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  1. The Ovarian Cancer Blues
    As an ovarian cancer survivor, I have felt some resentment towards the focus on breast cancer. My cynical thought is that breasts are sexy, internal organs are not. Any type of awareness and...
    Sep 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What's your Myers-Briggs personality type?
    I'm split between INFP/INTP. I'm another one of those people who can fake extroversion well but am mentally drained at the end of my shift. I work night shift on a med/Surg floor. I can definitely...
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Pt having a "friend" over for "special nursing care"
    Maybe I'm mean, but if you're well enough to have sex, you're well enough to go home.
    Aug 31
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. So Frustrated I Could Cry..
    Unanayeli, I wasn't trying to judge you, rather an employer that would even think that requiring such a sacrifice of his or her employees is morally acceptable. You had to make a difficult decision,...
    Aug 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. So Frustrated I Could Cry..
    You need to grow up if you think a job is more important than your family. I can only guess that you are young and have yet to truly contemplate your own mortality or that of those you hold dear. ...
    Aug 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. So Frustrated I Could Cry..
    How is that even possible? Any decent employer would ensure that, short of an unforeseen disaster, staff can have that time off. It also speaks volumes about the character of the nurse's coworkers....
    Aug 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Should I quit my job, sell my house and sail to Hawaii?
    Greatest thread in a long time!
    Aug 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Robin Williams RIP: Coping Mechanism?
    It may sound like hindsight , but I always suspected he could have bipolar disorder. His comedy could be so manic.
    Aug 12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. Violation of labor laws- looking up pts prior to clocking in
    I don't come in early and I almost always leave on time. I'm proactive and get things done as quickly and efficiently as possible and don't scramble to get things finished.
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Violation of labor laws- looking up pts prior to clocking in
    I'm shocked anyone wants to donate that kind of time to their employer. Even if I'm only looking up my patients, I'm getting paid for it.
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I really want to quit my job....
    Absolutely. I'm at the three year mark and I've been having the same thoughts off and on for a year. I work med/surg. I was fantasizing about just walking out last night. Just getting in my car...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. [Med/surg] What are top 5 drugs your floor uses?
    Great question! I think my top ten would have to be: dilaudid, morphine, zofran, heparin (sub Q), flagyl, Ancef, insulin (lantus and novolog), vancomycin, levaquin, metoprolol.
    Aug 5
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Do you ever contend with pesty ancillary staff?
    That is a really good idea and a huge time saver when it comes to correcting those critical values.
    Jul 31
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Do you ever contend with pesty ancillary staff?
    Most of the ancillary staff I work with are great. I work nights, so we all have to work together. I've had a phleb come and tell me how much urine he emptied out of a patient's urinal. Heck, I had...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!
    Karou, I can so relate. It doesn't happen too often anymore, but I got so sick of the "we were so busy, we couldn't do....." Every now and then, yes, that's how it goes. But weekly? You have more...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. What would help you love your job?
    Something else--I wish there were more of an effort to retain experienced Med Surg nurses. I know we're seen as feeder units for specialties, but we need experienced nurses too. Two of our most...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What would help you love your job?
    I just wish I could be a free charge nurse. I almost always have 3-6 patients. I do enjoy patient care, but I hate not being able to adequately help the rest of the staff. With so many new (a year...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Would you take a $3 hr pay decrease for better ratios and working conditions?
    It's a year's worth of mortgage payments for me. There's no way I'd take a pay cut on my current floor in order to get better ratios. Would I consider a job that pays less but makes me happy--yes,...
    Jun 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. charge nurse drama
    That's how I do things. I tell people when I first make assignments who is up for the first and second admit. After that, I go by who is caught up/who's patient load is harder. If i have to make...
    Jun 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. "No One Respects My Religious Beliefs"
    She sounds like a special snowflake. If it wasn't her religion, it would be some other excuse.
    Jun 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Is this a common attendace policy?
    That's horrible. I can't imagine my boss doing that even if it were policy. Way to kick her when she's down.
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. The Case For Job Hopping
    Because parents typically raise children the way they think best. If you're seeing an entire generation behave a certain way, you have to look at who made them that way. It doesn't solve the...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  23. The Case For Job Hopping
    A million times this. ^^^ I don't believe in job hopping, though I do believe in looking out for one's best interest. What drives me batty in these discussion is the attitude described above. ...
    Apr 23
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  24. ANCC certification help
    I'm planning on taking the ANCC exam to become Med-Surg certified. Since I've been out of school for three years now, I'd like a refresher course so I don't walk into the test blind. Has anyone...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  25. Would you be insulted by this?
    I wouldn't be insulted, but I wouldn't buy the shirt either. I don't pay to advertise for anyone. I have a real problem with buying a logo shirt of any kind.
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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