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  1. Being an individual
    Had we always been color coded of course there'd be no issue. If I'd been hired with Purple as my dress code I'd never blinked an eye. There's something about telling me how I need to look and...
    Apr 1
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  2. Get off the phone
    It's just a simple slide to incivility. Ignoring anybody standing and waiting for you for anything, is just plain rude. Unless there's an emergency, all my patients have an order. It's not...
    Apr 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Being an individual
    I though of this a long time, because on the face of things it makes so much sense. I immediately dismissed the attorney and banker as there is no definite carved in stone color mandate. Suits...
    Apr 1
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  4. My ER Rant
    It used to be, before single dose cups, the parent got the whole bottle of Tylenol to take home with them. That way they didn't have to buy it after leaving the ER. It's OTC so Medicaid won't pay....
    Mar 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Help! I look young!
    If the OP had posted "I'm too pretty", every single successive post would blast it. I, like nightnurse, don't see a lot a daylight between the two sentiments.
    Mar 30
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. first RN paycheck?
    I don't remember what I did with it, but I remember being relieved that I could pay my bills.
    Mar 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Working the same unit you were once hospitalized (psych)
    I think it would be awkward too. I also find it puzzling why a nurse would want to work on a psych unit where they were a patient.
    Mar 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Of your patient load..
    Same here. It used to be the same 70-90 yr old patients week after week. They made up 80-90% of our census. I too have noticed the increase in 50-60 year olds. This winter for the first time,...
    Mar 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Being an individual
    There won't be job interviews, there will be auditions. The applicants will be required to appear in "costume" and interact with a "patient" from a script.
    Mar 28
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  10. Most surprising/shocking/interesting thing you've seen
    Out here in the boonies we don't get much that is surprising or shocking. The one patient that I remember most weighed 650-700 lbs. I can see that room in my mind as clearly as I see this...
    Mar 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Thanks for the support and opposition
    I think your ability to withstand opposing viewpoints increases the longer you post. Kind of like growing a callous. I once posted a question that really wasn't a question. I was absolutely...
    Mar 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nurses forced to work as aides
    I never mind being the CNA, but as one who sometimes gets floated to an area I don't like, I understand the "I didn't sign up for this" thinking. I don't like the idea that we can be plugged into...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. Being an individual
    Colors are mandated where I work. Slowly every other form of outward individual expression is being suppressed. Our shared governance committee is now looking at one to two brands of shoes that...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  14. Unwanted transition
    As in all things, it's where you're standing when you look at the situation. Emergent sees the situation exactly as I would. If I returned from a leave to find my job given to my temp replacement,...
    Mar 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Returning to the bedside..not such a good idea afterall
    There will be a swing back to sanity in nursing. It's just not going to happen soon enough for me. The current atmosphere is just not sustainable. There are no CNAs because they all want to be...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. Night Shift Group Hug =)
    I work my three understaffed and overworked. That's the reality of nights. I won't volunteer for anything more. I don't answer the phone. My compassion for my fellow nurse is trumped by my...
    Mar 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Why Failing Med Students Don't Get Failing Grades ...
    Several of our young nurses continued to NP directly after receiving their nursing license. Their clinical experience was gained while taking their NP courses. That's if they were employed as...
    Mar 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Stubborn Pay Gap Is Found in Nursing: Male nurses make $5,100 more/yr
    Almost exclusively, the male nurses where I work gravitate toward the higher acuity areas. Middle management, ICU, and ER. They even prefer surgery over bedside. That would explain an overall wage...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. To tell or not to tell!
    Funny, but snarky. I gave your post a like because it made me laugh. And if I were honest, I thought most of what you posted, but kept it to myself.
    Mar 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Unfrickenbelievable!
    It's a relief to discover I'm not too old and jaded to be shocked by something. Five years!
    Mar 24
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  21. The Fat One
    Being called fat wouldn't bother me. It's as descriptive as saying I'm old, or gray, or wrinkled. I don't consider any of those offensive either. I wouldn't use the term fat to describe someone...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  22. What is your average amount of shift cancellations
    It's almost like construction where I work, except opposite. Overtime in the winter, slow time in the summer. It's usual to lose one day a pay period in the summer. Two days a month.
    Mar 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. To tell or not to tell!
    They always know. Always. Do not ever report your fellow worker with the illusion that you'll be anonymous. Don't think that if you report your fellow nurses that your job will be salvageable,...
    Mar 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Being an individual
    The funny thing about expressing your individuality with fashion, is people might start to thing you are what you look like. We had a very smart, very accomplished SCU RN who dyed her hair purple...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  25. Not getting charge nurse position
    The best advice in the world. I don't see how I could do it though. I'd probably have to transfer, go part time, or move on. I simply couldn't live through that kind of injustice. I always...
    Mar 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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