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  1. "I need to eat, I'm a diabetic!"
    OK, ready to be flamed. It is so very, very sad that a simple gripe (that did, to me, sound condescending, whether she meant it that way or not) by OP has been twisted and turned inside out. A...
    Nov 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Confused HS Student
    Definitely work on bringing up your grades. Get tutoring if possible, see your teachers for help, just do everything you can to raise your grades. Develop excellent study habits now because you...
    Nov 2
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. 21 Things you never mention at a hospital job interview
    What have you got against janitors? And, like it or not, we do have to be nice to staff, peers, pts, families, etc. if we are going to survive in today's jobs.
    Oct 27
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. HELP!!! how do I get better grades in nursing school?
    SSlamaster's advice is very good. Also, is there anything at home that might be hindering you? Any responsibilities for children, aged parents, etc.? Holding down a job? Anything else? If at all...
    Oct 27
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. Dealing With Death in the PICU
    God bless you, Julie. Maybe having a spiritual view helps. That is, I believe there are many things in this life that we simply are not meant to understand. I have learned to put my questions...
    Oct 27
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  6. Coworker forged my signature...
    It's actually not hard to imagine at all, sadly.
    Oct 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Coworker forged my signature...
    Maybe she is sleeping with, related to, or threatening the bosses. Or being used by bosses to get peers in trouble. Not sure what I'd do, but would consider involving HR, Management, even police....
    Oct 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Just a vent!!!
    Are they jealous? As for getting along with ancillary staff and that making you wrong to hire as an NP, it sounds nutty. chicken-counting, eggs hatching You'll find something. Best wishes
    Oct 26
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Is it normal to quit a job because the culture isn't welcoming?
    Chew toy? Coffee? Teamwork? Thanks for everything q 2 seconds? Oh, dear friend, dear newbie dreamer, I ache for you. you are so naive, so precious. maybe life won't beat you up too badly. Keep...
    Oct 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Is it normal to quit a job because the culture isn't welcoming?
    Do you thank the nurses for working? I don't know why you expect thanks for doing your job. That's why you get a check. You're not a child, just do your job. And there is a hierarchy. Respect...
    Oct 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Pt stable with a very low Bp?
    So how is the pt? What did you do?
    Oct 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Drug-seeking in prison?  Rx narcotics?
    The DEA has docs terrified to order pain Rx, even when justified. Neuropathy isn't visible on film. Darvon is gone, there's nothing between Tylenol and codeine (some are allergic to ultram, some...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  13. Drug-seeking in prison?  Rx narcotics?
    I have chronic pain. Mercifully, it does sometimes disappear (reach zero) for a spell.
    Oct 20
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  14. Drug-seeking in prison?  Rx narcotics?
    That sarcasm might get you shanked one of these days! Be careful. You might be making enemies unnecessarily. There are some innocent people in there, you know? If you don't feel genuine...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  15. God Hates Nurses Now
    Let the Office Manager know how the person who checked you in is, well, not so good with the spoken word. Then report the "disabled" cabbie to Disabiity authorities. Get his name via some sleuthing...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. mental health nursing vs medical social work?
    What's your background? Are you a nurse now? What is the employment outlook for each of these choices? You mention a pay difference - how much does each one average? Check the US Dept. of Labor's...
    Oct 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Little did she know, her life was about to change forever.
    please tell me she sued the one who had missed it. My precious mother's was missed, despite all the visits to her male GYN, her male internist, and her male Gastroenterologist. God lesson to all of...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Providing Patients with their legal medication
    You should not give away your ideas! I believe pharmacists dispense and nurses administer. Of course, some places make the night nurse in charge go to the night locker and get meds form it. I...
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. HR's mistake hurt my paycheck
    Wow, you don't pull any punches! The only thing is, her manager had already verified the renewal. So how come the manager didn't stand up for her?
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. HR's mistake hurt my paycheck
    We should renew as early as possible. Doing so does not, however, guarantee no trouble, as stated by a previous poster. OP, why did your manager send you home if she'd already verified your...
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. It's Already Gone On Long Enough
    I'm so sorry you and your family are having to go through this, Ruby Vee (and anyone else in similar situations). While I am a Christian, I guess the religious institutions are largely to "blame"...
    Aug 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Forcing Meds
    It's not homework. But suppose it was. Is that a problem?
    Jun 24
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. Benefits - I'm In Shock
    I guess I am comparing it to what physician employees of our university get. They start out with four weeks of vacation. Then they get 10 paid holidays (not coming out of their PTO bank. They do...
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Reception bell at a psych nurses station
    It will be removed by a pt, who will then use it as a weapon.
    Jun 22
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. Forcing Meds
    Do you ever force meds in Psych setting? Does pt have to be involuntary and have a guardian who consents to forcing? Does your facility/state require eval by and agreement of a 2nd...
    Jun 22
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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