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  1. Mourning
    You've been out of nursing school for a year. People always say that the learning starts after graduation, which has some truth. The "emotional" learning takes place after graduation, too. There...
    Sep 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. MEN, dont come into nursing
    I love it that more men are choosing nursing as a career. Diversity makes for a healthier "whole", and that's a fact, not a Paxil-Ativan fueled delusion....
    Sep 14
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  3. fairly new grad in private-duty nursing, question about orientation
    Hi Flatlander - my experience was that I took a two-hour vent class and supposedly a 2 hour orientation but the agency didn't seem to have a different orientation option depending on the nurse's...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. Warning----Fashionista in the House
    Hahahaha! I think hospital gowns have to be godawful...it's like a law or something!
    Sep 13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  5. First full week done!!!
    Sounds like you're off to a great start! Your attitude of doing what you need to do to succeed even if your teachers aren't the best will serve you well throughout nursing school! Best wishes for...
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Purposeless Ranting just to make myself feel better for a second.
    First off, I totally hear the rant and understand. Second.. Wow, you have so much to be proud of!!! Forget about the comparison game. I know it sounds old-fashioned but it is pointless and...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. nursing shortage
    I hope a nursing shortage does recur if only because it will mean so much new talent (and yeah even rainbows and unicorns idealism) won't be wasted as it is now and we won't have to read any more...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  8. nursing shortage
    I'll preface by saying I think anyone and everyone who can earn their BSN no matter what stage their career is in should do it. Simple self-preservation is the reasoning there. I think the...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. Re-introduction
    Hey Donster, welcome back! Congratulations on officially "tying the knot" too!
    Sep 10
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  10. Oh you're a Nursing student?
    The IOM report is a biased report whose conclusions were made before they started. There are some good points in it, but the point of it is basically to promote BSN entry-to-practice and...
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    No, you shouldn't be forced to go back to school when retirement is right around the corner and be expected to foot the bill yourself. Nobody has the right to tell you that some dollar number of...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. Oh you're a Nursing student?
    I think it's a good idea to explain briefly. There's a pretty good chance they won't believe you anyway. There's a really funny Youtube video about that. We're not supposed to link to outside...
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. When being a patient...
    I don't ever say anything but it seems like I give myself away describing symptoms as I slip into medical jargon without quite realizing it. It gets the point across so very much more...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. ANA petitions Feds (educ. funding) for 1.1 million more RN's within 8 yrs.
    The ANA/union issue is really murky now mostly over the issue of nurse-patient ratios. The ANA is against ratios for reasons I never really understood. A number of state affiliates have broken away...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. rainbows and unicorns
    One of my private duty (vent-dependent) adult patients had married and moved out of her parents house. I had last worked a Friday evening shift and arrived on a Sunday morning to find her dressed in...
    Sep 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. ANA petitions Feds (educ. funding) for 1.1 million more RN's within 8 yrs.
    That new grads are facing difficulties being hired isn't disputed. The most the AACN could do about this report by Annalyn Kurtz of CNNMoney . . . For nursing jobs, new grads need not apply ....
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. ANA petitions Feds (educ. funding) for 1.1 million more RN's within 8 yrs.
    This is a point that you will never see out in the open because the ANA/AACN lobbyists do their level best to snow politicians and journalists. They are quite successful at it overall. Not only do...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Anxiety
    Lots of nurses have anxiety to one degree or another. It can range from mild butterflies to crippling anxiety that prevents a person from performing their duties at work. Simply "having anxiety"...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  19. You know what makes me a crusty old bat? Need variety nurses in AN cartoons
    I've been AWOL on AN for a week and this is the first thread I see! Rock on Guttercat! Wooh I seriously would love it if you could do some of the cartoons. There are a lot of us with the same...
    Sep 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nurses with worse spelling than mine are laughable.
    Mine too! Although as I get older the constant :hdvwl: involved in trying to explain why "I couldn't care less" is the correct way to say it is taking a greater toll as the years roll by so I...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Nurses with worse spelling than mine are laughable.
    Nooooooooooooo! If someone uses d lower-case d to say "the" n the lower-case n to say "and" and dat for that I will make sure the ghost of my 7th grade English teacher Miss Webster will haunt you...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Starting to find some aspects degrading
    I have never felt degraded by nursing but I do think that tying patient satisfaction scores to reimbursements is a can of worms that has lots of potential for bad stuff to happen. I'm not an expert...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. The nurse you dread working after
    nekozuki - great post - I agree with every word. :up:
    Aug 23
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
    It does happen. It seems to happen no matter what someone writes. Sometimes I'm truly surprised at how much pretzel-twisting someone would have to do to see something negative in certain posts, but...
    Aug 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    OK, I just have to ask.... what are we supposed to Google?
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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