
    When there's a will there's a way!!! Good for you. I'm verey glad for you and hope you inspire others to be like you
    Jan 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Why should I be a nurse if it's so awful?
    You have to find a place that is pleasant for you to work in, that you find interesting, that is a challenge. I worked in the same place for 38 years, we were like one big happy family, it was...
    Jan 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Having another nurse check insulin doses & other med Qs
    We double checked Insulin and Heparin, and did prevent errors, but I remember when with the double check there were errors too. Also double checked children's meds. Better be safe than sorry.
    Jan 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. The Patient Nurse
    I too was a patient at the hospital I worked in, and I think it made me a better nurse, I had more aptience than any other nurse.... I am a patient person, but I think being a patient puts one on the...
    Jan 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Please use some common sense on Facebook.
    There was an article in the papers some time ago about someone who criticised her boss on Facebook and got her dismissal notice through Facebook in return. She just didn't know her boss was on...
    Nov 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. The Daughter, The Patient, The Mother and The Woman
    You sound like a person with the right heart to be a nurse, a really true nurse and I think patients will ask for you to care for them, because you sound like you really care. I wish you success in...
    Aug 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How do you wear your hair for clinicals?
    I had very long hair when in nursing school, reached the back of my knees, did a pigtail and then made a knot with it, stuck some pins in, I was tidy all day long, no headaches or anything, and kept...
    Aug 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. The First Days of Nursing School by the Fall 2009ers!!!
    I wish all of you good luck and success in your new career.
    Aug 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. From the Other Side of the Bed Rails - When the Nurse Becomes the Patient
    I know what you mean and how you feel, I went through the same experience, not in blood, but had two major operations. I think that made me a more compassionate nurse and person, more tolerant to...
    Aug 20, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  25. I Passed!!!-Ever felt down about NCLEX You Must ReadThis!!!!!!!!!!!
    congratulations!! you did go through a lot to pass this exam! i am very glad for you, although i do not know you. i worked in nursing for 40 years, i am now retired, and i hope you enjoy nursing as...
    Apr 3, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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