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  1. New grad, first job on a busy med surg/telemetry floor and I LOST my cool
    good grief; emotions are what they are! we all have them, and they are what we say they are, just like pain to a patient. lvnursing_216 said good lord you people are mean and cruel! it's...
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Cathflow
    Does your hospital have a policy or have you ever let the Activase dwell in the catheter for longer than 2 hours? I received instruction at one point to let the Activase stay in the cath...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  3. 1st Nursing Cartoon caption contest - win $100
    Nurse: "I know they said the new doctor was a b**ch, but I didn't know they meant it literally..."
    Mar 5, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  4. Stereotyped...and not sure what I should do
    Don't know about you, but I feel the need to be able to trust those around me. What I do is too important to not have someone have my back; if your pt. crashes, you've forgotten something, you need...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  5. She actually said it! Yay for my instructor!
    I found that when I had something personally to relate to a disease process, such as knowing a family member, neighbor friend with the disease, it made it stick in my mind like cement. I'd write...
    Jan 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Sesame Street Breastfeeding: Moms Push To Bring Nursing Back To TV Show
    Wow. Really? Stargazer said "Sesame Street has a long tradition of addressing social issues, going back primarily to the 1980s. Sesame Street has addressed themes such as death, love, marriage,...
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Need to share my feelings
    ..... and CICA: I love the phrase you used, and use it often.... "His wife was lucky to have had him." Caretakers need to hear it and love to hear it. Use those words lavishly! They need to...
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Need to share my feelings
    KAW; I believe that we cross paths with people at certain times for specific reasons. Whatever the reason, be it for your gained perspective on your passion, his, to know there are people who...
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. How long did you stay at your 1st job?
    still here after 18 years, 9 months, and ...... however many days. same facility, different positions, "movin' on up." as pointed out here several times, unless you have extenuating circumstances...
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Sense of Dread....When Will It End?
    Awesome post, Babs. You made EXCELLENT points that we all need to remember. I've heard of housekeepers, etc. reporting to nurses about the patients, and were met with a much different response than...
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Sense of Dread....When Will It End?
    MattRNstudent; You said it very well when you said "I think that being self-conscious is natural for those of us who really want to be good nurses and provide the best patient care we can." ...
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. what are some things I can say I learned?
    "....the professor that told me i would never be a nurse because i am so shy and quiet..." This statement is bothersome to me. Not certain what the basis of her statement was? That you wouldn't...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I almost made a stupid nursing mistake and now I can't stop thinking about it. Help!
    Sabinacrn, Don't believe for a minute that nurses around you haven't had similar "near misses" or worse. That's all it was. Not to belittle the issue by any means. You sound like a great,...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. A Nursing Exemplar; One New Nurse's Experience
    I couldn't tell from your post if this event was current or was earlier in your career. Never lose that knowledge that you made a difference by treating your Ruthie with the same respect and...
    Apr 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Medical words that make you cringe.
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. OMG I PASSED 2nd time - I hope this will help others
    emerlindo congrats on your test! i'm an "old nurse" but still enjoyed and appreciated your tips and review! good job!
    Feb 2, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. Soul to Soul
    ....and if neither nursing or singing work for you, you could be a writer! You are a very talented person! I enjoyed your post tremendously! S
    Dec 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. On the Edge
    Dear Wannabe; NEVER, EVER, EVER forget all of these wonderful reasons why you want to be a great nurse, and follow through with all of them. You already have a good start down the path of...
    Feb 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Snow- at what point do you call out?
    After reading the replies here, I felt the need to clarify my earlier post (#70) especially now since no one wants to work with me...:sniff: (I just don't understand :confused:! I would think...
    Jan 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Snow- at what point do you call out?
    Nursinger; It should be noted in your evaluation! If you worked for me it would be! I suggest you drop a note or a subtle hint to your supervisor regarding the issue. Falls under the topic of...
    Dec 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Snow- at what point do you call out?
    Dear Nurseinlimbo; Thanks! I'm glad too!:yeah: samy
    Dec 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Snow- at what point do you call out?
    If someone wants to make it to work, they can make it to work safely. When my facility hears of a big snow storm prediction, they put up staff of any dept. and provide food, etc. There is a hotel...
    Dec 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. A Sister Never Forgets
    AmericanChai and CentexRN; I am struck by your strength and courage, and how you have used these attributes to tell your story. One of you funneled the adoration of a sibling and life's lessons...
    Oct 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
    Hi Purplelpn2; I am currently going for my BSN and have the opportunity to CLEP out of College Algebra. I was told to, first, be certain your particular institution accepts CLEP. Since your...
    Oct 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. "Momma, who are those children in my room?"
    With all due respect, are you saying you work with the dying and haven't experienced a situation such as described? It has nothing to do with "projecting personal beliefs." Perhaps it is a matter of...
    Aug 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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