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  1. Calling patients and/or co-workers "honey" or "hon"
    I don't mind if someone a lot older than me does it, but a younger twit would get some learnin' if they referred to me as such.
    Mar 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Nursing sucks
    Yeah everyone should stop complaining about horrible conditions and unrealistic expectations so things never get better and people keep burning out after a few years unless they have that magical,...
    Oct 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. MSN (not CNL) as a bedside nurse- thoughts?
    Was just about to made a thread about how a large hospital system in my area recently changed their requirements from "ADN required, BSN Preferred" to "BSN required, MSN preferred". Are they serious...
    Oct 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. What type of nursing do you want to specialize in?
    The kind where I get to wear business casual and make up rules for other people that I don't have to follow myself. Just kidding. Management is my kryptonite. I would rather stab myself in the...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. The simplest explanation of Obamacare
    Thanks for the video, very easy to understand and makes things a lot simpler. Love it.
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Taking away chairs from nursing station
    Sounds good when you look at just yourself, but when you consider the fact that there are older nurses or nurses with joint issues or whatever else, who may need a chair to sit on once every few...
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. Taking away chairs from nursing station
    This is a stupid idea made up and supported by stupid people. Not letting professionals who work for 12 hours sit down to document on a computer. Yeah, sounds so rational.
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. special treatment for patients/residents with demanding families
    Yes, this happens often. No, it is not right. It probably won't change because money and complaints rule healthcare.
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Need Advice... Nurse stealing non-narcotic medication
    Oh please. I will refrain from engaging in debate, but I honestly do not care if someone takes a tylenol because they have a splitting headache. :sarcastic: Or a zofran if they're about to vomit....
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Are you kidding?  benedryl???
    I was pretty skeptical but Melatonin puts me right to sleep and I doubt if anyone cares enough to test you for it.
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  11. Smokers need not apply?
    I really dislike smoking, however I cannot help but see the hypocrisy of not hiring smokers but hiring those who abuse alcohol, food, or various other substances equally as likely to have bad health...
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. Did I do the right thing?
    It can't do her much harm and could possibly benefit her so... no you're fine.
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Diagnoses you've seen?
    PITA Oh, wait.... :whistling:
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  14. Are nurses allowed to have facial piercings?
    I really dislike the idea that people base their opinion of "professional" on whether someone has a tattoo or piercing but that is the way of the world. Especially among the older crowd (who tend to...
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Words of wisdom for a new grad starting in the ICU?
    Cannot stress enough about being OCD with your lines. Label, label, label. And check everything that goes in or comes out of your patient any time other people have been in there without your...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. Does Nursing School=No Life Literally?
    To be completely honest, I didn't study much in nursing school, or for the NCLEX and I did well in both (and passed the first time around). But, I've always been really good at retaining information...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. 80% BSN staffing by 2020
    Please, if you want people to respect the BSN, add something valuable to it beyond the fluffy, self-deceiving, delusional ego stroking it tries to pass off as something valuable. There is a reason...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Documenting for another nurse?
    This reminds me of the days when I "supervised" my LPN supervisor in a SNF. She had about 35 years of experience, I had 2 weeks. :roflmao:
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How to be  confident without appearing arrogant
    Easy way to tell if you're being arrogant v. confident: you consider yourself to be special, talented, and amazing but have no hard evidence to back that up. The opinions of people who are obligated...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  20. Fictitious Elderly Patient with MRSA
    Yeah, assistance is one thing. Expecting other people to do the legwork is something else. Not that I see anyone doing that here, which is good. The fact that the OP has 1 post and it is asking for...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. Family is trying to kill me!
    No I haven't read your post and my post wasn't aimed at you in particular, it was a general statement of my ethical and moral disgust at people who declaw cats. You are free to disagree and do as you...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. I just wanted to SCREAM
    Call me whatever you want, but I don't let people get away with disrespecting me with the tired old "oh he's/she's a doctor/admin/jesus-reborn" excuse. Unless you are dying of pain, confused, or old...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Is nursing as bad as some say???
    "Obamacare" will ruin nursing forever? For the rest of time? With what, its evil powers of devilry? Where could you have gotten that idea from? Wait, don't answer that.
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Family is trying to kill me!
    I intensely dislike people who declaw cats as well as demand they don't touch or play with anything in the house. GO GET A FISH! They've got no business owning cats. They clearly cannot appreciate...
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. Could Obamacare cause a shortage in nursing again
    One can only hope. Looking at the state of new grads. :no:
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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